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Special tour for photographers & those who want to improve their skills

 

 

 

 

 

30th June to 11th of July 2019

This tour takes you to the Kilimanjaro with the many elephant families, to hippos in Lake Naivasha and you will have enough time to capture amazing scenes the wildebeest migration provides.

Your tour leader will be Lorenzo Barelli. He is an excellent photographer who will help you with his knowledge to achieve even better pictures. Seeing photos of the Swiss Alps shot by his uncle and brother his passion for photography was born. Lorenzo Barelli has lived in Kenya for several years and toured the different areas on several occasions. On these trips he learned to love photographing wildlife and birds.

Lorenzo speaks English, German, French and Italian

Lorenzo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date / Day

Place / Activity

Accommodation

 

 

 

30.6.
1

Arrival in Nairobi
Upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport you will be greeted and taken to the hotel for overnight.

Double rooms/breakfast
Eka Hotel
Superior Rooms

 

 

 

 

 

1.7.
2

Nairobi – Amboseli National park
At 8 a.m. after breakfast your journey follows the East African Highway. At lunch time you arrive at the lodge and enjoy your first game drive later in the afternoon.

Double room / full board
Sentrim Amboseli Lodge

 

 

 

 

2. + 3.7.
3 + 4

Amboseli National park
During the extended game drives in the morning and afternoon you look out for photogenic scenes.
Amboseli is famous for the many elephants with Mount Kilimanjaro in the back ground. But it is also home to buffaloes, zebras, spotted hyenas, wildebeest, bat-eared foxes, black-backed and golden jackals, reed bucks and many birds.

Early morning just after the entrance to the park you might find a clear Kilimanjaro with elephants under the beautiful umbrella thorn acacias.

Double room / full board
Sentrim Amboseli Lodge

 

 

 

 

 

Maasai Giraffe Kili

 

 

 

 

 

Elephants Amboseli

 

 

 

 

4.7.
5

Amboseli – Naivasha
An early departure since it is quite a long stretch passing Nairobi and the rim of the Great Rift Valley where you stop to see the volcanoes Longonot and Suswa. You will arrive at Elsamere, the former house of George and Joy Adamson with the lioness Elsa for late lunch. Thereafter, on a 2 hour boat ride hippos and many water birds are an attraction on their own. Black and white colobus monkeys have their territories in the compound at Elsamere and also Sopa Lodge. They are just amazing!
Later in the afternoon you drive to Sopa Lodge and take a stroll in the large compound where waterbucks, giraffes, zebras and many birds can be found.

Double room / full board
Naivasha Sopa Lodge

 

 

 

 

 

Hippos Naivasha Lake
Fish Eagle with fish

 

 

 

 

5.7.
6

Naivasha – Masai Mara
Use the early morning light to get some lovely pictures before it is time to start the long journey through Maasai land to the Maasai Mara. At lunch time you will have reached the camp at the bank of Talek River.
Later in the afternoon you undertake a game drive.

Double room/full board
Basecamp Masai Mara

 

6. - 10.7.
7 - 11

Masai Mara National Reserve
The grassland in-between the rolling hills is home to lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, spotted hyenas, large herds of buffaloes and of course the migrating wildebeests and zebras.
Where many herbivores are, the predators can’t be far and you might be lucky to witness a hunt or at least feasting them on a kill while vultures are waiting or fighting for left overs.
The highlight is for sure the 2 millions of wildebeests and hundred thousands of zebras roaming the region. On their way to fresh pastor they have to cross the Mara River where crocodiles are waiting and hippos defending their territories in the water. Once a herd approaches the river you wait patiently and hopefully you can watch them crossing. A spectacle you won’t forget.

You will be out for full day excursions with picnic lunch but also if you like early morning game drive with breakfast in the bush, lunch in the camp and later in the evening another game drive. We are flexible in planning the day.

Double room/full board
Basecamp Masai Mara

 

 

 

 

Zebra_gnus_oliombo
Leopard_Talek

 

 

River crossing Aug 2017

 

 

 

 

 

11.7.
12

Masai Mara – Nairobi
Unfortunately already your last day. Drive to Nairobi and have lunch at the famous Carnivore. A day room is booked for you until 18.00 hours at Eka Hotel and you will be transferred to the airport on time for your departure.

Lunch at Carnivore Restaurant
Dayroom at Eka Hotel

 

 

 

 

Price per person from/to Nairobi
Single room supplement

US$ 4.500.-
US$    635.-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Included:

  • Airport transfers
  • Safari in Land cruisers with experienced, licenced, English speaking driver/guides
  • Extended game drives with no mileage limit on game drives
  • Maximum 3 persons in 1 car
  • Overnights and meals according to program
  • All park entry and conservancy fees
  • 2 hours boat ride on Lake Naivasha, 3 persons per boat
  • 1.5 liter mineral water per person on each safari day in the car
  • Local taxes

 

Not included:

  • Flights
  • Visa, personal insurances
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Not as included declared services, e.g. balloon rides in the Masai Mara (we can book it for you)
  • Tips

 

 

 

 

 

  We also organise beach holidays in Kenya and on Zanzibar.

The wildebeest migration lasts from June until October. We gladly show you the migration on your individual private safari.