Millions of mammals as far as you can see !! Yes that’s the great migration – Nothing like this on Planet Earth
The Great Migration is one of the most spectacular events in the natural world, sometimes referred to as the greatest show on earth. The migration is a movement of 1.5 million wildebeest with 400,000 zebra and 200,000 gazelles accompanying them along the way, making a total of over 2 million migrating from the Maasai Mara into the Amboseli in between July and October.
To reserve your spot on this safari please email us [email protected]
The Maasai Mara is like no other place in Africa; the density of wildlife in the Maasai Mara is a photographer’s dream. The safaris will concentrate on the migrating wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, antelope, hippo, elephant, and of course the Maasai Mara’s famous big cats. We might even see a lion kill, a cheetah chase, or a black rhino. All in all, these safaris produce life-long memories and the images often framed by the Mara’s famous sunrises, sunsets, and dramatic vistas.
Is This Safari For You?
All Photographers Are Welcome
Photographers of all levels are welcome. Our tour leaders are full time wildlife photographers with great experience in the field as well as in guiding and photographic instruction. Each tour offers a small client-leader ratio that allows for personal attention and customized guidance on photography.
We pride ourselves on the highest level of creative wildlife photography. We’ll show you creative techniques to set your pictures apart from the rest. In addition to these we will also cover traditional techniques like portraiture, action, focusing and composition.
Image Reviews and Tuition
After our morning drives we offer tuition on photographic technique and post-processing. We also host image review sessions in a more formal setting during the week. Our goal is for you to make the most out of your experience and to take home pictures you’ve long desired.
Exclusive to our safaris, our Maasai drivers are trained in the basics of composition and lighting, as they apply to wildlife photography, in order to best line up the vehicles for the most advantageous shots.
Our camp is located inside the reserve, close to the action with quick access to the main migration crossings on the river. We are located on the Mara River on one of the main crossing points where we can see wildebeest crossings from our camp itself, away from the tourist traffic found elsewhere.
Our new photographic vehicles have open sides and also maximise the space and flexibility that a photographer needs. Each participant has a whole row of seats, as well as provisions for beanbags and clamps on the open sides and on the roof.
In Camp Tuition
We also offer tuition in camp when we are not on drives, which may cover such topics as basic camera usage to wildlife photography techniques, focussing for wildlife, photographic composition, to flash and macro photography.
Lightroom and Photoshop Tuition
Included in the trip cost is optional guidance on image processing in either Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop. We demonstrate post-processing techniques as they apply to wildlife photography. Both colour and black-and-white treatments will be covered.
Our expedition Philosophy
Our aim is for you to leave a better wildlife photographer than when you first arrived. The photography of our guests come before our own, and while we also take pictures, we will always ensure our guests have the right of way.As in any natural environment, the wildlife comes first, we come second. We abide by guidelines which ensure that the welfare of the wildlife is not compromised or impeded by our presence.
How Do I Book?
Our tour groups are small (a maximum of 12 participants with 2 co-leaders, except where indicated) so space is limited.
To reserve your spot in this exciting tour please email at [email protected]
The cost of this all-inclusive safari is $5500 per person. Bookings are secured with a $1000 deposit per person, with the balance being required 12 weeks before. Payments to be made in Indian Rupees through bank transfers . Ask for special rates for Incredible birding patrons .
A single, optional supplement is available at $1200 extra. Single supplements are optional for single travellers who want their own room and tent. Otherwise single travellers are paired with another single traveller of the same gender.
Options at extra cost
- Camera and Lens hire
- Balloon ride and champagne breakfast ($450)
- Maasai Village visit (included)
What’s Not Included
- International flights
- Kenya visa ($50)
- Alcoholic beverages at Serena, and non-local alcoholic beverages at camp
- Tips and gratuities for camp staff and guides