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3-Day Masai Mara and Lake Naivasha - Private safari

3 Ratings
  • E-Ticket
  • Day Trip
  • Group Tour
  • Pickup Service
  • 72 hr

Discover the Masai Mara National Reserve on a 3-day private tour from Nairobi with transfers from the city’s hotels and airport. Go deep into the African plains and set out on daily game drives across the park. Ideal safari for first-time safari-goers. All the Big five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino are here with many mammals and birds in this Masai Mara plain. Watch for the animals that emerge at dusk, see hippos and crocodiles along the banks of the Mara River, see the park’s stunning ‘Great Migration'.  This tour is private (only you and our guide). Accommodation: based on tour option chosen at time of booking (standard, superior, luxury) Transport: based on tour option chosen at time of booking (minivan or jeep 4x4) Possible extra activities: • hot air balloon ride in Masai Mara • visit of maasai community • Lake Naivasha and Crescent Island, boat ride and walking tour

Itinerary Details

Day 1: Nairobi - Masai Mara National Reserve

Pass By: Nairobi National Park, Langata Road, Nairobi Kenya
Pick up from your place either airport or your hotel in Nairobi at 07:30am and after a short briefing and all the formalities depart (260km) to Masai Mara via the view-point of the western Great Rift Valley

Stop At: The Great Rift Valley View Point, B 3, Kenya
short stop for pictures
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Narok 00100 Kenya
Your journey deepens into the Masai plains, arriving for check-in and lunch at the camp / lodge at 2:00pm. You will start the first introduction game drive at 4pm tracking various animal species and birds which inhabit here. Your guide will spot wildlife and provide details of their behavior and way of life. Back to the camp / lodge at 06:30pm. Hot shower, dinner and overnight at the camp / lodge.
Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Standard: Enkorok Mara Camp, Explore Nature Mara Lodge
Superior: Mara Sopa Lodge
Luxury: Keekorok Lodge, Sarova Mara

Day 2: Masai Mara National Reserve

Stop At: Balloon Safaris Limited, Kenya
This day you have an option to start with hot air balloon ride. A great opportunity to explore Masai Mara from a bird's eye view. Pickup time for this activity is 5:30am from your camp / lodge in Masai Mara. The cost is 425 USD p/p. The ride lasts 1 hr, your guide comes to meet you after the ride and you continue with game drive in the park.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Narok 00100 Kenya
In case you are not going for balloon ride your day starts with the breakfast at the camp / lodge and by 7:00am you'll leave for extensive game drive. Today you we will try to see all the Big 5 (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant). The landscape here is scenic Savannah grassland on rolling hills. The reserve is the best park for game in Kenya as it has an extensive road and track network which allows for viewing and photography. Hot shower, dinner and overnight at the camp / lodge. 
Duration: 1 day

Stop At: Mara River, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00200 Kenya
A game drive to Mara river which is point of Migration and point to spot the crocodiles and hippopotamus is always emphasized by our guides. Break for your lunch and rest at the river
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Standard: Enkorok Mara Camp, Explore Nature Mara Lodge
Superior: Mara Sopa Lodge
Luxury: Keekorok Lodge, Sarova Mara

Day 3: Masai Mara - Lake Naivasha (option) - Nairobi

Stop At: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Narok 00100 Kenya
Early breakfast and check out from the camp / lodge at 07:00am with game drive en route while we exit the park (in case you stayed in the park). Your lunch is served in Narok town at 12pm. There will be the store where you can buy some souvenirs to remind you of a great holiday in Mara. Back to Nairobi late afternoon. Drop off at the airport or your hotel / accommodation in Nairobi
Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Oloolaimutia Primary School, Kenya
You have an option to visit the Maasai village before we leave to Nairobi. Note gratuities are given to maasai people when you visit their village (approx 15 USD p/p).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lake Naivasha, Naivasha Kenya
You have an option to visit Lake Naivasha at 3:30pm on our way back to Nairobi. The boat ride usually takes 1 hr but it might be extanded if you decide to walk on Crescent Island. Note gratuities are given to the boat drivers when you visit the lake (~ 25 USD p/p).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Crescent Island Game Park, Naivasha Bottom Road, Naivasha 20117 Kenya
You have an option to walk on Crescent Island while you have a boat ride at Lake Naivasha. Note gratuities are given to the boat drivers when you visit the island (~ 30 USD p/p).
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.