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OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION IN NAIROBI
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SAMBURU LODGE,
SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE
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LION HILL LODGE,
LAKE NAKURU
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MARA BUSH CAMP
MAASAI MARA
ASHNIL MARA CAMP
MAASAI MARA
 
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SAFARI VEHICLE USED AT ALL LOCATIONS IN KENYA
 
 
 
 
Wild4 African Photographic Safaris Kenya migration and Samburu photographic tour led by Stu Porter
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SAMBURU / NAKURU & MIGRATION photo safari 2015
Join Wild4 Photographic Safaris on a photo safari to witness one of nature's spectacles in Kenya's premier wildlife destination, the MAASAI MARA. Thhis tour offers a further 6 nights of action, 4 at Samburu Reserve and 2 at Lake Nakuru.

After a 1 night stopover in Nairobi we will head north via road towards SAMBURU RESERVE, crossing the equator along the way. SAMBURU RESERVE lies 325 kilometers north of Nairobi in the arid northern region of Kenya. The reserve is home to a number of animal species rarely seen in other Kenyan parks. These include the Grevy Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Beisa Oryx and the long necked Gerenuk. Elephant, Lion, Cheetah, Waterbuck and Buffalo are also commonly seen. The only form of relief from the hot sun comes from the wide Ewaso Nyiro River which rises in the foothills of the Aberdares, a few hundred kms. to the west.

We spend 4 nights in Samburu and depart after a final morning game drive for our next destination, LAKE NAKURU. We arrive at Lake Nakuru in time for a late lunch and once settled in to our en-suite accommodation, we venture out into the reserve on our first afternoon game drive.

Established in 1961, Lake Nakuru Reserve offers a wide variety of both mammal and waterbird species, notably White & Black Rhino and the millions of Flamingos which feed on the lake's abundant algae. Buffalo, Waterbuck, the rare Rothschild's Giraffe, Hyaena, Jackal, Lion and Leopard are also resident in the reserve. Other common waterbirds include Pelicans, Cormorants, Grebes, Ducks, Stilts and Herons. Our 2 night stay at Lake Nakuru will offer a variety of different photo opportunities and is a location not to be missed.

We depart Lake Nakuru after breakfast and head towards our final destination, the Masai Mara, arriving in time for lunch.

Gentle rolling hills, open savanna grassland, thickets and the impressive Mara River along with smaller tributaries, summarizes the scenery you will encounter in the Masai Mara Reserve. 1500sq km or 560sq miles in size, it is a fantastic destination to experience real Africa and the species that have been resident there for thousands of years.

Lions are abundant in the Mara and we will get to see a lot of these powerful cats. Cheetah are also seen regularly. Leopard can be found in the Mara but it is considered a special privilege to see one of these cats.

We will spend 8 nights in the best locations in the Mara, close to the popular crossing points. During this time of year the rolling hills of the Masai Mara are covered with the herds of migrating Wildebeest and Zebra which have come to the Mara to enjoy the bountiful grass that it has to offer.

Our main focus will be to set up for a dramatic river crossing which is an unbelieveable event not to be missed. There will also be plenty of time to explore the rest of the Masai Mara in search of its varied and plentiful species of mammals and birds. The Mara can be visited at any time of year, but only during the months of July, Aug, Sept and Oct are the massive herds in abundance and this is the most popular time to view them trying to cross the Mara River.

Accommodation will be in comfortable hotel rooms or permanent tents, both with en-suite bathroom facilities as well as electricity to recharge batteries. All food is catered for by the lodge staff and we will always take a packed breakfast to maximize our time out in the field. We also have the option of staying out all day if necessary.

The tour will accommodate a maximum of 6 photographers in 3 vehicles
(2 PER VEHICLE)
. Stu Porter will lead the tour and will alternate between the vehicles each day to offer photo tuition and guidance.

Along with the big cats, the Mara offers excellent photo opportunities for many other mammals & birds including Elephant, Buffalo, Thompson's Gazelle, Topi, Coke's Hartebeest, Zebra, Giraffe, Impala, Grant's Gazelle, Bat Eared Fox and of course Wildebeest !

We fly from the Mara back to Nairobi where you will have a day room or an overnight stay depending on when your international flight leaves.

