A picture is worth a thousand words – a picture in the heart of Africa’s Great Plains in Kenya is, arguably, worth more.
EJ Africa is very excited to be able to offer an amazing series of safaris where you will learn to capture wildlife photos like a pro. Set off on a 6 or 7-night safari at Governors’ Private Camp, one of the longest established camps in the Masai Mara, while honing your wildlife photography skills alongside world-renowned photographer, filmmaker and wildlife guide Warren Samuels. He’ll teach you how to use shooting angle, light, lens openings and more to create amazing photos that capture the moment like the pros do. But best of all, he knows all the cat and elephant families and how to get you up close and at the perfect angle for those amazing shots.
The Mara plays host to the spectacular wildebeest and zebra migration during July - October, meaning lions and other predators are never far away. And Governor’s Private Camp is in the very heart of the action … renowned as the base for much of the filming of The Big Cat Diaries. The camp is nestled in the forests along the banks of the Mara River at a spot teeming with hippo. On occasion, the wildebeest have been known to cross the Mara River right in front of Camp!
Photographic tips are provided on game drives as well as in more formal activities back in camp that include evening slideshows of wildlife photography that illustrate examples of good wildlife shots, client ‘image appraisal’ sessions and screenings of wildlife documentaries in which Warren has been involved, presented in conjunction with a brief lecture on the “making of” of each particular film.
About Warren Samuels
Warren Samuel's early years as a wildlife documentary cameraman were spent in the Masai Mara National Reserve where he and his family lived in a tented camp on the banks of the Mara River. It was here that he had the privilege of working among Africa's Big Cats, the Great Wildebeest Migration and the Masai communities that live there. Warren went on to film for major documentary series such as BBC's Big Cat Diary, Big Cat Week and Big Cat Live as one of the principal cameramen. In addition, Warren has filmed for other well-known documentaries for the BBC such as Human Planet, Truth about Lions, Secret Life of Elephants and Planet Earth Live.
26th June 2016 for 7 nights – US$ 4,892 per person sharing
3rd August for 6 nights - US$ 6,012 per person sharing
18th September 2016 for 7 nights - US $ 6,928 per person sharing
2nd October for 7 nights - US$ 5,948 per person sharing
26th November 2016 for 7 nights - US $ 5,808 per person sharing
11th December 2016 for 7 nights - US $ 5,808 per person sharing
Transfers in Nairobi from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Wilson Airport, flights to Masai Mara, 6 or 7 nights on safari at Governors’ Private Camp hosted by Warren Samuels, participation in the photographic workshop, park fees in Masai Mara, daily game drives in shared 4wd vehicle, breakfast, lunch and dinner in camp, soft drinks, beer, house wines and local spirits, laundry, return flights to Nairobi and a transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight home.