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Kenya Photographic Safari with Paul Goldstein

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 Trip Length
7 Days
 Trip Starts
Nairobi
 Trip Finishes
Nairobi
7 Day Kenya Photographic Safari with Paul Goldstein Itinerary (Exodus)
Countries Explored: Kenya
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Accommodation
4 Star
Max. Group Size
12
Pace
Leisurely
Trip Style
Wildlife
Trip Code
WYX

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Exodus 7 Day Kenya Photographic Safari with Paul Goldstein. For many who have not travelled to Africa, their impressions are often of acacia dotted plains, hundreds of different bird species and herds of migrating wildebeest and zebra pursued relentlessly by their predators. This safari embodies all of those fantastic images and does it in superb style, a classic safari in a classic destination.

When you only have a relatively short time in Kenya it is essential to maximize it in the conservancies and not waste time travelling all over the...read more country. Exodus' awarding winning resident photographer Paul Goldstein has his own brand of safari. His mantra is simple, do the time at the coal face and the rewards will follow, so be prepared for early starts, long days and plenty of advice and enthusiasm. Any wilderness fan or photographer will be particularly attracted by this safari.

Paul Goldstein - Paul, as many of you know, is a pretty decent photographer and a good teacher. If you are over-sensitive, shrewish or have an egg-shell personality you are probably best to avoid this safari. He has guided and photographed all over the world, has won a decent armoury of awards and although fairly old fashioned is finally getting over his digital hang-ups (with counselling and medication). However his most important attribute is his palpable love of the wilderness, Spitsbergen, Antarctica and India are his great loves but his abiding passion is for the Mara.

He is not going to get bogged down in intricate details, nor is he going to spend hours round the fire talking about photoshop, masking or cloning (or other cheating terms) - however, he is massively keen for you to get the best pictures possible. So are his guides and this is priceless; even if you feel exhausted after yet another long day, he will be champing at the bit at five the next morning to get you into that perfect position to compose another shot for your wall.

He always says 'if I can get you half a dozen blinding images for your house I will have done my job' - but believe it, that is only half the story. African bush tales, a seemingly limitless supply of jokes and an almost religious territorial nature over the Mara make him quite a travelling companion. You have been well and truly warned.

Itinerary

A shuttle bus will transfer us to Wilson Airport on the Western side of the city. Land only passengers will join us here. This is normally during rush hour so expect some traffic. Wilson is a nice airport and there should be time for some refreshments before boarding the 45 minute flight to the Mara. Here we will be picked up by custom built four- wheel drives and transferred to the camp. After being shown to our spacious walk-in, luxurious tents, we take an afternoon game drive with sundowners. This is the first of many game drives in this prolific area. We recommend our land only clients to book an extra night accommodation in Nairobi the night before the tour starts. Stay: Kicheche Tented CampLuxury Tented Camp.

Game drives start right from the camp, as it is not uncommon to have wildlife wandering through at some stages of the day. Drives are very much a moveable feast. Some days, the drives will be long, (13 hours or so although not driving all the time) whilst others are much shorter, depending on the movement of the game and tips from the bush telegraph. Paul and his team will try to make good calls when it comes to viewing but they cannot always get it right. They will however be trying their hardest to ensure that photographic opportunities are frequent, but will not be dashing around ticking off species like other mainstream safari companies.

Early, very early, starts are the order of the day, though we normally find some shade for lunch in a beautiful spot and to relax a bit. Unless, that is, we come across a migration crossing or hunting cheetah! These drives are not endurance tests but a full day out on the plains can be quite tiring. They also will involve patience, as a hungry cheetah will often wait many hours before making her move. Meal times are a delight under the stars in the evening or in the mess tent in bad weather.

During time off you can relax in your tents however, it is the game and scenery that make this area so incredible: huge prides of predators feasting on an abundance of plains game. The camp often has a pride of lion's close-by and their call accompanied by the cackle of the hyena is an occasional nigh time companion. The property is very relaxing for those hours in the middle of the day (when you are there) and the haute cuisine and hot showers are a big bonus, but these luxurious trappings sometimes belie the fact that the camp is right in the heart of the most prolific savannah on earth and this should be respected. Stay: Kicheche Tented CampLuxury Tented Camp.

Final game drive followed by brunch then late afternoon flight back to Nairobi. There will be time for some shopping and to stop for dinner at nice restaurant close to Nairobi Airport before heading to the airport.

Trip Inclusions

  • Special Photographic Safari guided by Paul Goldstein
  • Comfortable safari at intimate tented camp with walk in tents and en suite facilities
  • Prolific wildlife of the Masai Mara including lion, elephant, hippo, and giraffe
  • Game drives geared towards ensuring good quality and frequent photographic opportunities

  • 6 nights tented camp
  • Travel is by internal flights; open-topped and open-sided 4-wheel-drive vehicles in the Mara
  • Photographic coaching from Paul Goldstein
  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners
  • All accommodation
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
About Exodus Travels
About Exodus Travels

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