Last December the travel restrictions eased somewhat and I got the opportunity to guide a photography trip to Kenya for Starlingreizen. The trip started in Amboseli national park, home to some of the largest tuskers still roaming the African plains. We got to see at least one, but unfortunately I couldn’t get any pictures of him. However Amboseli left a seriously good impression. It has the Kilimanjaro close by, the highest mountain in Africa reaching almost 6km from the ground. It’s a beautiful backdrop to shoot some elephants in contrast with a huge mountain and eternal snow on top! Besides this, the national park has a huge variety of birdlife and super nice lodges. The salt lakes with numerous lesser and greater flamingo’s where truly amazing.
After Amboseli I took the group to the famous Masaai Mara. It was outside of the migration season, but there’s always something going on in the Mara. It’s home to the highest densities of cats in the world. Every day we saw lions, almost daily cheeta’s and lots of leopards. Besides these “classics” we found a den of Serval cat, and around sunset the kittens came out to play. This in combination with special vehicles that allow low angle photography was a real superb experience.
I’ll be back, thanks Kenya!