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Masai Mara Explorer

Photo Tour Masai Mara Explorer

Masai Mara Explorer

CHF 7'895 per person
Only one spot available

Photo Tour Masai Mara

The Masai Mara is one of Africa’s most famous wildlife areas. The region is famous for regular and spectacular animal sightings. On the Masai Mara Explorer photo tour you have very good chances to photograph big cats like lions, leopards or cheetahs, among others. This photo tour is pure Africa! Look forward to great wildlife sightings, a picture-perfect African savannah landscape and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.

With Mara North and Olare Motorogi you will visit two private concessions, which are directly adjacent to the Masai Mara National Park. Private concessions have the advantage that the number of safari vehicles and lodges is strictly limited. These are the best conditions to enjoy front row sightings and photography. In addition, the guides are allowed to drive off road in the private concessions. This allows you being up close and personal!

This tour is conducted in an exclusive small group with only three guests. An unforgettable experience and individual attention are guaranteed.

4 – 11 December 2021 (fully booked)

12 - 19 December 2021 (only one spot available)

8 days / 7 nights from/to Nairobi

3 people

Nairobi – Masai Mara - Nairobi

German speaking photo tour guide

This Masai Mara Photo Tour offers extraordinary highlights!

  • Enjoy and photograph the fantastic wildlife of the Masai Mara
  • Very good chances to photograph lions, leopards and cheetahs
  • Great wildlife abundance in the region
  • With a little luck fantastic light moods in the early mornings and in the late afternoons
  • Very exclusive photo tour in a small group, with only 3 people
  • Own safari vehicle for our small group
  • Enjoy the African bush in two small and luxurious camps

Photo Guide

Thomas Brühlmann

Thomas Brühlmann

Amazing Views Photo Guide

Price

4. – 11. December 2021

CHF 7’895.- | Price per person in a single room

12. – 19. December 2021

CHF 7’895.- | Price per person in a single room

Included in the Price

Photographic assistance

1 night in a comfortable hotel in Nairobi

6 nights in luxurious small camps

Breakfast in Nairobi on day 2

Full board in the camps

Drinks in camp (water, soft drinks, coffee, tea, local alcoholic drinks)

Exclusive safari vehicle with guaranteed window seat

2 game drives / activities per day

All park entrance fees, tourism taxes

All transfers from/to Wilson Airport in Nairobi as well as from the International Airport to the hotel in Nairobi (if you book one of our flight connections)

Domestic flight to Masai Mara and back

Extra baggage limit on the domestic flight

not included in the price

Individual arrival / departure Nairobi

Dinner on the first day in Nairobi

Premium brand drinks

Personal expenses

Any airport and visa fees

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What our clients say

Mathias

I joined for this trip directly after the cats of the Kalahari: the contrasts of both trips (Kalahari: desert steppes in beige versus Mashatu: rich green partly with yellow flower carpet) are fantastic! Very good mentoring by Hannes and Thomas, who can give even experienced photographers a tip or two. Very comfortable lodge with excellent staff, especially the local guides are to be emphasized.

Botswana's Best Kept Secret, February 2020

Urs

This was my seventh photo safari, but the first time during the rainy season. Seeing the different animals and birds in a green landscape is a unique experience. Thanks to the excellent guides from the lodge, who made sure that the rainy season had no negative impact on the number and quality of sightings of cats of prey, birds and other animals. The photo tour guidance by Hannes Lochner and Thomas was excellent, as usual for Amazing Views. Many thanks!

Botswana's Best Kept Secret, February 2020

Monika

excellent organization everything worked smoothly- breath-taking camp with best food and loving hospitality - perfect driver chosen who took us through thick and thin and to the most beautiful places - an unforgettable journey

Best Kept Secret, February 2020

Yvonne

Since it was my first time on a photo safari, I was overwhelmed by the many impressions of the animals. The rainy season in Botswana was a pleasant travel time and the sight of the flower carpet was unique. The local driver and the guide were very keen to show us as many animals as possible. Thomas and Hannes Lochner always had good advice for taking pictures, thank you very much for the beautiful trip.

