Wildlife Photography Tips: Tracking Techniques

Wildlife Photography Tips: Tracking Techniques

Bird_watching, Excursion, Game drive, Holiday, Photography, Wildlife Safari
One of the most critical skills to learn in wildlife photography is the ability to handle the camera without thinking about it. The more time you spend wondering which control dial to adjust and in which direction, the greater the likelihood that your intended image has long since disappeared from the scene. This can be as true of an apparently static subject, such as a landscape, as it is of fast moving subjects like wildlife, particularly when you take into account how quickly light can change. FOCUS MODE Focus mode determines how the camera focuses, initially between automatic (AF) and manual (MF) operation, and then, in AF mode, between focus-and-lock, where focus is locked after it is attained, and focus-and-track, in which set ting the camera continues to adjust focus…
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Why Amboseli Is a Good Idea This Month

Why Amboseli Is a Good Idea This Month

Bird_watching, Excursion, Game drive, Holiday, Wildlife Safari
Crouched low, ears flattened and tail swishing softly from side to side, the spotted cat looked up from the shadow of the termite hill, its golden eyes glinting in the evening sun.Thompson Gazelles a few meter ahead continue munching on the fresh grass, twitchy, yet oblivious of the imminent danger facing them.A slow, almost inaudible growl rumbled from the cheetah’s throat. Its small head widened into a thick neck; the short mane bristling between the ears and into the curve of the back. It was a young female. And she was hungry.The cheetah waited, watched and listened. Muscles tensed and coiled, she sniffed the air for one last time, feline sinew tightened beneath a yellow coat of spotted black.Suddenly, she sprung in the direction of the gazelles… We we’re on…
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Planning for your holiday? We got you covered!

Planning for your holiday? We got you covered!

Game drive, Holiday, Mombasa, Wildlife Safari
If you’re dreaming of an exciting safari holiday this year, Safari Sense has the best offers to make your adventures come true.Now is the perfect chance to plan for the coming holidays and our safaris have got you covered!With our select packages, we’re careful to make sure your adventure takes you to the right places for unsurpassed wildlife experiences. Amboseli? Maasai Mara? Watamu? Why not! From thoughtfully crafted tours and itineraries to knowledgeable guides, Safari Sense provides you with everything you need to plan and book your next great escape.You can even choose to design your own safari, as we’re available for consultation 24/7.Looking for something unique? Safari Sense can connect you with tour guides that specialize in adventure travel, from nature walks, to hiking and mountain climbing – even…
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Need To Know: Practical Tips For a Safe Safari

Need To Know: Practical Tips For a Safe Safari

Extreme, Game drive, Wildlife Safari
First time visitors to Kenya are usually amazed at the natural flow of life while on their safari at any one of our beautiful parks, their first game drive loaded with high expectations.The vastness of the African savanna and variety of wildlife leaves them breathless and most express wonder when they come up (and not so) close with a bull elephant, its sheer bulk not what they imagine from T.V or social media.Watching a pride of lions hunt a young giraffe, or a lone wounded buffalo being feasted on by a pack of hyenas might be exciting, but while the impulse is to either cheer or observe in pity, it’s always advisable to follow some rules so that the same might not happen to you.From years of experience in organizing…
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Travel Tips: Any Time Game Drive at Nairobi National Park

Travel Tips: Any Time Game Drive at Nairobi National Park

Bird_watching, City Tour, Game drive, Nairobi Area, Wildlife Safari
The Nairobi National Park has always been reserved a page or two in our travel diaries here at Safari Sense. Over the years, we’ve had varied experiences in this unforgettable slice of paradise within Kenya’s capital city.Some days are lucky. Especially when the traffic is low on an early weekday morning game drive. Chances of seeing a lion hunt are high. Animals and birds are most active when the air is still cool and crisp.Other times you can really have a rough time. Bad weather and no predator sightings can distract someone from the otherwise uncertain and beautiful nature of the park itself.The unique ecosystem continues to fascinate, and is often the first taste to a real Kenyan safari. There are very real prospects of seeing four of the big…
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Discover Nairobi: Full Day City Tour

