Wild4 African Photographic Safaris

Wild4 African Photo Safaris

Specialist small group photo safaris to South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia

CUSTOM photo safari KENYA MIGRATION - September 2014

Posted by Wild4 Photo Safaris on 5th Sep 2014

Here are a few photos from a bespoke photo tour to Kenya's Maasai Mara Reserve. The tour coincided with the great migration which was the focus for the trip. Luckily we had some good crossing action in the first few days which allowed us to venture out away from the river on the remaining days where we managed to photograph some of the other interesting inhabitants of the Mara.

Many thanks to our Guide - James, its always a pleasure to work with you Mr Mande !! and thanks to Andrei for coming on this private safari, it was a pleasure to shoot along side you and witness some magic during the migration in the Masai Mara !!

Enjoy some of the favourites !!

Giraffe fighting - Maasai Mara
Giraffe fighting - Maasai Mara
Lioness - Maasai Mara
Lioness - Maasai Mara
Thompsons Gazelle - Maasai Mara
Thompsons Gazelle - Maasai Mara
Lappet Faced Vultures - Maasai Mara
Lappet Faced Vultures - Maasai Mara
Two male Lions - Maasai Mara
Two male Lions - Maasai Mara
Giraffe - Maasai Mara
Giraffe - Maasai Mara
Lionees - Maasai Mara
Lionees - Maasai Mara
Wildebeest near the Mara River - Maasai Mara
Wildebeest near the Mara River - Maasai Mara
Wildebeest running - Maasai Mara
Wildebeest running - Maasai Mara
Hippo with baby - Maasai Mara
Hippo with baby - Maasai Mara
Gathering at the river - Maasai Mara
Gathering at the river - Maasai Mara
River Crossing - Maasai Mara
River Crossing - Maasai Mara
Mass exodus - Maasai Mara
Mass exodus - Maasai Mara
Nature's clean up crew - Maasai Mara
Nature's clean up crew - Maasai Mara
Eland - Maasai Mara
Eland - Maasai Mara
Wildebeest - Maasai Mara
Wildebeest - Maasai Mara
River Crossing from Ashnil Camp - Maasai Mara
River Crossing from Ashnil Camp - Maasai Mara
Sunrise - Maasai Mara
Sunrise - Maasai Mara
Mating pair - Maasai Mara
Mating pair - Maasai Mara
Male Ostrich in display - Maasai Mara
Male Ostrich in display - Maasai Mara
Malaika Cheetah mum with her cubs - Maasai Mara
Malaika Cheetah mum with her cubs - Maasai Mara
Cheetah cubs - Maasai Mara
Cheetah cubs - Maasai Mara
Mailaike moving her cubs through a herd of Wildebeest - Maasai Mara
Mailaike moving her cubs through a herd of Wildebeest - Maasai Mara
Giraffe at sunrise - Maasai Mara
Giraffe at sunrise - Maasai Mara
Cheetah with cubs - Maasai Mara
Cheetah with cubs - Maasai Mara

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Testimonials If anyone is contemplating a photo trip to Africa, then we would have absolutely no hesitation in recomending Stu Porter and Wild4 Photographic Safaris. It doesn't really matter what your level of skill is you will get as much or as little help and advice as you wish to receive. Nothing is thrust down your throat and Stu doesn't spend all his time taking his own photographs as some do. Stu has taken a huge amount of time and trouble in customising and setting up his safari vehicle and the effort he's put in makes the whole experience so much more enjoyable. Tethered bean bags are provided and secure plate mounts on the side of the vehicle will also take your tripod head ensuring a rock steady platform and Stu most certainly knows where the animals are. Particularly enjoyable was the time we spent at the Big Cat Reserve (part of the 4 night extension) which is an unbelieveable photographic experience. Many thanks WILD4 !

Rob & Sue Brookes, UK

Testimonials Our 14 days with Wild4 Safaris will always be remembered as the best learning experience we have ever embarked on. Not only for the improvement in photographic skills and knowledge, but also the animal behavioural knowledge that we gained. We were totally immersed in the world of wildlife photography in the best place in the world with one of the best pro photographers around. Stu genuinely enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion for wildlife and photography. More than a holiday, it was an unbelievably rewarding learning experience and has taken our skill level up significantly. Stu and his team were able to help us learn about our equipment and coach us to apply these new skills quickly. Their sharing of knowledge, expertise in photography, and being able to read wildlife behaviour along with the excellent booklet (which became Marie's bible) are world class. This ensured we got to places that others didn't and that we were always in the best position to shoot. We also booked the extension and were most impressed with the "behind the scenes" access we gained at each Reserve. Stu didn't disappoint and was able to put together some memorable opportunities for us to get many excellent shots. The whole package was first class, from the pick up at Nelspruit, accommodation, food and day trips, to the people (now friends) who we met on the trip. This is one of those bucket list adventures that we will be doing again with WILD4.

John and Marie, AUSTRALIA