Botswana's Best Kept Secret, Februar 2020

Liliane

I have been to Botswana with Amazing Views before, I was also lucky enough to go on the first trip to Churchill to see the Polar Bear babies. All trips were unforgettable. Now again, to travel to Botswana during the rainy season was awesome for me. To photograph the animals between the lush green and yellow flowers, and to see them rolling around in it was fantastic. Plants, which I had thought to be dead in October, came back to life. Unique and an unforgettable experience. The trip was as usual, very well organized and everything went like clockwork. The lodge was super. Excellent support by Thomas and Hannes Lochner, who explained or showed with a lot of patience again and again the right adjustments and the right perspective. Not to forget the drivers and trackers who tried tirelessly to fulfil our wishes. I am thrilled. Many thanks to all.

Botswana's Best Kept Secret, February 2019

Christoph

The tours are always super organized by Jennifer and Thomas! I especially liked this tour, because you experience the nature of South Africa and Botswana in its unspoiled form. The animals are not on display, you have to look for them / discover them. But you get to see all the animals, up close and personal. Also, the season with occasional thunderstorms and wildflower carpets has its special charm. Absolutely recommended!

Botswana's Best Kept Secret, February 2019

Speedy

As a repeat offender, I have already been on the road with Amazing Views several times! As always, the tour was very well organized. Expectations are exceeded again and again. Best guides guarantee for an unforgettable experience! Absolutely recommendable! - A big praise to Thomas and Jennifer! - Keep going!

Namibia, November 2018

Mathias

A great trip over four outstanding, but also very different stations within the Okavango Delta. Both the driving and the photo guides provided unforgettable moments and helped with words and deeds to "shoot" fantastic photos. My rather high expectations were even exceeded. For a wonderful trip, many thanks to Amazing Views!

Botswana Wildlife Explorer, October 2018

Reto & Marlene

"Amazing Views" lives up to its name. We took home unforgettable impressions from a varied, very well organized and exclusive tour to a fantastic wildlife area. Thomas and James led the group in a friendly and professional manner and knew how to respond to each participant individually. We felt very comfortable, even though the hyenas, hippos and elephants regularly visited our camp at night. Predicated as very recommendable ... actually a must

Botswana Wildlife Explorer, October 2018

Sonja & Jürgen

We were back in Botswana after 30 years and felt wonderfully looked after by Thomas and James, and the whole team of Letaka Safaris. We would never have imagined such a great trip. From the competent photo and tour guide of James to the extraordinary beautiful campsites and the interaction with the nice fellow travellers, there was nothing to complain about. We can only recommend everyone to join this trip. To Amazing Views, you are top!

Botswana Wildlife Explorer, October 2018

Corinne

The Amazing Views have organized an absolutely great trip. Letaka Safaris offered a great organization. The rangers are very good drivers and very successful with their game drives. Their great knowledge in interpreting footprints and the perception and interpretation of animal sounds was terrific, so that we had many impressive moments while discovering this animal world in such a great landscape. With James, the whole thing was topped: an extremely good photographer, with a knowledge he was able to convey very well. I have profited enormously from him. His warm way of leading the group was absolutely terrific. A great trip with unique impressions and pure emotions. Thank you all for this experience, it is unforgettable.

Botswana Wildlife Explorer, October 2018

Manfred

A very well organized, "little" adventure which - fortunately away from the mass tourism streams - gave me many impressive, some touching and moving, several unique moments in the African wilderness. The photographer, James, not only has an excellent feeling for the motif and the right moment, but also for the different needs and requirements of the individual participants. All in all a successful trip, which not only fully met my expectations but in some aspects even exceeded them.

Botswana Wildlife Explorer, October 2019
Blog Reisebericht Masai Mara

Trip Report Masai Mara

  • Destination
  • Departure
    12.12.2021
  • Return Time
    19.12.2021
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Day 1: Meeting at Nairobi

You will be picked up at Jomo Kenya International Airport (if booking a flight connection, which we have specified) and afterwards you will have a transfer to the hotel in Nairobi. Enjoy the amenities of the hotel in order to recover from the flight journey.
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Day 2: On the way to the Masai Mara

Today you will have an early start. After breakfast, you will be driven to Wilson Airport. You will fly with a small aircraft to the Mara North Conservancy. The flight takes about 60 minutes. Afterwards you will drive to our camp and check into your room. The camp is excellently situated. The abundance of game in the area is exceptional.
The first game drive will take place in the afternoon. With a little luck you will experience the first great sightings.
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Day 3 - 4: In the realm of animals

