In Kenya’s Masai Mara it’s coming up for that wonder of wonders on Africa’s wildlife calendar – the season when over a million wildebeest cross the Mara River braving swift currents, crocodiles, waiting lions and other predators to reach richer grazing.
It is part of a migration cycle that has repeated itself for thousands upon thousands of year. It truly is one of the greatest wildlife spectacles in the world and, particularly if you are a photographer and are keen to learn more about your craft in the field, we would love to be your hosts.
Browse down the following portfolio for just a hint of the excitement and photographic opportunities that await you.
We cater for a maximum of 12 guests in our tented camp close to the Mara River and major crossing points. Here we have endeavoured to recreate the atmosphere of the original mobile safari camps of a bygone era with our camp. This is the way Capt William Cornwallis Harris, Ernest Hemingway, Sir Randolph Churchill (Winston’s dad), Teddy Roosevelt and Robert Ruark experienced and wrote about Africa. We have a few more modern trimmings, of course.
We place a premium on the wildlife experience. Our guides are among the best in the industry not only in finding and locating the game, but also being informative about the country, its people and its wildlife. They are all thoroughly versed in ensuring that you will have the best position and angle to optimize your photography, and will offer advice and assistance with your photography needs whenever required.’
Our safaris are timed (hopefully) to coincide with the best possibilities of seeing the spectacular river crossings, when tens of thousands of wildebeest and zebra pour across the river. Our record for showing guests these crossings, often with spectacular crocodile action too, is great, but like anything in the world of animals, nothing can be guaranteed.
We have a very flexible routines but it is the animals and the wilderness that dictate our schedule – we place more emphasis on the wildlife experience than we do on camp timetables, and our chefs and camp staff are totally adaptable to this.