The Classic 3 Nights, 4 Days Masai Mara Safari with a Stay at Ashnil Mara Camp
If you’re looking for an unforgettable safari experience, look no further than Ashnil Mara Camp! Our 4 Days Masai Mara Safari with a stay at Ashnil Mara Camp showcases the best of this reserve while staying at a quality place . Your safari begins in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.
Your road trip from Nairobi to Masai Mara and game drives are done in a 4X4 safari vehicle with an open roof and windows for optimal game viewing and experience. This is a private safari. So, it will be only you, your family , or friends in the safari vehicle to ensure you explore the Mara your way.
You will have a gold-level safari guide during your Masai Mara and Ashnil Mara Camp 4 Days Safari. The guide will pick you up at JKIA upon landing and be with you for the next four days of your safari.
Our professional guide arrives at the airport a few hours before your scheduled arrival time. So, you can rest assured there will be someone waiting for you upon check-out from the airport.
How to Book Your 4 Days, 3 Nights Masai Mara with a Stay at Ashnil Mara Camp
If you would like to add more destinations to this safari or customize it from 3 nights to 2 nights, email us via email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org . Our seasoned safari consultant will listen to your travel plans and happily tailor-make the itinerary to match your Kenya travel plans.
You may also call or WhatsApp us at +254-748-258-880 .
The Summarized, 4 Days, 3 Nights Ashnil and Masai Mara Safari Itinerary
Airport Pickup, Transfer to Mara, & Afternoon Game Drive
Overnight at Ashnil Mara Camp
Full-Day Game Drive with Packed Lunch
Overnight at Ashnil Mara Camp
Optional Hot Air Balloon followed by Full-Day Game Drive
Overnight at Ashnil Mara Camp
|Day 4||Morning Game Drive, Visit a Maasai Village, & Transfer to Nairobi|
|Items Included||Pickups & Dropoffs, Game Drives, Full-Board Accommodation, Maasai Village, 4×4 Land Cruiser, Park Fee, Bottled Mineral Drinking Water, Professional Safari Guide, & More|
|Items Excluded||Hot Air Balloon, Visas, Money Transfer Fee, Laundry Service, Flights, Tips & Gratuities, & Flying Doctor Cover|
|Safari Price||Per Person Sharing Based on 2 Pax from USD 1190|
The Detailed, 4 Days Masai Mara Safari with a Stay at Ashnil Mara Camp Itinerary
Without further ado, here is our summarized, four days Masai Mara game reserve and Ashnil safari itinerary.
Day 1: Pickup from JKIA, Transfer to Mara, & Afternoon Game Drive
Your 4-day safari to the Masai Mara National Reserve and Ashnil Mara Camp starts with us welcoming you at JKIA early on arrival. Your safari guide will be at the airport waiting to welcome you to Kenya when you check out with our signature warm smile followed by pleasantries.
He will then brief you on the trip to Maasai Mara National Reserve, welcome you aboard our luxurious safari vehicle, and then drive toward the Nairobi-Nakuru highway. The journey to Masai Mara from Nairobi takes about 6 hours in the safari vehicle.
Stopover at the Great Rift Valley & Narok Town
You’ll find yourselves at the mesmerizing Great Rift Valley Viewpoint one hour later. The guide will stop for about 15 minutes to let you take photos, enjoy the scenery, stretch your legs, and explore the attraction.
You will continue with the second part of your journey for about 3 hours and then stop at Narok town. Here, you have the last opportunity to buy some essentials you might need during your 3-night stay at Ashnil Mara Camp .
Your stop at Narok is the best time to visit the bathroom before continuing with the final part of your journey to the camp. You can also grab some coffee at any coffee shop in the Mall.
The safari guide will leave Narok and head straight to the lodge. You’ll arrive at around noon. Our guide will assist you with check-in and leave you to have lunch and enjoy the hotel.
First Game Drive at Maasai Mara National Reserve
Later at 3:00 pm, you’ll move out for your first game viewing in Masai Mara National Reserve until dusk. Late afternoon game drive is the perfect time to spot the hunters in action as they strive to get dinner for their families.
You might also come face-to-face with herds of elephants as they head to their sleeping quarters. There is a high possibility of spotting antelopes, warthogs, ostriches, hyenas, buffalos, and a variety of birds.
These game drives in the Maasai Mara are exceptional. On a lucky day, you might be lucky to see 3 or 4 members of the big 5. At dusk, you return to your hotel for dinner and rest.
Day 2: Full-Day Game Drive at Masai Mara with Packed Lunch
Waking up to an early morning of game viewing inside this reserve is a great experience that is available only in the Masai Mara. Today you’ll take your breakfast early and carry packed lunch for day two of your Ashnil Mara Camp 4 Days Safari.
Early morning is the best time to spot the predators making a kill or grazers heading to their grazing lands. It’s ideal for spotting gazelles, topis, giraffes, zebras, and other animals as they nibble the grass away.
The guide will drive past the herds of Impalas, Zebras, and other Masai Mara animals , this time looking for the big 5. Have your camera and binoculars ready, for the Masai Mara is home to a huge population of over 450 bird species.
Picnic Lunch at Maasai Mara
As the sun gets hot, the animals will retreat. It’s about 1:00 pm; you are deep in the Masai Mara and most likely hungry. Your safari guide will find a nice place inside the park, ideally under a shade and close to the Mara River, and set up a picnic lunch.
The tour guide gives you enough time to enjoy your meal and take photos. Later you board the vehicle and continue with the afternoon game viewing until late evening, which is the end of game drives.
Expect to catch the monkeys doing monkey business, cubs playing with their parents, and marveling at the African sunset before returning to Ashnil Masai Mara Camp for dinner and night rest in your room or pool.
Day 3: Optional Hot Air Balloon Followed by Full-Day Game Drive with Packed Lunch
At an additional USD 475 Per Person, your third day can be a special one. You’ll start with an exciting hot air balloon safari. An adventure you’ll remember for a lifetime.
The 1-hr to 2-hr ride over Masai Mara plains allows you to explore the savannah from above. Here you’ll view the river, plains, and wildlife from a bird’s eye.
You’ll understand why the reserve is called Mara (dotted) from the sky. You start the next phase of the hot air balloon ride on landing, which is a splendid champagne bush breakfast.
Later you enjoy a mid-morning game viewing followed by a picnic lunch. Your afternoon game viewing will begin in the late afternoon and last for three to four hours.
It increases your chance of spotting the lions, cheetahs, or leopards making a kill and the game drive ends in the early evening. The game viewing also allows you to come across wildlife you might have missed the previous days before returning to your Masai Mara accommodation .
The Wildebeest Migration Safari
For a traveler who books a Maasai Mara safari between July and Oct, you’ll get to see the wildebeest migration at the Masai Mara. The massive herds consist of over 1.2 million wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebras, and a selection of gazelles.
The wildebeests migrate from the Serengeti National park to Masai Mara, crossing through the Mara River.
The Mara River crossing is one of the best parts of the migration safari as you get to see the crocodile hunt. Ashnil Mara camp is well positioned to give you a front-room ticket to the Mara River crossing from your room. Thus, Ashnil Mara Camp is the perfect place to spend 4 days, 3 nights, or 2 nights, 3 days safari in the Maasai Mara.
Day 4: Morning Game Drive, Maasai Village Visit, and Road Trip to Nairobi
Today, you’ll pack your things, take breakfast, and check out of the Ashnil Camp. You’ll head out of the park as you enjoy one final early morning game drive in a safari land cruiser
You might spot some of the animals you saw the previous three days and any animals you might have missed. It’s possible to spot all the Big Five and Big Cats on your way out of the reserve.
A Tour of the Maasai Village
You should be outside the game reserve by around 10 am and head to the neighboring Maasai Village. The Maasais are welcoming people who have preserved their traditions and cultures .
You’ll get to learn about their way of life, enter their hunts, and even join in as they sing and jump. And the visit is also the perfect time to purchase colorful clothes, jewelry, and other handmade items.
Join in their dance, learn why they drink blood, and how they make fire. Also, remember to take some photos with the Maasais by the end of the visit. They are the most photographed people in the world, and there is a good reason for this.
Transfer to Nairobi – JKIA
You will leave their village early afternoon the guide will drive to Nairobi to arrive around 4-5 pm. Our professional tour guide will see you off at the JKIA and leave you to check in for your flight. You’ll take lunch at Narok town during the transfer.
Items Included in the Cost of the 4 Days Ashnil Mara Safari
- Pickup from JKIA
- Service of a professional tour guide throughout the safari
- 3-night accommodation at Ashnil Mara Camp Masai Mara
- Guaranteed departure for two people
- All applicable park fees to Masai Mara National Reserve
- An afternoon game drive on day 1
- A full-day game drive on days 2 & 3
- Picnic lunch on days 2 & 3
- Morning game drive on day 4
- A visit to a Maasai Village on day 4
- Lunch at Narok town on day 4
- Transfer to Nairobi to JKIA, hotel, residence, or other agreed locations
- Water on-board the safari vehicle
- Park fees on all days.
