Kenya Wildlife Photography Tour

Nairobi to Nairobi

       

Kenya Wildlife Photography Tour

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: £2,395 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Nairobi

Safari Ends: Nairobi Number of Days: 7
Countries visited: Kenya
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Safari Price Includes:

3 Meals a day (unless differently specified)
Vehicle
Trailer
Camping fees
Professional guide

Safari Price Excludes:

Travel and medical insurance
Personal spending money
Visas, passports, vaccinations
Personal taxes
All optional activities unscheduled or optional National Parks entrance fees
Gratuities
Restaurant meals and all other items of a personal nature.
All drinks, even on days with full board basis.

Kenya Wildlife Photography Safari

This is a fantastic nine-day tour, led by Nick Garbutt, to teach you all about photography in one of the Africa’s finest wildlife destinations. You’ll have the opportunity to photograph the Mara’s mammals and birds, alongside the watchful eye of Nick, who will accompany you on safari during your five full days of tuition. During the evenings, you’ll learn how to work
with your images and catalogue them on photo editing software – providing you with the confidence to go on and take wonderful wildlife shots, and manipulate them to show friends and colleagues.

Kenya Wildlife Photography Tour Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Masai Mara Camping Dinner


Upon arrival in Nairobi, you’ll make the journey, of approximately four hours, to the Masai Mara and Mara Plains
camp. Mara Plains opened in 2008. Located on the Ntiakatek River, with views of the surrounding plains, the camp has
been designed to be as low impact as possible while still providing a luxury safari experience – which fits our ethos
for this trip perfectly. You’ll be accommodated in one of six uniquely designed octagonal canvas rooms, which are raised on decks and open to the outside on three sides. The rooms have a dressing area, private terrace and en-suite facilities with a double basin vanity unit, flush toilet and shower with hot water 24 hours a day.
The large main area is perfect for your evening sessions on photo editing and cataloguing software. Centred
around three connected, open-air tents, there are two lounges where you can sit and work with Nick and the
images you’ve taken during the day. Afterwards, you can head to the main dining room for dinner, before moving
to the campfire, listening to the resident lion prides begin their night exploits and prepare for your next day of
tuition and exciting wildlife opportunities.


Day 2: Masai Mara Photographic safaris Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will spend the next five days photographing the
wildlife of the Masai Mara. Mara Plains Camp is located on the northern border of the Masai Mara Game Reserve in the Olare Orok Conservancy. Lions are always nearby, leopards are regularly found to wander through the camp and
cheetahs have established territories on the savannah off the main area. We’ve chosen the camp specifically because as one of only three camps operating in the 15,000 acre conservancy, so your photographic experiences will be enhanced; there’s a lower vehicle density, fewer tourists and more time with the wildlife to set-up your shots.
The Masai Mara is the finest wildlife sanctuary in Kenya. Everything about this reserve is outstanding. The wildlife
is abundant and the gentle rolling grasslands ensure that animals are never out of sight, perfect for photography.
Birdlife is also prolific with over 450 bird species having been recorded, among them 57 species of birds of prey.
Your first sight of this natural wonderland is breathtaking. Here great herds of elephant browse among the rich tree-studded
grasslands, with an occasional sighting of a solitary and ill-tempered black rhino. Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, topi, eland and many more species of plains mammals offer a rich choice of food for the dominant predators -
lion, leopard and cheetah - that hunt in this pristine wilderness.
All of this amid an environment of acacia-dotted savannah, rocky rivers, high escarpments and woodland, which provide differing landscapes in which to inspire and challenge you to capture
a stunning variety of photographs.
During the five days you’ll spend time out and about capturing great wildlife shots, under the expert tuition of
Nick, before going back to the lodge and spending time learning from him how to work with your images and
catalogue them on photo editing software – instruction will be given on how to work to best effect with the
software packages.


Day 3: Masai Mara Photographic safaris Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 4: Masai Mara Photographic safaris Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 5: Masai Mara Photographic safaris Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 6: Masai Mara Photographic safaris Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 7: Depart Kenya    

After some free time this morning, you’ll make the four-hour return journey to Nairobi for your late evening flight to
London.



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