About Maasai Mara Photo Safari (Sample Itinerary)

Embark on an unforgettable 10-day wildlife photography expedition in Kenya’s legendary Maasai Mara National Reserve. Known as one of Africa’s most iconic safari destinations, the Maasai Mara is a vast expanse of rolling savannahs, dotted with acacia trees and teeming with wildlife. Led by expert guides, journey into this untamed wilderness and witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of the African plains. From herds of wildebeest thundering across the landscape to silhouettes of giraffes grazing against the setting sun, every moment in the Maasai Mara is a snapshot of Africa’s raw and untamed beauty. Capture the essence of the savannah as you photograph the iconic landscapes and wildlife of this legendary wilderness.


Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya. Transfer to your accommodation in Nairobi. Meet your tour leader and fellow photographers for a briefing on the upcoming adventure. Overnight stay in Nairobi.

Day 2: Nairobi to Maasai Mara Depart Nairobi and drive to the iconic Maasai Mara National Reserve. Arrive at your lodge or camp in the Maasai Mara. Afternoon game drive in search of wildlife, with opportunities for landscape and wildlife photography. Enjoy a traditional Maasai cultural experience in the evening. Overnight stay in the Maasai Mara.

Day 3 to 9: Wildlife Photography in the Maasai Mara Spend the next seven days exploring the diverse habitats of the Maasai Mara and photographing its abundant wildlife. Embark on morning and afternoon game drives, led by experienced guides and wildlife experts. Capture images of the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros), as well as other iconic African species such as cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, and hippos. Take advantage of golden hour and sunset photography sessions, with the opportunity to photograph dramatic landscapes and wildlife silhouettes. Enjoy picnic lunches in the bush, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the Maasai Mara. Spend evenings reviewing and editing your photos, receiving guidance and tips from your tour leader. Optional activities may include hot air balloon safaris, guided nature walks, or visits to local Maasai communities (additional fees may apply). Overnight stays in the Maasai Mara.

Day 10: Maasai Mara to Nairobi Enjoy a final morning game drive in the Maasai Mara, capturing any last-minute wildlife sightings. After breakfast, depart for Nairobi. Arrive in Nairobi in the afternoon and transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight or continue with your onward travel plans.

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