Total Tour Cost - USD 2680 per person (Inclusive of all Taxes)

Payment terms
  • Block your seat with a payment of USD 600 (non refundable) to block your seat.
  • The balance can be paid in equal instalments 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.
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
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
  • Departure to Mara by road would be at 6:30 AM approximately from Nairobi airport / hotel. In case your flights are not being booked as per this schedule you would have to arrive in Nairobi a day prior to the Mara departure. Nairobi accommodation details can be discussed with the NW Team as we work with multiple hotels at various budget segments.
  • Bush flights from Nairobi to Mara (1 hour flight duration) can be arranged on special requests in case you wish to avoid the road journey to Mara.
  • Visa - E-visa can be procured by visiting www.ecitizen.go.ke
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination and Oral Polio Vaccination should be procured atleast 1 month prior to the travel

CONTINUING OVER A DECADE OF KENYAN WILDLIFE ADVENTURES, NATURE WANDERERS PRESENTS

MIGRATION UNCUT 2020 : A SMALL GROUP SPECIALIST PHOTO SAFARI

PHOTO MENTOR: INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER, AUTHOR AND CANON PHOTO MENTOR SHIVANG MEHTA

Key Highlights
  • Only 4 participants per batch to ensure personalized and focused photography attention.
  • Full day game drives meticulously planned day by day under the expertise of Shivang Mehta.
  • Shivang Mehta’s photography guiding with a rich 300+ days of Mara experience over a period of 10 years.
  • 6 Nights, 7 Days (in Masai Mara)
  • Strategically placed bush camping accommodation inside the Mara close to high action area
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.

Accomodation Admist 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.

Batch combination special offer

Are you keen to attend multiple batches and maximise the photographic opportunities in Masai Mara? 1 night complimentary stay and 2 complimentary safaris for guests attending multiple batches. Contact NW Team for details.

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 will be considered via a written mail to [email protected]. The date of the mail would be considered for calculation of the cancellation fee.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • if cancellation is done between 120 days prior to the event 50% fee to be refunded
  • No refund if cancellation is done between 0-120 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 in at the camp and leave for game drive right after lunch. All game drives will be personally led by Canon Photo Mentor Shivang Mehta and his 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. Drives 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 drive. 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.

    UPCOMING EVENTS
    • Land of Leopards - Bera Photo Expedition
      Land of Leopards - Bera Photo Expedition
      Nov 28th - Dec 1st, 2019
    • Corbett Winters
      Corbett Winters
      Dec 26 - Dec 29, 2019
    • Keoladeo Wonders
      Keoladeo Wonders
      Jan 03 - 05, 2020
    • Borneo - In Search of Rarity (Batch-2)
      Borneo - In Search of Rarity (Batch-2)
      Jan 10 - 19, 2020
    • Snow Leopard Expedition - Batch 1
      Snow Leopard Expedition - Batch 1
      Jan 25 - Feb 3, 2020
    • Snow Leopard Expedition - Batch 2
      Snow Leopard Expedition - Batch 2
      Feb 01 - Feb 10, 2020
    • Snow Leopard Expedition - Batch 3
      Snow Leopard Expedition - Batch 3
      Feb 08 - Feb 17, 2020
    • Corbett - Elephant & Tiger Trail - Good Friday Weekend
      Corbett - Elephant & Tiger Trail - Good Friday Weekend
      Apr 9 - Apr 12, 2020
    • Samburu - Kenya Unplugged
      Samburu - Kenya Unplugged
      Apr 16 - Apr 22, 2020
    • Tiger Marathon - Batch 1 (Ranthambore)
      Tiger Marathon - Batch 1 (Ranthambore)
      May 7 - May 10, 2020
    • Tiger Marathon - Batch 2 (Ranthambore)
      Tiger Marathon - Batch 2 (Ranthambore)
      May 10 - May 13, 2020
    • Tiger Marathon - Batch 3 (Bandhavgarh)
      Tiger Marathon - Batch 3 (Bandhavgarh)
      May 14 - May 17, 2020
    • Tiger Marathon - Batch 4 (Bandhavgarh)
      Tiger Marathon - Batch 4 (Bandhavgarh)
      May 17 - May 20, 2020
    • Puma Expedition
      Puma Expedition
      July 10th - 16th, 2020
    • Migration Uncut - Batch 1
      Migration Uncut - Batch 1
      Aug 29 to Sept 4, 2020
    • Migration Uncut - Batch 2
      Migration Uncut - Batch 2
      Sep 05 to Sep 11, 2020
    • Migration Uncut - Batch 3
      Migration Uncut - Batch 3
      Sep 12 to Sep 18, 2020
    • Migration Uncut - Batch 4
      Migration Uncut - Batch 4
      Sep 19 to Sep 25, 2020
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