Masai Mara 3 Days, 2 Nights - 3 Days Masai Mara Safari Itinerary & Quote

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The greatest gift you can give the special people in your life is happy memories. So, close your eyes, and just for a second, picture yourself on a 3 days Masai Mara safari to Kenya. A green paradise, ornamented with rolling plains where the big 5 (lions, buffaloes, elephants, elephants, and rhinos) roam freely.

A haven of magnificent sceneries (such as the Masai Mara migration), perfect weather, varied cultures, scenic landscapes, and surreal ambiance. A paradise that hosts over 1105 species of wildlife, including lions, elephants, cape buffaloes, ostriches, rhinos, leopards, and cheetahs.

A vacation destination that boasts the highest wildlife density in Africa. Now, open your eyes and smile, for we at have planned this 3-day Masai Mara Safari tour to give you a true, African tour experience.

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Safari to Masai Mara - picnic lunch

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The Summarized, 2 Nights, 3 Days Masai Mara Safari Itinerary

Safari Details  Highlights
Day 1

Pickup from JKIA, Transfer to Masai Mara, & Afternoon Game Drive

Overnight at Various Camps/Lodges 

Day 2

Full-Day Game Viewing at Masai Mara with Packed Lunch 

Overnight at Various Lodges/Camps

Day 3 Morning Game Drive, Maasai Village, & Transfer to Nairobi 
Items Included  Pickups & Dropoffs, Game Drives, Full-Board Accommodation, 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser, Park Fees, Professional Safari Guide, Bottled Mineral Drinking Water, and More
Items Excluded  Cost of a Hot Air Balloon, Laundry Services, Money Transfer Fee, Tips & Gratuities, and Visas
Safari Price  Per Person Sharing Based on 2-Pax from USD 880 Per Person

The Detailed, 2 Nights, 3 Days Masai Mara Itinerary 

Here is the detailed 3-day Masai Mara National Reserve safari itinerary. It is what you can expect from the moment you land at JKIA, to the time you arrive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve to the time you get back to Nairobi.

Day 1 of 3 Days Masai Mara Safari: Pickup from JKIA, Transfer to Mara, & Afternoon Game Drive 

Your guide will be at the airport an hour before your flight arrival time, just so you can rest assured there is someone waiting for you at the start of your safari from Nairobi to Masai Mara National Park. You will quickly identify him, thanks to his signature warm smile and placard being your name in bold letters.

The vision is to have you land in Nairobi by 5:30 A.M, after which we indulge you in some tasty chai (Kenyan Tea) or Kahawa (Kenyan Coffee. It is at 8:00 am when you board our luxurious 4×4 safari Landcruiser for this 6-hour drive safari from Nairobi to the Masai Mara.

That you won’t be bewildered we cannot promise, but we do promise this- you will live to remember the Kenyan countryside. We stop over at the Great Rift Valley Viewpoint for the sake of Instagram and a few more times for bathroom, lunch, and snack breaks. It takes about 1.5-hr to get from Nairobi to the Great Rift Valley Viewpoint.

From the Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara in Kenya is about 5-hrs. Ensure you take photos at the Great Rift Valley before the tour guide continues with the drive to Mara game reserve.

We estimate your arrival time to be around noon, giving you more than enough time to settle into Masai Mara hotel of choice. We will then leave you to have lunch and sleep for an hour or two before heading out for a game drive at the reserve. Your private Maasai Mara safari guide will pick you up for the afternoon game drive in a safari land cruiser at around 3 pm.

Toast to colorful sunsets from your Land Cruiser, marvel at the nearly endless wildlife, and wrap yourself around each other sharing in the beauty of the Maasai Mara landscape. The gentle kiss of sunset on the Masai Mara open savannahs is a sight you wouldn’t want to miss.

Easy to spot on day 1 of your Masai Mara safari package includes herds of elephants trolling back to their sleeping quarters, a pride of lions, the Maasai Mara migration, buffaloes, and giraffes. You will also spot some of the over 450 bird species that reside in Masai Mara National Reserve.

