- 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
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
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