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.

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About Masai Mara

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.

Is this tour for you?

Anyone with an interest in wildlife or wildlife photography can join us. If you are a beginner, get the expert photography advice during the tour and for advanced photographers, we provide the best-guided experience for you to make the frames you have in your mind. Talk to us if you would like to know if this tour is for you.

What will you take away?

During the tour, the participants will get to learn about the fauna and flora of Masai Mara Reserve. A lot of opportunities to make memorable frames, explore and live the Mara experience to the fullest.

Day 1: September 15

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 16

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 17

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 18

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 19

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 20

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 21

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.

Poorna Kedar, nature lover and a semi-professional wildlife photographer. He spent about a decade in various genres of photography, spending the recent few years in nature & wildlife alone. His favourite subject being birds, he loves shooting anything from mammals, macro, and landscape.

Know more and view his work @
facebook  flickr  website

When
The tour starts on Sunday, 15th September, 2019 and ends on Saturday, 21st September 2019.

Where:
From Nairobi Airport, the group meets and the tour starts from there.

Please talk to us before booking your flight tickets, we guide you in your travel booking so that you reach/ leave Nairobi as per tour schedule.

Cost per participant is 1750 USD

For existing Pixellin customers: Have you been a Pixellin customer? Traveled with us on our previous tours? If yes,
Special Price: 1600 USD

All prices mentioned above are ex-Masai Mara

What’s Included?
Accommodation (Twin sharing at the comfortable tended cottage).
All game drives (4 participants in 1 Landrover).
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)

Cost doesn't include :
International Airfare to/ from Nairobi.
Kenya Visa.
Vaccines 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.

Book two seats on this tour and get a 100$ discount on the overall bill.

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 in traveling.

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?

Email us at [email protected] or call and talk to us at +91 948 121 5195