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Wild4 African Photo Safaris

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

SAMBURU, LAKE NAKURU & MIGRATION photo safari - September 2014

Posted by Wild4 Photo Safaris on 20th Sep 2014

This safari never disappoints, we had a good deal of action and great photo opportunities and although most of the migration herds had headed south towards Tanzania, we still had one of the best river crossings yet. An hour of drama at the Mara River, crocodiles and crazy wildebeest is a sight you never forget and it was a great way to end our time in the Mara.

We continued North to Lake Nakuru, still rather full of water at the moment but it did provide some extra photo opportunities and experiences. We still managed to see Black & White Rhino, Rothschild Giraffe and a Leopard !!. Finally we ended up in Samburu where the river was at its lowest that I have ever seen it. It is still a great location with good elephant, birds and the "unusual" Beisa Oryx, Grevy's Zebra, Gerenuk, Reticulated Giraffe and a special sighting of a Striped Hyaena !!

Thanks very much to all the staff at the Lodges we stayed at, especially Ashnil Camp in the Mara and everyone at Mara Bush Camp.

A huge thanks to our guides, James, Silas and Julius - for being so patient with us photographers and for all the tough driving - it is always greatly appreciated.

And a huge thanks to our participants, Pierre, Martin, Alan, Linda and Marian, thanks for coming on the safari with us, it was a pleasure to have shared the special moments with you..

Here are a few photos from the trip - enjoy

Warm regards

Stu & the Wild4 team....

Male Lion, Maasai Mara
Male Lion, Maasai Mara
Hippo and Zebra - Maasai Mara
Hippo and Zebra - Maasai Mara
Black Backed Jackal pup - Maasai Mara
Black Backed Jackal pup - Maasai Mara
Lions greeting - Maasai Mara
Lions greeting - Maasai Mara
Male Lion Maasai Mara
Male Lion Maasai Mara
Lions playing, Maasai Mara
Lions playing, Maasai Mara
Cheetah mum "Malaika" with her 5 cubs
Cheetah mum "Malaika" with her 5 cubs
Leopard - Olare Orok River - Maasai Mara
Leopard - Olare Orok River - Maasai Mara
Thompson's Gazelle - Maasai Mara
Thompson's Gazelle - Maasai Mara
Martial Eagle - Maasai Mara
Martial Eagle - Maasai Mara
Elephants - Maasai Mara
Elephants - Maasai Mara
Black Maned Lion - Maasai Mara
Black Maned Lion - Maasai Mara
Male Lion, Maasai Mara
Male Lion, Maasai Mara
Zebras near the Mara River
Zebras near the Mara River
A river crossing - Maasai Mara
A river crossing - Maasai Mara
A "Tower" of Giraffes - Maasai Mara
A "Tower" of Giraffes - Maasai Mara
Elephant and rainbow - Maasai Mara
Elephant and rainbow - Maasai Mara
Rothschild Giraffe - Lake Nakuru
Rothschild Giraffe - Lake Nakuru
Callte Egret - Lake Nakuru
Callte Egret - Lake Nakuru
Great White Pelicans - Lake Nakuru
Great White Pelicans - Lake Nakuru
Beisa Oryx - Samburu
Beisa Oryx - Samburu
Grevy's Zebra - Samburu
Grevy's Zebra - Samburu
Grevy's Zebra - Samburu
Grevy's Zebra - Samburu
Scrub Hare - Samburu
Scrub Hare - Samburu
D'Arnauds Barbets - Samburu
D'Arnauds Barbets - Samburu
Eastern Pale Chanting Goshawk - Samburu
Eastern Pale Chanting Goshawk - Samburu
Striped Hyaena - Samburu
Striped Hyaena - Samburu
Reticulated Giraffe - Samburu
Reticulated Giraffe - Samburu
African Silverbills
African Silverbills
White-bellied Go-away-bird - Samburu
White-bellied Go-away-bird - Samburu
Male Gerenuk
Male Gerenuk
Grey Crowned Cranes - Samburu
Grey Crowned Cranes - Samburu

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Testimonials If you are serious about nature photography, you can't do better than booking with Wild 4.  Wild 4's itinerary provides sun-up to sundown quality photo-ops, and you feel you are traveling with good friends who are showing you their favorite spots. This was our fourth African photo safari (three others in East Africa) and we could not believe what a difference it makes, when a professional photographer, who understands light and animal behavior, just happens to be your driver, in a photo vehicle he designed himself. There was super spotting work from Ann from a separate radio equipped vehicle. We were the first on a leopard / impala kill thanks to one of Ann's incredible sightings, resulting in a sensational series of images shot over 45 minutes of the leopard dragging her prey to her den. After an exciting, productive day in the field, we were treated to friendly conversation, sitting around a campfire, and wonderful feasts magically prepared by Ann.  Wild 4 is a totally professional and very special company. Thanks Stu, Justyna and Ann for a sensational safari.

Lee & Doris Wiese, USA


Testimonials This was the best photo adventure I have ever experienced. My travel partners were great, the food and lodging were wonderful and most of all I learned a tremendous amount about a variety of photography techinques from the amazing Stu Porter. www.imagesbyaggie.com

Aggie Pagnillo, USA