Game Drives in Masai Mara National Reserve

Game drives at Masai Mara - 4x4 safari land cruiser

Game drives in the Masai Mara National Reserve offer an exceptional and exhilarating wildlife experience. This vast expanse of wilderness in Kenya is known for its rich biodiversity and abundant wildlife, making it an ideal destination for unforgettable game drives.

Whether you’re navigating the terrain in a game drive car or gazing at the panorama from above in a hot air balloon, the Mara promises an adventure like no other. From the thunderous wildebeest migration to the silent stalk of a lioness, every safari game drive in the Masai Mara presents a unique snapshot of life in the African bush.

Contact Us to Experience the Best Game Drives in the Masai Mara

Reach us today at or to book a game drive in Masai Mara National Park. We are also available through phone and WhatsApp at +254-748-258-880.

Our Most Booked Masai Mara National Park Packages

Masai Mara Safari Deals/Offers/Tours High Season 1st Nov 2023 – 15th Dec 2023 Festive Season: 16th Dec 2023 – 3rd Jan 2024
3 Days AA Lodges Offer KES 46,784 Per Person KES 60,280 Per Person
3 Days Miti Mingi Eco Camp Safari KES 48,400 Per Person KES 53,400 Per Person
3 Days Orng’atuny Mara King Camp Tour KES 49,400 Per Person KES 58,400 Per Person 
3 Days Sentrim Masai Mara Offer KES 50,800 Per Person KES 63,000 Per Person
3 Days Zebra Plain Mara Deal KES 53,500 Per Person KES 71,100 Per Person
3 Days Mtito Safari Camp Offer KES 55,100 Per Person KES 62,650 Per Person
3 Days Basecamp Masai Mara Package KES 55,950 Per Person KES 64,520 Per Person
3 Days Mara Sopa Lodge Package Tour KES 56,035 Per Person KES 66,050 Per Person
3 Days Mara River Lodge Deal KES 57,400 Per Person KES 68,400 Per Person
3 Days Crocodile Camp Tour KES 58,500 Per Person KES 71,100 Per Person
3 Days Mara Maisha Camp Package KES 59,800 Per Person KES 77,400 Per Person
3 Days Mara Crossing Camp Tour  KES 79,400 Per Person KES 96,400 Per Person

Things Included in the Maasai Mara National Reserve Packages

  • A private tour for 2 adults (contact us to get a quote for a quote tour)
  • Pickup and return to your residence in Nairobi
  • Use of a safari van  – Upgrade to a land cruiser at KES 14000 Per Person
  • Professional safari guide 
  • Masai Mara Park Fee
  • 1-liter of bottled mineral drinking water per person per day
  • Afternoon game drive at Masai Mara on day 1
  • Full-day game drive at Masai Mara with picnic lunch on day 2
  • 2-night accommodation at Masai Mara on full-board basis (Supplement of KES 3000 Per Person Per Night will apply on 24th & 25th Dec & 31st Dec & 1st Jan)
  • High season runs from 1st Nov 2023 to 15th Dec 2023, Festive Season runs from 16th Dec 2023 to 3rd Jan 2024.

Great Photos of Game Drives at Masai Mara National Reserve


The Essence of a Safari Game Drive

The essence of a safari game drive is in its ability to bring you up close and personal with the wild. From witnessing predators hunting for prey to spotting rare and exotic bird species, there’s nothing quite like feeling alive in the African bush.

At, we craft experiences that leave our clients mesmerized by the beauty of wildlife. Our experienced guides deliver insights into the Mara’s biodiversity and help you appreciate the intricate connections within its fragile ecosystem.

Plus, we provide unparalleled customer service to make sure your every need is taken care of with utmost care. So join us for a game drive in Masai Mara National Park and be part of something truly incredible!

The Top 4 Types of Game Drives in Kenya

There are 4 main types of game drives in Kenya; morning game drive, afternoon game drive, full-day game drive, and night game drive.

1. Night Game Drives

Night game drives are one of the most thrilling experiences in the Mara. You get to see a whole new side of the bush, with nocturnal creatures such as serval cats and leopards out hunting prey and African buffalo roaming around their territories.

