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Increase in Masai Mara Park fees - all 2024 bookings and beyond

Dear valued client,


We would like to inform you that the Narok County Council (NCC), responsible for the stewardship and preservation of the renowned Masai Mara National Reserve, has implemented adjustments to its entrance fees for the year 2024 and beyond. Kindly find the revised fee structure outlined below, categorized into two distinct travel seasons.


1st January – 30th June 2024 for international visitors
USD$ 100 per day, per adult (up from USD$ 70)


1st July – 31st December 2024 for international visitors
USD$ 200 per day, per adult (up from USD$ 70)


The updated park fees will be in effect for all individuals visiting the Masai Mara National Reserve starting from January 1, 2024. As this is a government fee increase that is beyond our control, we have had no choice but to revise the rates for all previously confirmed bookings, as well as any provisional 2024 reservations, to reflect these new adjustments.


Price increases beyond our control are explained in our BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS (Point no.5) here:


These price adjustments are aimed at bolstering conservation initiatives, enhancing the Reserve's infrastructure, fostering support for local communities, and ultimately elevating the already extraordinary safari experience within the Masai Mara.


Furthermore, we would like to bring to your attention that the enforcement of a new 12-hour rule (from 6 am to 6 pm) has been put into effect immediately. This rule pertains to guests departing from the Masai Mara National Reserve after 11 am, and it will entail an additional full-day park fee charge. This rule does not affect those departing on the morning flight schedule.


Guests participating in any activities, including a hot air balloon safari, within the Mara Triangle or Mara Conservancy on the morning of their departure are obligated to pay the full-day park fee for that specific day.


Amboseli, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti & Ndutu - March 2024

March 01st - 15th, 2024
Amboseli, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti & Ndutu - March 2024
Kenya & Tanzania &
2 Spaces


Embark on a meticulously planned photographic journey led by the SAFARI EXPERT, Villiers Steyn. Explore Kenya's Amboseli National Park, famous for elephants and Mount Kilimanjaro. Then, venture into Tanzania to discover the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, and Ndutu area. Witness the awe-inspiring Great Migration, where herds give birth and predators follow, making this photo safari a truly unforgettable experience.


Throughout the safari, you'll travel by ground transportation, which offers several advantages. You won't have to rely on expensive air transfers with restrictive luggage allowances for photographers, saving you time and hassle. Driving also allows you to experience the local countryside and ensures that you don't miss the most productive times for photography, as you'll still have morning drives before departing each location.


Your journey begins with a meet and greet service at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, followed by a transfer to a Nairobi hotel for an overnight stay. The next day, you'll embark on a road transfer to Amboseli National Park, where you'll spend three nights. Afterward, you'll cross the Namanga border into Tanzania, meet up with Tanzanian guides and vehicles, and head to the Ngorongoro Crater for a two-night stay. The next destination is Serengeti National Park, where you'll spend three nights in the heart of the reserve. Finally, you'll proceed to the Ndutu area for a four-night stay before returning to Nairobi via an overnight stop in Arusha. A day room at a hotel near the airport will be provided before your departure.


Covering 392 square kilometers, Amboseli National Park is known for its close encounters with wild elephants and the breathtaking backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. The park's two primary swamps and Lake Amboseli attract a wide variety of mammals and birds, making it the second most popular wildlife park in Kenya, after the Maasai Mara.


The Ngorongoro Crater, formed approximately 2.5 million years ago, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a breathtaking natural wonder. The caldera, with its grassy floor and soda lake, is home to an incredible array of animals, including the densest population of lions in the world.


Stretching over 14,750 square kilometers, the Serengeti National Park is renowned for its abundant wildlife and its role as the stage for the Great Migration. With its diverse landscapes, including hills, valleys, lakes, and woodlands, the Serengeti offers endless opportunities for wildlife photography.


The Ndutu area is a wildlife-rich region that provides excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing and photography throughout the year. During February and March, thousands of wildebeest and zebras migrate here to give birth, attracting predators and creating incredible photo opportunities. Off-road driving is permitted in this area, allowing for flexibility in positioning the vehicle for optimal photography conditions.


This small group photo tour accommodates a maximum of six participants in two private vehicles, with three participants per vehicle. You'll have unobstructed access to both sides of the safari vehicle and ample space for your camera equipment. Villiers Steyn, an experienced photographer, will lead the tour and provide photographic tuition and guidance suitable for beginners, intermediate, and advanced photographers. The professional local safari guides will work diligently to locate wildlife and position the vehicle for the best photographic results.


During this Amboseli, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti & Ndutu photographic safari, you'll have excellent opportunities to see and photograph a wide range of animals, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, Cape buffalo, hippos, black rhinos, hyenas, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, gazelles, baboons, monkeys, and various bird species. Additionally, the landscapes at each location are breathtaking and offer remarkable backdrops for your photography.

Embark on this unforgettable journey to capture the beauty of nature and wildlife in Kenya and Tanzania, and create lasting memories of your photography adventure.


Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), overnight in Nairobi - Kenya

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), you will be greeted and transferred to a local hotel in Nairobi for an overnight stay. You will spend one night at the FOUR POINTS SHERATON AIRPORT HOTEL, enjoying a comfortable stay with breakfast included.

