Trip reference number: 19611

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Masai Mara Photo Safari

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Kenya’s Masai Mara is one of Africa’s finest reserves and is known the world over for its exceptional wildlife. Join award-winning wildlife photographer Bret Charman on this small group photographic safari.

This 10-day tour has been designed to maximise photographic opportunities in Kenya's Mara ecosystem, particularly focusing on the region's population of big cats. We fly in to Nairobi before a charter flight on to the Mara and our beautiful lodge Kichwa Tembo. We have exclusive use of two private vehicles, meaning a maximum of four clients per vehicle, and will conduct game drives in search of the incredible wildlife in this area of the Great Rift Valley.

The lodge itself is stunning and the perfect place to base ourselves on this dedicated photography tour. Travelling at the end of the dry season and on the cusp of the long rains, we can expect some spectacular conditions in which to photograph the regions wildlife. Whilst the annual wildebeest migration will have long-since passed, the long grass and open landscapes provide countless opportunities for big cat photography.

Late in the dry season water will be in short supply, forcing herbivores to congregate around the few remaining watering holes and this invariably attracts predators and in particular the Mara's big cats. Whilst there is still sufficient prey to sustain the areas predators, in comparison to the glutinous times of the migration, the cats are forced to work much harder for their meals, leading to increased levels of activity. When combined with the reduced number of tourists visiting the area at this time, the fabulous light and a very comfortable base, this trip is a fantastic option for anyone with a passion for big cat photography.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK
  2. Day 2: Arrive Nairobi & fly to Masai Mara
  3. Days 3-8: Explore the Masai Mara to observe & photograph wildlife
  4. Day 9: Return to Nairobi
  5. Day 10: Fly back to the UK
  • Available*: Jan to Feb
  • Group size: 8
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £4,695 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £3,995 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Domestic light aircraft flights
    • 7 nights tented camp
    • 1 night hotel
    • All meals
    • Transfers & transport
    • Safaris in private vehicles
    • Services & photographic tuition from Bret Charman
    • Services of local guide(s)
  • Activities available:
    • Nature drive
    • Photography


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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