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African Photo Safari

17-Day Tanzania and Kenya Photographic Safari

Optional four day pre-safari extension to Samburu available, details below.

Escorted by Professional Wildlife Photographer
Paul Renner

August 28 – September 13, 2014

It’s the season for the great migration river crossings!

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At this time of year the richness of Tanzanian wildlife in Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park coupled with Kenya’s Lake Nakuru and the great migration river crossings in the Masai Mara, make this safari an extraordinary and unique photographic experience  that will be cherished for a lifetime!

ESCORTED BY PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER PAUL RENNER

PRICE INCLUDES:

– Round trip airfare from Los Angeles to Arusha in Tanzania
– Exclusive use of 4×4 Land Cruiser with only 3 passengers per safari vehicle
– 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

TOUR PRICE: $12,110 (based on double occupancy)

(Single Room Supplement – $2065)
(Above prices based on payment by check. If paying by credit card add $475 service fee)

NOT INCLUDED:
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:

17-Day TANZANIA & KENYA PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI
ESCORTED BY PROFESSIONAL WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER 

PAUL RENNER

              August 28 – September 13, 2014

August 28: Thursday                                         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: Friday                                                London

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

August 30: Saturday                                              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: Sunday/Monday              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: Tuesday/Wednesday             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: Thursday                                          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:Friday/Saturday                        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: Sunday/Monday                       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.  Next day, morning and afternoon game drives are planned to explore and photograph the abundant wildlife. (BLD) Mara Bush Camp

September 09/10/11: Tues/Wed/Thu                     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

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September 12: Wednesday                                  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: Thursday                                       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

Wildlife parks we visit on our safaris

For more information and reservations, contact:

Paul Renner at 949.295.3136
Email: paulrenner3@cox.net
www.rennersafaris.com
or call
Prem Sharma or Gaby Gurrola at Best Safaris – 800.757.6625
e-mail: info@SomakSafaris.com

CST # 2073854-40

Pre Tour Samburu Photo Safari

ESCORTED BY PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER PAUL RENNER

August 24 – 30, 2014 

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PRICE INCLUDES:

-Meet and greet and airport transfers

-Internal flights Nairobi-Samburu-Nairobi

– First Class accommodations at Samburu Game Lodge

– Professional English-speaking tour guides and drivers

– Guaranteed window seat in 4×4 safari Land Cruisers fitted with pop-up roof

– Exclusive use of 4×4 Land Cruiser with only 3 passengers per safari vehicle

– National Parks and Game Reserves entrance fees

– Meals as indicated Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) and Dinner (D) 

TOUR EXTENSION PRICE: $2,980 (based on double occupancy)
(Single Room Supplement – $540)
(Above prices based on payment by check. If paying by credit card add $120 service fee)

NOT INCLUDED:
International flights, departure taxes, 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
 

Daily Itinerary:

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 August 24 – 30, 2014 

August 24: Sunday                                         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 25: Monday                                         London

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

August 26: Tuesday                                         Samburu Game Reserve

Jambo! Welcome to Africa. Arrive in Nairobi where you will be met by our representative and transfer you for breakfast at Ole Sereni Hotel where you can store any excess Oryx in Samburu-5783baggage. Continue to the Nairobi’s Wilson Airport for a short flight to Samburu Game Reserve.  Arrive in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. (BLD) Samburu Game Lodge

Aug 27/28: Wed/Thu                                        Samburu Game Reserve

For next 2 days, explore the beauty and ruggedness of this game park with morning and afternoon game drives. (BLD) Samburu Game Lodge

Located about 250 miles north of Nairobi, the entire Samburu region is a place of breathtaking and magical beauty. The Ewaso Nyiro river flows through the park supports a diversity of wild life. A place where the vision of a deep red sunset silhouetting the doum palms along the river as a leopard emerges to hunt brings the perfect end to a day on safari. The river is permanent and supports a wide variety of game including elephant, buffalo, cheetah, lion, as well as game rarely seen elsewhere such as the Grevy’s Zebra, Reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich and the long-necked Gerenuk.

August 29: Friday                                               Nairobi

Morning game drive followed by breakfast. After breakfast, proceed to the airstrip for your flight to Nairobi. On arrival in Nairobi transfer to your hotel for late lunch and overnight.                                                                                                                         (BLD) Ole Sereni Hotel   

August 30: Saturday                                             Nairobi to Arusha

This morning, meet with the group and continue with the main tour on the Tanzania and Kenya Safari. (B)

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 Useful Information for travel in Tanzania and Kenya

For more information and reservations, contact:

Paul Renner at 949.295.3136
Email: 
paulrenner3@cox.net
www.rennersafaris.com
or call
Prem Sharma or Gaby Gurrola at Best Safaris – 800.757.6625
e-mail: 
info@SomakSafaris.com

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Mother and Newborn Baby Elephant in Samburu

Gerenuk in Samburu, Kenya-Gerenuk

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 Nap-time in Samburu

Clients watching lions from one of our 4×4 Land Cruisers.

Sunrise in the Masai Mara

Magnificent Mara Male in His Prime.

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