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14 Day The 'Kenya Classic Photo Safari'
Great Migration Adventure
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Aug. 10, 2014 to Aug. 23, 2014
$3,959.00 per person
Single Supplement - US $950.00
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On this 'Kenya classic Photo Safari', you'll explore Kenya's famous wildlife national parks and reserves and discover the world-renowned biodiversity of East Africa. With many parks to choose from in Kenya, it's hard to decide where to go. However, everyone agrees that the top five must-visit park attractions include; Samburu, Masai Mara, Rift Valley Lakes and Amboseli near Mt. Kilimanjaro. The 'Kenya classic Photo Safari' includes them all plus a lot more. This safari leaves nothing to chance showing only the most treasured wildlife photo parks and reserves of Kenya.

Travel with Harriet Smith " For The Love Of Africa" and Jerome Hamilton "Photographic Adventures" as your personal tour leader on the African Safari of a lifetime filled with adrenalin rushes, incredible guides, magnificent photographic opportunities, plus photographic coaching. Harriet knows her way around the African Bush, having spent 16 years behind a camera in the Bush. Jerome Hamilton a Teacher/Mentor and Instructor for Canon USA . 

Kenya is undoubtedly among the best locations for wildlife photography in the world. Immortalized by countless wildlife films, Kenya needs little introduction. Kenya is blessed with an abundance of spectacular wildlife and lavishly gorgeous, incredibly photogenic landscapes. Everywhere you go, from the teeming cities to the plains of the Masai Mara and in all other tourist attractions, lodges and camps, the people are friendly and welcoming. Game reserves are magnificent, filled with all manner of wildlife, vibrant cultures, beautiful lakes and sweeping vistas that seem to go on forever.

Hotel

August 10, 2014
Day 1 – Silver Springs Hotel

Your safari begins on arrival in Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. After clearing customs you will be met and transferred to Nairobi Hotel silver springs - a few minutes from the airport. We will have an informal evening in a scheduled meeting room reviewing our itinerary and answering any questions you may have. Overnight at The Silver Springs Hotel.
http://www.silversprings-hotel.com

   
Elephants

Day 2 - Nairobi – Amboseli. (Distance 250km 4hours drive)

Amboseli is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya It is situated close to Kenya- Tanzania border, The Park lies at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa (5,896m) whose snow-capped summit presents a splendid view on clear days. Amboseli National Park is often referred to as “The home of Elephants’ some of the largest Elephant herds are found here. The Game Park also contains vast groups of Zebras, Wildebeests, Giraffes, Buffalos, Hippos and Antelopes. Also to be found in Amboseli are Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Rhinos and many species of plain game.

After breakfast, depart from Nairobi by road to Amboseli National Park, Arriving in your hotel time for lunch. After lunch, enjoy the afternoon game drive in the park. The combination of salt flat and marshland provides one of the most dramatic settings in Kenya, and the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro makes an amazing background for photographing animals. Dinner and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp.
http://www.kibosafaricamp.com

   
Crown Crane

Day 3 - Amboseli National Park

After a leisurely breakfast, we explore the park through morning and afternoon game drives. We will visit Cynthia Moss at the Amboseli Trust for Elephants who lives in Amboseli in the bush. Early morning photography at the lodge with a view of the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro is a must and if we are lucky we will have a heard of Elephant in the foreground. Any vehicle can stop along our route when traveling small villages to photograph the african people, children, horse and carts filled with fruit and vegetables. It is a courtesy to always ask permission prior to photographing. Your guides will assist you in obtaining permission.
http://www.kibosafaricamp.com

   
Chimps

Day 4 - Amboseli – Mount Kenya (sweetwaters) (Distance 400kms, 5hours drive)

Early morning after breakfast, we depart and proceed to the slopes of Africa's second largest mountain at 5199m - Mt Kenya. After lunch, enjoy the Afternoon game drive at Sweetwater's game ranch that hosts all the members of the ‘Big Five' (Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Buffalo and Leopard). At the forefront of the Kenyan conservancy programme, the conservancy boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, hosts the only Chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya, and shelters large numbers of rare and endangered species. 1 night at Sweetwaters Camp. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
http://www.serenahotels.com/serenasweetwaters/

   
Masai

Day 5 - Sweetwaters – Samburu National Reserve (Distance 290kms, 3hours)

Depart after breakfast and drive north via Nanyuki and Mt. Kenya to the remote Samburu. This is the homeland of the nomadic Samburu people, whose culture attaches great value to tending their livestock of cattle, sheep, goats and camels as their main economic activity. Samburu is rich in species not seen in southern Kenya's more famous parks, such as Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, kudu and gerenuk. You'll also have a good chance at spotting lions, cheetahs and the elusive leopard. The semiarid landscape is dramatic, with the rugged outcrop of Mt. Ololokwe a prominent feature. The Ewaso Ngiro River, which forms the southern boundary of the reserve, attracts many birds and is a popular watering hole for elephants. Arrive at your lodge (samburu sopa)in time for lunch and some relaxation, then take an evening drive for more game viewing. Enjoy searching for animals native to this fascinating and beautiful area guided by your expert driver, who will amaze you with his ability to spot game hidden in the bush. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge.
http://www.sopalodges.com

 
Lion Kill

Day 6 - Samburu Game Reserve

Today you spend the whole day game viewing at Samburu Game Reserve. Wildlife in this reserve is concentrated along the banks of Ewaso nyiro river. Among the wild animals spotted here are Elephants, Giraffe, Zebra, Lion, Cheetah, Buffalo and Oryx. Lunch, dinner & breakfast at  Samburu Sopa Lodge. Visit a Masai village and spend time photographing the Masai people
http://www.sopalodges.com

