11 Days Maasai Mara Migration Photographic Safarifrom
11 Days Maasai Mara Migration Photographic Safari in Kenya’s Masai Mara really needs no further introduction. This 11 Days Maasai Mara Migration Photographic Safari is purely based on the Great Wildebeest Migration and gives the guests a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness and photograph this amazing natural spectacle. This fantastic 11 Days Maasai Mara Migration Photographic Safari has been designed to place our clients in one of the prime locations in the Masai Mara, at the very time of year that provides the best chances of witnessing the colossal migration herds of zebra and wildebeest crossing the crocodile infested rivers. Masai Mara Migration Photo Safari in Kenya is for photographers taking photographic safari holiday in Africa during migration. 11 Days Kenya wildlife Photographic Safari Holidays is escorted by our wildlife photographer tour guides.
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11 Days Maasai Mara Migration Photographic Safari in Kenya’s Masai Mara really needs no further introduction. This 11 Days Maasai Mara Migration Photographic Safari is purely based on the Great Wildebeest Migration and gives the guests a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness and photograph this amazing natural spectacle.
This fantastic 11 Days Maasai Mara Migration Photographic Safari has been designed to place our clients in one of the prime locations in the Masai Mara, at the very time of year that provides the best chances of witnessing the colossal migration herds of zebra and wildebeest crossing the crocodile infested rivers. Masai Mara Migration Photo Safari in Kenya is for photographers taking photographic safari holiday in Africa during migration. 11 Days Kenya wildlife Photographic Safari Holidays is escorted by our wildlife photographer tour guides.
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 zebras and 200,000 gazelles accompanying them along the way, making a total of over 2 million migrating from the Maasai Mara into the Serengeti in Tanzania between July and October.
The Maasai Mara is like no other place in Africa; the density of wildlife in the Maasai Mara is a photographer’s dream. The 11 Days Maasai Mara Migration Photographic Safari 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, the 11 Days Maasai Mara Migration Photographic Safari produces life-long memories and the images often framed by the Mara’s famous sunrises, sunsets, and dramatic vistas.
The Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, along with the Serengeti plains, is one of Africa’s greatest savannahs, and a natural wonder of the world. It is part of the Mau-Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems. The Masai Mara is also home to the earth’s most charismatic animals. The Maasai Mara National Reserve is named in honor of the Maasai people who inhabit its vast areas of natural beauty and abundant wildlife. They live in harmony with the wildlife and nature!
On our 11 Days Kenya wildlife Photographic Safari Holidays, you have quality time in the field giving you the opportunity to shoot and re-shoot for the perfect shot. Traveling with your own private guide, our 11 Days Kenya wildlife Photographic Safari Holidays will give you the maximum opportunity of getting up close to some of the best game on our planet, as well as dramatic landscapes and interesting local tribes. Some of our guides are excellent photographers themselves, allowing you to learn from their techniques.
Think of the wildebeest migration, one of Africa’s greatest wildlife spectacles documented on television channels by people like David Attenborough, Simon King and Jonathan Scott. Then combine that with some of the most fascinating culture and you have the perfect Kenya adventure safari! With a team of qualified Safari Guides having a combined experience of over 10 years, we have carefully selected the dates to ensure that you get the best from the Masai Mara Migration Photo Safari! Having an accommodation inside the Reserve along the river means an advantage of maximizing time with the wildlife and captures of the golden hours.
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- Extensive Game drives
- Use of 4×4 Land Cruiser with only 3 passengers per vehicle fitted with pop-up roof
- First Class accommodations at hotels, lodges and tented camps
- All meals included while on safari
- Full board Accommodation
- All applicable Game Park entrance fees
- Safari vehicles carry mineral water
- Guaranteed window seating with open top for easy photography
- Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari
- Professional Photographic Safari guide
- Round trip transport from Nairobi to and Back
- International Airfare
- A visit to a Masai Village
- Accommodations in Nairobi
- Cost of obtaining passport and visas
- Gratuity for your professional driver guide, Porterage/ waiters at hotels
- Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner
- Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue
- Optional Hot Air Ballooning (cost per person is 470 US Dollars), Nature walks etc
- Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary
Arrive in Nairobi
Our Kenya wildlife photography tour starts in Nairobi this evening with an overnight stay at the comfortable Tamarind Tree Hotel, situated not far from Wilson Airport (which serves the Maasai Mara camps and lodges).
Nairobi – Fly to Masai Mara
This morning we transfer to at Nairobi’s Wilson Airport, from where we take a flight westwards across Kenya’s savanna and hill landscapes to the famous Maasai Mara, our base for the next nine nights. Here we will stay at the marvelous Entim Luxury Camp, situated right beside the Mara River in the heart of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in southwestern Kenya.
Throughout this tour, the tented safari camps we use are truly ‘luxury lodges under canvas’ rather than camps as such. With a modern touch added to the very comfortable conditions, they bring out the spirit, although not the rough conditions, of the big game safaris of the early twentieth century. We will arrive in the Maasai Mara in time to take our first wildlife photography drive this afternoon.
