Luxury African Wildlife Safari – Masai Mara (2019)

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Luxury Africa Wildlife Photo Safari – Masai Mara 8th – 13th Oct 2019

Lead by C.S.Ling, Grand Winner of Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice Award 2012
International Award-winning photographer, C.S.Ling, brings you on an exciting wildlife adventure in Masai Mara, AFRICA! In collaboration with published photographer-author Ranjan Ramchandani, who has travelled and photographed many parts of Africa for the past 20 years!

This is Africa as you have always imagined to be : the magical sunset of the Masai Mara plains, the most photogenic and elusive of big cats, the teeming wildlife of elephants, hippos, giraffe, zebras, wildebeest and more in the wildlife safari mecca of East Africa! Get a chance to witness the Great Migration (without the human crowd of  Aug-Sept) as the wildebeest herds head back into the Serengeti in Oct. Migration safari sell out fast and now is the best time to start planning for your front row seat in 2019!

We are proud to be working together with CPI Travel Pte Ltd (TA License 01730), an STB licensed travel agent based in Singapore.

Max 3-4 participants
You can be sure that you get my close attention to help you maximise the use of your camera gears and improve your photography techniques.

Our group is small, so space is very limited. If you are excited by the thought of becoming a member of this trip, then now is the time to register before price increase for the next 2020 workshop. If you have any questions before registering,  just send an email at ling@dreamscaper.sg. We look forward to having you on board this Oct 2019! 🙂

[ Workshop Date : 8th Oct – 13th Oct 2019]
Unlimited game drives. Photograph from sunrise till sunset, every day. Lunch will be packed on board. 

EARLY BIRD : $7,250 SGD (5,400 USD)

$7,250 SGD (5,400USD) per pax by 5th May 2019
$7,650 SGD (5,700USD) per pax after that

The price above is based on twin-sharing.

Excludes: Airfares, Visa Fee, Laundry, Tips for guides & staffs, Beverages and anything not mentioned in ‘inclusive’

The Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrival & depart for Masai Mara, overnight Masai Mara

All participants arrive and meet at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the early morning. (we will advise on flights that do not require overnight stay in Nairobi the night before) We do not waste time and immediately head towards the world renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve. We will reach there in the late afternoon in time for a few hours of shoot till sunset.
All meals provided and overnight at Luxury Tented Camp inside Masai Mara Reserve.
Spacious room with 2 queen-sized beds and ensuite bathroom

DAY 02 to 06: Full days in Masai Mara Game Reserve

We will spend the next full five (5) days in the Mara focusing on all the big cats, elephants, hippos and other large mammals. We will be spending time waiting for the crossing as well.
We have unlimited game drives from sunrise till sunset (packed lunch out in the mara plains) All meals provided and overnight at a Luxury Camp. (Full board basis)

All meals provided and overnight at Luxury Tented Camp inside Masai Mara Reserve.
Spacious room with 2 queen-sized beds and ensuite bathrooms

1 HR PHOTO REVIEW SESSION IN THE EVENING.

DAY 07: Drive back to Nairobi & outbound departure

Full 5hr morning safari with packed breakfast on board, we drive back to Nairobi where we will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for our international flight in the evening and homeward bound!

EARLY BIRD : $7,250 SGD (5,400 USD)

$7,250 SGD (5,400USD) per pax if you register by 5th May 2019
$7,650 SGD (5,700USD) per pax after that

The price above is based on twin-sharing.


Price Include: 
– C.S.Ling as your wildlife photo instructor
– Professional safari driver & guide
– Accommodations based on twin-sharing
– Full Board (Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner)
– Unlimited game drives from sunrise to sunset in Mara, we have packed lunch on vehicle, we do not return to accom until sunset.
– Transportation in custom safari built 4 x 4 Landcruiser with pop-up roof or roof hatche
– Bean / Sand bags and inverter and adaptors in the vehicle
– Complimentary bottled drinking water
– 7 days Park entrance fees for Masai Mara Game Reserve
– 6 nights on Full Board Accommodation at a Luxury Tented Camp, with private attached bathroom
– Airport transfers in Nairobi on arrival / departure on the same day as start / end of the safari.
– Evacuation Insurance
– After-trip photo review and post-processing sessions at C.S.Ling studio

Price Exclude: 
– All flights
– Fees for passport, visas, immunization and travel insurance
– Tips for staff such as guides and staff
– Soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits
– Laundry, phone calls & other items of a personal nature
– Cost of medical, hospitalization or evacuation

When do I need to pay?
We require a 50% deposit to book your participation. The remaining balance is due 2 months before your workshop start date. In the event the expedition is unable to depart due to minimum numbers, a full refund will be returned to the customer.

Is there a pre-departure briefing?
Our pre-departure briefing is held 6 weeks prior to departure. Get to meet the other participants and we will answer any questions you may have. All confirmed participants will also recieve a pdf containing essential reading about the workshop, packing list and more. For those who can’t attend the briefing in Singapore, feel free to email or skype us with any questions.

Why are international flight fares excluded?
Our workshops are marketed globally and we expect photographers from various countries/cities joining each workshop. As such, we do not include flight fare in the workshop price. Both international and domestic flight schedule and price range will be made known to participants for the convenience and liberty of booking your preferred flight.

What you will learn

As a professional wildlife photographer for the past decade coupled with her experience as a judge in several photography competitions, C.S.Ling will teach you everything from photo-shooting to photo-editing techniques to bring your images from good to awe-inspiring! Everything that you learn from this workshop will benefit you in your upcoming photographic journey anywhere else in the world!

– Important wildlife photography etiquette and field ethics

– How to handle equipment with care on location

– Get creative with Manual mode under different lighting conditions

– How to incorporate animals into the landscape. Learn how to observe and compose your images to create meaning and convey a story to your viewers.

– Learn the techniques to help you anticipate and capture action shots effectively

– Extensive review sessions by professional wildlife photographer & photo competition judge, C.S.Ling. Helping you create even better images the next day!

– Technique, equipment, hardware and software settings for wildlife photography

– Expert review and constructive criticism of the images taken during the day

– Simple photo workflow on Adobe Lightroom to help you manage your images

– Easy and useful photo-editing techniques on Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop to help you enhance your images without taking away the true essence of the story

– Knowledge on publishing your photos in the best quality on Social Media platforms and even books and exhibitions