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Wild4 African Photo Safaris

Specialist small group photo safaris to South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia

African Photographic Safaris since 2003

2021 | Kenya Big Cats of the Mara Photo Tour | Masai Mara

US$ 11,300 Sharing

US$ 11,900 Single

US$ 3,000 Deposit

PHOTO SAFARI LOCATION: Kenya

PLACE VISITED: Maasai Mara

PHOTO SKILL LEVEL: Any level from beginner to advanced. Photographic tuition and guidance will be available on the photography safari.

MEDICAL: Please check with your local GP or travel clinic to see if you need a YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION for this photographic safari.

PHOTO TOUR LEADER/HOST: Stu Porter

** Please note that the MAIN focus of this wildlife photography tour will be on photographing and spending as much time with Africa's Big Cats as possible (Cheetah, Lion & Leopard) There will be plenty of opportunities to photograph other animals too, but the MAIN focus will be on Big Cat Photography.

If photographing Africa's Big Cats is on your bucket list and you have always wanted to spend quality photographic time with them, then this photographic safari does exactly that.

Our 12-day photo tour will begin in Nairobi with a 1-night stopover. A short flight from Nairobi on the following day will take us to the heart of the famous Maasai Mara Reserve. Gentle rolling hills, open savanna grassland, woodland thickets, and the famous Mara River are some of the scenic highlights we will encounter in the Maasai Mara Reserve. Covering 1500 square kilometres (560 square miles), this is a fantastic location for a photo safari in the heart of authentic Africa.

The Maasai Mara ranks as one of the best places to photograph Africa's BIG CATS - Lion, Cheetah and Leopard. Lion and Cheetah sightings are consistently very good in the Mara and Leopards are also regularly photographed, although locating them requires a bit more effort.

The main focus of this photographic safari is to go out in search of these three amazing predators, we will sit patiently with them as they rest and move with them when they move. Filmmakers spend countless hours waiting for predators to do something and are often rewarded for their patience. We will be based in the same location in the Mara for all 10 nights - the reason for this is so that we can follow the cats on a daily basis. In a 10 day period, we should be able to document many aspects of their day to day life.. and hope to be rewarded with some photographs of the cats in action.

March is a quieter time of the year for regular tourists, so we can also expect to be one of just a few vehicles at sightings. The weather is generally very good at this time of year as it falls between the short and long rainy seasons.

Despite the mega migration herds not being present in the Mara at this time of year, there is still plenty of resident wildlife around. The cats also tend to be a bit more active at this time of year as they have to put in more effort to catch their food.

This small group wildlife photography safari allows for a great amount of flexibility in the field. Packed breakfasts enjoyed either at sightings or under a typical Mara Picnic Tree are standard. This enables us to spend maximum time out in the field and the freedom to let the wildlife and the situations we find them in dictate the daily pace.

On our final morning in the Mara, we will enjoy a short photographic game drive and then fly back to Nairobi where we will be able to freshen up in a day room before our evening transfer to the airport.

This is an exclusive small-group photog safari with a maximum of 6 participants in 3 private vehicles (2 participants per vehicle). Each participant will have plenty of space for equipment and guaranteed access to both sides of the safari vehicle.

Stu Porter will lead this photo tour.

There is a good chance to see and photograph the following animals:

Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Hippo, Black Rhino, Spotted Hyena, Jackal, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Thompson's Gazelle, Grant's Gazelle, Olive Baboon, Vervet Monkey, Coke's Hartebeest, and an excellent variety of birdlife.

US$ 11,300 Sharing

US$ 11,900 Single

US$ 3,000 Deposit

  • Dates

    • 16th - 27th Feb 2021
      2 places available
  • Duration

    • 11 nights / 12 days
  • Group Size

    • 6
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Testimonials Hi Stu, Thank you for a wonderful trip. I have been on a lot of safaris around the world and you are the best in Africa. Your hard work pays off.

Dave Irey, USA

Testimonials Our trip was awesome....made so, in large part, by WILD4. The wildlife at Kruger was terrific. But, it was your teamwork in the field, your uncanny ability to spot wildlife and your willingness to accommodate our EVERY need that made the trip a resounding success. Stu...you are an extremely knowledgeable guide and a superb photographer. You even taught this old dog some new tricks. Justyna...you made a huge contribution to this trip, with your role as super admin guru and Ann, your wonderful meals were a pleasure to enjoy every evening. We could not have asked for a more talented, thoughtful and gracious group of folks to spend our vacation in South Africa with. We wish you the very best success in your endeavor. Please let us know how we can help to market Wild4 to folks who share our love for wildlife and photography.

Rob & Annarie Schallenberger, USA