The Ultimate 3 Nights, 4 Days Masai Mara Serena Safari Lodge Trip - Itinerary & Quote

4 Days Masai Mara Serena Safari Lodge Trip - Hotel View

Embark on an unforgettable safari adventure at Mara Serena Safari Lodge, located in the heart of Africa’s most famous game reserve, the Maasai Mara. Serena Mara is set on a hill, allowing you magnificent views of the rolling grasslands, plateaus, and wildlife.

Right from your deck, you will have amazing chances to watch the big cats as they hunt and the golden oars as the sun fade into the night. Our 4 days safari will take you through the vast and varied landscapes of Kenya, where you’ll have the opportunity to see some of the planet’s most spectacular wildlife in their natural habitat.

With our experienced guides and the staff at Serena Safari Lodge, you’ll enjoy unrivaled access to this stunning region, learning about its history and culture along the way. This is a luxury safari that we guarantee you will remember forever. So come experience the magic of Africa with us with a 3-night stay at Mara Serena Safari Lodge.

Contact us to Book Your 4 Day Safari with A Stay at Masai Mara Serena Safari Lodge

You can book this Serena package as is and have a lot of fun and adventure. Alternatively, call or email us via safarioffers@ajkenyasafaris.com or james@ajkenyasafaris.com.

If you prefer a call or WhatsApp, please contact us at +254-748-258-880 and we will provide you with a customized Maasai Mara trip.

The Summarized, 4 Days, 3 Nights Masai Mara Serena Safari Lodge Itinerary

Safari Details Highlights 
Day 1

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

Overnight at Masai Mara Serena Safari LodgeDay 2

Full-Day Game Drive at Masai Mara with Packed Lunch

Overnight at Masai Mara Serena Safari LodgeDay 3

Full-Day Game Drive at Masai Mara with Packed Lunch 

Overnight at Masai Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Day 4Morning Game Drive, Maasai Village, & Transfer to Nairobi 
Items Included Pickups & Transfers, 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser, Park Fees, Full-Board Accommodation, Professional Safari Guide, Bottled Mineral Drinking Water, Maasai Village, and More
Items Excluded Hot Air Balloon, Flights, Visas, Laundry Service, Tips & Gratuities, Currency Exchange, and Money Transfer Fee
Safari Price Per Person Sharing Based on 2 Pax from USD 1262

The Detailed, 3 Nights, 4 Days Masai Mara Safari to Serena Hotels Kenya

Without further delay, here is our best price, 4 days, luxury Masai Mara safari package with a stay at Mara Serena safari camp.

Day 1: Airport Pickup, Transfer to Masai Mara, & Afternoon Game Drive

Your gold-level safari guide will be at JKIA, the hotel, or the apartment in Nairobi early in the morning departure time. The guide will welcome you, give you a short trip briefing so you know what to expect on day 1, and then welcome you to your 4×4 safari land cruiser.

You will then start your road trip from Nairobi to Maasai Mara, a 289km journey that will take about six hours. After about an hour and a half into our trip, the safari guide shall make a stopover at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint.

We invite you to take photos of the amazing landscape and enjoy the cool breeze of the area. You will then continue with the trip and stop in two hours at Narok town to do last-minute shopping, stretch or enjoy a cup of Kenyan tea.

After a brief stay in this town, you shall resume your journey to arrive at your stay, the Masai Mara Serena Safari Camp, in time of lunch. The guide will assist you in check-in your room and leave you to enjoy a sumptuous lunch you will choose from the Mara Serena menu.

You will also get an hour or so of relaxing and refreshing in your room as you take great views of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Your gold-level guide will then come to pick you up in time of the evening game drives at 3 pm.

The evening is an excellent time to get a glimpse of the animals as they relax in the cool of the evening. Occasionally, you may encounter an elusive leopard hiding in the shades or some buffaloes enjoying a fighting game.

Evenings at Maasai Mara Reserve are magical, with golden oars of the African sun warming your skin as you enjoy the game drives. The view of the mara is also out of this world and can be overwhelming at sunset.

