"Welcome to the greatest show in Africa. Play witness to the great migration from the comforts of the magical Wild Eye Mara Camp" - Jono Buffey
The Great Migration epitomises the ultimate African safari experience and is still one of the quintessential bucket list items that any wildlife and nature enthusiast should tick off. Wildlife photographers also know that the Migration offers incredible photographic opportunities and many portfolios and award winning images have been captured during the annual journey of more than 1.5 million Wildebeest and roughly 500,000 Zebra. One of the world’s most iconic destinations - the Masai Mara - teems with wildlife, and is one of the best wildlife photography destinations in the world.
The Wild Eye Masai Mara Peak season safari's run from July through to October each year, where over 2 million animals gather on the plains of the Mara, setting the scene for one of nature’s most incredible wildlife spectacles. By combining the exclusivity of the Wild Eye Mara Camp and the passion, knowledge and experience of our team, we have taken the Masai Mara experience to a whole new level with this great migration photographic safari, giving you what we believe is the very best great migration photo safari on offer in the Masai Mara.
The Maasai Mara covers some 1,510 km2 (580 sq miles) in south-western Kenya, and is divided into two sections, the Greater Masai Mara (referred to as the National Reserve) and the Mara triangle, both of which bordering the Serengeti Game Reserve in Tanzania.
The Wild Eye Mara camp is situated on the banks of the mighty Mara river, in the Southern section of the Mara Triangle, strategically positioned to be within ten minutes drive from some of the most dramatic crossing points that the Mara has to offer.
Not only does this ensure a greater chance of being at the right place, at the right time to capture the action, but it also affords us additional game-drive time inside the key areas of the reserve, which ordinarily takes other operators some time to reach given their location either outside, or in the northern-most sections of the reserve, some distance away from the river.
When it comes to our camp, location really is everything!
The guest rooms which consists of large, dome style canvas tents, with an additional ‘lounge’ area tent with a clothes and suitcase rack. In this section of the tent, there is also a porcelain flushing toilet, and a separate shower tent nearby. The rooms can either be made up for singles, or for a couple if you are sharing, but each guest will have their own tent. The beds are incredibly comfortable, with a mahogany wooden base.
With our now semi permanent site, we were able to add some amazing new additions to the Enkishui Camp, the most notable being the addition of a new luxury lounge tent, which consists of authentic local Kenyan furniture and bar overlooking the magical Mara river. Imagine sitting around the lounge or bar area with an ice cold drink (Tenke makes a mean g&t) overlooking the Mara River whilst listening to a pod of Hippos only a few metres away from you. You simply have to experience it for yourself!
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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
- Internal flights, Wilson Airport / Mara Serena Airstrip return
- Transfer from hotel to Wilson Airport on Day 1 of the safari
- 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 tour, Nairobi Kenya
- 1 x night accommodation in Nairobi prior to the start of the safari
- Certain premium brand drinks in camp
- Personal Items
- VISA costs
Along with the Masai Mara's big skies, the crossing point can be quite dramatic at times with animals crossing the river and with all the commotion big dust clouds forming, this makes for great wide angle shots, we recommend using a 24-70mm depending on the crossing point and the action taking place. The 24-70mm us also great to capture those beautiful sunrise and sunset shots.
A 70 – 200mm is always handy to allow you to capture animals in their environment, but also to grab when animals tend to be a little closer to the vehicles, or at crossing points where the versatility of a zoom lens often comes in handy. Sometimes, at crossing points the wide angle lenses are too wide and the longer focal lengths are too tight, the 70-200mm comes in very handy in being midrange and capturing the dramatic scenes as the animals attempt to cross the Mara river.
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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