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Oh yeah, it is a brand New Year – 2020 . The Hammerkop Migration Camp’’ experience continues……
Maybe or maybe not, you’re over halfway complete with your 2020 Migration Safari planning valued guest,
We’ve spent a lot of time having conversations about Migration Safaris – after all, this article is on how to plan the perfect migration safari to Masai Mara National Reserve!
Traveling and staying at Hammerkop Migration Camp is a sure recipe for adventure, adrenaline rush while on game-drives, an opportunity to soar high up in the skies on a balloon safari scanning nature from a bird’s eye view, or experiencing silent sundowners by the banks of the Mara River, listening to the gentle grunts and rumble of the Hippos in the river while sipping your drink by a bonfire, or just enjoying a romantic candlelit dinner under the Africa sky. The list is endless…….here you taste some of the best food and wine in the wild-world.
Do I have you convinced? Let’s dive in. Each stay at Hammerkop Migration Camp offers up to two safari activities per day, which are generally day game-drives in the national reserve.
Hot Air Ballooning
The expansive landscape of Kenya is truly best observed from a hot air balloon. This activity generally begins in the early morning while the weather is cool and offers you the opportunity to observe an African sunrise. You get to enjoy one hour in the air, with a champagne breakfast upon landing.
Taking Photos Like A Pro
Photographing on safari is a little different from snapping in the urban jungle. There are a few tips we recommend to travelers to make the most of their African safari photos.
Take A Long Lens
Animals aren’t always up close, and a longer lens will give you a better chance to capture and focus on animals that are smaller or very far away.
Remember the rule of thirds: Divide each capture up into three columns and three rows. The intersection of each line—the point of interest—is where you should aim to put your subject. It helps to draw the eye and makes for a more pleasing photo.
Your position counts: The most arresting shots are those where the animal appears to look directly into the camera. That’s achieved by the photographer adjusting their position to be at the eye-level of the animal (and the luck of them looking in the right direction, of course!)
Shutter speed is key: Animals move more quickly than you can imagine. Fast shutter speed can make the difference between capturing a fleeing springbok and getting a great shot of the tall grass. I usually opt for 1/1000 of a second or higher.
Capture the action: If you get the chance, take a series of shots of any action you might spot. Antelope fighting, lion cubs tumbling, or a crocodile going for a zebra. Some of the best shots aren’t necessarily planned, but are action shots caught on the fly!
There’s so much to get excited about when you’re planning a trip to see the Migration. From the incredible safari experiences, we’ve talked about these mind-blowing adventures.
If you want to hear and know more about this type of safari holiday you can look forward to—and hear from the people who’ve loved them—contact us for more information here.
These are a great way to get an idea of what to expect from your Migration Safari.
Next time, I’ll be taking you through some important information you’ll need before you go when it’s best to travel, and what to pack. It’s going to be a great one! Look out for our next discussion…..
Until next time…
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