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PRICE:  $8,498 USD pp sharing

 GREAT MIGRATION OF THE MARA: 10-DAY PHOTO SAFARI

GROUP SIZE:

6 max.

LOCATION:

Masai Mara, Kenya

DURATION:

10 days / 9 nights

FITNESS LEVEL:

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  • This all-inclusive photo safari is lead by a professional wildlife photographer, offering his expertise throughout the tour to help guests obtain incredible photographs

  • During the month of August, the Great Migration is at its best with millions of Wildebeests making their way into the Masai Mara National Reserve

  • Photograph Wildebeests, Zebra, and Thomson's Gazelle as they risk their lives to cross the Mara River. With dust in the air and animals running wild, guests can expect to gain incredible photos during river crossings

  • Explore three different, exciting locations during this safari, with one night in a more adventurous environment

  • Other than the Great Migration, the Mara is home to many other animals including Elephant, Rhino, Hippo, Lion, Leopard, Giraffe, hundreds of bird species and much more that guests will have the opportunity to photograph throughout the tour

TOUR DATES

August 20 - 29

August 16 - 25

2024

2023

(FULLY BOOKED)

Pre-book now

(6 spaces available)

2025

( 6 spaces available )

from $8,498 USD pp sharing

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The Great Migration of Wildebeests is known to be one of the worlds most incredible movements of wildlife on the planet. With over 1.5 million Wildebeests moving through the plains of Africa, guests will have the opportunity to put themselves right in the middle of the greatest migration in the world. Wildebeests are not the only animals migrating during this time. You will find Zebras and Thomson's Gazelles staying close to the mega herds. River crossings are the most phenonenal sightings for photographers. Capture thousands of Wildebeests crossing the Mara River as they risk their lives to the Nile Crocodiles that wait patiently

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SAFARI OVERVIEW

This photo safari based in the Masai Mara National Reserve is based round the Great Migration of Wildebeests and Zebra that have all migrated into the Mara plains in search of fresh grasslands. With two safaris a day, photographers aim to get the iconic photographs of Wildebeests as they risk their lives making the dangerous journey across the Mara River.

The largest Nile Crocodiles in Africa can be found in the Mara River as they wait patiently for their prey to willingly enter the river at their mercy. Between river visits, there is plenty of other wildlife that resides in the Mara, including Hippo, Elephant, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Serval, Hyena, hundreds of bird species and so much more making this a prime destination for any wildlife photographer or enthusiast.

OVERVIEW

MEET YOUR GUIDE 

MARK A FERNLEY

Mark has spent years tracking and photographing the wildlife of the many countries in Africa. From the jungles of Uganda to the bush lands of Southern Africa, he brings with him profound knowledge of the wildlife and the surrounding areas. His photographic knowledge brings creativity and uniqueness to this safari/workshop. During this safari, Mark will share his wildlife photography secrets with you to enhance that once in a lifetime portfolio.

View Mark's portfolio here

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YOUR GUIDE
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LOCATION

MASAI MARA - KENYA

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 photographers dream destination. During this Great Migration photo safari, guests will experience three destinations in the Mara Region, all offering a unique view of the African landscapes. From African Savannah to the thick forest, this incredible ecosystem is home to many wildlife species including all of your favourite African wildlife.

LOCATION

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT 

100-400mm lens

 

80-600mm Sigma lens

 

16-35mm wide angle lens

  

1-2 camera bodies

 

 Tripod

 

Back up Storage

Multiple CF Cards/SD Cards

 

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EQUIPMENT
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TOUR INCLUDES 

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

  • Domestic chartered flight (round trip Wilson Airport to Olseki or Olkiombo Airstrips)

  • All accommodation

  • All transportation between camps

  • 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

INCLUDES
ITINERARY

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (airport code NBO) your photography guide will greet guests and take you to our Nairobi lodge located just outside of the city. Your photography guide will brief you about the thrilling journey ahead, and get to know each of our guests. This day is perfect to get to know your photographer and the other guests in the group. Your guide will be happy to discuss any photography questions or concerns with you at the lodge on this night. Have an early night, or enjoy the company of the other photographers in the group before heading to The Masai Mara the following morning.

 

 DAY 2 

After an early breakfast, the group will head to Wilson Airport, where we will take a domestic flight into the Mara region to start our safari. This chartered flight will bring you spectacular views the great plains of Kenya. As we land on the secluded runway in the open plains, our transfer vehicle and local expert will be awaiting our arrival with greeting beverages and a very warm welcome. The group will take a short drive through the open plains to Base Camp Masai Mara. Spotting wildlife along the way is very possible so camera will be out and ready during this transfer to the camp, including large herds of Wildebeests and Zebra congregating in the grasslands

 

On arrival we will have lunch followed by an introduction to the photography ahead. We will later leave on a remarkable afternoon photo safari. This first trip will take you through the open plains of the Masai Mara. We will await the crossings of the famous Wildebeest crossings where Nile Crocodile are seen frequently eating unlucky migrants. We will return for dinner overlooking the reserve, followed by some relaxing free time to enjoy the wilderness around a camp fire. 

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ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION

Our Masai Mara photo safaris are run in partnership with Basecamp Explorer. With a mix of different accommodation styles right on the edge of the Masai Mara National Reserve, our photography experts are happy to work alongside the staff at each Basecamp location to provide our guests with an extraordinary photographic experience. 

Basecamp Explorer offers our guests a mixture of 4-star luxurious tented camps and 3-star adventure camps. Whether we are at the top of a hill looking over the salt pans, or right in the middle of the action, our guests will always feel comfortable and safe.

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Join us in the Masai Mara and submerge yours on this exquizite great migration photo safari of a life time

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