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Dates: 26 March 2016 – 2 April 2016

Location: Maasai Mara, Kenya

Languages spoken: English and French

Leader: Chris Schmid

Download the brochure here.

Join us in March 2016 on an Kenyan Photo Safari in the Maasai Mara with renowned photographer Chris Schmid and in collaboration with Naibor Camp. The Mara is famous for its big cats, and it’s an amazing place to photograph lions, cheetahs and leopards. March is a very good season for big cats. This tour is for photographers of all levels, begginers and experienced alike. We also welcome non-photographing companions too.

4-people Safari

We offer 4-people safaris. The cost for a 4-person safari is $4045 per person based on a single basis for 1 night in Nairobi & 6 nights in the Mara (no shared transfers nor hotel accommodation. All done on a single basis). If you are travelling in couple then the cost will be $7751 for two people.

Bookings are secured with a 20% deposit per person. Payments to be made in $US.

Availability

2016:
Mar 26 – Apr 02 – OPEN

Payment

Payments for all safaris are made through Nigel Archer Safari which means you have the financial protection of booking through a registered tour operator.

Your money is 100% safe and if one of our suppliers goes bust, your money is fully protected.

Booking

To book or reserve a place on this safari please email me at chris@schmidchris.com. I will also be happy to answer any questions you may have.

The Camp - Naibor Camp

Naibor Camp is a luxury eco friendly tented camp, a striking combination of contemporary style and comfort, in the heart of Kenya’s world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. The camp is hidden in a grove of riverine woodland on the banks of the Talek River and consists of sweeping pale canvas tents, king-sized beds made from local fig-wood, wide sofas furnished with bolster cushions, and wool rugs - a luxurious base from which to explore the Mara. Our camp is located inside the reserve close to many predators – lion, cheetah and leopard are often found close by.

You can view more about Naibor Camp here.

The Vehicles

For photography, we will provide enough free place for each photographer, providing flexibility for photography. Beanbags are provided in each vehicle.

Itinerary

Day 1: You are picked up from Nairobi Airport on arrival by our driver and taken to the Fairview in Nairobi where you’ll spend your first night in Kenya.

Day 2: In the morning we transfer to Wilson Airport (around 10 minutes away) to where we take a 45 minute flight to Naibor camp in the Masai Mara. We will arrive in time for lunch and embark on our first afternoon drive at 16:00. At about 18:00 we return to camp to relax in front of the camp fire and have dinner.

Day 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: Morning drives begin at 5:30 am and continue until midday or longer, depending on animal activity that day. We’ll have a short break for some 30 minutes for a light breakfast and refreshments in the bush. Back to camp for lunch, rest, or relax with a massage. Then at 16:00 we head out for the late afternoon drive returning at sunset around 18:00. At about 18:00 we return to camp to relax in front of the fire and have dinner.

Day 8: In the morning we’ve time for a three hour drive before we will be able to catch your return flight to Nairobi. Back in Nairobi you’ll spend some time in an African BBQ restaurant if you would like before the transfer to Nairobi Airport for your international flights home.

What is included in the photo safari
One night in Nairobi at Fairview Hotel on arrival
Full Board accommodation
All house beverages (including house wine, beer and local spirits, tea, coffee ,soft drinks and bottled water)
Guided game drives in a shared vehicle with one guide and one photographer (up to a maximum of 4 guest in a vehicle)
Bush Meals (where possible please book in advance) and sun-downers (No Bush Dinners in the Mara reserve)
Laundry
Airstrip pick-up and drop off to Ol Kiombo airstrip
Private meals in all rooms
Park and conservation fees ($99 per person per night)
1 night accommodation at the Fairview hotel Nairobi on the night before the safari
Transfers:
From JKIA-Fairview Hotel (maximum of 4 passengers)
Fairview Hotel-Wilson Airport (maximum of 4 passengers)
Wilson Airport-JKIA on departing day (maximum of 4 passengers)
Return flights from Wilson to Masai Mara

What is not included
Travel insurance
Items of a personal nature
Phone calls
Beverages such as premium brand spirits, cellar wines, champagne
Cigars and Cigarettes
Guided walks outside the reserve
Beauty therapy and massages
Cultural Visits

If you need to know more, don’t hesitate to email me at chris@schmidchris.com