The Wildebeest Migration is one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World” and also known as The World Cup Of Wildlife.
Nowhere in the world is there a movement of animals as immense as the wildebeest migration, over two million animals migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the greener pastures of the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya during July through to October.
The animals have to cross the Mara River in the Masai Mara where crocodiles will prey on them. This is one of the highlights as the animals try and cross the Mara River alive.
There are very few experiences in the world that offer photographers this bizarre combination of the spectacular and the tragic on such a vast canvas of animal behaviour.
It is incredible, it is magical, it is indescribable and it is a must – a bucket list item for every photographer !!!
When to visit the Masai Mara for the Migration:
July – October: This is when the wildebeest are in the northern Serengeti plains, and you have a chance of seeing up to thousands crossing the great Mara River.
Highlights of the Masai Mara Migration Photographic Safari
- Photographic guidance and training sessions with a professional photographer.
- 5 Star Luxury tented camp accommodation.
- Experience of a lifetime to photograph the greatest migration in the world.
- Maximum of 6 photographers per safari.
DAY 1 : JOHANNESBURG TO NAIROBI
|00:55||Departure flight from O.R. Tambo international Airport.|
|06:00||Arriving at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Road transfer to Wilson Airport.
|10:30||Charter flight to Mara-Kichwa Airstrip.|
|11:00||Arriving at Mara-Kichwa Airstrip.|
|11:30||Arriving at Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp.
A warm arrival awaits you in this bush hideaway in the heart of the African wilderness.
|13:00||Lunch at the Restaurant.
After lunch you will have free time to settle in your room and to prepare your photographic equipment for the afternoon game drive in the Park.
|18:00||Back to the Lodge.|
|19:00||Dinner will be served at the Restaurant.
After dinner we will have a feedback and photographic information session.
DAY 2, 3, 4 & 5 : MASAI MARA TRIANGLE
|06:00||Early morning game drive. Guided by your professional photography guide, you will explore the Masai Mara’s vast open plains and river banks.
During the daily game drives you will receive photographic tips, guidance and assistance from your photographic guide.
|12:00||Lunch will be served on arrival at the Lodge. Afterwards, you will download your images and take part in a photographic information and training session.|
|15:00||Afternoon Game Drive.
The Mara Triangle is known for the breathtaking Wildebeest and Zebra crossings and we concentrate on spending time at the Mara River photographic this spectacular event.
|18:00||Back to the Lodge.|
|19:00||Dinner will be served at the Restaurant.|
DAY 6 : LAST MORNING IN THE MARA TRIANGLE
|06:00||Early morning Breakfast before heading into the Mara Triangle for your last game drive.|
|10:00||Back to the Lodge.
Gather all your luggage and camera equipment for your journey back home.
|14:45||Transfer to Mara-Kichwa Airstrip.|
|16:15||Arriving at Wilson Airport.
Road transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
|20:50||Return Flight to O.R.Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg).|
|00:05||Arriving at O.R.Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg).|
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