Photographic Safari
8 Nights
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At a glance
Fabulous wildlife and great photography on the Kenyan plains
Trip Highlights
Start Destination
Masai Mara National Reserve
End Destination
What's included
  • All breakfasts
  • 6 lunches and 6 dinners
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners. At Kicheche the food is superb, very tasty and with plenty of choice. Breakfasts will be taken out in the bush and so will lunch on full day drives in the Mara. Kicheche has an excellent reputation for its cuisine. Typical meals In the Mara hot drinks are brought to the tents each morning. Freshly baked biscuits and a breakfast consisting of fruit, cakes, bacon, sausage, egg, juice and coffee/tea is taken out on the plains. On return there is a large but healthy brunch (if not doing a full day's drive). Tea and cakes are taken mid afternoon before the game drive. A three-course dinner is taken (weather permitting) by candlelight under the African sky. Vegetarians are well catered for but please inform us before departure of any special dietary requests.

Day 1
Depart London
Depart London.
Day 2
Arrive Nairobi
After clearing customs and immigration at the airport, a shuttle bus will transfer to Wilson Airport on the Western side of the city, Land only passengers will join us here. This is normally during rush hour so expect some traffic. Wilson is a nice airport (much better than Jomo Kenyatta) and there should be time for some refreshments before boarding your 45 minute flight to the Mara. Here you will be picked up by custom built four- wheel drives and transferred to the our camp. After being shown to your spacious walk-in, luxurious tents, we take an afternoon game drive with sundowners. This is the first of many game drives in this prolific area.
Day 3
Game viewing in the Masai Mara.
Game drives start right from the camp, as it is not uncommon to have wildlife wandering through at some stages of the day. Drives are very much a moveable feast. Some days, the drives will be big long, (13 hours or so although not driving all the time) and others much shorter, depending on the movement of the game and tips from the bush telegraph. Paul and his team will try to make good calls when it comes to viewing but they cannot always get it right. They will however be trying their hardest to ensure that photographic opportunities are frequent, but will not be dashing around ticking off species like other mainstream safari companies. Early, very early, starts are the order of the day but frequently on a full day unless a migration crossing or hunting cheetah gets in the way, we will find some shade for lunch in a beautiful spot and have some relaxation. They are not endurance tests but a full day out on the plains can be quite tiring. They also will involve patience, as a hungry cheetah will often wait many hours before making her move. Meal times are a delight under the stars in the evening or in the mess tent in bad weather. During time off you can relax in your tents however, it is the game and scenery that make this area so incredible: huge prides of predators feasting on an abundance of plains game. The camp often has a pride of lion's close-by and their call accompanied by the cackle of the hyena is an occasional nigh time companion. The property is very relaxing for those hours in the middle of the day (when you are there) and the haute cuisine and hot showers are a big bonus, but these luxurious trappings sometimes belie the fact that the camp is right in the heart of the most prolific savannah on earth and this should be respected.
Day 4
Game viewing in the Masai Mara.
Another day on photographic safari in the Masai Mara
Day 5
Game viewing in the Masai Mara.
Another day on photographic safari in the Masai Mara
Day 6
Game viewing in the Masai Mara.
Another day on photographic safari in the Masai Mara
Day 7
Game viewing in the Masai Mara.
Another day on photographic safari in the Masai Mara
Day 8
Depart Nairobi
Final game drive followed by brunch then late afternoon flight back to Nairobi. There will be time for some shopping and there will be dinner in a very nice Nairobi restaurant before heading to the airport.
Day 9
Arrive London
Arrive London.
The best safari yet! 5/5

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