DATES: April 27th – May 3rd 2019
Hone your photographic skills with the best! Immerse yourself into the wildlife photographer’s dream destination – the Masai Mara. This 6-night safari, hosted by Paul Joynson-Hicks, will be invaluable for learning indispensable photography skills. Try your hand at techniques of back-lighting, higgling, panning, silhouetting, and capturing perfect wildlife portraits. With only 6 places available on this safari and a limit of just 3 people to a safari car, you are promised excellent one-on-one time with Paul.
Arrive on your international flight to be greeted by our Governors’ Camp driver. You will be transferred to Wilson Airport for your morning or afternoon Governors’ Aviation bush flight to the Masai Mara. Met at the airstrip, you will enjoy a short game drive into Governors’ Private Camp where you are welcomed with a refreshing drink. This is your home for the next 6 nights!
Arise early to ensure you are out on the Mara plains with the sunrise – some of the best images are captured at this hour. Spend a morning out with Paul, finding photographic opportunities and learning how to take that perfect photo. A picnic breakfast on the plains provides you the flexibility to stay as your desire. A delicious lunch awaits you back at camp, followed by a late afternoon of unearthing more photographic opportunities.
Each day you will embark on another journey of learning and perfecting new skills. Each game drive will be personally hosted by Paul, who will provide one-on-one training to each person, guiding their individual photographic needs. Your day to day game drives and timings will depend on the activity of the wildlife and photographic opportunities presented.
Your days will be punctuated by delicious meals and a surprise sundowners and bush dinner on one of the evenings. Each night, group review sessions of the day’s captures will help you further hone your skills and learn the theories behind capturing an engaging image.
What would a photographic safari be without a little friendly competition! After an action-packed day of photography, on the last evening a contest to select the best photograph from the safari will be held. Over a lamp-lit dinner with the group, reflect on an incredible journey, the lessons learned, and your new skills acquired. Perhaps you may have taken the potential winning photo for next years’ The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards!
Although it is your last day, a morning game drive provides that last chance to capture the best of the Masai Mara and its incredible game. After breakfast in camp, you’ll be driven to the airstrip for a bush flight back to Nairobi. A Governors’ Camp driver will meet you at Wilson Airport and transfer you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onwards international flight.