The 14 Days Kenya Tanzania Wildlife Photography Safari adventure was designed especially for photographers. Our 14 Days Kenya Tanzania Wildlife Photography Safari adventure is escorted by professional wildlife photographer guides. We offer photography safaris in Kenya and Tanzania that include the professional instruction and location selection that you need to create images beyond your highest expectations.
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14 Days Kenya Tanzania Wildlife Photography Safari Adventure
14 Days Kenya Tanzania Wildlife Photography Safari adventure was designed especially for photographers. Our 14 Days Kenya Tanzania Wildlife Photography Safari adventure is escorted by professional wildlife photographer guides. We offer photography safaris in Kenya and Tanzania that include the professional instruction and location selection that you need to create images beyond your highest expectations. Under the guidance of our photography experts in Kenyan parks and reserves, you learn how to use depth of field, composition and other elements to effectively communicate your vision and everything that Kenya represents to you during your exploratory travel in Africa.
Our guides take you to the finest locations that offer ample subject matter and potential composition. Our photo tour guide will also enlightens you about certain considerations, such as foreground, background, mid-ground, light, framing and composition. Photographers of all levels are welcome. Our tour leaders are full time wildlife photographers with great experience in the field as well as in guiding and photographic instruction. Each of our Masai Mara Photographic Safari Holiday tour offers a small client-leader ratio that allows for personal attention and customized guidance on photography.
14 Days Kenya Tanzania Wildlife Photography Safari Adventure
Experience some of East Africa’s treasured wildlife and breathtaking scenery on an unforgettable 14 Days Kenya Tanzania Wildlife Photography Safari adventure through best wildlife attractions in East Africa. See the heart of the world’s most magnificent animal migration corridor, the Serengeti (the route of one of the largest zebra and wildebeest migrations). You will see the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater, explore the cities, experience the culture, and so much more! Explore cities, experience the culture, see the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater, and so much more! The destinations in this 14 Days Kenya Tanzania Wildlife Photography Safari adventure trip are carefully selected to give you luxury accommodations and the full photographic safari experience!
14 Days Kenya Tanzania Wildlife Photography Safari Adventure
We offer small group exclusivity with 3 photographers per vehicle, on our Kenyan and Tanzanian Safaris. Our photographic safaris offer a totally different experience with less movement, less noise and fewer decisions to be made. The value of being one in a small group is enormous. It enables you to spend quality time with animals, have plenty of space for equipment and guaranteed access to both sides of the safari vehicle, not to mention more 1 to 1 tuition time with your safari guide.
Our focus on these tours is to help you with your photography. Our guides will always help you to take full control of your camera so that every aspect of every photo has been thought through before the shutter button is pressed. Becoming a thoughtful photographer is essential to improving the quality of your images. Our photography safari are enjoyed by people with a strong interest in both wildlife and photography. All levels, from beginner to advanced amateur are welcome. Comfortable en-suite accommodation providing recharging facilities is standard on all our photographic tours. A mix of packed breakfasts and lunches enables us to maximize time in the field. Buffet style and home cooked dinners are enjoyed either in restaurants or outdoors. Join us on a unique & productive photographic adventure – you take the photos and allow us to take care of the rest!
Arrival in Nairobi, KenyaSoon after you land in Nairobi, our Photographic Safari staff will transfer you to the luxury Nairobi Serena Hotel.
