A one week safari in Kenya designed especially for photographers, staying six nights in Kenya's finest wildlife area, the Mara ecosystem, and escorted by well-known wildlife photographer Paolo Torchio. The safari spends time in two exclusive wildlife conservancies in the Mara eco-system: Ol Kinyei Conservancy and Olare Orok Conservancy as well as in the Maasai Mara Reserve.
Accommodation is at Porini Mara Camp and Porini Lion Camp, which are small authentic safari bush camps with no more than 12 guest tents so that you will have just a few other like-minded people as company. Here you will escape from the crowds and experience the African wilderness without the presence of other tourist vehicles and with the personal attention of Paolo Torchio, your photographer escort.
Transport from Nairobi to the Mara is by scheduled flights to avoid a long journey over bumpy roads and to give more time to viewing the wildlife. From the camps, game drives are taken in shared open-sided 4x4 safari vehicles with experienced safari driver-guides.
Paolo Torchio was born in Turin, Italy, in 1961 and came to Kenya in 1990. A keen photographer since childhood, he was immediately captivated by the African wildlife and wilderness areas that he encountered, and quickly made the country his home.
Paolo's work has appeared in a host of other Kenyan wildlife and travel magazines, including Travel News, Kenya Birding, and About Kenya, as well as in some illustrious wildlife magazines elsewhere in the world. Paolo's photography has earned widespread acclaim. In 2006 he was declared Overall Winner of the East African Photographer of the Year Award.
His photographs and articles documenting aspects of the region's animal, bird and insect life have appeared regularly in Swara, the quarterly magazine of the East African Wild Life Society (EAWLS), where they are seen all over the world.
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Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.
If you wish to discuss your requirements with one of our expert safari consultants please call on:
KenyaTel: +254-774-136523 UKTel: 0870-471-7122 USATel: 1-877-710-3014
Arrive in Nairobi to be met and transferred to Fairview Hotel Nairobi for 1 night on B&B basis. On the fisrt day you will be met by Paolo Torchio for an initial briefing and welcome.
Transfer to Wilson Airport for the 50 minute flight to the Mara, landing at Naboisho Ol Seki airstrip from where you will be transferred to Porini Mara Camp (click for more pictures) for 2 nights. Game drives and walks will be taken in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy to photograph the wildlife for which the Mara is famous. Night game drives will also be taken.
A full day is spent traversing the Mara Reserve from Ol Kinyei to Olare Orok, with a picnic lunch en route and plenty of time for game viewing in the Mara Reserve. Overnight at Porini Lion Camp (click for more pictures) where you will stay the next 4 nights.
A further 3 days in the Mara with game drives in the Olare Orok Conservancy and in the Mara Reserve depending on where your guide considers the best wildlife viewing to be available.
Final early morning game drive and transfer to the Ol Kiombo airstrip in the Mara to fly back to Nairobi. Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi for your flight home.