WILD 4 PHOTO Pty Ltd

Wild4 African Photo Safaris

Specialist small group photo safaris to South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia

African Photographic Safaris since 2003

Best of Kenya Photo Safari - Samburu, Lake Nakuru and the Maasai Mara - Nov/Dec 2020

US$ 12,800 Sharing

US$ 13,800 Single

US$ 3,000 Deposit

LOCATION: Kenya

PLACES VISITED: Samburu National Reserve  /  Lake Nakuru National Park  /  Maasai Mara 

SKILL LEVEL: Any level from beginner to advanced

TOUR LEADER: Mamai Karesi


This 14-day photo safari includes three of Kenya's most famous and photographically productive reserves—Samburu, Lake Nakuru and the Maasai Mara.

This time of year is the build-up to the start of the short rains, where mornings are generally bright and sunny, followed by a build-up of dark thunder clouds in the afternoon. This offers dark dramatic backdrops with animals bathed in warm sunlight in the foreground. The reserves are also a lot quieter at this time of year, with fewer tourists and vehicles.

The safari begins in Nairobi.

You will depart Nairobi and head north by road, crossing the equator and passing Mount Kenya on your way to the "jewel of the arid north"—Samburu Reserve. The reserve is home to a number of special species that you will see only in Samburu. These include the Grevy's Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Beisa Oryx, and the long-necked Gerenuk. Elephants are abundant, and Lion and Leopard are often seen along the banks of the beautiful Ewaso Nyiro River, which rises far to the west in the foothills of the Aberdare Mountains.

Your photo safari will continue by road to Lake Nakuru. Established in 1961, Lake Nakuru National Park offers a wide variety of both mammal and waterbird species, notably White and Black Rhino, Rothschild Giraffe, and great numbers of Flamingos, which feed on the lake's abundant algae. Other common waterbirds include Pelicans, Cormorants, Grebes, Ducks, Stilts and Herons. Your 2-night stay at Lake Nakuru will offer a variety of photographic opportunities and is a convenient stopover between Samburu and the Maasai Mara.

Your final road trip of the safari takes you past Lake Naivasha and Narok and into the Great Rift Valley. You will reach the famous Maasai Mara Reserve, in time for a late lunch. Your stay in the Mara will be spent at a small tented camp in the heart of the reserve allowing you easy access to all areas of this amazing reserve as you seek out its abundant wildlife.

This safari offers an incredible diversity of both animal species and landscapes, great weather, quiet reserves, and a true feeling of adventure. You might even be lucky to catch a late river crossing as the final herds of the great migration make their way back towards Tanzania.

Lion and Cheetah photography is especially good in the Maasai Mara.

After a final morning photo game drive in the Mara, you will fly back to Nairobi and enjoy the comfort of a dayroom before you depart for the airport.

This is an exclusive small-group photo safari with a maximum of 6 participants in 3 private vehicles (2 participants per vehicle). You will have plenty of space for equipment and guaranteed access to both sides of the safari vehicle.

You will have a good chance to see and photograph the following animals:

Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Reticulated Giraffe, Rothschild Giraffe, Maasai Giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk, Grevy's Zebra, Hippo, Black Rhino, White Rhino, Spotted Hyena, Jackal, Plains Zebra, Wildebeest, Thompson's Gazelle, Grant's Gazelle, Olive Baboon, Vervet Monkey, Coke's Hartebeest, Topi, Waterbuck, and an excellent variety of birdlife.

US$ 12,800 Sharing

US$ 13,800 Single

US$ 3,000 Deposit

  • Dates

    • 20th Nov - 3rd Dec 2020
      6 places available
  • Duration

    • 13 nights / 14 days
  • Group Size

    • 6
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Testimonials This was the second trip I have booked through Wild4 and one of the most memorable and pleasurable trips I have ever been on in my life. We were blessed with incredible sightings from a frenzy of feeding wild dog to mating black mambas. The list is endless and the memories will linger for ever in the form of some great images shot from the customised vehicles driven by expert drivers. The camps chosen were great and there was a real and genuine feeling of being a part of your surroundings. A truly African experience. Botswana certainly came up trumps when delivering us such great sightings. From the bush to the Chobe river and the specially adapted photographic boats, you could not have asked for more. I must extend an enormous thank you to you Stu, for your endless patience and professionalism in everything you did for us. Thank you. Also a big thank you to Justyna who’s meticulous planning ensured a seamless trip to and in between each of our camps and destinations. Good job!

Stephen Tattersall, UK

Testimonials Our 14 days with Wild4 Safaris will always be remembered as the best learning experience we have ever embarked on. Not only for the improvement in photographic skills and knowledge, but also the animal behavioural knowledge that we gained. We were totally immersed in the world of wildlife photography in the best place in the world with one of the best pro photographers around. Stu genuinely enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion for wildlife and photography. More than a holiday, it was an unbelievably rewarding learning experience and has taken our skill level up significantly. Stu and his team were able to help us learn about our equipment and coach us to apply these new skills quickly. Their sharing of knowledge, expertise in photography, and being able to read wildlife behaviour along with the excellent booklet (which became Marie's bible) are world class. This ensured we got to places that others didn't and that we were always in the best position to shoot. We also booked the extension and were most impressed with the "behind the scenes" access we gained at each Reserve. Stu didn't disappoint and was able to put together some memorable opportunities for us to get many excellent shots. The whole package was first class, from the pick up at Nelspruit, accommodation, food and day trips, to the people (now friends) who we met on the trip. This is one of those bucket list adventures that we will be doing again with WILD4.

John and Marie, AUSTRALIA