Small Group Safari

Kenya Photographic Safari with Steve Winter

Join renowned photographer Steve Winter on this exclusive safari set in one of the world’s most famous wildlife destinations: the Masai Mara. Search the bush for prides of lions, enjoy the pleasures of Rekero Camp and hone your photography skills under Steve’s expert tutelage.

Duration 9 Days
Price From $7,254
When Feb 2020
Destination Kenya

Safari Overview

The riches of Kenya’s Masai Mara ecosystem and the skills of former BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Steve Winter are a match made in heaven. Steve is one of the world’s foremost big cat experts, having travelled across the globe to capture spectacular images of wild felines. The lions, leopards and cheetahs of the Masai Mara are no strangers to the camera, but with one of the world’s most esteemed wildlife photographers by your side, you may well return from Kenya with a photographic legacy that sets you apart from the crowd. It’s not just predators that will wander in front of your lens either – keep your eyes peeled on the bush for sightings of elephants, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo and a host of other iconic African animals, including an array of antelope species. Steve will be on hand throughout your safari to help you translate the beauty of the Mara into photographs you’ll treasure forever.

 

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Explore the Masai Mara – home to a fantastic array of flora and fauna – on both morning and afternoon game drives, as well as bush walks.
  • Follow the expertise of Steve Winter who will help you to improve your photography while out in the field, before delivering post-safari lectures and feedback on your photos when back at camp.
  • Search for the famous Big Five here in the Masai Mara ecosystem, as well as other iconic African wildlife like the giraffe, hippo, cheetah and a number of bird species.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of rarer species, including aardvarks, aardwolves, servals, caracals and honey badgers.
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Steve Winter on safari

Steve led his first trip with NWS in 2018: an 8-day journey in search of the jaguar in the Brazilian Pantanal, the world’s largest wetland. Our clients were blessed with a great number of sightings, and had nothing but praise for their photographic guide. Here's what one guest had to say about his safari:

 

The trip was fantastic. Steve is such a great teacher and human being. His knowledge of jaguars seemed limitless, and his stories were just as amazing to listen to as his teaching.

Day by day

Day 1

FEB 7: ARRIVE NAIROBI

On arrival at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by our local representative and taken to Giraffe Manor. Also in the welcoming committee will be the hotel's resident Rothschild's giraffes, who roam the grounds surrounding this classic manor house. The giraffes are completely wild but enjoy being fed by our guests, making this an experience unlike any other in the world. After lunch you can visit the Giraffe Centre located within the Manor’s grounds or take a trip to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, where you can see orphaned elephants and rhinos. The Karen Blixen Museum offers a glimpse into the life of the author of the infamous book 'Out of Africa', and en-route you will have a chance to purchase gifts from local designers and artisans.

Day 2

FEB 8: NAIROBI – MASAI MARA

After an enchanting breakfast with the giraffes at Giraffe Manor, you will be transferred to Wilson Airport for a 1hr 20min flight to the West Gate Conservancy. Once you've touched down, a short transfer will take you to Sasaab Camp in time for lunch. Enjoy the sumptuous cuisine and then decide how you wish to spend the next two days: exploring the wild, fly camping outdoors, taking a ride on a camel through the wilderness or simply relaxing at the luxurious spa. The hilly terrain in Samburu land in the north of Kenya is different to other parts of the country. Here you’ll find the Samburu Special Five – Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, gerenuk and Beisa oryx. During your stay at Sasaab, guests are offered a glimpse into Samburu life, learning about their traditions and culture.

Overnight: Rekero Camp B, D

Days 3-8

FEB 9 - 14: MASAI MARA

From the Sasaab Airstrip, take a short 20-minute private charter flight to Solio Lodge, in the north of Kenya. The wildlife is easy to view here, with large numbers of lions, rhinos and other plains game, and the lodge offers plenty of exciting activities. You’ll find horse riding, trekking and trout fishing in Aberdare National Park and fantastic views of Mount Kenya from the lodge or a helicopter. Large numbers of black and white rhinoceros are found on the reserve who live alongside the big cats, other wildlife and indigenous exotic birds.

Overnight: Rekero Camp B, L, D

Day 9

FEB 15: MASAI MARA – NAIROBI

An authentic safari experience awaits at Sala's Camp, with friendliness, hospitality and fine dining. From Solio Lodge you will be transferred to Nanyuki Airport to catch a scheduled flight to the Masai Mara, with a game drive thrown in en-route. The Masai Mara is Africa’s most famous safari region. The drives are usually arranged early in the morning and late in the evening to capture the animals at their busiest. You can book a bush lunch and head further into the Mara to find the wildlife in the most remote corners of the park. Back at the camp, you can take local walks, play volleyball or simply relax and enjoy the view from the hammock outside your tent. You'll also end each day with evening game drives accompanied by sundowners.

Trip Details

TRIP INFORMATION

This is a small group photographic expedition with photographer Steve Winter departing on a single set date in February 2020.

Dates and Prices

2020 Departure

 Date   Price (Sharing)   Price (Single Occupancy) 
 Feb 7 - 15   From £5,970  From £6,995
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