15 Days Wildlife Photo Tour

Day 1: Nairobi
Arrive in Nairobi to be picked at the airport and transferred to your hotel for an overnight.

Overnight at Silver Springs Hotel

Day 2: Nairobi – Mt Kenya National Park.
After breakfast and pre-tour briefing leave for Mt. Kenya National Park. D
riving through the central highlands comprising of the small scale farms and large tracks of pineapple and coffee plantations arriving at our lodge located at the slopes of Mt Kenya at 7200ft ASL for lunch.  In the late afternoon, after a rest we may opt for an optional guided trip in to the forest or seat by the balcony with a cup of Kenyan tea, coffee or beer watching the wildlife visiting the waterhole. Some of the animals that may be seen at night include Leopard, Giant Forest Hog, Bush Pig, Large-spotted Genet etc.
Overnight at Serena Mountain Lodge

Day 3: Mt. Kenya National Park - Samburu/Buffalo National Reserves
After morning balcony wildlife viewing and breakfast we’ll cross the open plains between Mt. Kenya and Aberdare Ranges and later descending to 3000ft ASL Arriving at our Samburu private mobile-tented camp for lunch. We’ll spend the next 4 nights here and game drive should take us through the three famous national reserves namely Samburu, Buffalo Springs & Shaba (George and Joy Adamson did live here).

Overnight at our Private Mobile-tented Camp

Day 4, 5 & 6: Samburu/Buffalo/Shaba National Reserves
Big Game here includes species well restricted to the arid conditions and some to the north of equator such as Gravy’s Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe,
Gerenuk among large herds of Elephants, Impalas, Grant’s and Thompson’s Gazelles.

The comical looking Vulturine Guineafowl is a species we hope not to miss. The Samburu tribesmen (closely resembling and sharing the Maa language with Masai) inhabits the area and a visit to their homestead is optional.
Overnight at our en-suite Private Mobile-tented Camp

Day 7: Samburu National Reserve – Ol Pajeta Wildlife Conservancy.
After an early morning breakfast we drive through the park before transferring to Ol Pajeta Wildlife Conservancy where we may have slim but better chances for the African Wilddogs if luck enough. Lunch at the lodge and later an afternoon game drive. Our lodge,
a sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private conservancy, Sweetwaters Serena Camp offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and Kenyan safari luxury.
Overnight at Serena Sweetwaters Tented Camp

Day 8: Ol Pajeta Wildlife Conservancy–Lake Naivasha
After breakfast spend the early morning hours in the conservancy viewing wildlife and leaving later for Lake Naivasha, one of the two fresh water lakes along the rift valley.

Overnight at Elsamere Centre
(the house of George and Joy Adamson of the Born Free, Living Free, To Walk with the Lions films etc)

Day 9:  Lake Naivasha
We will take a morning walk along the lake where wildlife is occasionally abundant along the shores. A boat ride on the lake gives us opportunities for closer shots of some waterfowls such as Great White Pelican, Goliath Heron, African Fish Eagle among the gulls
Overnight at Elsamere Centre

Day 10:  Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara National Reserve
After breakfast we will take a morning walk at the lodge before leaving for Masai Mara National Reserve famous for the over 1.5 million wildebeest migrating through the plains. We spend our next 4 nights in the far western part of the reserve on the Olololoo Escarpment and not far from the banks of the Mara River in a private mobile-tented camp that reminds you of the old days safaris.
Overnight at our en-suite Private Mobile-tented Camp

Day 11, 12 & 13: Masai Mara National Reserve
From the camp, herds of large mammals may be well visible from the dining area. During the famous Wildebeest migration the big herds fills the plains and you may frequently encounter large cats such as Lions, Hyenas and Cheetah

Overnight at our en-suite Private Mobile-tented Camp

Day 14: Masai Mara – Nairobi
We leave early with our picnic breakfast for a whole morning game drive coming back for lunch at the camp.
After lunch, we visit a local Masai cultural homestead before driving to a local airstrip for our local flight to Nairobi’s Wilson’s Airport where you will be picked and transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at Silver Springs Hotel

Day 15: Nairobi Flight
After breakfast leisurely visit the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and spend time with the little elephants, visit the Giraffe Centre and a women run Kazuri Beads Factory and tour the factory as they make beads. In the evening or depending of you internationalflight we visit of Nairobi’s Restaurants for dinner and transfer to the airport for your outbound flight

The cost is

Inclusive of: 

  • Transport with exclusive use of the safari van 
  • Pick up and drop off on arrival and departure at the airport.
  • Accommodation on all lodges all the three meals a day
  • Services of a tour driver guide. 
  • All parks, reserve, camping  and conservation areas entry fees
  • Emergency evacuation cover (this excludes medical cover)
  • Boat Ride in Lake Naivasha and Baringo
  • Checklist of the mammals of Kenya & other info
  • Masai cultural home visit
  • Hotels restaurant, luggage porters and safari driver guide tipping
  • Unlimited supply of bottled mineral water on game drives
  • Unlimited game drives per day whilst on safari
Exclusive of:
  • Medical and travel insurance including luggage.
  • Beverages and items of personal nature such as telephone, laundry, gifts among others
  • Visa US$50
  • Balloon flight in Masai Mara National Reserve



Mt. Kenya National Parks
Samburu National Reserve,
Buffalo Springs National Reserves,
Ol Pajeta Wildlife Conservancy,
Lake Naivasha,
Masai Mara National Reserve.



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From: John Gabriel, Johannesburg, South Africa.
“Hi Chege, Maurice and I have talked about our day with you in the Nairobi National Park on many occasions. From a birding point of view it has been the high point of many years birding and I know that I have boasted about it to many people over the past six months. Your knowledge of the birds and of the park made it a truly memorable experience for which I want to thank and compliment you. To see more than 150 species in a day is spectacular, and when leopard and cheetah are added to the day's viewing, it becomes even more so”
From: Josep del Hoyo, Spain, (Editor, Handbook Of The Birds Of The World)
“Chege was very knowledgeable on every site that I visited with him and we succeeded in videoing several difficult birds.”
From: Jack Jeffrey Hawaii Bird Photography & Tours www.jackjeffreyphoto.com
Birdwatching East Africa (BEA) is one Kenya’s best kept secrets. Chege wa Kariuki and his staff are the best there is to offer for game drive, birding, photography, and mobile tent camping safaris. They create unique adventures for birders and photographers providing unparalleled opportunities to see many of Kenya’s bird species, numerous mammals, including the big five. The staff are very knowledgeable, friendly, courteous and provide in depth information about Kenya’s wildlife, habitats and people. The camp staff is unsurpassed. Their chef provides wonderful meals made from produce from local farms, and the campsites have comfortable tents, showers and toilets, and are a very safe environment for clients. These are just a few of the reasons we use Birdwatching East Africa as our guide and outfitters for birding and photo safaris when in Kenya.
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