2013 02 African Photo Safari

African Photographic Safari

17-Day Tanzania and Kenya Photographic Safari

Escorted by Professional Wildlife Photographer
Paul Renner

February 1-17, 2013

It’s the Birthing Season for the Great Migration!

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




– Round trip airfare from Los Angeles to Arusha in Tanzania
– Exclusive use of 4×4 Land Cruiser with only 3 passengers per    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
– Professional English-speaking tour guides and drivers
– Guaranteed window seat in 4×4 safari Land Cruisers fitted with pop-up roof
– 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 $11,115 (based on double occupancy)
( Single Room Supplement – $1910)
(Above prices based on payment by check. If paying by credit card add $445 service fee)

Visas, airline departure taxes, items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, tips and gratuities, trip cancellation and interruption insurance, faxes, laundry services, alcoholic beverages and bottled drinks



February 01-17, 2013

February 01, 2013: Friday                     Los Angeles/London

Let the adventure begin when you board your overnight Virgin Atlantic Airways to London Heathrow with meals and a movie on board.

February 02: Saturday                          London/Nairobi 
Arrive at London Heathrow Arrive at Terminal 3 this afternoon and later connect with your flight to Nairobi, the safari capital of the world.

February 03: Sunday                             Nairobi /Arusha

Arrive in Nairobi and connect with your flight to Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania. On arrival you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Arusha. Rest of the day is at your leisure to enjoy the surroundings. (LD)  Mountain Village Serena Lodge

February 04/05/06: Mon-Wed              Serengeti Plains

Today’s journey passes through the scenic areas of the southeastern Serengeti plains.  This time of the year is the birthing season when many babies are born.  Three days are earmarked to witness nature’s greatest spectacle, the migration of over a million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle and all of the predators.  Daily morning and late afternoon game drives are planned for many outstanding photographic opportunities.  Your accommodation is at the luxury tented camp strategically located in the area which is alive with the migration. (BLD) Lake Masek Luxury Tented Camp

February 07/08: Thu/Fri                      Ngorongoro Crater

Depart to 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 game, including the “big five” – elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo.  Enjoy a picnic lunch as you descend to the crater floor.  Next morning, another game drive in the crater. Later in the afternoon, we may visit a nearby Masai village. (BLD) Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

February 09: Saturday                         Nairobi          

This morning drive to Arusha for lunch and later connect with your flight to Nairobi. Arrive Nairobi and transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (BLD Ole Sereni Hotel

February 10/11: Sunday/Monday    Lake Nakuru

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’. It has also become one of the best places in Africa to see both black and white rhinos.  Afternoon game viewing drive along the lakeshore. Next day morning and afternoon game drives in the park (BLD) Lion Hill Lodge

February 12/13: Tuesday/Wednesday                   Masai Mara

Early morning drive to Lake Naivasha for lunch at the Rift Valley Golf Club. Later board your plane for a short flight to the Kenya’s most famous National park, the Masai Mara. We are going to the Mara to photograph the big cats, lions, leopards and cheetahs along with many other animals that live in the Mara all year round. Later this afternoon enjoy your first game drive in the Masai Mara. Next day, morning and afternoon game drives are planned to explore and photograph the abundant wildlife. (BLD) Mara Sarova Tented Camp

February 14/15: Thu/Fri                                         Masai Mara

Next two day are spent in the central section of the Mara Plains with morning and after game drives with more photographic opportunities to capture the scenic beauty of the Mara Plains and the wildlife that roam the open grasslands.  (BLD) Mara Intrepids Tented Camp

February 16:  Saturday                                         Nairobi/London  

Morning game drive is followed by a freshly cooked breakfast in the wilderness of the Mara plains. From here, transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Nairobi where a room is reserved until 6:00 pm to relax, repack or do some last minute shopping. Later this evening you will be transfer back to the airport to connect Kenya Airways flight to London. (BLD) Dayroom at Ole Sereni Hotel

February 17: Sunday                                            London/Los Angeles

Arrive at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 and transfer by shuttle to Terminal 3 airline transfer desk to obtain your boarding passes for Virgin Atlantic Airways flight to Los Angeles. Arrive home later today to share fond memories of your safari adventure to East Africa.

For more information and reservations, contact:

Paul Renner at 949.295.3136
Email: paulrenner3@cox.net
or call

Prem Sharma or  Gaby Gurrola at Best Safaris – 800.757.6625
e-mail: info@BestSafaris.com

Wildlife parks we visit on our safaris

CST # 2073854-40

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 Masai Giraffe Baby

All photos ©Paul Renner

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