These types of game drives are available only at the conservancies around Masai Mara and start from around 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at night. You can be sure to enjoy the night game drives while on a safari to the most popular reserve in Kenya and the conservancies in other parts of the country.

2. Morning Game Drives

Early morning game drives in the Mara offer the perfect opportunity to observe the big animals in their most active state. With their stomachs still full from the night’s hunt, predators like lions and cheetahs are now out looking for a new meal.

Plus, with fewer vehicles on the roads, you get to witness more intimate interactions between animals such as families of elephants or clans of hyenas playing together without any human interruption. Early morning is one of the best times of the day to enjoy the park to the fullest.

Early morning is the best time of the day to see and experience a hunt during the safari in Masai Mara. You can be sure of catching the big five during the game drive and also to have the most memorable experience.

3. Afternoon Game Drives

Late Afternoon game drives in the reserve are ideal for bird watching. The air is filled with the warbles of various species of birds, and you can spot some rare ones too.

At this time, many animals also come out to drink water at the riverside or start their hunt for prey. It’s a great opportunity to witness the true beauty of nature and capture it in photos.

This is also the perfect time for you to catch the sunset while on a drive and the evening wildlife. For the best photos, this is the time to be at the reserve. We can also set up a sundowner experience to give you a taste of bush dining.

4. Full-Day Game Drives

When you combine an early morning with a late afternoon game drive with a picnic lunch in Masai Mara, you get full-day game drives. Full-day game drives are the perfect way to explore all that Masai Mara has to offer.

You can relax and take your time exploring the area without having to rush back for sunset. This type of game drive has no fixed itinerary, allowing you to move freely around the park and discover its wonders at your own pace.

Plus, you get to see the Mara from all angles – morning, noon, late afternoon, and early evening. This is the most sought-after type of game drive, especially during the migration season.

Client enjoying a picnic lunch at masai mara - game drives
Clients Enjoying a Picnic Lunch During a Full-Day Game Drive

The Best Game Drive Car for the Safari

The best game-drive car is a 4×4 vehicle that can withstand the rough terrain of Masai Mara National Reserve. It should be comfortable enough to take you on an unforgettable adventure and offer visibility from all angles.

There are several vehicles you will find during your game drives in the reserve, depending on your budget. Some of the top ones are

  1. 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser – Its off-road capabilities make it a great choice for game drives in the Mara. These vehicles often come with a pop-up rooftop for easy game viewing.
  2. Open-Sided 4×4 Jeep – These open-sided safari jeeps offer a panoramic view of the surroundings and are perfect for experiencing the full beauty of your surroundings. These vehicles are the most common in Masai Mara during the game drives when you book your tour with a hotel.
  3. 4WD Safari Van – They are budget-friendly and offer great visibility. The majority of the 4WD safari vans in Masai Mara come with a pop-up roof for easy game viewing. While a safari land cruiser can go for over KES 25000 per day and Open-sided for over KES 30,000 per day, the safari van usually goes for under KES 16,000 per day.

Responsible Game Drives

Game drives in the Mara should always be done responsibly. It is important to follow park regulations and respect the wildlife’s space. In addition, it is also important to minimize your footprint by disposing of waste properly and not leaving any traces behind.

At, we strive to provide our clients with a memorable experience without compromising on the safety of our guests or the well-being of the wildlife. We believe that responsible game drives are the only way to ensure that future generations can enjoy and appreciate Masai Mara National Park as we do today.

Plan your trip to Kenya

Chat with a local specialist who can help organize your trip.

Clients During game drives in Masai Mara National Park

Governors Camp Kenya - Packages, Cost and More.

Visa For Kenya - How to Apply, Entry Requirements and Entry Info

Kenya Safaris from Mombasa - Packages, Cost and Travel Guide

Top African Safari Luxury Packages - Best Destinations and Cost

Masai Mara National Park - Game Drives in Masai Mara

Safari Africa Holiday: Where to Go & What to See.

Africa Safari Honeymoon - Best Destinations, Packages and Cost

Our clients before an early morning game safari in Maasai Mara Kenya

Best Safaris in Africa - Top Destinations, Packages, Cost & More

Holidays to Africa: The Best Africa Holidays 2023 - 2024

Safaris of Africa - How To Plan the Best African Safaris

10 Best Safaris Destinations - Packages, Cost and Travel Guide