Photographic Studio

Angama Mara’s Photographic Studio is an exciting workspace of storytelling, teaching and sharing. From photoshoots to camera rentals to tutorials for getting better photographs — these are best ways to remember a safari.

 

An Offering for Every Guest

  • Through the professional guidance of our on-site team, guests have the opportunity to arrange private complimentary photographic tutorials and editing sessions
  • Hire a photographer to capture memories with you while on safari in the Triangle or overlooking the Mara from the edge of the escarpment
  • Try out some photographic equipment: the Studio has new cameras and lenses available for hire
  • Large-screen Apple desktops, loaded with the latest software, are available for guest use in editing and sharing
  • A professional printer can print your images on paper or canvas — or purchase an image from our collection — to take home
  • You can also enter the Greatest Maasai Mara Photographer of the Year competition or purchase one of their prints, which raises funds for important conservation initiatives in the Mara

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Capture the Moment

Taking great pictures in the Mara is easy and fun for everyone no matter your age, aptitude or vocation, thanks to the open plains, the abundance of wildlife year-round and well-trained guides who understand your photographic needs.

Safari Photoshoots

For those who prefer to put down their cameras and enjoy their Mara experience to the fullest, our in-house photographers can capture these wonderful memories on your behalf. Options range from family or couple photoshoots around the lodge, to the photographer joining you on your game drive vehicle for a half or even full day, to capture the whole safari adventure, both people and wildlife.

 

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In-Studio Tutorials

Learn how to get to grips with your camera, gaining the confidence to shoot ‘off auto’, during private photographic tutorials and editing sessions for both cameras and phones with our on-site photographers.

 

With the assistance of our Studio Hosts, learn how to get the best out of your images on the large-screen Apple desktops loaded with the latest editing software.

 

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Privately Guided Photographic Safaris

We have close relationships with a number of world-class professional photographic guides, each with different specialities but all with many years of experience capturing the Mara and its wildlife. Should you be interested in a professional photographic guide hosting your safari, please get in touch well in advance, as these guides are in high demand and need to be booked ahead of your stay.

 

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Photography at Angama Mara

Everything you may need to know about the many photographic services on offer at Angama Mara

Camera and Lens Rentals

Cameras and lenses can be rented from the Photographic Studio, whether for two hours, a day or for the entire trip. The Studio has the top camera brands for hire, such as Canon, Nikon and Sony — including the Sony Alpha 7III mirrorless camera. Lenses include telephoto and wide angle lenses.

 

*The complete camera package rates are available upon request.

Classes and Tutorials

Guests have the opportunity to attend hands-on, one-on-one photographic tutorials and editing sessions, both of which are included in the rate. Large screen Apple desktops, loaded with the latest software, are available for guest use during the tutorial.

Privately-Guided Photographic Safaris

Guests looking to improve their technical photographic skills and knowledge can spend time exploring the Mara with seasoned safari photographic guides.

 

  • Maximum of 4 guest photographers
  • Once you have requested this service we will inform you which photographer guide will be hosting the safari
  • Regrettably a half-day Private Photographic Safari is not available
  • Please enquire when booking for rates and photographic guide availability. As these guides are in high demand please book well in advance
  • Please contact your travel planner for rates. Note: The rate does not include any services offered by the Photographic Studio
Safari Photoshoots

Three options are available. Please discuss availability and costs with your Travel Planner.

 

ON-PROPERTY PHOTOSHOOT

Photoshoot at the lodge and surrounding environs

  • Approximately 15 beautifully edited images
  • Images presented in a custom online gallery
  • Also available for celebration photography — birthdays, blessings, honeymoons, anniversaries

 

HALF-DAY SAFARI PHOTOSHOOT

Photographer accompanies the guests in their safari vehicle

Half-day photoshoot of guests on safari (morning is preferential due to lighting)

  • Point-of-view shots; wildlife images; picnic and group/couple shots
  • Approximately 50 beautifully edited images (mixture of people/animals and landscapes)
  • Images presented in a custom online gallery

 

Guests to have private use of their safari vehicle (at extra cost if applicable and subject to availability)

 

FULL-DAY SAFARI PHOTOSHOOT

Photographer will accompany guests in their safari vehicle

Full-day photoshoot of guests on safari

  • Point-of-view shots; wildlife images; picnic and group/couple shots
  • 100+ beautifully edited images (mixture of people/animals and landscapes)
  • Images presented in a custom online gallery

It is suggested this is split into two sessions of 4 hours in the morning, and 4 hours in the late afternoon so as to make the best of the light. The middle of the day will be spent editing.

 

Guests to have private use of their safari vehicle (at extra cost if applicable and subject to availability)

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