Monday, November 2, 2015

11 Day Kenya Safari

Join expedition guide and travel-adventure photographer Brian Montalbo on a photography safari of a lifetime.  Brian has travelled to 36 countries in Africa and countless parks, and is excited to have selected five of the most photogenic and photography friendly parks in all of Africa to give you the best African wildlife viewing experience.

   We will visit 5 game parks in Kenya.   Focusing our safari time trying to experience the wildlife and scenery from a photographers viewpoint,  not a tourist.   We will not chase around animals. just to check them off our checklist, but will be patient with wildlife viewing, wait for the right lighting, anticipate what will happen next,  and hopefully capture some amazing shots that you will never forget.  After each game drive we will get together for a good meal, cold beer, and share our amazing experiences.  At night we will sit around a campfire,  tell stories, and  look up into the clear African night sky.

  Brian will teach you about African animals, African Culture, African photography tips, safety tips traveling in Africa,  as well as share his experiences traveling  across the continent.

Highlights of the Safari:    Experiencing the largest migration of land animals in the world, July to October safaris),  gazing up at the most famous landmark in Africa, Mt.Kilimanjaro,  traveling across the great rift valley, sleeping in your bed listening to the sounds of Africa wildlife,  best chance to see big tusker elephants, lions, cheetahs, leopards, and black rhinos in all of Africa.

Arrive Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.  Transfer to Hotel in Nairobi. 

Day 1:   Introduction to African wildlife by visiting Elephant orphanage, Giraffe Manor, and Karen Blixen estate.   Travel to Masai Mara.

Day 02:  Travel to Maasai Mara Reserve   Sunset game drive

Day 03: Maasai Mara Reserve  (Full Day Game Drive)

Day 03: Maasai Mara Reserve  (Full day Game Drive)

Day 04: Lake Nakuru National Park   Free Day relax at Lion Hill Lodge (4 star)  Enjoy swimming pool. Fine dinning. 

Day 05: Game Drive Lake Nakuru National Park

Day 06: Drive to Lake Naivasha.   Over night

Day 07: Drive to Amboseli National Park.  Sunset Game drive  

Day 08: Morning and Afternoon game drive in Amboseli National Park

Day 09: Head to Tsavo West National Park.  

Day 10: Half day Game drive in Tsavo West.  Head to Tsavo East.  

Day 1l:  Full Day game Drive in Tsavo East National Park

Day 12 Return to Nairobi. Goodbye Dinner at Carnivore Restaurant.          



                    Group excited about beginning of trip

             Elephant Orphanage

              Giraffe Manor 

Budget Camping.  Food and accommodation provide. Tents with Beds inside. Toilets and showers at all campsites.  Experience the sounds of wildlife and the chance of animals being right outside your tent.  You will love the experience.


Price: $3,500  per person sharing  

Dates: Sept 30-Oct10   Oct 19-Oct30 
Maximum 8 people.  2 Safari vehicles of 4

Included in price:  Entrance fees to all Parks. Safari Vehicle, with driver and cook.  Three meals a day while on Safari.  Accommodation while on safari.  Entrance to Elephant orphanage and Giraffe Center.    Services provided by professional photographer and expedition guide,  with extensive experience of African National Parks, African wildlife, and travel throughout Africa. Discount on African photos on website.      

Not included in price: Flights to and from Nairobi. Kenyan Visa $50.   Arrival night accommodation in hotel.   

Optional 7 day extension to Seychelles after Safari.   Oct11-18, Oct31-Nov9   

Established Kenyan Safari company 

(I have used and trusted before in Kenya)

Masai Mara Reserve  is the protected area that continues into Kenya from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.     Famous for it’s large population of lions, leopards, and cheetahs, and from July to Oct for the migration of millions of wildebeest, Zebras, and Thomson’s Gazelles.   You have seen this area on documentaries where crocodiles ambush animals as they swim across the  Mara river on their migration.         

Take a hot air ballon ride over the Mara and be blown away by all the wildlife below.  

 Home to Maasai tribes, you will get amazing photographs of their beautiful traditional outfits as well as experience their culture and dances.   They are famous for their Masai warriors and jumping.  The warriors will be our guards at our campsite.     

Lake Nakuru National Park is one of my favorite parks because of the lake setting.   Set in a sunken ancient volcano, the park is amazing for bird photography, huge herds of cape buffalo,  and huge troops of baboons.    The lake has an abundance of Algae which attracts flocks in the hundreds of  thousands of Flamingos, pelicans, and many other birds.     It’s not a large park but I always get some great photos from here.  It’s probably the best place in all of Africa to spot the White and black rhinos.    Keep your eye out for Leopards as well.  I’ve seen 3 in one day in this park.    If you are birder, this is the park for you. 

Amboseli National Park  is one of my favorite parks in all of Africa.   When Mt. Kilimanjaro is clear,  there is no better back drop to photos.    Capture that iconic African photograph you have always dreamed of.  That  photo with a herd of elephants and giraffes , with Africa’s most famous landmark.     This park gives you the best chance in Africa to see big tusker elephants.   400 Species of birds can be found in this park. 

View of Kilimanjaro from Observation Hill
                                                         View from tent camp in Amboseli 


East and West Tsavo National Park  is one of Kenya’s oldest and biggest parks.     It’s famous for it’s Lava fields, Springs, large mammals including the big five and a great place to see the red elephants of Tsavo.   Great place to see big tuskers.  

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