Come with me to Africa
One of the highlights of my year is my return to Africa. Last year we began with Orthodox Christmas in Lalibela, Ethiopia, and then the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Two back to back trips that were simply unbelievable. This year we’re doing it again, this coming January, and we’re inviting two small groups of people to come with us.
The new year begins with Christmas in Lalibela, Ethiopia, a small, dusty town in the Ethiopian Highlands that sees hundreds of thousands of pilgrims descending on it to celebrate the Nativity, some of whom have walked for weeks or months to be there. Join us every morning as we walk through the ancient rock-hewn churches, a thousand years of living history, with throngs of pilgrims, robed in yellow and white and come to seek the blessing. Or walk with us to evening mass, candlelit and filled with the sounds of chants and prayers. This is an unforgettable adventure. It’s Ethiopia, not a 5-star hotel, but if you’re OK with an authentic travel experience, some dust on your boots, and days spent doing something you can really do in no other place on earth, we’d love to have you join us. There’s more details on the itinerary, etc., on the Lalibela Within The Frame mini-site HERE. January 3-12, 2013.
From there Jeffrey and I go to Nairobi to meet the next group and head to the Maasai Mara, a world away from the throngs of pilgrims, to settle into luxury safari tents, Acacia trees, and the endless beauty of the savannah. We’ll be spending time at two camps, Porini Lion Camp and Kichwa Tembo, and our days among the incredible animals – lions, cape buffalo, leopards, giraffe, elephants – that call this place home. Count on early mornings photographing, lazy afternoons sitting by the pool and talking about photography, and afternoon game drives in the Land Rovers chasing that magic end-of-day light. Amazing dinners and wine and telling stories by lantern-light. There is a lot of magic and laughter on these trips and each year we forge new life-long friendships. These aren’t workshops in the traditional sense; they’re shared photographic adventures with people of like-heart and mind. If you’ve wanted to see the Mara, and to do so with a group who loves and understands photography, we’d love to have you with us from January 12-21, 2013. There’s more information on the Maasai Mara Within The Frame mini-site HERE.