A one week safari in Kenya designed especially for photographers, staying six nights in Kenya’s finest wildlife area, the Mara ecosystem. The safari spends time in two exclusive wildlife conservancies/reserve in the Mara eco-system: Naboisho Conservancy and as well as in the Maasai Mara Reserve
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Flexibility is an important part of any Kenya tour allowing for you to see the locations that you most desire. For our Custom Tailor-Made & Private Photographic Safaris, we completely accommodate your desires and timeline. You have the benefit of individual instruction throughout your safari.
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Nairobi to MaraWe will pick you up in Nairobi either at your hotel/airport. You are to be briefed on safari ahead and proceed to Mara with a brief stop at the Great Rift Valley View Point where you will stop and take some snaps of the sheer drop of the Rift Valley, the nearby Suswa Ranges and Mount Longonot. Drive on to Masai Mara arriving at the camp in the early afternoon. Lunch shall be served at the camping area and you may take a little siesta. Later, you will proceed on a game drive at 4pm as the mid-day heat retreats and as the sun goes down and wildlife emerges from the shade. Your driver/guide will spot wildlife and give you a close up look and details of their behavior and way of life. At 6:30 PM your game drive will end. Drive to the camp where you can have a hot water shower before dinner. • Meal plan: Lunch & Dinner • Accommodation: Mara Eden safari camp/similar • https://www.maraedensafaricamp.com/ • Distance: Approximately 250 kilometers (About 6 hours’ drive).
Day 2& 3
FULL DAY GAME DRIVES IN THE RESERVEHave breakfast or take packed breakfast & lunches and head out on a full day game drive in Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary. Early morning is the best time to spot Africa’s big cats as they complete their night’s hunt or feed on their prey. You have great chances to view lions, cheetahs and leopards at this time of the morning. Your day to day game drives are flexible to be decided by you to ensure you are able enjoy wildlife and photographic opportunities presented. You shall drive along the Savannah plains of the Mara crossing streams as you search for wildlife that is scattered all over the game reserve. If you fancy, you can head out to the Mara River where you will be able to view hippos in the pools and crocodiles sunbathing on the banks of the river. At 1 PM your guide will head out to a picnic spot where you can disembark from the vehicle to have your packed lunch and after some rest, you shall resume on your afternoon game drive. Drive back to camp in the evening. You have the option to visit to a local Masai village. Note gratuities are given to the Masai when you visit their village. After having a hot shower head out to the restaurant for dinner. Overnight at Mara Eden safaricamphttps://www.maraedensafaricamp.com/
MASAI MARA TO NABOISHO CONSERVANCYOn this day wake up early with an option of packed breakfast and set out for your game drives as you drive towards Naboisho where you shall check-in, have lunch and rest. In the afternoon at around 3pm embark evening game drives whereby you will Wind up your day with an afternoon game drive complete with a Basecamp sundowner. Watch as the gorgeous African sunset dips into the horizon while sipping on a cool drink. Enjoy a night game drive en-route to camp. Spot the nocturnal wildlife of Naboisho. A night safari is a truly exhilarating experience. • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner • Accommodation: Wilderness camp • https://www.basecampexplorer.com/kenya/hotels/wilderness-camp/
Day 5 & 6
FULL DAYS OF WILDLIFE EXPLORATION & PHOTOGRAPHYYou may choose to take packed breakfast & lunches or have an early breakfast and have these two days on full day safari full of wildlife exploration & photography. Lunches can be taken at a designated area with the help of the guide. Overnight and dinner at wilderness camp https://www.basecampexplorer.com/kenya/hotels/wilderness-camp/
MARA TO NAIROBIWake up at dawn for an early morning walking safari. During the walk, your Masai guide will teach you some of the finer details of the savannah, including how to identify animal footprints and different kinds of dung. Return to camp later in the morning for a hearty breakfast. You shall later check out and drive back to Mara with lunch en-route payable direct. Upon arriving in Nairobi if time allows you can buy some souvenirs to remind you of a great holiday in the Mara and be dropped at the airport for your Outbound flight.
- Full board accommodation on safari
- 1 double tent
- Individual Conservancy fee
- I night game drive & walking safari at the conservancy
- Transport on a safari Land cruiser vehicle with a pop up roof for game viewing & photography
- Individual park entry fee,
- Vehicle’s park entry fee,
- Services of an English speaking guide,
- Vehicle / driver’s park entry fee,
- Drinking water on safari
- Emergency air ambulance evacuation cover
- Game drives
- Pick and drop at the airport.
- Personal effects
- Extra sightseeing / deviation from the above itinerary,
- Optional balloon safari @ USD 400 per person,
- Cultural visit @ USD 20 – 25 per person,
- Driver / guide’s tip @ 20 per group per day
- Luggage / travel insurance,
- Alcoholic drinks
- Medical and all other personal expenses not mentioned in the includes above itinerary