"Well done and many thanks for another wonderful Prestige holiday. Lots of memories, sights and sounds to treasure for always. Thank you Clive and the office for your attention to detail, which lifts your holidays from the ordinary. "
"Just such great, friendly interesting and quirky company – they and the weather made it! "
Join us, Jonathan and Angela Scott, as we re-visit one of our favourite locations in Africa to lead the Seventh Celebration of African Wildlife & Tribal Life. The Masai Mara in Western Kenya is our second home – we were married there! It will be our pleasure to share 30 years of photographs, experiences, knowledge and celebration of this most exceptional region with a small, but intimate group – who will all have become friends
The Mara is home to one of the highest concentrations of lions in Africa, as well as boasting good populations of leopards and cheetahs, some of which we have followed from birth. What better reason to choose the Celebration of Wildlife in the Mara for your safari of a lifetime. This is an ideal time to witness the spectacular wildebeest and zebra migration, with up to half a million wildebeest roaming the plains at times and crossing the Mara river as they head back to Tanzania; two great reasons to be there at this time of year.
On this unique journey, we want to retain the intimacy of a small group of friends travelling together, with a shared passion for wildlife and photography. Clive Thomas, the enthusiastic and energetic head of the extremely experienced and up-market Prestige Promotions, will be one of your hosts and he has hand picked Little Governor’s Camp – which we consider to be one of the region’s top camps. The location is second to none as you will know from watching ‘Big Cat Diary’.
Remember we are once again booking Little Governor’s exclusively for six nights, during which we will create for you a wonderful ‘house party’ atmosphere with our fellow hosts, speakers and guides, making this a unique safari experience.
In addition to Angie and myself, hosts include top BBC wildlife cameraman Warren Samuels, who has filmed The Cheetah Story for us for the past 10 years – Amber, Kike, Honey, Toto, & Honey’s Boys - acclaimed wildlife artist Jonathan Truss, as well as speakers such as Masai chief Ben Kipeno and internationally recognised wildlife artist/sculptor, Denis Mathews.
During the trip, each of you will have the opportunity for one-to-one coaching to help you improve your slide and digital camera skills. Angie’s role will be to give digital training back at camp – capturing the image is just the first step in digital photography. Warren will connect his monitor to your video camera, and with his coaching on composition, story-building and editing, your safari experiences will be transformed on tape. We are there to ensure that this really will be a safari of a lifetime.
In addition to all the daytime activities, you’ll be entertained in words and pictures by our hosts and speakers each evening before dinner. I can promise you that this one-off trip will be the journey of a lifetime.
Jonathan P. Scott
A number of people are nervous about travelling to Africa, so let me reassure you that: