Kenya, Big cats of the Mara 2021
BIG CATS OF THE MARA, NOVEMBER 2021 PHOTO SAFARI
6 persons only
NOV 2020 FULL
NOV 2021 FULL
NOV 2022 TBA
1st November 9th November
5 full day safari and 2 half days
. Internal return flights from Edinburgh to Heathrow
. International return flights from Heathrow to Nairobi
. All transfers to and from Hotels lodge camp and airports Kenya only
. 1 night stay hotel in Nairobi with breakfast (on arrival to Kenya)
. Evening day rooms with buffet meal on last day (before return flights)
. Exclusive 4x4 land cruisers 3 person in each giving you your own row of seats
. unlimited bottled mineral water
. Professional guides and drivers
. 6 full nights at lodge camp
. Full board basis all meals
. No single supplement
. No sharing of accommodation
. All admin cost bookings and flights
. All permits and park fees
. Boat safari 3 hours
What's not included
. Gratuities for guides drivers and camp staff
. Hotel night 1st at Heathrow
. items of personal nature
. Beers wines and any alcohol
01 Nov Depart Edinburgh to Heathrow
overnight stay at your choice of hotel (which is not included in the price)
Depart London Heathrow at 10:20 with British Airways, arriving in Nairobi at 21:00.
You will be meet and transferred to the Crown Plaza Airport Hotel.
Overnight at The Crown Plaza Airport Hotel in a superior room, with breakfast
02 Nov, Nairobi - Masai Mara National Reserve
After an early breakfast at the hotel, you will be collected by our two drivers and two 4x4 Landcruiser which will be our private 4x4s for the rest of the trip and safaris we will travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the Rift valley Escarpment here we will stop for drinks and selfies overlooking the valley, the road was built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. Look for the charming chapel they built at the foot of the escarpment. We will head across the Valley to Narok, and then travel across acres of wheat and barley, before you reach the Masai Mara in time for lunch. Once you have checked in and unpacked, we will have some lunch, then you will enjoy an afternoon game drive, returning to the camp as the sun sets.
03/04/05/06/07 Nov Masai Mara National Reserve
The next 5 days will be spent exploring the vast plains of the Masai Mara, starting early with a game drive after an early breakfast, and returning to the camp for meals and afternoon game drives we will also have full day game drives here we will have picnic lunch boxes
08 Nov 21 Masai Mara – Nairobi
After an early breakfast depart with a picnic lunch and travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya, Now travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mau Escarpment, before arriving at your destination, Lake Naivasha.
Enjoy the picnic lunch at the picnic spot and then a boat ride on lake Naivasha where you will have the chance to photographs of Africa fish eagles fishing right at the side of our boat and hippos here is one of the best places to up close to Giant Kingfisher,
we then continuing the journey to Nairobi, arriving early evening. Once in the city, you will be dropped off at Eka Hotel where day rooms will be pre booked for check out at 2100hrs. You will enjoy a buffet dinner before being collected from the hotel and transfer to Jomo Kenyatta airport to connect with their onward international flight with British Airways departing at 23:55.
09 Nov 21 London Heathrow to Scotland
Arrive in London Heathrow at 06:25. From here all client will get their Edinburgh internal flights home.
please note the flight times may very
For your peace of mind
All our flights and flight-inclusive holidays are ATOL protected.
Bookings without flights are separately protected by ABTA
Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs
The Masai Mara is without doubt one of the best locations for big cats.
You will also have the opportunity to photograph other wildlife.
Full board, no single supplement, no sharing, double rooms for couples, unlimited bottled mineral water for everyone, 6am early cocked breakfast before each safari, hot lunch or picnic box if out all day, hot evening meals,
Each 7 seater toyota land cruiser will only have 3 photographers so you will have a row of seats to yourself with opensideing windows for low down images and open top for standing photography. you will also receive full photography tuition when needed.
And of course my policy which is that all clients come first when taking photos, location, seating, camera settings, once you are happy then i can take some images,
All safari payments are made through a registered travel tour operators here in the UK, your payment is covered by there finacle protection, i would advise that soon as your flights are booked you should obtain your travel insurance, your flights should be covered by your own travel insurance (depending on type of insurance you buy).
Personal note I get asked a lot why are my trips cheaper than others that go and do the same tours ? well that's easy i don't take a wage from any of the Africa tours this way it gives me the opportunity to also take photos which i think is the right way, i use professional travel companies here in the UK and in Kenya which allows me to book the group trip under their Atol travel protection. I may receive a discount for myself from all companies involved so everyone's a winner