4 Days - Masai Mara and Lake Naivasha
Duration - 4 days

In this tour we will cover the 2 most popular parks in Kenya - Masai Mara National Reserve (2 nights) & Lake Naivasha (1 night). Masai Mara is home for "Big Five" (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo) & also zebras, antelope, hyenas, giraffes, African lions including black-maned lion. Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake in Kenya which lies just north-west of Nairobi and offers unique activities like boat ride, hiking, etc. You can go on a hike on Crescent Island next to giraffes, buffaloes, gazelles, topi, impalas and waterbucks.


Short Itinerary


Day 1 - (Mar 03, 2024) Nairobi to Masai Mara. Afternoon game drives in Masai Mara
Day 2 - (Mar 04, 2024) Full day game drives in Masai Mara
Day 3 - (Mar 05, 2024) Masai Mara to Lake Naivasha
Day 4 - (Mar 06, 2024) Boat ride to and Walking tour in Crescent Island and transfer to Nairobi

Note 1: In Naivasha, Boat ride to Crescent Island and walking tour in Crescent Island are included. Other activities like bike tour, hiking, horse ride can be opted as add-ons by paying additional.
Note 2: Morning game drives in Masai Mara can be added on the last morning at the park by paying additional park fees.

Choose Date


Safari tour prices vary depending on the starting date, your group size, and the choice of stay.

Ensuite Accommodation Packages


Below are packages with a few popular ensuite options for your private tour, starting on Mar 03, 2024, in a group of two adults. Ensuite hotels are tented camps/lodges that can be inside/around national parks. You will have a private room with attached bathroom. Meals are provided by hotels.

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Option E1: $786 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $889 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Fisi Camp Masai Mara, Masai Mara (Outside the Park) from Mar 03, 2024 to Mar 05, 2024
- Stay at Aloe Park Hotel, Lake Naivasha from Mar 05, 2024 to Mar 06, 2024

Option E2: $918 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $1,021 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Jambo Mara Safari Lodge - Top Glass Room, Masai Mara (Outside the Park) from Mar 03, 2024 to Mar 05, 2024
- Stay at Lake Naivasha Country Club - Standard Room, Lake Naivasha from Mar 05, 2024 to Mar 06, 2024

Option E3: $943 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $1,046 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Basecamp Masai Mara, Masai Mara (Within the Park) from Mar 03, 2024 to Mar 05, 2024
- Stay at Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge, Lake Naivasha from Mar 05, 2024 to Mar 06, 2024

Option E4: $1,586 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $1,689 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Sarova Mara Game Camp - Club Tent, Masai Mara (Within the Park) from Mar 03, 2024 to Mar 05, 2024
- Stay at Chui Lodge - Standard Room, Lake Naivasha from Mar 05, 2024 to Mar 06, 2024

Option E5: $1,887 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $1,990 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Emboo River Camp, Masai Mara (Within the Park) from Mar 03, 2024 to Mar 05, 2024
- Stay at Chui Lodge - Deluxe Room, Lake Naivasha from Mar 05, 2024 to Mar 06, 2024

Option E6: $3,307 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $3,410 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Bateleur Camp - Tented Suite, Masai Mara (Outside the Park) from Mar 03, 2024 to Mar 05, 2024
- Stay at Chui Lodge - Deluxe Room, Lake Naivasha from Mar 05, 2024 to Mar 06, 2024

A detailed list of inclusions is shared below. We have many more accommodations and addon tours to offer. Please share with us your requirements by clicking on the "Request Quote" button below, and our reservations team will get in touch with you.


Itinerary


Day 1 - Nairobi to Masai Mara

Your tour starts with pick up at 7:30 AM from your Nairobi hotel or Airport and drive to Masai Mara. This drive will take about 5 to 6.5 hours with a scenic stopover at Great Rift Valley. Arrive in Masai Mara shortly after noon and check into your lodge/camp, have hot lunch and then depart for an afternoon game drive.

After the game drive, we head back to lodge/camp to reach by around 5:30 or 6:00 PM, freshen up and enjoy a freshly prepared Dinner. Overnight at your lodge.

Note: The last 1-hour drive to Masai Mara is on the corrugated and bumpy road and may not be comfortable for clients with back problems. Clients with back problems can consider flying directly to (and out of) Masai Mara.

Day 2 - Masai Mara

Today's itinerary is flexible and you can discuss with your guide on the previous evening and plan for today's schedule.

You can either have a relaxed breakfast and depart for full day game drives around 9:00 AM with packed lunch and return back to lodge late afternoon around 6:00 PM. Or you can depart at 6:00 AM on an early morning game drive (This is the best time to see the animals and a good chance to witness hunt/kill). Later return to accommodation for breakfast and relax for a bit and depart on an afternoon game drive with packed lunch. you will stop at a picnic spot for having packed lunch and later depart on a game drive till the park is closed. Around 6:00 PM return to lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3 - Masai Mara to Lake Naivasha

After a relaxed breakfast around 10:00 AM checkout and Depart to Lake Naivasha which is about 5 hours drive.

Check-in to your camp/lodge in Naivasha for dinner and overnight stay.

Note: A short morning game drives in Masai Mara can be done on day 3 by paying extra USD 85 PP.
Note: Depending on your itinerary and next day plan, you might skip these activities on this day and do them next morning before departing from Naivasha.


Day 4 - Lake Naivasha to Nairobi

After breakfast, proceed to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride to Crescent Island where you will be doing a nature walk next to zebras, giraffes, wildebeest, waterbucks, antelopes and many types of birds. Return by boat to Naivasha for lunch at your lodge and then proceed to Nairobi.

