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AVAILIBLE DATES IN MAASAI MARA 2019

Because now we have one more special modified Toyota Land Cruiser Long Edition for low-angle wildlife photography, we have these availible dates at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp:

7 - 12 April 2019
26 April - 4 May 2019
29 May - 21 July 2019
13 - 18 Sep 2019

Also 7 - 12 June 2019 it is possible to join another small group.

Take contact via www.oltepesi.com for more information.
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AVAILIBLE DATES IN MAASAI MARA 2019

Because now we have one more special modified Toyota Land Cruiser Long Edition for low-angle wildlife photography, we have these availible dates at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp:

7 - 12 April 2019
26 April - 4 May 2019
29 May - 21 July 2019
13 - 18 Sep 2019

Also 7 - 12 June 2019 it is possible to join another small group.

Take contact via www.oltepesi.com for more information.

 

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2 weeks ago

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Photo credit: Andreas HembRunning Wildebeests! Wildebeest - often overlooked apart from at migration crosings. If one starts to run, everyone follows which make them a good candidate for capturing the colors at dusk with panning. Sony A7RIII, Sony FE 400 GM OSS 2.8 From last years Big Cat Safari to the Mara. Lying on the ground to get the right perspective and feeling in the shot. ... See MoreSee Less

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NEW AVAILIBLE DATES AT OLTEPESI TENTED SAFARI CAMP IN 2019

Due to better capacity and one more special modified vehicle, we have these availible dates:

4 - 9 March 2019, 6 days
17 - 22 March 2019, 6 days
7 - 12 June 2019, 6 days *)
25 June - 4 July 2019, 10 days **)
7 - 13 July 2019, 7 days
16 - 21 July 2019, 6 days
10 - 18 December 2019, 9 days

*) 7 - 12 June 2019 it is possible to join another small group, or you can go by your own.

**) 25 June - 4 July 2019 it is possible to join another small group.

Take contact via www.oltepesi.com for more information.
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NEW AVAILIBLE DATES AT OLTEPESI TENTED SAFARI CAMP IN 2019

Due to better capacity and one more special modified vehicle, we have these availible dates:

4 - 9 March 2019, 6 days
17 - 22 March 2019, 6 days
7 - 12 June 2019, 6 days *)
25 June - 4 July 2019, 10 days **)
7 - 13 July 2019, 7 days
16 - 21 July 2019, 6 days
10 - 18 December 2019, 9 days

*) 7 - 12 June 2019 it is possible to join another small group, or you can go by your own.

**) 25 June - 4 July 2019 it is possible to join another small group.

Take contact via www.oltepesi.com for more information.

TESTIMONIALS - THIS IS WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Ruzdi Ekenheim, professional phototographer staying at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp in Maasai Mara, Kenya in January 2019, has kindly allowed us to quote his e-mail and experience:

"Dear Arnfinn,
well, all good things has to come to an end, wether you like it or not.

I have to say that I’m incredibly impressed with what you and John has created with your camp, that for the first time in my life, I have actually left a tip. :)

No jokes, the entire trip from housing, guiding and your teams approach to things has been nothing short than impressive. The camp with the ground teams service, not least the food was well above expectations or more to say; exactly what I wanted in making an affordable safari trip focused on photography. Exactly the right level of offering.

And what about the photography? Let me put it like this: I have never shot as many images on any trip so far. Not that I’m trigger happy, but to the sheer fact of the incredible photo-ops that John served on a platter. Time after time we were positioned as number one vehicle for best possible position and that is not easy. I’ve met many great guides, but never somebody that is a great guide AND understands the photography behind it. I can honestly say that my photography developed due to his understanding and perception of the situation and most important the perception of what was to happen in the next few minutes.

Sincerely,
Ruzdi Ekenheim"

Photo credit: Ruzdi Ekenheim
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TESTIMONIALS - THIS IS WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Ruzdi Ekenheim, professional phototographer staying at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp in Maasai Mara, Kenya in January 2019, has kindly allowed us to quote his e-mail and experience:

Dear Arnfinn, 
well, all good things has to come to an end, wether you like it or not.
 
