18 Days Kenya Photography Safari departs from Nairobi, traveling to the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve, via the scenic Great Rift Valley.
Safari departs from Nairobi, traveling to the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve, via the scenic Great Rift Valley. In Kenya’s premier game reserve – Masai Mara – we go in search of the abundant wildlife that has made this one of the most celebrated game parks in Africa. Here you can witness the Wildebeest Migration, one of the most spectacular wildlife shows on earth.E-MAIL US AT ANY TIME TO DISCUSS YOUR TRIP AND GET AN ACCURATE QUOTATION.
DAY 1: NAIROBI TO TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK.Our driver will pick you early in the morning from your hotel in Nairobi and head to Tsavo West National Park.Morning breakfast at your hotel in Nairobi and followed by a checkout and drive to Tsavo west national park. Visit the Rhino sanctuary during this en-route scenic game viewing. Arrive at your lodge/luxury camp for check-in and lunch. Afternoon game drive will later on follow and will include a visit to shetani lava flow point which provides the excellent distance view of Mt. Kilimanjaro with its snowcapped peaks.VOYAGER ZIWANI TENTED CAMPhttps://www.heritage-eastafrica.com/voyagerziwani/hotel-overview.html Dinner and overnight at Voyager Ziwani Tented Camp: Full board.
DAY 2: TSAVO WEST TO AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK.A pre-breakfast game drive to view the beautiful Tsavo West hills. After breakfast, visit the famous Mzima Springs, spot the Hippos, Crocodiles, and different types of fish in the crystal-clear waters. Game en-route to Amboseli National Park arriving in time for Lunch. Afternoon game drive in search of the big five. Enjoy the spectacular views of Africa’s highest snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro. Return to Amboseli Lodge/luxury camp for dinner and overnight.KIBO SAFARI TENTED CAMP.https://kibosafaricamp.com/Dinner and Overnight at Kibo Safari Tented Camp: Full board.
DAY 3: GAME DRIVE TO AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK.The morning after breakfast, we will have a morning game viewing safari in search of the hunting Lions in the plains of the park. Later on, view wildlife which includes wildebeest, Zebra grazing side by side with Dik-Dik and Giraffe. Some large packs of the African hunting dog outrun wildebeest before killing them by biting the flesh off the live helpless animals.Crocodile nest on the swampy banks of the Amboseli Lake, as they bask about in the afternoon heat. Later, we transfer to a Masai homestead and then learn about the way of life of the locals. In the late evening, then drive to the viewing point at Observation Hill, where the wildlife of the Amboseli will be seen at a vantage point from above.KIBO SAFARI TENTED CAMP.https://kibosafaricamp.com/Dinner and Overnight at Kibo Safari Tented Camp: Full board.
DAY 4: AMBOSELI TO LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK.Early morning pre-breakfast game drive at 6.30 am, when you have the best chance to see the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro, Return to the lodge for late breakfast. The rest of this morning is spent on the road to reach Lake Nakuru National Park.LAKE NAKURU LODGEhttps://lakenakurulodge.com/Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge: Full board.DAY 5: GAME DRIVE TO LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK.Today we explore to this exotic Lake Nakuru National Park, located in the Great Rift Valley. After l, launch an exciting game run is planned for the afternoon. The game in this park is plentiful and the magnificent bird watching will make a devotee out of even the most reluctant. The Park is home to stunning flocks of lesser and Greater Flamingos, which literally turn the lakeshores into a magnificent pink stretch. The birdlife here is world renown and over 400 bird species exist here, White Pelicans, Plovers, Egrets, and Marabou Stork. It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the White Rhino and rare Rothschild Giraffe.LAKE NAKURU LODGEhttps://lakenakurulodge.com/Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge: Full board.
DAY 6: LAKE NAKURU TO SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE.After breakfast, you will proceed on a game drive in LakeNakuruPark, known for its prolific bird-life including flamingos. The park contains a sanctuary for the conservation of the white rhino while species like Cape Buffalo and Waterbuck can be seen near the shoreline–enjoy a hot lunch and then drive to Samburu Game Reserve.Samburu National Reserve is a Kenyan less visited Game Reserve and is situated within the Rift Valley.It is relatively small in size compared to other Kenyan parks, such as Tsavo but it has more to offer as well as several endangered species.After lunch transverse to Isiolo town via Asher’s post to arrive in Samburu in the afternoon. Upon arrival check in the Tented Camp and thereafter proceed for the game drive which will bring you to the elephant bedroom tower. The game drive will run for about 3 hours and thereafter you will return to the Tented Camp for dinner and overnight.ASHNIL TENTED CAMPhttps://www.ashnilhotels.com/samburu/Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Tented Camp: Full board.
