12 Days/11 Nights – Kenya Photography Safari

Overview

  • Amboseli – 2 Nights
  • Aberdares – 1 Night
  • Samburu – 2 Nights
  • Sweetwaters – 1 Night
  • Lake Nakuru – 1 Night
  • Lake Naivasha – 1 Night
  • Maasai Mara – 3 Nights

Activities: Game viewing, birding, photography, cultural visit, nature walk and sight seeing

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Transfer to Amboseli

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by our company driver/representative. Immediately depart for Amboseli to arrive before lunch time. Have a short game drive as you head to the lodge for lunch. Check in and later enjoy lunch then relax before your afternoon game drive at 4 O’clock for 2 hours. Return later to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight: Booked Camp/Lodge

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Amboseli – Full day

Spend this day with morning game drives after breakfast till lunch time. Return to the lodge/Camp for lunch at 1300 hours. Relax by the pool after lunch. Afternoon game drive is at 4o’clock for 2 hours.

Overnight: Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Amboseli – Transfer to Aberdares

Have an early morning breakfast and immediately depart for Aberdares to arrive at lunch time. Lunch will be served at Aberdares Country Lodge. Later enjoy a joint game drive as you drive to The Ark lodge for dinner and overnight stay. At the lodge you will enjoy game viewing at a deck overlooking a waterhole.

Overnight: Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Aberdares – Transfer to Samburu

Have breakfast then depart for Samburu passing through the equator line to Samburu land. Arrive with a short game drive en route to the camp for lunch. After lunch, relax before a game drive at 4p.m. Samburu Park has unique residents including the Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx and the Blue legged Somali Ostrich.

Overnight: Booked Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Samburu – Full day

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in search of unique northern Kenya species such as the reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, Grevy’s zebra, and the long-necked gerenuk. Much of the reserve consists of desert landscape; dusty red plains broken by thorny scrub, featuring dramatic views of table top Mt Ol Olokwe on the horizon. All meals are taken at the camp.

Overnight: Lodge/Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Samburu – Transfer to Sweetwaters

Have breakfast at the camp and immediately depart for Sweetwaters. This is a beautiful private game reserve and home to rare species such as Beisa oryx, Rothschild’s giraffe and black rhino. Game drives here reveal the full range of African wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant and hippo. Enjoy a private visit with the tame animals at the wildlife orphanage. Observe chimps at the Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

Overnight: Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Sweetwaters – Transfer to Lake Nakuru

Leave Sweetwaters for Lake Nakuru arriving in time for lunch at Sarova Lion Hill. Relax and later have a game drive at 4p.m. You will meet great masses of Flamingos not forgetting the endangered white and black rhino found in this park.

Overnight: Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 8: Lake Nakuru – Transfer to Lake Naivasha

Have breakfast then have another game drive till mid-morning when you depart for Lake Naivasha which is less than 2 hours away. Arrive and check in at the lodge by lunch time. Have lunch and later enjoy a hike in Hells Gate. Alternatively, have a boat ride.

Overnight: Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Lake Naivasha – Transfer to Maasai Mara

Have an early breakfast then depart for Maasai Mara to arrive for lunch at the lodge. Have lunch then relax before an afternoon game drive at 4o’clock.

Overnight: Camp/Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 & 11: Maasai Mara – Full day game drives

These 2 days will be spent with morning and afternoon game drives that lead one to some of Africa’s largest lion prides, herds of zebra, antelopes, buffaloes, wildebeest, giraffes, cheetahs, and hyenas. There will be picnic lunches on all the days. Look out for the migration.

Optional Activities: Balloon ride and visit to Maasai Village

Overnight: Camp/lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Maasai Mara – Transfer to Nairobi

Have breakfast at the camp then check out and drive to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch. Lunch is served at Carnivore Restaurant or one of your choices. In the afternoon, you can have a short trip to Giraffe Centre and Karen Blixen or do a little shopping for souvenirs at Kazuri Beads. Later be dropped at your hotel or airport.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

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