08 DAYS PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP SAFARI NAIROBI - MAASAI MARA - LAKE NAKURU-LAKE NAIVASHA-AMBOSELI

Day 1: Orientation –Karachi
Session 1: Introductions to staff, accompanying guide/s from Karachi as well as guide/s in Africa. Introductions of group members. General description of the safari experience.

Session 2: Short films. Detailed day by day description of the entire excursion from departure to return, including schedules, travel, transport, living arrangements, meals, shopping, what to expect, animals to see, etiquette, etc. Question and Answer.

Day 2: Workshop Orientation –Karachi
Session 1: What to expect. Shooting subjects. Animals, birds, people, culture, landscapes, trees and vegetation, weather, etc. General shooting guidelines. How to shoot the Big 5. How to shoot birds.Shooting timelapses. Shooting at night. Question and answer.

Session 2: Shooting Guidelines. Light, framing, angles, distance, moving subjects, moving vehicle, stabilization, ideal settings for iso, speed, aperture, etc. Question and answer.

Session 3: Gear. Camera bodies, lenses, tripods, monopods and other support gear, special equipment. Question and answer.

Day 3: Nairobi – Masai Mara Game Reserve
Drive in from Nairobi in the morning through the dramatic Great Rift Valleywith a stopover at view point and Narok town for lunch to the Masai Mara National Reserve to start your 7 days camping safari. This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great Wildebeest's migration and is home of the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino. On arrival, you will enjoy evening game drive.

Dinner and Overnight at the campsite.
Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4: Discover Masai Mara Game Reserve
A full day is spent in Maasai Mara with a full day game drive. This game will be in search for great predators and perhaps even cubs. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive Cheetah and Leopard hiding amidst Acacia boughs.

Dinner and Overnight at the campsite.
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner}

Day 5: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Lake Nakuru National Park
You will enjoy a pre-breakfast game drive in the morning before depart to Lake Nakuru National park which is in the Great Rift Valley. Lunch en-route. On arrival, you will check in a budget hotel for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at a budget hotel
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner}

Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park – Lake Naivasha (Great Rift Valley)
After an early breakfast, we depart the hotel for an extensive game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park then leave for Lake Naivasha where wewill arrive in time for lunch at our accommodation. We take an optional boatride after lunch. Alternatively, a nature walk at Crescent Island is an excellent way to see wild animals while on foot. The Island is a private game sanctuary, which is home to Zebras, Wildebeests, Gazelles, Vervet Monkeys, Hares, Genet Cats, Waterbucks and Giraffes.

Overnight at the campsite.
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 7: Lake Naivasha – Amboseli National Park Depart in the morning after breakfast passing through the scenic Athi Plains and into the bush country of Amboseli National Park, home to the legendary Maasai tribesmen and famous for huge herds of Elephants. Lunch on arrival followed by evening game drive. In addition to Antelopes, Zebras, Wildebeests, Buffaloes and the rare and elusive Leopard, nearly every vista within the Park is framed by the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.

Dinner and Overnight at the campsite.
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 8: Explore Amboseli
Rising early for good views of Mount Kilimanjaro before clouds build up over the summit, we set off for another stimulating game drive in search of the herds of Jumbo Elephants, Wildebeest, Giraffes and Baboons. Optional visit to a Maasai village is planned after breakfast. Maasai warriors are famously known as the proud nomadic tribe whose legendary prowess in battle and single-handed acts of bravery in fights with the wild animals are known across the world. Midday finds us at our camp for lunch and afternoon rest, followed by another extensive game drive in the evening.

Overnight at the campsite.
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 9: Amboseli National Park – Nairobi
After breakfast in the morning we depart by road to Nairobi to end our trip.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

Price Includes:
• Professional English Speaking Safari Guide/Driver.
• Round trip transport from Nairobi to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Amboseli   National Park
• Semi Luxury Budget accommodations in Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru , Lake Naivasha and Amboseli National   Park.
• Guaranteed departures for six passengers booking this safari
• Bottled mineral water{1ltr per person per day}
• All applicable Game Park entrance fees
• All meals included while on safari
• Pre–tour itinerary document
• Extensive Game drives

Price Excludes
• Personal expenses such as traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include,   laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines   during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary
• Optional Hot Air Ballooning (cost per person is 450 US Dollars), Nature walks etc
• Gratuity for Porterage / waiters at hotels, camps and airports
• Gratuity for your professional driver guide
• Cost of obtaining passport and visas
• Accommodations in Nairobi
• A visit to a Maasai Village
• International Airfare