WILD 4 PHOTO Pty Ltd

Wild4 African Photo Safaris

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

African Photographic Safaris since 2003

2023 | Great Migration Photography Tour Kenya

US$ 9,600 Sharing

US$ 10,550 Single

US$ 3,000 Deposit

PHOTO SAFARI LOCATION: Kenya

PLACES VISITED: Masai Mara (Kenya)

PHOTO SKILL LEVEL: Any level from beginner to advanced

PHOTO TOUR LEADER: Stu Porter

This 9-day photo safari 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, thickets, and the famous Mara River are some of the scenery highlights you will encounter in the Masai Mara Reserve. Covering 1500 square kilometres (560 square miles), this is a fantastic location to experience real Africa on a photo safari.

This is the time of the Great Migration and the rolling hills are covered with 1000's of migrating Wildebeest and Zebra, which have come to the Mara to enjoy the bountiful grass it has to offer.

We will be staying inside the reserve not far from the major crossing points, allowing us quick access to these photographic hotspots.

We will spend 8 days focusing our efforts and time on capturing the incredible spectacle that is "The Great Migration". Our small tented camp is well situated right in the middle of the main reserve. Each day will be spent looking out for opportunities to photograph dramatic river crossings, exciting predator encounters, and the wonderful variety of birdlife.

The tour will end at Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi, Kenya.

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

During the migration season, it is not uncommon to sit for hours at a time waiting for the Wildebeest to cross the Mara River. We will take packed food in the vehicles to enable us to remain in the field for as long as it takes.

Stu Porter will lead the tour and will alternate between the vehicles each day to offer photo tuition and guidance.

You will have 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$ 9,600 Sharing

US$ 10,550 Single

US$ 3,000 Deposit

  • Dates

    • 14th - 22nd Aug 2023
      5 places available
  • Duration

    • 8 nights / 9 days
  • Group Size

    • 6
  • Tour Led By

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Testimonials I was fortunate to be on Wild4's "Best of Botswana" trip in May 2014. It could well be the Best of Africa. This trip featured two expert guides (Stu Porter himself and Nkosi from Letaka Safaris) and the abundant wildlife of four different Botswanan hot spots, with relatively few other vehicles around. Those features alone are worth the price of admission, particularly since they include Stu's vehicle modifications that ensure the best possible photographic experience. But if that isn't enough, we spent the first ten nights in expedition style mobile camps, roughing it with bucket showers and drop toilets, and listening to the leopards, elephants and hyenas wandering in and around the camps at night. But don't worry about the "roughing it" part. The expert staff prepares perfect meals, including fresh baked breads and cakes, and ensures that the camp is safe and clean.  We finished the 12-night trip in a luxury lodge on the Chobe River, where we photographed from a boat customised to accommodate serious photographers (i.e. people with lenses bigger than their legs) and a waterway full of hippos and elephants and lined with Africa's most iconic birds. If you can only go once to Africa, go to Botswana with Wild4 Photographic Safaris. They will take care of every detail of your safari to ensure that everything is just right. If you are an old Africa veteran, ditto. You just can't go wrong with Wild4.

George Cathcart, USA


Testimonials When two photo trips organised by my tour operator were cancelled. I looked around and found Wild4. Justyna was extremely helpful in putting together a tailor made tour just for me. I opted for 8 nights Kruger, 2 nights Big Cats & the Reptile extension. Some emails later and all was booked and paid for. I tend to shy away from flash but as we were doing a night shoot at the Big Cat Reserve, I quickly learned a great new technique and the photographs turned out wonderful. In short, Wild4 Photographic Safaris is the one you want to book with to get the best opportunities. This is not the last time I will make use of their services. Thank you Justyna & Stu for a wonderful time.

Rob Pelle, NETHERLANDS