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Magical Kenya Luxury Photo Safari

A Leopard in a tree on the Maasai Mara

Safari Overview

This Luxury 7 night, 8 day Photo Safari, which was specifically designed for photographers takes you on a memorable safari, which provides some of the best that Kenya has to offer.



Accommodation is in three luxury lodges / camps; staying first at the Sweetwaters Luxury Tented Camp at Ol Pejeta, followed by Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp in Samburu, then by air to Mara Serena Luxury Safari Lodge in the famous Mara Triangle inside the Maasai Mara.

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival (Nairobi) / Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International (JKI) Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by our customer care representative who will give you a brief overview of the safari before handing you over to your driver guide with whom you will depart for the Ol Pejeta Conservancy arriving in time for check in and lunch at Sweetwaters Luxury Camp.  After lunch, visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary followed by a game drive in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and returning to the camp at sunset.

Overnight: Sweetwaters Luxury Tented Camp - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 2 - Ol Pejeta Conservancy / Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast depart for Samburu National Reserve and after a short game drive you will arrive at Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp in time for lunch.  Afternoon game drive in Samburu until dusk when you return to Intrepids Camp.

Overnight: Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 3 - Samburu National Reserve

A morning game drive in Samburu, famous for its abundance of elephants and large variety of animals and birds, which may not be found in other areas.  Return for lunch at Intrepids Camp.  An afternoon game drive returning to Intrepids at dusk.  Dinner and overnight at Intrepids Camp.

Overnight: Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 4 - Samburu National Reserve / Maasai Mara National Reserve

An early breakfast is served at Intrepids Camp.  After breakfast, you are driven to the airstrip to catch the 08:30 flight, arriving in the Masai Mara at 10:15.  You will enjoy a short game drive before arriving at Mara Serena Luxury Safari Lodge in time for lunch.  Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge.

Overnight: Mara Serena Luxury Safari Lodge - Meal Plan: Full Board


Days 5, 6 and 7 - Maasai Mara National Reserve

The Mara Serena Safari Lodge is located at the centre of the famous ‘Mara Triangle' in the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve, and is perhaps, the ultimate safari destination. It is set high on a hill with extensive views over the savannah and down to the winding hippo-filled Mara River.  Between July and September it stands centre-stage to one of Africa's most dramatic wildlife arenas, with a grandstand seat for the ‘greatest wildlife show on earth', the legendary Wildebeest Migration.

The Maasai Mara is one of the foremost and bio-diverse wildlife ecosystems in the world and has an abundance of animal and bird life.  Each day you will have the choice of an all-day game drive with packed lunch, 3 game drives (early morning 06:00, returning for breakfast, late morning and afternoon) or 2 game drives (morning 07:30 and afternoon), which must be arranged before the end of the previous day’s game drive.

Overnight: Mara Serena Luxury Safari Lodge - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 8 - Maasai Mara National Reserve / Nairobi

After breakfast and checking out, you will have one last short game drive in the Masai Mara before being driven to Nairobi and transferred to the airport for your departure flight back home. Options include: flying back from the Mara, a game drive in Nairobi National Park, a visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage, a visit to the Giraffe Centre and dinner in Nairobi.  Alternatively, you can prolong your stay with a beach extension.  Ask for details.



“Safari Njema.  Kwaheri na urudi tena.” – End of Safari.  Goodbye and come back again.

Number in party

2

3

4

1st Jan to 7th Apr




Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 3,525

US$ 3,200

US$ 3,040

Single Room Supplement

US$ 625

US$ 625

US$ 625





8th Apr to 31st May




Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 3,130

US$ 2,810

US$ 2,650

Single Room Supplement

US$ 135

US$ 135

US$ 135





1st Jun to 30th Jun




Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 3,375

US$ 3,053

US$ 2,890

Single Room Supplement

US$ 550

US$ 550

US$ 550





1st Jul to 31st Oct




Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 4,270

US$ 3,955

US$ 3,795

Single Room Supplement

US$ 799

US$ 799

US$ 799





1st Nov to 21st Dec




Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 3,405

US$ 3,080

US$ 2,920

Single Room Supplement

US$ 523

US$ 523

US$ 523

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Safari Price Guide (2015) for a minibus with pop-up roof

Included

Excluded

Please Note

There is a hold baggage limit of 15 Kg on the flights included in the itinerary.  Soft holdalls are preferred.

Prices are subject to change without notice, so please ask for an up to date quotation before making commitments.

Confirmation is subject to availability at time of reservation.

In the event that the quoted accommodation is not available at the time of reservation, alternative accommodation of a similar calibre will be provided.

A Chimpanzee at Sweetwaters, Ol Pejeta, Kenya A Leopard in Samburu Wildebeest crossing a river in the Maasai Mara

Optional use of a 4x4 instead of a minibus (minivan)




Extra and optional activities




As this safari has been specifically designed for photographers, we recommend a limit of 4 people per vehicle, however the vehicles will take 6 passengers, so if you don’t need the extra camera equipment and movement space, we can quote you for 5 or 6 passengers.

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