Call Of The Masai Mara

Call Of The Masai Mara

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Call Of The Masai Mara

11 Days Starting and ending in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Kenya

Visiting: Ol Pejeta Bush Camp, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kamok Airstrip, Olseki Naibosho Airstrip, Encounter Mara Camp | Asilia Africa, Ilkeliani Camp

Tour operator:

Wildlife Dreams

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

3 - 6

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

18-95

Special diets catered:

Meat, Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Hot Air Ballooning

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Tour Overview

Whether you’re a seasoned photography buff with the very best lenses and gadgets, or a casual phone photographer, you’ll most likely wish to capture every memorable moment of your safari to look back on for years to come. Join Wildlife-Dreams for our most exciting photographic safaris ever..... Combination of camps in the Masai Mara using photographic vehicles to bring you closer to its amazing wildlife, including hot air balloon ride across the Mara. Our transfers between camps are using light aircraft to save time on road transfers. Wildlife Dreams has been awarded Safari Travel Agency of the Year and Best Photography Safari Company -UK An official public announcement will take place on the SME News website in January 2024, consisting of the publication of annual magazine and directory. #wildlifedreams #Safari #wildlifephotography #wildlifehides #wildlifephotographer #wildlife #SME

Highlights

  • Exploring the Masai Mara

  • Hot air balloon ride

  • Specialist photographic vehicle

  • Internal flights to camps to save time.

  • Photographic tuition if needed

  • 3 Camps in the Mara

Places You'll See

Hot Air Ballooning Over The Mara

Ol Pejeta Bush Camp.

Dinner At Encounter Mara

Dinner At Ilkeliani Camp.

Amazing Wildlife

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Four Points By Sheraton Nairobi Airport Hotel.
Location: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Four Points By Sheraton Nairobi Airport Hotel.
Meals Included: No Meals

Arrival: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Kenya

Staying at Four Points By Sheraton Nairobi Airport Hotel.

Transfer to Hotel for your overnight stay.

Day 2 : Ol Pejeta Bush Camp.
Location: Wilson Airport Departures, Ol Pejeta Bush Camp
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Ol Pejeta Bush Camp.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transfer to Wilson Airport .From here we fly to Kamok Airstrip then transfer to Ol Pejeta Bush Camp.

After a leisurely lunch, enjoy siesta time. Read a book or just relax and enjoy the views from your tent’s deck. Refuel with afternoon tea and then depart for an afternoon/evening game drive with sundowners. Arrive back at camp in time for drinks and dinner — the perfect chance to unwind after a long day in the bush.

Day 3 : Game Drives From Ol Pejeta Bush Camp
Location: Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Ol Pejeta Bush Camp.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning and afternoon game drives.

Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is a relaxed tented camp set along the narrow Ewaso Ngiro River. The main mess tent overlooks the Ol Pejeta plains on the other side of the river. Sip your morning coffee while watching weaver birds flutter around the fever trees outside and spend evenings with a glass of wine by the fireplace. The campfire is where guests can gather to share stories and get to know one another after the afternoon game drive. Tucked up in bed later at night, listen out for the conservancy’s lions roaring to each other.

Day 4 : Encounter Mara Camp.
Location: Kamok Airstrip, Olseki Naibosho Airstrip, Encounter Mara Camp | Asilia Africa
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Encounter Mara Camp.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The camp is designed to be as open as possible, so guests can take in the sights and sounds of the Mara during meals or afternoon siestas. From the outdoor viewing deck, watch lions visiting the nearby saltlick, and see gazelles and giraffes stroll right past the fence. Mornings are greeted by a chorus of birdsong. After dark, you might hear lions roaring or hyenas whooping.

Day 5 : Encounter Mara
Location: Encounter Mara Camp | Asilia Africa
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Encounter Mara Camp.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

As dawn breaks, glide over the Masai Mara National Reserve in a hot-air balloon and watch the landscape change colour beneath you. Hot-air balloon excursions are not to be missed, especially if you’re celebrating a special occasion. Balloon flights are at an additional cost and subject to weather conditions.

A night safari gives travellers the chance to see nocturnal animals in action. Our vehicles are equipped with special spotlights so you can have the thrill of watching predators such as lions, leopards and caracals as they stalk their prey.

Day 6 : Staying At Encounter Mara Camp Using Specialist Photographic Vehicle.
Location: Encounter Mara Camp | Asilia Africa
Accommodation Name: Encounter Mara Camp.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Specially equipped photographic vehicle that provides photographers with the optimal setup to grab that award-winning shot.

Your photographic vehicle’s 360° rotating seats and drop-down sides provide unobstructed views, allowing enthusiasts to capture eye-level images of wildlife as if you are right next to them.

Sandbags and foam camera rests are provided in the vehicle to ensure your comfort and steadiness while you set up the perfect shot.

Day 7 : Ilkeliani Camp.
Location: Encounter Mara Camp | Asilia Africa, Ilkeliani Camp
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Ilkeliani camp.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

At Ilkeliani you can fill your days with activities or enjoy the camp at leisure. The game-filled plains of the Maasai Mara offer all manner of activities, and guests can do as much or as little as they choose. Drive out of camp at dawn to watch the animals waking to the start of a new day and return to camp for breakfast, or spend a full day in the reserve, stopping for lunch at a picturesque viewpoint. Stroll along the riverbanks observing the prolific birdlife, and talk to the Maasai about their medicinal uses of the indigenous plants.