(Bed & Breakfast only)


Early breakfast. Depart at 07:00. Road transfer to Amboseli arriving in time for lunch and afternoon game drive

Start your day with an early breakfast at 06:30. Meet our vehicles and guides at 07:00 for a road transfer to Amboseli National Park. After checking in and having lunch, get ready for your first afternoon game drive at 15:30. Enjoy a three-night stay at AMBOSELI SERENA LODGE in comfortable en-suite rooms.

(All meals included)


Morning & Afternoon photo game drives in Amboseli

Enjoy flexible and unhurried photography


Morning & Afternoon photo game drives in Amboseli

Enjoy flexible and unhurried photography


Depart Amboseli and cross through Namanga Border into Tanzania. Meet our Tanzania vehicles & guides and head for the Ngorongoro Crater

Photograph on the way out of Amboseli. Head for Namanga border post and cross into Tanzania. Here we will meet our Tanzanian guides & vehicles who will take us all the way to the Ngorongoro Crater arriving in the late afternoon. Enjoy the magnificent views over the Crater.

You will stay for 2 nights on the rim of the Crater at NGORONGORO SERENA SAFARI LODGE in en-suite rooms.

(All meals included)


Full day in the Ngorongoro Crater

Depart early to enter the Crater as soon as the gates open. We will take packed breakfast and lunch to enjoy a full day in the Crater. A midday break will be taken at one of the designated picnic sites in the Crater which has toilet facilities. Return to the lodge at the end of the day.


Morning game drive in the Crater. Return to the lodge for lunch then depart for the Serengeti arriving in the late afternoon with photography en-route

Final morning photo game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater with a packed breakfast. Depart the Crater at around 11 am and return to Serena Lodge for lunch. Drive to the Serengeti arriving in the late afternoon with a photo game drive en-route to our tented safari camp in the Serengeti National Park.

You will stay for 3 nights in the central Serengeti at OLE SERAI TURNER SPRINGS CAMP in luxury en-suite tents.`

(All meals included)


Morning & Afternoon photo game drives in the Serengeti

Capture stunning images at your own pace, guided by experts, and with the freedom to adjust your schedule as needed.


Morning & Afternoon photo game drives in the Serengeti

Capture stunning images at your own pace, guided by experts, and with the freedom to adjust your schedule as needed.

DAY 10

Travel through the Serengeti with packed breakfast and lunch en-route to the Ndutu area. Arrive at Ndutu in the late afternoon. Short evening game drive

As we depart from the Serengeti, we pass through the picturesque Gol Kopjes region, renowned for its Cheetahs. Exiting via Naabi Hill gate, we head to our final destination, Ndutu. Here, the great migration herds gather to give birth and graze on the fertile short grass plains. Enjoy a 4-night stay at Ndutu Safari Lodge in comfortable en-suite rooms.

(All meals included)

DAY 11

Morning & Afternoon photo game drives in the Ndutu area

Capture stunning images at your own pace, guided by experts, and with the freedom to adjust your schedule as needed.

DAY 12

Morning & Afternoon photo game drives in the Ndutu area

Capture stunning images at your own pace, guided by experts, and with the freedom to adjust your schedule as needed.

DAY 13

Morning & Afternoon photo game drives in the Ndutu area

Capture stunning images at your own pace, guided by experts, and with the freedom to adjust your schedule as needed.

DAY 14

Depart Ndutu and drive past the Crater back to Arusha for an overnight stop

On the final morning in Ndutu, enjoy a game drive with a packed breakfast. Then, unwind during a scenic road trip through the Tanzanian countryside, passing by the iconic Ngorongoro Crater. In the late afternoon, arrive at Kahawa Lodge, one of Arusha's renowned country lodges, where you will stay for one night in comfortable en-suite rooms.

(All meals included)

DAY 15

Depart Arusha, cross the border back into Kenya and reach Nairobi in the early afternoon. Use of dayroom before departure

After a leisurely breakfast, we'll leave Arusha and cross the Namanga Border Post into Kenya. In the early afternoon, we'll arrive at the Four Points Sheraton Airport Hotel in Nairobi. You'll have access to a day room until your departure time. A complimentary shuttle bus will transport you to the airport, just a short 5-minute journey, for your international flight home.

(Room only, no meals or drinks included)


We first recommend that you read and become familiar with our booking terms & conditions, which can be found on this page, under the PRICES box.


Get in touch with us to confirm that there are still spaces available on the photo safari that you are interested in. Click on the “ENQUIRE NOW” button above.


Once we confirm with you that there is space available, and you would like to join the safari, we will send you a direct link via email. Follow this unique link to sign up to our CLIENT AREA. After you have registered with your name, email address and a password of your choice, you will then be asked to complete our online booking form.


As soon as we receive your completed booking form/s (1 per participant) then you will be required to send us the deposit to secure your place on the safari.


Deposits can be paid via credit card, PayPal or international bank transfer. We will notify you as soon as your deposit arrives. Places on the safari will only be confirmed once we have received both a completed booking form and deposit payment.


As soon as your booking form and deposit are with us, we will update your CLIENT AREA to display the outstanding balance amount. This amount will be due 90 days before the start date of the safari.