2022/09/10 - 2022/09/17
From USD $8 350.00 price per sharing person
We all know that the Mara is home to the ‘greatest show on earth’. So C4 decided to run the best photo safari we could muster in the heart of the greatest show. Its simple really - find a camp in the middle of the action, book it for 9 photographers with the best photo camp operator in the business and then have C4’s professional photographers personally guide you whilst on safari.
On this Safari you are within 10 minutes from the main crossing points and 20 minutes from the other crossing points. Many camps are at least 60 minutes from these central areas. The position of the camp is within the two main rivers- the Talek and Mara rivers, meaning easy and fast access to the most productive game viewing areas. No gate restrictions or racing for the gate during the best hours of light. (All gates close at 18h30, and as most camps are outside the reserve, vehicles must leave the reserve) Our camp is inside the Mara. There is a battery bank and silent generator for charging batteries and laptops. The camp has a studio tent with 2 iMacs for help in downloading your images as well as many plug points for charging your batteries.
This webpage offers you a glimpse of the safari. For the full details of the entire safari indicating what is included and excluded, number of guests and the logistics, please download the full brochure below.
This safari will consist of an itinerary as such:
Day 1 Serena Hotel, Kenya.
Arrive in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi in the early afternoon. A 45-minute road transfer will take you to the African elegance of the Nairobi Serena Hotel. You will spend the evening in the lush and open surrounds of the Serena Hotel. One of Nairobi’s original hotels, this hotel has all the comforts of the past with the convenience of the modern era: The perfect place to relax for the evening. Your C4 Photo Safari guide will make contact with you at the hotel to arrange dinner for the photography group and discuss the logistics of the following morning.
Day 2 - 8 Entim Main Camp, Kenya.
We depart for the Masai Mara for the 10am scheduled flight and touchdown at Ol-Kiombo Airstrip after a short 1-hour flight. From there we are transferred by road to our camp situated in the Mara. You will be staying in a classic East African style safari camp consisting of canvas tents, staffed by local Maasai. You will have en-suite bathrooms with flush loos, flowing water and hot showers. While traditional, the camp is comfortable with large beds and private verandah’s. In the afternoon we will sample one of Africa’s greatest ecosystems.
For these five full days, we will focus on showing you the best of the Masai Mara and this will include tracking the migration and getting to the heart of the action. You will be taken out each morning at first light. We will have Toyota Land Cruiser vehicles with roof top hatches and large windows from which to photograph. Brackets, braces and clamps can be fixed onto the rails on the vehicles for tripod heads and flash brackets. Everything is designed to aid your photographic enjoyment.
Day 8 Nairobi, Kenya.
After a last morning game drive, we return to camp for a hearty brunch before departing to the airstrip at 12h00 where we return to Nairobi. A transfer back to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport/your hotel concludes the safari. Most of the international flights depart in the early evening and this fits with most connections. This is unfortunately the end of the tour and another special package from C4 Photo Safaris.
10 September 2022 - 17 September 2022
African wildlife is where his main interest lies and to gain a better understanding of this subject Trevor trained as a nature and trails guide while simultaneously completing a diploma in digital photography. He’s been on photographic safari throughout most of Southern and East Africa.