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Ol Pajeta & Samburu Photo Safari - November 2022

November 18th - 28th, 2022
Ol Pajeta & Samburu Photo Safari - November 2022
Kenya &
2 Spaces

OVERVIEW

This 11-day photo tour will visit two of Kenya's northern photographic hotspots to focus on this area's unique and unusual wildlife.

Our meet and greet service will welcome you at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transfer you safely to a Nairobi hotel for an overnight stop.

After breakfast, you will head north by road, passing Mount Kenya on your way to Ol Pajeta Conservancy, located right on the equator.

Three nights are spent at Ol Pajeta Private Conservancy, famous for its successful breeding of Black and White Rhino. The reserve is characterized by sweeping views over rolling hills, with Mount Kenya serving as a dramatic backdrop.

After a final morning at Ol Pajeta, you will continue north by road towards Samburu National Reserve. The main feature of this second location is the Ewaso Nyiro River, which attracts a multitude of different animals which need to slake their thirst daily in this harsh environment. The predators, of course, know this and are never too far from the river. Samburu is known for large herds of Elephants that travel to and from the river in herds of up to 40 individuals.

You will spend six nights and seven days exploring the beauty of Samburu.

These northern reserves are home to a unique set of animals we like to call "The Jewels of the North". These include the Vulturine Guineafowl, Gerenuk, Grevy's Zebra, Desert Warthog, Somali Ostrich, Beisa Oryx & Reticulated Giraffe.

Both reserves are also home to the big cats (lion, leopard & cheetah). Your guide will do his best to locate these predators and the many other animals found in this beautiful part of Kenya.

So if you are after beautiful landscapes filled with unusual animals, this is the photo safari for you.

After a final morning game drive, you will begin the journey back towards Nairobi. Arriving in the mid-afternoon, you will have the use of a day room at an airport hotel to freshen up and prepare for your international flight home.

** You can also choose to fly back to Nairobi if you prefer, the cost of this flight would be extra **

OL PAJETA PRIVATE CONSERVANCY

Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 90,000 acre private wildlife conservancy situated on the equator, between the foothills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snow-capped Mount Kenya.

The Conservancy boasts an astounding variety of animals, including the endangered black and white rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo, lion, Grevy's zebra, Jackson's hartebeest and cheetah.

Stunning wildlife, and beautiful views over the plains, guarantees an unforgettable safari experience.

SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

Samburu is a photographers paradise and has a fantastic diversity of wildlife only found in this area of Kenya.

There is an excellent road network in Samburu, which allows you to thoroughly explore this game-rich area without having to travel very far.

In addition, the beautiful Ewaso Nyiro River and surrounding hills and mountains offer great photo opportunities to capture some stunning landscapes.

DETAILS

This small group photo safari allows for a tremendous amount of flexibility in the field. Packed breakfasts will enable you to maximize your time out in both of the reserves and will allow the wildlife and the situations you find them in dictate the daily pace.

There will be a maximum of 3 participants in 1 private vehicle on this safari. You will have plenty of space for equipment and guaranteed access to both sides for unobstructed photography.

Mamai John will lead this photo tour.

There is no specific photographic tuition on this safari, making it best suited for intermediate to advanced photographers who are confident with their photography skills. Our professional and experienced safari guide will locate the wildlife and position the vehicle correctly, considering the light and distance to the subject.

There is an excellent chance to see and photograph the following animals on this safari:

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

DAY 1

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), overnight in Nairobi - Kenya

Your safari begins with a meet & greet at the airport. A road transfer will take you to a local hotel.

You will stay for 1 night in Nairobi at TOWN LODGE UPPER HILL

(Bed & Breakfast only)

DAY 2

Depart at 7 am and drive 5 hours to Ol Pajeta Private Conservancy

Enjoy an early breakfast before you are met by your local Kenyan Guide. You will travel north towards Samburu passing Mount Kenya and other scenic highlights on the way. You will reach Ol Pajeta in time to check-in and enjoy a delicious lunch. You will prepare to head out on your first afternoon photo game drive at around 16:00.

You will stay for 3 nights in Ol Pajeta Conservancy at SERENA SWEETWATERS CAMP in en-suite tents.

(All meals included)

DAY 3

Morning & Afternoon photo game drives in Ol Pajeta

Enjoy relaxed and flexible photography. Packed breakfasts will be taken on board the safari vehicle to allow you to maximize the early morning hours looking for subjects to photograph when they are the most active. At a convenient time, you will stop to enjoy your breakfast in the bush and a well-earned leg stretch.

We recommend heading back to camp for lunch and a short siesta before going out in the late afternoon when it starts to become cooler and the wildlife becomes more active.

DAY 4

Morning & Afternoon photo game drives in Ol Pajeta

Enjoy relaxed and flexible photography.

DAY 5

Morning of photography. Depart for Samburu and arrive for lunch

Enjoy a final morning game drive in Ol Pajeta before driving to Samburu, arriving at the camp in time for lunch.

Prepare to leave at 16:00 for your first photo session in Samburu to search for and photograph its unique wildlife.

You will stay for 6 nights in Samburu at ELEPHANT BEDROOM CAMP in en-suite tents.

(All meals included)

DAY 6

Morning & Afternoon photo game drives in Samburu

Enjoy relaxed and flexible photography.

DAY 7

Morning & Afternoon photo game drives in Samburu

Enjoy relaxed and flexible photography.

DAY 8

Morning & Afternoon photo game drives in Samburu

Enjoy relaxed and flexible photography.

DAY 9

Morning & Afternoon photo game drives in Samburu

Enjoy relaxed and flexible photography.

DAY 10

Morning & Afternoon photo game drives in Samburu

Enjoy relaxed and flexible photography.

DAY 11

Short morning game drive in Samburu. Drive back to Nairobi. Use of a day room before departure

Morning photographic game drive and then drive back to Nairobi, arriving in the early afternoon. Enjoy the use of a day room at the FOUR POINTS SHERATON AIRPORT HOTEL. The complimentary shuttle bus will take you the short 5 min journey to the airport to catch your international flight home.

(Room only, no meals or drinks included)

** Option to fly back to Nairobi from Samburu at extra cost ** - please ask us for more details.

STEP 1 - PLEASE READ OUR BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

We first recommend that you read and become familiar with our booking terms & conditions, which can be found on this page, under the PRICES box.

STEP 2 - GET IN TOUCH

Get in touch with us to confirm that there are still spaces available on the photo safari that you are interested in. Click on the “ENQUIRE NOW” button above.

STEP 3 - AWAIT A REPLY FROM US & THEN CREATE YOUR CLIENT ACCOUNT

Once we confirm with you that there is space available, and you would like to join the safari, we will send you a direct link via email. Follow this unique link to sign up to our CLIENT AREA. After you have registered with your name, email address and a password of your choice, you will then be asked to complete our online booking form.

STEP 4 - COMPLETE A BOOKING FORM

As soon as we receive your completed booking form/s (1 per participant) then you will be required to send us the deposit to secure your place on the safari.

STEP 5 - SEND YOUR DEPOSIT

Deposits can be paid via credit card, PayPal or international bank transfer. We will notify you as soon as your deposit arrives. Places on the safari will only be confirmed once we have received both a completed booking form and deposit payment.

STEP 6 - FINAL BALANCE PAYMENT

As soon as your booking form and deposit are with us, we will update your CLIENT AREA to display the outstanding balance amount. This amount will be due 90 days before the start date of the safari.