Kenya, Africa Photo Safari 


If you are like most photographers,  an African Photo Safari is on your bucket list. 

Get ready to mark that as done.  An African Safari is truly a life-altering event.

I have put together an amazing expedition you will not want to miss.   

Being a Mom is hard work.

 

Safari Dates:       11/05/21 - 11/14/21   

 

A Full itinerary can be found below
 

Cost: $6,600US

Participant Limit: 10

Book Now

To reserve your spot, click the link to open an email box.  Once your information is received, you will be contacted and your reservation will be completed by phone.

 

 

About the Tour Lead and Instructor

Dan Wampler is an internationally published photographer, who has been teaching photography since 1982.  His approach to teaching allows the photographer student the ability to improve their results while maintaining their own creative style.



 


So, how will this work?

 

You will be required to get yourself to the JFK airport in New York to board a group flight.  From there, all the important things are included.   We will travel non-stop from JFK to Nairobi, Kenya.  All transportation, lodging, Safari Game runs are included. 

 

What isn’t included?

 

Visa fee to Kenya (can be acquired online)

Your trip to JFK

Food the day you depart and return

Alcohol, or beverages

Tips

Souvenirs  

 

What to Bring?

 

Camera(s)

A good telephoto lens

A sandbag or brace for camera 

Memory cards

External hard drive(s) 

Rain Gear for you and your camera gear.

Comfortable Safari clothes

Comfortable shoes

A sense of adventure

 

What NOT to Bring?

 

Please note that for this Safari any and all Drones are not allowed. For the most part, they are illegal in Kenya.

Book Now

To reserve your spot, click the link to open an email box.

 

Will this be a big group?  

 

No, there are 5 people per vehicle, and we will have 2 vehicles at most.

Space is very limited, you will want to secure your spot as soon as possible.
 

*  HOW TO MAKE A DEPOSIT TO SECURE YOUR SPOT *

 

Payment, Registrations

 

 

Cost: $6,300US

Participant Limit: 10  

All participants must be at least 18 years of age, and attendees must be paid participants.

There are two options for paying for this Photo Safari:

  1. You can complete your booking by paying the fee in total, or
  2. Your payment can be made in (2) installments. First deposit of $3,000 us.   The second installment of $3,300us  

        

To reserve your spot, click the link to open an email box.  Once your information is received, you will be contacted and your reservation will be completed by phone.
 

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Either way, you choose to pay, the first $3000 is a non-refundable deposit necessary to reserve your spot.     Release forms will be emailed to participants prior to the workshop.  A signed release form is necessary to attend the Safari.   

 

 

Weather Related Issues

We cannot control the weather.  Travel insurance is always suggested.

The Safari guide makes decisions based on safety concerns.  

Insurance

The photographers/instructors are not responsible for non-refundable costs associated with canceled trips. It is recommended that you purchase travel insurance.

Terms & Conditions

You must agree to abide by all local laws, rules, restrictions, ordinances, and regulations for each location. Failure to do so could result in your removal from the Safari with no refund of fees.

Standard Release

You consent to allow any photograph or video that is taken of you and/or your property during the course of the workshop to be used for promotional purposes with no fee or compensations.

Release & Waiver

All participants must agree to all the terms and conditions stated above as well as sign a release and hold harmless waiver. This agreement is required and a condition to participating in this event. Your payment for this safari constitutes full agreement to the Policies stated above. Refusal to comply with and sign the policies and waiver form will automatically cancel your participation in this event.

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Detailed Itinerary

Friday, Nov 5

 

Depart Home

Depart from your international airport and begin your adventure to Africa.

 

1:45 pm - Eastern Daylight Time

Depart from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

  • Kenya Airways

  • KQ 3

  • 4

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Saturday, Nov 6

 

Meet And Greet

Following your flight, the Odyssey Safari staff will greet you at the airport and load your bags for transport to the Safari Park Hotel. 

Once you are settled in, you may select an optional activity or simply relax at the camp for the trip ahead. 

Some of the possible optional activities include Bomas of Kenya, the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, the Karen Blixen Museum, a tour of downtown Nairobi, the National Museum, or the Langata Giraffe Center.

 

Check-in at Safari Park Hotel

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10:30 am - East Africa Time

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)

  • Kenya Airways

  • KQ 3

  • 1A

 

Sunday, Nov 7

 

Day Three - Nairobi to Amboseli

After breakfast, our adventures in the bush begin in the spectacular Amboseli National Park. Romantically situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli is famous for its tremendous variety of big game. We will arrive just in time for lunch.