DAY 7: GAME DRIVE TO SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE.The whole day will be spent exploring this amazing game reserve, it gives you the refreshment of your mind as the park is not populated and not many people visits here, we have the concentration of the Its home to the big five, Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard, Buffalo, Gerenuk, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, Gravy Zebra, Besia Oryx, Endangered Wild Dog as well as Pun cake Tortoise – Endangered. There are over 450 species of birds identified and aquatic species in the Waso Nyiro River including, vultures, kingfishers, marabous, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches, and others. The whole day will be spent exploring the park for the whole day’s game drive.ASHNIL TENTED CAMPhttps://www.ashnilhotels.com/samburu/Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Tented Camp: Full board.
DAY 8: ANOTHER DAY GAME DRIVE TO SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE.Today after breakfast, you will spend Full day in Samburu National park with early morning and afternoon game drives in Samburu Game Reserve, which covers 40 square miles (104 square kilometers). Ololokwe Table Mountain forms a dramatic backdrop to our game viewing.Samburu is also home to the third of Kenya’s giraffe species – the rare Reticulated Giraffe (only found in the Northern parks). This is also where you see the blue-legged Somali Ostrich, the long-necked Gerenuk gazelle, and the straight-horned Beisa Oryx antelope.ASHNIL TENTED CAMPhttps://www.ashnilhotels.com/samburu/Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Tented Camp: Full board.
DAY 9: SAMBURU TO MERU NATIONAL PARK.A safari to Meru National Park is ideal for travelers searching for something off the beaten track. The park is one of the most scenic parks in Kenya with Mt. Kenya visible in the far distance. It has unbelievable sunsets over nearby Nyambeni hills. It is also known for its elephant herds and the rare Gerenuk antelope.Arrive in time for lunch at your reserved lodge.LEOPARD ROCK LODGEhttps://www.leopardmico.com/Dinner and overnight at Leopard Rock Lodge: Full board.
DAY 10: GAME DRIVE TO MERU NATIONAL PARK.Spend the full day in the Meru National Park with morning and afternoon game drive. Meru was made famous by the book and film Born free that recounted the story of the lives of George and Joy Adamson, and the lioness, Elsa. Wild animals to be spotted in Meru National Park include; large herds of Buffalo, Bushbuck, Eland, Duiker, Elephant, Gazelle, Giraffe, Genet, Hartebeest, Kudu, Impala, Waterbuck and Gravy Zebra. You will also spot the Baboons, Jackal, Hyena, Kudu, Lion, Oryx, Mongoose, Oribis, Vervet Monkeys, and Warthogs. In addition, you may see Wild dog, Caracal, Bushbaby, Cheetah, Dik-dik, Civet, Leopard, Bushpig, Otter, Porcupine, and Black and White Rhino.Along the rivers, you will see abundant Hippo and Crocodiles. Birdlife includes Peter’s on foot which inhabits the Murera and Ura Rivers, the Pel’s Fishing Owl, Rollers, Bee-eaters, Kingfishers, Starlings, and numerous Weavers. Picnic lunch at the park.LEOPARD ROCK LODGEhttps://www.leopardmico.com/Dinner and overnight at Leopard Rock Lodge: Full board.
DAY 11: MERU NATIONAL PARK TO OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY.This morning we depart from your safari lodge in Meru National Park, and proceed north, driving through lush tea and coffee estates to Sweetwaters Tented Camp. Sweetwaters land, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, and its sumptuous ranch were once the private domain of famed multi-millionaire, Adnan Kashoggi. We visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a charming haven established by the Jane Goodall Institute to provide sanctuary to orphaned chimps, and the specially protected and fenced refuge of black rhino with its stunning forty specimens! In fact, Sweetwaters boasts excellent game viewing with the highest ratio of game to area of any park or reserve in Kenya. Moreover, the camp has its own private waterhole and salt lick so we’ll be guaranteed unprecedented close encounters. Whether its day or night game drives, camel trekking, lion tracking, al fresco dining, or relaxing by the pool, Sweetwaters is bound to delight.SWEETWATERS SERENA TENTED CAMPhttps://www.serenahotels.com/serenasweetwaters/en/default.htmlDinner and overnight at Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp: Full board.
