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We are excited to announce a once-in-a-lifetime photography holiday on safari in Kenya.

A country so vast, rich in culture and enjoying an abundance of wildlife. Kenya has so much to offer. Experience dramatic scenery and close encounters with the 'Big Five' in Nairobi's best game reserves. 

With a professional photographer by your side throughout the whole holiday, you will learn photographic techniques that will enable you to capture stunning images.

In order for us to offer the best experience possible, space is limited to six people enabling you to benefit from frequent 1-1 tuition and evaluation of your images.      

Specially designed and strengthened, modern 4x4 safari land cruisers will be used which have large pop-up roofs for extended wildlife viewing and photography. Safari vehicles have 7 seats, all of which are window seats, so you are guaranteed a great view.

Highlights

  • Direct flights
  • Maximum of 6 people
  • Dinner under the stars
  • Daily tuition with a professional photographer 
  • Shaba National Reserve
  • Ol Pejeta Game Sanctuary
  • Lake Nakuru
  • Masai Mara National Reserve
  • The ‘Big Five’ 
  • Window seat on all game drives 

What is included?

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners
  • Single room occupancy in all hotels 
  • Direct international flights with Kenya Airways in economy class (flight upgrades may be available at your own cost)
  • Entrance fees, park fees and game drives
  • Professional photographer with you throughout the whole trip 
  • Vehicle transport throughout in a photography designed safari land cruiser with a driver/guide
  • Window seat on all game drives

What isn't included?

  • Flight upgrades and airport transfers in the UK
  • Airport Parking 
  • Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry or tips & gratuities
  • The required Kenyan visa (Estimated at $50)
  • Anything not detailed on the itinerary

Itinerary

UK > Nairobi > Shaba > Ol Pejeta > Rift Valley > Masai Mara > Nairobi > UK


Day 1: Sunday

Depart the UK on the overnight Kenya Airways flight to Nairobi.


Day 2: Monday

This morning we will be met at Nairobi Airport on arrival and transferred to the Sarova Panafric Hotel for an overnight stay. We will relax and unwind and then after lunch we will go through your camera equipment and lenses; calibrating, cleaning and taking test shots ready for the week ahead. 

Day 3: Tuesday

After breakfast we will be met by our safari guide and will set out for Shaba National Reserve for your two-night stay at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, arriving just in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive in the reserve. In the evening we will assess your images and see where you can improve. We will also cover Lightroom and Cs6 processing techniques. 


Day 4: Wednesday

After a special al fresco breakfast served in the grounds of the lodge, we will set out on a morning game drive. We will return to the lodge for lunch before setting out again on an afternoon game drive in the Shaba Reserve. In the evening we shall again assess your images and go through some more advanced processing techniques. 

 

Day 5: Thursday

After breakfast we will set out from Shaba and drive southwards around the foothills of Mount Kenya to the famous Ol Pejeta Game Sanctuary located in the heart of the Laikipia plateau, an area second only to the Masai Mara for concentration and diversity of wildlife, for an overnight stay at Sweetwaters Tented Camp. We will enjoy lunch followed by an afternoon game drive in the Ol Pejeta Game Sanctuary. In the evening we shall go through daytime long exposure techniques ready for tomorrow’s visit to Thompson Falls. 

 

Day 6: Friday

After breakfast, the safari leaves Sweetwaters and continues to Lake Nakuru in the Rift Valley for an overnight stay at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge. On route, we will stop to admire the spectacular Thompson Falls. Lunch will be followed by an afternoon game drive. We will assess the day’s pictures and go through processing ideas with a more creative approach. 

 

Day 7: Saturday

After breakfast we will continue to the Masai Mara for a 2-night stay at the Sarova Mara Game Camp. We shall head out on a lunch and afternoon game drive. In the evening we shall assess your images for further improvement with more photographic technical skills will be introduced.. 

 

Day 8: Sunday

Enjoy a full day in the Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives. We shall generate a final arrangement of images ready for printing or display. 'Dinner under the Stars' served on one of the two evenings spent at Sarova Mara Game Camp.

 

Day 9: Monday

After breakfast we travel to Nairobi to a hotel for an overnight stay. This will give you time to relax and enjoy your last day. In the evening a fun awards ceremony will take place with trophies awarded.

 

Day 10: Tuesday

From Nairobi we will catch the morning Kenya Airways flight back to the UK.

Price

Single Room Occupancy: £3,750
Shared Room: price available on request
Deposit: £500
Full payment is required at least 6 weeks before travel.

Booking

To book your place please e-mail info@dslrlearning.co.uk 

The deadline for all bookings is 21/07/17.

On booking, you will need to provide your full name, address, date of birth, any dietary requirements and a non-refundable deposit of £500.

In order to for us to give the best possible experience, the trip is limited to just six participants.To avoid disappointment, we advise paying the deposit as soon as possible to secure your place. 

Please note that this price is based on flight prices as of 16/05/17 and therefore overall price may change if flight prices increase before your deposit is paid.