At Kambu Campers Ltd, we have intentionally designed our initial tour package to feature Maasai Mara as the main destination. Our range of 2 to 5-day safari packages cater to various budgets and include tours of Maasai Mara National Reserve and its conservancies, all starting from Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. While we are still building our soon-to-be-launched Kambu Tented Camp near Sekenani Gate, our presence in the Mara during the development phase of our camp has given us immense insight as we set out to develop these packages. We have also gone on at least 6 safaris in the larger Mara over the last two years.
How our packages work:
We do not have specific pricing for any of our packages. For example, our 2-day/1-night Maasai Mara package is completely open for you to design. You can opt to fly in instead of using road transport or you can use to stay in a tent inside the Park instead of a high-end luxury hotel. We therefore, request that you provide specific details especially regarding your accommodation preference when making a booking request.
Which Package should I choose? How many days is ideal?
We would like to emphasize that the duration of your safari and the number of days you spend in it depend entirely on your budget. For instance, if you are looking for a long weekend getaway, we recommend our 3-day/2-night package. This will give you enough time to take in all the sights and sounds at Maasai Mara within a short span of time. However, if you have a larger budget and more time to spare, we recommend our 5-day/4-night package as this will give you enough time to explore different areas and conservancies in the Mara and participate in various activities like hot air balloon safari, game drives etc.
About Maasai Mara Safari & Packages:
To see the animals you’re interested in, it’s important to know where to look in the Mara ecosystem. The ecosystem covers 1,510 square km and different animals are best viewed in different areas. For instance, if you want to see the Marsh Lions featured in BBC Wildlife documentaries, you should go to the Mara Triangle, the uppermost part of the ecosystem. On the other hand, if you want to witness the spectacle of millions of wildebeest crossing the Mara River at once, head to the central part of the ecosystem.
We can tailor your package to fit your needs – just indicate in the inquiry if you have specific animals you’d like to see.
To make the most of your trip, consider the time of year you plan to visit. For instance, if you’re hoping to witness the Wildebeest migration, it’s best to plan your trip for the months of July and August. Birding safaris are excellent for later in the year (during winter periods in Europe) when birds migrate to the Mara.
Maasai Mara Safari Package
Maasai Mara National Reserve gives you a glimpse of Africa’s untamed beauty and the ‘Big Five’ or the Big cats. The best way to experience the park is on a safari—a wildlife adventure through its vast grassland, woodlands, rivers, and swamps teeming with wild animals.
The Game Reserve is known as both the birthplace of humanity and Africa’s top wildlife reserve. In 2007, it was voted as the eighth wonder of the world. There is a lot to see here. With more than 90 mammal species and over 470 bird species, you will be sure to spot some amazing wildlife.
Depending on where your accommodation/hotel/lodge is located, you’ll start your day early with the game drive before dawn with a packed breakfast if you wish. You may also opt to just head out for the game drive after breakfast at around 8 am.
If your accommodation is outside the Reserve, you will enter through any of the main Gates to the Reserve – Sekenani, Talek, or Oloololo. From 8 am, you’ll roam the park looking for animals and viewing different habitats with your guide.
You’ll stop off for a picnic lunch during the day and take advantage of some time to relax, or you can continue on with another game drive in late afternoon until 7 pm when you will start heading back to your accommodation.
It’s important to remember that game drives are not guaranteed to see any specific animals, as they are wild creatures and difficult to predict. Be sure to bring your cameras and binoculars along and marvel at the beautiful landscapes you come across!
Finally, if you’re looking for a thrilling adventure in Maasai Mara National Reserve, look no further than our 2-night 3-day safari package. With our expert guides, you’ll be sure to experience the best of what the park has to offer. Contact us now for more information and let’s make your African safari dream come true!
We aim to give our guests the flexibility that fits their budget. Accommodation is the biggest expense during your visit to the Mara and we give you options depending on the three tiers of accommodations you prefer (budget, economy, and luxury). Budget accommodation including our own Kambu Mara Camp does not exceed $100/day while luxury options could be as high as $500 per day.
Please inquire about a minimum of two accommodation options (for example, budget and economy) and we will provide you with a comparison of their prices for you to choose from.
If you’d like to drive yourself from Nairobi to the Mara, you can also opt for our self-drive transport option. By default, this package comes with transport with our drivers who double as expert guides.
