Oltepesi Maasai Mara February 2024

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Exclusive Big Cat Safari in

Maasai Mara

4 – 10 Feb 2024

Experience true Moments of Magic at the exclusive Big Cat Safari to fantastic Maasai Mara.
We will stay at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp that is built purely for the professional photographer in mind. Exclusive use of the camp, specialized Safari Vehicles made for photography providing best possible photo opportunities 

Tour Details

I will organize and lead an exclusive small group photography trip to Oltepesi Safari Camp in Masai Mara Kenya. This is a true big cat photography haven, created by award winning professional photographer Arnfinn Johansen, which  focuses on providing the best possible opportunities for photography.
Make a booking request through filling in the booking form or contact me at info@momentsofmagic.se if you are interested in joining me on this once in a lifetime trip for Big cat photography.  It will only be 3-4 in each car ( total of 7 to 8 participants ) for this very special trip.

Departure & Return Location



 $ 3690 
20% deposit paid at time of booking, remaining amount 60 days before departure the latest

Price Includes

  • Domestic transport Nairobi to Oltepesi Tented Camp
  • Fully Catered double occupancy stay at secluded Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp
  • Park Fees and special Off Road Permit
  • Photo tutoring/guidance during game drives
  • Game drives according to schedule in specialized vehicle for photography

Price Excludes

  • International flights to/from Nairobi International Airport
  • Gratuity for local guides
  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Personal spending
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Specialized Guide and Vechicle to provide best possible photographic opportunities

– Full day game drive photography in one of the best places for big cat encounters in the world
– We live on a small secluded camp that lies in a Masai village just minutes outside the reserve
– Dedicated guides and our own Game drive vehicles to be able to fully control drives according to our specific photographic needs 
– Customized safari vechicles to be able to get best possible photo opportunities without leaving the car.    
– We will take turns on seating position during game drive to ensure everyone gets the same possibilities
– Special permit to be able to go off road securing best possible chance of sightings and close encounters
– Photo guidance and situation specific tutoring from Andreas Hemb while on game drives
– Experience night time astro photography if weather permits 
– Chance for close up experiences with Lions, Cheetahs and leopards during game drives 
– Only 3-4 participants in each car ensuring room for everyone and time for to get coaching and guidance

One of the most important things when it comes to a successful safari, is to have good guides. The guide and driver on the game drives is John Siololo, also known as Big John. John Siololo is a naturalist with more than 15 years experience from guiding in the Mara. He is a well known and sought after guide who knows the Maasai Mara as the inside of his pockets. John knows what it means to deal with professional and demanding wildlife photographers, and always work hard to give you the best opportunities to have your best shots whether it is from inside the car, or from the ground or on foot – from the early mornings to the late afternoons. In addition photographic guidance will be provided on all game drives from Andreas Hemb, award winning wildlife photographer.
On the basis of many years experience with wildlife photography in Africa, the vehicle we will have, a 4WD Toyota Landcruiser Long Edition, has been modified for the purpose giving the best working conditions for professional and other demanding nature photographers. For one thing this safari vehicle gives the photographer the opportunity to stay low to get strong and powerful low-angle shots of the wildlife.
All game drives are in the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Having full control of our drives give the opportunity to photograph in the very best light. An additional off-road license have been provided to secure that game can be followed and the absolute best possible compositions and angles can be pursued.


Day 1Nairobi to Oltepesi in Maasai Mara

– Meet in Nairobi
– Transport to Masai Mara from Nairobi
– Dinner and settling in at the camp
– Guiding in the masai village and opportunity for Masai portrait photography
– Walkthrough of what to come and night photography if the weather permits.
– Stay in fully catered Camp Tent ( double occupancy ) at Oltepesi Safari Camp

Day 2-6Oltepesi Maasai Mara

– Full day or Morning and Afternoon Photo sessions by Game drive, our small group fully controls how we want to set up each day
– Lunch out on the savannah or back in the camp with rest and photo ’tips and tricks’ session
– Dinner and discussion about the day and tips for coming sessions back at the Camp
– Stay in fully catered Camp Tent ( double occupancy ) at Oltepesi Safari Camp

Day 7Oltepesi Maasai Mara - Nairobi

– Morning safari with breakfast out on the game drive up until lunch
– Lunch in the camp and packing up
– Transfer back to Nairobi
– Tour ends and everyone start their individual travel back home