Maasai Mara, Kenya 

Photographic Safari

Spend a week in the greater Maasai Mara, combining the joy of safari with an education in photography and conservation on this unforgettable trip in the land of the big cats.

We've partnered with Asilia Africa, to create this photographic adventure. We’ll be based in the Naboisho Conservancy — bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve — a reserve that comprises over 50,000 hectares of unspoilt wilderness in Kenya’s Greater Mara Region. Expect stunning scenery, and most importantly, bountiful wildlife. We've have visited Naboisho on multiple occasions and it is, beyond doubt, one of our favourite places in the world.

After arriving in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you'll be met by a representative from Asilia Africa and transferred to Wilson Airport for the light aircraft flight to the Maasai Mara. Upon landing in Ol Seki airstrip, you'll be met by me, Lara and a guide from Encounter Mara who will game drive us the short distance to camp. Welcome to your home for the next week! Don't worry, you'll arrive with plenty of time to settle in and freshen up before lunch.

Then, we’ll head out on our first afternoon game drive and explore our incredible surroundings!

Day 1

Renowned for its bountiful biodiversity and breath-taking natural beauty, Naboisho Conservancy hosts a wide range of wildlife including lions, cheetahs, elephants, leopards, giraffes, wild dogs, and a host of plains game. You can look forward to guided game drives with an expert naturalist, walking safaris (optional), a night game drive in search of elusive nocturnal creatures, and visiting Maasai villages to learn about this fascinating indigenous culture.

Days 2-5

At all times, Lara and I will be there to guide you through those special and breathtaking encounters. Whether it's your first time holding a camera, or you've been using one for years, we'll tailor our tuition to make sure you're receiving the most out of our guidance. Small group sizes mean we'll share intimate experiences with the incredible wildlife in Naboisho Conservancy and you'll come away with incredible memories and those sought-after portfolio shots!

Days 2-5

The Itinerary: Days 1-5

On your last morning, you’ll have time for an early game drive with a picnic breakfast before heading to the airstrip in time for your light aircraft flight to Nairobi where we'll wave you off on your next adventure! 

When you land at Wilson Airport, you will be met by an Asilia Africa representative and transferred either to the hotel where you're staying, or to Jomo Kenyatta international airport in time for your international flight home.

Day 6

The Itinerary: Day 6

Your Photographic Experience

This trip is designed for photographers of all abilities, whether you’re just starting out or are an avid wildlife photographer. With two professional wildlife photographers on hand, you’ll receive the education and learning experience suited for your level. Whether that’s getting to grip with manual on your DSLR, or practising more advanced photography techniques, we’ll mould the photography portion of the trip to your needs. The same applies to the post-production and/or editing sessions as the pair will also host one-to-ones tailored to your level, regardless of your experience. 

In terms of equipment, you will need a DSLR and half-decent long lens — 300 mm and above is perfect. Alongside that, some wider-angle lenses such as the 70-200 mm and 24-70 mm. If you don’t already own the kit, not to worry; there are plenty of reputable lens shops that rent out photography equipment for just such occasion and George and Lara are happy to recommend a local outfitter in your country of residence. 

Full guiding from George Benjamin and Lara Jackson

All planned excursions 

US$3,000 group donation split between MEP, The Maa Trust and MPCP 

Full board accommodation at Naboisho

What's Included

 To secure your place, a deposit of 20% is required. Up until 30 days before travel, should you decide to cancel, this is fully refundable. 

Beyond that, the remaining 70% would then be payable. At this point, your payment is now non-refundable but still fully protected.

COVID-19

16-21 November, 2022
(3/6 spaces available)
Price per person: $5,500

21-26 November, 2023
(5/6) spaces available)
Price per person: $5,500

Private groups available upon request

The Basics

The Need-To-Know

All house drinks (except premium wines and champagne), 

Night Drives

In-camp laundry service

Conservancy bed-night fee

What's Included

 To secure your place, a deposit of 50% is required. Up until 60 days before travel, should you decide to cancel, this is fully refundable. 

Beyond that, the remaining 50% would then be payable. At this point, your payment is now non-refundable but still fully protected.

COVID-19

2 - 8 June, 2022

Price per person (single room): US $9,600
Price per person (shared room): US $8,400

Private groups available upon request

The Basics

The Need-To-Know

Asilia conservation fee

Emergency Support Cover

Transfers to/from Mara Ol Seki airstrip and Naboisho

What's Included

 To secure your place, a deposit of 50% is required. Up until 60 days before travel, should you decide to cancel, this is fully refundable. 

Beyond that, the remaining 50% would then be payable. At this point, your payment is now non-refundable but still fully protected.

COVID-19

2 - 8 June, 2022

Price per person (single room): US $9,600
Price per person (shared room): US $8,400

Private groups available upon request

The Basics

The Need-To-Know

A truly unforgettable experience on the Isle of Mull. With expert guidance we were able to have some incredible sightings while also being respectful of the otters we were there to see. I would go back again in a heart beat.

"Unforgettable"

Our time on Mull was beyond description, there is no way I can ever express my gratitude! The trip truly exceeded all my expectations. George and Lara are two of the loveliest people ever and taught me so much.

"Magical Mull"

I couldn't have asked for a more incredible experience. Expert tuition from George meant I came away with a collection of images that I never dreamed I would have taken. Total game changer for my photography.

"Incredible Experience"

We discovered, we learned, we experienced, we laughed. It was a completely magical trip that I'll never, ever forget. Discovering the East African Savanna opened something that it’s hard to describe. Thank you.

"Dream Come True"

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-George

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