What you can expect to see:
- Big Cats – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and African buffalo
- Mara River Habitat
- Wildebeest Migration
- Maasai Cultural Villages
- Kenya-Tanzania Border
- Herd Animals – Antelopes, Zebras, Buffalos, Giraffes, etc
- Services of experienced English/other language speaking safari tour guide/driver
- Game viewing drives
- Accommodation at a lodge of your choice (Budget, Economy or Luxury)
- Transport in our Standard Customized Pop-top 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser
- Bottled water
- Meals on safari
- Park entrance fee
- Pick up/drop off at Nairobi hotel or residence
- Government taxes and levies
- -Flight cost
- -Visa fee’s
- -Items and services of a personal nature
- -Tips & Gratuities.
By Road: If you choose to travel to Maasai Mara by road, the main route is about 230 to 270 kilometers depending on the gate you’ll use. The most common route is via Narok town. This route takes approximately 4 hours and passes through central and south Maasai Mara.
By Air: Alternatively, if you wish to travel by air, there are two airports that serve the greater Maasai Mara area – Keekorok Airport and Kichwa Tembo but there are also several smaller ones. You will fly from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport and will take you about 45 minutes to land in any of Maasai Mara’s airstrips.
We give our clients the flexibility to choose between flying or using road transport. In the quote your request, please indicate if you prefer flying in or using road transportation.
We have three classes of accommodation – Budget, Economy and Luxury. Please indicate in your booking inquiry which accommodation option you’d like.
- Orng’atuny Mara King Camp, Masai Mara
- Mara Chui Camp
- Jambo Mara Safari Lodge
- Explore Nature Mara Lodge
- Prideinn Mara Camp
- Osero Camp
- Zebra Plains Mara
- Basecamp Masai Mara
- Losokwan Luxury Tented Camp
- AA Lodge
- Siana Springs Tented Camp
- Sentrim Mara Camp
- Mara Sopa Lodge
- Mara Leisure Camp
- La Maison Royale (LMR) Mara Camp
- Mara River Lodge
- Enkorok Mara Camp
- Elangata Olerai Camp
2-Days/1-Night Maasai Mara Safari from Nairobi:
I checked the safaribookings.com website and there are a total of 30 safari packages that offer 2-day safari tours starting from Nairobi. On the lower end, there is a package for $180 per person sharing a vehicle but most packages rated highly range from $300 to $400 per person. This one by Jocky Tours is $200 per person and has been rated by about 742 safarigoers as of June 2023.
Affordable packages offer accommodation at budget camps such as Miti Mingi Eco camp.
Our 2-day, 1-night Maasai Mara Safari starts in Nairobi where you’ll be picked up at the airport for onward travel to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. You’ll spend two full days at the reserve, where you’ll be able to see all of the Big Five: lions, buffalos, elephants, leopards and rhinos.
You’ll also have a chance to visit local villages and have an authentic cultural experience. Our safari package includes 1 night’s accommodation at a budget, economy or luxury camp, all meals, transportation in 4 x 4 safari minibus with pop tops, and game drives.
This package has multiple options to choose from such as jeep tours for an exclusive experience, hot air balloon rides for aerial views of the reserve, or even night game drives for those who are brave enough to take on the darkness.
3-Days/2-Nights Mara Safari Itinerary
Leave Nairobi. You’ll be picked up at the airport or at your hotel. Drive to Mara takes about 4 hours. If you’re flying, it will take about 45 minutes to get to Mara from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport.
Experience an incredible safari in a Kambu 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser or Toyota Hiace with a customized pop-up roof. The vehicle comes equipped with a portable fridge/cooler box with bottled water, 4 binoculars, a long-range high-frequency radio, sandbags, 4G/LTE broadband WIFI connectivity, power outlets AC 230V, a first aid kit, safari guide books, baby seats (available upon request), and side steps (available upon request). Plus, you’ll have a professional multi-lingual safari guide to ensure you have an unforgettable safari experience.
Arrive in the Mara to have lunch
Enjoy your afternoon game drive
Return to the Camp for dinner and overnight.
Overnight: Accommodation based on your package
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5:45 am: Start off your day with a hot air balloon ride over the Mara (if your package includes this). Enjoy an hour flight, soaring high above the savanna plains and watching the wildlife from above. Afterward, enjoy breakfast in the bush before continuing on with your safari game drive.
Enjoy a full day of game drives in search of the “Big Five” and other wildlife native to the savannah. A picnic lunch will be provided at 1:00pm. Later in the afternoon, take a game drive along the Mara River to observe hippos, crocodiles, and other wildlife.
You can choose to end the day with a sundowner at the top of a nearby hill overlooking the Mara Triangle.
Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by breakfast before heading back to your accommodation. If you’re interested, we can also arrange a visit to one of the Maasai villages and take part in activities such as traditional dancing, singing, and much more.
You may also choose to check out after breakfast and leave for Nairobi. You’ll be in Nairobi around lunchtime and can opt for lunch and our favorite dining places in the city before being transferred to the airport for your flight back.