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August 18 - 31, 2025

from $14,450 USD pp sharing

AMBOSELI & MASAI MARA PHOTO SAFARI: 14-DAYS

GROUP SIZE:

6 max.

LOCATION:

Southern Kenya

DURATION:

14 days / 13 nights

FITNESS LEVEL:

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SAFARI OVERVIEW

This photographic safari here in southern Kenya is designed to help guests photograph the very best of what southern Kenya's wildlife has to offer.


From Amboseli National Park to the Masai Mara Reserve, this small group photo safari will embark on an extraordinary adventure to photograph the best of Kenya's wildlife while staying at incredible luxury lodges, situated in breathtaking locations.

 

Amboseli offers guests great views of Mount Kilimanjaro along with large herds of elephants with remarkable long tusks, great for photography. The Mara however, will provide you with great migration sightings along with Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Hippo, Giraffe, numerous bird species and much more.

During this Amboseli and Masai Mara photo tour, you will be guided by expert wildlife photographers along with local guides to help you gain the photographic experience.

TOUR DATE

2025: August 18 - 31

from $14,450 USD pp sharing

Single Supplement: $1,800 USD

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BRIEF ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrival Day

DAY 2: Transfer to Amboseli / afternoon safari

DAY 3: Morning and afternoon safari in Amboseli

DAY 4: Morning and afternoon safari in Amboseli

DAY 5: Morning and afternoon safari in Amboseli

DAY 6: Morning safari in Amboseli / transfer to Nairobi

DAY 7: Fly to Masai Mara / afternoon safari in Mara

DAY 8: Morning and afternoon safari in Mara

DAY 9: Morning and afternoon safari in Mara

DAY 10: Full day safari in Mara 

DAY 11: Full day safari in Mara 

DAY 12: Morning and afternoon safari in Mara

DAY 13: Morning and afternoon safari in Mara

DAY 14: Morning safari in Mara / fly to Nairobi

(see detailed itinerary below)

Lion Photography, Masai Mara
OVERVIEW
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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • This multi destination photographic safari is lead by experienced guides and professional wildlife photographers giving you an authentic and professional wildlife photo experience here in Kenya.

  • Fantastic private vehicles designed specifically for wildlife photography of all levels. Each car is driven and directed by photographic guides and and will get you in the correct position for that perfect photographic opportunity.

  • Overwhelming African Elephant sightings here in Amboseli National park for your photographic needs. These elephants have some of the larges and longest tusks in Africa making this part of the trip unique to any other photographic tour.

  • The opportunity to find and photograph Craig the super tusker here and around Amboseli National Park in southern Kenya.

  • Opportunities to see the Great Migration taking place crossing the Mara River here in the Masai Mara National Reserve along with many other species such as Lion, Leopard, Giraffe, Hippo and much more.

  • We offer luxury accommodation that is surrounded by wildlife giving you an authentic African photographic safari experience.
     

YOUR GUIDE

MEET YOUR PHOTO HOSTS

Mark A Fernley

MARK A FERNLEY
Amboseli National Park

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JAREN A FERNLEY
Masai Mara

LOCATION
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LOCATION

AMBOSELI & MASAI MARA - KENYA

Amboseli National Park is most famous for its large herds of elephants that hold records for their enormous tusks. If this is not enough, remarkable photographs of elephants with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background, make this a must-visit destination here in Kenya. This park hold many swamps where many herds of elephants can be seen walking through feeding and in many numbers.
 

The Masai Mara National Reserve is known as the best destination to experience the Great Migration. With spectacular wildlife sightings and safari outings, the Mara is truly any wildlife photographer's dream destination. During this photographic safari, guests will be staying in the heart of all the action and possibly in the best location for all wildlife sightings. 

EQUIPMENT

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT 

CAMERA BODY:​

  • Guests are encouraged to bring a camera body with a minimum of 24-megapixels to guarantee the best results while on safari. This can be mirrorless or a DSLR, as your photo host is experienced with both and will be able to offer assistance whenever need be.

  • A second camera body is always a great consideration, however, this is not mandatory. This can be used as a backup, or you can keep a second lens attached and switch back and forth between cameras.

LENSES:​

  • A telephoto lens with a reach of at least 500 mm​. This can be a fixed/prime lens or a zoom lens. 

  • If you intend to bring a fixed/prime lens of 500 mm or more, you will also need a closer range lensA 100 - 400 mm or similar is a great option, as this will allow you to get shots of wildlife that comes closer to the vehicle

  • If you are interested in taking landscape photographs during the trip, we recommend a wide angle lens that ranges anywhere between 12 mm - 105 mm. This can be used for landscapes, astro-photography, close range wildlife, and congregations of wildlife.

Untamed Photo Safaris
INCLUDES
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TOUR INCLUDES 

  • Airport pick-up/drop off (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)

  • Domestic chartered flight (round trip Wilson Airport to Musiara)

  • All accommodation

  • All transportation to airstrips/airports

  • Ground transportation to and from Amboseli National Park

  • All game drives

  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner each day)

  • All beverages (non-alcoholic and local beers, wines and spirits)

  • All national park entry fees

  • All photographic guidance / tutorials

  • one-on-one photo critiques (optional)

  • Pre-Tour meeting with your photography guide

TOUR EXCLUDES 

  • International flights

  • Personal Travel Insurance (required for all guests)

  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, extra activities, etc.)

  • Activities not listed in itinerary

  • Premium alcoholic beverages

  • Gratuities/tips for guides and staff

ITINERARY

ITINERARY

DAY 1:

ARRIVAL DAY

The first day is designed for all photography participants to arrive in Nairobi at their own leisure. Untamed Photo Safaris will arrange transfers from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (airport code NBO) for each photographer’s arrival. Guests who have arrived in advance and are already in the country/area should make their way to the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel on this day.
 
The tour will start at 6 pm on this day, where the group will meet for the first time. Your Photo Host will be awaiting you with welcome drinks as you go through the itinerary, ask any questions, and get to know the fellow photographers in your group.
 
After our briefing/meet and greet, we will move over to the restaurant for dinner. After dinner you will have the opportunity to relax with the others in the group.

DAYS 2 - 6:

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Each day will consist at least two safari outings, either in Amboseli National Park, or in one of the conservancies that border the park. This will be decided by our local tracker. We will use his expertise and instinct when it comes to finding the famous Craig and the other tusker in the area. 

If Craig is near, we will photograph him either in the national park or in the surrounding conservancy. If he is in the conservancy, guests have the chance to get those iconic fish eye shots that create and incredible perspective. If he is not near, we will enter the park and focus on the hundreds of elephants in the area.

 

All meals will be served at the lodge each day, along with group editing tutorials and post processing sessions each evening.

DAYS 7 - 13:

MASAI MARA

Mornings at Governor’s Camp start with coffee and tea being brought to your tent at your requested wake up time. As wildlife is active in the early mornings, we will head out for our first safari of the day as the sun is starting to rise. The group will then be taken on a morning photo safari into the plains of the Masai Mara. After a few hours of safari, we will stop to have breakfast in the bush, before continuing on until we return to the lodge for lunch.

 

Each drive on safari is different and you never know what will come into frame while out in the open plains of the Masai Mara. From Lions, Hyenas, Thompson’s Gazelle, Buffalo, Zebra, thousands of Wildebeests, and much more, the reserve is thriving with wildlife to photograph.

We will return for lunch each day followed by a photographic tutorial and/or critique. After a short break, we will venture out for a second photo safari of the day to photograph spectacular wildlife including the great migration.

Each evening, we will return to the tented camp where we will have dinner overlooking the Mara. After, guests can relax in the camp or around the fire and under the stars with a refreshing drink to end the night, where the sounds of the nocturnal wildlife call.

DAY 14:

RETURN TO NAIROBI

On this last morning in the Masai Mara, we will have breakfast at the lodge before heading out on our final game drive.

 

Guests also have the option to go on a hot air balloon safari on this morning. This must be booked in advance and is not included in the price of the tour. This experience includes a one hour hot air balloon ride over the Masai Mara National Reserve, spotting wildlife from above. After landing, guests are taken to a bush breakfast served with champagne. A short game drive will be included as you make your way back to the lodge.

Lunch will be served at the lodge, guests will gather their belongings and we will make our way to the airstrip, where we will take our leave back to Nairobi.

ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION

During this remarkable small group photographic safari here in southern Kenya, our wildlife photography team will take you into Amboseli National Park and the Masai Mara Reserve where you will get to stay at two stunning lodges set in some of the best wildlife hot spots. 

Kibo Safari Camp is a luxury tented camp in Amboseli National Park set at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. The Camp is beautifully landscaped, incorporating an open terraced restaurant and bar under acacia trees and surrounded by beautiful wildlife.

Governors’ Camp possibly occupies the best wildlife viewing location in the Reserve, nestled in the riverine forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, its waters teeming with bird-life, hippo and crocodile. The entire camp is under canvas with all of the comforts of a luxury hotel. Some of the 25 tents line the riverbank, tucked into the forest they enjoy uninterrupted views over the Mara River, others have views across the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara.

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