Wednesday, 13 June 2012

We'll be back!

Just a quick update to advise that we are returning to Kenya on safari this September and will be blogging live again to raise funds for Save The Elephants through our Just Giving page.

If any photographers would like to join us, please let us know as soon as possible.  Our safaris are considerably more affordable than the luxury trips provided by tour operators: we go to take photographs not to be pampered by underpaid locals employed by a multinational corporation that takes all the profits out of the country. Our safaris are self-drive and involve camping in the bush, interspersed with stays in locally owned hotels and lodges, so that the money we spend in Kenya stays in Kenya. We don't make a profit from including people in our safaris; what we ask you to pay is only your fair share of the costs and we are up-front from the get-go about what those costs are likely to be. What we are asking this year is that any photographers joining us make a donation of £100 to Save The Elephants through our Just Giving page 

This year's safari is only two weeks instead of the usual three but will still include time in Tsavo East, Tsavo West and several days camping in the Masai Mara during the wonder that is the Wildebeest Migration.  Take a look at some of the entries from last year's live blog to find out what you might encounter on one of our safaris and if you are interested in joining us, please let us know as soon as possible.  As a taster, please see the images below:

Dusk at our 2011 campsite in the Masai Mara

Little Bee-Eater with prey
Taita Falcon with Red-Billed Quelea prey
Wildebeest crossing the Mara River
Crocodile attack on Wildebeest
Big-Mouthed Hippopotamus
Two Lions in Masai Mara
 Even if you can't manage or don't want to join us, please consider making a donation to Save The Elephants to help with their vital work in protecting the Elephant through our Just Giving page.

And finally for now...

Some Elephants!

How an Elephant scratches an itchy bum!

The first Elephant to greet us at Ndololo in Tsavo East  in September 2011

More of Tsavo's famous Red Elephants

The Elephant's trunk has more muscles than the entire Human body!

Here come the Jumbos!

Up close and personal with a gentle giant!

Elephants wallowing in a waterhole in Tsavo East National Park

Huge Bull having a dust-bath

A cooling shower for Ndovu

Family outing Kenya style!

Fun in the pool in Tsavo West National Park

A comfy seat after a swim

Baby wants fed in Masai Mara

Playful youngster in the Mara

Magic moments at dawn in Tsavo East National Park