magic of the

maasai mara

GROUP SIZE

 

Max. 4 Guests

Ideal for learning new skills

HIGHLIGHTS

BIG FIVE

Real Maasai Warriors

Guided Bush Walk

LOCATIONS

Sheldrick Ellie Orphanage

Nairobi National Park

Maasai Mara

OVERVIEW

The Maasai Mara

Located in the Great Rift Valley with rolling hills and vast open lush grassland, the Maasai Mara is crowned as the best wildlife photography destinations in the world,

 

Teeming with wildlife, over 95 mammal species and 400 birds have been recorded in this spectacular part of Africa. Photographic opportunities are everywhere giving you an excellent chance of seeing the BIG 5, cheetah, leopard, hippo, hyena, various antelope and many, many more beautiful creatures!

 

Our experienced Maasai trackers really will show you the very best of the Maasai Mara and their culture!

If you'd like to experience the Magic of the Maasai Mara, it's wildlife, landscapes and beautiful people, join us on this truly special photo safari!

ITINERARY

DAY 1 & 2

Day 1 - When you arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport we'll greet you with a warm welcome before transferring you to our accommodation for a good night's rest before our safari really begins.


 

Day 2 - 07:30 - After breakfast, we'll have our first photography workshop to establish the level everyone is at and how best to help each individual throughout our safari together.

10:00 - We'll head to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage for a very special welcome to Kenya! 

14:30-After lunch, we'll head into the truly unique Nairobi National Park for a spectacular afternoon/evening game drive where we hope to see Rhino, Lions, Giraffe and many more animals with the backdrop of the city!

We'll return to our comfortable Nairobi Hotel for a good nights rest before our journey to the Maasai Mara!

DAY 3

06:30 -After an early breakfast, we'll embark on our scenic drive to the world-famous Maasai Mara, arriving at our wonderful camp in time for lunch.

 

Over lunch, there will be a photography workshop to help you get ready for shooting in the Mara!

15:00 - We'll head into the stunning Maasai Mara and enjoy capturing the many photographic opportunities it offers! As the light changes and things start to calm down in the Maasai Mara you'll have a chance to recreate some beautiful, iconic sunset photographs.

20:00 - After dinner there will be stories around the campfire.

DAY 4

06:30 - After breakfast, we will set off for our morning game drive in the Maasai Mara. We'll take some breakfast with us so we don't have to rush back.

 

Exploring the different areas of the Mara, photographing any interesting sightings see along the way, perhaps a lion here and cheetah there! We'll also be on the look for elephants, giraffe, leopard, zebra and much, much more.

 

We'll head back to camp for lunch and a Lightroom Editing Workshop. This will give us a chance to look over your images and see where we can improve on our afternoon game drive.

15:00 - We'll head into the very special Nashulai Conservancy which is fast becoming known as the Giraffe Nursery. With an abundance of wildlife coming into this essential corridor, you'll learn about the important conservation work that's going on. There will also be an opportunity to plant a tree if you'd like to!

In the evening there will be time for an Image Review and Q&A.

 

DAY 5

7:00 - After a slightly later breakfast we'll head into the Maasai Mara for another full day game drive.

 

Depending on the animal's movements we may decide to go deeper into the Mara and explore a different area.

 

This time we'll take a packed lunch so we can stay out all day and into the early evening giving us another opportunity to photograph a sunset.

If we are lucky you may get to see the Tano Bora boys (The 5 Cheetah featured on BBC's 7 Worlds 1 Planet)

You may be very tired and choose to go to bed after dinner but I'll be around if you'd like an Image Review or Lightroom Tutorial.

DAY 6

10:00 - We think you may benefit from a bit of a rest, after all, this is meant to be a holiday!

After a slow start, there'll be a late morning portrait photography workshop to get us ready for the very special opportunity of photographing some Maasai Warriors, their wives and children in their home village!

After a very unique and photographically rich cultural experience at the Maasai village, we'll come back to camp for lunch and a rest.

14:30 - Image review and editing workshop for those who would like to take part.

15:30 - Head back into the Maasai Mara for an afternoon and sunset game drive. As the sun goes down we'll have another opportunity to capture some sunset photographs.

DAY 7

6:30 - After breakfast, we'll embark on another game drive in the Maasai Mara. 

If it's migration season we'll head for a river to try and capture a wildebeest crossing.

 

After enjoying a picnic lunch, sitting on the plains of the Maasai Mara, we'll continue with our epic game drive returning to camp around 4:00pm.

18:00 - Sundowner in the Maasai Mara, Nashulai Conservancy. You don't want to miss this, it is always a highlight for our guests!

DAY 8

08:30 - Before heading home we would love to take you on a morning bush walk up Mount Oldarpoi just behind our wonderful camp. The views are spectacular over Nashulai, The Maasai Mara and sometimes you can even see the Serengeti in the distance! This will give you a chance for some very beautiful landscape/panorama photographs and a last chance to breathe in and really see the majesty of the Maasai Mara.

12:00 - After lunch, we'll collect all our belongings and head to the airstrip for our flight back to Nairobi. You will be transferred to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by car, where our safari will end.

If your international flight is scheduled to leave before 9pm on Day 9, we can arrange to take you to the airstrip earlier in the morning or you could add on an extra night stay in Nairobi so you can join us on the bushwalk.

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8 Day - guided Photo Safari

$3,550 USD

UK Residents can pay in GBP

All-Inclusive & No Single Supplement!

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why safari with us

Over the past 10 years, Rachel has helped hundreds of people successfully hone their nature and wildlife photography skills and we’d love for you to be our next happy client!

Our safaris are fun, super relaxed and Rachel knows how to put the most nervous of people at ease! Everyone is helped individually so it really doesn’t matter what level of photography you enjoy currently and it doesn’t matter what camera kit you have. Everyone is truly, very welcome. 

 

We'll guide you through the nuances of animal behaviour, camera settings, skills and techniques so YOU can take stunning photographs, worthy of hanging on your living room wall!

We guarantee you will have countless, unforgettable encounters with Africa’s most prized wildlife, and Rachel will be there to help you capture these precious moments, perfectly. Even if you are already a keen photographer, you will come home with more experience and stunning images that you will want to display in your home and share with friends and family.

Journey with us for a personal and intimate safari experience of a lifetime in Africa's most beautiful and undisturbed wildlife hotspots, confident that we have everything organised so you can just concentrate on getting those wildlife images you’ve always dreamed of!

For Your Peace Of Mind

We arrange everything so you can concentrate on having an amazing experience and taking awesome photos

ITINERARY

All our photo safari tours have been carefully mapped out based around the migration patterns of the animals, ensuring you will have plenty of photographic opportunities and numerous, amazing wildlife sightings!

" I have to say, Rachel has been amazing.

She explains everything so well and is very patient...

I would say BOOK NOW! "

Esther Whitmore

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