 
Flamingo

Day 7 Samburu – Lake Nakuru. (Distance 320kms, 4hours drive)

After breakfast, you'll drive to via Equator, Nyahururu Falls and on to Lake Nakuru National Park, known throughout the world for its two million flamingos as well as its other species of birds. The sight of the massed flamingos is quite spectacular, and when you look down on the lake from an overlook, it appears to be ringed in pink. Arrive at the park in time for lunch and a little time to rest. Later this afternoon enjoy a game viewing drive with a stop at the shore of the lake to see the flamingos at close range as well as other animals that inhabit the park. This park is a Rhino Sanctuary, offering the rare opportunity to see these endangered animals. It's also home to rare Rothschild's giraffes as well as Buffalo, Leopards and Lions, which are known to climb trees. Lunch , dinner & breakfast at Flamingo Hill Camp.
http:// www.flamingohillcamp.com

 
Lion

Day 8 - Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha. (Distance 70kms, 1 hour drive)

Another morning game drive in Nakuru, then depart for Naivasha arriving Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon boat ride on Lake Naivasha that takes you to Crescent Island for a walking safari. This is one of the few places in the world where one can wander on foot amidst wild animals. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge.
http://www.sopalodges.com

 
Eye Contact

Day 9 - Lake Naivasha – Masai mara National Reserve (Distance 240kms, 3-4hrs drive)

After breakfast at Naivasha sopa lodge, depart to the world-famous Maasai Mara with enroute game viewing to arrive for lunch at ol moran tented camp. Enjoy an evening game drive later in the day in search of the 'Big five' and other plain game to return to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Ol Moran Tented Camp.
http://www.olmorantentedcamp.com

 
Wildebeest Migration

Day 10 - Masai Mara National Reserve

Depart for early morning with picnic breakfast ready for photography. This will grant you a better chance for remaining in the park without going back in the hotel for breakfast when the animals are so active. Enjoy game viewing in the park which is a northern extension of the expansive Mara-Serengeti ecosystem and known to host the biggest mammal spectacle on earth, the Wildebeest migration which takes place between July and September and involves over one million white-bearded gnus otherwise known as the Wildebeest migrating from Serengeti to Maasai Mara in search of better pastures.
Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Ol Moran Tented Camp.
http://www.olmorantentedcamp.com

 
Vervet Monkey

Day 11 - Masai Mara National Reserve

After the breakfast, depart with picnic lunch boxes ready for full day in Maasai Mara in search of the 'Big Five' and Wildebeest migration closing. You will have plenty time to take the migration photos and shooting without hurry. Late in the afternoon return back in your lodge. Dinner and overnight at Ol Moran Tented Camp.
 http://www.olmorantentedcamp.com

 
Warthog

Day 12 - Masai Mara National Reserve
Before breakfast, a relaxing safari in Reserve at sunrise gives you a chance to catch the live action of most of the wild animals as they hunt for food before the sun becomes unbearably hot in the afternoon for the carnivores to hunt their prey. After lunch you will have another game drive in the afternoon for more game viewing and in search of other wildlife in the mara plain. Dinner and overnight at Ol Moran Tented Camp.
http://www.olmorantentedcamp.com

 
Zebra

Day 13 - Masai Mara National Reserve.
After breakfast, you will head out on early morning game drive down to the river to wave the migration before returning in your lodge for lunch. After lunch, game viewing with a visit to the Maasai Villages before returning to your lodge. Dinner and overnight at Ol Moran Tented Camp.
http://www.olmorantentedcamp.com

 
Carnivore

Day 14 - Masai Mara National Reserve – Nairobi

Enjoy an early morning game drive in the park to return to the lodge for full breakfast before heading back to Nairobi to arrive in the late afternoon with farewell dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant which mainly features game meat barbecue. Transfer later in the evening to the Jomo Kenyatta International airport to board your departure flight.

 
Elephant Baby

OPTIONAL EXTRA DAY

For those who wish to arrive one day early we will be visiting the Elephant Sanctuary and Giraffe Centre. There is an additional charge of $160.00 for the hotel room and we take care of the entry to the sanctuary.

The Sheldrick Sanctuary has saved many orphaned Baby Elephants as well as Baby Rhinos. Please visit their website, http://giraffecenter.org/, to understand how special this rescue sanctuary is.

The Giraffe Centre is another must check out. http://giraffecenter.org/

 
INCLUDED...
  • Meet and greet at Airport, short safari briefing, hand-over of your printed itinerary
  • Safaris in a safari mini-van with pop-up roof for easy game viewing/photography
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide, game viewing drives
  • All Government taxes and levies
  • Complimentary water
  • All airport transfers, arrivals and departures
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Wide-brim safari hats
  • Park entry fees
  • Guaranteed window seat in each vehicle
  • A visit to one of the biggest markets in East Africa (karatina Market)
  • Two-way long range high frequency radio communication in each vehicle
  • Field guide to mammals of Africa and Birds of Kenya
  • Safari accessories: First-aid kit, cool box and fire extinguisher
  • Emergency number, 24 hours a day
  • Boat ride in lake Naivasha with a visit to crescent island
 
EXCLUDED...
  • International flight
  • Visas (please see below)
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal insurance
  • Extra activities
  • Any other expense not mentioned as included
 
NOTES:
  • Luggage allowances will be posted shortly.
  • Share with same gender and avoid single supplement.
  • Upon arrival you may be asked to provide your vaccination cards. It is highly recommended you have Yellow fever vaccines updated, as required for disease prevention. Kenya is a malarial country, and simple prevention measures are necessary. Insect repellants come in handy. In addition consult your physician for best anti-malaria drugs for you.
   
Please review our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS, recommended TRAVEL ESSENTIALS and information regarding INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL.
 
 
 
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