By Peter Thompson, Manager at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp I was driving in the midday heat, close to Rekero Camp when I came across a young, grazing warthog. Seconds later, I saw Bahati (which means ‘luck’ in Swahili), a beautiful pregnant leopard, often spotted around the camp.
Written by Guests, Chris & Monique Fallows Reflecting back on our trip, I have to say the only way to visit The Serengeti is with Asilia Africa. The Central Serengeti can get rather overcrowded with lots of vehicle traffic but the locations of both Asilia camps, Dunia in the western part of The Serengeti and Namiri Plains in the east are in quiet areas with low traffic volume. Added to the incredible predator sightings in these areas, the camp staff and guides went out of their way to make us feel at home and went the extra mile to make sure we had the best experience possible.
By Warren Glam – Content Writer With the passing of every hour, countless ancient sequences play out in East Africa’s wilderness. Newborn calves take their first steps on shaky legs. Vast herds follow life-giving rains across the savanna. Salivating hyenas inch towards feeding lions, fearful of attack, but hungry for the mauled carcass in the pride’s maws. This is what you photograph on safari.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager Our very own, and first-ever, Asilia Photographic Safari Vehicle arrived at Naboisho Camp in September 2018 and the first guests to make use of it were rewarded with some seriously epic wildlife moments! George the Explorer was lucky enough to spend time with some special characters whilst out on a game drive and the results were just phenomenal.
By Britta Foulis This year we shared some incredible moments on our Instagram Page. Thank you to all of our followers, both old and new, for the love you showed us – all of your likes, comments and shares during 2017! The following 9 images were our most liked posts of the year – which one is your favourite? #9: Breakfast at Dunia Camp – 409 likes “Morning coffee the Asilia way…” View this image on Instagram. #8: Lazing Leopard by George B Turner (George the Explorer) – 413 likes “As I wait for my flight back to the UK, my mind is still fixed on moments like these. My time at Roho ya Selous and Jabali Ridge will stayRead More
By Britta Foulis World Laughter Day takes place on the first Sunday of May annually. To celebrate “World Laughter Day” here are some of the sillier safari sightings that have been captured whilst on safari with us! When on safari, taking a couple hundred photographs is not uncommon. The fun comes when you scroll through all of them to find your top picks. Sometimes, you get lucky and find you’ve taken that perfect shot! Other times, it’s more of a funny shot than a fantastic one… If you think you have a funnier photograph or video, we would love to see it. Share it with us by tagging @AsiliaAfrica. Interested in taking a great shot on your next safari? Check outRead More
By George Turner – George the Explorer If you ask any wildlife photographer whether they’ve captured “The Shot” yet and 99% of the time the answer will simply be: no. “The Shot” is that career defining image, one that’s been dreamt of for years, that cements your place in the world of wildlife photography. It’s something you plan for and then hope for, only to see it slip from your grasp countless times; conditions don’t quite add up, your subject isn’t playing ball or of course, human error. Before I visited Olakira Camp in Ndutu, I was told of a cheetah with two 3-4 month old cubs. Already knowing that the beautiful plains just outside camp lend themselves so wellRead More
By George Turner The wildlife of Africa simply begs to be photographed. No matter which Asilia camp you’re staying at, the variation and spectrum of animals is beyond incredible. However, it’s not as simple as whipping out your DSLR and snapping away! If you want to get those ‘wow’ shots – and make all your friends jealous – there’s some top tips I’d strongly advise sticking to. So, without further ado, here’s my 7 tips to kick-start your wildlife photography skills whilst on game drives. Keep at it and who knows where your newest hobby will lead you! Know your subject Wildlife is inherently unpredictable which is exciting and sometimes, frustrating. Before you leave for Africa, pick a species you’re wanting toRead More
By Britta Foulis Many would argue that a balloon safari is one of the best ways to experience the magic of Africa – and we couldn’t agree more! To witness herds of wildebeest, towers of giraffe or a dazzle of zebra running across the plains of Africa a few hundred metres below you is something you’re not likely to forget. Combine breathtaking aerial views with a spectacular sunrise and you’re close to imagining the splendor of a balloon safari.