Of the 14 Days Kenya Tanzania Wildlife Photography Safari adventureWe will head out for some sightseeing Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. You will visit at the Giraffe Centre (with the opportunity to hand-feed endangered Rothschild giraffes), the elephant orphanage, and Karen Blixen’s home just outside of Nairobi. In 1937, Baroness Blixen (under the pen name Isak Dinesen) published Out of Africa; many of us consider it the most heart-stirring book ever written about the African continent. Enjoy a light English lunch at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden before returning to the hotel. Following a general information meeting, you will dine with the other travelers and discuss the exciting adventures that await them the next day on their first great African safari. Accommodations Nairobi Serena Hotel Booked on Bed and Breakfast
Of the 14 Days Kenya Tanzania Wildlife Photography Safari adventure we depart to Amboseli National ParkAfter a beautiful breakfast, we drive south to Amboseli National Park, dominated by gargantuan Mount Kilimanjaro, which rises suddenly to over 19,000 feet, 15,000 of them above Amboseli’s acacia-dotted grasslands. The local people thought God, or gods lived on Kilimanjaro. They more or less thought the mountain was God. Casting your eyes on the glacier-topped behemoth, you can see why.During our game drives out of the Amboseli Serena Lodge, we’ll marvel at probably Africa’s largest population of free-ranging elephants, cape buffaloes, impalas, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, giraffes, zebras, and wildebeest. In addition, other mammal species and birds make their domicile in and around the park. Accommodations Amboseli Serena Lodge Booked on full Board
Amboseli National Park - Photographic SafariAfter breakfast we have early morning game drives over the park's dusty roads. You will be able to spot giraffes, Gazelles, Impala and zebra attracted to the marshes and swamps fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro. You may also spot lions on the fringes of the marshes as well as a great variety of bird-life. The scenic view of elephants with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background will provide you with opportunities for a stunning photography session. Accommodations Amboseli Serena Lodge Booked on full Board
Amboseli National - Tarangire National Park, TanzaniaToday we drive south into Tanzania for lunch at the bustling, very African town of Arusha, then drive to Tarangire National Park, celebrated for the diversity of its wildlife (which includes tree-snoozing lions), its world-class collection of more than 550 bird species, and its outlandishly towering termite mounds, which may not sound terribly impressive, but are just about guaranteed to elevate termites to the top of any traveller’s pantheon of amazing insects. We will enjoy a fine overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge, tucked away in a verdant valley with enchanting views of Tarangire’s trademark baobab-studded landscapes. You may choose to spend a post-game drive afternoon basking in the Sopa Lodge’s marvelous pool, set just above a dramatic gorge. Accommodations Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania - Photographic SafariTarangire National Park park covers approximately 2,600 square miles (6,700 square kms), and lies to the south of a large open grass plain in southern Masai land, 70 miles (115 kms) from Arusha. It is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania. Tarangire is commonly famous for its abundant birdlife. Visitors are frequently entertained by encounters with browsing elephants, which inhabit this park in the large herds. Other animals that can be seen include buffalo, giraffe, zebra, elands, warthogs, greter kudu, gernuks and impalas. Huge magnificent baobab trees, the Tarangire River, and volcanic mountain ranges add to the scenic splendor of this unique national park.
Tarangire National Park - Ngorongoro National ParkAfter a morning game drive and breakfast, we make a memorable drive west to the fabled "Lost World" of the Ngorongoro Crater, unknown to the outside world until 1892 and one of the world's largest volcanic calderas. This volcanic bowl abounds with beauty and a wealth of wildlife (everything from a burgeoning lion population to fine stands of flamingos). Our lodge, the Ngorongoro Serena, is perched on the gigantic crater’s rim, allowing us to gaze upon the flat, 100 sq mi crater floor hundreds of feet below. We will wind our way down to Ngorongoro's floor for a mesmerizing day game drive Accommodations Ngorongoro Serena
Ngorongoro National Park - Photographic SafariNgorongoro Crater is like stepping into an adventure movie: a sprawling, forested volcanic crater teeming with lions, cheetahs and flamingoes! Stretched out before you in this near-perfect blue-green caldera resides the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa. You only have to descend the crater walls with your guide to enter one of the most extraordinary habitats on the continent.It’s said the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is the best place to see all the “Big Five”. Where else could you find the highest density of predators in Africa, plus giant tusker elephants and seas of fuchsia pink birds? The 25,000 large animals here, living in the world’s foremost, intact volcanic caldera have earned the accolades that come with the titles of World Heritage Site and Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.Standing astride the 610m (2000 ft) crater rim, looking out over the lush expanse filling the 264 sq. km (101 sq. mi) crater you may get your first glimpses of the wildlife below – black rhino, hippo, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, hyena, jackal and gazelle – grazing and stalking over the grasslands, acacia forests and swamps filling the crater floor.
