Whether you are interested in the breathtaking beauty of the Masai Mara and its wildlife or the people and communities who live there, this part of Kenya on the border of the Tanzania’s Serengeti is one of the best in Africa for a photographic safari.
Guillaume Bonn invites you to join him and immerse yourself in this place he has known intimately and where he has worked on various wildlife photographic projects for the last twenty-three years. Third generation of a family all born in Africa, Guillaume’s safari life started at the age of six in the Danakil desert, the hottest place on earth. He has been on safari ever since and has become a world-renowned journalist, author and photographer.
His permanent photography camp is situated at Naibor, one of the most famous and comfortable luxury tented camp inside the Masai Mara game reserve, where only the finest things will do. This heavenly oasis is hidden in a grove of riverine woodland on the banks of the Talek River and consists of sweeping pale canvas tents, king sized beds made from local fig-wood, wide sofas furnished with bolster cushions and wool rugs. Strategically placed for the wildebeest migration, being close to all the major wildebeest crossing sites over the Mara River.
Bonn is also a Vanity Fair contributor, for whom he has photographed a range of stories, from the conflict in Northern Uganda with the late Christopher Hitchens to the Haute couture shows in Paris, the wedding of the Maharaja of Jodhpur in India and most recently on the African elephants in his famous article ‘Agony & Ivory’.
He also has had unprecedented access into the life of the wildlife American artist Peter Beard and spent two years of his life traveling with him between Lake Turkana, Masai Mara, New York, London and Paris, whilst directing a film on him; ‘Peter Beard, scrapbooks from Africa & beyond’. The film premiered at the Louvres museum in Paris and at Sundance film festival.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
The photographic safari will begin on the 8th of July, when you will meet Guillaume and discuss your objectives for the week. Everyone will dine together and plan a schedule. Guillaume will work with you to develop your own photography at your own pace and will be with you daily to discuss your work. You will stay in the exclusive Wilderness section of Naibor camp–an unparalleled private safari experience.
This Photographic safari is geared to different levels of photography, but you will need to be comfortable with your DSLR camera, and you will need a laptop and appropriate software for editing.
To make your reservation, please contact us. Note that only six slots are available for this camp, so book before it fills! We are also happy to assist with further info.