3-Day Safari to Discover the Big Five in Masai Mara

Tour Overview

Welcome to the adventure of a lifetime! Our 3-Day Masai Mara Big Five Safari is designed for those seeking a quick yet immersive experience in one of Africa’s most iconic wildlife reserves. Imagine yourself amidst the golden savannahs, spotting the majestic Big Five, and staying in the Mara Sopa Lodge, where every moment is a perfect blend of comfort and adventure. This safari is ideal for travelers looking to escape the hustle and bustle and connect with nature in the heart of Kenya’s wilderness. Our package is customizable. You can choose to add more days and destinations, change accommodation to suit your style and taste, and upgrade transport to the Masai Mara by flying in and out, or opt for a combination of flying one way and traveling overland the other.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Afternoon Game Drive

 

Upon arrival at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you’ll be greeted by our friendly representative. We recommend booking a flight that arrives in the morning; otherwise, an overnight stay in Nairobi can be arranged at an extra cost. You’ll then transfer by road to the Masai Mara, a journey of approximately 5-6 hours that offers a scenic view of Kenya’s countryside. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the charming Mara Sopa Lodge. After check-in and a delightful lunch with panoramic views of the Mara, you’ll embark on your first thrilling game drive. This afternoon, you’ll have the chance to spot the Big Five: lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinos. As the sun sets, return to the lodge for a sumptuous dinner and unwind by the campfire, sharing stories of your day’s adventures.

Day 2: Full Day Game Drive in the Mara Triangle

Day two starts with an early wake-up call for a full day of exploration in the Mara Triangle, renowned for offering the best wildlife viewing opportunities within the Masai Mara National Reserve. After a hearty breakfast, you’ll set out for a full-day game drive with a picnic lunch packed. The Mara Triangle is known for its high concentration of wildlife, including the Big Five, and its stunning landscapes. As you traverse this beautiful region, your knowledgeable guide will provide insights into the behaviors and habitats of the animals you encounter. Enjoy your picnic lunch amidst the wild, surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Mara. This full-day adventure offers ample opportunities to witness dramatic wildlife interactions and take incredible photographs. As the day winds down, you will return to Mara Sopa Lodge in the late afternoon. Enjoy a delightful dinner and perhaps share your day’s experiences by the campfire, soaking in the ambiance of the African night.

Day 3: Morning Game Drive and Optional Activities

On your final day, rise early for a last game drive to catch any wildlife you might have missed and leave the park before 10.00 am.

 If you choose to do the hot air balloon safari, you’ll depart very early in the morning for this extraordinary experience. After landing, you’ll be treated to a complimentary bush breakfast, adding a touch of luxury to your adventure. Following this, or after your morning game drive, return to the lodge for a hearty farewell breakfast. You also have the option to visit a Masai village for $30 per adult to learn about the Maasai culture and way of life. After breakfast, you will have an en-route game drive as you leave the park, giving you one last chance to soak in the beauty of the Mara. Pack up and prepare for departure, transferring by road back to Nairobi, a 5-6 hour journey. Remember to consider this travel time when booking your departure flight from Nairobi.

Highlights

This safari promises exceptional Big Five sightings and luxurious accommodation at Mara Sopa Lodge. Enjoy gourmet dining, including a bush breakfast, and engage with the Maasai community through cultural performances. The scenic overland transfers provide a unique perspective of Kenya’s landscapes.

Pricing Information

Our rates are per person sharing unless stated otherwise. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single and festive season  supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Summary

Our 3-Day Masai Mara Big Five Safari offers a perfect snapshot of the wild beauty of Kenya. With expertly guided game drives, and accommodation at Mara Sopa Lodge or Similar, this safari promises an unforgettable adventure. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time safari-goer, this package delivers a thrilling, hassle-free journey into the heart of Africa’s wilderness.

Pricing

Package Pricing

Start DatesPrice per Adult sharing
July 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024$1,625
January 1, 2025 – June 30, 2025$1,230
July 1, 2025 – December 31, 2025$1,720
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01. Find The Ideal Safari

Choose your ideal destinations, accommodations, and activities based on your budget and preferences.

02. Pay Deposit

Secure the Safari by depositing the required amount through available payment methods.

03. Confirmation

Our team meticulously organizes the Safari and confirms the final itinerary and plans with you.

04. Travel & Enjoy the Safari

Embark on your journey, following the planned itinerary for a memorable Safari experience.
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