Ngorongoro National Park - Serengeti National ParkWe will stop by the Olduvai Gorge, a rocky spur of the Rift Valley where the Leakey family’s discoveries in the last century convinced the scientific world that humanity arose in East Africa. “It’s a splendid spot, Olduvai Gorge,” Theo Cruz wrote. “But it’s a good thing our ancestors wanted a peek at someplace else.”Then it’s on to the Serengeti National Park. The word Serengeti comes from the Maasai language, Maa; specifically, "Serengit" which means "endless plains." The Serengeti National Park is in the Serengeti ecosystem of the Mara and Simiyu regions. It is well known for numerous Nile crocodile, honey badger, and its annual migration of over 1.5 million white-bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and 250,000 zebras. The Kenyan side of the Serengeti is known as the Masai-Mara Game Reserve and has the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world. The migration is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa and one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world. About 70 large mammals and 500 bird species can be viewed in the park Accommodations Serengeti Serena Lodge
Serengeti National Park - Photographic SafariThe Serengeti is one of the most famous parks in Africa and is synonymous with wildlife and classic African scenery. It is Tanzania’s oldest park and a Unesco World Heritage Site. It is home to the spectacular wildebeest migration and offers top-class wildlife viewing throughout the year. Accommodations Serengeti Serena Lodge
Serengeti National Park - Masai-Mara Game Reserve, KenyaThe Masai Mara Game Reserve is the Africa of our imagination, brought to joyous life. Rolling grasslands, expressive acacia trees, sweeping vistas teeming with wildlife, and one of Africa’s common and unforgettable sights. Elspeth Huxley wrote in The Flame Trees of Thika,“The cumulus clouds that drift all day long across a sun-filled sky remind me of huge swirls of whipped cream.” These sunny skies and grand landscapes inspire us to consider an optional hot-air balloon ride while in The Mara. The Masai-Mara in Kenya is a large game reserve known by the locals as "The Mara." It shares a border with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It is named after the Maasai people, the ancestral inhabitants of the area. When viewed at from a distance, the Maasai call it "Mara" or "spotted," a fitting description for the circles of trees, scrub, savanna, and cloud shadows that mark the plains. It is world famous for its population of Masai lions, African leopards, Tanzanian cheetahs, Thomson's gazelle, wildebeest, and zebra that move to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October, known as the annual Great Migration. Accommodations Masai-Mara Serena
Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya - Photographic SafariThe search for great predators and perhaps even cubs continues today during our extensive migration game runs. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia trees. Accommodations Masai-Mara Serena
Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya - Photographic SafariThe Masai Mara is one of the greatest wildernesses in the world. Morning and afternoon migration game drives are planned. Large mammals are varied, abundant and easy to see. Residents among the mammals of the park are; Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Impala, Zebra, Topi, both the Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelles. Accommodations Masai-Mara Serena
Masai Mara - Nairobi - Photographic SafariAfter unforgettable game drives, we will fly back to Nairobi on an afternoon local flight, have an early dinner, and then our Photographic Safari staff will transfer you to the airport for your international flight home! Safe travels!
14 Days Kenya Tanzania Wildlife Photography Safari Adventure Includes
Extensive Game drives
All meals included while on safari
Full Board Accommodation while on Safari
All applicable Game Park entrance fees
Safari vehicles carry mineral water
Guaranteed window seating with open top for easy photography
Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari
Professional Photographic Safari guide
Round trip transport from Nairobi to and Back
Transport in 4×4 Toyota Mini Van
14 Days Kenya Tanzania Wildlife Photography Safari Adventure Excludes
A visit to a Masai Village
Accommodations in Nairobi
Cost of obtaining passport and visas
Gratuity for your professional driver guide, Porterage/ waiters at hotels
Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner
Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue
Optional Hot Air Ballooning (cost per person is 470 US Dollars), Nature walks etc
Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary
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A1: Practically all our safaris are customized to individual groups according to bookings making them individual group safaris however there are instances when one wishes to join a group; in those cases we can make such an arrangement for our client depending on seat availability and date of travel. For those joining groups we would normally suggest the 3 Days Masai Mara Safari, 4 days Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Tour, 2 Days and 3 Days Tsavo Tour and overnight trips to Mount Kenya as these are popular trips that run every other day.
A3: Safaris can be undertaken in East Africa throughout the year with the best seasons being during the warmer seasons when the sun is at the equator mainly between December to February and July to September. The other months are cooler with tropical storms sometimes ruining the game viewing, mountain climbing or beach holidays. The prices at these low hotel occupancy seasons however results in bargains for the traveler as we are able to offer rates that are lower to compensate for the reduced hotel prices.
A4: January, February, August and September (Peak Mountain Climbing Season)
The three months are good for mountain hiking, the period is just after the short rain season, the skies are clear and the views from the mountains are fantastic.
March to July (Low Season for Mountain Climbing)
This is the long rainy season, you can still hike but remember to be dressed for the weather and please be concerned about your safety as the paths are slippery during this period. There is not much to see except the challenge that is posed by the wet climb. Tropical rain comes in bursts and lasts a few hours, mostly in the mornings and afternoons. The rains freshen up the nature and often enhance the trekking experience. Note that hiking is not closed durring the wet season and that there are fewer people climbing these three East African Mountains; namely Mt Kenya, Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Rwenzori.
November and December (Shoulder Mountain Climbing Season)
This is the short rainy season in East Africa but with the climate change that is being experienced you just might be lucky to find the mountains dry. The rains during this period are experienced at short intervals with one or two days going without rain.
A5: During the long rains and short rains their are fewer visitors and so the prices come tumbling down. This is the best time to travel for the the bargainer. Hotel prices are down and tour operators offer competitive prices. This period is between March and June covering the long rains period and between October and November during the short rains. The downside on Wildlife Safaris is that it is harder to spot the animals because of the long grass and the continual rains plus it is easier to get stuck while on game drives. The up-side is that there are fewer crowds and so you have the wilderness all to yourself.
Kenya enjoys a mild tropical climate. The average annual temperature for the capital city, Nairobi (altitude 4,980 feet) is 77ºF maximum and 56ºF minimum. The coastal town of Mombasa (altitude 50 feet) is 86ºF maximum and 73ºF minimum. There is plenty of sunshine all the year round and summer clothes are worn throughout the year. However, it is usually cool at night and early in the morning. The long rains occur from April to June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coolest in July to August.
A7: Yes, visitors require a visa to enter Kenya. For details, please consult the Kenyan Embassy or Consulate nearest to you or alternatively apply for a visa online by logging onto: http://www.evisa.go.ke/evisa.html
A8: A health certificate is not a requirement for travel to Kenya unless traveling from a Yellow Fever zone. It is highly recommended that travelers to Kenya take precautions against Malaria starting a few weeks before travel and continuing with your prophylaxis a few weeks after travel to be on the safe side ( please remember that prevention is better than cure ). Please consult your doctor prior to departure.
A9: East Africa is no different from any other place in the world. However the usual precaution should be observed. Avoid displaying expensive possessions; walking through unlit urban areas at night, and follow the guide's instructions in the bush. It is also recommended that you leave valuables and airline tickets in the hotel's safe.
A10: The official currency is the Kenya Shilling. Visitors to Kenya can exchange foreign currency at banks or authorized hotels and Foreign Exchange Bureaux. Most international currencies are easy to exchange in Kenya. Travelers cheques are widely accepted, and many hotels and restaurants accept credit cards. Most Banks in Kenya are equipped to advance cash on major international credit cards. There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency that can be brought into Kenya. Anyone wishing to take more than Kenya Shillings 500,000 out of the country will require written authorization from the Central Bank.
Tanzania and Uganda also accept foreign currency and credit cards but to a lesser extent. Please convert most of your currency in the major urban areas into the local shillings (the exchange rates are better in the cities) as doing so in the rural areas offer veritable challenges and this might create hurdles for the traveler.
English is the “language of communication” in East Africa. It is widely spoken in hotels, restaurants and visitor establishments. Swahili is East Africa’s national language. A little Swahili goes a long way in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, especially in the rural areas. It is worth learning a little, and most locals are thrilled to hear visitors attempt to use any Swahili at all. For example, “Jambo” means hello and is often the first word learnt by visitors to Kenya.
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