Africa big cats and elephant savanna safari 7 days
Africa big cats and elephant savanna safari 7 days explores Kenya best parks, Amboseli National Park safari and Masai Mara reserve safari in Kenya. They are both the best wildlife safari destinations in Kenya. The light and dust in this national park set a perfect natural studio. The morning and evenings as the elephant’s zebras wildebeest migrate from the swamp stirring dust with their feet with the orange hue I n the air makes for magical shots. Africa’s highest mountain the Kilimanjaro, towers prominently over Amboseli National Park. The Mountain gives life to the Amboseli swamps. Rain water and melting mountain ice percolates through the porous volcanic rock and emerges I the lush green swamps that attract a lot of wildlife. There are big cats too, cheetahs and lions that keep the herbivore population in check. There are dry trees also that make for dramatic shots of whatever subject that happens to be passing by. We then have an overnight in Nairobi or you can opt for a flight to the Masai Mara. This is the home of the big cats. Big lion prides and a good cheetah population are sure to give you fantastic photo compositions. Africa big cats and elephant savanna safari 7 days is ideal for both amateur and professional photographers as it gives you time to stay with an animal with the input of our safari guide. The guides have an in-depth knowledge of animal behaviour which is vital in anticipating the animals moves. Masai Mara also has enchanting landscapes, the rolling dotted Savannah making you use both the zoom lenses and wide angles. Our safari guides are well versed with the various prides and terrain. The leopard population is good too and you will have an opportunity to frame this rosette clad beauties. During the famous wildebeest migration there is a lot of cat action and you might be lucky shooting hunts and river crossings as the herds migrate from one area of the Masai Mara to the other.
On day one we leave Nairobi early in the morning and head south to the home of Africa’s gentle giants, the African elephant. We arrive camp/lodge in time for lunch and later on head for our evening game drive. Driving distance is approximately 4-5 hrs
Its day two at the royal court of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Our itinerary is flexible and we have the option of doing half day game drives and later again in the afternoon after a lunch break. Amboseli National park is the best place to see big herds of elephant. The swamps attract this magnificent creature that find themselves living in this vast semi-arid ecosystem. The dusty plains also play host to cheetahs and lions amongst the big cats. On early morning game drives, you have a higher chance of seeing the rarer mammals like the honey badger, African wildcat, African civet amongst others. Thus, we always recommend our guests leave camp or lodge at the earliest legal times with packed breakfast to catch the morning serenity. The thought of the beautiful African sunrise in the open plains and breakfast in the wild with enchanting views should be motivation enough to make you jump out of bed early. . In Amboseli conservation area we also have the dry lake Amboseli that offers quit good elephant photography opportunities as well as other herbivores that you may come across in the vast dry lake bed. Amboseli also offer unmatched photography opportunities, the golden light spiced with the dust as the animals move into and out of the swamp in the morning and in the evening, which happens to be their daily migration routine. Dinner and overnight at the camp or lodge
Early morning game drives after breakfast or you can carry picnic breakfast with you so as to maximize the early morning safari experience. Later on, drive to Nairobi
Leave Nairobi early in the morning Reach the Mara in perfect time for lunch and later leave for the evening game drive in search of the big cats of Masai Mara, the lions, leopards cheetahs elephants’ rhinos and other species of elephants. The Masai Mara national reserve offer unrivaled opportunities for big cat sightings. Check back to the camp /lodge for dinner and overnight.
We have a very flexible itinerary and game drives are tailored to your interests with our experienced professional safari guide. Early morning game drive with picnic breakfast gets you higher probabilities of catching the sunrise, animals whilst they are still active. The morning serenity is just unexplainable, you just have to experience. Explore more of the spotted savannah with its diverse landscapes as to capture beautiful animals, with your lenses. The Mara river where river crossings happen in July August September is the main water body snaking its way through this paradise. Hippopotamus and the Nile crocodile call this home and it’s the best place I the reserve to catch a glimpse of them as they warm themselves in the river banks. Other rivers include the talek river and smaller tributaries like sekenani river. The sand river is another picturesque area at the Masai mara and it is right at the border with the endless plains, the Serengeti. All these as our safari guide explains more about nature as it unfolds right in front of you, getting you the best angles for that shot! After a fulfilling adventurous day, you retire back to your strategically located safari camp/lodge for sumptuous dinner and overnight
Full Day game drives at the Masai Mara National reserve
Breakfast then enjoy the big cats on your last morning in the great savanna. later head out and drive to Nairobi where we end the adventurous safari