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Kenya Nature Safari

In collaboration with David Anderson Safaris

29 July - 10 August

 
 

When one hears the word safari, Kenya comes to mind. The word alone conjures up visions of acacia-dotted landscapes stretching as far as the eye can see, covered with vast herds of elephants, zebra, and wildebeest. And there are tribal people who have called this part of Africa home for thousands of years and whose very survival has depended on their ability to life in harmony with nature. It is this part of Africa that most paleoanthropologists believe that approximately 35,000 years ago the first Homo Sapiens walked north (probably because of a change in the climate) and began a journey that has resulted in close to seven billion of us inhabiting one small planet, of which few live in harmony with nature. During our two weeks in Kenya, we will have an opportunity to observe and photograph the large numbers and variety of wildlife in the four most popular game parks and reserves set aside for wildlife conservation. We will also see hundreds of birds as Kenya has over 1,200 different species. We will spend time visiting and photographing the indigenous cultures such as the colorful Maasai and Samburu. Our deluxe accommodation will be some of the best lodges and tented camps in East Africa.

Accommodation will be similar to those feature in the book, On Safari.

Photographer Leader: David Anderson
 


Our Itinerary

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Nairobi

We arrive in the "safari capital of East Africa." A David Anderson Safaris representative will greet us with a smile and “jambo” (welcome in Swaheli.) He will escort us to our hotel, the first hotel in Kenya and a legend as the “home away from home” for Hemingway and “Bwana Anderson.”

Norfolk (B)


Sunday, 30 July 2017

Nairobi
It takes time for the mind and body to adjust to a different time zone. Therefore, we begin with a city tour of Nairobi that will include Giraffe Center, the Karen Blixen Home and Museum, and Daphne Seldrick's Elephant Orphanage

Norfolk (B)


Monday, 31 July 2017

Nairobi/Sweetwater’s Private Game Reserve

We begin our safari this morning with a flight to the Mount Kenya region of Kenya. We have two days to photograph the wildlife on a private game ranch.

Sweetwaters Tented Camp (BLD)



Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Sweetwater’s Private Game Reserve

We have a second day to enjoy our deluxe accommodation, go on game drives, and visit the Chimpanzee sanctuary.

Sweetwaters Tented Camp (BLD)

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Mount Kenya/Samburu Game Reserve

We continue our safari with a short drive to Samburu where we spend two nights at a luxury-tented camp.

Larsen’s Camp



Thursday, 3 August 2017

Samburu Game Reserve

We spend a second day in Samburu. We will spend the day in the reserve where game-viewing and visibility is excellent. Bird life is superb with over 380-recorded species and game which includes reticulated giraffes, Grevy’s zebras, elephants, oryx, Somali ostrich, hippos, crocodiles, gerenuk, buffaloes, lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas. The long-necked gerenuk is a graceful antelope which spends much of its time in a bi-pedal stance seeking succulence among the withered scrub which dots this harsh terrain.

Larsen’s Camp



Friday, 4 August 2017

Samburu/Lake Nakuru

After breakfast, we drive via the Thompson Falls with picnic lunch boxes, down the floor of the Great Rift Valley escarpment to Lake Nakuru National Park, a protected game sanctuary for endangered species such as the Black and White rhino, Rothschild giraffe, among other usual game such as the leopard and lion. We will enjoy an afternoon game drive.

We will spend another day exploring Lake Nakuru National Park, taking morning and afternoon game drives. Lake Nakuru is known for its stunning pink vision as millions of flamingos congregate to feed in the alkaline waters. Visitors to this area will be taken with the beauty of the fever trees and the richness of the wildlife, which includes a rhino sanctuary that includes both white and black rhino. In recent years, Lake Nakuru National Park has also been a good place to see leopard.

Sarova Lion Hill Lodge (BLD)

 

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Lake Nakuru

This morning we explore Lake Nakuru National Park with a full day game drive. The park is a protected game sanctuary for endangered species such as the Black/White rhino, Rothschild Giraffe among other usual game such as the leopard and lion. The park is world-renowned for its millions of pink flamingos found around the lake.

