The Masai Mara offers incredible photographic opportunities outside of the typical migration period. In fact, many an award winning image has been captured during the shoulder season either side of the migratory movements. Whilst our 6 Night Mara Experience Safaris have always been popular, we have made some exciting changes to the itinerary which sees you, our valued guest, getting double the photographic value and a more exclusive safari experience!
A Maximum of just 6 Guests per departure!
We are excited to announce that the maximum number of guests accommodated on our Masai Mara Safari Experiences will only be 6 guests (reduced from 12) with one Wild Eye Guide leading the tour.
What does this guarantee you on this Safari?
- Double the amount of time with your Wild Eye guide throughout the trip, whether it is post processing learning or time in the field
- A smaller and more intimate group environment with just 6 guests
- Exclusive use of the entire camp with just 6 guests
- All of this value increase for no price change at all!
The Masai Mara Experience Safari
A fully inclusive, 6 night, 7 day safari experience in Kenya's Masai Mara and Mara Triangle Conservancy that is guaranteed to change the way you see the world!
Exclusive Use of the Wild Eye Mara Camp
Do you have a group of 6 to 12 guests looking for the ideal, exclusive, fully inclusive safari experience in Kenya's Masai Mara? Look no further, we would love to change the way you see the world!
Have a look at this video below where Johan touches on more about this
Why The Wild Eye Mara Camp?
The location of our Mara Camp being on the banks of the River itself is key, with many camps being a good 1-2 hours’ drive (or more) from the river and the key crossing points of the migratory herds. This generally means that the mornings and afternoons are fairly quiet around the river with more vehicles arriving mid-morning and hanging around until early hours of the afternoon before making their way back to their respective camps. This has often meant that our team (given that we are located mere minutes away from some of the most iconic crossing points) has enjoyed early morning and later afternoon crossings without any other vehicles present.
Flexibility is the next variable which you’ll need to consider. The option of being able to stay out for the entire day waiting for a potential crossing, without having to return to camp to drop other guests off, or to get some lunch is invaluable. We have regularly had our camp team bring lunch out to guests in the field whilst they are waiting for cheetah to hunt or for the crossings to take place. The last thing you want to do is have to dash back to camp only to return and see that the wildebeest have crossed in your absence.
The duration of your visit is also important. 3 nights is simply not enough and we have built our safaris around 6 nights and 7 days at a minimum in order to give guest the best possible chance of not only witnessing the dramatic crossings but also to experience the rest of the Mara – there is so much more! We typically, if the herds are along the river system and moving, focus on crossings for the first couple of days before exploring further afield once guests have experienced a number of these crossings.
Of course, I could go on and on myself about how magical this experience is, but I would rather encourage you to watch THIS video about The Wild Eye Mara Camp. Watching this video will give you a truly unique perspective about our camp and the experience that you would be in for from some of our guests who have joined us before.
Some of the highlights that are in included in our Masai Mara Experience packages are the following:
- A Wild Eye photographic guide
- Local Wild Eye East Africa guides
- Accommodation on single basis (no single supplement)
- All park & conservation fees
- Daily game drives
- All meals & drinks at the Wild Eye Mara Camp
- In field photographic tuition
- Post processing tuition
- Domestic flights Wilson Airport Nairobi to Mara Serena airstrip Masai Mara, return
- Arrival transfer on day 1 and departure transfer on day 7
What I can tell you, is that this is truly a once in a lifetime experience that encapsulates the pure magnificence of the Masai Mara as well as The Wild Eye Mara Camp. A journey with like-minded people in one of the best locations within the entire Mara system, hospitality from Dickson and the rest of our East African family and incredible wildlife - a recipe for an unforgettable trip. The focus is on photography and making sure that all of our guests leave the area with an amazing portfolio of images that encompasses the entire experience. However, one does not have to be a photographer to enjoy every second of the week. It really is open to any and all who have a love and passion for nature and wildlife.
If you have any questions and would like to find out more, feel free to get in touch with us and we will happily share more information with you.
Until next time,