14 Days Photographic Safari
DURATION: 14 DAYS
LOCATIONS: Nairobi, Samburu National Reserve, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Fly Over the Suguta Valley, Lake Turkana, Lake Baringo, Maasai Mara
HIGHLIGHTS: Embark on a thrilling photography adventure that combines the best wildlife action with scenic landscapes for a stunning experience. The Samburu National Reserve has the best sighting of the rare northern specialist species, before the Ol Pejeta Conservancy spices up your adventure with the non-indigenous chimpanzees and the Big Five. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the various bird species at Lake Turkana and Lake bogoria before exploring the Mara ecosystem.
Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya
Your Kenyan Journey starts here upon touch down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi Kenya (JKIA). At hand will be your Photography Safari Director and Guide ready to usher you into the Kenyan capital. There will be a short pre safari brief after which you will be transferred and assisted to check into the Sarova Panafric Hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 2: Depart Nairobi drive to Samburu National Reserve
After breakfast, you will be met by a photography director for a pre-safari brief. Transfer to the Wilson Airport for your flight to the Samburu National reserve with a scenic aerial sighting enroute. On arrival at Samburu, you will be received by our ground team and transferred to your hotel for lunch and an afternoon rest. Your first game drive starting is at 1600 hrs before returning to the Samburu Larsens Camp at 1830 hrs for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3 – 4: On Safari at Samburu
Wake up call at 0530 hrs gets you ready for early morning breakfast. Venture out in search of the big cats of Samburu and other wild species before returning to the lodge for full breakfast at 0900 hrs. The rest of the day is at leisure and refreshing as you get ready for your evening game drive. Your evening game drive begins at 1600 hrs before returning back to the Samburu Larsens Camp at approximately 1845 hrs for dinner and overnight stay. The Samburu Reserve is one of the most visited national parks with plenty of wildlife ranging from the rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk to the Beisa Oryx (also known as the Samburu Special Five).
Day 5: Depart Samburu drive to Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Your last day at Samburu begins with an early morning game drive before returning to your camp for breakfast and checkout. Depart for the nearby Ol Pejeta Conservancy arriving at the Sweet Waters Serena Tented Camp in time for lunch and afternoon rest. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure and refreshing as you get ready for your early evening game drive. Venture out at 1600 hrs in search of the resident White and Black Rhinos and other game species in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Wild Dogs can be seen from time roaming within the conservancy. Return to the camp at approximately 1900 hrs for dinner and your overnight stay.
Day 6: On Safari at Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Early breakfast gets you on an early morning game drive with a picnic bush style breakfast before returning to the camp for lunch. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure and refreshing as you get ready for your early evening game drive. Venture out for your early evening game drive returning to our camp for dinner and overnight at the Sweet Waters Serena Tented Camp. Ol Pejeta is a mosaic of grass plains, wooded grassland, Acacia woodland and evergreen thicket extending to over 350 square kilometers. It boasts of an astounding variety of wild animals such as the non-indigenous chimpanzees and the Big Five. The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plans will guarantee you an unforgettable safari experience.
Day 7: Depart Ol Pejeta Fly Over the Suguta Valley to Lake Turkana
After early breakfast, drive to the nearby Nanyuki Airstrip for your scenic aerial photography flight North. Board your chartered flight scaling the icy caps of Mount Kenya. Descend and fly over the changing colored waters of the Magado Crater. Proceed over the Samburu conservation area, the Ewaso Nyiro river and the towering Ol lolokwe rocky outcrop. Proceed over the Mathews range and Poror ridge before descending into the Suguta valley. Follow the Suguta River photographing the landscape. The ever-changing kaleidoscope of this desert valley is amazing. Within the Valley there are rivers, desert, scrub land, sand dunes, Lakes and rocky outcrops. Proceed to Lake Logipi absorbing the amazing landscape while capturing the shallow alkaline lake and flamingoes inhabiting the seasonal lake. Proceed over the Suguta valley and Lake Turkana barrier with the desert land opening up to a turquoise blue massive Lake that is the Lake Turkana. Fly over the various islands as you proceed towards the Lodge for the Night. You will land at the Desert Rose Airstrip and transfer to the Desert Rose for dinner and a well-deserved overnight stay.
Day 8 – 10 On Safari Lake Turkana, Suguta Valley – Lake Baringo
Your wake up call at 0600 hrs gets you ready for breakfast at 0700 hrs. Depart for the air strip and fly towards the Suguta Valley Desert. Fly back into the desert exploring further as you head towards the Silale Crater and Kapedo rivers. Fly over the Kapedo town heading towards lake Bogoria, known for its geysers and hot springs and huge Flamingo flocks. Landing at the Baringo air strip where you will be picked and transferred to the Tumbili Cliff Lodge for lunch and overnight stay. Your evening game drive is at the nearby Lake Bogoria at 0300 hrs. We spend considerable time here photographing the flamingoes, hot water geysers and hot springs. Return to the camp in the late evening for dinner and your overnight stay.
Day 11 – 13: On Safari at Maasai Mara
You will spend these complete days at the Maasai Mara national reserve. Your typical day revolves around thrilling early morning departure returning for Lunch and venturing out again in the evening for another game drive. This daily programs will depend on the wildlife sighting, migration patterns and the prevailing weather conditions. You will be guided by the safari director in conjunction with the safari guides. Your Wake up call is at 0500 Hrs to freshen up for an early morning breakfast at the lounge. Depart the camp at 0600 hrs for your early morning game drive in search of wildlife with a mid-morning bush picnic breakfast at 1000 hrs. Continue with the game drive headed back to the camp. Make it to the camp at 1130 hrs to rest and have lunch. Early afternoon free is at leisure. Enjoy tea/coffee at 1500 hrs and depart for your evening game drive at 1545 Hrs. head back to the camp at 1900 hrs for dinner and overnight. Dinner and overnight is at the Mara Crossings Camp.
Day 14: Depart Maasai Mara fly to Nairobi
Enjoy the last day with an early morning game drive in search of the big cats and other game species at 0630.Return to the camp at 0900 hrs for breakfast and refreshing before heading to the airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi. Upon arrival in Nairobi, you will be transferred to the Hotel Karen Blixen Tamambo for lunch after which you will be transferred to the JKIA for your departing flight. END OF 14 DAYS KENYA WILDLIFE & LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
- Park fees (For non-residents)
- All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
- All flights during the tour
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking water (On all days)
- International flights (From/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees