In September, I hosted two wonderful groups on safari. The weather was great and light rains last season had left little vegetation so the wildlife was easy to spot.
The first weeks seemed to be filled with cheetahs. On several occasions we spotted coalitions of two male cheetahs out hunting and some with a fresh kill. We also had very close encounters with large herds of elephants, some with very young members. Their antics at the watering holes are always a highlight. With the second group we encountered lions who had recently moved in a claimed territory and females. The African spring is a wonderful time to photograph birds and small creatures and our guides made sure these were not overlooked. I enjoyed presenting this safari to my guests and hope they returned with many pictures and great memories. It is an honor to have increasing numbers of repeat guests. It is true that once you go on a safari you are hooked.
In this newsletter I share with you some post processing techniques to help make the most of your images. My tips on composition will help you capture a good shot or pick the best images out of a large collection. To see more images from the recent safaris see the links to my blog or browse the recent history of my Facebook.
We have added some exciting and productive private reserves to our itinerary for 2016 & 2017. These reserves are full of the big 5 with great chances to see lions, elephants, and leopards. We often see some of the more rare antelope species, rhinos, and some really spectacular water birds. I look forward to visiting these places again soon.
See a selection of my favorite images from this May 2015 Safari on my blog: Favorite Moments from September 2016 - 1st group
Favorite Moments from September 2016 - 2nd group
What our Guests Say:
I had an incredible time and share it with anyone I get the chance to. I can say it was one of the best experiences of my lifetime and I would love to go back. It was awesome. Thanks to Greg and Karen who are great hosts. - Marla
It was a great group and fantastic safari. It was very good getting to know both of you. I decided that you, Greg and Karen, are the real difference makers in the experience, something I missed at the other lodges. While great places, I missed the felling that we were simply visiting you in your private home. Now I appreciate the sentiment of similar comments on your site. Now for all of the work processing the photos. Tom's Trip Advisor Review - Mike & Tom
Will start sorting photos next week, only about 7000+ photos to sort thru and process, Thanks Greg and Karen for a awesome time, will be back for sure! - Lyndsay * true to his word, Lyndsay is already signed up for a safari in 2016!