As dusk comes, the safari guide will take you to the hotel for a night’s rest or even leave you to spend time at the swimming pool and other popular amenities at Serena Safari Lodge. Your private guide will let you relax and have a good evening.

We recommend an early nap so you are fresh enough since you have a full-day game drive at Maasai Mara the next day.

Day 2: Full-Day Game Drive at Masai Mara National Reserve with Packed Lunch

Day 2 of the mara trip offers you a chance to get up close and personal with the wildlife. Your guide will pick you up early so you can be in the jungle early and start today’s game drive

The sunrise game drive provides an excellent opportunity to catch the elusive cats as they pry the grasslands, readying for hunting. It is also the best time to spot the over 450 bird species and 99 Mammals and reptile species that reside in the Maasai Mara.

Expect to spot wildebeests, herds of elephants, hyenas, impalas, gazelles, topis, buffaloes, and other animals as they head out to look for food. Your gold-level guide knows all the best locations to have superb wildlife spotting and fantastic landscapes for a great photography session. 

He will interrupt with interesting facts about the animals you find. You shall stop at noon and take a delicious packed lunch, relax, and take photos of the amazing landscape. 

You will then embark on your game drive for more fun in the wilderness. You will return to Mara Serena Masai Mara in the evening, where your guide will leave you to enjoy the night.

How about an optional bush dinner at USD 150 per person? You can have a bush dinner, relax in the swimming pool or review the great images and footage you took during the day trip while relaxing in your room. 

Mara Serena - AjKenyaSafaris.com Car
Our Clients at Masai Mara National Reserve

Day 3: Optional Hot Air Balloon/ Full-Day Game Drive at Masai Mara with Packed Lunch

The third day of the mara safari gives you a chance to view some rare moments that you may not have captured on the second day. These include a leopard hunting an impala, a gazelle giving birth, or buffaloes playing in the mud.

The expansive reserve provides varied experiences at different corners, and you will find many unique events in the only jungle in Maasai Mara. You may request an optional hot air balloon ride at USD 450 per person to see most of the reserve from a bird’s eye view. This is the only chance to see the Mara river from the top and appreciate this great time at Maasai Mara National Reserve.

By the end of the third day, expect to have seen countless bird species, the big five, and herbivores. Watch out for animals such as zebras, impalas, gazelles, crocodiles, and hippopotamuses (by the Mara river).

Hint: If you book this Mara Serena Safari Lodge Package between July and October, you will get a chance to view the Great Migration in Africa. The migration sees over 1.5M wildebeests, 500,000 zebras, and 200,000 impalas cross the Mara River from the Serengeti national reserve into the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

The apex predators such as cheetahs, lions, and crocodiles are always at hand to make a kill from the migration, allowing you to see many animals at once.

Day 4: Morning Game Drive, Masai Village Visit, & Transfer to Nairobi

Your trip is coming to an end, but not on a high note. You will check out of the hotel after an early breakfast with all your bags. You won’t be coming at Mara Serena Safari Lodge after game drives, so we recommend you leave a review of their services today if you are a TripAdvisor user.

We hope you had a great time at Serena Safari Lodge, the food was nice, the restaurant and rooms were clean, and the staff were very good. A review of the same will help other potential visitors to make their decision in the future.

The day starts with one dawn game drive, ideally to a location you have not visited before. You might capture some great moments at the reserve and check out of the Masai Mara at 10:30 am.

Your next stop will be Maasai Village. At this village, you will get a chance to learn the history and rich culture of the Masai as you purchase some curios to take home.

During the brief stay, you can learn how to make the Maasai fire, get adorned with glittering beadwork, or get a leather belt and a shuka to take home. Ensure you purchase something to take home as this goes a long way to help the community. The village has an amazing show of colors, smiling faces, and unique cultural experiences.

You shall embark on the road trip to JKIA/ Nairobi at around 11 am. You will see Kenya’s diverse landscape on your way to Nairobi. The drive is only interrupted by a stopover at Narok town for lunch, and you will be in Nairobi by 4-5 pm. Our professional safari guide will leave you at the airport to check in for your international flight.

Items Included in Our 4 Days Masai Mara Serena Safari Lodge Rates

  • A multilingual Kenyan gold-level tour guide well-versed with the Mara
  • Airport pick-ups and drop-offs
  • Transport from and back to Nairobi in a luxurious safari land-cruiser
  • Bottled mineral drinking water
  • Afternoon game drive on day 1
  • Full day game drive with packed lunch on day 2
  • Full-day game drive with picnic lunch on day 3
  • Morning game drive on day 4
  • Maasai village visit on day 4
  • Lunch on day 4
  • All entrance fees to the Masai Mara game reserve
  • Meals when on the safari trip
  • Complimentary check-in/check-out of the hotel

Items Excluded from the 3 Nights Mara Serena Safari Lodge Price

  • Optional hot air balloon ride – USD 450 per person.
  • Optional bush dinner – USD 150 per person.
  • Easter, Christmas, and New Year Supplements of USD 50 Per Person Per Day on the 7th, 8th, 9th, & April 2023, 24th, 25th, 26th, & 31st Dec 2023, & 1st Jan 2024.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Money transfer fee
  • Laundry services 

The Price for a 4 Days Safari with Stay at Mara Serena Safari Lodge Per Person - Based on 2 Pax

Travel Dates/MonthsPrice Per Person Sharing
Jan 2nd – March 31st, 2023USD 1520
1st April – 31st May 2023USD 1262
1st June – 30th June 2023USD 1383
1st July – 31st Oct 2023USD 1973
1st Nov – 22nd Dec 2023USD 1325
23rd Dec 2023 – 1st Jan 2024USD 2023

About this Property - Mara Serena Lodge

Mara Serena Lodge is the perfect destination for those who want to experience world-class service and luxury in the heart of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Guests can enjoy stunning views of the Mara River, Mara game reserve, and the surrounding wildlife from their private lodge, all while being surrounded by top-notch amenities and world-renowned hospitality.

Serena Safari Lodge Location

Serena Safari Lodge is located in the Mara Triangle area of the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, within the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The lodge is conveniently located for experiencing the Great Migration and a myriad of other wildlife sightings – all from the comfort and luxury of your own private lodge.

Cleaning and Safety Practices

Travelers can rest assured that Serena Safari Lodge has implemented strict cleaning and safety protocols in accordance with the World Health Organization (WHO) and local government guidelines. This includes regular sanitization of high-touch surfaces, social distancing measures, and the staff were trained in proper hygiene practices.

Mara Serena Property Amenities - Most Popular Facilities

Mara Serena Lodge offers a variety of amenities for its guests, including an outdoor pool, fitness center, spa, business center, and complimentary Wi-Fi access. The hotel also features multiple dining options, including a traditional Maasai boma experience under the stars in the Mara Serena Mara Boma Restaurant.

Serena Mara Room Amenities

Amenities at Mara Serena lodge offer luxury rooms and suites, all with private balconies or terraces overlooking the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Rooms are equipped with a mini-bar, flat-screen television, hairdryer, a safe box, and tea/coffee-making facilities.

The Property Dining Options

This property Boma Restaurant offers a traditional Maasai boma experience under the stars, serving delicious African cuisine and international favorites. The Serena Safari Lodge also has an all-day dining option at the Mara Restaurant and a poolside bar for light meals and drinks.

During your stay, you can avoid visiting the restaurant and the poolside bar and opt for room service. This property offers an extensive menu of room service options that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. There is also a gift shop, one of the popular amenities you will find here.

Airport Transportation, The Staff, Swimming Pool, and Game Drives

The property provides airport transfers from Mara Serena Airstrip at an additional cost for those who prefer fly-in safaris. The staff at the lodge is dedicated to offering exceptional service to ensure a great experience during your stay.

The lodge features a beautiful outdoor pool with stunning views of the Mara River and Mara Triangle, perfect for relaxing after a day of game drives. Besides game drives, you can engage in walking safaris, hot air balloon rides (additional cost), or visit the Maasai village (additional cost) during your stay at the lodge.

Masai Mara Serena Lodge Guest Reviews

A TripAdvisor has praised Serena Safari Lodge for its beautiful location, stunning views, and excellent staff and service. Guests also recommend the safari experiences offered by Mara Serena, as well as the delicious food served at the on-site restaurants. A few guests mentioned that the rooms could use some updates, but overall they had an enjoyable stay at Mara Serena Safari Lodge.

Overall, Mara Serena Lodge offers luxury accommodations and amenities in the heart of the Mara Triangle. With top-notch service, a great swimming pool, and stunning views, Mara Serena is a popular choice for travelers looking to experience Africa’s magic on safari.

Mara Serena Safari Lodge - Lions
Lions Resting at Masai Mara National Reserve

Frequently Asked Questions about Mara Serena Safari Lodge

The next part looks at everything you would need to know about Mara Serena Safari lodge. Here are the FAQs to give you a memorable 4 Days Masai Mara Serena Safari Lodge Trip.

1. How far is this Mara Serena Lodge from the center of Talek?

The distance from Mara Serena Lodge to Talek center in Narok is about 73.1 kilometers. A road trip from the center to the camp takes about two hours. During the journey, you will interact with the vibrant cultures of the communities along the road. Also, enjoy the generally warm weather throughout the year.

2. Is Mara Serena camp popular with families?

Serena safari lodge reviews from customers and travel review sites like Tripadvisor are raving. Families dash to the lodge for a few days of fun and relaxation and watch wildlife in the expansive adjacent reserve. There are enough facilities for adults and children alike, and the accommodation is usually open throughout the year. Therefore, you can book anytime and enjoy the same five-star service as everyone else.

3. How can I get to Mara Serena Lodge from the nearest Airport?

The road trip is usually the most entertaining if you have been wondering how to get to Mara Serena Masai Mara from JKIA. However, you can also fly in from Wilson airport, a few kilometers from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

4. Which popular attractions are close to Masai Mara Serena Lodge?

There are several attractions around the Masai Mara Serena Mara Lodge. They include the famous Maasai village, where you learn the history and partake in the Masai culture. In addition to curios and Maasai shukas, you enjoy their traditional food. You can also visit the town of Narok. Other attractions are the Great Rift Valley views on the way to Narok, shopping at Narok, and Maai Mahiu centers.

5. What are some of the property amenities at Mara Serena Safari Lodge?

The amenities list of Mara Serena Safari Lodge includes an outdoor swimming pool, Mara River and Mara Triangle views, free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, free parking, and airport transfers (with additional charges). The property also has barbecue facilities, meeting rooms for events and conferences as well as dry cleaning services.

6. What are the dishes offered at this property?

Some Mara Serena menu options include local and international dishes, both for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Examples of dishes include Mara River trout, Kenyan beef steak, curries, salads, and trifle for dessert. The Mara Serena restaurant also offers a selection of wines from around the world. A TripAdvisor reviewer has even said that the food was very good and the rooms are perfect for room services.

7. Which room amenities are available at Mara Serena Safari Lodge?

Whichever room of Mara Serena Lodge you choose, the amenities include a private bathroom, air conditioning, bathrobes and slippers, blackout curtains, and daily housekeeping. Some rooms also offer views of Mara River or Mara Triangle as well as minibars (with additional charges). Deluxe tents have terraces where you can relax during the day and night. Mara Serena Mara also offers 24-hour reception and room service.

8. How much do Mara Serena Safari Lodge rates cost per person?

Serena safari lodge rates vary according to the room type and season. The Mara Serena Mara prices for deluxe tents start at USD 430 per person for low season, USD 450 for high season, and USD 470 for peak season. Mara Serena Mara prices for Mara River View rooms start at USD 280 per person for the low season, USD 370 for the high season, and USD 400 for the peak season. Mara Serena Mara prices for Mara Triangle View rooms start at USD 300 per person for the low season, USD 390 for the high season, and USD 420 for the peak season.

9. What food & drink options are available at Mara Serena Safari Lodge?

The on-site restaurant at Serena Safari Lodge offers a variety of local and international dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The property also has a bar where guests can enjoy drinks. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

10. Is parking available at Mara Serena Safari Lodge?

Yes, Mara Serena Safari Lodge offers free parking for guests.

