Postcards from the Maasai Mara

In Travel, Within The Frame Adventures by David29 Comments

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.ย  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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚



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  2. Glad you had an amazing time…I’d say beautiful images but it looks like 24 people beat me to the punch. Can’t wait till Liguria! My passport came in 9 days! Crazy!

  3. Thank you David for yet another unforgettable photographic experience with you – I am forever grateful for your insights, the friendship and oh, my gosh – all the laughter… ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. oh my gosh I would love to do a trip like that. I have a heart for Africa and have for quite some time now. One day….. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the beautiful images you share with the world. Just finished watching your Vision workshop videos from CL that someone bought me as a gift. Life/career changing stuff!

  5. is that you with the gun, did you mean long lenses on the gun for better shooting ;o)

  6. “killer locations” with such a gun , sure they are killer locations :))
    Like your lion photo.

  7. I’ve been on a safari last year in Tanzania for about 12 days and then spent some 5 days on Zanzibar. It was an awesome trip and would repeat it again in a heartbeat. Maybe I join you someday, would be nice…

  8. sigh, yes i want to be there in Africa! Please post the rest of the 2012 schedule, please.

  9. Hey – Caren was about 50 miles away from yoi in Kilgoris. Have fun in Zanzibar! If you get a chance, eat at Emerson & Greens or Mohamed’s house in Stonetown,

  10. Wow what an incredible adventure you describe. One of these days I will join you. Just saving up.

  11. I would simply absolutely looooove to go on a safari with my idol… planing on 2014 for my 50th however, so let’s keep in touch ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Great shots David, they bring me back to our trip last year! Enjoy Zanzibar – oh & don’t forget to photograph the doors in Stonetown ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Sounds like a great trip David! We did Tanzania and Zanzibar for our honeymoon 4 years ago (almost literally, anniversary in 2 weeks!) and it was amazing. Can’t think of many better places to chillax than Zanzibar. Watch the sun go down from the terrace of the English Club and then rooftop dinner at 236 Hurumzi. Ah, happy days – enjoy!

  14. Thanks for taking time to share a little of your amazing trip. I was there the end of Sept. and was in awe the whole time. The lions put on quite a show for us every day and we saw the Big Five in one day. Look forward to hearing more about your trip.

  15. Beautiful images! Heading there myself in 3 weeks, cannot wait…Tanzania, and then Zanzibar too! Any packing tips you can share would be great.

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