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Drawing Safaris

Included Activities:

- Game drives which allow close-up sketching of wildlife from open vehicles.  Animals that you might see include lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, antelope, hippo and rhino.
- Landscape studies at various locations such as marsh areas, plains, mountains and riverine forests
- Sketching and studies of the local Maasai and Samburu peoples in their traditional costumes
- Discussions on art, wildlife and local culture
- Bush lunches, picnics, sundowners and bush dinners

The above activities are flexible and can be varied to accommodate the special interests of your group.

Each participant receives a hand-made box containing the essential tools for an artist on safari: charcoal and pencils, pastel chalks, kneaded rubber eraser and fixative. One small sketchbook for quick sketches and a larger pad for longer studies are also included as a part of your gear.  Easels are available for work in larger formats, but you must bring your own canvas/watercolor paper, oils/acrylics/watercolors and brushes.

You will stay at Saruni, a deluxe, intimate lodge set in a private conservation area just north of the Masai Mara National Reserve.  Your accommodations will be in one of six spacious, elegant cottages with large, en-suite bath. You will dine on freshly prepared, delicious meals made from local ingredients.  A ‘Maasai Well Being Space’ spa is available for those of you who would like a bit of pampering and one 30 minute massage is included with your safari package.  

This specialized safari is available year round but requires a minimum of 4 participants during high season (July 1 – September 30 and December 9-January 1) and 2 participants the rest of the year.  This safari will be limited to six participants at any time of year.

A minimum 4 night stay is required but this can be extended to whatever length you prefer.  Non-artist guests are most welcome and can enjoy all the activities of a regular safari at Saruni.

There are no set dates for this specialized safari.  As always, we will customize your journey incorporating this drawing safari to suit your needs.

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