Masai Mara Explorer
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.
On this photo safari 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.
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 persons
- Own safari vehicle for our small group
- Enjoy the African bush in two small and luxurious camps
01 – 08 December 2024
CHF 9’990.- / USD 11’390.- | Price per person sharing in a double room
CHF 9’990.- / USD 11’390.- | Price per person in a single room (no single supplement!)
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What our clients say
The photo trip Botswana up close exceeded all my expectations. I experienced and photographed countless unforgettable moments. Hannes' professional guidance was brilliant. The whole "surrounding" with a super lodge, extremely good safari guides and the cozy group made this trip the perfect experience. Thank you. I can only recommend this photo tour to everyone.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
Day 1: Meeting at Nairobi
Day 2: On the way to the Masai Mara
Day 3 - 4: In the realm of animals
Day 5: On the way to the next lodge
Day 6 - 7: more wildlife
Day 8: End of the photo tour
NairobiCozy middle class hotel with restaurant, pool and free wifi. All rooms have a separate bathroom and air conditioning.
Camp at Mara North ConservancyThe 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.
Camp at Olare Motorogi ConservancyThe 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. 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.
Camp at Naboisho ConservancyThe Naboisho Conservancy is a successful community project to protect the land and wildlife with income from tourism. The conservancy covers an area of 210 square kilometres and has the highest density of giraffes in the Masai Mara ecosystem.
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.
For travel to certain areas of Kenya, malaria prophylaxis and the usual vaccinations are strongly recommended. Please consult a tropical doctor, institute or your family doctor for advice.