MASAI MARA, KENYA
One of the most popular safari destinations on the planet, the Masai Mara is home to Africa’s famous Big Five species, as well as an abundance of other wildlife, including wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, antelope, ostrich, giraffe, cheetah, hyena and many more. This makes it one of the dream locations for any photographer wanting to capture vast and varied species through their lens.
The Great Migration
Open Savannah Landscapes
High Density Of Predators
Active All Year Round
Small Groups Of Five
December - Feb: Hot and Dry
March: Intermittent Rains
April - May: Rainy Season
June - October - Dry Season, peak for Migration
November: Short Rains
WHAT WE INCLUDE:
All transfers and domestic flights to / from Mara
Accommodation in private conservancies
Access to Mara National Park
Photographic tuition and guidance throughout
Uncapped game-drive durations
All conservation fees and park levies
GENERAL PRICE RANGE:
$6,000 - $12,000 per person
(depending on accommodation, duration and season)
ABOUT OUR GREAT MIGRATION SAFARI
One of the most sought-after experiences for wildlife and nature enthusiasts, the Great Migration is the ever-moving circular migration of over a million animals across the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. The ever-moving columns of wildebeest, joined by a host of companions, follow an age-old route in search of grazing and water. This journey takes them across the plains of the Masai Mara in Kenya, all the way south into Tanzania, through the Serengeti to the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, before circling up and around in a clockwise direction. Along the way, high drama is always present, as thousands of animals are taken by predators, and thousands more are born, replenishing the numbers and sustaining the circle of life.
With access to both the Mara National Park and the private Mara North concession, it’s the perfect place to engage in more intimate and comfortable wildlife sightings with minimal other tourists and vehicles. You will be in one of the prime places to see the popular river crossings, where wildebeests and zebras cross in mass and often fall prey to crocodiles and lions. But don’t think we’re focusing on JUST this event. Sightings of the iconic elephant, cheetah, leopard and giraffe are also very common. We’ll also be pointing out and looking for lesser known species and photographing the vast and epic landscapes the Mara has to offer. Game drives are tailored to the wants and needs of the group, meaning optional full-day outings so that you never miss a beat during this action-packed time in nature.
The focus of this trip is to get the best photographic opportunities out of every sighting and encounter whilst on game drive. This means that during the entirety of your trip you will be hosted and guided by one of our RAW Photographic lead guides, who will not only be teaching and assisting out in-the-field, but also back at camp too. Downtime can be spent relaxing and soaking in the surroundings, but it’s also a great time to crack open a laptop and check on your images and to see what you can improve or further practise on the next outing. We will ensure that you’ll leave not only just having created a new portfolio of striking images, but that you’ve learnt and developed new creative and technical skills within the realm of photography.