Emboo River is a favourite destination among wildlife photographers.
Did you know that BBC's Big Cat Diary, presented by Jonathan and Angela Scott, stayed here to shoot beautiful footage of cats in action?
Below are a pictures taken by guests and here are some reasons why you're photography safari at Emboo River will be a success!
One central location allows you to see it all! Emboo River is in the centre of the Maasai Mara so there is wildlife all around the camp and sometimes even inside the camp. Recently, a photographer who woke up for an early start, saw a cheetah walk outside the room. Your game drives start as soon as you jump into the vehicle, with no time lost driving towards the wildlife.
The Maasai Mara is known for its abundance in wildlife. Wildlife to be spotted includes the well known Big 5 (elephant, lion, leopard, rhinoceros and buffalo) as well as Emboo River's Big 20! We created this Big 20 list (click here) to draw guests' attention to many other unique and interesting animals within the Maasai Mara. We invite guests to expand their focus and be fascinated by the variety and wonders which our unique ecosystem has to offer.
To see some of these beautiful animals, you do not need to go far as some regularly return to the camp:Emboo River has several lion prides in the area which you will see during the day and hear during the nights. Leopards and cheetahs are spotted daily around the camp. The famous leopard Bella used to sleep in a big fig tree within Emboo River. BBC's Big Cat Diaries stayed with us when filming Bella and her cubs.
This fig tree is now home to a couple of rare Wahlberg's Eagles who migrate every year from around Southern Africa to gather in large numbers in Sudan. Researchers visit Emboo River to keep track of the eagle's progress. Elephants also like to visit the camp at night and stay close throughout the day.
Your game drives can take place throughout the day. It is your holiday and you set the pace.
What better way to explore the Maasai Mara than in our Electric Safari Vehicles! The vehicles offer a unique way to explore the Maasai Mara and heighten your chances to see wildlife without other cars in the area. The vehicles are solar powered, silent, have no exhaust fumes and do not disturb wildlife.
Recently, guests went on a game drive when the guide heard a soft roar in the distance ... the sound would normally not be heard over a standard engine. The guide drove towards the sound & found a leopard with cubs in the bushes. The guests enjoyed a private viewing of these beautiful animals.
You want to see our Electric Safari Vehicles in motion? You want to know how our system works? Click here!
Emboo River's Guides have led many Photography Safaris and understand the specific needs of photographers. Our Guiding team is led by Emboo River's Manager, William Santian who is a top guide in the Maasai Mara and teaches at Guiding School. Emboo River's guides are excellent trackers and they are instructed to avoid crowded areas, so guests can enjoy intimate moments in nature and take pictures without vehicles in the background.
Emboo River is a Boutique Lodge, meaning that we want to have a small set up and offer you a very luxurious and tailored safari experience. We only have six guest rooms and a main area, which are all located along the river. The main area includes a large open safari tent where you can enjoy your meals, relax, play boardgames, go on the Wi-Fi, read a book, ... and review all the pictures your fellow photographers and you took that day.