- Safari at a Glance
- SAFARI ITINERARY
9 DAYS LAKE LOGIPI KENYA HELICOPTER PHOTO SAFARI
|Day 03:||Suguta Valley|
|Day 05:||Maasai Mara|
|Day 06:||Maasai Mara|
|Day 07:||Maasai Mara|
|Day 08:||Maasai Mara|
Day 01: Nairobi
Your Kenyan Journey starts here with touch down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi Kenya (JKIA). At hand will be your Photography Safari Director and Guide ready to receive and usher you into the Kenya safari capital. There will be a short pre safari brief by your Photography Safari Director after which you will be transferred and assisted to check into your Hotel. Overnight will be at the Hemingway’s Hotel, Nairobi. Breakfast Included.
Day 02: Nairobi Fly to Loisaba
You will be met by a Features Africa Photography director for breakfast and a pre safari brief. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Wilson airport for your flight to Loisaba Ranch. On arrival at Loisaba, you will meet our ground team and be transferred to your hotel with a game drive en route. After lunch, you will have the first game drive starting at 1600Hrs. Return to the lodge at approximately 1830Hrs for your overnight and dinner.
Meal and overnight at the Loisaba Lodge
Day 03: Loisaba – Suguta Valley, Lake Logipi, Desert Rose
After an early breakfast, you will be picked by your Chartered Helicopter for the scenic aerial photography flight North. You begin our flight scaling the icy caps of Mount Kenya. We descend and fly over the changing colored waters of the Magado Crater. We proceed north flying over the Samburu conservation area, the Ewaso Nyiro river and the towering Ol lolokwe rocky outcrop. We proceed over the Mathews range and Poror ridge before descending into the Suguta valley.
We follow the Suguta River photographing the landscape. The ever-changing kaleidoscope of this desert valley is amazing. Within the Valley there are rivers, desert, scrub land, sand dunes, Lakes and rocky outcrops. We proceed to the Lake Logipi absorbing the amazing landscape while taking photos of the shallow alkaline lake and flamingoes that inhabit this seasonal lake.
You will proceed over the Suguta valley and Lake Turkana barrier with the desert land opening up to a turquoise blue massive Lake that is the Lake Turkana. We fly over the various islands as we proceed towards our Lodge for the Night. We land at the Desert Rose airstrip. Here we will be collected by the lodge vehicle and transferred to our hotel for a well-deserved Overnight stay.
Dinner and overnight will be at the Desert Rose.
Day 04: Suguta Valley, Desert Rose – Loisaba
0600Hrs wake up call. We will meet for breakfast at 0700 hrs. We depart from the desert Rose at 0745 hrs. and start our Helicopter flight back towards the Suguta Valley Desert. We fly back into the desert exploring further as we head towards the Silale Crater and Kapedo rivers. We fly over the Kapedo town as we head over the lake Bogoria, known for its geysers and hot springs and huge Flamingo flocks. We photograph this lake as we trace the rift valley escarpment and head towards the Laikipia Wildlife Corridor. We fly over the Wildlife concentrated Ol Ari Nyiro and Lol Ndaiga Hills before landing at the Loisaba Lodge for lunch. We will remain at the lodge with the afternoon spent at leisure soaking the rolling landscapes of Loisaba. We will have Dinner and spend the night at the Loisaba Lodge.
Day 05: Loisaba – Maasai Mara
On this day we will not have a scheduled early morning safari. We will pack our bags and assemble for breakfast at 0800Hrs. We will have our vehicles ready to transfer us to the local Loisaba airstrip where we will catch our mid-morning flight to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Upon arrival at Maasai Mara, we will be received by the Features Africa ground team at Mara who will transfer us to our Hotel at Maasai Mara for lunch and an afternoon rest. We will start our evening game drive at 1600Hrs returning to the camp in time for dinner and overnight. We will be spending at the Angama Mara Luxury Camp
ABOUT THE ANGAMA CAMP: Angama Mara’s owner-managed approach to taking care of guests has been developed, tried and tested over many years. Here, days are crafted around what guests want to do. We understand that guests are seeking a quiet place, one where they can reconnect with the world again.
