African Photographic Safari
18-Day Tanzania and Kenya Photographic Safari
Escorted by Professional Wildlife Photographer
July 18 – August 4, 2012
It’s the season for the great migration river crossings!
The richness of Kenyan wildlife combined with Ngorongoro Crater and the birthing season of the migration in the Serengeti in Tanzania makes this photographic safari an outstanding and unique experience.
ESCORTED BY PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER PAUL RENNER
Round trip airfare from Los Angeles to Arusha in Tanzania
Exclusive use of vehicle for 3 passengers to a safari vehicle
(Group size limited to 17 participants)
Internal flights within East Africa with transfers as per itinerary
First Class accommodations at hotels, lodges and tented camps
Visit to a Masai village and crafts market
Professional English-speaking tour guides and drivers
Guaranteed window seat in 4×4 safari Land Cruisers fitted with pop-up roof top
All National Parks and Game Reserves entrance fees
Membership to the Flying Doctors Service while on Safari
Enjoy freshly cooked breakfast in the Masai Mara
All meals while in Africa
TOTAL TOUR PRICE $10,880 (based on double occupancy)
(Single Room Supplement – $2065)
(Above prices based on payment by check. If paying by credit card add $395 service fee)
Visas, airline departure taxes (Approximately $600- $800, subject to change at time of ticketing), items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, tips and gratuities, trip cancellation and interruption insurance, faxes, laundry services, tips, alcoholic beverages and bottled drinks
Safari Daily Itinerary
18-Day TANZANIA & KENYA PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI
ESCORTED BY PROFESSIONAL WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER PAUL RENNER
July 18 – August 4, 2012
July 18: Wednesday Los Angeles/London
Let the adventure begin when you board your overnight Virgin Atlantic Airways flight to London with meals and a movie on board.
July 19: Thursday London
Arrive at London Heathrow Terminal 3 and connect with your non stop overnight flight to Nairobi, Kenya.
July 20: Friday Arusha
Arrive in Nairobi in the morning and connect with your flight to Kilimanjaro Airport in Arusha. On arrival you will be met by our representative and transfer to your hotel. (LD) Arumeru River Lodge
July 21/22: Sat/Sun Tarangire National Park
Continue your adventure to Tarangire National Park, named after the river that flows through the length of the park and provides a constant water source for the thousands of animals making their home here. Lunch is at the lodge and a late afternoon game drive will bring you close to a large variety of wildlife. Two more game drives are planned for the next day.
(BLD) Tarangire Safari Lodge
July 23/24: Mon/Tues Ngorongoro Crater
Early departure for Ngorongoro Conservation area; host to the ‘birthplace of man’. It is also home to the unique intact caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is home to abundant wildlife, including the “big five” – elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo. This afternoon depart on a half day tour of the crater. Next day, proceed on an early morning tour of the crater. Later this afternoon, enjoy photographing the wilderness landscape in the surrounding area.
(BLD) Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
July 25/26: Wed/Thu Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, drive to the heart of the world’s best-known park, the Serengeti. Named after the Masai word, ‘Siringet’ for endless plains of short and long grass. The Serengeti is well known for its large prides of lions, cheetah, and for over a million or so wildebeest. Arrive in time for lunch and a late afternoon game drive. Spend two days with morning and afternoon game drive in the park. On the second morning, in lieu of the morning game drive, an optional balloon safari is available at additional cost. (BLD) Serengeti Serena
July 27: Friday Nairobi
This morning fly to Arusha and lunch at the Arumeru River Lodge. Later connect with your flight to Nairobi and overnight in the Nairobi Serena Hotel.
(BLD) Nairobi Serena Hotel
July 28/29: Sat/Sun Lake Nakuru National Park
Drive through the Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park once described by ornithologist Roger Tory-Peterson as ‘the most fabulous bird spectacle in the world’. Afternoon game viewing drive along the lakeshore. Next day morning and afternoon game drives in the park (BLD) Lion Hill Lodge
July 30: Mon Masai Mara National Park
Drive to the Kenya’s most famous National park, the Masai Mara. The Mara is home to the annual migration where millions of wildebeest and gazelle trek from the Serengeti plains into the Mara. Lunch at the Keekorok lodge. Later this afternoon enjoy your first game drive in the Masai Mara. (BLD) Keekorok Lodge
July 31 – Aug 02: Tue/Wed/Thu Masai Mara National Park
Morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Continue on to the eastern part of the Masai Mara. Arrive in time for lunch at Ashnil Mara camp followed by an afternoon game drive. For the next two days, enjoy early morning and afternoon game drives in the park. (BLD) Ashnil Mara Camp
Aug 03: Friday Nairobi
Morning game drive followed by bush breakfast. After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Nairobi where our representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. Afternoon time to relax or do some last minute shopping. Dinner at the hotel. Later transfer to the airport for your flight to London. (BLD) Day Room/Ole Sereni Hotel
Aug 04: Saturday London/ Arrive USA
Arrive in London in the morning and connect with your flight home to share pleasant memories of your trip to Tanzania and Kenya with family and friends.
For more information and reservations, contact:
Gaby or Prem at Somak Safaris – 800.757.6625
CST # 2073854-40