2013-09_African Photo Safari To Tanzania and Kenya

African Photo Safari

17-Day Tanzania and Kenya Photographic Safari

Escorted by Professional Wildlife Photographer
Paul Renner

August 28 – September 13, 2013

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.



– 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 $11,460 (based on double occupancy)
(Single Room Supplement – $1997)
(Above prices based on payment by check. If paying by credit card add $458 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

Safari Daily Itinerary



              August 28 – September 13, 2013

 August 28: Wednesday                                    Depart from home

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

August 29: Thursday                                        London

Arrive at London this afternoon where you will connect with Virgin Atlantic flight to Nairobi, the safari capital of the world.

August 30: Friday                                              Arusha

Welcome to Africa! Arrive in Nairobi this morning and proceed to transfer desk for Precision Air flight to Kilimanjaro Airport in Arusha. On arrival in Arusha, you will be met by our representative to your hotel for lunch and dinner.  (LD) Serena Mountain Village Lodge

August 31/Sep 01: Saturday/Sunday              Tarangire National Park
This morning drive 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 

September 02/03: Monday/Tuesday             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 game, 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

September 04: Wednesday                             Nairobi
This morning drive to Arusha for lunch. Later transfer to the airport for your flight to Nairobi. Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight is at the hotel.
(BLD) Ole Sereni Hotel 

September 05/06:Thursday/Friday

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. Famous for millions of flamingos,  Lake Nakuru has recently become well known as one of the premier places in Africa to see rare and endangered rhinos.  Both black and white rhino species easily are found in the park. Next day’s activities include 2 game drives.  (BLD) Lion Hill Lodge

September 07/08: Saturday/Sunday                 Masai Mara National Park

We will eat an early breakfast then drive a short distance (on smooth paved highway) to Lake Naivasha for lunch.  After lunch we will fly to an airstrip near our lodge in Kenya’s most famous National park, the Masai Mara. The Mara is home to the annual migration where millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle trek from the Serengeti plains into the Mara.  At this time of year the plains are normally loaded with wildlife as the great migration swarms into the Mara on it’s annual migratory cycle.   Later this afternoon enjoy your first game drive in the Masai Mara.  (BLD) Keekorok Lodge

September 09/10/11: Mon/Tues/Wed               Masai Mara National Park

Morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. For the next nights, accommodation is set in another part of the  Mara Plains for maximum photographic experience. Three  more days to enjoy the beauty and wilderness of the Mara with an early morning and afternoon game drives.  (BLD) Mara Intrepids Tented Camp

September 12: Thursday                                  Nairobi/London

Morning game drive followed by a bush breakfast. Later 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 and later transfer to the airport for flight to London.

(BLD) Ole Sereni Hotel

September 13: Friday                                       London/Los Angeles

This morning connect your Virgin Atlantic flight to Los Angeles. Arrive home to share pleasant memories of your trip to Tanzania and Kenya with family and friends.

Useful Information for travel in Tanzania and Kenya
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@SomakSafaris.com

Wildlife parks we visit on our safaris

CST # 2073854-40

One of our 4×4 Land Cruisers


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