Kenya is a magnificent country set on the East African Coastline of the Indian Ocean. This unique country encompasses savannah, lake lands, mountain highlands and the famous Great Rift Valley. The country is home to Africa’s most remarkable wildlife that visitors from around the world come to experience on safari. Rated one of the best destinations for wildlife photography, we are happy to be able to share the incredible country with our photographic guests.
Kenya provides visitors with uncomparable wildlife sightings, including Elephants, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Zebra, Nile Crocodile and much more. Many visitors and wildlife photographers from around the world visit Kenya to photograph its wildlife due to its flat landscapes making for great wildlife photography.
Time of Year
Best Time to Visit
Best Time to Visit
Situated right on the equator, Kenya's temperatures do not fluctuate as much as you may be used to at home. The climate is this country is similar to most East African countries including Uganda and Tanzania.
The months of January and February are ideal for wildlife viewing in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve is you are interested in Predators. The famous Great Migration of Wildebeest has moved South and out of the area, but the resident herds are around and giving birth to their young at this time. The resident Wildebeests will be grazing on the fresh grass that has grown from the previous rains, providing ample food supply for their young. Our main focus during these months are the predators, as they are taking advantage of the new born prey.
If you are hoping to see the Great Migration of Wildebeest and Zebra in full effect, the best time of the year to visit Kenya is August and September. At this time of the year, the migratory herds are making their way back into the region from the South. If you are interested in capturing the Great Migration in action, the month of August is prime time viewing for sightings of the hundreds of micro herds crossing the Mara River.
Kenya, similar to Tanzania and Uganda has two rainy seasons: March - May and October - December. Our expert photographers tend to avoid traveling to Kenya during these rainy seasons, as some parks prohibit entry into the parks during acclimate whether and wildlife can be unpredictable during these months.
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
Visit the Masai Mara Game Reserve during the off season to photograph the predators that reside in the area. January is the prefect time of year to photograph Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, and Hyena
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 your safari
Learn More About The Locations:
The Masai Mara is well known for its fantastic wildlife sightings within. Located in the South West of Kenya, this national park holds magnificent wildlife and spectacular views of the famous Mt Kilimanjaro. Wildlife such as Elephant, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and much more can be seen here along with its fabulous Tribal culture within the park. Most famous of all, this national park holds one of the most vital wildlife migration movements on the planet.
Each year over two million Wildebeest, Zebra and other herbivores trek from the South of the Serengeti in Tanzania to the long and green grasses in the Masai Mara. To many wildlife enthusiasts, this movement is known as one of the seven wonders of the world. This brings in many wildlife photographers and nature enthusiasts from all over the globe to witness this remarkable event. The Mara River brings spectacular sightings of the Wildebeest crossing the waters as they migrate bringing wildlife photographers great and memorable sightings of a lifetime.
If you are unsure on how to start planning your Masai Mara wildlife photo holiday, we are here to help. Our specialists have been working in the area for years and are the perfect people to talk to when it comes to making sure you are choosing the right tour for you. Speak to one of us today to consider your options. Why wait? Speak with an expert today!
WHAT TO EXPECT ON TOUR WITH
UNTAMED PHOTO SAFARIS
Great sightings of predators during the month of January including Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Serval, Hyena and more
Fantastic photo opportunities of the Great Migration during the month of August as the mega herds are crossing the Mara River
Opportunities to witness the Calving season of the residential Wildebeests when predators are swarming the herds in search of an easy target
A photography expert will be by our guests side at all time to ensure you get the photos you are searching for
All-inclusive photo safari at 4-start tented camps in multiple locations near the Masai Mara Game Reserve with professional staff and local experts
Have any questions?
If you have any questions regarding our tours to the Masai Mara National Reserve, please feel free to contact our experts today. Our experts will answer any questions you may have regarding wildlife sightings, what to expect on tour, flights, you name it. We are here to make your planning as easy as possible.