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Photographers On Safari have put together all the ingredients to make this safari your holiday of a lifetime. This fantastic African wildlife safari has been designed to make you enjoy one of the prime locations in Maasai Mara National Reserve, at the very time of year that has historically provided the best chances of witnessing the colossal migration herds of zebra and wildebeest crossing the crocodile infested rivers.
During the safari, you will stay at The Boma Nairobi Hotel for 1 night and the remaining days at Kicheche Mara Camp.
The Boma Nairobi Hotel has 148 luxury deluxe guest rooms, restaurants, spa and health club, and conference facilities that will cater for your needs.
Kicheche Mara Camp is a seasonal bush camp in the traditional style and accommodates a maximum of sixteen guests in eight comfortable twin / double bedded tents. Each tent has en-suite bathroom facilities, consisting of a bucket shower (a traditional shower rose fed from a tank), a flush loo, and vanity.
The tented camp is set up in a stunning valley south of Aitong. Hot water for the bucket showers is available on call. The tents are furnished with proper beds with linen, table, and chairs (on the veranda). Kicheche also has a large tented lounge (the Nyati tent) with a selection of reference books and easy chairs, the perfect spot to relax during the heat of the day.
On this safari, besides daily game drives, you will also constantly receive the necessary tips, tuition, and advice on camera settings in order to get the very best out of your photographic holiday. Every second day, each photographer’s pictures will be displayed on a computer, enabling a constructive critique to ensure that you are photographing to the very best of your ability.
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), you will be transferred to The Boma Nairobi Hotel and stay overnight there.
After breakfast, you will meet a representative from Kicheche Mara Camp and transferred across town to Wilson Airport (WIL), arriving in time to connect with the scheduled morning Air Kenya flight to Maasai Mara National Reserve. On arrival into the famous reserve, you will be transferred to Kicheche Private Camp. The activities include game-viewing drives, nature walks, and visits to local Masai manyattas (villages). You will also have the opportunity for photographic game-viewings by customized four-wheel drive Kicheche vehicles before returning to the camp.
You will spend the five full days at leisure for photographic game-viewing drives by four-wheel drive vehicle in Maasai Mara. Nature walks are also available. More than 500 bird species have been recorded in this area. The diverse habitat enables many different species to co-exist, such as elephants, black rhinos, Maasai giraffes, Cape buffalos, elands, Burchell’s zebras, topis, Coke’s hartebeests, wildebeests, waterbucks, roan antelopes, impalas, Thomson’s gazelles, reedbucks, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, the lesser cats, hippos, crocodiles, baboons, vervet monkeys, warthogs, mongooses, and many more. During July to mid-October, Mara is home to the famous wildebeest migration.
On this day, you will have a morning game drive for further photographic opportunities. After lunch, you will be transferred back to the airstrip and connect with the scheduled Air Kenya return flight to Wilson Airport (WIL) in Nairobi. On arrival, you will be transferred to a local restaurant where you have the opportunity to have some dinner (not included).
This safari will take place in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. The Maasai Mara National Reserve is known as Africa’s greatest reserve. It covers no less than 580 square miles. In the national park, Photographers On Safari usually concentrates on spending time watching the wildebeest crossings and the cheetah hunts. There is so much more besides them, but these are the two main reasons for coming here.
In your place of stay, Kicheche Mara Camp, you will enter a world of majestic animals, dazzling birds, sweeping grasslands, flat-topped trees and breathtaking sunsets. The games are really abundant and its location is in what is arguably the prettiest valley in the entire Masai Mara.
Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinking water will be served for you during the safari.
Please book your flight and arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Photographers On Safari will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.