Discover Nairobi: Full Day City Tour

City Tour, Excursion, Game drive
The attraction of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, lies in its unpredictable pace and enchanting contrasts, which are often missed in favor of safari game trips. However, to overlook ‘the green city in the sun’ is to skip the thriving heartbeat of East Africa. The bustling city is an established hub where a variety of cultures co-exist, hustle, and more often than not, harmonize. So if you have some time with you, let’s go! 8:00 AM-11:00 AM - Nairobi National Park Only a “lion’s roar” from the city Centre, wildlife in the Nairobi National Park share the city with the human population.A few Black Rhino can be seen, while the main attraction is Cheetah, Lion and Buffalo as well as a great variety of plains game. There is also a large selection of bird life.…
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Off the Beaten Path: Camping at Thomson’s Falls [Sep – Dec]

Off the Beaten Path: Camping at Thomson’s Falls [Sep – Dec]

Bird_watching, Camping, Excursion, Game drive, Hiking, Wildlife Safari
Camping, birding, nature trails... Thomson’s Falls, named after Joseph Thomson, a Scottish geologist and naturalist who was the first European to see the falls in 1883, is a 73-meter sheer drop of the Ewaso Narok River over a ledge of volcanic rock. Thomson's Lodge was built in the 1930s by settlers as a private residence, and became a hotel in the 1960s. The nearby Lake Ol Bollosat is the source of River Ewaso Narok that is a key tributary to the Ewaso Nyiro River and has been designated as an IBA (Important Bird Area) since 2007. What To Do What To See Where To Sleep What To Do Reconnect with nature in a beautiful and serene setting while birdwatching. Spend a night at the campsite and visit Lake Ol Bollosat…
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Off the Beaten Path: Bird Watching, Hiking in Naivasha [Mar – May]

Off the Beaten Path: Bird Watching, Hiking in Naivasha [Mar – May]

Camping, Excursion, Fishing, Game drive, Hiking, Naivasha, Rock climbing
Bird Watching, Rock Climbing, Hiking, Fishing - Camp Carnelley’s What To Do... Explore... Look Out For.. Accommodation... What To Do... Activities include nature walks and boat trips to the lake. Trips to Hell’s Gate National Park, Mt. Longonot and other excursions can be arranged. The campsite is the highlight of the trip. Explore... The nearby Hells Gate is best known for its jagged cliffs and striking gorge, and offers excellent rock climbing for all abilities, from easy routes on East Rib, ideal for beginners, to the more challenging 37m Groove, on Fischer’s Tower named after German naturalist Gustav Fischer. Hell’s Gate is one of the few national parks that is safe to walk in. The 68-km2 park was gazetted in 1984. Take a hike down Njorowa Gorge, or mountain bike past…
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Essential Destination: Naivasha

Essential Destination: Naivasha

Excursion, Game drive, Naivasha, Wildlife Safari
Lake Naivasha is home to resident hippos, and at times, the largest water fowl population in Kenya, and is the ideal safari destination for birdwatchers. The waters of Lake Naivasha draw great array of game to the shoreline. Buffaloes wallow in the swamps, while the large hippo population laze their days away in the shallows. Giraffes wonder among the acacia; Colobus monkeys swinging from the canopies above.Wherever you visit the lake, you’ll find a boat ride a relaxing way to spend an afternoon, as you ride past families of hippos, lazily swimming with just the tip of the heads out of the water. Serious birders can enjoy Naivasha’s spectacular bird life during an early morning boat ride. Day Trip Itinerary Deart 0800 HRS Depart at 0800 Hrs and drive through the…
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Off the Beaten Path: Game Drives & Sundowners at the banks of Ewaso Nyiro  [Jun – Oct]

Off the Beaten Path: Game Drives & Sundowners at the banks of Ewaso Nyiro [Jun – Oct]

Bird_watching, Game drive, Wildlife Safari
Game Drives, Game Walks, Bird Walks, Picnics, Sundowners - El Karama El Karama looks out on a saltlick at the banks of Ewaso Nyiro that attracts plenty of game. Its been owned by the Grants family since the 1970s. What To Do... What To See... Where To Sleep... What To Do... You have a broad range of activities to choose from with the emphasis being getting out and enjoying the freedom of this incredible wildlife area. You have a choice of guided game walks – including long tracking activities and half day treks all with professional guides; game drives, night drives; and bush meals under the stars… What To See... The main activity here is bird watching as well as wildlife safari, where you would be able to meet 4…
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