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					               SAFARI 2011




    A 7 night African safari
    perfect for naturalists and photographers
    INTRODUCTION
    There is no better place for a safari than the Masai Mara in
    Kenya. With a huge diversity of species and action literally
    around every corner it is an inspiring place to be. Late January /
    early February is a wonderful time to be there, the grass is short,
    it is warm and most of the animals are giving birth. Our 7 night
    safari will be based at one of the best traditional safari camps in
    the Masai Mara, Rekero. This is a small camp with 7 tents,
    situated on the banks of the Talek River. It will be a very special
    experience to stay here, away from the hustle and bustle of
    traditional Mara camps.

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    ON SAFARI
    Our daily routine will be a very simple one. We will head out
    before dawn each day, usually on a mission to work with
    something at first light. Then we will see how the morning drive
    develops as we never know what we will see. The sun rises
    quickly at this time of the year so usually after 3 hours or so you
    will head back to camp. The rest of the day will be spent relaxing
    and chilling out before your afternoon drive, which will begin
    two hours before sunset. Once the sun is down we will head back
    to camp for a shower and then enjoy the wonderful experience of
    bush TV. This is local slang for the campfire......




    THE VEHICLES
    We will be using Toyota Landcruisers that are designed for safari.
    There will be 5 clients per week only and we will have two
    vehicles. Andy will be in one with two clients and the other
    vehicle will have the remaining three; you will be rotated through
    Andy’s vehicle several times during the trip. All of our drivers are
    experienced and know the area inside out.

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    THE SEASON
    January / February is the start of the new life cycle in the Masai
    Mara. The plains are green and starting to dry out, the grass is
    short and life seems quite relaxed. The plains are full of new born
    gazelles, wildebeest and zebra, plus surprises like hyenas. Of
    course the cats give birth at this time too and the number of
    young prey species gives them a bonanza. In short it is a
    wonderful time to be there!

    THE WEATHER
    This is one of the hottest times of the year and daytime
    temperatures can reach 30C and more. Evenings are pleasantly
    warm. This is one of the reasons why this is a popular time in the
    Mara. It certainly helps with the baggage as you will not be
    taking much!


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    PHOTOGRAPHY STUFF
    This tour is designed to appeal to the nature lover as well the
    photographer. To make the most of this trip you will need to have
    a lens that can reach 400mm and even more if you have it. This
    can be a 100-400mm zoom on a cropped camera or something a
    little bigger. Of course a shorter lens will be vital too! Baggage
    on the internal flight is limited to 15KG per person (total) but we
    have purchased an extra 10KG per person for this trip.


    ACCOMMODATION
    Rekero camp is somewhere very special in the Masai Mara. Set
    on the banks of the Talek River it is a remote camp all by itself,
    where the only sounds at night will be the bush. It is very
    exclusive and has only 7 tents, which can be figured as single,
    twins or doubles. All tents have an ensuite flush toilet and
    integral safari showers (a hi-tech bucket!). Since this is a
    traditional camp there is no power in the tents, all lighting is
    provided by kerosene lamps. Charging of batteries and other
    gizmos occurs in a special tent which has been set up for this
    purpose. The food is a mix of local and international cuisine and
    is generally regarded to be excellent. The camp also has excellent
    community and conservation programs. For further details click
    here to see their website.




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    WHY AN ANDY ROUSE TOUR?
    Many people run tours to the Mara so why should you come on this
    one? Well Andy Rouse is one of the most experienced photographic
    safari leaders and his work from the Masai Mara is second to none.
    His skill is predicting animal behaviour and you will learn a lot more
    than just photography when in his vehicle. Having his experience at
    the helm of the tour will ensure that you come back with a quality
    African experience and great pictures too. Your tour is also arranged
    through a respected and trusted ABTA and ATOL bonded tour
    operator, which in this day and age means a lot!

    The camp is also worth a mention here as it is special. It is set in a
    wonderful area where few other lodges are based, yet it is within
    easy reach of all the famous spots. The area around the camp itself is
    very famous for leopard and whilst not guaranteed we will be trying
    very hard to get you close to this elusive cat. The group size will be
    limited to 5 per week, in two vehicles, this ensuring that you will
    have a great experience.

