We are delighted to repeat one of our most popular photography tours with this small group wildlife photo tour visiting the game rich Maasai Mara in Kenya, one of Africa’s most famous reserves and home to a year round abundance of predators. Where the Mara River provides the setting for the annual wildebeest and zebra migration and a reserve made famous by the BBC’s ‘Big Cat Diary’ and numerous other wildlife documentaries. The area provides copious wildlife photographic opportunities and is a superb location for viewing lion, leopard and cheetah. Whilst our focus will be predominantly on the ‘big cats’ we will also have plenty of time to photograph a rich diversity of other game, including elephant, buffalo, hippo and many antelope and bird species. With six-nights in this area we have plenty of time to explore the vast plains of the Maasai Mara and it’s endemic wildlife.
This photo tour will be led by professional wildlife photographer Andy Skinner, who has 12 years experience of visiting the Maasai Mara and many years guiding photo tours in the area, a region that Andy knows intimately. (*For groups of 7+ wildlife photographer, Sarah Skinner will also join this tour to co-host with Andy) The is held during the mid-season in June 2019, providing a more economical and generally much quieter time, verses the high season to experience the Mara. This photo tour is perfect for either the first time visitor or the more seasoned safari connoisseur. The game during June presents excellent game viewing opportunities, with the reserve boasting unparalleled opportunities to photograph the big cats all year round. If we are fortunate we may also begin to experience the arrival of some of the early wildebeest migration herds.
During this tour we use a lovely boutique style tented camp, with beautifully well appointed guest tents and to ensure a specious game viewing experience for all photographers each vehicle will provide a whole row for each guest. With a maximum of three guests in each extended land cruiser, with open sides and wide roof access.