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Possible Kenya Itinerary for October...any thoughts, suggestions?

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Hello all! Though I am not new to the Fodors forums it has been quit some time since I have been on here.

My husband and I are planning a two week trip to Africa this fall to celebrate my 50th birthday and our 20th wedding anniversary. We are quite well traveled, but have never been on a safari before. We are semi-professional photographers (meaning we've sold copies of our work, and I run my own portrait photography busniess) and our goal other than celebrating those 2 milestones is to get some amazing shots from Africa.

I received an itinerary from Wildtrek Safaris that sounds very appealing. I told the person that we were debating between Kenya/Tanzania and Zambia, ( I have 2 friends who go to Zambia reguarly and rave about it). Zambia sounds great- but there are several small flights involved and with camera equipment that becomes problematic as to weight restrictions. We also don't want to be in overcrowded vehicles fighting over the best vantage point for photography. He suggested smaller parks and reserves in Kenya, and sent the following itinerary. Would you mind looking it over and making any suggestions?
(I don't have a detailed itineray yet- this is the overview.) This would be a private tour with just my husband and I, driver and guide.

12 October: Arrive in Nairobi. Transferred to Stanley Hotel for overnight.

13 October: To Laikipia: After breakfast, transfer with your WildTrek guide to El-Karama Ranch. Afternoon game viewing drive and/or walk. B/L/D

14 October: El-Karama Ranch: Morning & afternoon game drives and/or walks with WildTrek and El Karama guides. Ovenight at El Karama. B/L/D

15 October: El-Karama Ranch: Morning & afternoon game drives and/or walks. Ovenight at El Karama. B/L/D

16 October: To Samburu National Reserve: After breakfast, drive with your WildTrek guide to Samburu Lodge or Similar . Afternoon game viewing drive with your WildTrek guide. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Lodge. B/L/D

17 October: Samburu Game Reserve. Morning and afternoon game viewing drives with your WildTrek guide. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Lodge. B/L/D

18 October: To Meru National Park: After breakfast, drive to Elsa's Kopje, rated by Africa Magazine as the best camp in all of Africa. Afternoon game viewing drive with your WildTrek guide

19 October: Meru National Park. Morning and afternoon game viewing drives with your WildTrek guide. Dinner and overnight at Elsa's Kopje. B/L/D

20 October: To Ol Pejeta Conservancy: After breakfast depart with your WildTrek guide for Ol Pejeta Ranch and Sweetwaters Tented Camp. Afternoon game viewing drive with your WildTrek guide. Dinner and overnight at Sweetwaters. B/L/D

21 October: To Lake Nakuru National Park: After breakfast depart with your WildTrek guide for Flamingo Hill Camp. Afternoon game viewing drive with your WildTrek guide. Dinner and overnight at Flamingo Hill. B/L/D

22 October: To Maasai Mara National Reserve: After breakfast, depart with your WildTrek guide for Keekorok Lodge. Afternoon game viewing drive with your WildTrek guide. Dinner and overnight at Keekorok. B/L/D

23 October: Maasai Mara. Full day game viewing drive with WildTrek guide. Dinner and overnight at Keekorok Lodge. B/L/D

24 October: To Lake Naivasha: Breakfast and depart with your WildTrek guide for the Elsamere Conservation Centre. Afternoon boat ride and walk on Crescent Island.

25 October: To Amboseli National Park: Early breakfast and depart with your WildTrek guide for Ol Tukai Lodge. Afternoon game viewing drive. Dinner and overnight at Ol Tukai Lodge. B/L/D

26 October: Amboseli to JKIA: Ol Tukai Lodge. AM game drives. Afternoon transfer to JKIA for flights home. B/L

I would appreciate any advice!

Beth

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