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Paint African Wildlife in Kenya with Hazel Soan

19th - 29th September 2011

Capture the essence of the African bush and a Kenyan safari. Paint the ‘Big Five’ and other wildlife, the great Rift Valley, the Aberdares, Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha.

kenya LionsAfrica is romantic and the lure to paint its wildlife has drawn many artists to set up home here including Hazel Soan. The Kenyan bush epitomises wild Africa and combined with the talents and tuition from Hazel Soan this is the ultimate wildlife painting holiday. We have designed it to offer you the best opportunities for painting hippo, monkey, rhino, giraffe, zebra, elephant, chimpanzee and possibly lion and leopard in their natural habitat.

Lake NakuruEvery day will be spent painting in Kenya’s National Parks and Reserves with only the last evening being spent in Nairobi. Commencing with a gentle introduction to Africa from the comforts of modern lodge on the shores of Lake Naivasha, where you will be able to paint the lake as well as the wildlife in Hell’s Gate National Park and Crescent Island Game Sanctuary. The lack of predators’ means you have the rare opportunity to walk and work in the bush, amongst zebra, antelope and giraffe in both Hell’s Gate and on Crescent Island. You’ll be able to paint the iridescent African Elephantflamingos on Lake Nakuru as you travel to the Laikipia Plateau. You’ll be based in Ol Pejeta Game Reserve and staying in a tented safari camp that overlooks a waterhole where you can paint the wildlife at leisure. As well as game drives to see the ‘big five’ there is a chimpanzee sanctuary here. Finally and in contrast you’ll stay in a fabulous luxury tree lodge in the Aberdares National Park, where you can paint the forest and mountains as well as elephants, monkeys and prolific birdlife on game drives and when they come to the lodge’s salt-lick and waterhole. You can work from various verandas and walkways as well as a ground-level hide. On game drives you can sketch or take photographs from the safari vehicles to later work on back in the camp or at home.

Hazel SoanHAZEL SOAN is a hugely popular painter and art tutor. She featured in the Watercolour Challenge TV series and has published many instructional books including African Watercolours. Hazel has a natural ability to inspire and teach students of all abilities. This holiday is particularly suitable for those who enjoy a semi-structured format, supportive group environment, caring management and bespoke arrangements.

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This holiday is on behalf of the Leisure Painter Magazine 

Bespoke arrangements
Everything is included and organised for you by an accompanying programme co-ordinator from the UK, making sure that you are as comfortable as possible and that you have a truly wonderful painting holiday.

Summary Itinerary


19 September Depart London
20 September Arrive Nairobi. Drive to lake Naivasha in time for lunch. Afternoon painting on Lake Naivasha.
21 September Morning painting in Hell’s Gate National Park. Afternoon painting on lake Naivasha.

22 September Morning painting on Crescent Island Game Sanctuary. Afternoon painting on lake Naivasha.
23 September Morning painting in Hell’s Gate National Park. Afternoon painting on lake Naivasha.
24 September Morning painting the flamingos on Lake Nakuru. Lunch time painting at Thompson’s Falls. Afternoon arrive at Ol Pejeta Game Reserve
25 September Morning painting at the Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Afternoon painting and sketching at the camp’s waterhole and later on a game drive in Ol Pejeta.
26 September Drive to the Aberdares National Park in time for lunch. Afternoon painting and sketching around the lodge’s waterhole and later on a game drive.

27 September Full day painting and sketching around the lodge’s waterhole and later on a game drive.
28 September Drive to Nairobi. En-route lunch and painting at a tea plantation in the Rift Valley.
29 September Depart Nairobi. Arrive London.


Price per person :        £3,895.00
Single room supplement: £500.00

Price includes: scheduled flights, ensuite accommodation, all meals, park fees and game drives, travel director, guest artist.

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