* We are also able to arrange
extensions to our wildlife safari tours to other interesting places in
Elephants in Masai Mara
© Jeff Waugh
Our wildlife safari tours all include visits to local
communities in the Maasai Mara, Amboseli and/or Serengeti where you will
have a chance to come face-to-face with the colorful Maasai people and
support their local economies.
We also offer a unique opportunity to visit with the
rare mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in
Uganda and in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. In both national parks
the gorillas are zealously protected and only small groups of people are
allowed to visit for short periods of time. These are the best two
places in the world to view the mountain gorillas in their natural
For all of our safaris we provide a safari van, Land
Rover or Land Cruiser with a pop-up roof for easy wildlife viewing and
photography (and protection from the sun).
You will have the choice of accommodation in
luxury lodges or tents. We are also able to offer private tented
camping safaris for those who wish to have a truly unique
The exclusive package
offers luxury accommodation in the best and most exclusive
resorts and lodges available. Our luxury package provides 5
star lodge accommodation and/or some luxury tented camps.
The mid-range package provides accommodation in first-class
lodges and/or tented camps.
Tented Camp, Samburu National Reserve
We have provided a few
recommended sample itineraries below for your consideration.
We would be happy to provide you with a custom itinerary and
quote for a wildlife safari that would better meet your
13 Days: Kenya Photography Safari
Day 1 -
On arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be
met and transferred to your Nairobi hotel booked on bed and
Day 2 -
Nairobi to Tsavo West National Park:
After breakfast, depart and drive to Tsavo West National Park.
Tsavo is Kenya's largest national park. The park is home to a
huge variety of animals and birds, especially around the
watering holes in this otherwise dry area. Arrive in good time
for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive at 1600hrs. Meals
at your overnight lodge/camp.
Day 3 - Tsavo West National Park:
Full Day will be spent in Tsavo National Park with morning and
afternoon game drives. All your meals at your overnight
Day 4 - Tsavo West to Amboseli
0630hrs game drive retuning to the lodge/camp for breakfast then
depart and drive to Amboseli National Park arriving in time for
lunch. 1600hrs depart for an afternoon game drive. Meals at your
overnight lodge/tented camp.
Day 5 - Amboseli National Park:
You will have morning and afternoon game drives. Amboseli has
got some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world and the best
view for Mount Kilimanjaro. As you enjoy the game drive, paint
and visualize a thousand sunsets. Later drive back to your
Day 6 - Amboseli to Mt. Kenya
You will have a 0630 hrs game drive. You will later to the
lodge/camp for breakfast then depart for the Mt Kenya region via
Nairobi for lunch. If accommodating in a tree hotel you will
spend the evening and night watching animals coming to the water
hole from your tree hotel. And if spending the night at
Sweetwaters you will enjoy a game drive.
Day 7 - Mt.
Kenya area to Samburu Reserve:
Depart after breakfast and drive to Samburu game reserve a
grassland area which forms the bridge between Kenya's lush south
and parched north. Watch out for herds of impalas, Grant's
gazelles, and African buffalo as you enter the park. Afternoon,
depart for a game drive returning to the lodge for your
Day 8 -
Depart for an early morning game drive when the light is best
for photography, returning to the lodge for breakfast. Time at
leisure, followed by an afternoon game drive. Today you stay
close to the Ewaso Nyiro River, where vast herds of plains game
come to water, braving lions in the grass, leopards in the
trees, and giant crocodiles. Stars of Samburu not easily seen
elsewhere are the liver-red reticulated giraffe, the long-necked
gerenuk antelope and the elegant Gravy's zebra. Meals and
overnight at your lodge/camp.
Day 9 - Samburu to Lake Nakuru:
After breakfast, depart for Lake Nakuru, a shallow alkaline lake
in the Rift Valley, renowned for its spectacular flamingo
population as one of the world's greatest ornithological
spectacles. Although Lake Nakuru is primarily a bird sanctuary,
there are a considerable number of animals to be encountered,
such as many large game animals such as zebras, elephants and
gazelles; this is one of our best chances of seeing rhinos. Here
is one of the few places where we can see Rothschild's giraffes.
Arrive in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive
returning to the lodge/camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 10 - Lake
Nakuru to Masai Mara:
After breakfast, depart for to the Masai Mara Game Reserve, the
northern part of the Serengeti, one of Kenya's most favored
game-viewing areas. The reserve covers 700 square miles of
magnificent wilderness. It is the Africa of the imagination;
endless reaches of acacia-dotted grasslands studded with hazy
hills. Lunch will be at the lodge/camp. Afternoon gamedrive to
see the sundowner hoping to see Lions in large prides,
Elephants, buffalos, zebras and numerous plain animals.
Day 11 & 12 - Masai Mara:
You will enjoy morning and afternoon game drive. The Mara is the
land of African legend: Lion are abundant throughout the park,
as are the elephants, giraffes, and a variety of gazelle species
and zebra. Cheetah and leopard are also regularly seen and, less
commonly, rhino. The annual wildebeest migration, one of
nature's few remaining wildlife spectacles, occurs in the Mara
from July to September where the big animals and their predators
are to be present in abundance during the time frame of this
trip. Several species of Bee-Eater, the flying rainbow that
heads the list of the Mara's birds, occur in the reserve. As
well as wildlife, the Masai Mara is also home to many members of
the colorful Maasai tribe who may be seen around the borders of
the park - Morans (warriors) loping across the plains, young
boys herding goats, or elders grouped under a tree discussing
matters of the day. An optional visit to a Maasai boma
(homestead) reveals this outstanding culture and customs.
Day 13 Masai
Mara to Nairobi:
After breakfast you will depart for an early morning game drive
returning to your overnight lodge for breakfast. You will later
depart for Nairobi arriving in time for lunch on own
arrangement. Later in the evening you will be transferred to the
airport for your flight back home.