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African Wildlife Safaris


(949) 683-0275



Come Explore Africa!

  • African Wildlife Safaris in Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and South Africa.

  • See The Big Five and the endangered Black Rhino and White Rhino. See not only large African mammals but hundreds of bird species as well. Spend ample and quality time viewing wildlife. Great opportunity for Photographers!

  • Group Tours and customized Itineraries for Independent Travelers.

  • Each Wildlife Safari is planned for the best of time of year in which to maximize your game viewing experience.

  • All safari itineraries include deluxe lodge and  tented  camp  accommodations...  a true "Luxury in the Bush" safari experience.

  • Enjoy a special "Hemingway Tented Camp Safari"... exactly like the safaris from the days of Karen Blixen, Denys Finch Hatten, and Ernest Hemingway. White linen tablecloths, candle-light, and Mozart!



Wonders of Kenya

December 5–13, 2018

Escorted by Denise Bonnell

Visiting:  Nairobi, Aberdare Mountains, Sweetwaters Game Reserve, Lake Elementeita, Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara Game Reserve

Properly planned, an African safari is far more than a mere vacation – it is a profound and enriching experience!  To encounter vast numbers of wild animals of every size and description, free in a natural habitat virtually unaltered from its primeval state, is a thrilling sensation that excites the senses.

Perhaps even more astounding than the sights and sounds of wild Africa, however, is the spirit of adventure and self-discovery that seems to nourish one’s raison d’ etre.  Herein lies the mystique of Africa and the essence of being on safari, an experience that has inspired countless books and films and prompted so many travelers to return again and again.

These words inspired me to go on my very first safari 25 years ago.  The first place we visited, on my first safari to Kenya, was a lodge in the Aberdare Mountains.  It was quite amazing to watch a leopard drink from the water hole below us in the middle of the night.  This is why I decided to make the Aberdares our first stop on this safari.  We will be staying at the very beautiful and historical Serena Mountain Lodge.  It is 2,134 meters above sea level (7,000 ft.) in dense rainforest draping the slopes of Mt. Kenya.  From there we will drive to Sweetwaters, one of my favorite tented camps in the Sweetwaters Game Reserve.  This is one of the few places you can go on a night game drive. 

After our visit at Sweetwaters, we head northwest towards Nyahururu. We then continue south to Lake Elementeita Tented Camp for two nights.  It is during our stay there that, if we are lucky, we will get to see thousands of flamingos.  We will also go for a morning game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park

Last, but not least, we will be spending three nights at the Mara Serena Lodge in the Masai Mara Game Reserve.  Because of the Mara’s varied landscape (from forests to open plains), it supports a great variety of wildlife.  You will almost certainly see the Big Five here – lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino.  You will also see an abundance of plains game, among them wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, topi, and gazelle. 




DAY 1  -

WED  DEC 5, 2018 

ARRIVE NAIROBI  - Overnight:  Nairobi Serena Hotel

DAY 2  -

THU   DEC 6, 2018

NAIROBI-ABERDARES  - Serena Mountain Lodge

DAY 3  -

FRI     DEC 7, 2018

SWEETWATERS – Sweetwaters Tented Camp

DAY 4  -

SAT   DEC 8, 2018

LAKE ELEMENTAITA – Lake Elementaita Lodge

DAY 5  -

SUN   DEC 9, 2018

LAKE ELEMENTAITA – Lake Elementaita Lodge

DAY 6  -

MON  DEC 10, 2018

MASAI MARA – Mara Serena Lodge

DAY 7  -

TUE   DEC 11, 2018

MASAI MARA – Mara Serena Lodge

DAY 8  -

WED  DEC 12, 2018

MASAI MARA – Mara Serena Lodge

DAY 9  -

THU  DEC 13, 2018


LAND PRICE:  $5,595.00

(Based on sharing a Twin/Double Room)

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:  $895.00 Per Single




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Photographs by Denise K. Bonnell


Embarking on the African Safari Tour that you have been dreaming of, whether it's an African safari honeymoon, a Kenyan safari, a Tanzania safari, or simply an African safari holiday (which includes both East and South Africa), your dream will come true by signing up for an African photo safari with Safari-Girl Luxury African Safaris. Safari Guide Denise Bonnell personally escorts all of her African Wildlife Safari groups from the time they arrive in Africa to the time they depart.  She will personally greet you at the airport, unlike most other safari companies where taxi drivers normally pick you up. After all, you have traveled thousands of miles to get to Africa and should be pampered and taken care of from the minute you arrive!

What sets Safari-Girl Luxury African Safaris apart from the rest of the tour companies in Africa?  Your safari guide, Denise Bonnell.  She knows first hand how important it is to have a competent safari guide escorting you throughout your entire safari adventure.  The majority of companies doing African safari holiday business do not provide guides for their groups.  If a client has a special request, to whom do they turn?  Having a knowledgeable person with you will not only give you peace of mind, but will enhance your African safari holiday experience as well.  Denise's main priority is each and every one of her clients!  She makes sure they are taken care of the way they should be during their African photo safari.  If clients have the desire to see a species of wildlife they have not yet seen, Denise will do everything possible to ensure this happens.  If a unique photo opportunity presents itself, in an unexpected location and time, Denise will do all she can to ensure you snap that picture!  She is "your" guide throughout your African safari vacation and she wants you to have the best safari in Africa!

If you want an African Safari tour different from the standard African safari vacation, plan your next safari with Safari-Girl Luxury African Safaris with Denise as your guide.  She has been taking groups on African wildlife safaris for over a 25 years.  If you want an African photo safari that will maximize your game viewing experience, as well as give you a safari adventure that you will never forget, go on a luxury African safari with Denise.  Her safari itineraries include the very best African safari lodges in all of Africa.  In 2018, for example, you will have the opportunity of staying in a luxury tented camp in the southern part of the Serengeti with the opportunity of witnessing wildebeest birthings – a wildlife spectacle without equal.  Denise’s African photo safari truly is the African safari vacation of your dreams!  You will not only observe countless wildlife species, but you will also learn about different cultures and tribes of Africa.  So, whether you decide on taking a Kenyan safari, a Tanzania safari, an African safari honeymoon, or an African safari holiday that includes more than one country, you will experience the best of what Africa has to offer!

Denise’s genuine concern for her clients and what they experience while on safari is what makes her African wildlife safaris special!  Her love of Africa and of the people who live there have not only enriched her own life but the lives of her clients as well.  The African Safari tour that you have been dreaming of is possible today!  Safari-Girl Luxury African Safaris will not only take full advantage of the game-viewing possibilities that exist in the game reserves and parks for your safari, but will make sure you stay at the best African safari lodges in Africa!  If you want to see wildlife at its peak times, you will have this incredible opportunity on each and every safari itinerary that Denise has planned for 2018. It doesn’t matter which African photo safari you select; a Kenyan safari, an African safari honeymoon, a Tanzania safari, or an African safari vacation that includes Botswana and East Africa, you are in for the "Safari Adventure" of your lifetime!


Come Explore Africa With Denise!


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