KENYA – BEST OF THE MARA CONSERVANCIES PHOTO SAFARI 2025
US$10,850 / person sharing
24 Nov – 01 Dec 2024
Penny Robartes and ORYX Photo Tours are proud to present our Kenya Best of the Mara Conservancies Photo Safari, which uses two areas in the iconic Maasai Mara, namely the Mara North Conservancy and Olare Motorogi Conservancy.
Penny’s new product has been designed for travellers with a thirst for exploring astounding destinations with camera in hand, travelling within in a small group or solo, with the focus of photographing the wildlife of these two destinations while deepening your connection and understanding of the animals and their environment. Nature encourages us to return to our true selves, and Penny is proud to lead and guide this photographic journey where you will have endless opportunities to explore, create and capture your unique vision and voice of the moments and experiences you are witness to.
This photo safari cater to photographers of all skill levels.
Join Penny on what will be an unforgettable Kenya photography tour and explore your personal connection with nature through the art of photography, guided and inspired by Penny’s expertise and passion.
Why This Photo Tour Is For You
Today is an arrival day in the Kenyan capital for the start of our African photo safari. Penny will meet the group at our hotel for dinner where she will discuss the upcoming tour in more detail.
This morning after breakfast, we will be transferred to Wilson Airport, where after we catch a scheduled flight to the Mara North Conservancy Airstrip. Upon arrival at the airstrip, our driver guides will meet us and then we will drive slowly to camp in the form of a game drive. After check-in and lunch, we will depart on afternoon game drive on our Kenya photography tour. Our camp is specifically chosen for its superb location. Overlooking the spectacular Mara River, it is surrounded by natural beauty, and the environs nearby have wonderful big game numbers.
For the following 3 days on our Kenya photo safari our daily activities will begin as we leave camp in search of the wildlife. We will strike out by vehicle as we look out for photographic opportunities, utilizing the best light where possible.The Mara North Conservancy offers off-road driving, and this is the perfect scenario for wildlife photographers as we can drive directly to the sightings that are of interest to us! We may spend full days out in the field during our Kenya photography tour, the benefits of which include not having to return to camp for meals (on such days, we would have a delicious selection of food packed onto the vehicle) and this enables us to explore some of the areas further away from camp and otherwise inaccessible on half-day forays. Our wonderful ground team is however very flexible to our needs, and depending on weather conditions, we may have the day broken up into morning and afternoon game drives. Should we return to camp for down time, Penny will be conducting Lightroom editing sessions.
After breakfast, our photo safari continues as we game drive to our next camp, which is situated in the Olare Motorgori Conservancy. With an astounding volume and variety of wildlife, the conservancy offers some of East Africa’s finest, year-round wildlife viewing. This is one of the richest ecosystems in the Africa and consists of 35,000 acres of rolling grassland, hills, escarpment and the Motorogi plains to explore.
As with our stay in the Mara North Conservancy, the next 2-days on our Women-only Kenya photography tour will be broken up into morning and afternoon game drives with the possibility of spending full-days out on game drive. Like the Mara North Conservancy, Olare Motorgori Conservancy offers the freedom of off-road driving, which suits us well since if conditions allow, we will be able to pursue sightings of interest away from the road network.
After our final morning photo safari game drive and breakfast, we will depart the Olare Motorgori Conservancy for Wilson Airport in Nairobi. From here we will transfer to the Karen District for a delicious lunch. This is sadly where this safari with us comes to an end, and concludes our photographic journey! Here we will say our good-byes as you are either transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight, or to your hotel accommodation.