Masai Mara Wildlife Photography Tour

Join us on this tour to the fascinating grasslands of Africa. With its rich endemic fauna & flora, Masai Mara provides great opportunity to make memorable frames.

Masai Mara Photography Tour
Masai Mara Photography Tour
Masai Mara Photography Tour
Masai Mara Photography Tour
Masai Mara Photography Tour
Masai Mara Photography Tour
Masai Mara Photography Tour

Situated in Kenya, the terrain of the reserve is primarily open grassland with seasonal riverlets. All members of the “Big Five” (Lion, Leopard, African elephant, Cape buffalo, and Black rhinoceros) are found in the Maasai Mara. Hippopotami and crocodiles are found in large groups in the Mara and Talek rivers. Leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, jackals, and bat-eared foxes can also be found in the reserve. More than 470 species of birds have been identified in the park, many of which are migrants, with almost 60 species being raptors.

Tour Overview

  • A 6 Nights/7 Days photography tour to the wildlife capital of the world.
  • 5 Full day safaris in extended land-cruisers, 4 in a vehicle for comfortable photography experience.
  • Amazing photo opportunities with golden light and excellent variety of wildlife apart from the big cats.
  • With our years of location scouting experience, we take you to the right place at the right time to help you make wonderful images.
  • On demand photography guidance at any point during the tour.
  • Interact with other like-minded people during the tour and learn from each other.

Tour Dates: 
08th September 2019, 12pm starts
And ends at 11pm, 14th September 2019

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: September 8th, 2019, Sunday

Land at Nairobi by morning and start our drive towards Masai Mara. We will make brief stopovers for lunch, scenic views and refreshments en route the seven-hour drive to the reserve. Dinner will be served at the camp upon arrival and followed by a tour briefing session.


Day 2: September 9th, 2019, Monday

Wake up to the calls of resident birds around the camp area and refresh yourself with a cup of tea/ coffee. Get ready quickly to a thrilling first full day (dawn to dusk) safari experience at the Masai Mara Reserve.
Lunch will be sent from the camp and served inside the reserve during the full day game drives. Enjoy your bush meal amidst the wildlife of the Mara.
Evening at your leisure, we discuss the day’s memories and review the images made during the day.


Day 3: September 10th, 2019, Tuesday

Now that we had done a day at the reserve, we start our morning with a cup of coffee/ tea and head on to the reserve to find good photo opportunities. After your exciting BushMeal, we continue to look for more photo opportunities until evening.
Evening, we review the images made during the day and exchange ideas among the group members.
Post dinner, a shot at milky way photography for those who are interested in the landscapes.


Day 4: September 11th, 2019, Wednesday

With our third full day safari, we explore the grasslands for a variety of other species that’s on our list.
Those with birding interest will be put together in a vehicle to make those exclusive photographs of birds of Masai Mara. time will be spent at appropriate locations to get a variety of birds.
Evening, we review the images made during the day and exchange ideas among the group members.
Post dinner, discuss the tour so far and plan for the next day.


Day 5: September 12th, 2019, Thursday

On our fourth full day safari, we make sure we get a glimpse of the big five (If we have missed any of them during the previous three days). We spend time at places where the photo opportunity is high and try to make those memorable frames.
Possible interaction and photo opportunity with the Masai Mara tribes.
Evening, we review the images made during the day and exchange ideas among the group members.
Post dinner, we rest for the day.


Day 6: September 13th, 2019, Friday

This is our last full day at Masai Mara and we once again head into the reserve at the sunrise and do the best to get everything that is on our wishlist.
Those who are interested to make a short wildlife movie at the reserve could have that opportunity with the required equipment at our disposal. Technical and other required help will be provided to the interested participants. Evening, we review the images made during the day.
Post dinner, we rest for the day.


Day 7: September 14th, 2019, Saturday

For one last time we wake up to the songs of birds inside the reserve and now that we are done with all our game drives, we spend the morning with the beautiful birds at the camp with the company of the in-house naturalist.
With more than 30 species of birds recorded in the camp area, the morning bird walk will be very productive in getting some beautiful pictures of the feathered friends.
Post Breakfast, we pack our bags and leave to the airport.

Through out the course of the tour, Kenyan wildlife books are available with the tour leader for the participants to refer and learn about birds.

Cost & Terms

For Individuals – 1800$ per head

For Pixellin regulars – 1750$ per head

All Prices ex-Nairobi, Per person on twin share accommodation.

What's included?

  • Accommodation (Twin sharing at the comfortable tended cottage).
  • All game drives (4 participants in 1 Landcruiser).
  • All required park fees.
  • Tea/ snacks provided at the appropriate breaks.
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner.
  • Up to 5 liters of water bottle per day per participant.
  • Notepad/ pen for taking notes.
  • Photography services during the tour.
  • National Park Guide Service during the game drives.
  • Nairobi-Masai Mara and Masai Mara-Nairobi transport (By Road)

What's not included?

  • International Airfare to/ from Nairobi.
  • Kenya Visa.
  • Vaccines (Yellow Fever) required for Kenya Immigration clearance.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Guide Tips.
  • Tribal Village Visit.
  • And anything that is not there in the included list is considered as excluded.

Interested?

Reserve your seat by making an advance payment of 10000/- INR.

Cancellation Terms:
Before 60 days of the tour date – 50% of tour cost will be refunded.
With in 60 days of tour date – No cancellations permitted.

Tour Companion

Wildlife Photographer

Poorna Kedar, nature lover and a professional wildlife photographer. He spent about a decade in various genres of photography, majority of those years in nature & wildlife alone. His favorite subject being birds, he loves shooting anything from mammals, macro, and landscape.
Know more and view his work @
Personal Website  |  Facebook

Avail our cameras and lenses for rental at a flat 20% discount for use during this tour. And don’t pay for the days you spend on traveling, just pay for those days you actually shoot during the tour.
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Advantages of Pixellin Workshops & Tours

We believe in providing a delightful learning experience. Our workshops are carefully designed to make learning fun but very effective.

  • Personal Attention - Every participant gets maximum personal atention during the workshop.
  • Your Expectations - Your pre-workshop expections will be exceeded over and above.
  • Hands On - Our theroy class will be backed with best of hands on practicals/ exercises. You get to work on your own images.
  • Value for Money - Our workshops are the most affordable and we make it worth every penny that you spend.
  • Take Away - You go back from the workshop with some Pixellin goodies and a treasure of knowledge.

Have any questions?

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