Introduction

8 Nov 2019 - 15 Nov 2019

This Artist Safari is operated by x2 Art Holidays in conjunction with Bold Travel. Artists of all abilities and non-artists are welcome. Two resident artist-tutors, Wendy & Virginia, guide and support, offering their experience and expertise. Both are current practising artists who exhibit widely and each has a background in teaching. They are passionate about the use of sketchbooks and encourage experimentation tempered with controlled practice. Informal tutorials in artists’ techniques and approaches feature as an intrinsic component of each day. Non-artist partners will enjoy the best of Kenya's wildlife in its natural surroundings, including six game drives; photograph, relax, read, write, walk – and even make a start on their own artistic adventures!

During this safari, Kenya's ever-changing colour and light - and animals - will inspire you. It’s a busy holiday with lots to do and see but you have scheduled time to sit and sketch in preparation for painting back home. Bring what materials you wish to use but certainly a sketch book is a must. Here you can sketch, draw, use pen and ink, watercolour or a range of materials of your choosing; annotate, make colour swatches and plan for work back home. It is up to you.

Each day, Virginia and Wendy will be on hand to explain the day’s schedule and opportunities for the creative process and will suggest ways of approaching subject matter for all ranges of ability. 

Start

Day

Accommodation

Destination

Duration

Basis

Start

8 Nov 2019

Day 0

Macushla House Nairobi

2 nights

B&B

8 Nov 2019

10 Nov 2019

Day 2

Sieku Glamping Laikipia

2 nights

FB

10 Nov 2019

12 Nov 2019

Day 4

Lake Nakuru Lodge Nakuru

2 nights

FB

12 Nov 2019

14 Nov 2019

Day 6

Macushla House Nairobi

1 night

B&B

14 Nov 2019

Key

B&B: Bed and Breakfast

FB: Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Nairobi : Macushla House

Laikipia : Sieku Glamping

Nakuru : Lake Nakuru Lodge

Nairobi : Macushla House

Fast Facts

8 Days / 7 Nights

Price

USD 4,420 per person sharing a room for the 8 day itinerary. 

Kenya nationals: please enquire directly for a price excluding international flights. 

Single supplement available upon request. 

Includes:

  • Guidance & support of 2 professional artists/tutors for the duration of the safari
  • Return flight London Heathrow - Nairobi including all taxes & surcharges (subject to availability)
  • 7 nights accommodation in Kenya as described in the itinerary
  • All meals (7 breakfast, 7 lunches & 7 dinners)
  • Drinking water throughout the trip
  • Local alcoholic beverages at Sieku
  • Coffee/tea at Macushla & Sieku
  • Return airport transfers
  • A  4x4 game drive vehicle (max 7 people in one vehicle) whilst outside Nairobi
  • Transport in Nairobi as per the itinerary
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide
  • Entrance fees into the National Parks & Reserves as per the itinerary
  • Dayroom use at Macushla on the last day
  • Tips throughout your safari
  • Activities as per the itinerary
  • Sundowners at Sieku
  • Sundowners in Nakuru National Park
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance (Flying Doctors)
  • Re-usable waterbottle to limit the amount of plastic bottles used during your safari

Excludes:

* Transfers to & from London Heathrow Airport
* Alcoholic beverages except for at Sieku
* Coffee/tea at Nakuru Lodge
* Soft drinks, juices at Macushla and Nakuru Lodge
* Premium drinks such as exclusive wines, international spirits, French Champagne 
* All other meals
* Laundry service
* Activities offered by lodges or operators locally 
* All activities mentioned as 'optional'  
* All other extras not mentioned in the inclusions above  
* Items of a personal nature such as curio shop expenses 
* Travel insurance   
* Visa
* Vaccinations and other health requirements  

Nairobi : Macushla House

Laikipia : Sieku Glamping

Nakuru : Lake Nakuru Lodge

Nairobi : Macushla House

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