Come On Safari With Me In 2020
Next year I will be returning to Governors’ Camp to host private and group photo safaris in one of Kenya’s most abundant wildlife havens. With four camps in the Masai Mara (as well as three more in Kenya and one in the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda) Governors’ provides the ideal platform from which to launch a photo safari.
Due to being based semi-permanently at Governors’ I can build these safaris exactly to your requirements: Duration, destination, budget and most importantly photography level. Whether you’ve never picked up a camera before or have been using one for years I can tailor each safari to your precise needs.
I will be in the Mara for four stints in 2020 with dates as follows:
January 15th - February 28th
April 16th - May 31st
July 11th - August 31st (Wildebeest Migration Season)
October 20th - November 30th
When to go on Safari?
The very nature of the Masai Mara means that whenever you head out on safari you’ll have incredible game viewing. The major difference, and the reason the Masai Mara is so famous is the great migration. This is the on going journey (safari) of over 1.5 million wildebeest and 250,000 zebra between the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Masai Mara. Typically the migration occupies the Mara between July and September with giant herds of wildebeest covering the plains and crossing the Mara river. If it’s a migration safari you’re after then you need to book between July 11th and August 31st.
This should not take anything away from visiting at other times of the year. Indeed some of the best game viewing can come in supposed ‘low’ or ‘green’ seasons, especially with elephants, while all three big cats can be found all year round. If you have any questions about when the best time for you to come on safari would be please get in touch and we can discuss it in detail.
What Will Your Safari With Governors’ Include?
The major advantage of a photo safari with me at Governors’ Camp is their flexibility. Whether you’re already coming on safari with us next year and just want a one day tutorial, or if you’re currently deciding on next years trips and want an in depth 3, 4, 5 (or more) day photo safari in the Masai Mara I can design an itinerary totally unique to you.
There is much more to photography than technical information as that can only take you so far. We’ll examine the way you look at nature to create striking compositions and make sure you take home images to be very proud of.
To achieve this we’ll cover as much ‘in camera’ technical information as you feel you need: Which modes you should use when, how to correctly expose, compose and create an image, different camera techniques as well as in camp editing tutorials to make sure you get the absolute best out of each image.
Where Will You Stay?
With four different safari camps in the Masai Mara we have something that can suit everyone’s style. Each camp is tented and unfenced, meaning you’re completely immersed in the areas wildlife. It’s not uncommon for meals to be disturbed by grazing elephants while nights are often filled with the noise of laughing hippos in the Mara River or even roaring lion from the nearby Musiara marsh.
Each camp has specially designed photo safari vehicles which you’ll be given the option of, with rests to place a camera and bean bag and most importantly a removable flap on the side door. This allows you to photograph from the floor of the vehicle and therefore get down to your subjects eye level, an addition that makes the world of difference to your images.
You’ll also have the option to take to the sky for a hot air balloon safari. This is without doubt the most beautiful and tranquil way to watch the sunrise over the Masai Mara as you follow the Mara river towards the Oloololo escarpment.
For more information on each camp in the Mara please visit here
How Do You Book?
It’s really easy, just fill in the form below with the dates you’d like to visit the Mara and any questions you may have and I’ll walk you through the process from there. No agents, no booking fees and no hassle. I look forward to seeing you in 2020.