Capture the Heart of kenya: with ami vitale
Photography adventure to Kenya with national geographic photographer ami vitale
2-9 February 2019 >
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*Photos taken by Ami Vitale, Sarara Camp. & R.E.S.C.U.E.
WE ARE invites you to join a journey of a lifetime to the vast mountain range in northern Kenya. We are so excited to announce a unique photography workshop led by our Ambassador, National Geographic photographer, Ami Vitale. Allow your eyes to meet with those of the indigenous elephants you will care for. Let your spirit rise as your feet move freely and wide grins surround you while learning the native African dance. Throw yourself into the life of the Samburu indigenous people as your hands graze over the colorful beads creating your new masterpiece in a beading workshop led by Samburu women. Find your inner animal as you visit the home of East Africa’s largest rhino population. Join us as we explore the people, the land, and the captivating animals bound to change not only your passports but your hearts for years to come.
This is a trip for Men and Women
PICTURE YOUR DAY:
Early Morning Meditation or yoga
Safari game drive
Lunch + Free Time
Afternoon Activity (photography workshop - give back - creative workshop - explore)
Free Time + Appetizers and tea
Free Time + bonfire and night circle
A more detailed itinerary will be sent to confirmed guests closer to date.
Photography workshop led by Ami Vitale
Daily yoga classes
Safari Game Drives
Give-back to an elephant sanctuary
Experience traditions and customs of indigenous Samburu people
Beading Workshop with Samburu women
Visit to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy home of East Africa's largest rhino population
Healthy locally sourced meals
Airfare from Nairobi to Nanyki
Accommodation on the Namunyak Wildlife Conservatory , 6 days/5 nights
Healthy meals for all 7 days (breakfast, lunch, & dinner + snacks)
All taxis + group shuttle to/from airport
Safari Game Drives
Yoga & all activities listed above.
African Dance Workshop
Giving back project
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Gratuities for guides
AMI VITALE - National Geographic magazine photographer and Nikon Ambassador she has lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, and donned a panda suit—all in keeping with her philosophy of “living the story.”
She has traveled to more than 90 countries, bearing witness not only to violence and conflict, but also to surreal beauty and to the enduring power of the human spirit. Recently, she has turned her lens to compelling wildlife stories, such as returning critically endangered captive born species, like the giant pandas back to the wild and attempts to save the last living northern white rhinos from extinction. Based in Montana, Vitale is a contract photographer with National Geographic magazine and frequently gives workshops throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.
GIULIA BACCI - Founder of WE ARE
Born and raised in Florence, Italy Giulia has been on her personal pursuit of what creates and maintains happiness. Giulia's kind heart and creative spirit shine through her work and are showcased in the giving back projects WE ARE does abroad. When she is not trying to find the key to happiness Giulia is a certified Hatha Yoga instructor and a lover of any adventure; from snowboarding on the slopes to dancing on water while surfing you will find her with a big smile and open heart.
ACCOMMODATION 1 - Nairobi
ACCOMMODATION 2 - SARARA CAMP
SARARA is situated in the foothills of the Mathews Mountain Range. In the northern frontier of Kenya lies the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, an area of 850,000 acres of pristine wilderness in the Mathews Range. The savannah plains and lush mountain slopes are home to elephants, leopards, giraffes, wild dogs, and kudu. The remote and dramatic landscape is also home to the local Samburu people whose age-old traditions, including the famed 'singing wells' are as much a part of the fabric of this land as the wildlife.
Sarara has six luxury tents, each positioned to maximize the stunning views of the Mathews mountain range and the animal watering hole. Preserving the romance of the tented camp, these tents are spacious and high ceilinged, with plenty of cupboard space, electric lighting, and 24 hour hot and cold running water. There is an outdoor bathroom offering a superb view of the hills from the shower. However, there is also an indoor toilet and sink in the back of the tent for midnight visits. Each tent has its own private terrace with table and chairs and morning coffee and tea are brought to you so that you can wake up gazing out over the mountains.
All of our meals will be prepared daily by a private chef. The ingredients are always, fresh, locally-sourced, and often homemade. There is a farm located on the property where we can see and smell the very ingredients that will be used in our delectable meals.
Start your day with tea, coffee, or juice brought to your tent at the time of your choosing. Breakfast is available in the mess building--eggs any style, the full English breakfast; toast, and fresh fruit. Lunch is often set up under a tree or in the mess if it is too hot. Buffet style, lunch consists of a variety of dishes including fresh salads and followed by a cheese platter. Tea with hand made cake or biscuits is at 4:30 before the evening safari. Drinks and dinner is set up on the terrace overlooking the pool or somewhere a little more wild.
FLIGHT - HOW TO GET THERE
We will meet at the Airport of Nairobi.