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Claudious Tours and Safaris

  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
Destinations

Destinations

Kenya,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Luxury, Mid Range

Tour Overview

Our quality African photo safaris are for discerning wildlife photographers who want a detailed photo experience that goes beyond the ‘aim & shoot’ photographic safaris. Our safaris are carefully crafted to enhance the best experiences and designed to offer the perfect combination of outstanding wildlife viewing and exceptional photography opportunities in Kenya. This safari gives you quality time in the field with the opportunity to shoot and re-shoot for the perfect shot. It’s a slow and detailed safari so you can observe and record nature: a bird in its flight, animals grooming each other, a cloud cover moving over a mountain and the big cats in Masai Mara. The safari is escorted by our wildlife photographer tour guide. Wildlife photography requires patience, preparation, dedication and a guide that understands how to get you into the right position for that perfect capture.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Guided Safari, Photo Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Masai Mara National Reserve, Samburu National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Sweetwaters, Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • Wildlife:
    Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Beisa Oryx, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Hippo, Crocodile, Hyena, Cheetah, Jackal, Warthog, Baboon
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Optional Activities
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Nairobi

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 4,460 per person

3 % discount on the existing prices apply only for the safaris to be undertaken during the low season

Low season: April, May & June. Low rates are applicable
Guaranteed departure: Minimum of 2 persons

What's Included

  • Extensive game drives
  • Professional photographic safari guide
  • 4×4 Land Cruiser with only 3 passengers per vehicle fitted with pop-up roof
  • First class, full board accommodation at hotels, lodges and tented camps
  • All meals included while on safari
  • All applicable game park entrance fees
  • Guaranteed window seating with open top for easy photography
  • Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari
  • Round trip transport from/to Nairobi

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • A visit to a Masai Village
  • Accommodation in Nairobi
  • Gratuities
  • Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner
  • Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue
  • Optional Hot Air Ballooning (cost per person is 470 US Dollars), nature walks etc
  • Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Claudious Tours and Safaris
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Claudious Tours and Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

You will be met at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Nairobi.

Overnight: Nairobi Safari Park Hotel
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

After breakfast, depart from your hotel and drive via the scenic Great Rift Valley with a brief stop at the view point to take photos and enjoy the view. Continue to Masai Mara National Reserve arriving in time for lunch at Keekorok Lodge. An afternoon game drive is planned in the park coming back to the lodge in the evening.

Dinner and overnight: Keekorok Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

After breakfast, we spend a full day exploring the park. Maasai Mara Game Reserve is arguably Kenya’s most well known and most visited game reserve. The film ‘Out of Africa’ was made to a great extent in this reserve and virtually every type of wildlife can be seen here. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle from the Serengeti Plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River to reach the Maasai Mara grazing fields from late June.

Dinner and overnight: Keekorok Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed from early July to August. The reserve abounds with bird life where about 452 species have been recorded.

Dinner and overnight: Keekorok Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

After breakfast, depart Masai Mara and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park famed for numerous species of birds including the pink flamingoes. Enjoy lunch at Sarova Lion Hill lodge then proceed for an afternoon game drive and photographing in this magnificent park.

Dinner and overnight: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

The day is fully spent exploring and photographing the park. Lake Nakuru’s claim to fame is its flamingos and over 400 species of birds found here. The lake itself is a soda lake on the floor of the rift valley. The sight of millions of flamingos is quite spectacular and from a distance the lake appears ringed in pink. The lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species- particularly the Rothschild giraffe and the black and white rhino.

Dinner and overnight: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

After breakfast depart the lodge and drive to Samburu Game Reserve to arrive by lunch time. After lunch embark on a game drive to sight resident wildlife species such as the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, beisa oryx and the blue-necked Somali ostrich that are rare elsewhere in the country. Spend the night at the spectacular Samburu Lodge.

Dinner and overnight: Samburu Lodge

After breakfast, spend a full day exploring the park and getting the best shots.  Highlights include the spectacular scenic beauty, rivers and forests. It is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful heritage. The reserves have numerous permanent springs and a wealth of wildlife which includes leopard, hippo, elephant, lion, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra and crocodile in the Ewaso Nyiro River. Over 365 species of birds have been identified here.

Dinner and overnight: Samburu Lodge.

After breakfast drive to the Mount Kenya region arriving at Sweetwaters Tented Camp in good time for lunch. Afterwards head out for an afternoon game photographing in Sweetwaters Game Reserve There is an optional night game drive to see the nocturnal animals which can be arranged at an extra cost.

Dinner and overnight: Sweetwaters Tented Camp

Sweetwaters Game Reserve and Chimpanzee Sanctuary is the closest reserve to Kenya’s Capital Nairobi which boasts all the Big 5. As it is a private reserve, guests can enjoy special activities not permitted in most Kenyan National Parks and Reserves such as game walks, night game drives, horseback, guided bush walks, lion tracking and camel rides.

Dinner and overnight: Sweetwaters Tented Camp

Ol Pejeta Conservancy boasts a plethora of wildlife with over 400 species of birds, lion, elephant, rhino and cheetah to name just a few. The night game drives, a highlight of your stay here, allow frequent sightings of the elusive leopard and other nocturnal species.

An early morning game drive which combines amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains of Ol Pejeta guarantees an unforgettable safari experience. After breakfast depart by road for Nairobi arriving early afternoon. Farewell dinner is planned in the evening at Safari Park Hotel before dropping you at the airport for your onward flight.

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