Book your Masai Mara Big Cat Photo Safari Extension
The Masai Mara Big Cat Photo Safari extension promises almost daily encounters of the African big cats; you will capture raw emotions of these powerful felines. Photograph every move of the lions as they stalk their prey while the fastest animal on the land, the remarkable cheetah chases down its meal of the day at top speed. As everything unfolds in suspense before your eyes and camera lenses, you will have the professional guidance on where to focus to get the best shots of your life with the help of our experienced wildlife photographers.
The Masai Mara is viewed as one of the best wildlife viewing destinations in Africa and is famous for its big cats–with the aboundancy of lions, leopards, and cheetahs. The Masai Mara has been featured on the BBC’s highly acclaimed documentary series The Hunt and Big Cat Diary, and you will probably see many of the big cats that have become the stars of those series.
The Masai Mara resembles no other spot in Africa; the density of wildlife in the Masai Mara is a photographer’s dream. The safaris will focus on zebra, giraffe, antelope, hippo, elephant, and of course the Maasai Mara’s popular big cats. We may even see serval, caracal, or black rhino. All in all, these safaris produce life-long memories and images often framed by Mara’s famous sunrises, sunsets, and dramatic vistas.
All Photographers are Welcome
Photographers of all levels are welcome. Our tour leaders are full-time wildlife photographers with great experience in the field just as in guiding and photographic guidance. Our Masai Mara Big Cat Photo Safari tour offers a small client-leader proportion that allows for personal attention and customized guidance on photography. As you may know, photography is an art whereby there is a balance between spontaneity and preconception. In most cases, seeing the shot in your mind first will play a huge role in coordinating your eyes and fingers to see and capture the perfect shot at the right time in the right place. Be observant of your surroundings as there might be some beautiful shots of unforeseen situations that spontaneously develop while you are waiting for the prime moment to arrive. Our professional photography leader and seasoned safari guide will ensure you have the perfect vehicle position and the right distance from the subject so you can get the greatest wildlife photos to date!
Our Masai Mara Big Cat Photo Safari Vehicles
For our Masai Mara Big Cat Photo Safari we use vehicles that are open sided to allow for shots from all angles and also maximize the space and flexibility that a photographer needs. Each participant has a full row of seats, as well as provisions for beanbags and clamps on the open sides and on the roof to provide good support for your camera equipment.
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP – SERENGETI PHOTO SAFARI [2019-2020]
Join our wildlife photography workshop to discover the diverse wildlife and vivid landscapes of Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater. Led by an experienced, professional wildlife photographer, our Serengeti Photo Safari is suitable for all levels of photographic experience, and you will be encouraged to ask questions, try out different techniques, experiment with dramatic lighting and learn from each other. Whether you join one of our group departures or we customize a photo safari just for you and your companions, you will be invited into some of the most stunning wildlife viewing opportunities that Tanzania has to offer. To get a sense of our personalized tailor-made African safari experiences from all over Tanzania, please watch our short video.
- Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
- Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
- Professional private English-speaking safari guide;
- Professional wildlife photographer/tour leader
- Bean bags
- Exclusive use of safari Landcruiser 4×4 (open-sided or enclosed with pop-up roof for game viewing);
- Accommodation as detailed;
- All domestic flights;
- All national park entrance fees for sightseeing, concession and camping fees;
- All food – breakfasts, packed lunches and evening meals during safari;
- All local brand drinks (house wine, beer & spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, tea & coffee, juices)
- Donations and payments to local community projects
- All government taxes and fees
- Emergency evacuation insurance
- International flights
- Travel and personal accident insurance
- Visa, passport, vaccinations, medicines
- Gratuities for airport transfer drivers, safari guide, hotel and camp staff
- Expenditure on personal bar bills for premium brand drinks (those not included), souvenirs, etc.
- Optional excursions/activities not detailed in itinerary
INQUIRE ABOUT THIS ITINERARY
This itinerary is intended as inspiration, giving you an idea of how to capture the soul of Tanzania’s wilds and touch the real heart of Africa. It makes a great starting point for planning your unique adventure through this stunning landscape, but we will work with you to customize, tweak and tailor your trip so that you can start looking forward to the safari of your dreams.