NEW: Matira-Magazine!

with the animal film producer and behavioral biologist Dr. Reinhard Radke

4.June to 10.June, 2017 (almost booked out).
01.October to 07.October, 2017 (still places free).
2nd September, 2018 (registration now possible).

Workshop I:
Ecology and Behaviour of African Animals.

Workshop II:
Ecology and Behaviour of African Animals with a Focus on “Expert Animal Photography”.

News and more about the Studytours find in
Matira magazine

Kenya's Maasai Mara makes up the northern section of the Serengeti ecosystem. For thousands of years, Africa's most fascinating nature reserve has formed the backdrop for the spectacular wildebeest migration, the largest gathering of hoofed animals on Earth.

When the southern Serengeti dries up each year, hundreds of thousands of white-bearded wildebeest and zebras migrate north to the Maasai Mara, where they can still find good grazing conditions on the banks of the Mara River. As well as the breathtaking spectacle of the great migration, the Maasai Mara is home to an enormous variety of species that can be admired all year round. Impressive large animals such as elephants, giraffes and buffaloes share this thriving ecosystem with countless antelopes and gazelles. Significant numbers of lions, cheetahs and leopards that are becoming increasingly rare in other regions have managed to survive here. Some 500 bird species and various reptiles and amphibians serve as further examples of Africa's magnificent animal kingdom. The Maasai Mara offers nature-lovers a unique stage for fascinating wildlife observations and presents photographers and film-makers with a kaleidoscope of possibilities.
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REINHARD RADKE, a wildlife film-maker and photographer with a PhD in biology, will guide you through the Maasai Mara with his extensive expertise.
Reinhard began his scientific career more than 30 years ago as a wildlife biologist and has returned here regularly ever since to work on various film projects (including the documentary “SERENGETI”). Alongside many award-winning international films, he has written several books and numerous articles on Africa's animal kingdom (www.reinhardradke.com).
Reinhard has used the MATIRA CAMP as a base for some of his projects in the past, resulting in a close partnership that now gives our guests the chance to experience Africa from a new and richer angle. With his enthusiasm and expertise, Reinhard coordinates the evening workshops (ecology and behaviour, animal photography) and provides professional support and guidance throughout the tour.
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Our MATIRA CAMP is the ideal destination and starting point for your safari. Matira is situated in the heart of the Maasai Mara, just a few minutes from the famous Mara River. Here you can experience the area's fantastic animal kingdom and rich diversity of species close up and listen to the unforgettable sounds of the African bush at night.
Our drivers, all Maasai members who grew up locally, are experienced guides with years of experience in supporting film and photography workshops. They are experts at handling the intensive daily tasks in the area and are well acquainted with the behaviour of the animals in different seasons. As a result, our guests can enjoy unforgettable experiences and gain informative insights in the space of just a few days. More ...