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    ITINERARY
    There are two departures dates as follows:

    Mara 1 - January 26th (day 1) - February 3rd
    Mara 2 - February 2nd (day 1) - February 11th

    Day 01: Depart London Heathrow early evening on Kenya Airways
    flight to Nairobi.
    Day 02: Arrival in Nairobi, transfer to Wilson airport for charter
    flight to the Masai Mara. Met at airstrip by lodge vehicles and
    transfer to camp. Game drives. o/n Rekero Camp
    Day 03 - 07 - Rekero Camp
    Day 08 - Morning game drive, drive to airstrip for transfer to
    Nairobi . Day use of hotel before international flight home.
    Day 09: Arrive home

    TOUR OPERATOR
    This safari tour is being organised by ABTOT and ATOL (number
    9826) bonded WorldWide Safaris Ltd. in partnership with Andy
    Rouse. Andy and Worldwide Safaris have been running tours
    together for several years and have always given top quality service
    as well as a superb product. Please note that it is a requirement of this
    tour that all flights must be booked through WorldWide Safaris Ltd.

    WHO SHOULD COME ON THE TOUR?
    The tour is open to anyone who has a good sense of humour and has
    the right objectives for the trip. These are simply that you love
    animals, want to experience the best of Africa and want to
    specifically come on an Andy Rouse adventure. You do not have to
    be a photographer to come on these trips. The people that we do not
    want on this trip are those obsessives that are only interested in
    wildlife as trophies, please choose another trip!
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    Prices
    The cost is £5050 for the week per person, based on a sharing
    basis. This includes domestic transfer flights (with extra baggage
    allowance), accommodation for 7 nights on a full board basis,
    house drinks and day hotel in Nairobi. Prices exclude your
    international flights (approximately £650), tips (guide, driver and
    porter) and items of a personal nature. For the remote experience,
    standard and ethics of the camp it is a great deal.

    We require a deposit of £1500 on acceptance of your place. The
    balance will be required 4 weeks before departure. Once booked
    please note that this deposit is totally non-refundable under any
    circumstances. So no matter what the eventuality we cannot refund
    this deposit and advise you to take out adequate insurance to cover
    it should something unforeseen happen. Please see the terms and
    conditions at the end of this brochure.

    Single supplement is £500 for the camp.


    Interested?
    If you are interested then please click here to email us. If you have
    not travelled with us before then when you send an email please let
    us know a little about yourself. We apologise if, due to the number
    of responses, we cannot reply to you all individually.




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    Terms and Conditions
     1. Once your registration has been confirmed the deposit is totally non-
        refundable under any circumstances. Similarly once you have paid
        your final balance the total amount is non-refundable. By paying
        your deposit you agree to these conditions.
     2. In any dispute the decision of Andy Rouse Wildlife Photography Ltd
        and WorldWide Safaris Ltd will be final and no discussion will be
        entered into.
     3. Prices are quoted on current rates from our ground agents and we
        reserve the right to apply a surcharge should an unexpected local
        rate increase occur. We will of course try to avoid this at all costs.
        By committing to the trip and paying the deposit you agree to this
        surcharge if it is necessary, if you decide not to pay it and pull out
        then you will not be entitled to any refund.
     4. All materials and photographs within this brochure are the copyright
        of Andy Rouse Wildlife Photography Ltd and this may not be
        printed or distributed in anyway without prior written consent from
        Andy Rouse or his representatives.
     5. Payments by credit card are subjected to a 2% additional fee which
        will be advised by WorldWide Safaris Ltd at booking time.
     6. In order to cover yourself for an unfortunate change of personal
        circumstance or an unforeseen medical condition we strongly
        suggest that you take out sufficient travel insurance to cover this
        eventuality. In the event that you have to cancel we will provide you
        with the necessary documentation necessary to claim this back from
        your policy.
     7. All flights for this trip must be booked through WorldWide Safaris
        Ltd and this is a requirement of this booking.
     8. You will be sent a full set of terms and conditions during the
        booking process.

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