3 Days Masai Mara Safari Itinerary Kenya: Wildlife & Games Drives

Safari Overview – 3 Days Masai Mara Safari Kenya, Kenya safaris and holidays ( Maasai Mara safari package) offers short but thrilling safaris into Kenya to Masai Mara national park carrying out exciting game drives and the balloon ride over Masai Mara National Park.

masai mara national reserve

masai mara national reserve

3 Days Masai Mara Safari tour Kenya covers Masai people tour. The Maasai people are cattle keepers and they practice nomad pastoralists which is part of their tradition. Masai Mara is a magnificent home to a variety of wildlife and it’s visited by many tourists who drop to Africa for the tour.  The reserve is blessed with golden grassland plains pocked with acacia, plenty of wildlife like the wildebeests that migrates between the month of October to November, zebras, lions, and jackals to list the few. We bring you an amazing 3 Days Maasai Mara Safari Kenya.

Brief Itinerary – 3 Days Masai Mara Safari tour Kenya

  • Day 1: Depart Nairobi for Maasai Mara and Afternoon Game Drive:
  • Day 2: Game Drive and/or Balloon Ride
  • Day 3: Return to Nairobi with Maasai Village en route.

What is included

  • Transport- tour vehicle, fuel, and driver
  • Full board accommodation for the nights
  • Entrance fees.
  • All activities.
  • Bottled drinking water

What is not included

  • Visas
  • Air ticket
  • Personal expenses.
  • Cost for anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary.

Detailed Itinerary – 3 Days Maasai Mara Safari Kenya

Day 1: Depart Nairobi for Masai Mara and Afternoon Game Drive:

On this 3 Days Maasai Mara tour of Kenya, the Jewel Safari guide will meet you in your hotel in Nairobi; after a short briefing, you will depart in our Safari vehicle for Masai Mara National Reserve.

Arrival time will be around lunchtime and after checking into your hotel, you will be served lunch. After lunch, your guide will take you on an afternoon Game Drive, which lasts 3 or 4 hours.  Masai Mara is famous for the cats; lions, cheetahs, leopards are all present in the Park and there are many of them to see.  In addition, Masai Mara does have dozens of mammals to view, such as the zebra, elephant, buffalo, various antelopes as well as warthogs, wildebeests, eland, and hundreds of bird species.

After the game drive, you will be returned to your hotel for dinner and a good night’s sleep.

Day 2: Game Drive and/or Balloon Ride

Wildlife in masai mara national reserve

Wildlife in Masai mara national reserve

After breakfast in your hotel, you will either go for a morning Game Drive or a Balloon Ride.

The Balloon Ride is a totally different perspective; seeing the wildlife roaming the plains of Masai Mara, with a bird’s eye view can be quite extraordinary.

Return to the hotel for lunch and a little relaxation.

After lunch, another Game Drive and/or Balloon Ride to further explore Masa Mara and the wildlife viewing opportunities therein.

Return to your hotel for dinner.

Day 3: Return to Nairobi with Masai Village en route.

On the last day of this 3 Days Masai Mara Safari Kenya, after Breakfast, you will depart Masai Mara for Nairobi.  En route, you will stop at a Masai Settlement to encounter one of the last traditional tribes in Africa.  The Masai are herders as well as hunters and gatherers; living as they have for centuries.

Lunch will be en route, either in Narok town or one of the many towns off the road.  Here you will be taken to a local Kenyan restaurant to experience some traditional food.

After lunch you will continue your drive back to Nairobi, arriving in the late afternoon.

End of the 3 Days Masai Mara Safari Itinerary Kenya: Wildlife & Games Drives

Maasai Mara National Park Kenya – Information

This is the most famous and most visited of the Wildlife Parks in Kenya; 270 km from Nairobi (4-5 hours by road).  Here in Masai Mara one can find large numbers of Masai Lions, African Leopards, and Tanzanian Cheetahs; the biggest spectacle in East Africa also takes place here….the Wildebeest Migration to and from the Serengeti (Tanzania) from July to October.

Masai Mara is located in the Southwest of Kenya, combined with the Serengeti is the most spectacular game-viewing Eco-systems in the world.  The Reserve stretches 1,510 square kilometers.  Here there are over 95 species of mammals and almost 600 species of birds.

Accommodation Options

 1. The Governor’s Camp


The Governor’s Camp has provided overnight accommodation for over a century.  It is nestled in the forest along the winding banks of the Mara River.  The River itself is alive with hippos, crocodiles, and many bird species.

The Governor's Camp

The Governor’s Camp

The accommodation is in well-appointed luxury tents, all viewing either the Masa River or the plains of Masa Mara; animals are in plenty day and night in this area of Masa Mara National Park.


  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Hot and Cold Running Water
  • Flush Toilets
  • Bar with Viewing Deck
  • Dining Tent overlooking the Plains of Masa Mara.

2. Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

This popular Safari Lodge is situated on the Oloololo escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, with spectacular views of the open plains of the Masa Mara.  The accommodation is in Safari Tents, each with a private bathroom, shower, and terrace.  The food is Pan-African cuisine.

Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp is a popular safari lodge, situated on the spur of the Oloololo escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, with spectacular views across the open plains of the Maasai Mara National Reserve with its many wild animals.

3.  Mara Safari Club

The Mara Safari Club is considered the finest accommodation in the Masa Mara National Park.  The property is surrounded on 3 sides by the Mara River, the main Lodge is in the center of the camp, with an indoor restaurant, bar, library.  Off the dek, is a swimming pool with another bar and private massage tents.

Mara Safari Club

Mara Safari Club

The accommodation is in luxury tents, each with 4 poster beds, private bathrooms, as well as outdoor showers.  Each tent is equipped with a veranda for wildlife viewing.


  • Wifi
  • Indoor and Outdoor Restaurants and Bars
  • Swimming Pool
  • Champagne breakfasts

4. Mara Explorer Camp

This accommodation is a budget alternative for adventure travelers; offering basic camping to cottages.  There are hot showers offered, a bar and a restaurant.  The power is Solar and is an option for those traveling with pets.

The Camp is 3 kilometers outside the Sekenani Gate of Masa Mara National Reserve, 300 meters from the main road.


  • Campsite with hot showers
  • Bar and Restaurant
  • Solar power