This itinerary features a week in Kenya's most renowned park, the Maasai Mara. Spend your time in two locations, the classic Cottar's 1920s Camp and the new Cottar's Conservation Camp, a combination that ensures both luxury and adventure. In addition to prolific game viewing, this itinerary includes two very unique focuses: Photography and Conservation.

During your stay, spend a full day with award-winning photographer, Georgina Goodwin. After assessing your photography level, she will tailor the day to your interests and teach or sharpen your skills for capturing crystal clear wildlife images, stunning landscape shots, and help you capture lifelong memories to relive at home.

In addition to honing your photography skills, you will have the opportunity to spend a day with the Cottar's Wildlife Conservation Trust (CWCT), where you can see first-hand the work being done to aid in the preservation of wildlife and wilderness of the Maasai Mara.

Photography and Conservation Safari: 9 Days / 8 Nights

DAY 1:

Arrival Nairobi and transfer to Hemingways

DAYS 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6:

DAYS 7 & 8:

DAY 9:

Fly to Nairobi, depart

Highlights

  • This 9-day itinerary begins in Nairobi, Kenya with a night at the elegant Hemingways.
  • Fly to the Maasai Mara for 5 nights at Cottar's 1920s camp. Spend a full day beside resident Photographer Georgina Goodwin honing your photography skills. Other value adds include a complimentary 60-minute massage, advanced access to request a Gold-standard guide, and minimum stay requirement waived for the Conservation Camp.
  • Your stay at Cottar's will be packed with as many (or as few) activities as you'd like. Head out on twice daily game drives, bush walks, engage in the camp's Impact Activities, swim at the pool, go for a run with a Maasai Warrior, visit a local school, take a dip at the waterfall on the conservancy, take part in Maasai Warrior School (all ages), soak in Cottar's iconic bush bath, and enjoy Maasai singing and dancing by firelight.
  • For your final two nights, continue your safari at Cottar's Conservation Camp. Not only will you get the chance to meet with the Cottar's Wildlife Conservation Trust team, you can sleep soundly at night knowing your stay directly contributes to the important work they are doing. Visit Olderkesi's current projects, such as the school, beekeeping, and the raptor rehabilitation center. Meet with the monitoring team and rangers, and walk with them as they patrol, offering insight into the inner workings of conservation management.

Price

$8,613 - $11,010 per person sharing in 2022

Extraordinary Journeys Exclusives:

2021 rates for 2021 or 2022 travel, complimentary 60-minute massage per person, day with Cottar's Conservancy Manager, advanced access to request a Gold-standard guide, and minimum stay requirement waived for the Conservation Camp

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Hemingways Nairobi

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Cottar's 1920s Camp

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Cottar's Conservation Camp

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