INCLUDED IN SCHEDULED SAFARI PRICE:
> 1 night & 1 day room (or extra night) in city hotel - Nairobi (B)
> 4 nights in SAMBURU RESERVE (BLD)
> 2 nights at LAKE NAKURU (BLD)
> 8 nights in the Maasai Mara at two different locations (BLD)
> all park entrance fees
> all road transfers
> internal flight from Maasai Mara back to Nairobi
> private use of 4x4 Landscruisers with qualified (KPSGA) guides
> bottled water on game drives
> photographic tuition
(B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner)
NOT INCLUDED IN SCHEDULED SAFARI PRICE or EXTENSIONS
> lunch & dinner in Nairobi on first and last day of safari
> all drinks
> curios & personal gifts / items from shops
> optional excursions
> tips / gratuities for camp / lodge staff and for your driver / guide
> laundry
> internet usage at lodges
> visa fees
> INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
> personal medical, travel & equipment insurance
 
 
BASIC ITINERARY
Day 1 Arrive JKIA (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport). You will be collected and transferred to a Nairobi city hotel for the night. Stu Porter will meet you at the hotel.
Day 2 Morning briefing, breakfast and depart in our 4x4 vehicles for Samburu Reserve arriving mid afternoon - overnight SAMBURU LODGE
Day 3 Full day of photography in Samburu - overnight SAMBURU LODGE
Day 4 Full day of photography in Samburu - overnight SAMBURU LODGE
Day 5 Full day of photography in Samburu - overnight SAMBURU LODGE
Day 6 Depart Samburu after breakfast drive to Lake Nakuru - arrive in time for lunch - afternoon game drive in Nakuru - overnight SAROVA LION HILL
Day 7 Full day of photography in Lake Nakuru - overnight SAROVA LION HILL
Day 8 Depart from Lake Nakuru and road transfer to Masai Mara Reserve arriving in time for late lunch. Afternoon game drive in the Mara - overnight MARA ASHNIL CAMP
Day 9 Full day of photography in Masai Mara - overnight MARA ASHNIL CAMP
Day 10 Full day of photography in Masai Mara - overnight MARA ASHNIL CAMP
Day 11 Full day of photography in Masai Mara - overnight MARA ASHNIL CAMP
Day 12 Full day of photography in Masai Mara. Today we transfer to our second location- overnight MARA BUSH CAMP
Day 13 Full day of photography in Masai Mara - overnight MARA BUSH CAMP
Day 14 Full day of photography in Masai Mara - overnight MARA BUSH CAMP
Day 15 Full day of photography in Masai Mara - overnight MARA BUSH CAMP
Day 16 After a final morning game drive and breakfast - fly from the Mara back to Nairobi where you will have a day room or an overnight stay at a city hotel (depending on when your international flight departs) road transfer to JKIA for your international flight home.
PS: the above itinerary and price is subject to change at any time, based on accommodation availability at the time of booking and changes in currency exchange rates. If changes are necessary then clients will be informed as to what the changes are as soon as we are made aware of them.

IMPORTANT!
PLEASE READ OUR BOOKING INFORMATION PAGE FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO BOOK YOUR PHOTO SAFARI AND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF MAKING A BOOKING WITH WILD4
TOUR DETAILS

DURATION: (15 nights)
  1 night NAIROBI
  4 nights Samburu Reserve
  2 nights Lake Nakuru
  8 nights Maasai Mara Reserve
   
LIMIT:
  6 participants
  2 participants per vehicle
   
TOUR LEADER:
  Stu Porter
   
2015 DATES:
  03 Aug to 18 Aug - 2 spaces left
   
2015 TOUR PRICE (15 nights)
  US$ 14 350 p/p sharing
  US$ 16 500 p/p single
  US$ 3000 p/p DEPOSIT
   
PLEASE NOTE:
If you are a single traveller, we will do our best to match you up with another single traveller. If it is not possible to do so and you would still like to join the safari you will need to pay an extra US$2000 to cover the exclusive use of the safari vehicle.
 
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Samburu slideshow
SAMBURU
Nakuru Slideshow
LAKE NAKURU
Masai Mara Slideshow
MASAI MARA
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