DAY 12: GAME SAFARI TO OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY.Today we explore exotic Sweetwaters Sanctuary on two extensive game runs. Our camp also overlooks one of the busiest waterholes in the area and offers elephant, giraffe, and myriad plains game. This is Africa as Teddy Roosevelt saw it years ago when he led one of the first safaris to tour Africa in comfort and splendor. Our tents at Sweetwaters will remind us of this bygone era.SWEETWATERS SERENA TENTED CAMPhttps://www.serenahotels.com/serenasweetwaters/en/default.htmlDinner and overnight at Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp: Full board.
DAY 13: OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY TO ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK.After morning breakfast, drive to Aberdare National Park, an early morning game drive in Ol Pejeta Sweetwaters Conservancy. The Conservancy boasts an astounding variety of animals including all the “Big Five” (the endangered black rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion). The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains of Ol Pejeta guarantees an unforgettable safari experience.You will arrive at the Hotel in time for lunch followed by the afternoon game drive in the national park.Animals easily observed in the Aberdare National Park include; Rhino, leopard, baboon, Colobus monkey, Sykes monkey, lions, the golden cat, and the bongo antelope that lives in the bamboo forest.GIRAFFE ARK GAME LODGEhttp://www.giraffeark.com/Dinner and overnight at Giraffe Ark game lodge: Full board.
DAY 14: ABERDARE TO LAKE NAIVASHA NATIONAL PARK.After breakfast, you will check out from your lodge and proceed to Lake Naivasha National Park to arrive at your Lodge in time for Lunch.After Lunch, you will proceed for an afternoon game drive to further explore the park and in the evening, you will return to your Lodge in time for dinner.Lake Naivasha is the highest and purest of all the Rift Valley Lakes at 1880 m above sea level. This area is a birdwatcher’s paradise with over 450 species of recorded birds in the area. A small islet on the lake is home to the number of wildlife. Visitors can enjoy a boat ride safari as they view wildlife and birds from the tranquil lake. A private ranch (Kongoni Game Sanctuary) is located in the area which is home to lions, leopards, cheetah, and some translocated Gravy zebras.LAKE NAIVASHA RESORThttps://lakenaivasharesort.co.ke/Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Resort: Full board.
DAY 15: NAIVASHA MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE.After an early morning game drive, you will have breakfast then depart for Masai Mara National Reserve arriving in time for a game viewing drive around the game reserve.Break for lunch then continue with game viewing till evening when you will return to your Tented Camp for dinner and overnight stay.MASAI MARAOLMORAN TENTED CAMPhttp://olmorantentedcamp.com/Dinner and overnight at Masai MaraOlmoran Tented Camp: Full board.
DAY 16: GAME DRIVE TO MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE.This morning we drive through the dramatic Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve. This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migration and is the home of the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, and Rhino. Lunch at our Lodge and relax before departing for the afternoon game run. The Mara Game Reserve —one of the greatest wildernesses in the world. Large mammals are varied and easy to see. Residents among the Parks are Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Eland, and thousands of plains game, including Impala, Zebra, Topi, both Thomson’s and grants Gazelles.MASAI MARAOLMORAN TENTED CAMPhttp://olmorantentedcamp.com/Dinner and overnight at Masai MaraOlmoran Tented Camp: Full board.
DAY 17: GAME DRIVE TO MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE.The search for great predators and perhaps even cubs continues today and tomorrow during extensive game runs. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals, plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs. During our stay, why we also have an optional opportunity to visit a village of the Masai people to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience.MASAI MARAOLMORAN TENTED CAMPhttp://olmorantentedcamp.com/Dinner and overnight at Masai MaraOlmoran Tented Camp: Full board.
DAY 18: MASAI MARA TO NAIROBI.After a sumptuous breakfast, drive back to Nairobi this morning, we may wish to visit shopping areas of Nairobi, revisit a favorite site or simply relax before proceeding to the airport, already fondly recalling the trip of a lifetime.18 DAY KENYA ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHY SAFARI INCLUDEDTransport on custom made converted 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser Vehicle with open roof for game viewing and photography.Full board accommodation whilst on safari.Accommodation is in a double, triple room.All park entrance fees to include government taxes.The service of an English-speaking professional driver/guide.All game drives as detailed in the itinerary.Complimentary return airport transfers.Bottled water whilst on safari 1 liters per person per day.Start and end in Nairobi.
18 DAY KENYA ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHY SAFARI EXCLUDEDTipsLaundryBeverages/Drinks/Sodas and other soft drinks.International flights and visas.Items of a personal nature.Any other extras not detailed in hotelOptional activities, i.e. Visit Masai village USD25 p/pBalloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost optionalNairobi city tour and excursion.