Join us at our base in Entim Camp for a photographic safari to witness one of the most spectacular sights on earth. Hundreds of thousands of wildebeest on their journey across the plains of the Maasai Mara. The Migration has earned the Mara UNESCO World Heritage status and is often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world, making it a must see event for any wildlife photographer. During this photographc safari we will also have opportunity to photograph the big cats, elephants, zebra and other wildlife the Maasai Mara has to offer.
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.
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.
PRICE & DATES
Jul 28 - Aug 4th (with Richard and David)
Aug 4 - Aug 11th (6 person group with Richard only)
Aug 11 - 18th (with Richard and David)
Costs are per person sharing. A single suppliment option is available at $1200 extra. 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.
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.