The Maasai Mara is our first destination on this photography tour. The “Mara” is everything that we imagine when we think about iconic Africa. It’s a land of sweeping savannah and grasslands where herds, packs and prides roam free in the tall grass or amongst flat-top acacia trees.
Our time here will be filled with stunning photography on our game drives with the Great Migration underway. Large herds of wildebeests and zebras migrate through the grasslands in search of food and they may even undertake a few perilous crossings of the Mara River!
The Maasai Mara is where you will have the opportunity to see and photograph iconic African wildlife in their natural environments — herds of elephants, giraffes, lion prides, leopards, hyenas, cheetahs and more. We’ll be trailing elephant herds to photograph the way elephant families interact; you’ll thrill to the sight of lion cubs at play while their mothers (and father) watch protectively over them.
A special part of our experience in the Mara is a visit to a Maasai village, where we will be welcomed by the leaders of the village and made to feel a part of the community. This is your perfect opportunity to photograph portraits of the Maasai people and their bright and colourful clothing and beads. You’ll connect with the villagers and learn about them, their culture and lifestyle in a way that’s intimate, hands-on and engaging.
You will also have the opportunity to participate in an optional hot-air balloon experience in the Maasai Mara, where you will soar above the plains at sunrise and watch the land unfold below you. The hot-air balloon experience includes breakfast in the open at the conclusion of your flight. This is an optional experience that can be added to your tour — see below for details.