Name: The Great Migration: Photographic Safaris
Activities: Child-friendly, Interpretation, Migration, Natural Heritage, Photography, Professional Safari Guide, Tented Camp, Wildlife
Location(s): Kenya & Tanzania
Duration: 12 Days

Wildebeest jumping the Mara River

Mara Intrepids Camp, Mara


Lion Male, Serengeti


Guide:



Origins Classic Seasonal Tented Camp, Serengeti

Wildebeest & newborn calf, Serengeti


Guide:
Renatus Mushi, Tanzania


COSTS:
Our prices for a minimum of 2 guests, start at approximately US$ 800 per person per day

 

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THE GREAT MIGRATION:

Crossings & Crocodiles,

Maasai Mara, Kenya

Seasons: July to October


Day 1: Nairobi
An Origins driver will meet you at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transfer you to a Nairobi hotel.
1 overnight Nairobi Serena Hotel

Days 2 - 6: Lower Maasai Mara

You meet your Professional Safari Guide for a briefing and drive for 4-5 hours to reach the Maasai Mara National Reserve, descending the Rift escarpment just north of Nairobi and crossing the flat valley floor before we ascend to the Mara plateau.

Your base is the Serena Lodge in the heart of the lower Mara.   

We spend the next four days following the herds, capturing the drama as it unfolds throughout the day. Early starts and evening drives back after full days roving the plains with provisions on board to ensure uninterrupted access to the greatest wildlife spectacle of them all.

5 overnights Mara Serena Lodge

Days 7 - 11: Upper Maasai Mara
As early as possible you breakfast and check out and drive across the plains with a picnic lunch, photographing and filming en route towards our next base: a tented camp in the upper Mara, overlooking the Talek River.  

Your wilderness rhythm is uninterrupted, the different habitats and species are unveiled as you spend your days driving, watching and capturing on film the dramas as they unfold.  The key is flexibility: your guide will know where to look, at which time of day for specific behavioural patterns and wildlife rituals. .

You arrive at the Mara Intrepids Camp at the end of the afternoon for welcome cold drinks and hot showers and time to relax around the campfire or maybe a quick dip in the pool before sundowners at the bar.

5 overnights Mara Intrepids Camp

Day 12: Depart

After breakfast you drive across the savannah on a last excursion, stopping for a picnic lunch at mid-day. You reach Nairobi mid-afternoon with time to freshen up and prepare for the international flight home.

Day Room Nairobi Serena Hotel

 

 

THE GREAT MIGRATION:

Calving & Carnivores,

Serengeti, Tanzania

Seasons: January to March


Day 1: Arusha

On arrival in Arusha at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be greeted by an Origins driver and transferred to your hotel.

1 overnight The Arusha Hotel

Day 2-11: Serengeti National Park

You leave very early for the 5-6 hour drive to the Serengeti plains. Here your mobile safari camp is set up to give the best access and maximum coverage of the herds as they graze and browse the plains, stalked by their predators.   Your base is a mobile tented camp, flexible, comfortable and entirely dedicated to this safari.

10 overnights Origins Classic Seasonal Tented Camp.

Day 12: *Depart

You spend the morning on your final photographic shoot, before heading back to Arusha. On arrival in Arusha a day room is booked for you to rest, re-pack and freshen up prior to your international flight departure.

Day Room The Arusha Hotel

* OPTIONAL NGORONGORO CRATER EXTENSION

Day 12: Drive to Ngorongoro

You leave camp early in the morning and drive across the Serengeti plains with a packed lunch before arriving in the Ngorongoro highlands.   You spend the next two days exploring the Ngorongoro Crater, a natural wildlife haven created by the sheer walls of this extinct volcano, home to greatest mass of large mammals in Africa.

3 overnights Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

 

Day 14: Depart

Back to Arusha. On arrival in Arusha a day room awaits you prior to the international flight departure.

Day Room The Arusha Hotel


     
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