Ah, the wonderful Maasai Mara… it almost needs no introduction. Made famous by multiple BBC and National Geographic TV natural history series for its incredible abundance of exotic wildlife, this is where lions roam free and giraffes nibble the dates from the acacia trees. Majestic elephants and stealthy leopards call the Mara their home and hundreds of species of colourful birds abound, such as eagles and the beautiful lilac-breasted roller.
All the Big Five – lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo and rhino – are in evidence, as is a cast of innumerable other species such as cheetahs, giraffes, gazelles, crocodiles, wildebeest, zebra, kingfishers, storks and vultures. The list is endless and we’ll be right in the middle of it! Kenya’s Maasai Mara… The wildlife heart of Africa.
Unlike almost anywhere else on Earth, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the breath-taking abundance of wildlife to photograph. The Mara is truly a spectacle of nature’s finest animals and they’re just waiting for your camera.
Being based in Lemek conservancy, we’ve got fantastic access to the turbulent Lemek lion pride, which provides year on year drama and amazing photographic opportunities. There are cheetahs and leopards as well as myriad other species.
We won’t see the Great Migration in March, because that’s not when it happens (see our Aug-Sep trip for that), but we will see local wildebeest and zebra regardless.
Every year, we team up with our usual superb and highly qualified Maasai guides: Moses and Boston.
The conservancies are often the best places to see the wildlife, because it is quiet and often feels like we have vast areas to ourselves.