For 2023, Governors’ Camp Collection is hosting two amazing wildlife photographers; Felix Rome and Nick Penny.
We have lined up two excellent wildlife photographers for 2023; Felix Rome and Nick Penny will be covering different stints throughout the year, mostly based at our Mara camps. They are onsite to lend our guests a helping hand with their camera and offer top tips on capturing the very best of your safari. In terms of how they can help, we have put together three options:
Option 1: Photography Safari
Our photographers can join guests on game drives, providing personal focus and in-depth assistance with both landscape and wildlife photography. The cost is $250 per day with the photographer plus $400 per day for an exclusive use vehicle, unless the number in your group already secures the use of a private car. Before heading out on the first game drive, our photographer will meet with you in camp and go over any questions that you may have, about your equipment or upcoming experience, to ensure that that your time out in the field is maximised. After each game drive, there will be an image review and an informal photo editing session, to make sure you go home with a collection of images that you are truly proud of.
Option 2: Safari Photos
This option allows our guests to sit back and enjoy the game viewing while the photographer takes all the images. The cost is $250 per day with the photographer plus $400 per day for an exclusive use vehicle, unless the number in your group already secures the use of a private car. The photographer shall provide you with a set of up to 30 edited images per day (these can be purely wildlife or a mix of wildlife and personal). Please note that this option does not include any photography advice.
Option 3: Safari photoshoot
For larger groups, we can provide a photographer for photoshoots either in camp or on game drives. During game drives, the photographer will be positioned in one of the group cars with some of the guests and will be able to take photos of other group members in the other cars during the course of the day. For group photoshoots, we charge $350 per each group of six people. The photographer will deliver a set of up to 30 edited images (a nice mix of wildlife and guests) per group, per day and this charge is inclusive of the photographer’s editing time. Please note that this option does not include any photography advice.
Things to note:
You will need to pay for an exclusive use vehicle if your group size is not automatically allocated one – please discuss this with your sales consultant. Please note that the photographer can only be booked by one group per vehicle (approx 6 guests or less) at a time. If the photographer needs to relocate from his current base (which is generally the Mara), and requires dedicated transport to get him to another location, these transfer rates will be at the direct cost of the client.
If you would like to guarantee some time with either of our photographers to ensure that you make the most your safari, please contact us for more information.