14 Days Photography Safari

14 Days Photography Safari

The Masai Mara Reserve is arguably the greatest wildlife location in all of Africa. The Mara is the northernmost corner of the Serengeti ecosystem—and is so remarkable that one cannot do justice to it in a brief description. This region is one of the continent’s best locations for lions and cheetahs. We spend 13 days here focusing on the predators and their prey. Birds are always a big part of the Mara experience, as well, and everyone enjoys the brilliance of lilac- breasted rollers and saddle-billed storks, the regal demeanor of the hawks and eagles, and the excitement of a squabbling throng of vultures on a carcass. Our tour is planned for the traditional time of the great migration “crossings” of zebras and wildebeests over the Mara River and the amazing and dramatic interplay between them and the resident Nile crocodiles! Although the timing is extremely unpredictable, we stand a reasonable chance of intercepting this remarkable wildlife phenomenon during our stay.
With only four participants in each vehicle, fantastic accommodations, and outstanding local guides who fully understand the needs of photographers, our Kenya Wildlife tour is a productive and unforgettable photographic adventure!

Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival
Arrive in Nairobi airport and you will be met by our guide who will brief you then proceed to Your hotel in Nairobi for overnight at Sarova Stanely Hotel.
Day 2: Nairobi - Masai Mara
Pick up in the morning by our driver and transfer to Wilson airport for your flight to Masai mara.

Arrive at Keekorok airstrip where Daniel our photography guide will be waiting for you for briefing before you proceed to the lodge for check in and later lunch the meals are buffet, enjoyed either in the dining or under the shade of indigenous trees. The culinary affair is indeed one to delight the senses. Later enjoy your first game drive in this world famous reserve which is an extension of Serengeti National Park of Tanzania. Masai Mara National Reserve is considered Kenya’s best park and one of Africa’s highest wildlife density regions for predators. The reserve covers 583 square miles (1510 square kilometers) of outstanding wilderness in southwest Kenya. The location, wildlife, activities and comfortable moderate climate puts Mara at the top of the list when the public reserve was first established; accommodate Maasai cattle grazing on their ancestral lands. Although the decrease in land area may be considered a letdown for wildlife conservation and protection at its infancy, the animals and habitats of the reserve found new allies to ensure their survival for generations to come. Many private conservancies have been introduced to protect the land that surrounds the reserve, thereby providing more area for wildlife. The lands not only protect habitats for resident species, but also preserve a critical part of the route used by wildebeests and zebras. Return to the camp or lodge for dinner and Overnight. Accommodation: KEEKOROK LODGE.

Day 3 - Day 13: Masai Mara
After breakfast, depart for game viewing in Masai Mara, Spend the next 11 days in the Masai Mara Game Reserve with both morning and afternoon game drives alternatively a full day game viewing with picnic lunch, Masai Mara Game Reserve offers wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where a visitor may see animals in the same super abundance as existed a century ago. Explore this part of the Northern Serengeti Ecosystem where the great wildebeest migration takes place. The plain is literally covered with these animals. Grunts and other animal sounds are heard, and territorial fights are commonplace. Soak in the abundance of untamed wilderness, fresh and natural scenery, filled with exotic wildlife during our expertly guided game drives enjoyed in open sided vehicles ideal for photograpy. For those interested in a more intimate encounter, we contact a safe and exciting walking safari where you will have a chance to come face to face with nature’s beauty both in Flaura and Fauna. Soak in the abundance of untamed wilderness, fresh and natural scenery, filled with exotic wildlife during our expertly guided game drives enjoyed in open vehicles Renowned for its magnificent Big Cat population that hunt the wildebeest, zebra and other plains game that dominate the Mara, it has even been nicknamed the Kingdom of the Lions. Finding a pride of lions (there are some 400 lions resident in the reserve and neighboring conservancies) is normally relatively easy – and high on most visitors’ must-see lists. Leopards are also seen increasingly often, and good sightings of cheetahs can be expected. Other predators regular seen throughout the reserve and conservancies include fascinating spotted hyenas (rarely bothered by human observers and compelling in their social interactions) black-backed and side-striped jackals, and cute pairs of bat-eared foxes. With luck, you may also see a Serval – a lanky, striped and spotted cat of tall grass and bush, adept at catching small mammals and birds. The most rear predator of the Maasai Mara, the wild dog, is a beautiful, nomadic pack animal. At one time almost extinct in the region, one or two packs (and what appear to be smaller scouting parties of two or three individuals) are being seen in many areas, though still not on a regular basis. Return to the camp for Dinner and Overnight.
Day14: Departure
After breakfast, morning game viewing then transfer to Keekorok airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi, arriving in the afternoon. Driver to drop off at your hotel or transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

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Package Includes

  • Pick up and drop of at your hotel/residency, meet and greet services of our representatives.
  • 13 nights accommodation in the above mentioned Hotels /lodges / tented camps category with private en-suite Facilities.
  • 3 Meals a day as described by B (Buffet Breakfast), L (Lunch), D (Dinner)
  • Transportation by specially equipped non-air-conditioned open sided 4 x4 land cruiser suitable for game Viewing and photography.
  • Services of a professional English speaking Masai driver guides
  • Park entry fees for masai mara.
  • Off-road permit valid for entire stay
  • Return domestic flights to Masai Mara
  • Unlimited game drives, sightseeing and excursions as described in the itinerary.

Package Excludes

  • International air fares, airport taxes and security related fees unless mentioned here
  • Meals not described in the itinerary above
  • Tips and gratuities to driver/guide; hotel/camp and restaurant staff; room service etc
  • Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, bottled water and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, etc
  • Any other optional tours or excursions or any other tour not mentioned in the itinerary 
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