One can either drive 6 hours from Nairobi or fly into the grass lands to one of the airstrips in a small plane depending on which part of the Mara you are staying.
Carry your long lenses with you. Most safar vehicles will provide you with bean bags to rest you camera on. The Mara is one place where one can photograph the wild as well as land scapes so if you can and have the space it may be a good idea to have a wide angle lens handy too.
The evening light just before the sunset brings about the meaning of "Painting with light" as photographers call it. This was taken near the Marsh area of the Masai Mara on the Talek river side.