This 3 days Masai Mara Safari is the best package for anyone who can only get a short amount of time for a safari tour in Kenya or those who have a limited budget. The 3 days safari in Masai Mara starts and ends at Nairobi where you can be picked up straight from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport if you have got an early arrival. You can also be picked up from your hotel within the Nairobi Central Business district and the city’s environs.

It is a road safari so you will be driving through the highway that leads to Lake Nakuru and Naivasha then branch towards Narok in the Great Rift Valley; the home of the world famous Masai tribe. Safari to Masai Mara National Reserve Can be done in a regular safari van or a 4×4 Land cruiser depending on your preferences and Budget. Please let us know what you prefer.

3-day Masai Mara safari outline

Day 1 – Pick up from Nairobi, transfer via Narok to the Masai Mara Game reserve

Day 2 – Full day safari in Masai Mara, or morning and afternoon game drives with a break for lunch.

Day 3 – Morning safari in Masai Mara, on your way out of the park. Transfer back to Nairobi.

The Masai Mara Game Reserve at a glance ( 3 Days Masai Mara Safari )

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Zebras and Wildebeests grazing in Masai Mara

Maasai Mara National Reserve is arguably the most famous and most celebrated game reserve in Africa; an area of preserved savannah wilderness in southwestern Kenya, bordering Tanzania. Masai Mara Game Reserve is famous for many animal species that include lions, giraffes, leopards, cheetahs, buffalos, elephants, zebras, hyenas and hippos.

Masai Mara’s landscape has grassy plains and rolling hills and the area has beautiful panorama especially after the rains season when vegetation is green and beautiful.  The Wildebeest herds in Masai Mara traverse its plains during their annual migration and the river crossings happen at the Mara and Talek rivers.

The best time for the 3 Days Masai Mara Safari in Kenya

This 3-day safari in Masai Mara can be taken any time of the year if you like, but the best time to visit Masai Mara is July to end of September which is the dry season in Kenya but also it coincides with the Great Wildlife Migration.

December to March is also good time to visit Masai mara and therefore good time to go o this 3-day safari in Masai Mara. April and May be the long rains season and therefore not the best time to visit Masai Mara but you can take advantage of the lowest lodge rates in those two months.

Masai Mara Wildebeests Migration Season

Masai Mara is famous for the annual wildebeests migration also referred to as the Great Migration, which has been recognised as one of the 7 wonders of the world. The best wildlife spectacle on earth, Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration sees more than 1.5 million herds of wildebeests accompanied by thousands of Zebras and thompson gazelles roam the wilderness covering thousands of kilometers from Southern Serengeti in Tanzania and ultimately covering the crocodile infested waters of Mara River.

3 Days Masai Mara Safari and more..

This same Masai Mara Safari can be extended to up to 4 or 5 days depending on your preference and wishes. Please let us know by email and we shall get back to you as soon as possible with the best safari price. Check out our 4 Days Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru National Park.

The price for the safari is on request and it depends on which accommodations that you choose to use. You can stay at Standard luxury, Deluxe/Top end lodges or tented camps, or cheaper mid range lodging or even do the tour staying at budget lodges or tented camps available.

Get in touch with our travel experts for free advice on Kenya safaris and tours or on this particular 03 Days Masai Mara Safari!

Additional information

Duration3 Days
LocationMasai Mara National Reserve
PhysicalityLong Drive

3 days Masai Mara Safari Itinerary

Day 1

Nairobi - Masai Mara

On the first day of your safari you will be picked from your Nairobi hotel and embark on your journey to Masai Mara, about 3.5 hours drive. You will have a brief stop at the Rift Valley Viewpoint before where you will be treated by stunning sights of the Great Rift Valley below as well as the Mountains, Susswa and Longonot on the horizon. We will then continue with our drive until Mai Mahiu where you also have a brief stop (if you wish to see the hot springs). We drive further via Narok town and enter Masai Mara with game drives en route and arrive in time for lunch at the lodge/Camp. After lunch we will continue with game drives in Masai Mara in search of the big cats as well as other big game animals. Masai Mara is famous for the Great Wildebeests Migration but also for an amazing concentration of animals and birds species that can be spotted all year round. Overnight at Zebra Plains Mara Camp. Lunch and dinner included.

