Photograph the spectacular big cats
of the world famous Maasai Mara.

Masai Mara Big Cat Photo Safari

Join us in the Maasai Mara, Kenya, on a big cat photo safari to photograph lions, leopards and cheetahs, staying in a private camp, reserved just for us. Aside from cats, the Mara provides a particularly large density of other wildlife too, presenting a wonderful opportunity to also see elephant, giraffe, zebra many birds and more. If we're lucky, we may even see a black rhino or the elusive caracal. This safari is held in conjunction with David Lloyd Photo Safaris, to offer you an African adventure you'll never forget.



Richard Peters is a Nikon Ambassador with a style that often favours dramatic light and contrast. He offers a relaxed, down-to-earth approach to his guiding and has won multiple international awards including twice in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He is also one of the only British photographers to have recieved the accolade of European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, alongside being a judge for both that and other international photography competitions. 

David Lloyd is a professional photographer with several prestigious awards to his name including twice being recognised in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He has spent 50+ weeks in the Mara over the last several years and as such, has a wealth of knowledge and experience of the area. His first book 'As long as there are animals' beautifully documents his fine art style and approach.


Day 1: We are picked up from Nairobi Airport on arrival by our driver and onto the Serena Hotel in Nairobi, where we will all meet and introduce ourselves.

Day 2: An early breakfast at 7am before a 15 minute transfer to Wilson Airport to catch our 10:00am flight to our camp in the Maasai Mara. Flight time is just under an hour so we arrive at camp for a welcome and introduction, lunch and a short rest ahead of our first afternoon drive. We return to camp just before 7pm with plenty of time to freshen up and have drinks by the camp fire ahead of dinner.

Day 3: This is our first full day in the Mara. Morning drives begin at around 6:00 am and continue until late morning or longer, depending on animal activity and light that day. The morning drive includes a 45 minute break for a picnic breakfast and refreshments. Once back at camp there is time to rest, freshen up, use the iMac workstations, have lunch and grab a cool drink or two. Then at 4pm we head out for a late afternoon drive returning at sunset at about 7pm. That evening we can relax in front of the boma (camp fire) for drinks with dinner at about 8pm. 

Day 4: As day 3.
Day 5: As day 3.
Day 6: As day 3.
Day 7: As day 3.

Day 8: We have time for a short 2 hour morning drive before returning to camp at 8:30 for breakfast and transfer to the airstrip and flight on to Nairobi. For the remainder of that afternoon and evening we can just relax at the Serena Hotel by the pool or at the bar before final transfer to Nairobi International Airport.


Big Cat Photo Safari, $4600

March 2020:

7th - 14th  sold out
14th - 21st  limited spaces remaining

Big Cat Photo Safari, extended itinerary, $6400

21st - 31st  sold out 

Costs are per person sharing. A single supplement option is available at $900 extra ($1200 for extended itinerary). A deposit of $500 is required at the time of booking, with the balance due 12 weeks before. A discount is offered for those wishing to combine two weeks together.

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What’s included

  • One night Serena Hotel stay in Nairobi
  • Internal flights to and from the Maasai Mara from Wilson airport
  • All airport transfers in Kenya
  • Ground transportation of luggage
  • Six nights accomodation and all meals at Entim Camp
  • Hire of vehicles and guides for game drives and park fees
  • Flying doctor emergency medical service
  • Local alcoholic beverages at camp

What’s not included

  • International flights
  • Kenya visa ($50)
  • Drinks at Serena and non-local alcoholic beverages at camp
  • Tips and gratuities for camp staff and local guides

Malaria tablets

  • We recommended these, please speak to your doctor about which type will be best suited to you

Financial Protection

Payments for all safaris are made through Steppes Travel which means you have the financial protection of booking through a registered tour operator. Your money is 100% safe and if one of our suppliers goes out of business, your money is fully protected. Steppes Travel can also book your flights for full financial protection.