|Where:||Masai Mara National Reserve|
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|Brochure:||Kenya on Safari|
Kenya is renowned for its unparalleled wildlife, habitat diversity and fascinating cultural heritage. A wide range of ecological zones—semi-arid plains and vast savannahs, tropical mountain forests, a rugged Northern Frontier and the Great Rift Valley—provide for a tremendous array of fauna and flora. On our photo safari in Kenya we explore the best-known and most distinguished parks and reserves in East Africa, with a special emphasis on wildlife photography.
Enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Samburu Game Reserve, exploring the area for wildlife characteristically found here. Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx, gerenuk, baboons, Dik-diks and reticulated giraffes thrive in this harsh but picturesque landscape.
Then explore Lake Nakuru National Park, with thousands of Pink Flamingos and fishing fleets of White Pelicans. Although birds are a major attraction — over 400 species have been recorded here and we expect to see gazelles, impala, zebra, African buffalo, eland, waterbuck and several other species of plains game, as well as leopards.
From there we continue to Masai Mara where we begin to see Maasai herding their cattle, and arrive at Narok, an administrative and trading center for the Maasai. The Maasai, perhaps the best-known and most colorful African group, still follow their traditional ways as semi-nomadic pastoralists. Young warriors carry spears and decorate themselves with red ochre, and the women wear elaborate, beautiful beadwork.
Early mornings and late afternoons for the best light and wildlife activity. Long days in the field. Excellent driver-guides who are sensitive to the needs of photographic groups. Time out of the vehicles and great photographic opportunities with plenty of time for you to explore on your own.
Travel will be by 4x4 Toyota Cruisers, equipped with roof hatches for game viewing. For the main expedition and the Mara extension we put a maximum of only three guests in a vehicle, guaranteeing you plenty of space, something essential for photographers. (The safari vehicles that we use are long wheel base four-wheel-drive Toyota Cruisers.)
During our stay at the Masai Mara Reserve, we offer the option of a Hot-Air Balloon Safari. The balloon safari includes a champagne breakfast, as well as a game drive back to camp. Space is limited, so it is essential to book in advance. There is also an option to add a 4 day extension at the Masai Mara Reserve.
Extensive background readings and travel information will be sent to you upon your enrollment in this program. For more information, click the brochure link above. Bookings are handled by International Expeditions Inc.