Jeffrey Wu Escorted Photographic Safaris 2021

You can now book an African safari photographic holiday in Kenya escorted by world reknowned seasoned traveler and award-winning nature and wildlife photographer Jeffrey Wu.

This is a safari that has been designed especially for photographers or people who are passionate about taking photographs and would like to improve their technique. This safari offers a great opportunity to view and photograph Africa’s iconic animals – including Elephants, Lions, Cheetahs, Leopards, Buffalos, Rhinos and Giraffes – under expert guidance and tuition from Jeffrey. There are two set departures for this safari: starting in Amboseli on 15th July 2021 and 24th July 2021.

Accommodation on this safari is at Porini Camps in Amboseli (3 nights) and the Mara (2 nights), which are small, ecofriendly and authentic safari bush camps. Here you will escape from the crowds and experience the African wilderness with the personal attention of your Porini safari guides and Jeffrey Wu.

From the camps, you will be taken on day and night game drives in custom-built, open-sided 4×4 safari vehicles with a driver-guide and a spotter, allowing for maximum visual coverage. They are 3 tier and are spacious and comfortable, with access to an open window for each photographer.

Transport from Amboseli to the Mara is by scheduled flights to avoid a long journey over bumpy roads and to give more time to viewing the wildlife. The last 3 nights will be spent at the Tipilikwani Mara Camp, a uniquely situated luxury camp on the banks of the Talek River overlooking the mottled plains of the Maasai Mara and has an exclusive feel with just 20 luxurious riverfront safari tents. High quality game drives are taken in 4×4 vehicles in the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Spectacular Wilderness

The safari spends time in an exclusive wildlife conservancy in Amboseli eco-system: Selenkay Conservancy and also the Mara eco-system: Olare Motorogi Conservancy  and as well as in the Masai Mara Reserve.

The Mara Conservancies have the highest density of free-roaming lions in Africa, as well as leopards, cheetahs, elephants and much more. The pristine, natural environment attracts many species and provides the ideal location for viewing Africa’s iconic wildlife.

The conservancies are formed of pristine wilderness with open savannah plains, riverine forest, springs, streams and rivers, rolling hills and spectacular views. Conservancies allow for a maximum of 1 vehicle per 1,400 acres, which offers the opportunity to view and photograph the wildlife in peace and without masses of other vehicles.

Prices are Fully Inclusive of:

  • Small group for the safari, with each person guaranteed a “window” seat in the open-sided 4×4 safari vehicle under the guidance and tuition of Jeffrey Wu
  • Sundowners at scenic spots where you can try to capture those postcard perfect African sunsets whilst at the Porini Camps
  • Game drives in the Amboseli National Park, Selenkay Conservancy,  Olare Motorogi Conservancy and the Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Off-road driving advantages get you closer to the wildlife and away from crowds
  • The price includes scheduled domestic flights from / to Nairobi. Luggage allowance is 15 kg per person, additional allowance of up to 75 kg per person can be arranged (supplement applies).
  • Accommodation at as per the itinerary below.
  • Safari is fully inclusive of all meals, selected drinks at Porini Camps, day & night game drives in custom-built 4×4 safari vehicles with expert guides, bush picnics and sundowners, conservancy and Mara park fees and all taxes.

 

SAFARI ITINERARY

Day One:  Saturday July 24th 2021

Transfer to Wilson Airport for the 07:30hrs flight to Selenkay in the Amboseli Ecosystem. You will be met on arrival by your Driver & Guide from Porini Amboseli Camp. Following a picnic lunch in the park, return to camp later in the afternoon. In the evening you will go on a game drive in Selenkay Conservancy, stopping for a sundowner at a scenic viewpoint, followed by a night game drive. Return to camp for dinner and overnight.

Day Two: Sunday July 25th 2021

Awake to the noisy calls of the birds.  You will spend this day exploring the Selenkay conservancy. In the evening you will go on a game drive, stopping for a sundowner at a scenic viewpoint, followed by a night game drive. Return to camp for dinner and overnight.

