The Crossing Safari

Masai Mara, Kenia.
July – September, 2022
Travel: Nairobi, Samburu, Aberdare, Nakuru,
Masai Mara, Amboseli.

The Crossing Safari is one of the most impressive wildlife events thanks to the GREAT MIGRATION. In such mobilization millions of wildebeest, zebras, gazelles move from Kenya to Tanzania searching for water and better pastures.

This annual event is followed and admired around the world. We could say that it is almost an obligation of any nature lover to live the experience of migration and its surrounding activities.

Predators are celebrating. The hunting opportunity of this plains predators are at its highest point. Multiple opportunities arise to offer learning and food to their young.

These packages have been designed to get to know and marvel at this natural world. If you want a private or a tailor made tour send us an email to info@cyriljoseph.net.

With our program you will get to deeply know the emblematic areas of Africa and we will take you by the hand to capture these incredible pictures.

Nakuru, Masaai Mara and even Amboseli are part of our Kenyan wildlife tour. The Masaai Mara, widely known for its broad spectrum of fauna of all kinds, will allow us to enjoy great natural landscapes.

Our tour will also allow us to observe the large variety of typical environments of the African continent. Each park within the route has its own peculiarities and offers very different surrounding.

Our tour by the major plains guarantees us to enjoy the fauna in its most complete and natural environment. Different species of birds, predators, herds of wildebeest, wild boar, elephant, lions among many others.

Our staff have vast experience offering services and attention to photographers, groups and solo or private circuits. Our guides and circuit leaders work full time in the wildlife, they know perfectly the terrain and routes areas. We seek to offer you a unique, welcoming and personal experience.

Our experience in Photographic Safaris has led us to keep small groups so we can offer to each one a better service and guidance throughout the entire circuit. We organize groups with no more than 12 people. Four (4) people per vehicle, which allows them to move safely and carry photography equipment without major inconvenience.

All our programs allow on each destination to fully get to know the wildlife. The dates indicated are chosen with care so that your visit is beneficial.

Our programs begin with the pick up at the airport. Depending on the time and day of arrival we can immediately start our adventure. Or sometimes we stay the first night at the Center and leave the next day.

We usually start very early. You will be awakened with coffee and cookies in your room or we will have an excellent continental breakfast. After breakfast we will start the day looking to capture those moments that only occur in Africa.

At noon and to take advantage of our stay we will have lunch in the park. This will allow us to regain strength, interact and quickly continue visiting the surroundings.

In the afternoon we will start our return to our lodging for an excellent dinner and well deserved rest. At this time, we can meet in the central store or main hall to organize the next day and work on the protection of the photographs taken throughout the day. We can also advise and guide you on photo development techniques with Capture ONE and Photoshop.

The vehicles we use are optimized for wildlife viewing through both large windows and free of visual interference. The vehicles have 6 seats, but for the specific photography tours we only use 4 seats so that the mobility and transport of the equipment are smooth. As photographers we know the care and dimensions of lenses, support material, number of cameras needed, among others. That is why at the time of your reservation we are occupying each vehicle to its maximum capacity for photographic safaris. If a vehicle does not fill the minimum of 2 people, you can choose another date or pay a supplement. It is up to your preference.

Our accommodation sites vary from park to park. We will even stay in some parks within the reserve to make the most of our visit. Our stay may vary from camping, hotels, lodge. Depending on the season we will use one or the other. What we can guarantee is the highest quality in your accommodation. Making an unforgettable experience on your visit to Africa. It is important to note that we have more than 10 years of experience organizing this type of adventures.

We are committed to nature and its preservation. That is why we take responsibility for our management and transfers carefully. Wildlife is priority when reaching the nature reserves, therefore the park rangers and all the staff look out for to ensure subsistence so we can continue to enjoy nature.

Committed to ensuring that you return home with the best possible pictures, throughout the tour, we organize basic classes for the use of cameras on wildlife photographs. Focus, composition and landscape forms of African nature. If we have time at the end of the day, we also organize image review sessions. Our guides will be willingness to place the vehicles in positions that allow us to take photos of the different places, landscapes and wildlife.

To offer a service quality and personalized attention, we organize groups with a maximum of 12 people. Four (4) occupants per vehicle. This allows us to move the equipment that each one can carry without storage problems and even when the vehicle is on motion. If you travel by yourself will be accommodated in the tent with a companion and you will be part of the group in the vehicle. For reservations please send email to info@cyriljoseph.net

2022
Dates & Costs.
Circuit 8 days

Start Date
Closing Date
Status

July 25

July 31

Open.

August 01

August 07

Open.

August 08

August 14

Open

August 15

August 21

Complete.

August 22

August 28

Complete.

The All-inclusive Great Migration Circuit cost $3,350.00 USD per person. Reservations are guaranteed with a $500.00 USD deposit. For availability inquiries and or personalized or private circuits, you can write to info@cyriljoseph.net Any supplement or additional service not indicated in this package will have an additional cost.

Covid 19: We have incorporated a guarantee for 2021. If your country of origin declares travel restrictions, you can choose other dates for the adventure or request a full refund.

  • One (1) night stay at Hotel Serena.
  • Round trip flight to Serengeti. (If apply).
  • Airport transfers and luggage ground transportation.
  • Six (6) nights of accommodation with all meals.
  • All parks fees.
  • Exclusive vehicles and qualified driver guides.
  • Flying Doctor Emergency Medical Service.
  • Unlimited water in the vehicle
  • Spanish speaking Tour Guide.
  • Basic course of Capture One and Photoshop for Photographers.
  • Hot-air balloon ride and champagne breakfast (USD650.00).
  • Visit to Maasai Village (USD35.00)
  • International flights.
  • Kenya Visa (USD50.00).
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Staff and tour guides tips and gratuities.

ITINERARY
Day 1: Upon arrival our driver will pick you up from Nairobi airport and take you to our hotel. At the hotel we will meet and coordinate our departure for the next day.

Day 2: We get up at 06:00 to get ready, have breakfast and go on our adventure. Arriving at our destination we receive a welcome talk and introduction to the camp. Depending on the arrival time, we can have lunch or leave immediately for our first contact with nature. Around 6:30 we return to the camp to relax in front of the boma (bonfire) or natural television as the residents say; before dinner around 7:30- 8:00.

Day 3: Our first full day in the first park. Before sunrise we wake up with tea, coffee and cookies or we have breakfast to leave at approximately at 06:30 am to take advantage of the best daylight. During the tour we will find a place to have lunch and enjoy the views that this amazing continent offers. Then in the afternoon we begin our return to the lodging site. Usually it is forbidden to circulate in the parks after 6:30p.m. Depending on our arrival time we organize a workshop for the camera’s essential basic settings, composition, Capture One and Photoshop for photographers. You must bring the equipment with some of the indicated software.

Day 4, 5, 6 y 7: Same as day 3.

Day 8: We will have an early breakfast and with our bags ready we leave for a two-hour tour of the park, on the way to Nairobi. We will arrive at the hotel in the afternoon to rest and spend the night. The next morning, we will take the transfer to the airport for your international flight back home.

Note: If you have a return flight to Nairobi included in your package, it leaves at 11:00am and takes approximately 45 minutes. We recommend to schedule your international back home flight for late evening hours.