An opportunity to meet Warren Samuels, to hear the stories behind his outstanding work and discover how you could join a photographic safari, personally guided by Warren.
Meet Warren Samuels – BBC Big Cat Diary guide and photographer – for lunch followed by a presentation and discussion of his outstanding work. The event, which will be held in the Committee Room from 12 noon until 3.30pm, will be in aid of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
Warren will talk about his extraordinary experiences guiding and photographing wildlife in Africa. Africa Exclusive will also unveil three specially created safaris – each limited to six people – which Warren has agreed to personally guide during 2017 and 2018. You can also participate in a wildlife photography competition and a silent auction of Warren’s work, in aid of the Trust.
This year sees the 40th anniversary of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Their Nairobi orphanage and pioneering rehabilitation work has saved the lives of 200 orphaned elephants which have been returned to the wilds. The afternoon will include a presentation of this inspiring work.
Growing up on a Kenyan coffee farm, Warren Samuels’ passion for wildlife photography began on family camping holidays in the Masai Mara. After 10 years as a safari guide, tracker and conservationist in South Africa, he returned to Kenya as a specialist wildlife cameraman. Best known for his work with BBC Big Cat Diary and National Geographic, Warren is one of the world’s foremost wildlife photographers.
You can enjoy stories surrounding Warren’s most memorable work hear and his advice for photographing wildlife. Warren will also outline three special photographic safaris which he has created with Africa Exclusive and which he will privately guide in 2017 and 2018. With superb wildlife viewing, photographic permits allowing unrestricted access to national reserves and the opportunity for behind the scenes insight into wildlife conservation, these safaris are guaranteed to be a once in a lifetime adventure.
Over 40 years the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has pioneered elephant and rhinoceros rescue and rehabilitation work in Kenya. Relying upon charitable donations this unique family enterprise has hand raised and released into the wilds 200 orphaned elephants from its Nairobi orphanage. The Sheldrick family operates at the cutting edge of conservation, community awareness and anti-poaching work in the face of daunting challenges.
50% of your ticket price for this event is donated to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
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We got back home yesterday after the most fantastic trip to Botswana that one could imagine. Everything worked well and the various organisations looking after us were extremely efficient so that our travel and accommodation arrangements could not have been better organised – and the people of Botswana are lovely. For us it really was the holiday of a lifetime. Worth every penny.
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There is a world of difference between one of our tailormade safaris and most package holidays printed in a brochure. Package holidays are usually designed to be as cheap as possible and of course involve large numbers of people doing the same thing. Our safaris use small, more exclusive and remote camps usually with guests flying in, and often virtually everything is included in the price. The experience is completely different.
Many of these small lodges and camps have broadly similar prices, and it is possible to arrange a superb two week safari for between £4,000 to £7,000 per person ($7,000 – $11,000) season dependant, all inclusive. Realistically it is difficult to reduce that figure, and by including Botswana in peak season, chartering a private plane, disappearing to some magical desert island, or flying at the front of the plane it’s easy to substantially increase that figure!