Photography in the wild is an initiative by Versatile Adventures. An event where you learn photography, travel and appreciate nature. The reason behind its creation is to sensitiseKenyans on the need of protecting and conserving wild animals through taking photographs that result in telling a story and preserving memories.
Several editions have taken place since its creation, the first edition was held at Lake Magadi, participants were taught basic photography skills and practical lessons on Landscape photography. The second edition was held on 16th July 2017 at Nairobi National Park. Enthusiast photographers, bloggers, residents, non-residents, web designers, and content developers got a chance to learn, interact, and capture the amazing, beautiful animals in the motherland.
#PhotographyForConservation has brought the key players in Tourism Industry, to learn, travel, and network in the wild as we promote tourism in our country Globally.
In conjunction with Kenya Wildlife Service, Versatile school of Photography, Relcie Adventures, Big foot Adventures, Turn Up travel, Photographers Association of Kenya, Negesa Trails, Hafla Entertainment, and Drystore Supplies Agency, Mos Max Media Group#PhotographyInTheWild 3rd Edition is here and we get to go camping.
30th of Sept 2017 we embark on this adventure seeking mission. HELLS GATE NATIONAL PARK in
Naivasha will be Our host. It lies North west of Nairobi. Approximately 125kms which will take us 4hrs
due to stopovers.
DAY 1 NAIROBI -HELL’S GATE
We will leave the city early enough to enable us have ample time for the days activities.
MEETING TIME. -6:15AM
DEPERTURE TIME- 6:30AM
MEETING POINT—- BATA HILTON [OPP INTERNATIONAL LIFE HOUSE]
CITY HALL WAY.
N/B Please keep time! we will not wait.
On our way We will have our first stopover at the Great Rift Valley view point for 10mins.
Further down just before Mai Mahiu town we will have our second stopover at the smallest Italian
church—we will get to learn about the church and take some pics too.
ETA is around 11am. We will take 15mins checking in the park and bike testing.
Those who will be cycling will kick off at the KWS gate. It is a 9kms stretch to the gorge. The rest will
remain in the Overland truck as the truck will drive slowly behind the cycling squad. They will engage in photography so no need to worry. 2hrs at most.
We will leave our bikes and the overland at that point and proceed to the gorges for the walk and
photography hints here and there.
After the walk we will head to our camping site. Hot delicious meal will be waiting.
Setting the camp by Pitching the tents as we wait for the sunset.
Team building will do us goo at this time. If time allows we will have an evening
game drive as we take pics of the wildlife.
Dinner will be served at 6:30pm—7:30pm.
Bonfire music games and night photography will occupy the better part of our night.
TOTAL ADVENTURE.. NOTHING LESS
DAY 2. HELL’S GATE – NAIROBI
We will wake up just in time for sunrise 6:00am.
Sunrise photoshoot will be amazing I must say.
Breakfast will be served from 6:45am —7:45am.
Break the camp by 8:15am.
A relaxing bath/swim in the largest geothermal spa and first of its kind in Africa will be a good plan.
Those who will not make it to the spa will be engaged in teambuilding activities.
We will leave the park by 11am.
CITIZENS— Ksh 5750
MODE OF PAYMENT.
Mpesa PayBill Number 565276
Confirmations and enquiries 0722619535/0735587960
**CYCLING – 550
**ROCK CLIMBING- 550
WHAT TO CARRY.
1. SLEEPING BAG/ Warm shuka
2. Personal effects
3. Sunscreen/ hats
5. SNACKS enough to share
6. Spirit of Adventure should be in plenty
7. National Identification/passport
8. Extra bottle of water
WHAT TO WEAR.
1. Comfortable wear [ avoid skirts and sandles]
2. Comfortable shoes [ preferably sneakers/sport shoes/ sneakers]
3. Warm clothes for the night [ hoods and jackets]
4. A pair of changing clothes