Kenya is where “going on safari” started. The Masai Mara is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Kenya, and all of Africa, and is widely regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. More than 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds species recorded on the reserve located in the Great Rift Valley.
The annual wildebeest’s migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals but there is a lot more to the Masai Mara than the migratory herds. Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and it is for this reason a visitor hardly misses to see the big five and multitude of general game species that make up this incredible African landscape.
An Exciting Update
Jono and I have just returned from an amazing few days in the Mara during which we not only met with the rangers, warden and tourism officer of the Mara Triangle but also to do the layout of the brand new seasonal camp site where the Wild Eye Mara Camp will be set up and from where we will be hosting safaris from the end of June to the end of November each year.
We had incredibly positive discussions with the Mara Conservancy staff as well as fruitful negotiations with some of our suppliers and operators – all who play a little part in the amazing experience we create for our guests in Kenya – and because of this we have very exciting news on our Masai Mara Experience safaris which will take place at our Mara Camp in June and then again during October and November.
During our meeting we were able to negotiate better rates from some of our suppliers and we have decided to pass these savings on to YOU.
Yes, we will be reducing the selling price of our Masai Mara Experience safaris by USD 500 per person – more than a 10% reduction – with a new per person rate of USD 4,150.00 for the 6 nights 7 day safari package.
Furthermore – and this was decided after we spent some time with some of our staff at the camp and once again realizing how amazing the camp is for small groups of friends, family or business breakaways – we will also be offering an additional USD 200 per person discount for groups of 6 or more.
We know that our Mara Camp is the very best and most authentic way to experience the Masai Mara and cannot wait to share the experience with as many of you as possible. It is an experience that will make you feel like you are in an Africa from years ago, a bygone era of safari adventures where all that matters is the experience of being at one with nature.
We are very excited to release these new rates for our 2018 Masai Mara Experience safari season:
The Wild Eye Mara Camp – Looking Back and the Future
During our time in Kenya, Jono and I sat down with Isaac, our Wild Eye partner in Kenya, and we spoke about the Wild Eye Mara Camp and the incredible journey we have shared. We looked back at how the idea started, discussed some of the challenges and looked ahead to share our vision for this special place in the Masai Mara.
We recorded our conversation, which we had on the banks of the Mara River, and you can follow along by listening to episode 111 of The Wildlife Photography Podcast.
During our time at the new campsite, along with the Mara Conservancy staff, came up with a name for the new campsite where we will set up the Wild Eye Mara Camp. In this short video Sakaya Dickson, one of our amazing staff members in Kenya, shares the name as well as the meaning of the word.
The reason for this the name – Inkeishu – stems from the following excerpt which was published in the Mara Triangle’s official newsletter in September 2017.
“We are giving Wild Eye a seasonal camp in the Triangle. To date, and for last 7 years, Wild Eye have been moving camp every two weeks to comply with our rules on special camp sites. There is one site, where most of the wildebeest drownings take place, 6,000 again at the beginning of September, that is suitable for a camp. Wild Eye could use this camp from July to November in the hope that it will deter wildebeest from crossing there and thus significantly cut down on wildebeest mortality.”
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Whilst the chance of seeing the migratory herds is always a possibility during this time (most especially towards the end of July and early October), there is so much more to see and experience in the Mara Triangle during this time. Without the permanent presence of the migratory herds, the big cats tend to be far more active, making for excellent game viewing and photographic opportunities.
Whether you’ve visited the Mara many times before or you simply want to experience this incredible, iconic destination outside of the peak season, the Masai Mara Experience safari will showcase the magic of the east African plains and provide you with incredible photographic opportunities.
By combining the exclusivity of the Wild Eye Mara Camp and the passion, knowledge and experience of our team in East Africa, we have taken the Masai Mara experience to a whole new level, giving you what we believe is the very best safari experience on offer in the Masai Mara.
Some of the highlights of this ultimate Kenyan wildlife adventure include:
- No Single Supplement
- Starts and Ends in Nairobi
- WiFi and Media Tent Facility in Camp
- 1 Wild Eye Photographic Guide in Camp
- Located on the banks of the Mara River
- Maximum of 12 guests in Camp at one time
- Maximum of 3 Guests Per Toyota Landcruiser 4 x 4
- 6 Nights and 7 Days in the Mara Triangle Conservancy
- Traditional Maasai staff in Camp (Cultural evening included)
- Fully inclusive of meals, drinks, park fees, scenic internal flights and laundry in camp
For more information on this incredible safari, an image gallery from the Mara and the safari itinerary outline click on any of the images below.
If you’re ready to book and to join one of our Masai Mara Safaris later this year simply click the button below and allow the Wild Eye Mara Camp to change the way you see the world!
If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch.
Until next time.
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