Day Three: Monday July 26th 2021

After an early breakfast, enjoy a walk with Maasai Guides in the Conservancy. Take a rest after lunch and then go out on an afternoon game drive to explore the Selenkay Conservancy. All the big cats have been seen in the Conservancy as well as elephants and a wide range of species including large numbers of giraffes, zebra, and antelopes. There are also less common animals to be seen such as the long-necked gerenuk gazelle, lesser kudu and African wildcat. Return to Camp for dinner and overnight

Day Four: Tuesday July 27th 2021

After breakfast transfer to the airstrip for the flight departing at 09h05 to arrive Wilson Airport at 09h50. Depart Nairobi’s Wilson airport at 10am for the one hour flight to the Mara. You’ll be met at the Olare airstrip by Porini Lion staff and transferred to camp. Settle into your tent and enjoy lunch  prepared by the camp chef. Afternoon game drive in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, followed by a sundowner at a scenic spot. Return to camp with a night game drive en route using a spotlight with a red filter to see nocturnal animals. Dinner and overnight at Porini Lion Camp.

Day Five: Wednesday July 28th 2021

A full day to explore the Olare Motorogi Conservancy on the lookout for elephants, buffalo, giraffe, plains game and the big cats. Wake up at dawn and enjoy an early game drive in the conservancy, returning to camp for a late breakfast. In the afternoon enjoy another game drive in the  Conservancy with a night drive as you head back to camp driving in the dark with a filtered spotlight for the chance to see the nocturnal animals. Dinner and overnight at Porini Lion Camp.

Day Six: Thursday July 29th 2021

Early morning game drive in the conservancy returning for breakfast. Mid- morning transfer to Tipilikwani Mara Camp. The rest of the morning at leisure or partake in optional activities. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon game drive to get a closer look at the Mara and to look out for the ‘ Big 5 ‘. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day Seven: Friday July 30th 2021   AND   Day Eight:  Saturday July 31st 2021

Days spent exploring the Masai Mara reserve.  The Mara world-renowned for its exceptional populations of lions, leopards, cheetahs and elephant, and the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, Thomson’s gazelle and other antelope, to and from the Serengeti every year known as the Great Migration and with some luck it will be on show during your stay here.  Meals and Overnight at Tipilikwani Mara Camp.

Day Nine: Sunday August 1st 2021

Early morning game drive in the Mara reserve returning for breakfast. Mid- morning transfer to the airstrip for the 11:00hrs flight back to Nairobi Wilson airport (arriving 12:20hrs).

 

NOTE: We can arrange an overnight stay in Nairobi (at a supplement) at the start or end of your safari depending on your international flight times.

About Jeffrey Wu

Jeffrey Wu is an award-winning nature and wildlife photographer and seasoned traveler based in Toronto, Canada.  Jeffrey has been leading photographic groups in Kenya for many years and is a strong supporter of the Porini Conservancy Concept. He has a close connection to Porini Lion Camp in Olare Motorogi Conservancy where many of his best images have been captured with the team and guides there many of whom have become his close friends. US$200 from every guests on his photographic safaris goes to the Wildlife Habitat Trust to support the wildlife conservancies and supporting the local communities. The conservancies that Porini is involved with in the Mara and a founding member – Ol Kinyei, Olare Motorogi and Naboisho are strongholds of his favorite animal, the Cheetah. Jeffrey is also an author and photography educator.  In June 2016, his 4 images were invited to join United Nation 2016 “The Spirit of Eurasia ” exhibition in New York, and he was invited to give a lecture- “The subjective expression of photography”; this Is the first photographic lecture ever been held in UN New York headquarters.

You can read more about Jeffrey and sample his work by clicking here

Prices

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We have just one set departure on this fantastic photographic safari: Space is Limited.  

Prices are in US Dollars, per person for the 9 day package, based on sharing a twin or double tent. Single tent is also an option at a supplement.

Safari operates with a minimum of 2 people.

Prices

  • Per person sharing – $7,910
  • Single supplement – $875

The above rates are based on departures of maximum 08 pax and with minimum 02 pax to operate.


Additional/Optional Costs

Optional Costs
Nairobi transfers $40 Per vehicle one-way
Freight seat Wilson-Amboseli (return) $235 Per seat
Freight seat Wilson-Mara (return) $285 Per seat

 

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Any of our own Gamewatchers team of Safari Advisors based in the USA, Canada, the UK, India and Australia will be glad to be of service in arranging your safari, helping you plan your trip, confirming prices, answering your questions and booking your choice of safari camps and lodges for you.

Our Safari Advisors have helped many hundreds of our guests to plan their trips and will be delighted to assist you and to help you plan your ideal safari.

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UK & EU UK & EU   Tel: +44 (0)7986-978985 (Wayne Hammond)

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