- Begin in the Masai Mara, home to fantastic game viewing and beautiful landscapes
- Have total flexibility, with use of a private vehicle in both the Mara and Laikipia
- Explore Laikipia by vehicle and on foot, from the beautiful Ekorian's Mugie Camp
- Benefit from the advice and expertise of award-winning photographer Harry Skeggs
Spend 10 days exploring two of Kenya's greatest wildlife areas, rich with photographic opportunities. Stay in carefully selected camps, travelling in a small group, accompanied by professional photographer Harry Skeggs from start to finish.
Based at the tented Offbeat Mara Camp, explore the Mara North Conservancy, as well as the Masai Mara National Reserve. With the freedom afforded by having a private vehicle and guide, spend as much time out and photographing as possible. Get up early to make the most of the beautiful dawn light, either returning to the camp during the heat of the day or spending all day out searching for wildlife.
The Mara North Conservancy, with its limited number of camps, offers far greater isolation, as well as flexibility, with off-road driving allowed. The wildlife found here is exceptional, with no fences between the conservancy and the reserve. Look out for elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras and countless antelopes.
Fly north from the Masai Mara to the Laikipia region, renowned for its high plateaux and excellent wildlife reserves. Stay at Ekorian's Mugie Camp, a beautiful camp with comfortable thatch-roofed tents which sits within its own conservancy. Here, again set out in a private vehicle, accompanied by Harry Skeggs and one of Mugie's guides.
Whilst the more varied and drier landscape of the Mugie Conservancy is not as rich with wildlife as the Mara, it is home to some more unusual species. Lions, leopards, cheetahs and elephants can still be spotted, but expect to also see rare Grevy's zebras, beisa oryx, Jackson's hartebeests and gerenuks.
Here, there is also greater flexibility, with the option to explore on foot or try kayaking on the nearby lake, which attracts plenty of thirsty elephants.
Harry Skeggs is a multiple award-winning wildlife and travel photographer. His work has been exhibited around the world and regularly features in the pages of large publications such as National Geographic.
Harry will be on hand throughout the trip and will work with you to take your artistic and technical skills to the next level. He will be available for personal image reviews, where he will spend time with you to discuss the photos taken on the trip and provide his insight into how these can be further improved. Throughout the trip, Harry will be on hand to give ad-hoc shooting tips and to answer all questions you may have.
In addition to the one-on-one advice, sessions will be set up to make sure a wide range of topics are covered, including scenario-specific advice. These sessions are optional but will ensure that you get a diverse range of shots from the trip.
The exact scenarios are dependent on weather and other factors but may include the below. Harry will also be happy to include any subject requests, either as a one-on-one session or as a group session:
- Star photography
- Macro photography
- Sunset/sunrise photography
- Slow shutter/pan photography
- Post processing
- Shooting in manual
Why We Like It
Wildlife encounters abound throughout both conservancies, but the exclusive nature of this trip means that photographers can make the most of them. Private vehicles afford a flexibility that can be invaluable, whilst the protected nature of the conservancies makes for incredible, uninterrupted encounters. This, combined with Harry’s guidance throughout, means that this trip is rich with photographic opportunities, both for amateur and experienced photographers.
For a detailed itinerary or to book your place on this tour, please contact us.