December 2020, probably the best time to be in the Masai Mara in the last 60 years because there was no one else there. But this ‘icing on the cake’ was coincidental; the decision to go on a photography safari was driven by the fact that I was totally fed up having had a cold, wet holiday in northern Scotland in September, totally fed up with Covid, my wife didn’t want to go away and so I was free to do what I wanted. And I wanted was to go on a one-to-one guided photography safari.
|Elephant on the open plain on the first afternoon. |
|Mom and Cub playing.|
|Breakfast - a Bohor Reedbuck.|
We also had a Masai guide by the name of Jackson and the three of us got on very well. There was some great humour in the Jeep and we all really enjoyed ourselves. I had 11 days with these guys, yet it was over in a blink of an eye.
I was already quite excited when I booked the trip but, when I got out there, I realised this was a trip of a lifetime and, to be honest, I still can’t quite believe how great it was. Having the Mara to myself almost, the great tuition from Albie, the enjoyment of being with Albie and Jackson, the quality of people and reception at Naibor, all made for a phenomenal holiday. And it was all down to Albie.
I have attached a few photos to back up the narrative. These are probably the best photographs I have ever taken – thank you Albie