MATIRA BUSH CAMP
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. More
REINHARD RADKE, a wildlife film-maker and photographer with a PhD in
biology, will guide you through the Maasai Mara with his extensive
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. More
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
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