Wildlife photography in Masai Mara is not just centered around the Great Migration. As a wildlife photographer you can plan a photo safari in the Mara in the low or off-season as well. A new flavor of the bush, a new experience, new texture and color of the grass and the same big 5! Read more for details.
The Masai Mara is teaming with wildlife action throughout the year. The migration is the most sought-after season but wildlife photography in the Mara is not confined to only this season and goes beyond it too. Post the migration, the tourist pressure reduces and as a photographer you can enjoy a peaceful and relaxing time in the bush in the company of the big cats like lions, leopards and cheetahs. The topography and colors of the park changes as per the seasons - for instance the park is lush green during the months of February and March and one can do contrasting wildlife photography as compared to the migration period when the vegetation is very different. In a nutshell barring the river crossings you have enough opportunities to photograph during the off-season and it is a period which is worth exploring as well.
HIGHLIGHTS : THE BIG FIVE
LOCATION : MASAI MARA
Post your arrival at Nairobi, you will be picked up either from the airport or from your hotel. You will then travel to your lodge in Masai Mara via road/ chartered flight. Members of the Masai tribe will be there to greet you on your arrival, to mark the beginning of a great Kenyan experience. After checking in, the evening will be spent relaxing and unwinding. You should preferably wrap up early for the night as the next morning, we will be leaving before sunrise .
Your days will begin early with a steaming cup of coffee. Game drives in the Mara begin at the crack of dawn, so that you get the breathtaking golden light of the gorgeous savannah. The option for full day game drives are always available so that you can cover wider areas of the park with packed breakfast and lunch. If you are interested, in the evening, a trip to the local Masai village can also be arranged for you to soak in the culture of Masai Mara.
Since this is your last day, we will be leaving from the lodge with packed luggage and food. Post the morning game drive, the travel back to Nairobi will begin, or you will be dropped at the airstrip inside Mara in case you have opted for a flight back to Nairobi. At Nairobi, you will be dropped either straight to the airport for your flight back home, or your hotel, as per your requirements.