Kenya’s Masai Mara and Amboseli National Park
August 27 – September 6, 2023
Join us on an exclusive small-group wildlife safari in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, and the Masai Mara Reserve. You will be expertly guided to some of the best wildlife photography experiences on the planet in two of our favorite game destinations.
We’ll start our safari in Amboseli. We’ll be based in a private reserve adjacent to Amboseli National Park, which boasts Africa’s highest density of elephants per square mile and abundant other wildlife. Amboseli lies close to the border between Kenya and Tanzania and is dominated by the continent’s highest mountain—Kilimanjaro. Capped with snow and ascending into the clouds, Kilimanjaro soars to 19,340 feet and provides a stunning backdrop. The melting snows of Kilimanjaro nourish the open plains, umbrella acacia woodland, emerald green swamps, and surrounding marshlands of Amboseli, and a dry lake bed dotted with springs rims its eastern margins. Here, ostrich and oryx stalk the shimmering sand, providing for some of the most fabulous wildlife viewing and photography in all of East Africa.
We then fly to the Masai Mara Reserve along the Mara River, and we are here at the perfect time for the Great Migration, hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra at our doorstep, we hope! We’ve arranged for a private riverside campsite, a snug little setup with plenty of character and an incredible view. We’ll have five days and nights here to photograph the diverse wildlife. We’ll get out of the vehicles when we can, shoot the stars from our stargazing theatre, and burn up lots of memory cards as we go after the hundreds of birds and over 70 mammal species present in the area. We also expect to find many of Kenya’s top predators here: lions, leopards, and jackals thrive on the rich diversity of prey species.
Throughout our safari, we’ll be staying in Muench-style comfort at some of the best camps in the area, with amazing amenities: fantastic food, luxurious accommodations with en-suite facilities, and hot showers. Expect to be immersed in photography and safari from before the sun rises until after sunset. Everyone can expect to learn the finer points of wildlife photography and to refine “the art of seeing,” where you will work on improving your compositions. In the evenings and during downtimes, we will be working with you on image reviews and post-processing.
Limited to 7 Guests