Olare Motorogi (OMC) is a private conservancy owned by local Maasai people, adjacent to the main Masai Mara National Reserve. It hosts one of the highest concentrations of big cats in Africa, with the great advantage of the privacy guaranteed by the limited number of camps allowed to operate in the conservancy.
The habitat is similar to the reserve but slightly more bushy, providing an excellent habitat for all the big cats.
The other advantage is the possibility to do off-road freely when inside the conservancy.
Here we will photograph the famous big cats, Leopards, Cheetahs and Lions, but we shall also seek opportunities to photograph the equally fascinating small cats, Caracals and Servals. In this period the great Wildebeests’ migration is in the Mara, giving us the opportunity to see huge herds of animals walking across the plains or the magnificent river crossings, one of the most amazing natural spectacles on earth.
This safari is for only a maximum of 8 guests on two vehicles. Federico will share the time equally between the two. Federico will be able to offer each guest a very personalized photographic support. Each guest will have plenty of space on the vehicles. Federico will constantly communicate to all guests via hand-held radio between the two vehicles.
We believe it is crucial that every photographer on the tour has a full row of seats on the vehicle to him/herself. This provides ample space for the equipment, but most of all, allows everyone to photograph on both sides of the vehicle without overlapping with other guests. Couples can request to share a row of seats on the vehicle if one of the two members is not a keen photographer, for a maximum of one couple per vehicle.
Our vehicles are fully customised to satisfy the needs of photographers. They have fully open sides for an interrupted field of view and supports at the right height to lean the big lenses on. We provide bean bags in plenty. Vehicles also have open roof for photography from a higher angle when required.
In Olare Motorogi Conservancy we will sleep at the magnificent small luxury camp Kicheche Bush Camp, in the heart of the Conservancy. The camp is in close proximity to the places where predators are found, giviing us the chance to find them and track them from before sunrise to after sunset. The camp is in the heart of leopard country and different prides of lions live around it.
All accommodation is on full-board basis, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. We will always have packed breakfast during our game drive, and depending on the situation, also lunch.
Federico Veronesi has lived in the Mara/Serengeti ecosystem for many years. He intimately knows the animals of the Mara and their behavior. He will share his experience photographing them to ensure that you live an unforgettable experience and take extraordinary images.