7 day safari

Prices from

£4750

Excluding international flights

Tour Highlights

Realistic chance to see the iconic Black Panther Giza

Visit the famous Laikipia Wilderness Lodge

Extended night drives to increase our chances

Private Wildlife Trails group at Laikipia river lodge

2 extra nights in camp for just £750 per person

 

Black Panther wildlife holiday in Kenya

A good friend of Wildlife Trails and superb photographer, Chris Brunskill, has literally just returned from Laikipia wilderness camp, and his amazing images of Giza have been published all around the world. There are many reasons why a beautiful cat like Giza becomes less shy and is seen more regularly by the safari vehicles and of course this can also change rapidly, due to terrotorial fights or other  factors. Ourselves and some of our clients have been lucky enough to see the Black Panther in Nagerhole, India; but now due to the increasing tiger population, sightings are much rarer. So with that in mine, we have booked the entire Laikipia river camp for the first week of September and are putting together a small group led by Allan Blanchard. We do expect this to sell out fast, so please only enquire if you are definitely free to travel for these dates.

When to Go:
  • Jan
  • Feb
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  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
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  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Best time to visit -

SEP

Safari Style -

Small Group Photographer

Day 1

Arrive into Nairobi and overnight at Eka Hotel

We have a superb local team in Nairobi who look after all our hotels, transfers and internal flight arrangements. We will be met at the airport and transferred the short distance to a charming mid-range airport hotel

Accommodation: Eka Hotel or similar on bed and breakfast basis

Kenya wildlife holiday. Photo of Eka Hotel

Day 2

Morning flight from Wilson to Nanyuki Airstrip

After breakfast we will be picked up from our hotel and driven approximately 40 minutes to the famous Wilson Airport. Extra luggage allowances will have been organised in advance (30kg per person) and we will take the short bush flight to Nanyuki. On arrival we will be met by staff from Laikipia wilderness camp and transferred approximately 3 hours to our private camp by the river.

We will enjoy our first late evening and night time safari today.

Accommodation: Private Laikipia river lodge just for Wildlife Trails clients.

Black Panther wildlife tour. View from the river

Days 3-6

Four full days of early morning, late afternoon and night time drives

Of course most leopards are nocturnal in their behaviour and so for us to increase our chances of success, we need to be active when they are and that is the reason we will have many extended later afternoon and night time drives in Gizas territory to increase our chances. Expect most photography to take place in very low light conditions, or under torch light, when you will be shooting at high ISO levels.

This area is also well known for African wild dogs and a thriving leopard population, so ourselves and our local guides will be on the look out for Apex Predator action in the surrounding area.

Black Panther wildlife tour. Photo of black panther walking in the grass

Day 7

Fly back to Nairobi or extend by 2 nights!

You can see under the pricing, that we have a very generous offer from Laikipia to extend our stay to 7 nights – which equates to 2 additional days of safaris in search of the Black Panther -but you only pay for 1 additional night at the camp.

Black Panther wildlife tour. Photo of our vehicle

Pricing Info & Dates

Costs £4750 based on two people sharing and not including flights. Valid for travel from April to September 2024

Includes:

  • An additional 15kg of luggage on the bush flights
  • All meals at Laikipia river lodge
  • Maximum of 4 clients per vehicle
  • All transfers and park fees

Excludes:

  • Costs of visa neccessary to travel to Kenya
  • Gratuities for lodge staff and local drivers/guides
  • The cost of international flights
  • Lunches and dinner in Nairobi

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