Arrival in Nairobi and the beginning of our adventure! Accommodation is the charming country hotel in town, the Nairobi Fairview Hotel. A safari briefing will discuss the entire trip and where you will also get introduced to the whole safari team.
Overview: The Fairview Hotel prides itself as “the country hotel in town”. It is family run, located about a kilometer from the city center and set out in a quiet and leafy suburb. Charming and quite, the perfect place to start and end this African adventure.
After breakfast we head out to Nakuru. On route we stop at the spectacular Rift Valley viewpoint giving you the opportunity to shoot some landscapes, still life and people images. On arrival at the park you have a good chance to capture the elusive Rhino. Most visitors to Africa rarely get to see Rhino let alone get images of two or three on their first day!
Kenya holds the world record for the number of bird species spotted in a 24hr period and we take advantage of this abundance by taking a short boat ride along the lake. You will be able to capture some flamingos, as well as close up images of numerous other birds including Kingfishers and Fish Eagles as they dive into the water.
We will be spending the next 5 days scouting the wilderness in search of predators during extensive game drives. Here we see the abundant wildlife and these will present amazing photography opportunities, often we can get close enough to use a short range zoom or even a standard lens.
We maximize viewing time by occasionally taking packed lunches and/or breakfasts allowing us to travel to more remote areas for the best experiences. All our vehicles are custom built and 4 x 4, each stays in radio contact so we can easily meet up if we come across a unique wildlife encounter. Its not uncommon to see several cheetah families, maybe a lion kill or even catch a glimpse of a leopard on the prowl!
We will also try some star photography and practice some professional focus, exposure and composition techniques. All guest will get 1:1 time with our professional photography instructor.
Located in the heart of the Mara we provide easy access to spectacular array of wildlife. While still submerging you in comfort & luxury
*Optional: Mara sunrise balloon ride and champagne breakfast.
We awaken to the sights and sounds of big game country and treat ourselves to one final early morning game drive. After checking out and lunch we have a brief game run before heading out on an internal flight to Nairobi or on to the Serengeti for our 4 day excursion.