10 Days Photographic Safari
Nairobi | Maasai Mara | Lake Nakuru | Samburu | Depart
10 Days Photographic Safari
The 10 days photographic safari will take you to some of the most scenic destinations in Kenya for a holistic wildlife and birding experience. The Big Five family in the Maasai Mara, the abundant birdlife in Lake Nakuru, the Wilderness experience and the Unique FIVE that can only be found in the northern rangelands. Your photographic experience will never be the same again!
Days 1-4: Maasai Mara Game Reserve
We pick-you-up and drive you from your hotel to Masaai Mara via the Great Rift Valley where you’ll stop for panoramic and breathtaking-views. Descend the escarpment to arrive at Narok-town for lunch. After lunch, proceed to Masaai Mara arrive for late afternoon/early evening, check in at the Mara Intrepids Camp, game drive in the park until sunset. Spend four nights here to explore, discover and experience the magic of Masaai Mara, a spectacular watch of the Famous Great Migration of millions of wildebeest’s migration for many millennia that has put Masaai Mara the world’s 7th wonder!
You will spend your 4 days tracking down wildlife especially the Big Five in the expansive Masai Mara Game Reserve. The Maasai Mara has lots of wilflife species and with our experienced driver guides, you will have amazing opportunities to take some of the best shots. If you are travelling within the migration period (July - September), then you will also have the opportunity to film and photograph the migration in action. All meals will be provided and you have the chance to carry along packed lunches so that you dont lose the luxury of time going back to camp for lunch instead focus on exploring the jewel that is the Masai Mara.
Another brilliant way to get closer to the wildlife is to engage in a hot air balloon ride (at an extra cost), it is one of the amazing way to hover over the wildlife and take some amazing shots as you savour the unique balloon experience.
Days 5-6: Lake Nakuru National Park
Pre-breakfast game drive from 06:30-am to 09:30-am, see leopards, cheetahs, lioness hunting. This has been considered the best time to see the cats as they go on a hunting spree before sun-rises on the horizon. Back to your camp for a full breakfast, then visit the Maasai village [manyatta] and later depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. lunch served on the way arriving at Lake Nakuru hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight-stay at the Sarova Lionhill Game Lodge.
Scenic Lake Nakuru is Kenya’s most popular national park. The park’s main feature is a large, shallow lake supporting great birdlife, including big flocks of pelicans and variable flocks of flamingos. The lake was once famous for its flamingos, however, since 2012, conditions have become unfavorable for these birds and most have moved to other Rift Valley lakes.
Day 7-9: Samburu National Reserve
After breakfast, you will transfer to a local airstrip, where you will catch a flight to Samburu National Reserve. On arrival you will be received and transferred to Saruni Samburu for an early lunch. The only lodge in the unspoilt Kalama Community Conservancy and steeped in Samburu culture, Saruni Samburu is one of the most iconic properties in Kenya. It has six luxury, eco-chic villas designed to cater for families, friends, couples or solo travellers. Kudu House stands at the heart of the property, with two beautiful infinity pools and open lounge areas offering guests the perfect opportunity to soak up the spirit of Samburuland. Breath-taking views of the conservancy and Mount Kenya can be enjoyed from every angle of this property.
A place of endless skies, dust-red plains and palm-fringed rivers, Samburu National Reserve lies on the fringes of the vast and arid desert once known as the Northern Frontier District, whose heat-scorched scrublands extend all the way to the jade-green waters of Lake Turkana and beyond. Physically dramatic, the 104 sq kilometre landscape of the Reserve features rocky battlements, craggy scarps, dry river beds and fallen boulders rising out of the thorn scrub against a backdrop of the far-distant hills and the great red table mountain known as Ololokwe. As for wildlife, Samburu provides one of the few sanctuaries in Kenya for the endangered Grevy's zebra, the rare beisa oryx and the blue-shanked Somali ostrich whilst large herds of elephant roam the gaunt hills during the day before returning to bathe on the banks of the river in the evening.
Day 7: Departure, Transfer Nairobi
5am coffee, early morning game drive. Breakfast. You will thereafter be transferred to the airstrip for your maiden flight to Wilson airport Nairobi. Marking the end of another memorable tour. Lunch will be on own arrangements, therafter transfer to JKIA for your onward flight.
Tour Inclusions and Exclusions
- Meet on arrival at point of entry/exit, Transfer to/ from the hotel
- Accommodation as stipulated in respective itinerary (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
- Transport in a 4x4 Safari Cruisers / Safari-mini-vans with pop-up-roof
- Park Entry fees to the National Parks & National Game Reserves
- Professional safari guide
- All the game drives as per the safari programme above
- Bottled drinking-mineral water throughout the safari
- Flying Doctor service -Africa Air Rescue for emergencies
- All airport taxes, International airfares and Visas
- Insurance (trip cancellation medical insurances are recommended)
- Premium Drinks
- Tips and Gratuities to driver and hotels staff
- Any excursions not mentioned in itinerary
- Tips and gratuities
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