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The First Exclusive Amboseli & Lake Nakuru was a Great Success

Michael Laubscher All Authors, Michael 5 Comments

Hello all

I have recently returned from Kenya after hosting the very first Exclusive Amboseli & Lake Nakuru Safari.

  • My thoughts going into it: nervous to be quiet frank.

The month of April is Kenya’s long rains period, and prior to our arrival, areas in Kenya were flooding. Their long rains had arrived a whole month earlier and there were major rains during May which continuted into April.

I spent a lot of time on social platforms looking at images & videos coming out of the areas areas we were about to visit, namely Amboseli National Park & Lake Nakuru. They were WET! So wet that it didn’t even look like the same reserves that I had visited merely months before..

After our first afternoon safari in the Amboseli, I honestly thought that the safari was going to be a dull one after experiencing a down pour like I’ve never seen before. If we could see 5 meters in front of us, it was a lot.

In saying this, rain does add incredible value to images, but the type of rain that we experienced on day 1, where it creates a curtain in front of your subject, is not ideal.

  • My thoughts on our departure: success!!!

Despite the very wet and rainy conditions, we were blessed with incredible sightings, photographic opportunities and my word, a variety of mind blowing colours!

The two reserves looked very different which was great for many reasons but mainly because it was like visiting the respective reserves for the very first time. Martha, a guest who joined me on this safari has traveled into the Amboseli & Lake Nakuru many times before, will back me on this one.

Have a look though the mixed gallery of images below from the recent safari:

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Thank you for taking the time to look through the gallery! As you would see above my 3 great guests (another major advantage of this safari) & I were blessed with spectacular game viewing and magical photographic opportunities.

The rains brought the colours and colour is exactly what we as photographers want, need and should wish for!

SO… if the image gallery you looked through & all the above is what you want, need and wish for…

YOU can join us in these iconic reserves on the following safaris;

Exclusive Amboseli & Lake Nakuru Safari

Be a part of a exclusive safari in two of Kenya's iconic reserves

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Exclusive Amboseli & Tsavo

Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks are as synonymous with Africa as any other destination ever visited, and plays host to Wild Eye’s highly sought-after Exclusive Amboseli and Tsavo Safari experience.

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Big Cats & Tuskers

Few African animals inspire like the big cats & large elephants. This safari is specifically designed to showcase these animals within some of the most iconic wildlife destinations in Kenya as we travel to the Masai Mara, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, buton the November departures instead of visiting Amboseli we visit Samburu.

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We look forward to hosting you on a safari some day in the near future!

Until then,

Happy Snapping!

Michael

About the Author

Michael Laubscher

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Haunted by the allure of spectacular wildlife and African sunsets. I am a hunter-gatherer of natural light and candid moments, an appetite whet with a taste of the unknown and the smell of home; “This Is Africa”! I look forward to sharing life long experiences with you and helping you capture them. Please feel free to go check out my Instagram account

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  1. Lynne-Michelle

    Amazing photos, gave me goose bumps ! were in the early stages of planning our 3rd trip to Africa, I’ve upgraded my camera and having a lesson in how to use it soon, will always remember our first trip with you as our guide in Sabi

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      Michael Laubscher

      Hello Lynne

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read the blog and for the kind words!

      Oh how exciting! I see the bug has bitten and please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any advice or assistance in planning the trip.

      It sure was a great safari! I will never forget that baby elephant in the muddy pool.

      Keep well!

  2. Callum Evans

    Those images are absolutely incredible!! You were right about the colours, they are so beautiful and add a completely new dimension to the images! Definitely no shortage of giraffe and hyena sightings, and the elephants are so special. The photos of the tuskers are definitely some of my favourites (along with the tree-climbing lioness from Nakuru), was one of them by any chance Big Tim?

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