11. What is the average rating of Mara Serena Safari Lodge according to past guests?

Mara Serena Safari Lodge has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor from over 1,000 reviews. Past guests have praised the property’s beautiful

12. Are there opportunities to exercise at Mara Serena Safari Lodge?

Mara Serena Safari Lodge offers a fitness center to be used by the guests during their stay. Additionally, the property’s location in Masai Mara provides opportunities for outdoor activities such as bush walks to help keep you in shape.

13. Is Mara Serena Safari Lodge part of a hotel chain?

Serena Safari Lodge is part of the Serena Hotels chain, which has properties in Kenya and other countries in Africa.

14. Does Mara Serena Safari Lodge have airport transportation?

Mara Serena Lodge offers airport transfers, with additional charges. It is recommended to arrange this service in advance with the property if you are flying there.

15. Are any cleaning services offered at Mara Serena Safari Lodge?

Mara Serena Safari Lodge offers dry cleaning services for the convenience of their guests.

16. Is Mara Serena Safari Lodge part of a hotel chain?

Mara Serena Safari Lodge does offer meeting rooms for events and conferences. It is recommended to inquire about availability and rates with the property directly.

17. Does Mara Serena Safari Lodge have a pool?

Serena Safari Lodge does have a pool on-site and guests can relax by Mara River. Additionally, Mara Serena also offers a sauna and hot tub for relaxation during your stay.

18. Is Mara Serena Safari Lodge part of a hotel chain?

Serena Safari Lodge is part of the Serena Hotels chain, which has properties in Kenya and other countries in Africa.

19. Is Mara Serena Safari Lodge pet-friendly?

Sorry, Mara Serena Lodge does not currently accept pets. It is recommended to inquire about any potential future changes with the property directly.

20. What time is check-in at Mara Serena Safari Lodge?

Mara Serena Safari Lodge offers 24-hour check-in for guests’ convenience. However, the recommended check-in time is past 10 am and check-out is before 10 am. You can always make special arrangements for early or late check-in/check-out at Mara Serena Safari Lodge.

21. Where is Mara Serena Safari Lodge located?

Mara Serena Safari Lodge is located in Masai Mara, a conservation area in southwestern Kenya known for its abundance of wildlife. The lodge overlooks Mara River and offers views of the nearby savanna. It is approximately a 2-hour drive from Mara Serena Safari Lodge to Maasai Mara National Reserve or a 40 minute drive to Musiarar Park. Mara Serena Safari Lodge is also located near several cultural villages, offering the opportunity to learn about traditional Maasai culture. ​

22. Do Mara Serena Safari Lodge rooms have balconies?

Some Mara Serena Safari Lodge rooms do have balconies, but it is recommended to inquire about availability with the property directly. Balcony rooms offer views of Mara River and the nearby savanna. ​

23. Do Mara Serena Safari Lodge rooms have Wi-Fi?

Yes, Mara Serena Lodge offers Wi-Fi in all the rooms and throughout the property. You will, regardless of the room you book, have access to their beautiful outdoor pool. At Mara Serena safari, expect nothing but top-notch services. the hotel has a TripAdvisor profile where every guest leaves a review after checkout. The lodge is a short distance from the Mara river.

24. Property is also known as:

The property is also called:

  • Mara Serena
  • Mara Serena Lodge
  • Mara Serena Safari
  • Mara Serena Safari Lodge Masai Mara
  • Mara Serena Safari Masai Mara
  • Serena Lodge Mara
  • Serena Mara
  • Serena Mara Lodge
  • Serena Mara Safari Lodge
  • Mara Serena Safari Lodge Lodge
  • Mara Serena Safari Lodge Maasai Mara
  • Mara Serena Safari Lodge Lodge Maasai Mara

 It is recommended to clarify the property’s name with us or Mara Serena Safari Lodge directly to ensure accuracy in reservations.

25. What are other properties like Mara Serena in Masai Mara?

Other properties in Masai Mara that offer safari experiences include Mara Simba Lodge, Mara Springs Safari Camp, Mara Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, Mara Intrepids Camp, and Mara Explorer Safari Camp.