VSJ 101: Maasai Mara Budget Camping Safari - 4 Days
Trip highlights: This is a four days road safari into Maasai Mara, which is Africa’s greatest wildlife reserve, and also the 4th most preferred tourist destination in the world. The trip will start immediately after your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport through the Great Rift Valley by road, and into the Mara. You will be able to see plenty of wildlife varying from Kenya's big five; the lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and the leopard among a host of other different animal species. You will travel as a small group with our experienced cook in a comfortable safari minivan and stay in set up camps while on this safari. At the end of your safari, you will be dropped off at the same airport for your departure flight.
Day 1: Arrival - Nairobi - Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Upon your arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be warmly received by our Tour Manager who will brief you on your safari and escort you to your safari vehicle for departure to the Maasai Mara National Reserve arriving in good time for check in at your camp, Lunch and then depart for an afternoon Game viewing drive till evening. Lunch, dinner and overnight at a Camp
The Maasai Mara National Reserve, now the New 7th wonder of the world and 4th most preferred tourist destination in the world is a home to wildlife in such abundance and variety that it is difficult to imagine. The Maasai Mara hosts over 450 species of animals which include lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants, as well as a wide variety of bird life.
Day 2 & 3: Maasai Mara Game Reserve (2 full days)
You will spend these two full days within the Mara enjoying nature, taking regular game viewing drives, taking photographs as well as looking out for the big five which you are likely to see during your safari. In the afternoons, we can also arrange a visit to the local Maasai homesteads for a cultural visit. An option of balloon Game viewing is also available very early in the morning, at an extra cost. All meals and overnight at a Camp
Optional Balloon Flight
You can opt to carry out your game viewing activity on an adventurous and unforgettable balloon flight over the spectacular Mara at an extra cost. This package includes a bush breakfast in the wild making it very interesting.
In November 2006 the Maasai Mara was named as the New 7th wonder of the world because of what experts termed as "the uniqueness of the area and the preservation it provides to so many species living in harmony". It is understandable because this annual migration is the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth.
Day 4: Maasai Mara National Reserve – Nairobi – Departure
You will enjoy an early pre-breakfast game viewing drive followed by breakfast. After breakfast, depart the Mara and return to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant. After enjoying your lunch, be dropped off by the driver at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight to your next destination.
End of Safari
Please request for the safari cost by filling in your details after clicking on the Reservations Button below. The price depends on season of travel, class of accommodation and the size of the group.
- Accommodation and meals in a tented camp as stipulated in the itinerary
- Transport in a comfortable safari minivan
- Services of an English speaking tour driver/guide
- Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as per itinerary
- All Government taxes and levies
- Hot air balloon flight in the park- US$ 450 per person extra
(Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking)
- Cultural visit to Maasai village
- All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax / email bills etc.
- Tips and gratuities to camp staff and driver/guide.
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
- Any local or international flight and departure taxes
- Laundry services
- Any other item not included in our itinerary