Masai Mara Off Peak

The Mara Triangle is home to an incredible array of wildlife, even outside of the typical peak Great Migration period. As the long rains fall, afternoons in the Mara are dominated by massive thunderstorms, providing dramatic backgrounds and some of the most incredible light you could ever wish for. The lush, green grass, in stark contrast to the brown tones so often seen during the migration season as they are replaced by a vibrant array of colour.

Without the permanent presence of the migratory herds, predators tend to be more active, making for excellent game viewing and photographic opportunities. Whether you’ve visited the Mara many times before or you simply want to experience this incredible destination outside of the peak season, this safari will showcase the true magic of the East African plains and provide you with incredible photographic opportunities. By combining the exclusivity of the Wild Eye Mara Camp and the passion, knowledge and experience of our team in East Africa, we have taken the Masai Mara experience to a whole new level.

"There's far more to the Masai Mara than only the migration. On this tour you'll see the true Mara in all its glory" - Jono Buffey

Region

The Masai Mara covers some 1,510 km2 (580 sq miles) in south-western Kenya, divided into two sections, the Greater Masai Mara and the Mara triangle, both of which bordering the Serengeti/Tanzania. The region is home to a rich diversity of game and is considered an all year round destination. The Mara triangle, where the Wild Eye camp is based, takes up a third of the Greater Masai Mara Area.

Accommodation 

The Wild Eye Mara camp is a semi-permanent camp located along the banks of the mighty Mara River.

Our aim is to provide a comfortable and authentic base from which to explore and experience the Masai Mara. There is nothing quite like spending a week camped out in one of Kenya’s premier conservation areas.

Each tent is equipped with mahogany beds, an en-suite flushing toilet, clothing racks and a shaded veranda. Hot bucket-showers are enjoyed under the African sky at only a moment’s notice. The camp is powered by our solar farm and we have generators as a back-up if needed. A media tent is provided for charging of cameras & electronic equipment, and is available at all hours for photographers to download and process their images under the helpful eye of our photographic guides. A central dining area offers a space where meals can be enjoyed on the banks of the Mara river, and a bar and lounge area is located adjacent to both the dining area and the open fireplace.

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Included on this safari

  • 6 nights accommodation in the Wild Eye Mara Camp
  • All meals & drinks in camp
  • All park & conservation fees
  • Flight, Wilson Airport / Mara Serena Airstrip return
  • Transfer from hotel to Wilson Airport on Day 1
  • Transfer from Wilson Airport to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Day 7
  • All safari activities

Excluded on this safari

  • Any international flights arriving into and departing from the start & end location of this safari, Nairobi Kenya
  • 1 x night accommodation in Nairobi prior to the start of the safari
  • Personal Items
  • VISA costs
  • Gratuities

Camera Recommendations

The Mara is known for its big dramatic skies, sunrises and spectacular sunsets, which the 24 - 70mm is ideally suited for.

A 70-200mm lens or 80-400mm lens comes in very handy in getting images of animals in their environments as well as animals that may be approaching the vehicle or positioned close to the vehicle.

Using a longer focal length like a 200-400mm or even a fixed 500mm allows one to get those unique close up images, and in the wide open spaces, to showcase some great depth of field shooting at lower apertures.

Why choose Wild Eye for this safari?

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Image Gallery

Gerry van der Walt - Wild Eye - Wildlife Photography - Masai Mara

Gerry van der Walt - Wild Eye - Wildlife Photography - Masai Mara

Gerry van der Walt - Wild Eye - Wildlife Photography - Masai Mara

Gerry van der Walt - Wild Eye - Wildlife Photography - Masai Mara

 

Gerry van der Walt - Wild Eye - Wildlife Photography - Masai Mara

 

 

 

 

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