the big five!
1st - 11th July 2020
Max. 7 Guests
Between 2 Land Cruisers so everyone can comfortably see sat down or stood up!
The Great Migration
White & Black Rhino
Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Park, Samburu, Amboseli & The Maasai Mara
This photo safari guarantees you the best chance of seeing all of the BIG FIVE in one trip - Buffalo, Rhino, Elephants, Lion & Leopard!
We start in Nairobi National Park, one of Kenya's most underrated game viewing parks. Home to White Rhino, Black Rhino, prides of Lions, Hippos and stunning birds.
Samburu is one of the most beautiful areas of Kenya with varied landscapes attracting big cats such as Leopard and Lion.
Amboseli is the best place in the world to see large herds of Elephants and they have particularly large tusks, sometimes even touching the ground!
Between July - September, The Maasai Mara becomes home to over 2 million animals & gives way to one of natures most spectacular events of the year - The Great Migration.
Said to be one of the best wildlife photography destinations in the world, The Maasai Mara is teeming with life & photographic opportunities.
Come with us on this 11 day photo safari and see The BIG FIVE and much, much more!
DAY 1 & 2
Day 1 - 1st July 2020
When you arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport we will greet you with a warm welcome before transferring you to our accommodation where we will enjoy a good nights rest before our safari really begins.
Day 2 - 2nd July 2020
06:00 – Over breakfast, we will have our first photography workshop to establish the level everyone is at and how best to help each individual throughout our safari together.
08:00 – Full Day Game Drive. We'll head into Nairobi National Park for a unique experience of photographing wild animals with cityscape backgrounds. This park offers fantastic rhino, lion and giraffe sightings as well as many, many other animals.
In the evening we'll do an image review for those who would like to take part before heading to bed.
Day 3 - 3rd July 2020
08:00 - After breakfast, we'll head to Wilson Airport for our mid-morning flight to Samburu. We will arrive at our beautiful accommodation in time for a hearty lunch.
14:30 - After you've checked into your rooms, we will have a Lightroom workshop and image review.
16:00 – As it starts to cool down we will head out for an evening game drive looking for lions and leopards. We'll stay out until dark and then enjoy our evening meal together before heading to bed.
Day 4 - 4th July 2020
07:00 – So we can enjoy the golden morning light we will head out early for our morning game drive. We will bring a packed breakfast so we do not have to come back and miss out on sightings.
12:00 – As the sun heats up we'll head back to camp for lunch and a portrait photography workshop to get us ready for a very special opportunity we will have to photograph some colourful and vibrant Samburu Warriors (a sub-tribe of the Maasai).
After a very unique and photographically rich cultural experience at the Samburu village, we'll come back to camp for a rest before heading out on our evening game drive.
16:30 – Hopefully it will have cooled down a bit by this time so we can head out for an evening game drive and find some fantastic sightings.
19:30 – Dinner and Image Review
Day 5 - 5th July 2020
7:00 - After breakfast, we will set off for our flight down south to Amboseli. We'll arrive at camp in time for lunch and a rest.
15:00 - Lightroom Workshop & image review.
16:000 - Time to head out for an afternoon game drive in Amboseli. Even though Amboseli is famous for its large herds of elephants we may also see lions, cheetah, spotted hyena and blue wildebeest.
19:30 - Dinner and an early night!
Day 6 - 6th July 2020
07:00 – Full day game drive in Amboseli, concentrating on the dried grounds of Lake Amboseli where we hope to see large elephant herds amassing and if it is a clear day, we'll have the opportunity to take spectacular photographs with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background.
Amboseli is the best place in the world to get close to free-roaming elephants and photograph the biggest tusks that sometimes reach the ground!
We will have a picnic lunch so we don't waste any time and can get the most out of our visit to Amboseli.
After dinner there will be an opportunity for an image review
Day 7 - 7th July 2020
7:00 - After breakfast, we'll catch our flight to The Maasai mara arriving at camp in time for lunch.
15:00 - Sunset photography workshop
15:45 - Afternoon game drive in the Maasai Mara.
We will try our best to find some wildlife to photograph in front of the setting sun but if not there are plenty of iconic trees to try your silhouette skills on.
After dinner, there will be an opportunity for an image review.
8, 9 & 10
Days 8, 9 & 10 - 8th - 10th July 2020
07:30 - After breakfast, we'll set off for a full day game drive in the Maasai Mara. Heading for the river to see the beginnings of the wildebeest crossing, we will stop to photograph any big cats we see on the way, perhaps a lion here and cheetah there! We will stay close to the river in case the wildebeest arrive but we will also look for elephants, giraffe, leopard, zebra and much, much more. We will enjoy a picnic lunch and then continue with our epic game drive, photographing and enjoying watching nature all day long.
In the evenings there will be time for Lightroom editing & image reviews.
Day 11 - 11th July 2020
08:30 - Before heading home we would love to take you on a morning bush walk up Mount Oldarpoi just behind our wonderful camp. The views are spectacular over Nashulai, The Maasai Mara and sometimes you can even see the Serengeti in the distance! This will give you a chance for some very beautiful landscape/panorama photographs and a last chance to breathe in and really see the majesty of the Maasai Mara.
12:00 - After lunch, we'll collect all our belongings and head to the airstrip for our flight back to Nairobi. You will be transferred to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by car, where our safari will end.
If your international flight is scheduled to leave before 8pm on Day 11 (11th July) we can arrange to take you to the airstrip earlier in the morning or you could add on an extra night stay in Nairobi so you can join us on the bush walk.