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Wild4 African Photo Safaris

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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 I just returned from the 2017 'Birds of Kruger' safari, and it was a delight. This was by no means my first trip to Kruger, but I don't recall ever sighting so many birds - or other animals - in a single trip. Stefan's ability to spot, track and anticipate the movement of animals is superb - from the smallest LBJ to the Big 5. This allowed him to place the vehicle in the best spot for photography and I can rightly say that this trip produced more 'keepers' than any other safari I have been on. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone interested in birding or bird photography. Stefan and Sandrine were great company and everything about the safari was well organized and ran smoothly: from the initial contact with Justyna, who answered my emails promptly and made all the arrangements (down to my favourite SA snacks - thanks!), to Sandrine's excellent coffee every morning before sunrise, and Stefan's patience and good humour that never wavered. I am already planning my next trip with WILD4 and would highly recommend them for an unforgettable African experience.

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Testimonials From the moment we contacted Wild 4 we were impressed with the prompt, friendly, enthusiastic way our queries were answered. Stu is a passionate wildlife photographer eager to pass on skills, ideas, techniques and information. The wildlife sightings leopards, lions with cubs, rhinos, elephant herds the list goes on - Awesome, Amazing, Exciting are just a few words that come to mind. Not forgetting the support of John, Ann (excellent food) and of course Justyna nothing was to much trouble for them. We have had many safaris in various countries but this surpassed them all. The only decision now is not if, but when we return

Maureen & Trevor Lovegrove, UK