After lunch, we will conduct a game drive on your way to the lodge.

Amboseli is an excellent place to view a multitude of wildlife, including everything from lions, cheetah, wildebeest, and giraffes to baboons.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Check in at Amboseli Sopa Lodge

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Monday, Nov 8

 

Day Four - Exploring Amboseli National Park

The day starts with breakfast followed by a morning game drive in the park. Amboseli offers opportunities for viewing large herds of elephants and nearly every vista within the park is framed by majestic Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. 

Today you will have a chance to visit the Masai village to learn about their culture.

A visit to Observation Hill allows for an overall view of the whole park, especially the swamp which hosts many elephants, buffaloes, hippos, and a variety of waterfowls like the pelican, and Egyptian goose.

Take lunch and continue with your game drive in the afternoon.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Check in at Amboseli Sopa Lodge

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Tuesday, Nov 9

 

Day Five - Amboseli - Lake Naivasha

Today our adventures begin with a morning game drive to finish exploring the majestic wildlife within Amboseli National Park. Upon finishing your game drive, enjoy a delicious breakfast and prepare to depart for Lake Naivasha, arriving in time for an afternoon lunch.

There are a wide range of optional activities to choose from to finish out your day.

Maybe a boat ride on the lake? How about an informative nature walk at Crescent Island discovering the unique wildlife that roams within it? Or you may wish to lounge by the pool admiring the view of zebras, giraffes ad waterbuck just outside the fence.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Check-in at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort

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Wednesday, Nov 10

 

Day Six - Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha

Our adventures begin as we travel to the exotic Lake Nakuru National Park located in the Great Rift Valley. Once we arrive, set out on a captivating game drive where we will explore the diversity of wildlife that roams within.

Enjoy a wonderful picnic lunch at our favorite scenic point that overlooks the entirety of the lake, then continue your search for leopard and rhino. The game in this park is plentiful and the magnificent bird watching will make a devotee out of even the most reluctant.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Check-in at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort

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Thursday, Nov 11

 

Day Seven - Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara Game Reserve

This morning we will drive through the dramatic Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve. This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains, famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migration, and is also the home of the Big Five: lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, and rhino. 

Take your first glimpses of the vast savannah and wildlife on your way to the camp. Lunch at the camp and then depart on an afternoon game run. The Mara Game Reserve is one of the greatest wilderness areas of the world where large mammals are varied and easy to see. 

Evening game drive – 3.30 p.m. to 6.45 p.m.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Check-in at Ashnil Camp

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Friday, Nov 12

 

Day Eight - Discover The Masai Mara

The search for great predators and perhaps even cubs continues today during extensive game runs. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs.

Wake up to the sights and sounds of one of the world’s premier wildlife destinations. In the Masai Mara Reserve live 95 species of mammals and 570 species of birds; an impressive number, making this area a unique destination for game safaris, one of the best places in all of Africa.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Check-in at Ashnil Mara Camp

Ashnil Mara Camp is a large resort-style tented safari lodge in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve. The camp overlooks the confluence of the Mara and Olkeju Rivers, with forty luxury tents set amongst the riverine forest. This is a fairly new addition to the region, with a modern feel and more of a hotel atmosphere than that of a traditional and remote small safari camp. Having said that, it will appeal to those who appreciate an upbeat family-friendly lodge with all the modern facilities and the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the entire property is fenced. But out beyond the fence lurks magnificent wildlife; cheetah, leopard, large prides of lions; and of course the wildebeest of the great migration making their way across the landscape.

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Saturday, Nov 13

 

Masai Mara - Nairobi

Enjoy an early breakfast at the camp, checkout and conduct a game drive en-route with an optional opportunity to visit a village of the Maasai people to witness the singing and dancing that is part of their daily lives and sacred rituals.

A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience.  Souvenir shopping and a scenic stop at the edge of the Great Rift Valley before arriving in Nairobi between 3 and 4 PM.  Day rooms, dinner, and activities can be arranged depending on the timing of your flight (additional cost).  We will transfer you from Nairobi to the airport for your international flight. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch

 

11:35 pm - East Africa Time

Depart from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)

  • Kenya Airways

  • KQ 2

  • 1A

 

Sunday, Nov 14

 

Arrive Home

Today you arrive back at your home airport. Thank you for joining us for the trip of a lifetime in Africa. We know how precious experiences away from the everyday are, and we hope you made lasting memories on your safari.

 

 

 

 

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