Later, the tour guide will take you to your chosen camp or lodge, and leave you there for dinner and overnight rest. Some of the top accommodations in the Mara include Mara Sopa Lodge, Mara Maisha Camp, Basecamp Masai Mara, and others.

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Masai Mara Tour - Hotel
Masai Mara Tour - Hotel
Masai Mara Tour - Hotel Pool

Day 2 of 3 Days Masai Mara Tour: A Full-Day Game Drive with Packed Lunch

The lavishly orange sunrise, pin-drop silence, and generous wildlife sightings are why morning safaris in the Mara are regarded as the best and most rewarding. At dawn, elephants, zebras, leopards, and cheetahs alike are calmer, fresher, and hard at work in search of replenishment.

The panorama is effortless when our guide takes you through the scenic plains of the Mara to see the reserve. You are introduced to the acacia woodlands, grasslands, marshlands, and swamps that are characteristic of the park, our guide making your amusement his life’s mission.

Other worthwhile attractions in the park include the Big 5 which, most certainly, the park is most known for. The big five you can expect to see during your safari to Maasai Mara include lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalos, and leopards.

Morning is also an excellent time to view Masai Mara Migration if you book your safari between July and Oct. Maasai Mara National Reserve migration is a blood-rushing spectacle that features over 7 million wildebeests, zebras, and other animals.

Bring your courage with you, because the event is a blood bath that is a feat for the fainthearted. Also bring your cameras, for such diversity you only hear about, and watch out for the big five.

When the time for lunch comes, you scamper off to the nearest safe space in the park fully armed with your appetites and Maasai shukas. Lunch is served right at the heart of the reserve, after which you will continue with your game drives in the Mara Game Reserve since you have a full-day game drive.

Other worthy stops during the rest of your game drives include the Oloololo Escarpment, which offers a spectacular bird’s eye view of the park. To admire is the wildlife-swamped watering hole that sits directly below the escarpment. If it’s the migration season, you will head to the Mara River.

The Masai Mara is quieter then, which is a perfect time for the sleeping predators to go on the final hunt. You brood over the views and wildlife for a little while before going back to your camp for dinner and overnight rest. Today you will rest and inform your friends that a full-day Masai Mara safari in the jungle is one of the best experiences you will have in the world.

You will head to the camp in early evening for overnight and dinner or have a bush dinner at around USD 50 per person, depending on the camp you choose.

Safari to Masai Mara - picnic lunch
Safari to Masai Mara - picnic lunch
Safari to Masai Mara - picnic lunch
Safari to Masai Mara - picnic lunch

Day 3 of Masai Mara 3 Days 2 Nights: Morning Game Drives, Visit a Maasai Village, & Transfer to Nairobi 

This is the last day of your 3 days Masai Mara budget safari.  After breakfast, you check out of your camp heading straight to Maasai Mara for the last morning game drive of your Masai Mara travel packages.

Like is the norm, expect nothing short of a blast when it comes to a game drive. If you are lucky, you might get to see a lion or cheetah hunt this morning and make your safari in Masai Mara one of the best in the world. Our game drive lasts till 10:00 A.M., after which you head to the Maasai Village for a cultural visit.

Bring your dancing shoes with you because there’s no way you are leaving here before breaking a leg. You will have a great time interacting with the Maasai people at Masai Mara for about 1-hr. To also look forward to during your visit are beautiful handmade Masai beads and paintings, which will serve as the best souvenirs to your African adventure. 

Our visit lasts for one and a half-hour, after which we commence our drive back to Nairobi with a brief stopover in Narok for lunch. The transfer back to Nairobi will be in a safari vehicle and the journey takes about 6-hr.

You will be in Nairobi by 5 pm and the safari guide will transfer you to JKIA for your international flight. The guide will say goodbye, and you will be sure it was a great trip.

