Special Early Bird pricing - USD 2650 (registration before 31st December 2017)
Normal Cost - USD 2800 (after 31st December 2017)

Inclusions:

  • 6 nights accommodation in bush tents on double sharing
  • Canon Photo Mentor Shivang Mehta as the photography guide
  • 1 evening game drive (on the first day), 5 days of full day game drives, 1 morning game drive (on the last day)
  • Customised land cruiser for photography with 4 participants per vehicle
  • All meals during the stay at the camp
  • Complimentary water for stay and game drives
  • 1 complimentary drink (beer or cold drink) per game drive per participant

Exclusions:

  • Airfare (international & domestic)
  • Tips & gratuity
  • Any expenses not mentioned in the inclusions
  • First night stay in Nairobi in case you are coming a day earlier

Additional Costs:

  • One night stay in Nairobi on day 1. We will be helping you with the booking at Royal Orchid Hotel in Nairobi. You can avail the special Nature Wanderers rate.
  • Visa - On arrival Visa has been discontinued. You will have to apply for e-visa by visiting www.ecitizen.go.ke
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination and Oral Polio Vaccination should be procured atleast 1 month prior to the travel

Payment terms :

  • Block your seat with a payment of USD 900 (non refundable) to block your seat.
  • The balance can be paid in installments or as a lump-some amount.
  • You can contact us at [email protected] for discussing your payment terms. Currency exchange will be factored in for final accounting.

NW 10th anniversary celebration continues...

Migration Uncut with Shivang Mehta at Prices like never before!

Nature Wanderers in association with Shivang Mehta Photo Safaris presents Migration UNCUT 2018

Photography Escort - Shivang Mehta (Canon India Brand Ambassador)

  • Group 2 - Aug 21-27 (6 nights)

Key Highlights

  • Small batches of 4 participants per batch for focused photography and personalized attention
  • Shivang Mehta's Photography guiding with a rich 200+ days of Mara experience over a period of 8 years
  • Day to day meticulous planning of full day game drives by Shivang Mehta
  • Accommodation options
  • Bush camping experience (tented accommodation at a strategic location inside Mara and closer to the the action areas)

The Great Migration – A Photographer’s Delight!

The Great African Migration is much more than the simple river crossing which you are visualizing. Here are a few numbers to sweep you off your feat! The true spectacle of the migration is 1,245,000 wildebeest, 200,000 Burchell's zebra, 18,000 eland and 500,000 Thomson's gazelle filling the entire stretch of Mara landscape.
When the Savannah turns golden red in the month of July, and the zebra start pouring in across the river, the first herds of the wildebeest arrive and the feasting for the Mara's predators and scavengers, begins.

The African Lion is the supreme predator of the Mara landscape and is a treat watch during the migration time as with a sizeable prey base spread across the Mara, the lion prides hunt strategically in the early morning or late noon hours giving you the chance to photograph these rare moments from close quarters in great light.
Often regarded as a shy, nocturnal animal, sightings of leopard in the Mara can occur even in the middle of the day and last for several minutes.

Although not as muscular as the leopard, the cheetah is built for sheer speed and is the world's fastest land mammal and has been timed at 110 kilometers per hour. The Mara is one of the best places in the world to shoot a cheetah in full action as they often seek a vantage point on a fallen tree, termite mound or even car bonnet, to look out across the Savannah for their next prey.

Accommodation Amidst Action

The Mara expanse is beyond imagination and in the vast terrain, the river crossing and migratory trend of wildebeest is mostly towards the Mara river. Covering these massive distances can be a challenge in Mara if you have not chosen the apt location to stay in this huge forest. The astounding wildlife moments that NW participants saw and shot in the past decade was mainly because of the fact that we chose the right camping site in Mara… a site which was not loaded but overloaded with wild action. The NW participants indulged in quite a bit of ‘arm-chair’ photography right from the campsite.

With the crack of dawn, with all photographic ammunition loaded and the best of the guides and drivers at your service, you are right at the action point within seconds as your stay is being organized in bush camps very close to the Mara river. Other key action areas are also close by and enables us to plan your safaris effectively.

Choose your preferred vantage point and shoot at will! During the migration this is an ideal location as the traffic density here is thinner than rest of the reserve and the real action is very close by. The most spectacular pictures of the “river crossing” have been taken because of the location of stay in Mara.

Like every year, our location for 2018 is unbeatable for we would be again pitching up at one of the most strategic locations of Masai Mara for photographers. Some key action areas of the park are right in the vicinity of the camp thus enabling you to be amongst the first to catch the action early in the morning and the last to leave the site in the evening.

What will be the key take aways for me from an NW photo tour?

