We invite you to join our African Wildlife of the Mara & the Rift Valley photography holiday. This exhilarating ten-night wildlife photography holiday will take you on an extraordinary adventure to capture images of African Wildlife. Our Ultimate African Wildlife photography holiday has a fantastic itinerary, combining the best of two incredible experiences. Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey that will capture your imagination & ignite your passion for wildlife photography.
After the first night, which is spent in Nairobi, we will fly from Wilson Airport into Ol Kiombo airstrip, then head to our first location for a five-night stay in the world-famous Maasai Mara. This iconic wildlife reserve promises breathtaking encounters with the majestic creatures that roam its plains. With its vast landscapes & abundant wildlife, the Maasai Mara provides the ideal backdrop for capturing stunning photographs.
But that's not all! After one night back in Nairobi, we will undertake a road transfer to our second location, where we will spend four magical nights in a fantastic luxurious camp in the Rift Valley, nestled in the heart of Kenya's breathtaking wilderness. Here, you will have the opportunity to witness the wonders of African wildlife by day & night. This camp, new to us for 2025, offers an idyllic setting where you can immerse yourself in the beauty of nature while honing your photography skills, with each day or night session available to be spent in the dedicated hide.
This unique combination of experiences is tailored to cater to keen wildlife photographers like you. Alongside our guides, you can learn new techniques, receive expert advice, & enhance your photography skills. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience, this holiday promises to elevate your photography to new heights.
Not only will you capture awe-inspiring images of Africa's iconic wildlife, but you will also have the chance to immerse yourself in the rich culture & history of this remarkable region. From witnessing the birth of new life to observing lions in their natural habitat, every moment of this adventure will leave you breathless & yearning for more.
From the moment you arrive in Nairobi until the day of your departure, every detail will be taken care of, allowing you to focus solely on your photography. The accommodation & meals will ensure your comfort & satisfaction throughout the journey. The professional local guides will be on hand to share their expertise, offering personalized tips & guidance, enabling you to maximize your photography skills & capture extraordinary images.
Whether you are a seasoned wildlife photographer or a beginner, this photography holiday with NaturesLens caters to all skill levels. You will have the opportunity to learn new techniques, gain insights into the behaviour of African wildlife, & enhance your understanding of the art of wildlife photography. The small group size ensures personalized attention & ample time to photograph each subject, allowing you to create images that truly reflect the beauty & diversity of the African wildlife.
Take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity to embark on an unforgettable ten-night wildlife photography adventure with NaturesLens. Immerse yourself in the wonders of Africa, capture awe-inspiring images, & create memories that will last a lifetime. Book your place on the African Wildlife of the Mara & the Rift Valley photography holiday today & enter a world of endless photographic possibilities.
What Can I Expect From the African Wildlife of the Mara & the Rift Valley Wildlife Photography Holiday?
The two regions we will visit during this photographic journey are home to an extraordinary array of wildlife, including the “Big Five” (elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo, & rhinos) & countless other species. From the annual wildebeest migration to elusive predators, these ecosystems present endless opportunities to capture awe-inspiring moments.
The sweeping savannahs, picturesque hills, & meandering rivers of the Rift Valley & the Maasai Mara provide a stunning backdrop for wildlife photography. The golden light during sunrise & sunset casts a magical glow, enhancing the beauty of the animals & their surroundings.
What is the photography hide experience in the Rift Valley like?
The photography hide at the camp we use in the Rift Valley is an absolute dream for photographers. Nestled within the picturesque landscapes of Kenya's Rift Valley, this camp offers a unique opportunity to capture stunning wildlife photographs in their natural habitats.
The photography hide is strategically placed near a watering hole & other key wildlife areas. The hide is designed to blend seamlessly into the surroundings, ensuring photographers can observe & capture animals up close without disturbing their natural behaviour. The hide is spacious, comfortable, & equipped with all the amenities to enhance your photography experience.
Experienced guides are on hand to assist our guests, providing valuable insights & knowledge about the local wildlife. They will help you identify different species, anticipate animal behaviour, & advise on the best camera settings & techniques to capture that perfect shot.
From the hide, you can witness a wide range of wildlife, including elephants, giraffes, zebras, lions, & a myriad of bird species. The camp's location offers breathtaking panoramic views, adding another layer of beauty to your photographs.
What species of Kenyan wildlife will I be able to photograph in the Maasai Mara?
In the Maasai Mara, you will have the incredible opportunity to capture a diverse range of wildlife through your lens. Known as one of the world's most iconic wildlife destinations, the Mara is teeming with many fascinating creatures. Here are just a few of the magnificent animals you can expect to encounter:
Lions – The Maasai Mara is renowned for its thriving lion population. You'll have the chance to photograph these majestic predators in action, whether lounging in the grasslands or on the hunt.
Elephants – The Mara is home to many elephants, providing you with the perfect subjects for capturing their gentle nature & impressive size.
Cheetahs – Known for their incredible speed & agility, cheetahs are a sight to behold. Witness their graceful movements & sleek appearance as they navigate the vast landscapes of the Mara.
Leopards – Although elusive, leopards can be found in the Maasai Mara. With their stunning spots & stealthy behaviour, capturing the beauty of these elusive cats will be a true photographic accomplishment.
Giraffes – The Maasai Mara offers ample opportunities to photograph these elegant & towering creatures. With their long necks & unique patterns, giraffes make for striking subjects against the Mara's sweeping vistas.
Wildebeest – The Maasai Mara is famous for hosting the annual wildebeest migration, where millions of these animals travel across the plains in search of greener pastures. Witnessing this spectacle & capturing the vast herds is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Zebras – Alongside the wildebeest, zebras also participate in the great migration. Their striking black & white stripes create fascinating patterns that add depth & interest to your wildlife photographs.
Hippos – The Mara River is home to a sizeable hippopotamus population. These semi-aquatic creatures provide unique opportunities for capturing their behaviour both in & out of the water.
Birds – The Maasai Mara boasts an impressive variety of bird species, from majestic raptors to colourful avian wonders. Keep your camera ready to capture the vibrant plumage & captivating flight patterns of these feathered beauties.