The famous Maasai Mara is a natural extension of the Serengeti Plains and a destination and natural corridor for the Great Migration. It is one of the leading and most popular game parks in the world and is host to more than 500 different bird species, home to the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo) and each year it attracts 2,000,000 wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson’s gazelles and 250,000 zebras.
With this exclusive Photo Safari, the November departure allows you to avoid jostling crowds for a photograph, as you witness movement of the herds and visit the various river crossing points. The camp, located between Mara North and Olare Orok Conservancies, has access to some of the best river crossing spots and game viewing areas -Musiara Swamp, Rhino Ridge, Paradise Plains and the leopard-rich Talek River.
Join Keith Connelly on this private guided Wildlife Photographic Safari and you will experience an abundance of wildlife, witness The Great Migration, all brought closer through photographic expertise. Expect plenty of photo opportunities with unlimited game drives in your private Safari vehicle. Game drives are not scheduled, the car and driver are at your full disposal. Enjoy comfortable accommodation and excellent African hospitality during your Safari.
*Rate based on group size of 8 Group departure: 1 November 2019
- Exclusive to 8 guests only
- Mara river crossing, Migration herds
- World-class photographer
- In-camp Lightroom tips
- Dedicated photographic Vehicles
- Bush breakfasts & Sundowners
- Bush walks, 4×4 Safaris
- Ultimate wildlife photography
Arrive Jomo Kenyatta, after clearing with migration meet with our guide and transfer to Ololo Safari Lodge for overnight. Overnight at Ololo Safari Lodge, Full Board stay, local drinks included.
Day Two – Day Eight
After a generous Breakfast at the Ololo, transfer to Wilson Airport for a scheduled flight to Speke’s Camp. Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch, after lunch afternoon game drive in the park. The next few days are spent out in the bush with expert Maasai bush guides, a professional photographer to ensure you expert advice and one-on-one tutorials.
Speke’s Camp Maasai Mara (Exclusive to Group)
Stay on Full Board basis, local drinks included.
Speke’s Camp Maasai Mara – Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi
Breakfast at the lodge, transfer to Airstrip for schedule flight to Jomo Kenyatta Airport. After lunch transfer back to JRO for onward flight.
Guests start their Photographic Safari with a warm welcome at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International airport, transfer to Ololo Safari Lodge. Ololo’ is an Australian family owned safari lodge, which combines the atmosphere and style of bush living while offering all the convenience and amenities of a city hotel. Ololo is picturesquely positioned on the banks of the Mbagathe River on the southern border of the Nairobi National Park, Set on twenty acres with beautiful established old gardens.
Guests can be transferred to both international and local airports, avoiding the notorious city traffic and at the same time can experience the delights of one of the worlds more unique national parks. Ololo Lodge is built around a traditional colonial farmhouse that has been carefully restored and extended by the owners. Full Board accommodation here with drinks included. The next day, refreshed and after a hearty breakfast guests head to the airport for a flight to Maasai Mara, arriving just in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive, camera in hand!
Speke’s Camp is exclusively available to our eight guests during the 8 days Photo Safari, giving photo enthusiasts the chance to develop their skills at their own pace, with no other visitors on site. With only eight comfortable safari tents, the camp is intimate and personable. All tents are very spacious, with a closet, luggage rack, a desk and beautiful seating area. All tents are en suite, with very large bathrooms with showers, hot water and flushing toilets. The camp enjoys fabulous access to some of the best gaming areas in the Mara including Rhino Ridge, Musiara Swamp and Paradise Plains.
Guests are transported in a comfortable Safari vehicle with an expert Maasai driver and Keith Connelly on hand to ensure the ultimate photographic experience for all. Photographers of all levels are welcome on this Safari. After each sunrise photo session, guests head back to the camp where Keith will facilitate image downloads, photo reviews and offer professional guidance in an informal and relaxed setting where each person gets to share and discuss their images. Afternoons are relaxed and guests have lots of leisure time, to enjoy wonderful African hospitality, gourmet meals and drinks.
All internal transfers and flights as mentioned in the itinerary
Full Board Accommodation at Ololo Lodge and Speke’s Camp
Use of safari vehicles for photography and game drives
Private Photographic guide
Park and conservation fees
Flying Doctors Medical emergency evacuation
All applicable taxes and administration fees
Mineral water while on game drives
English speaking Guide
Camera equipment, hard drives, laptops, USB
All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
Visa and yellow fever vaccination
Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide(s).
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
International flight and departure taxes.
Note: Malaria precautions should be taken; Yellow Fever vaccination required if transferring through a South African border.
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