Big Cats Of The Mara Photo Safari 2013

Big Cat Wildlife Photography Safari Workshop – 2013




Download the full PDF brochure by CLICKING HERE


Depart 23rd Feb 2013

Return 2nd March

(1 night in Nairobi and 5 nights in camp)


Kicheche Mara Camp

Our Big Cat photo safaris have been hugely successful over the last few years and Richard will again be hosting this amazing experience out in Africa’s Masai Mara.

The Masai Mara really is the place to see the Big Cats in the wild; home to the BBC’s Big Cat Diary series, the opportunities to observe and photograph Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and so much more are amazing; drawing Richard here year after year. Many photographers run tours to the Mara but Richard’s images speak for themselves as to his experience and skill working in Africa with Big Cats, alongside the award standard guides who were initially hand picked years ago and as much a part of the trip as the wildlife.African Lion.(Panthera leo).Walking to camera at eyelevel in first light.Masai Mara game reserve, Kenya (Richard Costin)Always putting his hard earned photographic and animal experience to work for you, alongside the amazing tracking skill of the guides, you will be in the right place at the right time to take advantage of all the encounters. Richard will be on hand to improve your technical and field craft skills whilst out in the plains, taking your photography to the next level all whilst having a blast. Whether you are a well seasoned snapper or total beginner you will be able to learn and grow, returning with images to be proud of as well as skills that you will carry with you on your next photographic endeavours.

His realistic, no nonsense approach to teaching  and photography means anyone with any level of gear will enjoy this trip, spending thousands of pounds on gear a photographer does not make (although if you have it, bring it along!!). Field-craft, patience and technique are what you will learn putting what you do have to best use.

Richard will be using his experience, directing the vehicles exactly as he does when working alone, the same way that has enabled him to take the images he does the world over. Once back in camp, informal sessions on digital workflow, raw processing and anything else will be made; preferably with a cold drink in hand! We run focused trips, working hard to get the shots but all the while, never loosing the important sense of fun; that’s why Richard does what he does, a love of animals and enjoyment.


This trip is limited to 8 people with a maximum of 4 guests per vehicle (vehicle’s normally carry 6 or more guests, so you all room for your gear!!). This is hugely important and often glossed over on some other tours. You really do need room to move around in the vehicles to make the most of the opportunities that we work hard to get to and these vehicles really do allow for this when not full to capacity.

Cheetah.(Acinonyx jubatus).Juping from the roof of Safari vehicle.Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya (Richard Costin)

This tour is heading out in late February to take advantage of some great Mara light and better rates. The Mara is great for cats all year round with February/March being no exception! Working mostly in a private reserve just out of the Main (busy!) Mara National park we have a much better chance of calmer encounters without masses of vehicles surrounding us. However, if we hear on the bush telegraph that something amazing is happening in the National Park, we can drive on in and check it out (however those staying in the park cannot cross over onto the reserve we will be working on, ace!!).

The camp is Kicheche Mara camp. An amazing tented camp located right in the private reserve. Very comfortable with amazing staff, food and all the comforts you need, it is perfectly safe and a real African experience. The tents are of the fully sealed, semi-permanent variety with toilets and hot showers available in there after each afternoon drive as well as large comfortable beds. Evening meals around the campfire are great and can all be washed down with cold beer, wine or juice.

Wildebeest against an intense sunset.(Connochaetes taurinus).Moving through frame in the evening.Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya (Richard Costin)


£2990.00 per person* (including flights). Single supplement options available.

* Airline prices are  fluctuate daily so this cost is based on the current rate which is pretty good at the moment! If you are interested in joining us it is likely to be cheaper to let us know earlier rather than later!


Wildlife Photography Workshop Group 2011, Richard Costin

Our fantastic group from last year with the the human windmill behind!

See a quick trip report from last year’s tour HERE

Download the full PDF brochure for this tour by CLICKING HERE

For a broad overview of our Big Cat Safaris, click  here

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