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Budget Safaris in Masai Mara National Reserve

Budget Safaris in Masai Mara National Reserve are those kinds of tour packages to Kenya’s most endowed National Park that are suitable for budget travelers. You do not need to break your bank account in order to have your dream safari in one of the world’s best national reserves. Masai Mara national reserve is the world’s famous and renown reserve that has raised the Kenyan tourism flag up. It is covered by the sweeping endless plains that are dotted with circled Acacia trees. The Masai Mara national reserve is rich with wildlife hosting an abundant population of the African big 5 (Lions, leopards, Elephants, Rhinos, and Buffaloes). It also hosts the world’s largest annual animal migration that is the wildebeest migration. The wildebeest migration happens annually from July when millions of wildebeest cross the Mara River from Serengeti national park. The collection of wildlife and the prominent remote Maasai culture has made the Masai Mara national reserve one of the best game reserves not only in Kenya but entire Africa.

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Our safari experts have developed more Masai Mara National reserve budget safari packages that suit all the travellers budget. We have both tailor-made packages and other packages that were developed from our experience basing on the most preferred activities by most of the travellers. The Masai Mara National reserve budget safari packages are both short trips to Masai mara national reserve like 2 days Masai mara safari, 3 days budget Masai mara safari, 5 days best of Kenya budget safari and many more. Our Masai Mara National reserve budget safari packages cater for both private sole tours and group tours. Guests are free to join the group tours where they share the cost and reduce the price of the tour. Another way our company has packaged the Masai Mara National reserve budget safari packages is student tours which are given a great discount. This is the initiative the reserve has given to all students from different nationalities as long as you come as a group with school or institution identity Card. The reserve must be notified in advance like two weeks early so that you are budgeted on.

The budget safaris in Masai Mara National reserve include staying on the budget accommodations but with our company, the guests enjoy great accommodation experience at low cost. The company has reached a partnership agreement with most of the lodges and camps that have made our guests enjoy supper accommodation facilities while paying for budget safaris in Masai Mara National Reserve. We have negotiated accommodations on behalf of our travellers as we know that the most important resource and considerations while planning for the African safari is monitory value. The budget comes first while planning for a safari and this is why we introduced well-organized budget safari packages for our guests.

Explore the best of Masai Mara national reserve without affecting your monitory status with our Masai Mara National reserve budget safari packages. This are well-planned packages that are best on luxury wildlife experience. We account for every single coin that the traveler pays for his or her safari tour. Masai Mara national reserve safaris are lifetime wildlife experience that opens your eyes in the middle of the African wilderness. Meet gold of wildlife in Masai Mara national reserve which is a home of the great population of wildlife. The reserve is famous of high population of predators especially lions and leopards. Other animals at the reserve include Elephants, Rhinos, Giraffes, Wildebeests, warthogs, buffaloes, Hyenas, gazelles, and many others. Most travellers especially first time travellers who wish to travel to Masai Mara ask and overthink the cost of doing the great experiential safari. This article will give you the key points to consider in order to cut the budget of your safari.

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The key factors to consider that make up the cost of the safari are:

  • Park entry fees:To enter any protected area in Kenya like any other country one has to pay an entry fee. For Masai mara, it is unique in that the reserve is community-owned and managed by the locals hence you will not find its park entry fee in Government site Kenya wildlife Services like other national parks. The park entry fee can be paid at the gate or prepaid at the bank in Nairobi before going to the park. It only costs 80$ per person which expires after every 24 hours if they are staying inside the reserve. The park fees paid gives you entitlement to do all the game drives at the park and other activities like birding, nature walks.
  • Activities to be done:You will pay extra for private activities like Maasai culture experience, hot air balloon safari, horseback safari, and others. The park entry fees only include game viewing inside the park.
  • Accommodation type:There are three levels of accommodations in Masai Mara national reserve, some are inside the reserve while others are not. The key accommodations are Budget tents, mid-range tents, and luxury lodges. You will select the type of accommodation following your proposed budget though we have a partnership with most of the accommodations with contract rates which only our guests enjoy. Other guests must consider the level of accommodation that fits their budget each level of accommodation has its price tag.

Simple tips on how to have budget safaris in Masai Mara national reserve

We advise our guests from the time you send an inquiry to the last time you start your trip with us. We advise according to the proposed planned budget you opt for your Safari. Below are the tips on how to have the best Masai Mara National reserve budget safaris:

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Join our group tours:Are you’re a solo traveler with a limited budget of doing a safari but flexible of joining other travellers on a trip? Our scheduled group tours are the best for you, we offer budget group tours that can be affordable to most travellers. The group tours are freely joined safaris by travellers from different destinations but only meet during the pickup time from Nairobi. The safari guide will be picking individuals from different destinations but within Nairobi. Introduction and briefing is done after all the travellers are picked up from their hotels. All our group tours are lead by an English driver-guide. This helps to cut costs due to shared costs like car hire, fuel driver-guide allowance, and accommodation. In our planned group tours, the guests share the rooms but according to sex. They sleep a maximum of two people per room of the same sex with maximum privacy.

Public camping safaris:One of the best ways of having Masai Mara National reserve budget safaris is through Camping safaris. We have our camping tents and move with a chef who will be preparing meals for us. We erect our tents in a public camping area with other tourists. There are shared bathrooms and restaurants and bars at this place. The tents come with sleeping bags, food, and other tools we use during the safari.

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Select the best local operator who offers all-inclusive safaris:Selecting a reputable operator that offers you all-inclusive safari will give you discounts hence making the trip fair and pocket-friendly. The operator will cater for accommodations, all meals during the safari, park entry fees, car, fuel, and driver-guide. Since the operators have their own safari cars and fully employed driver-guides they are in a position to give you great discounts.

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Are you planning for a lifetime safari in Masai Mara national reserve on a tight budget, worry not our Masai Mara National reserve budget safari will be the best choice. Send an inquiry to our consultant team and they will respond to you as soon as possible.

FAQs

How much does Masai Mara safari cost? ›

Fees for Masai Mara National Reserve
Non-resident prices (per person, per day)Resident prices (per person, per day)
Adults (18+ years)$80 USD$70 USD
Children (3-18 years)$45 USD$40 USD
Children (0-3 years)freefree
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How many days is enough for Masai Mara safari? ›

How many days do you need in Masai Mara ? Ideally, a minimum of 3 days and 2 nights is perfectly okay. This will give you enough time to explore and view the entire variety of wildlife and sceneries in the park.

How much spending money do I need for safari in Kenya? ›

In general, you should count at least 300 dollars for a Kenya safari price per person per day (including food and accommodation). Most often safari's in Kenya are even more expensive because of the high costs of accommodation and food in the park.

How can I get safari for cheap? ›

How to find a cheap safari
  1. Go during low or shoulder season. Some destinations need to be visited at their peak for the best experience, but that is simply not the case with safaris. ...
  2. Consider camping and budget lodging. ...
  3. Join a group. ...
  4. Explore one destination at a time. ...
  5. Travel by road. ...
  6. Hunt for best deals.

Is Masai Mara expensive? ›

If staying at accommodation located inside the main National Reserve, the entrance fee is USD 70 per adult per 24 hours and USD 40 per child under 12 years of age. If staying at accommodation outside the main reserve the entry fee increases to USD 80 per adult per 24 hours and USD 45 per child per 24 hours.

Which is the best month to visit Masai Mara? ›

June - July - August - September - October

Pleasant temperatures, warm and dry weather, and mostly clear blue skies above. Perfect weather for wildlife safaris and therefore a popular time for safari travel to the Masai Mara.

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