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11 Days Kenya Wildlife Photography Safari

  • 11 Days
  • Maximum Allowed Per Booking: 100
  • Adult

From $ 4,700.00 Per Adult
Duration

11 Days

Group Size

3 - 100

Language

English, Swahili, French

Description

Embark on an unforgettable 11-day adventure designed for the passionate wildlife photographer. This Kenya photography safari will whisk you through breathtaking landscapes, from the iconic Maasai Mara with its rolling plains to the lush forests teeming with life in Samburu.

Prepare to capture stunning wildlife photos throughout your journey. Expertly guided game drives will take you through renowned parks like Lake Nakuru and the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, offering prime opportunities to photograph Africa’s most magnificent creatures. Seek out the elusive Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo – in the vast expanse of the Maasai Mara. Samburu National Reserve offers a chance to document the unique “Samburu Special Five” – gerenuk, oryx, beisa oryx, Somali ostrich, and Grevy’s zebra. Visiting the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary allows you to capture the heartwarming moments of rescued chimpanzees.

This meticulously planned itinerary ensures a comfortable and productive adventure. Relax in comfortable tented camps and lodges, savor delicious meals, and benefit from the expertise of knowledgeable guides who will share their insights and help you capture unforgettable wildlife photography. With prices starting from $4,700, the cost includes meet-and-greet services, exciting game drives, delicious meals and comfortable accommodation, park fees, and the services of an English-speaking guide. Remember that a complete picture does not include flights, visas, and personal expenses.

Travel Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival In Nairobi

Umani Bliss Safaris Representative will be eagerly waiting for your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. After a brief welcoming note, you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure at your hotel with an OPTIONAL half-day excursion through Nairobi. This will be payable directly on the spot.

Meals: BB

Accommodation: Garden Inn Hilton Airport Hotel.

Day 2 - Nairobi To Masai Mara

After breakfast depart for Maasai Mara National Reserve. You will drive past the scenic Great Rift Valley escarpment, the Suswa plains before arriving at the Mara. Make it for lunch at your camp. You will enjoy your first game drive in the evening.

Meals: FB

Accommodation: Zebra Plains Mara Camp or Similar

Day 3 - 4 - Full Day In Masai Mara

After breakfast, depart for a full day of game drives in the Maasai Mara National Reserve. You will be on a mission to find the Big Five as you interact with the entire flora and fauna that make this ecosystem complete. You will be back to your camp in the afternoon. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon relaxing.

Meals: FB

Accommodation: Zebra Plains Mara Camp or Similar

Day 5 - Masai Mara To Nakuru National Park

After breakfast depart for Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in the afternoon, check in at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp and later and proceed for an afternoon game drive/Photography at the Park. The waters here are often colored shimmering flamingo pink from thousands of the beautiful birds lining its shores, later drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meals: FB

Accommodation: Flamingo Hill Tented Camp or Similar

Day 6 - Full Day In Nakuru

Full Day spent doing photography at this park, a well-known haven for endangered species- particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino. Lions, waterbuck, buffalo, and baboons are all residents here, and over 400 species of birds are found here.

Meals: FB

Accommodation: Flamingo Hill Tented Camp or Similar.

Day 7 - Nakuru To Samburu National Park

Depart after breakfast, arrival in Samburu will be by lunchtime. After lunch embark on an exciting game drive to sight the rare and famous Samburu Special Five (Reticulated giraffe, Gerenuk, Grevy’s Zebra, Blue-necked Somali ostrich, and Beisa Oryx) among other wildlife species.

Dinner and overnight will be at the spectacular Samburu Sopa Lodge

 Meals: FB

Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge or Similar

Day 8 - Full Day In Samburu National Park

You will spend a full day in Samburu with morning and afternoon game drives. The highlights of Samburu National Reserve are the spectacular scenic beauty, rivers and forests. It is an area where the local Samburu people have a rich and colorful heritage. The reserves have numerous permanent springs and a wealth of wildlife which include leopards, hippos, elephants, lions, reticulated giraffes, Grevy's zebra and crocodiles in the Ewaso Nyiro River. Over 365 species of birds have also been identified in the sanctuaries.

Meals: FB

Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge or Similar 

Day 9 - Full Day In Samburu National Park

You will spend a full day in Samburu with morning and afternoon game drives. The highlights of Samburu National Reserve are the spectacular scenic beauty, rivers and forests. It is an area where the local Samburu people have a rich and colorful heritage. The reserves have numerous permanent springs and a wealth of wildlife which include leopards, hippos, elephants, lions, reticulated giraffes, Grevy's zebra and crocodiles in the Ewaso Nyiro River. Over 365 species of birds have also been identified in the sanctuaries.

Meals: FB

Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge or Similar 

Day 10 - Samburu To Ol Pejeta Conservancy

After breakfast depart for Ol Pejeta Conservancy located between the foothills of Mount. Kenya and Aberdares in Laikipia County.  Engage in a variety of activities ranging from lion tracking excursions to chimpanzee spotting at the  Sweetwaters  Chimpanzee Sanctuary. The private ranch at Sweetwater is the only sanctuary for rehabilitation in Kenya for these widely abused chimpanzees with two groups living in an environment as close to their natural habitat as possible. Learn more about the endangered game at Ol Pejeta Endangered Species Boma.  Examples are southern white rhinos, Jackson’s hartebeest, and black rhinos.

Dinner and overnight stay at Sweet waters Tented Camp

Meals: FB

Accommodation: Sweet waters Tented Camp or Similar.

Day 11 - Ol pejeta To Nairobi For Departure

Early morning game drives then return to the lodge for breakfast - drive to Nairobi to arrive by 1400 hrs - drop off at the airport for your flight back home.

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Highlights

Unforgettable Wildlife Photography Experience: Capture stunning photos of Africa's magnificent creatures - Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo) and unique species like the "Samburu Special Five."

Diverse Landscapes: Witness breathtaking scenery, from the Maasai Mara's rolling plains to the Samburu lush forests.

Expertly Guided Game Drives: Maximize your photographic opportunities with knowledgeable guides leading you through renowned parks like Lake Nakuru and the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

Comforts and Amenities: Relax in comfortable tented camps and lodges, enjoy delicious meals, and benefit from the expertise of the guides.

All-Inclusive (almost): Price starts from $4,700 and includes meet-and-greet services, game drives, meals, accommodation, park fees, and an English-speaking guide. (Flights, visas, and personal expenses not included)

Included

  • Meet and greet services .
  • Game drives with 4x4 safari jeep.
  • Meals and accommodation as specified in the itinerary .
  • Park fees as indicated and the government.
  • Services of an English-speaking driver guide.

Excluded

  • Visas, international flights, and airport taxes (clients pay direct) . 
  • Driver-guide gratuities. 
  • Drinks, dining room tips, and porterage. 
  • Personal travel, baggage, and medical insurance. 
  • Telephone bill, laundry, and any items of a personal nature.

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