THE BIG CATS OF MASAI MARA 22- 29 OCTOBER 2017 – RESERVATIONS CLOSED

OUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI STYLE

Our photographic safaris and workshops are designed for photographers of all levels, from beginners to experts. There will always be one of our professional photographers to assist you on the vehicle. Our photographic safaris are focused on tracking wildlife, according to the experience of our guides and of the wildlife photographer who will host the group. To maximize the photographic aspects, there will never be more than two people in each row of the car, which will always be reserved for our small group. Our vehicle will always be positioned in the best way possible, thinking both about composition and light, to allow you to take great shots. We will look for interesting scenes and stick to them as long as possible, in order to make the most out of every possible interaction.

ABOUT THIS WEEK

Where luxury meets the wild.  This 8 day photographic safari is thought to enjoy the stunning beauty of Masai Mara in a very intimate way. October is the last month of the dry season, with still a perfect visibility in the field, which will allow us to experience the blissful emptiness of this area and the incredible game viewing typical of the Mara, now that the mass tourism has left.

Two luxury camps, set in two different areas of the Park will host us and spoil us with the flavour of Africa in traditional tented splendour. Our days will be managed in the most flexible way, and the available activities encompass traditional long game drives, night drives in a private section of the Mara North Conservancy, walking safaris and a romantic sleep out in a gorgeous tree house, equipped with night vision cameras and the infra-red spotlight to discover the life of nocturnal animals. All to be set up at your preference and already included in your price. Long full days in the field will also be worth a try, our delicious packed lunch will taste even better in the shade of a tree.  For a different point of view, a balloon safari can be easily set up for you ( at an extra cost ).

On our photographic menu: the stunning beauty of this area, with a special attention to the Big Cats: Masai Mara holds the highest lion densities in the world, which makes it quite easy to spot them, but many other sightings will delight our days. A few showers will make for stunning landscapes, with temporary cloudy stormy skies and lots of game to frame in our images . ( check “Our photographic targets” )

We will also find time for some Lightroom editing sessions, in order to help you learn how to edit your images in a few easy steps. 

Our wildlife photographer will assist you 24/7 

Contact us at info@wildshotsafari to receive the full detailed program and to organize extra days in Kenya.

8 DAY PHOTO SAFARI IN MASAI MARA

22 - 29 October 2017

WE GIVE YOU OUR BEST FROM

USD 5900,00 all included

BIG CATS BUT NOT ONLY: ENJOY THE BEST GAME VIEWING OF AFRICA

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

We only host small groups up to 6 guests. We’ll always have a private vehicle, there will never be more than 2 guests per row, who will have plenty of space to put their photographic equipment. To enjoy the bush at its best

FREEDOM TO EXPLORE

We will be free from any kind of schedule, free to roam in the wild for as long as we want, in the way that we prefer. Walking safari, night drives and much more are on our menu

PHOTOGRAPHIC TUITION 24/7

Improve your photographic and editing skills, with the tutoring of a wildlife photographer always on your side. Photographers of every level are welcome. Contact us for more info on the suggested equipment

OUR PHOTOGRAPHIC TARGETS

The area is famous for the constant abundance of wildlife, with the big cats dominating the scene ( except for the Great Migration season, of course ) and for the breathtaking landscapes. 

Late October and early November are fantastic for photographers because we will have the privilege of roaming around without being disturbed by other cars. We won’t run after every animal, but we will instead try to focus on the best photographic opportunities available, relying on the deep knowledge of the area and its wildlife of our qualified guide and tracker. For sure we will look for predators, elephants and all the herbivores framed in a magnificent background, under a sky that may be stormy at times and offer stunning contrasts. The Big 5, cheetah, serval, hyena, bat-eared foxes, black-backed and side-striped jackals are on our daily bucket list. Both resident and migratory birds, which might start landing will also attract our attention, no doubts! We will shoot from different points of view, not only from our car, but also on foot and, if you want, we can reserve for you a balloon safari for breathtaking aerial photographs.

Please don’t forget at home your tripod, we might enjoy some night photography!

Bring along also your laptop with Lightroom installed, as we will learn how to edit images in a few easy steps

ACCOMMODATION

We will be hosted in two of the exclusive and intimate safari camps of Alex Walker.

Our first camp is Serian – The Original, a gem based in the Mara North Conservancy, a beautiful private wilderness area of more than 30,000 hectares, where we will be allowed to roam free from sunrise to night-time. The camp consists of five marquees perched on a beautiful hardwood decking. The beautiful bush bathrooms offer views over the river valley as you soak in your tub, double basins and flush toilets for your total comfort. The thatched mess area has a stunning view over the Mara River and the Siria Escarpment, and is the perfect spot to share a sundowner and stories of the dwindling day. There is 24hr electricity.

Our second camp is Nkorombo Mobile, a mobile tented camp equipped with luxurious comforts, set on a private riverside site in the Masai Mara Reserve. It comprises five spacious “Selous style” tents decked out in safari style of yore. The en suite bathroom blend wilderness and luxury, with flush toilets and bucket showers. Electricity 24 hrs.  There is an abundance of prey in this area and it is the perfect spot for spectacular game viewing.

IN & OUT

The rate includes : 7 nights in our two camps on a full board treatment, exclusive use of vehicle with guide and spotter, 2 game drives per day, many extra activities like walking safaris, full days out and night in the tree house ( available in our main camp ), park fees, internal flights between Nairobi and Masai Mara  with extra weight allowance for your luggages and your photographic equipment.  Photographic and editing tuition at all times

The rate excludes : flights to and from Nairobi and airport taxes; entry visa in Kenya, if required; travel and medical insurance ( compulsory ); tips and any item of a personal nature; balloon safari, any additional night in Kenya (before or after the end of the trip); any other items not specified in “the rate includes” 

The trip will take place with a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 6 guests

Prices are per person sharing. Single available with little supplement

Reservations close 15 July 2017

FOR INFORMATION AND DETAILED PROGRAM