KENYA – OUT OF AFRICA
1 - 11 November 2021
11 Days / 10 Nights
THIS PHOTOGRAPHY SAFARI IS PART OF THE 'PHOTO VOYAGES' SERIES PRESENTED IN 2021, IN CONJUNCTION WITH AUSTRALIA'S LEADING AFRICAN SAFARI SPECIALISTS, ENCOMPASS AFRICA
Kenya is known as the original safari country and the ultimate Out of Africa romantic safari destination. Here you can photograph some of the biggest prides of lions in Africa, witness impressive herds of elephants, experience colourful cultures and so much more. The photographic opportunities are endless.
USD$10,855 per person (twin share). Single supplement available for USD$1,050
Minimum 5 and maximum 8 guests (window seat guaranteed)
On this nine-night luxury Kenya photo tour we'll take in the impressive Amboseli National Park, where great elephant herds roam with the towering Mount Kilimanjaro looming in the background – this is the shot every photographer wants to take.
Next is the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in the Laikipia region. These 36,400 hectares of wilderness are home to the country's largest population of black rhino, and a number of the rarer northern species such as Grevy's zebra, Jackson's hartebeest, and beisa oryx.
Our safari finale is private mobile luxury camping in the world-famous Masai Mara, a land of great plains, big cats and adrenalin-fuelled wildlife action. We like to avoid the main national park (and the crowds), and go somewhere remote that only a few people have discovered. Here you'll be guided by authentic Maasai people who will get you close to all the big cats and plains game action – and great photo opportunities.
- Nairobi airport/airstrip transfers,
- Domestic flight (Wilson/Ambo, Ambo/Nanyuki, Nanyuki/Mara, Mara/Wilson)
- Accommodation and meals as indicated
- Sole use of vehicle for game driving in (open-sided) 4WD vehicles with English speaking guides
- Guided bush walks
- Conservancy & park fees (Amboseli, Ol Pejeta, Olare orok conservancy)
- Sundowner drinks/bush picnics
- VIP meet & greet at JKIA
- Kenya visa
- Travel & medical insurance (recommended)
- Personal items (telephone, shop, spa ...)
- Extra activities (cultural village entry fees, ballooning, ...)
- Comprehensive Travel Insurance (compulsory)
- Visits into the main Masai Mara Reserve (Park fees payable locally US$80 per person per night subject to change without notice)
Note: The daily programs can be subject of changes.
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Day 1: Nairobi
Welcome to Kenya! On arrival clear immigrations (visa required, attainable in advance), collect your bags and meet our driver in the arrivals hall. Transfer to your accommodation.
Spend one night at Ole Sereni with breakfast included. You will meet as a group and chat about the trip over dinner (own expense).
Days 2 - 3: Amboseli National Park
After an early breakfast, it's time to check out and head to Wilson Airport in time for a morning flight to Amboseli. On arrival into the Amboseli airstrip, disembark and collect your bag. Meet the guide from camp who will assist you into the vehicle. Road transfer to your accommodation.
Spend two nights at Tawi Lodge with all meals, park fees and morning and afternoon private game drive included.
mboseli is at the base of the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro and at the heart of a huge semi-arid ecosystem lies this small national park. Amboseli is home to some of Africa's greatest and last remaining tusker elephants. It is really one of the best places in the world to observe and photograph African Elephants. We’ll spend time tracking and finding the elephants then photographing their daily activities, their social interactions, and behaviours. Their lives will unfold before our eyes and cameras, with the amazing backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro and the bare and dusty plains of this amazing area of Africa.
There is plenty other wildlife to witness too from lion, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, hippo and more!
Days 4 - 6 : Laikipia
After breakfast, we depart by road to Amboseli airstrip in time to catch the morning flight to Wilson Airport and onwards to Nanyuki. We will arrive before lunch and transfer to our accommodation. On arrival, a warm welcome awaits and a hearty lunch. It's then time to venture off on our first afternoon safari in the spectacular Laikipia.
We will spend three nights at Kicheche Laikipia with all meals, local drinks and activities included.
Each day we have a wonderful morning and afternoon safari experience and down time in between!
Days 7 - 10 : Olare Motorogi Conservancy
After breakfast, we will pack up and head off with the group to the airstrip in time to catch the morning flight to the Masai Mara. On arrival into the airstrip, we'll disembark and load into a safari vehicle with our guide. Road transfer to camp game viewing along the way.
We will arrive and check-in at Kicheche Bush Camp for four nights with all meals, local drinks and activities included.
Day 11 : End of Itinerary
After breakfast, we pack up and head off to the airstrip game viewing along the way. We catch the morning flight so we get back to Nairobi around lunch time so guests can connect with outbound international flights.
Please note we can organise another night of accommodation if required or any other onward arrangements to keep your adventure going.