May-2017, Masai Mara tour is all about tracking Big Cats and the Big Five to provide ample opportunities to observe, understand and photograph their behaviour. This is the time of the year when the rains have just stopped (we can expect some showers during our visit for sure) and the grass is growing tall and green. A different sort of environment which is lush green and providing a saturated feel for the images. Also due to the lesser wildebeests (they are not migrating during this month) chances of predation of other species like elephants, warthogs, zebras, gazelles are a good possibility. Join us to embark on this is safari to spot the wildlife of predators.
MAY 2017 between 20th & 27th
[DAY1-May20]: Arrival in Nairobi, Kenya. Our team along with the guides will be greeting the guests at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Post meeting up and helping with the local logistics like cash exchange, local SIM connectivity etc the team will move to a hotel nearby to spend the night with good rest. It is important to re-energize for the next 5 days of action at Masai Mara.
[DAY2]: Included in this tour is an additional benefit for 2 hours birding at Lake Naivasha. For bird lovers and nature lovers this is an enchanting place to capture some of the iconic species like African Fish Eagle and the Great Kingfisher. The team leaves early in the morning with packed breakfast to arrive at Naivasha by 7:30. 2 hours of boat ride followed by a packed breakfast near the lake completes an invigorating morning. The team then leaves for Masai Mara which is another 5 hours by road. On the way we visit Narok, to shop and finish our lunch within a quick window and be in a position catchup for the last 2 hours of evening light at Masai Mara. We are expected to enter the game-drive around 4:30 PM and will have our memorable sighting start at instant.
[DAY3-6]: The camp-site provides a wake up call at 5AM. Hot coffee/tea/chocolate drink is served and the team gets into the respective vehicles by 5:30 to set off into the savannah. Packed lunch accompanies us and we have a good 4-5 hour window for photography in the morning before we get settled into the wilderness to satisfy our empty stomachs! Post breakfast we spend another hour or so before returning to the camp-site for lunch. Based on the events on field these time windows will be adjusted to prioritise photographic opportunities. Back at the camp-site we would have a 2 hour window to recharge, dump card contents and get ready for the ride back again by 3:30 PM. Evening promises to be another different world with the opportunities to make stunning images of the sky, silhouettes and the hungry lion prides whose activities start post 5:30 PM. We bet you will never know how those 4 hours get stolen with such sites.
[DAY7]: The last day starts off with a regular morning drive, but one that ends a little earlier by 8:30. We are back to ensure our bags are packed, have breakfast at the camp, and get off moving by 10. The drive back to Nairobi will still give us an hour of photographic opportunities so we are not yet packing our gear!. Once we leave Masai Mara by 12 we hit straight to Narok for lunch and the guests get dropped by evening for their flight. Based on timings and co-ordination the team can make up time for some local shopping on the way back.
1 night accommodation at Nairobi - on a twin sharing basis
6 nights accommodation at Masai Mara - on a twin sharing basis
Coffee/Tea (before morning & evening drives)
Boating at Lake Naivasha
All transfers to and from the airport
International flights, or any other transportation costs between your home and Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi (including return flights)
Dinner/Drinks on the first night of arrival
Tips & Gratitudes for hotel/camp-staff and our guides
Additional drinks/food at camp-site
VISA fees, Travel insurance and other personal expenses
And anything not included under 'Tour inclusions'
6 nights & 7 day tour costing USD 2500 per person.
Camp-site located at the action grounds of cheetahs. Within a few minutes of drive we get to engage great families.
Maximum of 4 photographers in a vehicle to provide ample space for positioning oneslef and placing equipments.
Our vehicles are modified with removable seats in the 2nd row and wide open windows on both sides. These changes provide a differentiated experience when it comes to positioning yourself within the jeeps at different levels for the subjects.
In case of wind or rains canvases and top covers can be used for protection.
WE ASSURE THE BEST OF FACTORS TO HELP WITH PHOTOGRAPHY AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE.