This is a low cost “budget safari” by road with travel in a minibus to offer a lower-priced option to our air safaris or our 4×4 road safaris.

This 3 night / 4 day low-cost road safari visits the popular Lake Nakuru National Park and the world-renowned Masai Mara. It is operated with a private vehicle just for your group (minimum 2 people) and with an expert driver-guide. Flexible departures (any day).


Starting from Nairobi, the tour first visits the Lakeland interior of Kenya and Lake Nakuru National Park which is famed for the spectacular wildlife found on the shores of its lakes. This includes black rhino, white rhino, hippo, leopard, lion and the rare Rothschild giraffe.

After visiting Lake Nakuru National Park and staying overnight on the shores of Lake Elementaita the tour then continues for two nights in the Masai Mara which is one of the best places to see Africa’s big cats.



Lake Nakuru National Park where there is an excellent chance of seeing lion, leopard, rhino and much more, followed by 2 nights in the famous Masai Mara.

1 night at Sarova Lion Hill 

2 nights at Keekorok Lodge with game drives in the Maasai Mara, famous for lions, cheetahs and leopards.


Lakes & Mara Safari: 4 days / 3 nights

Day 1

An early pick up from Nairobi to drive through the stunning scenery of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley to explore Lake Nakuru National Park. The woodland and grassland surrounding the lake are home to an abundance of animals. All meals and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill . (B, L, D).


Day 2

After an early breakfast we continue our safari by heading to the world-famous Maasai Mara, arriving for lunch at Keekorok Lodge where we will stay for 2 nights (Full Board). Keekorok has wonderful areas to observe wildlife – including the Elephant Deck and Hippo Bar which overlooks a waterhole. The lodge also features a swimming pool and offers optional activities (payable locally) such as the spa or nature walks. We will take an afternoon game drive and return for dinner and overnight at Keekorok Lodge. (B, L, D).


Day 3     *Optional Balloon Safari and Champagne Breakfast.

In the early morning we head into the Masai Mara National Reserve for game-viewing. We will look for a wide variety of Kenya’s animals – great and small – such as elephants, buffalo, giraffe and plains game and we will go in search of the big cats for which the Mara is famous. Return to the lodge late morning. In the afternoon we take another game drive, later returning for dinner and overnight at Keekorok Lodge. (B, L, D).


Day 4

After breakfast we transfer back to Nairobi. Drop off at the international airport for your flight home. Alternatively, fly direct from the Masai Mara to the Kenya coast to relax on the beach for a few days before flying back to Nairobi (optional and at a supplement). (B).


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LAKES & MARA SAFARI: prices are Per Person (minimum 2 people)

PRICES INCLUDE: Transport in a private 6 seater minivan, accommodation and meals as stated, KPSGA registered driver-guide, all government park and reserve fees, game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve and all Kenya Government taxes.

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FROM TO 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 or 6 pax SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (PACKAGE) CHILD 3 to 11 YEARS| SHARING
01-Nov-23 22-Dec-23 1485 USD 1265 USD 1157 USD 1090 USD 235 USD 480 USD
23-Dec-23 02-Jan-24 1616 USD 1430 USD 1340 USD 1280 USD 450 USD 590 USD
03-Jan-24 01-Apr-24 1470 USD 1284 USD 1191 USD 1135 USD 275 USD 533 USD
02-Apr-24 15-Jun-24 1324 USD 1138 USD 1045 USD 989 USD 136 USD 449 USD
16-Jun-24 30-Jun-24 1377 USD 1191 USD 1098 USD 1042 USD 220 USD 476 USD
01-Jul-24 15-Sep-24 1939 USD 1753 USD 1660 USD 1604 USD 442 USD 699 USD
16-Sep-24 15-Oct-24 1844 USD 1658 USD 1565 USD 1509 USD 375 USD 659 USD
16-Oct-24 30-Oct-24 1670 USD 1484 USD 1391 USD 1335 USD 270 USD 553 USD
01-Nov-24 22-Dec-24 1641 USD 1455 USD 1362 USD 1306 USD 230 USD 538 USD
23-Dec-24 02-Jan-25 1972 USD 1786 USD 1693 USD 1637 USD 456 USD 712 USD

Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.

UPGRADE TO 4×4 SAFARI VEHICLE on safari: $105 per vehicle per day

EXTRA NIGHTS can be added – please contact us for prices.

Child policy:

  • Infants up to 2 years stay free of charge (but do not count towards Group Size)
  • One child aged 3 – 11 years and sharing with 2 adults pays child price shown (but do not count towards Group Size)
  • Reductions are also available where 2 children share a room – please contact us for a quotation


Easter & Christmas Supplement

  • Good Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Easter Monday $45 PPPD (Per Person Per Day)
  • Christmas Supplement is applicable on 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st Dec & 01st Jan ($50 PPPD)


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Any of our own Gamewatchers team of Safari Advisors based in the USA, Canada, the UK, India and Australia will be glad to be of service in arranging your safari, helping you plan your trip, confirming prices, answering your questions and booking your choice of safari camps and lodges for you.

Our Safari Advisors have helped many hundreds of our guests to plan their trips and will be delighted to assist you and to help you plan your ideal safari.

For contact details of all our overseas based Safari Advisors in UK, USA, Canada, Australia, India and South America click here, or call us using the numbers below.

USA & Canada USA & Canada   Tel: +1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or +1-519-686-4776 (Rick McIntyre)

UK & EU UK & EU   Tel: +44 (0)7986-978985 (Wayne Hammond)

Kenya Kenya   Tel: +254 (0)774-136523

Australia Australia Tel: +61 419 175 672 (Kristy Thomson)

India India Tel / WhatsApp +91 8017885256 (Pranay Chandra)

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