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SEPTEMBER MAASAI MARA MIGRATION photo safari - KENYA
Join Wild4 Photographic Safaris on a photo safari to witness one of nature's spectacles in Kenya's premier wildlife destination, the MAASAI MARA.

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 awesome 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 either 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.

The safari begins with an overnight stay at a city hotel in Nairobi.
The following morning we are collected in our 4x4 landcruisers and we begin the 5hr road trip through the Great Rift Valley and some of Kenya's most beautiful countryside. We arrive at the Maasai Mara in time for lunch and settle in to our en-suite accommodation. We then head out into the reserve for our first afternoon game drive.

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)
> 8 nights in Maasai Mara (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
 
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6 NIGHT EXTENSION:

For those who would like to extend the length of their safari, we offer an exciting 6 night extension which can be added on before the beginning of the scheduled safari.

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. Here we will meet up with participants who have chosen to do only the Masai Mara tour.

EXTENSION INCLUSIVE of 4 nights full board at SAMBURU LODGE & 2 nights full board at SAROVA LION HILL, Lake Nakuru. All road transfers, park entrance fees and private vehicles & guides. (2 participants per vehicle)
NOT INCLUDED: Drinks and tips / gratuities for lodge staff and guide / driver / laundry / internet
 
BASIC ITINERARY
If you choose to do the EXTENSION (indicated below in BLACK), then the extension would take place BEFORE the start of the scheduled safari
Day 1
EXTENSION
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
EXTENSION
Morning briefing, breakfast and depart in our 4x4 vehicles for Samburu Reserve arriving mid afternoon - overnight SAMBURU LODGE
Day 3
EXTENSION
Full day of photography in Samburu - overnight SAMBURU LODGE
Day 4
EXTENSION
Full day of photography in Samburu - overnight SAMBURU LODGE
Day 5
EXTENSION
Full day of photography in Samburu - overnight SAMBURU LODGE
Day 6
EXTENSION
Depart Samburu after breakfast drive to Lake Nakuru - arrive in time for lunch - afternoon game drive in Nakuru - overnight SAROVA LION HILL
Day 7
EXTENSION
Full day of photography in Lake Nakuru - overnight SAROVA LION HILL
Day 8
EXTENSION
Depart from Lake Nakuru and road transfer to Masai Mara Reserve arriving in time for late lunch and this is where you would meet up with other members of the safari who have chosen to do only the Masai Mara section.
Day 1
MASAI MARA
ONLY
If choosing to do only the Masai Mara Section then you would arrive on the same day that the participants who are doing the extension are at Lake Nakuru for their full day. You would be collected at JKI Airport and transferred to a Nairobi city hotel for an overnight.
Day 2
MASAI MARA
ONLY

If only doing the Masai Mara section then you would depart Nairobi after breakfast at around 07:30 and road transfer to the Masai Mara arriving in time for a late lunch where you will be met by Stu Porter and the other members of the safari who have been on the extension.
EVERYONE OVERNIGHT MARA ASHNIL CAMP
Day 9
OR
Day 3
Full day of photography in Masai Mara - overnight MARA ASHNIL CAMP
Day 10
OR
Day 4
Full day of photography in Masai Mara - overnight MARA ASHNIL CAMP
Day 11
OR
Day 5
Full day of photography in Masai Mara - overnight MARA ASHNIL CAMP
Day 12
OR
Day 6
Full day of photography in Masai Mara - overnight MARA ASHNIL CAMP
Day 13
OR
Day 7
Full day of photography in Masai Mara - overnight MARA BUSH CAMP
Day 14
OR
Day 8
Full day of photography in Masai Mara - overnight MARA BUSH CAMP
Day 15
OR
Day 9
Full day of photography in Masai Mara - overnight MARA BUSH CAMP
Day 16
OR
Day 10
After a final morning game drive and breakfast - fly from 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.

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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:
  1 night NAIROBI
  8 nights Maasai Mara Reserve
   
6 night EXTENSION (optional)
  4 nights SAMBURU
  2 nights LAKE NAKURU
   
LIMIT:
  6 participants
  2 participants per vehicle
   
TOUR LEADER:
  Stu Porter
   
2014 DATES:
  13 Sept to 22 Sept (main tour)
  08 Sept to 12 Sept (extension)
   
2014 MAIN TOUR PRICE:
  US$ 8950 p/p sharing
  US$ 10400 p/p single
  US$ 1500 p/p DEPOSIT
   
2014 EXTENSION PRICE:
  US$ 4750 p/p sharing
  US$ 5600 p/p single
   
2015 DATES:
  09 Aug to 18 Aug (main tour)
  03 Aug to 08 Aug (extension)
   
2015 MAIN TOUR PRICE:
  US$ 9400 p/p sharing
  US$ 10700 p/p single
  US$ 2000 p/p DEPOSIT
   
2015 EXTENSION PRICE:
  US$ 4950 p/p sharing
  US$ 5800 p/p single
   
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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