African Breeze Tours: 5 day safari in Masai Mara, Naivasha and Nakuru
Written on: March 11, 2015
I visited in January 2015
When looking for a last minute January break, I came across African Breeze Tours online. As a professional photographer based in the UK, I thought a Kenyan safari would be an ideal opportunity to see a new country and some interesting wildlife... and I wasn't disappointed!
Cate at African breeze was very helpful right from the start, providing me with useful information about the various packages to suit my requirements, right through to joining in with the Hell's Gate mountain-bike safari so that I would have some company!
I opted for the 5 day, budget safari package, spending 3 days in the Masai Mara, 1 day in Naivasha and another day in Nakuru. I was travelling solo so joined a larger, mixed group for the first days - I'm not sure if it was luck but they were all very friendly and any initial apprehension was short-lived. I was very impressed by the knowledge and general helpful nature of the tour guides throughout the trip and they enabled the group to see some fantastic wildlife. I saw cheetahs, lions, elephants, giraffes, buffalo, hippos, rhinos, hyenas and all manner of incredible eagles and other birdlife. For more detailed info, check out the 3 photo blog posts that I wrote:
I knew this was going to be a budget safari so accommodation was basic but more than acceptable. The food provided was copious and provided enough variation. I wasn't looking for luxury, I was wanting adventure and African Breeze Tours certainly delivered! Thanks a lot!!
P.S. The highlight of the trip for me was the boat safari on Lake Naivasha - the fish eagles and kingfishers were incredible!!
Cate and her team made our Kenya-Tanzania tour memorable. Cate's team knew when and where to find animals. The most outstanding memory was watching a leopard scale up a huge tree with a gazelle carcass to evade losing her kill to closing-in hyenas. Cate was also able to find a luggage my mother in-law had lost at the airport and we are forever grateful! I would rec...