19 – 25 August 2013
Join David Rogers and 6 others for six nights at Mara Lion Camp in the wonderful Olare Orok Conservancy. It’s 30 minutes from Main Crossing and in the most productive of the wildlife conservancies bordering the Masai Mara.
$6300 per person including flights from Nairobi, accommodation, drinks and all activities. Laundry excluded. $390 single supplement.
You will fly to Nairobi and then take a charter to the Mara. For the next six nights we will be based Porini Lion Camp which is in the exclusive Olare Orok concession bordering the Maasai Mara. It is a seamless extension of the Masai Mara and offers outstanding game viewing. The great thing about staying here is that it is in a private concession shared with a few other camps and there are relatively few other people and sightings are strictly managed. We will also be able to go on night drives and on walks, which are not permitted in national parks. The camp has semi-permanent tents and a traditional safari feel
How the workshop works
No workshop is the same. I am very conscious that everyone has their own style – there is no right or wrong way to take images and that every group of people has their own experience and energy that they bring. My role is to inspire, guide, suggest and encourage and give some of my experience gained over 25 years of taking pictures in Africa. Most of all these trips are about being with like-minded people, learning from each other and having fun.
David will encourage everyone to look beyond the obvious and concentrate not only on the birds and animals but also on landscapes, insects and everything in between. The opportunities are seemingly endless in East Africa so we can expect to take packed breakfasts and lunches on at least two days of the trip and spend at least 10 – 12 hours in the field. We will spend a great deal of time discussing images and David will give lectures on two evenings after dinner. We will also review images from the group as much as possible. Please expect this to be a very intensive and thoroughly rewarding trip.
Crossings of the Mara
Everyone hopes to see a crossing or two and this trip has been timed for you to photograph this remarkable event. The camp is located roughly 40 minutes from the Main Crossing and we have people on the ground giving us regular accounts of animal build ups. We will spend all day at the rivers waiting for crossings if need be. But we will also ensure that we spend most of our time enjoying the exceptional game viewing and relatively exclusive atmosphere that makes the Olare Orok area one of the most scenic and productive anywhere in Africa.