It feels like forever since I’ve been online, but what a trip it’s been. We’re packing our bags, wrapping up the last sad goodbyes, and getting one last morning game drive on the mara before boarding a small plane back to Nairobi, leaving Kitchwa Tembo, Sekenani Camp, and the magic of the Maasai mara behind us. We’ve spent the last 8 days in awe of the light, the land, and the incredible animals that live here. Coming here in January, things are quiet, the tourists aren’t here in mobs, and the camps are quiet – giving this place a wildness and solitude that it doesn’t have during migration.
Mornings have been early and cool, but waking to a cup of coffee or tea at you bedside makes it a little easier to slide your jeans on and drag your big lenses to the trucks. We’ve traveled with some amazing photographers, shared laughter over long meals lit by a hundred hurricane lanterns, watched the sunrise from high over the savannah in a hot air balloon, and watched the sun vanish, large and red, over the Oloololo escarpment. And we’ve made some lifelong friends, amazing memories and beautiful photographs. Thanks to all who joined us!
Want to join us at some point? We’ve got a killer line-up of new adventures coming for the rest of 2012. These trips aren’t for everyone, but if you like a mix of small groups, easy-going itinerary, killer locations, and the unpredictable adventure of travel in Africa, Asia, and point beyond, we’d love to talk to you about being part of the next Within The Frame Photographic Adventure. 🙂
The next stop for me is Zanzibar for a few days of personal shooting and beach-lying. Some places you just have to go for the romance of the name alone. Say it with me: Zanzibar. 🙂