11-day safari for wildlife photography in Kenya
Kenya is the place to go if you’re looking for an exciting safari where you can go wildlife viewing and take pictures. With its welcoming people, rich culture, numerous sunny and sparkling white beaches, profusion of wildlife and birdlife, breath-taking scenery, and not to mention the magnificent yearly wildebeest migration that occurs in Maasai Mara beginning in July and lasting until October.
Day 1 : Arrival – Nairobi
At Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you are picked up by a helper. You are then taken to the Nairobi Safari Club Hotel for the night.
Day 2 : Nairobi – Masai Mara
At 7:30 a.m., depart from your hotel and travel through the picturesque Great Rift Valley. Stop briefly at the viewpoint to see and photograph the Great Rift Valley. You get to Masai Mara in plenty of time to eat lunch. There is an afternoon game excursion. Staying the night at Keekorok Lodge for dinner
Day 3/4 : Maasai Mara
The entire day is devoted to touring the park and traveling to the Mara River to witness the migration crossing as well as other beautiful areas of the game reserve. Staying the night at Keekorok Lodge for dinner.The price for a hot air balloon safari is US$450 per individual.
Possibly the most well-known wildlife reserve in Kenya is the Maasai Mara wildlife Reserve. It is Kenya’s most well-known and popular game sanctuary. A significant portion of the movie “Out of Africa” was shot in this area. At the Mara, you can see almost every kind of animal. The annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle from the Serengeti plains to the Maasai Mara grazing areas beginning in late June is a sight to behold. They travel across the Tanzanian border and the Mara River.
From the beginning of July to the end of August, one can witness the dramatic river passage and the predators preying on the migrant birds. The reserve is teeming with birdlife as 452 different kinds have been identified. In this area, hot air balloon safaris are frequently offered.
Day 5 : Maasai Mara – Lake Nakuru National park
Game excursions before breakfast followed by a return to the lodge for breakfast. Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, renowned for its many bird species but especially for its pink flamingos, after leaving the Maasai Mara. After lunch, go on a wildlife drive or go for a photo shoot in the magnificent park before leaving from Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. Sarova Lion Hill Lodge hosts dinner and lodging guests.
Day 6 : Lake Nakuru National park
The entire day is devoted to discovering and documenting the area. Staying the night at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge for dinner
Flamingos and the more than 400 different bird species that can be found here are Lake Nakuru’s main sources of renown. The lake is a soda lake that lies at the bottom of the rift basin. It’s quite amazing to see the sometimes-millions of flamingos in one place. The lake looks pink-ringed from a distance. The Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino are two endangered species for which the Lake is known as an essential haven. Here you can find lions, waterbuck, bison, and baboons.
Day 7 : Lake Nakuru – Samburu
Take your breakfast, then leave the lodge shortly afterward to travel to the Samburu game reserve, where you should arrive by lunchtime. After lunch, go on a game drive to see local wildlife species that are uncommon elsewhere in the nation, such as the Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx, and the Blue-necked Somali Ostrich. The magnificent Samburu resort will be the location of both dinner and overnight.
Day 8/9: Samburu game reserve
The entire day is devoted to exploring the park and capturing the finest images there. Staying the night at the Samburu Lodge for dinner.To learn about the Samburu way of life and to snap pictures with the Samburu Morans, visit the Samburu villages.
The stunning natural beauty, rivers, and forests of the Samburu game sanctuary are its main attractions. The inhabitants of this region have a thriving and varied history. The reserves are home to numerous perennial streams and a variety of animals, such as crocodiles in the Ewaso Nyiro River and leopards, hippopotamuses, elephants, lions, reticulated giraffes, and grevy’s zebras. The bird sanctuaries are home to over 365 different kinds of birds.
Day 10: Samburu – Sweetwaters
After eating breakfast, travel to the Mt. Kenya area, where you’ll find the sweet waters camping camp in time for lunch. Proceed to Sweetwater’s sanctuary to capture the afternoon game. At an additional expense, night game drives can be arranged to see the nocturnal animals during dinner and the night at the Sweet waters Tented camp.
Two groups of these frequently abused chimpanzees live at Sweetwater’s, the only rehabilitation center in Kenya, in conditions that are as similar to their natural habitat as is feasible. The region is also used specifically for breeding black rhinos.
Day 11; Mt. Kenya- Nairobi departure.
Early morning game drives followed by a return to the lodge for breakfast before being driven to Nairobi and dropped off at the airport or city hotel, where the safari comes to a close, by 1400 hrs.