The best 4 days safari in Kenya is going on our 4 days Masai Mara Safari; that starts and ends at Nairobi. Pick up can be either from your hotel in Nairobi, or from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, in case you are arriving early in the morning!

Masai Mara National Reserve (also often referred as Masai Mara Game Reserve), is undoubtedly the most famous wildlife conservation area in Kenya and the Africa at large. Masai mara’s prominence has been for a long time been due to the Annual Migration of wildebeests that sees more than a million and a half gnus accompanied by herds of zebras trek more than a thousand kilometers from Serengeti in Tanzania, a trek that ends with the breathtaking river crossing experience. 

4 days Masai Mara safari itinerary from Nairobi

We have outlined the four days Kenya safari in Masai Mara Game Reserve that starts and ends at Nairobi as per below outlined itinerary. 

Day Program Accommodation Meals Plan
Day 1 Depart Nairobi, drive to Masai mara. Afternoon safari in Masai Mara. Zebra Plains Camp Lunch & Dinner
Day 2 Full day safari in Masai Mara Game Reserve. Zebra Plains Camp Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3 Spend another full day of safari in the Masai Mara National Park. Zebra Plains Camp Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4 Leave Masai Mara with game drives en route. Transfer back to Nairobi.   Breakfast and Lunch


4 Day safari Kenya, What to See?

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Lone Lion in Masai Mara

This four-day Kenya safari adventure takes you to the middle of the African savannah in the Masai mara where the big cats thrive. You expect to spot lions, cheetahs, and with a little bit of luck; the elusive leopards.  Masai Mara has an estimated population of over 900 lions.

Masai Mara is a Big five safari destination in Kenya, and with luck you may spot all of them in your 4 days Kenya safari. The safari Big Five includes the elephant, lions, buffaloes, black rhinos and the leopards.

Other animals that you are likely to see at Masai Mara include topis, hartebeests, foxes, elands, porcupines, duikers, impalas, gazelles, hippos and many other animals.

Activities during your 4 days Masai Mara safari from Nairobi

This 4 days Masai Mara safari from Nairobi is mainly a wildlife safari so the main activity will be safari game drives in a 4×4 safari land cruiser, whereby you will be guided by a private Safari Desire’s professional safari guide.

Apart from the traditional safari game drives on a 4×4 safari vehicle or a regular van, you may also get involved in other extra activities that are allowed in the Masai Mara including; Walking safaris accompanied by Masai Warriors who are also naturalists, visits to Masai Villages (bomas), or even Hot air balloon safaris in Masai Mara.

Some of the activities like bush dinners or breakfasts, or sundowners can be arranged spontaneously while some like the hot air balloon ride are better booked well in advance.

4 Days Kenya Safari Masai Mara – Accommodations

Safari accommodation in Masai Mara range from budget, mid-range, standard luxury, deluxe and top end lodges and tented camps. We have used nice midrange tented camp on this 4 days Kenya safari, as per the published itinerary. We can however use standard luxury accommodation if you want an upgrade. Please let us know if you want an upgrade and we will send the package with other luxury options. 

There are many other lodges and tented camps that are located in the Masai Mara, both within the national reserve and in the surrounding private conservancies, where you can stay during your 4 day Safari in Kenya.

Additional information

Duration4 Days
LocationMasai Mara National Reserve
DeparturesDaily (Private safari departs any day)

4 day Masai Mara safari from Nairobi; Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Depart Nairobi and transfer to Masai Mara Game Reserve

On this first day of your 4 Days Kenya Safari to Masai Mara safari you will be picked up from your hotel within Nairobi’s CBD or the cities vicinity, or from The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Your private safari guide will help you in loading your luggage to your safari car and you will depart for the Masai Mara arriving in time for lunch at your lodge or tented camp. You will drive to your lodge /camp with safari game viewing on your way.

After lunch and some rest, you will go on your first afternoon game drive which will go on until around 6.00 Pm when you will be taken back to your lodge or camp for shower freshen up then you will settle at the restaurant for your dinner and later overnight. Overnight at the Zebra Mara Plains Camp or an upgrade to a deluxe lodge or camp. Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 2 & 3

Full Day safari Masai Mara Game Reserve

Early morning breakfast if you don’t mind waking up early. You will have the option of doing safari game drives at dawn, before returning to the lodge/camp for breakfast and rest.

If you wish, you can have early morning breakfast and leave with packed lunch for a full day of safari game drives in the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve, in search of wildlife.

Masai Mara is the most popular wildlife area in Kenya with the wildebeest migration that happens every year between July and October being the best attraction. The wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara draws thousands of visitors every year, as most of the visitors come to tick off this bucket list adventure tour. Many visit the Masai mara to try their luck in their quest to witness what has been termed by many as the best wildlife phenomenon in the world’ otherwise referred as ‘The Great Migration’.

Masai Mara is however an all-year-round destination and even without the Wildebeests Migration, the park has the best ecosystem which harbors thousands of large and small mammals alike. Masai Mara is also home to the Big five namely; Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Leopards and the Rhinos. Masai mara is also home to many other animals and birdlife.

You will spend these two days in the Masai mara enjoying a privately guided safari that includes safari game drives, with the option for doing other optional activities like bush walks, balloon safaris and cultural visits to the Maasai Villages.  Later in the afternoon you will be taken back to lodge or camp for dinner and overnight. Overnight at Zebra Mara Plains Camp. All meals included.

Day 4

Masai Mara Game Reserve – Transfer back to Nairobi – end of safari

Ths is the last day of your 4 days Masai Mara safari from Nairobi. You will have early morning breakfast at your lodge or camp, then you will check out and transfer leave the Masai Mara with game viewing on your way out. You will be transferred back to Nairobi where you will be dropped back to your hotel or Airport if you are departing right away. That marks the end of your 4 days Kenya safari to Masai Mara National Reserve.

Accommodation upgrade is possible in case you want to stay in a more luxurious place, but we can also include cheaper midrange lodging in case you wish to lower the cost of your Masai mara safari.

You may also be interested in our 3 days Masai Mara safari incase you are short of time and can not do our 4 days Kenya safari in Masai Mara

4 days Masai Mara lodge safari; Prices

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

2 Persons sharing 1 Double / Twin Room USD 1383 per person sharing
4 Persons sharing 2 Double / Twin Room USD 1176 per person sharing
6 Persons sharing 3 Double / Twin Room USD 1107 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 1254 per person sharing
4 Persons sharing 2 Double / Twin Room USD 1047 per person sharing
6 Persons sharing 3 Double / Twin Room USD 978 per person sharing

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

2 Persons sharing 1 Double / Twin Room USD 1029 per person sharing
4 Persons sharing 2 Double / Twin Room USD 822 per person sharing
6 Persons sharing 3 Double / Twin Room USD 753 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

04 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.

03 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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