Masai Mara National Park
We will spend these eight full days exploring Kenya’s famous Maasai Mara, with its abundance of large mammals and diverse birdlife.
Our daily routine here will typically start with a morning safari, during which breakfast is taken al fresco on the plains, often under a flat-topped acacia, whilst watching the herds and often in the company of a Topi, the Mara’s most diligent predator spotter, sometimes perched upon a termite mound.
After lunch, there will be some time to relax before going out for the afternoon drive.
We have the option to either have full days out in the field on occasion, when both breakfast and lunch can be served out on the savanna, or we can return to camp for lunch.
Big cats are a very prominent feature of Kenya’s Maasai Mara and, as well as Lions, both Cheetahs and Leopards are fairly straightforward to find in our concession.
We are definitely at ‘Predator Central’ here and there can be few, if any, wildlife spectacles anywhere in the world, that can rival the tension, drama and emotion of a Mara River crossing. As many as a million Blue Wildebeest and 200,000 Common Zebras attempt this epic journey each year. Watching as thousands of wildebeest and zebras gather at a crossing point you can almost feel the pressure build on the animals at the front as they consider the right time to attempt to cross the dangerous waters of the crocodile-infested Mara River.
It is, however, a time of plenty for the gigantic Nile Crocodiles that live in the river and lie in wait as hundreds of thousands of animal’s head north from the vast Serengeti Plains of Tanzania and cross into adjacent Kenya to feed on the lush Mara grasslands. The foaming waters, noise and drama of a Mara River crossing has to be experienced to be believed and offers dramatic action photo opportunities.
Travelling around the Mara in purpose-built Toyota Land cruisers with open sides and roofs, and with specially built platforms for bean bags or for attaching photographic tripod heads, we will be able to get up close to all kinds of photogenic wildlife, including Lion cubs, magnificent old males and Lions on a kill, Cheetahs, Leopards and Servals.
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Tamarind Tree Hotel is ideally located just 5 kms to the southwest of Nairobi within the spacious Carnivore grounds and its iconic Carnivore Restaurant. The hotel offers easy access to all parts of the city, its national park, as well as to the country’s many diverse attractions via the neighbouring Wilson Airport and Southern Bypass. The nearby Langata and Karen suburbs are among the liveliest and most popular in Nairobi with world-class shopping malls and excellent restaurants. Tamarind Tree Hotel is perfect for both the business and leisure traveller. Our world-class amenities will ensure your meetings are effortless and successful, whilst our outstanding leisure facilities and genuine service ensures that all our guests experience the very best of Tamarind hospitality.
Entim Camp was designed with a purpose in mind; to be in the best possible location to view the wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara game reserve. For a few months of the year, the migration is on our doorstep on the Mara River. While many other visitors to the Mara will be staying in camps in the surrounding areas and conservancies, at Entim Mara Tented Camp you don’t have to drive for hours to get to the wildlife action because you are right there in the middle of it. Nor do you have to be hurried out of the Reserve before gates close at 6.30 pm: at Entim you can continue to witness the wild’s most important and dramatic events, which often take place at dusk and dawn. There’s actually no obligation to go out on game drives because you can sit in camp and watch the animals passing by right in front of you.
Entim meaning “forest” in Maasai is discreetly tucked on the edge of the riverine woodlands. From the shaded seclusion of this attractively-designed camp, guests can relax in luxury and admire unforgettable views over the Mara River and across expansive plains, with the distant backdrops of undulating escarpments and volcanically-sculpted hills. From the veranda of each tent, it is even possible to witness the breathtaking sight of thousands of Wildebeest crossing the river during their annual migration through this vast wilderness area. Entim Camp is an eco-friendly and small, with only ten, tastefully but differently furnished, well-equipped tents. The decor aims to enhance the surrounding environment.
Entim Luxury Camp is hidden in the lush wilderness of Kenya’s legendary Maasai Mara Game Reserve, overlooking the plains and the Mara River right in the heart of the migration area – one of the Seven Wonders of the World – only 10 minutes away from the main Wildebeest Mara river crossings during the migration.
Entim – meaning “forest” in the Maasai language – is discreetly tucked away in the riverine woodlands. From the shaded seclusion of this attractively-designed camp, guests can relax and admire unforgettable views over the Mara River crossings and across expansive plains, with the distant backdrops of undulating hills. From the veranda of each Entim Mara Camp tent, it is even possible to witness the breathtaking sight of thousands of wildebeest crossing the river during their annual migration through this vast wilderness area.
Entim Mara is designed to give you the friendliest, most intimate, luxury safari camp experience and the best wildlife safari in the Masai Mara. Entim Mara prime location along the Mara River is unrivalled for seeing and photographing animals all year round, but particularly to observe the greatest wildlife show on earth; over a million wildebeest, zebra and antelopes migrating from the Serengeti into the Masai Mara (July-October).
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