Stay Locations


Day 1 - Masai Mara (Within the Park) or Masai Mara (Outside the Park)

Day 2 - Masai Mara (Within the Park) or Masai Mara (Outside the Park)

Day 3 - Lake Naivasha

Maps


Transfers


This tour starts from Nairobi. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is the nearest international airport and Wilson airport is the nearest domestic airport.

Airport Pickup/Drop
Pickup or drop off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on the day of safari: No extra charge
Pickup or drop off at Wilson Airport on the day of safari: No extra charge

Airport to Hotel transfers
Transfer from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Nairobi hotel or vice versa: USD 30 per vehicle
Transfer from Wilson Airport to Nairobi hotel or vice versa: USD 30 per vehicle

Transfer from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Wilson Airport or vice versa: USD 30 per vehicle

Flights


We do not book International Flights.
We can book local flights based on availability. Below are indicative additional costs for local flights.

This tour starts & ends at Nairobi with road transfers between all locations. Masai Mara is the farthest location you will be visiting in this tour and it is 5 hours from Nairobi, each way. To save drive time, you can directly fly into Masai Mara where your safari vehicle with guide will be waiting to directly start the safari and cover other parks over the next few days making your way to Nairobi by road on the last day. We will reroute the itinerary such that you cover all the parks included in the original itinerary with the same choice of accommodations & same number of nights as included in the original itinerary. This is called a Fly-in Safari

We can also reroute the itinerary such that you start with driving from Nairobi on day 1 and cover other parks before you drive to Masai Mara. We end the safari tour at Masai Mara on the last day from where you can fly out to Nairobi. We will reroute the itinerary such that you cover all the parks included in the original itinerary with the same choice of accommodations & same number of nights as included in the original itinerary. This is called a Fly-out Safari.

Fly Into Masai Mara
From Nairobi to Masai Mara: From USD 240 per person (Morning flight)
From Nairobi to Masai Mara: From USD 185 per person (Afternoon flight)
From Diani/Mombasa to Masai Mara: From USD 320 per person

Fly out of Masai Mara
From Masai Mara to Nairobi: From USD 240 per person (Early Morning flight)
From Masai Mara to Diani/Mombasa: From USD 485 per person (Afternoon flight)

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Intercity Flights
From Diani to Nairobi: From USD 200 per person (Morning flight)
From Nairobi to Diani:From USD 200 per person (Afternoon flight)

Note 1: Rates mentioned above are indicative and subject to change based on airlines and party(group) size.
Note 2: In the Fly into Masai Mara rates mentioned above, in addition to airfare, price also includes cost to send the safari Vehicle with guide a day in advance to Masai Mara & transport cost from your Nairobi hotel to Nairobi airport.
Note 3: For afternoon flights In the Fly out of Masai Mara rates mentioned above, in addition to airfare, price also includes an additional Masai Mara park fee.
Note 4: Flights into Masai Mara land at around 11:00 AM and game drives can start soon after landing and Morning flights out of Masai Mara depart around 08:30 AM.

Meals


Day 1 - Lunch & Dinner
Day 2 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4 - Breakfast & Lunch

Drive Times


Day 1 - Nairobi to Masai Mara takes about 5.5 to 6 hours (284 km)
Day 3 - Masai Mara to Lake Naivasha takes about 5 to 5.5 hours (250 km)
Day 4 - Lake Naivasha to Nairobi takes about 2 to 2.5 hours (105 km)

Note: These are estimated drive times. Because of the traffic, location of the accommodations, and several other factors, actual drive times may vary. Driving distances are approximate and do not account for exact places.

Inclusions


  • Park Fees (for Non-Residents).

  • Daily game drives while on Safari.

  • A professional driver/guide.

  • 4x4 Land Cruiser or Safari Van.

  • All Taxes and VAT.

  • Meals as per itinerary.

  • Drinking water while on safari (2 litres per person per day).

Exclusions


  • International flights.

  • Airport Transfers (Unless mentioned otherwise).

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless mentioned otherwise).

  • Tips (Tipping guidelines).

  • Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.).

  • Government imposed increase of Taxes and or Park Fees.

  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

Addons


Add-on tours in Masai Mara
Hot Air Balloon Ride (1 hour): USD 440 per person for adult/USD 335 for child
Masai Village Visit (1 hour): USD 25 per person
Sundowner: USD 35-60 per person depending on hotel

Add-on tours in Hell's Gate National Park, Naivasha
Hell's Gate National Park fees: USD 30 per adult/USD 20 for child
Biking tour in Hell's Gate National Park: USD 30 per adults/USD 30 for child
Walking tour in Hell's Gate National Park: USD 25 upto 4 pax

Add-on tours in Sanctuary Farm, Naivasha
Horse Riding (for 1 hour): USD 50 per adult/USD 45 for child
Horse Riding (for 2 hours): USD 80 per adults/USD 75 for child

Add-on tours in Mt. Longonot National Park, Naivasha
Mt. Longonot Hike (upto 5 hours): USD 40 per adult/USD 30 for child

4 Days - Masai Mara and Lake Naivasha
Duration - 4 days

In this tour we will cover the 2 most popular parks in Kenya - Masai Mara National Reserve (2 nights) & Lake Naivasha (1 night). Masai Mara is home for "Big Five" (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo) & also zebras, antelope, hyenas, giraffes, African lions including black-maned lion. Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake in Kenya which lies just north-west of Nairobi and offers unique activities like boat ride, hiking, etc. You can go on a hike on Crescent Island next to giraffes, buffaloes, gazelles, topi, impalas and waterbucks.


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