Kenya Wildlife Safari with Joe Marino

Tour Highlights

Kenya has been the authentic Safari destination for decades. With limitless opportunities for wildlife photography this 12-day photography safari unravels in Kenya’s renowned Maasai Mara and Samburu Game Reserves. Witnessing the legendary Great Migration makes a highlight of this tour. If short on time, you can also participate by setting up a weeklong visit to the Maasai Mara.

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Itinerary Details

Day 1: Departure and Arrival
Departure from the US and arrival at Nairobi the following evening.

Day 2: Arrival in Nairobi, Kenya
Arrival in Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where you will be met by our driver/guide and transferred to Fairview Hotel for an overnight stay on Bed & Breakfast.

Accommodation: Fairview Hotel
Meal Plan: B B

Day 3: Drive to Samburu
After breakfast we drive to Samburu Game Reserve arriving in time for a late lunch. In the afternoon we embark on our first game drive. We check in at Larsens Camp for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Larsens Camp
Meal Plan: B L D

Day 4: Game drives in Samburu
This day we spend exploring Samburu Game Reserve.This park is renowned for its variety of wildlife species which have adapted amazingly well to the harsh and hot climate of the area. The unique species include the Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Gerenuk, Beisa Oryx, and the Somali Ostrich. Overnight stay is at Larsens Camp.

Accommodation: Larsens Camp
Meal Plan: B L D

Day 5: Game drives in Samburu
After breakfast we embark on another day of game drives. We only return to the lodge for lunch. At this time the temperatures hit their peak and the animals look for shade under the trees. Samburu National Reserve covers 104 square kilometers and the Ololokwe Table Mountain forms a dramatic backdrop towards the north. Samburu is also home to elephants, buffaloes, lions and leopards. Dinner and overnight stay will be once again at Larsens Camp.

Accommodation: Larsens Camp
Meal Plan: B L D

Day 6: Game drives in Samburu
We opt for morning game drive with packed breakfast and have the afternoon at our disposal or have an afternoon game drive. Our guides leave for Maasai Mara where we’ll meet them the following day. Overnight stay is at Larsens Camp.

Accommodation: Larsens Camp
Meal Plan: B L D

Day 7: Flight to Maasai Mara
After breakfast, we take a game drive en route transfer to the Airstrip for our flight to Maasai Mara. Our guides will pick us up and transfer us to the lodge for lunch.
We will be joined by a second group flying in from Nairobi that will join us for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Overnight stay is at Matira Camp.

Accommodation: Matira Camp
Meal Plan: B L D

Day 8: Game drives in Maasai Mara
The Mara, recently classified as the latest “Wonder of the World, is an extension of the Serengeti in Tanzania and all the “Big Five” are found here. With some luck we may already see some of them today.

Accommodation: Matira Camp
Meal Plan: B L D

Day 9: Game drives in Maasai Mara
This day we can either decide to do a morning game drive with packed breakfast or have breakfast then do mid-morning game drives. Whatever we plan with our driver the evening before it will still be beyond our expectations. The wealth of wildlife at the Maasai is unrivalled in Africa, particularly during the migration of wildebeests from July to October. All meals and overnight will again be at Matira Camp.

Accommodation: Matira Camp
Meal Plan: B L D

Day 10: Game drives in Maasai Mara
Today we have another day to explore Maasai Mara. Morning Game Drive accompanied with packed breakfast and later we do afternoon game drives. Overnight stay is at Mara Matira Camp.

Accommodation: Matira Camp
Meal Plan: B L D

Day 11: Game drives in Maasai Mara
Morning and evening Game Drives accompanied with packed breakfast for the morning game drive. We can opt to do balloon safari. Overnight stay is at Mara Matira Camp.

Accommodation: Matira Camp
Meal Plan: B L D

Day 12: Game drives in Maasai Mara
Morning and evening Game Drives accompanied with packed breakfast for morning game drive. We can do an optional Maasai Village visit.

Accommodation: Matira Camp
Meal Plan: B L D

Day 13: Game drives in Maasai Mara
Today is our last day exploring Maasai Mara. We opt for morning game drive with packed breakfast. Our guides depart in the afternoon. We take an afternoon game drive with our camp guide. Overnight stay is at Mara Matira Camp.

Accommodation: Matira Camp
Meal Plan: B L D

Day 14: Flight to Nairobi Depart on International Flight
We take a morning game drive with our camp guide with packed breakfast and transfer to the airstrip for our afternoon flight back to Nairobi. We will be picked up at Wilson Airport and transferred to Ole Sereni Hotel. After freshening up we will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for evening departure.

  • Tour Days: 14
  • Price Guide:
    Price Guide:2020ALL SEASONS
    Maasai Mara & Samburu Game Reserve
    Per person based upon double occupancy$ 7,990.00/=
    Single Supplement$ 850.00/=
  • Download Attachment: 2020 Wildlife Safari Invitation.pdf
  • Important:

    Departure: Sep 27, 2020 - Oct 09, 2020

    · Minimum of 6, maximum of 12 individuals

    SERVICES INCLUDED:

    • Pick up and transfer to and from Nairobi Airport upon arrival and departure
    • Overnight Nairobi at Fairview Hotel on BB (BB = bed breakfast basis)
    • All Game Drives and Park fees, Vehicle, Extended Landcruiser (3 participants per vehicle
    • English speaking driver/guides
    • Air Ambulance,
    • Beans for beans bags plus 4 Litres per person / per day bottled drinking water while on the game drives, Kenyan Domestic Flights, Samburu to Mara, and Mara to Nairobi, Wilson Airport, including airport and airstrip transfers,
    • Day room at the Ol Sereni Hotel on the final day,
    • Full Board accommodation at Tented Camp accommodations on safari (full board = all meals)

    SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:

    • International Air from the USA or Europe to/from Nairobi
    • Dinner upon arrival or on departure day
    • Optional Hot Air Balloon Trip. Approximately $500.00 per person
    • Visit to a Samburu or Maasai village. Approximately $35.00 per person.
    • Drinks in hotels and lodges/ telephone/ laundry/ tips

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