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250,345₹ 303,438

Overview

A 6 night 7 days Masterclass Wildlife Photograpphy Expedition to the Mecca of Widlife Photographers to witness and capture the greatest show on eath - The Great Migration. Peak season, 4 x 4 wheel drive, off-roading permits, open vehicles. 

DCP Experts

Full Day Safari

Images Review

Meals

Off Roading

Open Vehicle

Stay

About The Tour

Kenya, is undoubtedly one of the best wildlife destinations in the world. It has some of the world’s most famous game reserves and national parks. But of all the reserves, Masai Mara, boasts of an astonishing amount of game. Unfenced, the Mara is bounded in the east by the Ngama Hills and in the west by the Oloololo or Siria Escarpment. Gazelle, wildebeest and zebra graze in large numbers and where prey is found so are predators. Not only is this a great place in which to find game, but also the wide greeny-gold savannahs spotted with thorn trees make it ideal for photography. The Mara, as it is known in Kenya, is ravishingly beautiful and also offers long, undisturbed views and utterly dramatic panoramas. The weather really means something here. The sun may beat down unforgivingly, huge clouds in fabulous shapes may sweep across the widest of skies, and the wind ripples the grasses as though they are stroked by a giant hand. The landscape is stunning.

The famous black-maned Alpha male Mara lions are possibly the stars of the Mara show, but cheetah, elephant, kongoni, topi, Thompson's gazelle, waterbuck, hyena, and primates are all here in abundance. As with the rest of Kenya, the birding is good. There is no settlement within the reserve however; the Mara is in theory owned by the Maasai, pastoralists and, in earlier times, renowned lion-killers. Lodges and hotels offer the opportunity to buy their beadwork, checked cloths and copies of their spears. It is said that if lions scent approaching Maasai on the breeze they move swiftly in the opposite direction.

Quick Information

Route:

Nairobi - Masai Mara - Nairobi

Start Point:

Nairobi Airport

Duration:

6 nights 7 days

End Point:

Nairobi Airport

Inclusions

  • The greatest show on earth - The Great Migration
  • Hands on training in field by Masterclass DCP mentor
  • 6 nighs and 7 days of African wilderness in peak season
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Accommodation at Keekorok Lodge
  • All meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • All game drives as per itinerary
  • Off Roading permit
  • All park entrance fees
  • Safari in 4 x 4 Open Land Cruiser
  • Services of a qualified English Speaking Driver Guide
  • Photographic guidance of DCP Photography expert
  • 1 Litre bottle of mineral water per person per day while on a road safari in a Private vehicle

Experts

How To Reach

Suggested airline / flight schedule (not included in package) - Mumbai to Nairobi, Kenya Airways KQ-205, Depart: 06:45 hrs, Arrive: 10:30 hrs. Nairobi to Mumbai, Kenya Airways KQ-204, Depart: 20:50 hrs, Arrive: 05:35 hrs (next day morning) 

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Getting Ready

Things to carry:

  • Telephoto lenses – preferably above 400 mm for distant shots
  • Zoom lenses – for the flexibility that it offers for unanticipated circumstances
  • Wide angle lenses for opportunities of landscape photography
  • Carry fully charged batteries for your camera / flash.
  • Carry battery charger. Carry extra pack of camera batteries
  • Carry backup memory cards / HDD storage drives, Laptop
  • Bean Bag (stuff with Bajra or thermacol or Rice).
  • Carry a big towel / cloth to protect your gear from dust
  • Carry a big cloth / bandanna / scarf to protect you from the dust
  • Body Warmer for the chilly early mornings.
  • Sun screens are very important
  • It is advisable to carry basic first aid along with you.
  • Please carry Odomos to keep you protected from mosquito bites.
  • Carry a pair of good binoculars

Equipment available on rental - please mail us at rentals@dcpexpeditions.com.

Visa

VISA process is online. Logon to below mentioned link and first get registered yourself and create a login Account

https://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html

  • After creating an account on the same page, apply for Single entry Visa.
  • Fill in All the details and upload below mentioned documents
  • Photograph on White Background (500x500 pixel)
  • Tour vouchers (will be provided by DCP)
  • Passport scan copy (both first and Last Page – make sure it’s a single document)
  • You need to make a payment of 51 USD by Credit card / Debit card

Vaccinations (for Indian participants only)

Please note two very important vaccinations that you need to do.

  1. Yellow fever vaccination to be taken at least 10 days before departure date mandatory for emigration clearance
  2. Oral Polio vaccination to be taken at least 4 weeks and not more than one year before departure date mandatory for emigration clearance

Please get in touch with our team for any assistance.