Items Excluded from the Package Cost:
- Hot air balloon ride – USD 450 per person
- Pre-travel expenses (e.g., Passports and visas)
- Travel Insurance
- Expenses such as baggage fees, laundry charges, and luxury drinks such as champagne, etc.
- Tips and gratuities
- Easter, Christmas, and New Year Supplements of USD 50 Per Person Per Day
- Money transfer fee
4 Days Masai Mara Safari with a stay at Ashnil Mara Camp Price Per Person – Based on 2 Pax
|Travel Dates/Months||Price Per Person -Based on 2 Pax|
|03 Jan 2023 – 31 Jan 2023||USD 1412|
|01 Feb 2023 – 28 Feb 2023||USD 1457|
|01 Mar 2023 – 31 Mar 2023||USD 1412|
|01 Apr 2023 – 06 Apr 2023||USD 1190|
|07 Apr 2023 – 10 Apr 2023||USD 1487|
|11 Apr 2023 – 15 Jun 2023||USD 1190|
|16 Jun 2023 – 14 Jul 2023||USD 1522|
|15 Jul 2023 – 30 Sep 2023||USD 1987|
|01 Nov 2023 – 20 Dec 2023||USD 1362|
|21 Dec 2023 – 02 Jan 2024||USD 1660|
Ashnil Mara Camp Review – Know About the Hotel
Why has our team of consultants chosen Ashnil Mara Camp as the perfect safari camp for our guests? Well, it’s primarily due to the good feedback from guests who have stayed here before, as seen in Ashnil Mara Camp TripAdvisor Reviews .
The camp is adjacent to the action-filled Mara River, allowing you to view wildlife from one of the 50 luxury tents. During the migration, you have a chance to witness the migrating herd right from your camp.
The hotel serves a variety of cuisines, including traditional African dishes, oriental dishes, and international cuisines. Ashnil also has an open-air bar with cocktails, liquors, and beers.
It is also one of the few safari lodges offering picnic lunches, bush dinners, and bush breakfasts on request. In short, your safari and stay at Ashnil Mara lodge will be epic.
FAQs – Things to Know About Masai Mara – Ashnil Camp Safari
Learn more about this camp and Masai Mara National Reserve from this FAQ section.
1. How Far is Ashnil Mara Camp from the Center of Talek?
The accommodation is located about 19km from the Talek center. It can take about 60 minutes to arrive at the lodge from Talek.
2. Is Ashnil Mara Camp Popular with Families?
The camp offers family-friendly tents that make it popular with families. It also has a swimming pool for the family’s fun. The lodge is completely fenced, which appeals to families that value upbeat security.
3. What Kind of Breakfast is Served at Ashnil Camp?
Guests are served a buffet breakfast from 6:30 am to 9:30 am. You can also request a special bush breakfast at an additional cost.
4. How Can I Get to Ashnil Camp from the Nearest Airport?
You can take a 45-minute flight from Nairobi or an 80-minute flight from Mombasa to Ol Kiombo airstrip in Masai Mara. It only takes 37 minutes to drive from this airstrip to the camp.
5. Which Popular Attractions Are Close to this Mara Camp?
The accommodation is near River Mara, where you can spot crocodiles and other animals. It is also the perfect destination for anyone who wants to witness the migration.
6. What Are Some of the Property Amenities at Ashnil Mara?
Ashnil has a restaurant, an outdoor pool, two lounges or bars, free WiFi, spa services, and other amenities.
7. Can I choose a 2 Nights / 3 Days Ashnil Mara Camp Safari?
Yes, you can choose a 2 Nights / 3 Days Ashnil Mara Camp Safari. This safari can be customized to include game drives and give you time to look for the big five and rest in your room or pool.
8. How much does it cost to stay at the Maasai Mara?
Ashnil Mara Camp is one of the more affordable options, starting at around $1200 per person for a 3 days stay. Expect to pay higher when you check in at most camps inside Maasai Mara.
9. Can you stay in Masai Mara?
Yes, you can stay in Maasai Mara National Reserve. There are a variety of camping and lodge options available like the Ashnil Mara Camp and the Basecamp.
10. What are the top activities I can do at Ashnil Mara?
Some of the activities you can do at Ashnil Mara include:
Swim at the Swimming Pool
Ashnil Mara Camp is an accommodation with a swimming pool, where you may relax when you are not in the room or in the jungle.
Bush Meals – Dinner & Breakfast
If you want to try something different, consider booking a bush meal, which is a dinner or breakfast prepared outdoors.
Game Viewing and Birdwatching
While you stay at Ashnil Mara, we not only take you for game drives but also birdwatching tours.
Experience the Wildebeest Migration
You might experience the great wildebeest migration right from your room when you stay at the accommodation.