Angama Mara is also a place that is fun and filled with the unexpected. What we do is always authentic, honest and mindful that less is often so much more. And by taking care of guests we can make a meaningful difference to the communities and the wildlife around us.
What defines Angama Mara from other safari lodges is its location on a site almost without equal. Each tented suite enjoys a 180° view of the Maasai Mara below, possibly the best-known game reserve in the world, which consistently delivers extraordinary viewing of all of Africa’s great mammals, and is home to the Great Migration from July to October of each year.
Angama Mara guests descend a private track directly from the lodge to the beautiful, remote Mara Triangle. The Out of Africa back-story adds romance and nostalgia – when guests arrive at the lodge, they feel like they have been here before.
Day 06, 07 & 08: On Safari at Maasai Mara
We will spend these complete days at the Maasai Mara national reserve. Our typical day involves around an early morning departure returning for Lunch and venturing out again in the evening for another game drive. This daily programs may however be altered depending on the wildlife sighting, migration patterns and the prevailing weather conditions. This will be always dependent on the safari director in conjunction with the safari guides.
0500 Hrs. Wakeup call at the camp. Freshen up as we assemble at the lounge for an early morning coffee/Tea with biscuits. We depart the camp at 0600Hrs with our picnic breakfast.
Early morning game drive in search of wildlife and we stop for our bush picnic breakfast at approximately 1000Hrs. After breakfast, we continue with our game drive arriving at our camp starting 1130 Hrs.
We rest and have lunch with the early afternoon free at the camp. We will have Tea/Coffee at 1500Hrs as we prepare to depart at 1545 Hrs. for our evening game drive. We return to our camp at 1900 Hrs. for our dinner and night at the Camp. All meals and overnights at the Angama Mara Luxury Camp
Day 09: Maasai Mara – Nairobi
On our last day at the Maasai Mara, we will have an early morning out photographing Wildlife. We depart from our camp at 0630. We return to our camp at 0900 Hrs. for breakfast and refreshing before our transfer to the airstrip for our flight back to Nairobi. Upon arrival in Nairobi, you will be transferred to the Hemingway’s for Lunch. We will have a Day room reserved for refreshing and repacking Luggage. Early evening, you will be transferred to JKIA (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) for your departing flight.
END OF 09 WILD NORTHERN KENYA HELICOPTER PHOTO SAFARI
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE SAFARI:
- Photo Workshop and Guiding by Professional Photographers/Guides
- Theoretical Workshops on Wildlife behavior and photography
- 01 Night at the Hemingway’s Hotel Nairobi
- 02 Nights at the Loisaba Wilderness Lodge full board in a double room
- 04 Nights at the Angama Mara Full Board All Inclusive in a double room
- 01 Night at the Desert Rose Lodge, Suguta Valley
- Helicopter Aerial Photography safari from Loisaba to Desert Rose and Return to Loisaba
- UNLIMITED game drives
- All local Beers and selected house wines
- Airport transfers in Nairobi, Loisaba, desert Rose and Maasai Mara
- Domestic flights from Nairobi to Loisaba and Maasai Mara
- Transport in specially modified Land cruiser ideal for Wildlife Photography
- Professional Driver guides with Minimum Bronze level KPSGA guiding certification
- A Maximum of 04 Photographers per vehicle
- All park and reserve entrance fees
- Lunch or dinner the final day at the Hemingway’s Hotel Nairobi
- Day room at the Hemingway’s Hotel on the last Day before departure
- Free WI-FI provided in the vehicles and Camps
- AMREF Medical Emergency evacuation and assistance cover
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SAFARI PACKAGE:
- International return flight to Nairobi
- Visa fees
- International Travel Cover
- Personal Travel Medical Cover
- Tips to the driver /guides and Hotel staff
- Any additional extra expenditure
- Hot air Balloon at Maasai Mara costing approx. 450 USD
- Single room supplement