3 Days Masai Mara safari itinerary Kenya: wildlife & gamedrives

Safari Overview – This 3 days Maasai Mara Safari Kenya, Kenya safaris and holidays offers a short but thrilling safari into Kenya to Masai Mara National Reserve to carry out exciting game drives and the balloon ride over Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Brief itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Masai Mara
Day 2: Full day in Masai Mara
Day 3: Return to Nairobi

Day 1: Nairobi > Masai Mara. Depart Nairobi in the morning for a journey south through the floor of the Great Rift Valley. Picnic lunch at Narok. Arrive Mara for late afternoon game viewing en-route. Early evening game drive is taken. Dinner and overnight at budget tent or lodge depended from what you have booked.

Day 2: Full day Mara.  The day starts with a breakfast at the campsite or lodge according to what you have booked,  collects packed picnic lunch boxes. Leave the campsite / lodge ready for a full day gamedrive across Masai Mara game reserve which is a savanna grassland allowing spotting of animals at a far distance. Enjoy several encounters of the Big Five and big cats lions, leopard and cheetah, zebras, wildebeest, giraffes, antelopes. gazelles, hyena, baboons, monkeys, hippos and crocodiles at Mara River. Break for picnic lunch in the wilderness and continue with search of wild animals till late afternoon. Exit the game reserve and drive to the campsite for an optional activity, dinner, bonfire and overnight.

Day 3: Masai Mara> Nairobi. Early morning, before breakfast, take a cup of tea or coffee and proceed for the final game drive in Masai mara game reserve. Track the big cats returning from the hunt of the nocturnal animals. Enjoy their hunting skill while the prey is grazing in open savanna grassland. Witness the sunrise and take great photos with the sun and wild animals. Full Breakfast, check out, and leave Masai Mara game reserve for Nairobi. A stopover for hot lunch, upon arrival we will drop you at your Nairobi accommodation or if requested at the airport.

masai mara national reserve

Accommodation is booked in accordance with your preferences and depending on your budget and availability. 

Package includes:

  • Transport in safari vehicle
  • All meals included till dinner 
  • Entrance fees.
  • Accommodation as agreed 
  • Bottled drinking water in the car

Package excludes

  • Visa
  • balloon ride
  • Personal expenses.
  • Cost for anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary