PHOTOGRAPHIC TRIP TO KENYA
On this trip you will get to visit some of the best kept secret of Kenya’s parks and reserves each offering something unique. The trip has been not only created for photographers but also to nature lovers. You will be exposed to the different cultures that the country has to offer. With over 42 different tribes, you will get to visit their homes and share their lifestyles.
SAMBURU & BUFFALO SPRINGS NATIONAL RESERVES
The two reserves offer unique vistas of rounded and rugged hills and undulating plains. The mix of wood and grassland with riverine forest and swamp is home to a wide variety of animal and birdlife. Buffalo Springs records over 365 species of bird. Game viewing and visibility is excellent. Reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, elephant, oryx, Somali ostrich, hippo, crocodile, gerenuk, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena.
LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
Lake Nakuru is world famous for, and was created a National Park, to protect its stunning flocks of lesser flamingo, which literally turn its shores pink. Game viewing is relatively easy: buffalo, lion, Rothschild’s giraffe, Black and White Colobus monkey are plentiful in the forest. The bushlands offer eland, steinbok, impala, Chandler’s reedbuck and dik dik, whilst rock hyrax and klipspringer occupy the cliffs and escarpment. Picturesque landscape and yellow acacia woodlands.
MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
The Masai Mara National Reserve is probably the most famous and most visited Reserve in Kenya. It offers breathtaking views (as seen in the film “Out of Africa”, much of which was filmed here), an extraordinary density of animals including “the Big Five” (lions, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros) and may varieties of plains game.
An impressive feature is the annual migration of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles from the plains of the Serengeti that cross the Tanzanian border and rivers to reach the Mara’s grasslands from late June, tracked by predators: lion, leopard, cheetah, and hyena, and circled by vultures as their journey unfolds. Their dramatic river crossings are a reality for tourists visiting in early July-August.
Apart from the seasonal migration, game viewing is excellent year round. Game includes elephant, black rhino, buffalo, plains zebra, hartebeest and big cats. The rivers are home to hippo and crocodiles. 452 species, 53 of which are raptors.
AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
Amboseli lies immediately North West of Mt. Kilimanjaro, on the border with Tanzania. The National Park embodies 5 main wildlife habitats (open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush country, swamps and marshland). Amboseli is famous for its big game and its great scenic beauty – Mt Kilimanjaro dominates the landscape and offers great photographic great background landscape to the elephants pictures.
This year we running a program in July – August to coincide with the annual wildebeest migration. Trip dates are from the 27 July to 17 August. This trip will be led by a professional wildlife photographer. Ask for more details.
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