This 4-day Budget Masai Mara Safari in Kenya visits East Africa's internationally acclaimed Masai Mara National Reserve. Travelling from Nairobi to Masai Mara Park, view the spectacular scenery of the Great Rift Valley of East Africa. On this small group Kenya safari package, you are guaranteed a window seat on wildlife drives and the pop-up roof of the game viewing vehicle offers exceptional comfort, allowing you to stand and enjoy your wildlife sightings from every angle.
The exclusive eco-camp, your affordable base for the next three nights, is located on the banks of the Talek River. Relish the comfort of this tented safari camp near Masai Mara Reserve, enjoying all the luxury of a game lodge whilst camping in true safari style close to nature. Take game viewing drives in your safari vehicle in the iconic Masai Mara Reserve that teems with wildlife. Named in honour of the Maasai people (the ancestral inhabitants of the area), there are many villages, home to these people, scattered across the reserve.
Savour an 'Out of Africa' moment on this unforgettable Masai Mara wildlife safari in Kenya.
Your guide will meet you at your pre-safari accommodation in Nairobi for a short briefing about your 4-day budget safari, and then you set off towards Masai Mara Wildlife Reserve. You have a guaranteed windows seat to enjoy the changing landscape of Kenya as you travel and particularly the spectacular views of the Great Rift Valley.
You arrive at the eco-camp overlooking the Mara, in the early afternoon and after settling in you set off on your first wildlife safari with your experienced and knowledgeable guide. Thanks to the pop-up roof of the land cruisers you may stand to watch and photograph the wildlife. Keep a close watch out for endangered African wild dogs and cheetah, other African predators like the spotted hyena, black-backed jackal, caracal and bat-eared fox, and the endangered Grevy’s Zebra and Jackson’s Hartebeest. You’ll also see various other antelope, small mammals like warthogs, vervet monkeys and olive baboons, and you will also come across gracious giraffe on your African wildlife safari drive today.
Returning to our exclusive tented camp, you can freshen up and relax after a shower on your very own private veranda with a view of the Talek River where the animals come to drink. Enjoy the magic of a sundowner gazing out over the African savannah.
Your first day on this budget African safari in Kenya is rounded off with a delicious meal and stargazing and storytelling around the campfire. As you fall asleep afterwards in the luxurious comfort of a real bed in your walk-in tent, you’ll be serenaded by the marvellous sounds of the African bush all around you.
Wake up to the sounds of the birdsong in your spacious tented camp set in the midst of a tropical forest. It may be very early but that's the best time for wildlife spotting and the excitement of discovery ahead soon supplants the shock of the early rising. You are well prepared, with a picnic lunch, for a full day of exploration and over the next two days the guide takes you to remote corners of the reserve and shares his knowledge of the animals' behaviour with you.
If you’re visiting during the Great Migration, you will make a stop at the Mara River and perhaps witness the hundreds of wildebeest and zebras trying to avoid the crocodiles which they know lie waiting greedily in the River. You’ll be amazed at how much you can learn about the habitats and wildlife in this time, as you travel through different habitats observing the magnificent wildlife here. But no matter what time of the year you come to the Mara, your day will be filled with wildlife marvels. From crocodiles and hippos in the water to the distinctive Masai giraffe and roan antelope many different species call this place home year-round. Look forward to wildlife encounters which will stay in your memory for a long time to come.
In the evening, enjoy a sundowner on your private balcony or chat with your fellow travellers about your adventures of the day.
Our magical safari ends today, but there is still an opportunity to view the wildlife before we hit the tarmac, as we travel back to Nairobi. You will be transferred to the airport or your hotel in Nairobi where you can say your goodbyes to the friends you have made over the past few days.
This safari is also available as a private tour on any day of the year. If you are interested in booking it on a private basis, please contact African Budget Safaris for pricing details.
Wherever possible, this budget lodge safari uses small, intimate lodges and tented camps. You will stay in hotels, safari lodges or permanent tented camps (with en-suite bathrooms). Safari lodges are solid buildings, whereas tented camps are permanently set-up, walk-in safari-style tents that offer similar levels of service as hotels and lodges.
We only use specially converted 4×4 Toyota Land Cruisers that are able to take on the harsh Kenyan road conditions. Each guest will enjoy a window seat and during game drives the roof will open, ensuring unspoilt views from every angle.
This tour does take children.
There is no official age limit, but due to the many hours spent in the vehicle, we don’t recommend this trip for children under the age of 6 years. However, if parents can confidently say that their children are comfortable in travelling long distances, they are of course welcome. However, parents are responsible for their children at all times.
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