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Photographic Safari 

Masai Mara, Kenya 

Workshop overview  


£4650 per person.   


(Deposit of £1260 on booking, the remainder to be paid 60 days before departure).


Dates:  Nov 2nd  - Nov 9th 2024 


Location - Masai Mara, Kenya


Group size:  2 - 4 people plus photographic lead.


Join Ann Aveyard, an award winning wildlife photographer, on an exclusive  photographic safari to the Masai Mara in Kenya.  It will be a small group of between 2 and 5 photographers with Ann as your photographic leader.  Ann has travelled to the Masai Mara many times, and has an excellent knowledge of the area.


Location. The Masai Mara is known as one of the world’s most famous wildlife areas; it has endless plains, breath-taking vistas and abundant wildlife. More than 40% of Africa’s larger animals can be found here and it also has an abundance of bird life, it truly is a wildlife photographers’ paradise.


Accommodation.  We will be staying at the Governors Main Camp, which is nestled along the winding banks of the Mara River, in the heart of the Masai Mara National  Reserve, all single accommodation.   The area next to the camp, the Musiera Marsh, is well known for being the home to the Marsh Pride of Lions, which were featured in the BBC documentary series ‘The Big Cat Diary”. 


The entire camp is under canvas with all the comforts of a luxury hotel.  Some of the 25 tents line the riverbank, tucked into the forest they enjoy uninterrupted views of the Mara River, others have views across the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara.  The tents are big, bright and  allow in lots of natural light. All tents are classic safari style each with ensuite bathrooms and a private verandah.  The tents have electric lights and 220 Volt Uk plugs for charging cameras and phones. Wifi is available in the camp. 


There is a bar tent with a deck overlooking the Mara River and a dining tent with amazing views over the plains.  The camp has a gift shop and a spa, offering a range of treatments such as massages and facials.

Photo credits Governors Camp 

Cost £4650 per person 


What is included in the tour cost.


* Fast track, meet and greet service on arrival at airport  

* Road transfers to Four Points by Sheraton at Nairobi airport for first night (no single supplement)

* Bed and breakfast at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel at Nairobi airport  on Nov 2nd (all single accommodation, no single supplement)

* Road transfers to Wilson Airport for flights to the Mara on Nov 3rd

* Governors Aviation return flights to the Masai Mara 

* Airstrip transfers in the Mara

* Full board at Governors Camp - 5 nights (6 days)  (all single accommodation)

* House wines, beers, local spirits and soft drinks at Governors Camp

* Exclusive use of photographers jeep

* Up to 3 game drives per day

* Laundry 

* Park fees

* Community fees

* Experienced, qualified local guide

* Photography assistance from Ann


Not included in the tour cost.


* International flights to Nairobi

* ETA (electronic travel authorisation which has replaced the visa) - approx cost $34 (approx  £27)

* Personal insurance (essential to have travel insurance, health insurance, personal and photographic insurance). 

* Drinks and food in Nairobi on arrival and departure with the exception of breakfast on 3rd Nov 

* Tips for safari drivers, camp staff


Tour in detail

We will spend 6 days (5 nights) in our safari camp with a flexible approach to our game drives. Each day begins with tea, coffee and biscuits in your tent before we leave, before sun rise,  for our first game drive of the day. We will have breakfast out in the bush and some days we will return to our camp for lunch and a short break before heading out for our afternoon game drive.  The routine is extremely flexible and some days we may decide to stay out all day, taking a picnic breakfast and lunch and returning to camp at the end of the afternoon.  


The camp also has other activities available such as a hot air balloon ride and visits to a local Masai village or a local school.  If you would like to have a break from game drives and take part in one of these extra activities then this can be booked direct with the camp reception, please liaise with Ann. (payment for these extras must be made direct to the camp reception). 



Day One November 2nd 2024


  • Depart UK  (recommend using BA flights which arrive in Nairobi in the evening)


  • Arrive Nairobi late evening


- Fast track, meet and greet service at the airport


  • Transfer to Four Points by Sheraton Hotel at Nairobi airport for the night 


Day Two November 3rd 2024


-  Early breakfast


  • Road transfer to Wilson Airport


  • Fly Governors Aviation to Governors Airstrip, Masai Mara


  • Transfer to camp


  • Lunch  in camp and afternoon safari  or we may have a picnic lunch prepared for us and after checking in go out on our first game drive.


  •  Sundowners on game drive before returning to camp at sunset 


  •  Dinner in Camp 8pm


Day Three - Day Six November 4th - November 7th 2024 inclusive


  • Early morning wake up call with tea/ coffee and biscuits in tent 


  • Morning game drive, leaving camp approx 6-6.30am


  • Lunch in camp - approx 12.30pm


  •  Afternoon game drive with sundowners 


  •  Dinner in camp 8pm


Some days we will stay out all day from approx 6 am to 6 pm, taking a picnic breakfast and lunch with us. 


Day Seven November 8th 2024


  • Early morning wake up call with tea/ coffee and biscuits in tent 


  • Morning game drive, leaving camp approx 6-6.30am


  •  Lunch in camp approx 12.30


  • Transfer to Governors Airstrip for flight to Nairobi


  • On arrival in Nairobi (approx 5 pm) road transfer to Airport for International flight home



Day Eight November 9th 2024


-  Arrive in UK in early morning




International flights - BA flights from UK recommended.  Flights leave UK late morning arriving in Nairobi in the evening and return flights leave Nairobi late evening and arrive in UK early the following morning.



A deposit is required at the time of booking and the balance will be due 60 days before departure. 

The tour is being booked direct with Governors Camp.  

Once the tour is confirmed and booked with Governors’ the deposit is non refundable, as per T&C’s of Governors Camp bookings


Travel insurance is essential and a requirement of the Governors’ T&C’s 


Optional "Add On" to the above trip  £370

Arrive a day earlier on the evening of Nov 1st and spend a day in Nairobi on Nov 2nd. 

Visit Nairobi's National park, The Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Centre.  


Nairobi's National Park the world's only wildlife capital, - the  wide open grass plains with a backdrop of the city scrapers, scattered acacia bush play host to a wide variety of wildlife, including the endangered black rhino, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, giraffes zebra, and over 400 species of birds.


Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

Best known for their work to protect elephants and the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world. 

Giraffe Centre


Arrive a day early (ahead of the photo safari trip) on Nov 1st


November 1st 2024

  • Arrive in Nairobi

  • Transfer to Four Points by Sheraton Hotel at Nairobi airport for bed and breakfast 

November 2nd 2024

  • Early breakfast and pick up for game drive in Nairobi National Park

  • 11am - visit the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

  • Visit to the Giraffe Centre

  • Return to hotel

What is included 

* Bed and breakfast at the hotel

* Private tour of the National Park and transport to the Sheldrick Orphanage and Giraffe Centre

Not included in costs 

* Food and drink, other than breakfast 

* Entrance fees to Nairobi National Park (100 USD per person, paid by credit card on entry)

* Entrance fees to Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage (20 USD cash payment per person)

* Entrance fees to Giraffe Centre (approx 14 USD cash payment per person)

* Tips




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