Day 8 : Ilkeliani Camp
Location: Ilkeliani Camp
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Ilkeliani camp.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ilkeliani’s experienced safari guides know the region intimately. Most of the guides come from the local communities, and have been part of the team for many years. Having done their training in the Maasai Mara, developing their knowledge of the terrain and studying the behaviour of the resident animals, they are best placed to find even those creatures that love to conceal themselves. The camp’s vehicles have been specially designed for game viewing, with open sides, plenty of pouches for photographic equipment, and sockets for recharging batteries on the go. Wish a suspension bridge from the camp over the river into the reserve, Ilkeliani offers immediate access to the Mara Reserve from dawn until dusk.

Day 9 : Ilkeliani Camp
Location: Ilkeliani Camp
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Ilkeliani camp.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The camp offers a fusion of French and Italian cuisine with a hint of Africa. Using fresh organic produce and locally grown vegetables, the cuisine is a modern Kenyan take on popular European dishes. Meals can be served at the venue of your choice around the camp, on your private veranda, or out in the bush for that special safari experience. Ilkeliani’s accommodating staff are on hand to give personal service, topped with a smile.

Day 10 : Last Game Drive
Location: Olseki Naibosho Airstrip, Wilson Airport Arrivals
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Four Points By Sheraton Nairobi Airport Hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast

We leave in good time, cos your never know what you might see or road block that you might encounter.

From Wilson Airport your be transferred to Four Points By Sheraton Nairobi Airport Hotel.

Day 11 : Transfer To Next Destination
Location: Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast before your transfer to
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Nairobi) and onward to your next destination.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    Safari camps and Hotel

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Yes

  • Fully Guided

    Yes with Wildlife Dreams Guide/Photographer

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Transport

    light aircraft, jeeps

What's Not Included

  • Additional Services

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

Mode of Transport

Light aircraft, 4WD and safari Jeeps

Accommodation

Staying at Four Points By Sheraton Nairobi Airport Hotel.
Staying at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp.
Staying at Encounter Mara Camp.
Staying at Ilkeliani Camp.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    All park fees and conservation fees are covered

  • Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    Yes but it can be limited due to location,

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes , We have to book your accommodation before tour.

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    No due to the location of activates

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    Excellent

  • Company Instant Book

    Yes

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low

  • What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    The tour is a fixed number but we keep our groups small to accommodate that problem.

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes ,all transfers are included

  • What currencies are required for this tour?

    Kenyan Shillings

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Only your internal flights are paid for.

  • What is the maximum group size?

    3 Photographers /guests per vehicle.

  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    Yes please obtain before you travel.

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Yes due to light aircraft but extra seating can be brought.

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    Please consult your local doctor.

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes from Wildlife Dreams

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes.

  • Any questions

    info@wildlife-dreams.com

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    I'm afraid due to the locations it would be difficult to join the tour, but we would always try to work things out

  • Specialist photographic Vehicles

    These can vary depending on which safari and country, such as in South Africa you are not allowed open sided vehicles. These will be tiered allowing for 6 photographers and ensuring everyone has a window seat (not that there are any windows!).

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Wildlife Dreams is very much involved with wildlife conservation. We only work with Ethical Travel credential companies.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Full itinerary details and what would you should bring on safari.

  • How long should I go on safari? How many days do I need?

    Three days is not enough time to really enjoy an African safari. It’s barely enough for a taste. Instead, we recommend planning at least seven days and six nights on safari. This will allow you to visit at least two different locations, which is important and truly immerse yourself in mother nature. The truth is that the more time you spend on safari, the more time you’ll have to see something

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Two years

  • What's the best Month to go on Safari ?

    The best month to go on safari depends on what you want to see, experience, and do. Every month offers something different for visitors. In general, most safari destinations can be visited year-round. However, the weather does change each season, particularly when it comes to rainfall and thus game viewing.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    All our safari camps/lodges and vehicles are cleaned every day for Covid-19

  • Malaria in Africa?

    Although malaria is prevalent in Africa the chance of you as a visitor contracting the disease is very small. It is essential to take prophylactics which must be administered by your doctor before departing on your safari. Covering up in the evenings and using repellent on the areas that can’t be covered, will assist in preventing mosquitoes biting.

  • Dates upon request ?

    Our tours are specially designed trips for photography enthusiasts who are particularly interested in wildlife and landscape photography. Whilst we endeavour for all our tours to depart on the given departure dates, they are not guaranteed until we have confirmation of availability from our accommodation and tour guide partners'.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    We would find a date for you to go on your amazing Safari, but we can't give a full refund due to our terms and conditions

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    All of our camps and lodges meet the full local health and safety regulations and why we use them for every safari.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    All our prices are single supplement rates

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Your travelling companions will have the same passion as you for photography and wildlife. You will come as strangers but leave as friends.

  • Camp sizes

    Most people don’t realize that most camps are very small. So they don’t impact on the environment. So bookings for camps for the world market can be intense. Wildlife Dreams have been working to secure these camps just for our tour groups, but our opportunity doesn’t last forever.

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    Our profits from all our tours go towards our conservation partners on our website.

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

John   Uk

Another excellent Photographic safari

24-Mar-2023

I have been using Wildlife Dreams for all my photographic safaris, Phil Gould and his team research all the camps before you go making sure you capture stunning images on your safari

Wildlife Photographer
LYN   UK

Kenya Experience

07-Jan-2024

Brilliantly organised experience. From start to finish our experience was well catered for. Definitely exceeded our expectations. Holiday not yet over and we’re already looking at coming again next year.

First Safari
Jagadees H   India

Wildlife Photography

02-Dec-2023

Wildlife Dreams are experienced wildlife photographers, who have done all the hard work for you by finding some amazing locations. "Bringing you closer to wildlife"

Wildlife Photographer

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