Lion - Maasai Mara
Lion - Maasai Mara
Lion - Maasai Mara
Lion - Maasai Mara

What’s Included in the 3 Days Masai Mara Safari Itinerary

  • Services of a professional, Gold or Silver level safari guide
  • Pickup from Nairobi and transfer to Maasai Mara
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and overnight at the chosen camp or lodge
  • Exclusive use of a 4×4 safari land cruiser with a professional safari guide
  • Accommodation on a full-board basis
  • Bottled mineral drinking water while on a game viewing activity in the national park – 1 liter per day
  • Afternoon game drive on day 1
  • Full-day game drive on day 2 with picnic lunch
  • Morning game drive at Masai Mara on day 3
  • Maasai Village visits on day 3
  • Park entrance fees and taxes on all days
  • Drop off in Nairobi after the 3-day Masai Mara safari in Kenya

What’s Excluded from the Masai Mara 3 Days Safari Price

  • Pre-travel expenses (e.g. Passports and visas)
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenses such as baggage fees, laundry charges, and luxury drinks such as champagne etc
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Money transfer fee
  • Easter, Christmas, and New Year Supplements of USD 50 Per Person Per Night
  • Hot air balloon safari at USD 450 Per Person

Masai Mara 3 Days Safari Price Per Person Sharing – Based on 2 Adults

SeasonsLow SeasonHigh SeasonMigration SeasonFestive Season
Lodges/CampsApril, May, & June 2023Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, & Dec 15th 2023Jul, Aug, Sep, & Oct 2023Dec 16th – 3rd Jan 2024
Enkorok CampUSD 880USD 980USD 1165USD 1170
Sentrim MaraUSD 920USD 1000USD 1125USD 1130
Basecamp Masai MaraUSD 950USD 1110USD 1275USD 1280
Zebra Plain MaraUSD 930USD 1140USD 1305USD 1280
Sekenani CampUSD 930USD 1050USD 1325USD 1270
Mara Simba LodgeUSD 960USD 1082USD 1335USD 1250
Mara Big 5 CampUSD 1000USD 1130USD 1355USD 1410
Keekorok LodgeUSD 926USD 1084USD 1389USD 1480
Mara Kimana CampUSD 1160USD 1340USD 1435USD 1440
Ashnil Mara CampUSD 1008USD 1118USD 1493USD 1280
Mara Serena Safari LodgeUSD 981USD 1142USD 1497USD 1570
Sarova Mara Game LodgeUSD 982USD 1174USD 1499USD 1440
Mara Maisha CampUSD 1010USD 1170USD 1535USD 1540
Ilkeliani CampUSD 1130USD 1210USD 1535USD 1540
Mara Crossing CampUSD 1200USD 1470USD 1565USD 1570
Mara Legend CampUSD 1080USD 1360USD 1575USD 1630
Entim MaraUSD 1310USD 1390USD 1705USD 1710
Sand River MaraUSD 1435USD 1749USD 1996USD 2000
Governors CampUSD 1366USD 1734USD 2221USD 2230

3 Days Masai Mara Safari – Frequently Asked Questions

Planning a safari to Maasai Mara can seem daunting, with many questions about what is included and what is not. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions of the 3-day Maasai Mara safari.

1. How many nights do you need in Masai Mara?

Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the most diverse ecosystems, so a 3 days safari in the reserve is generally considered the minimum amount of time needed to experience everything.

2. Is 2 days enough for Masai Mara?

While some people opt for a 2-day safari in the Masai Mara, we generally recommend 3 days or longer to fully explore the reserve and the surrounding areas.

3. How much does it cost to visit Masai Mara?

You should have a budget of at least USD 900 per person for a 3-day Masai Mara safari, depending on the level of accommodation and services you choose.

4. Is Serengeti better than Masai Mara?

If you are looking for the ultimate wildlife experience, Masai mara is better than Serengeti. It was ranked as the best park in Africa by CNN and is considered one of the top safari destinations worldwide.

5. How much does a Kenya safari cost?

You should have a budget of at least USD 200 per person per day for a safari in Kenya for mid-range accommodation like Masai Mara Sopa Lodge in the park. On the high-end, consider budgeting anything from USD 500 per person for the super luxury accommodations in Masai Mara. Of the budget, a high percentage usually go to accommodation.