A team of highly committed professionals who live their lives out there on the field, the NW team has the hands on knowledge from a wildlife and photography perspective to make the most of your wildlife trip. As an amateur photographer, you come back with a better understanding on camera handling and on-field shooting tips as our team constantly keeps an eye on your shooting techniques and gives you the necessary onfield guidance to mature to the next level. Even if you have been shooting in the field regularly, the group interactions around photography and wildlife are an enriching experience.

I do not posses the adequate equipments to shoot wildlife. Can I still be a part of an NW photo tour?

Equipments can't restrict you from participating in our photo tour. You can touch base with the NW team for possible equipment rental options and we would try to equip you adequately based on the nature of the program you are enrolling for.

What is the onfield value add I get from NW?

NW programs are backed by strong field analysis and locations surveys. Our team spends maximum time in the wilderness and is up-to-date with sighting reports because which we are able to plan out the photo tour effectively. In addition to this, you can bug our experienced photography escorts and trainers with your photography queries - be it field tips, basic or advanced photography queries, post processing of images etc.

What all is included in the package?

In case of established national parks, NW ensures the best of facilities in the form of comfortable rooms and the best in class safari experience. However whenever infrastructure is an issue, we try to give the best of what is avaialble. Photography is our key focus and we do not compromise on that part. Our endeavor has always been to give our participants the maximum productive field time.

What is the cancellation policy in case I want to back out from a trip?

Cancellation for an event to be conveyed through mail / sending letter to our registered address. For cancellations please write to us at [email protected] . For all eligible cases refund would be processed as per below slabs within 2 weeks of receipt of communication through credit note/ credit to the bank account. For more details on refund & cancellations please refer Terms & Conditions section on our website.

Refund policy:
Early Bird Registration - No refund

  • 50% fee to be refunded if cancellation is done between 50 days prior to the event
  • 30% fee to be refunded if cancellation is done days 30 prior to the event
  • No refund if cancellation is done between 0-30 days of the event.
Day 1

Departure from Nairobi early in the morning.
The drive from the airport to Masai Mara takes 6 hours and goes through some very scenic parts of Kenya, including the rift valley.

Check into the camp and leave for the safari right after lunch. All safaris will be personally led by Canon Photo Mentor Shivang Mehta - your expert photography guides who have years of experience guiding photographers in Masai Mara. His team of guides have worked with the best of global photographers and film-makers and have all the experience to give you that perfect angle to shoot.

Safari will be in best-in-class side and top open vehicles (Landcruisers) which are perfect for photography. 4 participants will be allocated 1 vehicle so that you have ample amount of space to shoot from the window and from the top.
All vehicles will be using wireless radio devices for inter-vehicle connectivity in order to ensure that you are right at the action point as it happens. Return by sunset, dinner and overnight in the camp.

Day 2-6

After an early breakfast (or packed breakfast) leave for your Masai Mara game drives. Picnic lunch will be provided if you plan to go for full day safaris and do not wish to return to the camp for lunch in case there are sighting reports from locations away from the camp. Since the camp is centrally located, you would have easy access to all areas of the park.

Day 7

Do a morning round of the reserve and return to the camp for breakfast.
After a quick breakfast and some packed lunch leave for the International airport (6 hours drive) to catch your return flight.

Additional Supports:
  • Nature Wanderers team would be providing complimentary bean bags that can be used by the participants to shoot in Mara.
  • Fully Modified Landscruiser for photography
  • In-depth photography review sessions at the end of each day making it a comprehensive photographic experience for you.
  • 1 complimentary beverage per person per day for the safari (choice of beer, cold drink)
  • complimentary mineral water in camp & safaris
  • Understanding nuances of photography in Masai Mara by Canon Photo Mentor - Shivang Mehta
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Corbett Winters - The Land of Light & Dust
    Corbett Winters - The Land of Light & Dust
    Dec 14 - Dec 17, 2017
  • Corbett Winters - Batch 2
    Corbett Winters - Batch 2
    Jan 18 - Jan 21, 2018
  • Wild Namibia
    Wild Namibia
    Jun 02 - Jun 11, 2018
  • Jim Corbett - Republic Day Special
    Jim Corbett - Republic Day Special
    Jan 25 - Jan 28, 2018
  • Migration UNCUT 2018 (Masai Mara) - Batch 2
    Migration UNCUT 2018 (Masai Mara) - Batch 2
    Aug 21 - Aug 27, 2018
  • Migration UNCUT 2018 (Masai Mara) - Batch 1
    Migration UNCUT 2018 (Masai Mara) - Batch 1
    Aug 14 - Aug 20, 2018
  • Migration UNCUT 2018 (Masai Mara) - Batch 3
    Migration UNCUT 2018 (Masai Mara) - Batch 3
    Aug 28 - Sep 03, 2018
  • Corbett Elephant & Tiger Trails
    Corbett Elephant & Tiger Trails
    Apr 19 - Apr 22, 2018
  • Kanha Tiger Trails
    Kanha Tiger Trails
    Mar 08 - Mar 11, 2018
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