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August 16 - 25, 2024

from £ 7,895 GBP pp sharing

THE ULTIMATE MASAI MARA PHOTO SAFARI: 10-DAYS

GROUP SIZE:

6 max.

LOCATION:

Masai Mara, Kenya

DURATION:

10 days / 9 nights

FITNESS LEVEL:

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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.

TOUR DATE

2024: August 16 - 25

( 3 spaces available )

from £ 7,895 GBP pp sharing

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BRIEF ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrival Day

DAY 2: Fly to Masai Mara / afternoon safari in Mara

DAY 3: Morning and afternoon safari in Mara

DAY 4: Morning and afternoon safari in Mara

DAY 5: Full day safari in Mara

DAY 6: Full day safari in Mara

DAY 7: Morning and afternoon safari in Mara

DAY 8: Morning and afternoon safari in Mara

DAY 9: Morning safari / fly to Nairobi

DAY 10: Departure Day

(see detailed itinerary below)

OVERVIEW
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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • This all-inclusive photo safari is lead by a professional wildlife photographer, offering their 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 and Zebra 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

  • Enjoy wildlife sightings without even leaving the lodge. With Elephants and Giraffe commonly walking through, Hippos in the Mara River below, and monkeys making their way around the lodge, there is always photo opportunities, even during the off times.

  • 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

MEET YOUR PHOTO HOSTS

YOUR GUIDE

This photographic safari provides you with two photography hosts who will guide you through the African wilderness in search of capturing those iconic images.

 

Mark and Jaren have been traveling most of the African continent with their cameras, and are here to help you gain professional-level photographs, increase your photographic knowledge, and ensure you experience a trip of a lifetime.

 

With a maximum group size of six per photo safari, you will be guaranteed one photo host per three guests, making this one of the most exclusive group photographic safaris in Africa.

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JAREN A FERNLEY

MARK A FERNLEY

LOCATION
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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 photographic safari, guests will be staying the the heart of all the action and possibly in the best location for all wildlife sightings. 

EQUIPMENT

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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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

  • 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

Guests can arrive any time before 5 pm on this day. Upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (airport code NBO) you will be greeted by your photo host at arrivals.

 

After just a 10-minute drive to the airport hotel, you will have time to relax and refresh before meeting the group for a welcome beverage later this evening. Your photo host will brief you about the thrilling journey ahead, answer any questions you may have, and speak with each of your individually to get an idea of your photography skill levels

 

This day is perfect to get to know your photo host and the other guests in the group. Your guide will be happy to discuss any photography questions or concerns with you at the hotel 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.

 

ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION

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.

The tents are big, bright and allow in lots of natural light. All tents are classic safari style each with en-suite bathrooms and a private veranda.  There is a bar tent with a deck overlooking the Mara River and a dining tent with amazing views over the plains.

Governors’ Camp has been awarded a GOLD Eco Rating from Eco – Tourism Kenya due to our sustainable tourism practices in camp.

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

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