We get up early in the morning. After a coffee or tea, the morning game drive begins. Depending on the route and sightings we have breakfast on the way or return to camp. The private concession Mara North, on the northern border of the national park, was established in 2009 and consists of over 300 square kilometres. The Mara North Conservation Area is a significant wildlife and ecosystem corridor.
After the morning game drive, there is ample time for a siesta or photo review if desired.
Later in the afternoon we will go on the second game drive. More great sightings are waiting for you.
The day is rounded off with a delicious dinner in the middle of the bush.
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Day 5: On the way to the next lodge

In the morning you will go on a long game drive which ends at the second camp in the Olare Motorgi Conservancy. On the way you will have the opportunity to photograph the magnificent wildlife of the Masai Mara.
After check-in, a light lunch, and a relaxing siesta, you will embark on the next game drive in the afternoon.
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Day 6 - 7: more wildlife

We will again do 2 game drives per day. The region is especially known for regular sightings of leopards. With a bit of luck you will photograph the elegant cats in the best light.
The Olare Motorogi Conservation Area was established in May 2006 and serves as a prime example of its conservation work involving the local community. The area covers 139 square kilometres. Olare is a leader in sustainable tourism in the Masai Mara. The number of tents per camp is limited to twelve, with each tent guaranteed at least 3 square kilometres of viewing area.
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Day 8: End of the photo tour

Depending on the departure time, we will do another game drive in the morning. After that it is time to say goodbye. The photo tour ends after the return flight back to Nairobi.
Individual travel or flight home.

Accommodation

Nairobi

Cozy middle class hotel with restaurant, pool and free wifi. All rooms have a separate bathroom and air conditioning.

Mara North Conservancy

The lodge is a classic tented camp set amidst magnificent acacia trees in the Mara North Conservancy. All tents overlook a river and offer an intimate and relaxing atmosphere. The camp's lounge offers breath-taking views of the valley and has comfortable seating and a library. Meals are always enjoyed in the idyllic garden.
Each tent is extremely comfortable and stylishly furnished and protected all around with mosquito nets. The bathroom has a flush toilet and a hot shower. Guests can make themselves comfortable on the private veranda in armchairs and on deck chairs and enjoy the magnificent views of nature.

Olare Motorogi Conservancy

The small camp is situated on a small hilltop under acacia trees in the 30,000 ha Olare Motorgi Conservancy. This private concession has a regulated number of beds with only a few camps. You will benefit from a low number of tourists.
The small and close to nature camp has 6 tents, which are far away from each other and thus guarantee pure privacy. The tents are stylishly and elegantly furnished and have a small lounge area in the front. Each tent has its own spacious bathroom with a traditional bucket shower. This can be filled with hot water at any time on request.
Excellent meals are enjoyed in the beautiful common area. Lunch is often served outside under the trees.

Climate

Kenya can be visited all year round. From mid-December to the beginning of March and from the beginning of June to the end of October, Kenya has a dry season. In August / September the climate is pleasant with minimum temperatures around 10 - 15 degrees and maximum temperatures around 20 - 25 degrees. However, it can get very cool at night or early in the morning or in the evening during game drives. We strongly recommend packing a warm jacket / fleece for the game drives.

Fitness / Condition

The trip does not make any special physical demands.

Health

For travel to certain areas of Namibia, malaria prophylaxis and the usual vaccinations are strongly recommended. Please consult a tropical doctor, institute or your family doctor for advice.

Half double room

Single travelers can register for a half double room. If no second guest registers to share the room, the single supplement will apply.

Entry requirements Kenya

For entry into Kenya, Swiss and EU citizens need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the return date and contains more than two free pages. A visa is not required. The exact conditions must be checked again before departure.

Insurance

We strongly advise you to purchase insurance for cancellation and return journey costs, which will be needed in the event of a secluded region being evacuated, a local hospital stay or return travel costs to your home country.

Travel information FDFA

The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA regularly publishes information on countries in which there may be security policy or other risks. The FDFA's travel advice is based on its own trustworthy sources of information. These travel tips can be found on the FDFA's website: www.eda.admin.ch

The Terms and Conditions

T&Cs of Amazing Views & Adventure Tours apply, as well as all other conditions which are listed in the descriptions for the respective trips.

Prices

We reserve the right to change prices (especially due to exchange rate fluctuations)

Registration Photo Tour

Photo Tour Masai Mara Explorer

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