Itinerary

Nairobi to Mara

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi in the morning, as per the suggested airlines, where you will be met after clearing with immigrations formalities and briefed about your safari. We will be driving straight to Masai Mara, the Mecca for wildlife photographers. On arrival at Mara, check in to your hotel, take some rest and then enjoy an enthralling game-viewing drive. Spotting lions, cheetahs and other spectacular predators is the highlight of your day. This evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at your Lodge/Camp.

Dinner and Overnight at Keekorok Lodge

After breakfast, proceed on a full-day game-viewing drive to search for the myriad species of game that make this reserve their home. If you are lucky, you can witness the kill in action, moment by moment, right in front of your eyes! Migration season is the best tine to expect the ace predators of Mara hunting on the Wildebeests, the crocodiles in the river and the prides of Lions in the Savanna. We will be driving upto the Mara river to witness the spectacular migration of millions of wildebeests crossing the Mara river. We will be carrying packed lunches so that we don’t need to return of the lodge in between. Post lunch, continue with the game drive. Expect to see the famous 'Big 5'.

Keekorok Lodge, Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will leave for Nairobi by morning to catch our return flught. You will be transferred to the airport for you flight 3 hrs prior to flight departure time.


Field Learnings

On field learning from the experts is said to be one of the best methods of improving your skillsets. Our Wildlife Photography Expert will hand hold you at every possible step for a better understanding of perspectives, camera controls and how to make use of the best opportunities to get better images. The training will focus on the following

  • How to approach Wildlife in the field
  • Different modes of shooting (Av / A, Tv / S, M and P)
  • Exposure control in field under difficult light conditions
  • Mastering metering techniques (Spot, partial, center weighted, evaluative)
  • Mastering auto focus, focusing points, AF locking and focus tracking for moving subjects
  • How to get sharp images of moving subjects
  • Framing and composition in the field
  • Ethics in Wildlife Photography

Image processing workshop

To maximize and complete your photographic learning, join our evening session of informal discussions on digital image processing. Our Expert will work on few of his own images or a few of yours (which you have clicked during the day) and demonstrate various techniques of image processing to give a final shape to your artwork. The following will be discussed

  • RAW files processing
  • Histogram and exposure control
  • Colour correction methods
  • Cropping and image resizing
  • Sharpening, cloning, dodging and burning
  • Noise reduction
  • Composition

 


Package Cost

~ Rs 2,50,345 INR per head including all taxes (3300 USD per head) (Ex Nairobi)
(INR equivalent of 3300 USD to be paid as on date of transaction)

Cost includes:

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Accommodation at Sarova Mara Lodge
  • All meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • All game drives as per itinerary
  • Off Roading permit
  • All park entrance fees
  • Safari in 4 x 4 Open Land Cruiser
  • Services of a qualified English Speaking Driver Guide
  • Photographic guidance of DCP Photography expert
  • 1 Litre bottle of mineral water per person per day while on a road safari in a Private vehicle

Cost doesn't include

  • All International Flights + Taxes
  • Visas and Mediclaim charges
  • Last day lunch at Nairobi
  • Travel & Personal accident insurance
  • Tips & personal expenses such as bar, telephone calls, tips, gratuities … etc.
  • Cost of Meals other than those specified in inclusions
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal expenses
  • Excursions not detailed in above program

Suggested airline / flight schedule (not included in package)

Mumbai to Nairobi

Kenya Airways KQ-205
Depart: 06:45 hrs Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
Arrve: 10:30 hrs Jomo Kenyatta Intl
3 h 45 m | Non stop

Nairobi to Mumbai

Kenya Airways KQ-204
Depart: 20:50 hrs Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport
Arrive: 05:35 hrs (Next day morning) Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
8 h 45 m | Non stop


Map

Masai Mara


Policies

Cancellation policy

  • All cancellations before 30 days of the event date - 100% credit
  • All cancellations between 20 - 30 days of the event date - 50% credit
  • All cancellations within 20 days of the event date - No credit possible

FAQ's

Yes. Please write to us on info@dcpexpeditions.com as it is subject to availability.

Yes you are welcome. However, the cost remains same for non photographers.

Mumbai to Nairobi 

Kenya Airways KQ-205

Depart: 06:45 hrs Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

Arrve: 10:30 hrs Jomo Kenyatta Intl

3 h 45 m | Non stop

Nairobi to Mumbai

Kenya Airways KQ-204

Depart: 20:50 hrs Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport

Arrive: 05:35 hrs (Next day morning) Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

8 h 45 m | Non stop



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