Many people dream of going safari and there is no better place to do this than in Kenya. The Maasai Mara is perhaps the world’s most iconic reserve and if you’re into photography then it’s a wonderful 2-for-1 as you’ll come home with photos worthy of the experience. Safari means ‘journey’ and I’d love to be your guide on this journey of a lifetime!
My wife comes from Kenya and my links to the country combined with my experience as a photography instructor and tour leader mean I’m uniquely placed to lead this trip. My passion for Kenya as a destination gained me recognition by the Kenya Tourism Board as a 2017 Kenya Champion and I have a network of local experts on the ground in Kenya. Here’s what you can expect on this incredible trip…
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you Graham for organising such a wonderful trip for us all. From the start to the finish it was the most extraordinarily fantastic experience. At times it was hard to hold back the emotions that each day brought to me. I have wanted to visit the Maasai Mara for as long as I can remember and your foresight in bringing this opportunity to keen photographers has made my dream come true.
As you have said in your vlogs the Sarova Mara Game Camp made us all so very welcome and the staff there went above and beyond to give us an awesome experience. Ken our guide/driver was so full of knowledge which he imparted with great enthusiasm.
I also wanted to add that anyone thinking of joining Graham on a future trip to Kenya which he may organise should grab the opportunity with both hands. You will not be disappointed.”
- Kathleen Reid.
I’ll meet you at Nairobi’s JKIA International Airport and we’ll travel together to our comfortable hotel in the city. The next morning we will be driven to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to take a breathtaking 45 minute flight, landing on a dirt airstrip inside the Maasai Mara National Reserve. We will be met by our expert guide, Ken, who will transfer us to our lovely tented Camp which will be our base for the next 6 nights. You’ll sleep in your own wonderful tent (complete with double bed, wifi, wardrobe, writing desk and permanent shower room) within the camp grounds and you’ll enjoy some of the best hospitality that Kenya has to offer on a full-board basis.
Our twice-daily game drives will allow us plenty of time to explore the Mara and you can expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, cheetah, zebra, hippos, hyena, gazelles, warthogs, elusive leopards, rare black rhino as well as hundreds of species of birds including kingfishers, vultures, long-crested eagles, lilac-breasted rollers, cranes and storks.
Our group will enjoy the exclusive use of a custom, open-sided Landcruiser which means you will be able to concentrate fully on your photography. I’ll provide on-the-spot tuition in the vehicle so you’ll be able to make the most of every photo opportunity. In terms of photography content, we’ll concentrate on everything associated with Safari Photography including camera modes and setting, focussing, ISO, composition and post processing. There will be time set aside at camp for 1-to-1 image reviews and, of course, plenty of time to enjoy a drink by the pool!
After 6 nights we will fly back to Nairobi where you can continue your African adventure or begin your journey home.
You’ll leave Kenya having had the most memorable adventure and with new thousands of photos, a group of new friends, memories to last a lifetime and probably with a desire to return to Kenya as soon as you can! Please read the comments by my previous guests and see video highlights from my April 2018 trip.
“Before I went on safari I had a lot of concerns, mainly the natural worries about health and security when traveling to a new destination, despite being an experienced traveler. Your organizational skills and planning made all these worries void. From our arrival in Nairobi and through to the end of the trip I was able to relax and just enjoy the experience. The team that you have gathered plus the hotel staff made the holiday an unforgettable experience, indeed the holiday of a lifetime.
“Despite having some expertise in photography, I learned a lot from you and there are some shots that I can now take on, that I previously would have been clueless to tackle. I have been applying those lessons since getting back to Aberdeen and its nice to have extra skills acquired on such a memorable trip.
I also learned a lot outside of photography, particularly about our privileged life here and how we can meaningfully provide help to people less fortunate. So without having that agenda the trip was extremely beneficial.” – Ian R Booth.
Transfers from JKIA Airport to Heron Hotel in Nairobi
1 night’s bed and breakfast at the Heron Hotel, single room
Transfer to Wilson Airport
Internal Flights from Nairobi to the Maasai Mara
6 night’s full board accommodation at Sarova Mara Game Camp, single room
All park fees
Photography tuition and 1-to-1 image review
Cultural visit to a local Maasai village
One outdoor ‘Garden Breakfast’ with champagne
‘Sundowner’ evening drinks on our last night
Internal Flights from the Maasai Mara to Nairobi
Vehicle transfer to your onward destination within Nairobi
What’s not included:
International Flights to Kenya
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks at Hotels
Any food, drink or activities outwith our hotels
Tips and gratuities
Cost: £3750 per person, single room
Dates: 22nd to 29th of November 2019
2020 dates and itineraries announced soon.
Registration: To register your interest please contact me using the form below or email@example.com