(Other middle class/cheaper accommodation or even more deluxe/luxurious options can be included depending on your preference and budget).

Day 2

Safari in Masai Mara Game Reserve

We wake up in the Masai Mara Plains so we can choose to go for an early morning game drive to see the nocturnal predators retire from a night out as well as the plain game animals wake up for a new dawn. (If you wish). After breakfast we then go back for a full day of game drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve. Among the animals we expect to spot includes all the big cats, cheetah, lion, and leopards as well as elephants, giraffes, zebras, impalas, dik diks, and of course the wildebeests. Apart from the resident wildebeests and depending on the time of travel we expect also to witness the annual Migration herds and if lucky we might witness the spectacular crossing of River Mara. In the late afternoon we will return to the lodge/camp for dinner and overnight. Overnight at Zebra Plains Mara Camp. All meals included.

Day 3

Masai Mara – Back to Nairobi

This day also we can go for an early morning game drives if you wish then drive back to the lodge/camp for breakfast. Alternatively after breakfast we will go for a morning game drive on our way out of the Game Reserve as we drive back to Nairobi City where the safari starts and ends. Breakfast and Picnic Lunch included. 

If you are on a fly in safari to Masai Mara, then you will be transferred to the nearest Airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi or Mombasa. 

End of your tour.

This package can be customized with midrange , standard luxury or top luxury lodges and tented camps depending on your preference and budget. Get in touch with our safari experts for free advice on how to make the most of your 3 days lodge safari in Masai Mara Kenya!.

3 days Masai Mara safari prices

Prices for the 3 days Masai mara safari starts from USD 530 as illustrated here below. Prices depend on the number of propel travelling together, the lodges that you stay in and the type of safari car that you use. 

Peak Season (15th Jul – 15th Sep 2022)

2 Persons sharing 1 Double / Twin Room USD 972 per person sharing
4 Persons sharing 2 Double / Twin Room USD 817 per person sharing
6 Persons sharing 3 Double / Twin Room USD 765 per person sharing

High Season (1st Jul – 14th Jul 2022), (16th Sep – 31st Sep 2022), (23rd Dec – 02nd Jan 2023)

2 Persons sharing 1 Double / Twin Room USD 886 per person sharing
4 Persons sharing 2 Double / Twin Room USD 730 per person sharing
6 Persons sharing 3 Double / Twin Room USD 679 per person sharing

Low Season (3rd Jan 2022 – 30th Jun 2022), (1st Oct – 22nd Dec 2022)

2 Persons sharing 1 Double / Twin Room USD 735 per person sharing
4 Persons sharing 2 Double / Twin Room USD 580 per person sharing
6 Persons sharing 3 Double / Twin Room USD 530 per person sharing


NB – You can request for prices for using Ordinary Safari Vans, and / or using cheaper mid-range lodges or tented camps, incase you wish to lower the cost of travel. Please contact our safari specialists for advice and pricing. 

Prices Include

03 Days wildlife safari in Masai Mara Game Reserve 

Transport in a customized pop up top 4 x 4 Land Cruiser jeep

English or other language speaking driver/guide.

02 x FB overnight at a lodge or camp of your choice

Game viewing drives in Masai Mara

Park entrance fees for Masai Mara Game Reserve

All meals on safari as mentioned.

Bottled drinking water in safari vehicle.

Pick up and drop off at Nairobi airport or Nairobi hotel

Prices Exclude

Visa to Kenya

Any extra alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages

Items and services of a personal nature

Tips or gratuities for the guide and lodge/ camp staff

Hot air balloon safari in Masai Mara (USD 455 per person)

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