A photography workshop customised by international award winning photographer William Chua for photographers…
After successful workshops in Namibia and Kenya previously, William is back again for another workshop in August 2014
The millions of wildebeest along with hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles crossing the great African plains and mighty rivers is one of the greatest wildlife shows on earth.
And this outstanding phenomenon happens between 2 of the finest game parks in Africa, Masai Mara and Serengeti with the attendance of majestic super predators like lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas and wild dogs.
For this trip, we have decided to stay 6 nights in Masai Mara, to witness and capture the grandeur of the migration
We will use 2 lodges for the trip as follows
As the maxim goes: Location! Location! Location!
Set on the banks of the Talek River and overlooking the Mara plains, Tipilikwani Camp has one of the most spectacular views available. Set in the middle of what is considered the greatest wildlife reserve in Africa, Maasai Mara is home to one of the modern wonders of the world; the wildebeest migration as well as home to the Big Five. Enjoy an alfresco breakfast by the Talek River or a cold refreshing drink over a spectacular sunset or experience fine dining by candlelight all overlooked by carefully trained attentive staff. During the day, search for lions, cheetah, elephant, leopard, black rhino, giraffe, zebra, hippo and over 500 resident bird species including larks, sunbirds and the Lilac- Breasted Roller This is the Tipilikwani Experience.
Mara Serena Lodge
Situated in the heart of the Masai Mara National Reserve, this safari lodge is set on the saddle of a hill overlooking 1 800 square kilometres of rolling plains and woodlands that contain one of the world’s richest wildlife sanctuaries. Few other lodges have such a spectacular view of the surrounding landscape or the game and birdlife that inhabits it. It is on this very terrain, stretching endlessly before the lodge, that the annual migration takes place, when millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle traverse the landscape to feed on the rich new grass and give birth to their young.
The Mara Serena is an interpretation of a traditional Masai Manyatta village of domed huts that are styled and arranged to blend into the natural landscape. The public areas of the lodge include a restaurant, bar, lounge, curio shop, swimming pool and beauty salon. There are 76 huts with en suite shower facilities, mosquito nets, direct dial telephones and a private verandah. Each hut is well spaced to give an uninterrupted view of the plains, the meandering riverine forest and the silhouetted hills beyond.
Breakfasts, cocktail parties and dinners are served on the terrace overlooking the waterhole where big game comes to feed. The evening entertainment includes musicians, Maasai dancers, wildlife films and talks given by a resident naturalist. Game viewing can be done from the lodge or on the daily game drives onto Masai Mara plains. Safaris by balloon or plane are also offered at an additional cost.
Specially designed 4x4wd Safari Land cruiser
Custom designed safari land cruiser with pop up roof for maximum game viewing. All vehicles equipped with long range two way HF radios linked to our main offices, cool boxes and fridges, reference guide books & UNLIMITED bottled water.
everyone will be guaranteed a window seat
William will guide the participants along for photography and there will also be critic sesssions
to help participants improve on their photos. A briefing will be done prior to the trip.
Workshop is open to participants of all levels, inexperienced and experienced alike.
Non Photographing Companions are welcome too..
The objective of the trip is to help people take better wildlife images
Details and inclusions of the trip will be as follows
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis;
- Meals as stated;
- All tours, transfers and safari game drives (every passenger is guarantee a window-seat) in private minivan with the service of an experience English speaking driver/guide.
- Park entrance fee;
- Travel insurance;
- Gratuities to guide and driver;
- Personal expenses such as telephone charge, bar bills.
Nett cost sgd $7400
06/08/2014 Arrive Kenya.Overnight at Sarova Stanley Hotel
07/08/2014 Masai Mara Camp reserve, Tipilikwani Tented Camp
08/08/2014 Masai Mara Camp reserve, Tipilikwani Tented Camp
09/08/2014 Masai Mara Camp reserve, Tipilikwani Tented Camp
10/08/2014 Masai Mara Camp reserve , Mara Serena Safari Lodge
11/08/2014 Masai Mara Camp reserve , Mara Serena Safari Lodge
12/08/2014 Masai Mara Camp reserve , Mara Serena Safari Lodge
13/08/2014 Depart Kenya, fly to Johannesburg, overnight in Peermont Mondial
14/08/2014 Depart Johannesburg
15/08/2014 Arrive Singapore
Email me at email@example.com for questions or reservations
About William Chua
William Chua is an international award winning photographer based in Singapore. He does predominantly weddings, travel, landscapes, and wildlife photography
He has garnered awards from WPPI, IPA (New York), MPA (London), PX3 (Paris), PDN, and the Black and White Spider Awards
His works have been published in various publications (including SilverKris Magazine, Asian Geographic, Geographical Magazine (UK) , PDN Magazine, Lux Magazine etc)
He works are also represented by Modern Art Etc, based in Los Angeles, California for sale as Fine Art Prints
Having led photography workshops to Bhutan and Africa, and given numerous talks on photography, he hopes to be able to help photo enthusiasts take their photography to the next level.