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Kenyan photo tour

The Masai Mara during the great wildebeest migration

Kenyan photo tour - Masai Mara Great Migration


The Masai Mara is known for its high population of big cats and the annual wildebeest migration. The wildebeest and zebra migration is often top of the list for many animal and nature lovers. Experience the Masai Mara during one of nature’s most spectacular phenomenons. Be at the heart of the action as 2 million wildebeest migrate across the river while being pursued by the big cats.

You’ll stay in a small camp reserved exclusively for our group and well away from the hordes of tourists. Exclusive photo safari for just 4 guests!

August 7 - 14. 2019 (1 spot available)

August 2. - 9. 2020 (2 spots available)

8 days / 7 nights

4 guests

Masai Mara, Kenya
This Kenyan photo tour offers an extraordinary number of photographic highlights during the great migration!
  • You will have an excellent chance of witnessing the great wildebeest migration.
  • Admire and photograph the fantastic abundance of wildlife in the Masai Mara.
  • You will be accompanied by professional wildlife and nature photographer, James Gifford. Learn how to take professional photographs or raise your photography skills to the next level!
  • We will be staying in the same location throughout your stay. The abundance of wildlife in the region is outstanding. There will also be plenty of time available to relax.
  • Enjoy the African bush in a small but comfortable camp. The camp will be exclusively reserved for our group.
  • Very exclusive photo tour as part of a small group with up to a maximum of 4 people.

Itinerary

DAY 1: Meet in Nairobi
You will be collected from Jomo Kenyatta International airport (if booking a flight connection through us). You will then be taken to your hotel in Nairobi.
DAY 2: Head off to the Masai Mara
The day begins with an early rise. After breakfast, you will be taken back to the airport where you will fly to Ol Kiombo in the Masai Mara. The flight takes about 50 minutes. You will then arrive at our camp and be shown to your tent. The Naibor Wilderness Camp is exclusively reserved for our group. The camp is located in an excellent spot. The abundance of wildlife surrounding you is breathtaking and the chances of seeing the great wildebeest migration are very high.

During the afternoon you will be taken on your first game drive. With a little luck you’ll see your first amazing sightings and the wildebeest and zebras undertaking their famous river crossing.
Fotoreise Big Migraion Masai Mara, Kenia
Fotoreise Big Migraion Masai Mara, Kenia
DAY 3 - 7: Amongst the animals
We will make an early start on these days. After a coffee or tea, you will be taken on your morning game drive. Depending on the route and sightings, we will have breakfast along the way or back at the camp. In addition to the migration, the region offers an excellent opportunity to observe and photograph lions, cheetahs, hyenas, elephants, giraffes and many other mammals.

After your morning game drive there will be plenty of time for a siesta or to discuss your photos with James if desired. He is not just an excellent photographer: he also has a background in natural sciences and is well-versed in the flora and fauna, knowledge of which he enjoys sharing with guests.

Later that afternoon you will be taken on your second game drive where more amazing sightings await you.
Fotoreise Big Migraion Masai Mara, Kenia
Fotoreise Big Migraion Masai Mara, Kenia
DAY 8: End of photo tour
Today you will be taken on your final game drive. After breakfast you will begin your return journey to Nairobi. After an internal flight you will then be transferred to the international airport. Your photo tour ends here.

Fotoreise Big Migraion Masai Mara, Kenia
Fotoreise Big Migraion Masai Mara, Kenia

Accommodation

Fairview Hotel Nairobi (or similar)
The comfortable Fairview Hotel features traditionally furnished rooms with air conditioning and a flatscreen satellite TV. Tea and coffee-making facilities are also available in the rooms. Your private bathroom includes a shower. Other comforts include a bathrobe, slippers and free care products. WiFi is available free of charge throughout the entire Fairview Hotel. Take advantage of our outdoor pool and sun terrace.
Naibor Wilderness Camp
The camp consists of three luxury tents and is exclusively reserved for our group. Each tent includes a private veranda and bathroom. The toilets are all flushing. Your shower will be filled with hot water as required.

The tents are perfectly located and all offer unique views of the bush. The tents are furnished with comfortable furniture.

The camp also includes a lounge, eating area and spa.

Photo Guide

James Gifford takes responsibility for leading this scheduled photo tour, or if he is unwell/unavailable, another guide from our team will take over.

James Gifford
Always an avid traveller, it was the continent of Africa and its wildlife that first captivated me from an early age, beckoning repeatedly until it could eventually be called home. Combining much enthusiasm and a smattering of technical knowledge, I eventually managed to ditch the London life and settled into what is a photographer's dream location in Africa.

I now spend much of my time in the bush, either photographing wildlife for editorial features, running specialist photographic safaris or shooting stills and videos for safari lodges for their marketing campaigns. I'm travelling regularely in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Kenia

Like any wildlife photographer worth their salt, I would like to hope that in some small way my work makes a difference in highlighting the diminishing availability of the planet’s wildlife, whilst also illustrating the fact that raw beauty and true wilderness locations do still exist, if you look hard enough. It is not too late.

learn more about James

We talked to James about his passion for photography: read more here
Who is this photo tour suitable for?
This photography trip is perfect for both beginners and advanced photographers. The small group size enables your guide to attend to the varying needs of the photographers.

This trip will also be a unique experience in nature for partners who do not share your love of photography as they will get the chance to view animals.

Price

CHF 8'290.-

Kenyan photo tour 2020

  • Price per person in a double room
  • from/to Nairobi
  • single room supplement CHF 750.-
Included in the price
  • Photographic support from a professional wildlife photographer
  • 1 night Hotel accomodation in Nairobi
  • 6 nights accomodation in Naibor Wilderness Camp
  • Dinner in Nairobi on day 1
  • Breakfast in Nairobi on day 2
  • Full board in Naibor Wilderness Camp
  • Drinks in Naibor Wilderness Camp (water, soft drinks, cofe, tea and local alcoholic drinks
  • Only three guests per safari vecicle
  • 2 game drives per day
  • Bean bag
  • All park entrance fees
  • All transfer from/to Wilsons Airport in Nairobi (if booking an international flight connection recommended by us
  • Local flight to the Masai Mara and back to Nairobi
Not included in the price
  • International flight connection
  • Premium Brand drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Any visa application fees
We reserve the right to change prices (especially due to exchange rate fluctuations)

Terms & Conditions
The Terms and Conditions of Amazing Views Photo & Adventure Tours apply, as well as all other conditions which are listed in the descriptions for the respective trips.


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