Sarova Lion Hill Lodge (BLD)

 

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara Game Reserve

We continue our safari with a drive into the famous Maasai Mara where we spend four days in two different areas of this game reserve.

Rich in game and birds, the Maasai Mara is the scene of the spectacular annual migration of wildebeest and zebra, when millions of animals following the unbroken cycle of survival as they move between Tanzania and Kenya in search of fresh grasses. From the Rift Valley escarpment, to the rolling plains and the groves of woodlands, the Maasai Mara is a vast and varied landscape. The Mara River bisects this great reserve and provides a rich habitat along its banks. And everywhere, the seemingly endless herds of animals live out their daily lives to the rhythm of nature.

Nyumba Camp (BLD)

 

Monday, 7 August 2017

Maasai Mara Game Reserve
The Maasai Mara is the most spectacular reserve in Kenya. Therefore, our safari will include four full days spent game viewing. The Mara is home to myriad species of animals, including lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, cheetah, leopard and topi, as well as a plethora of colorful birdlife. Other optional activities offered at the camp include: massage, guided bush walks, bush meals, sundowners, and evening game drives (at an extra cost). There is also the option to take a hot-air balloon flight over the Maasai Mara or taking a fishing safari to Lake Victoria, or a visit to a Maasai tribal village

Nyumba Camp (BLD)

 

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Maasai Mara Game Reserve

We leave our camp with a picnic lunch so that we can spend a full day on a game drive to the western side of the reserve. If we did not see the migration on the eastern side of the reserve, we will surely find it today.

Karen Blixen Camp (BLD)

The tents 1The lounge and restaurant 10The lounge and restaurant 8The lounge and restaurant 9The lounge and restaurantThe tents 2The tents 7The tents 11

 

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Maasai Mara Game Reserve

We leave our camp with a picnic lunch so that we can spend a full day on a game drive to the western side of the reserve. If we did not see the migration on the eastern side of the reserve, we will surely find it today.

Karen Blixen Camp (BLD)

The lounge and restaurant 1The lounge and restaurant 5The lounge and restaurant 16Surroundings and views from the camp 5

 

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Nairobi  - Departure

We leave the Maasai Mara this morning on a flight to Nairobi, saving us seven hours of driving over the rough Kenya roads. Those that end their safari today will start their journey home with and evening flight to Europe. Those continuing their safari on the Tanzania Wildlife Safari will overnight in Nairobi and enjoy dinner (on own account) at one of the city’s fine restaurants.

 

 
 
Photographic Expedition Price
(Per Person, Double Occupancy)

Retail Price: $8,995

Photographer’s Price: $7,995 per person

Non-Photographer Traveling with a Photographer: $7,995

Single Room Supplement: $1,500

Deposit to Secure Participation

Safari Options
(Per Person)

Private 4x4 Land Cruiser: $3,640

Hot Air Balloon Safari: $535 per person

Lake Victoria Fishing Village: $535 per person

 



Safari Price Includes:
  • Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary.
  • Transportation in a chauffeur driven 7-seater minivan with pop-up roof for easy game viewing & photography.
  • Flight: Amboseli/Nairobi/Samburu & Maasai Mara/Nairobi
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide.
  • Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
  • All Government taxes and levies.
  • Free safari hat.
  • Free mineral water during game drives only.
  • All meet and greet services.
  • All arrival and departure transfers.
  • 24 hours stand-by contact number.
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Guaranteed window seat in the vehicle (unless specified by agent).
  • Two-way long range high frequency radio communication in the vehicle.
  • On safari accessories in the vehicle: - First-aid kit, wildlife books, beanbags for easy photography, a pair of binoculars, cool box and fire extinguisher.

Not included:
  • Any international flight and departure taxes.
  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
  • Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide(s).
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Any local or international flight and departure taxes.
  • Laundry services.

 

 

 
International Air Transportation:
You are responsible for booking your own international air transportation. To assist you, we will be provided with the airport codes and the dates you need to arrive or depart.
 
 




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