I have to say that I’m incredibly impressed with what you and John has created with your camp, that for the first time in my life, I have actually left a tip. :)
 
No jokes, the entire trip from housing, guiding and your teams approach to things has been nothing short than impressive. The camp with the ground teams service, not least the food was well above expectations or more to say; exactly what I wanted in making an affordable safari trip focused on photography. Exactly the right level of offering. 
 
And what about the photography? Let me put it like this: I have never shot as many images on any trip so far. Not that I’m trigger happy, but to the sheer fact of the incredible photo-ops that John served on a platter. Time after time we were positioned as number one vehicle for best possible position and that is not easy. I’ve met many great guides, but never somebody that is a great guide AND understands the photography behind it. I can honestly say that my photography developed due to his understanding and perception of the situation and most important the perception of what was to happen in the next few minutes. 
 
Sincerely,
Ruzdi Ekenheim

Photo credit: Ruzdi Ekenheim

 

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Helt enig! 😀👍

Tiltredes !! 😊

1 WEEK AVAILIBLE AT OLTEPESI IN MARCH 2019

Availible dates are 17 - 23 March 2019, 6 nights / 7 days. First come, first served. Contact us via www.oltepesi.com.
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1 WEEK AVAILIBLE AT OLTEPESI IN MARCH 2019

Availible dates are 17 - 23 March 2019, 6 nights / 7 days. First come, first served. Contact us via www.oltepesi.com.

 

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Benedicte

I imagine that most camps and lodges in the Mara have weeks available right now. Long grass and rains are not the best safari conditions eh !

3 months ago

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RIGHT TO SIGHT

Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp støtter to ideelle organisasjoner i Kenya. Disse er «Cheetah For Ever» og «Right To Sight». Sistnevnte driver gratis øyekirurgi og behandling av øyesykdommer, herunder grå stær som er utbredt og kan føre til blindhet men som kan opereres for bare 25 USD! Bildene under går til inntekt til Right To Sight sitt arbeid i Kenya, herunder i områdene i og rundt Maasai Mara. Les mer om begge prosjektene på www.oltepesi.com/sustainable-tourismDen prisbelønte naturfotografen, Arnfinn Johansen, har generøst donert 6 flotte bilder fra sin Afrika-serie til Right to Sight. De er i størrelse 90x120 cm, og trykkes på alu hos Allkopi. Bildene koster kr 9500. Vil du støtte Right to Sight ved å kjøpe et bilde, send en melding til oss her på Facebook. Salget av bilder går uavkortet til vårt arbeid i Kenya. Les mer på vår hjemmeside: https://www.righttosight.no/2018/12/arnfinn-johansens-naturfotografier/
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RIGHT TO SIGHT

Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp støtter to ideelle organisasjoner i Kenya. Disse er «Cheetah For Ever» og «Right To Sight». Sistnevnte driver gratis øyekirurgi og behandling av øyesykdommer, herunder grå stær som er utbredt og kan føre til blindhet men som kan opereres for bare 25 USD! Bildene under går til inntekt til Right To Sight sitt arbeid i Kenya, herunder i områdene i og rundt Maasai Mara. Les mer om begge prosjektene på www.oltepesi.com/sustainable-tourismImage attachment

1 WEEK AVAILIBLE AT OLTEPESI IN MARCH 2019

Availible dates are 17 - 23 March 2019, 6 nights / 7 days. First come, first served. Contact us via www.oltepesi.com.
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1 WEEK AVAILIBLE AT OLTEPESI IN MARCH 2019 

Availible dates are 17 - 23 March 2019, 6 nights / 7 days. First come, first served. Contact us via www.oltepesi.com.

TOM DYRING NEW PHOTO GUIDE AT OLTEPESI

We are proud to present Tom Dyring as our new photo guide at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp. If you like to learn from this professional and very experienced wildlife photographer, you can join him to Oltepesi and Maasai Mara in Kenya 30 May - 6 June 2020 where he will be guiding an exclusive group of 3-4 guests. Take contact with us at www.oltepesi.com for more information, or directly with Tom.

Photo credit: Tom Dyring
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TOM DYRING NEW PHOTO GUIDE AT OLTEPESI

We are proud to present Tom Dyring as our new photo guide at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp. If you like to learn from this professional and very experienced wildlife photographer, you can join him to Oltepesi and Maasai Mara in Kenya 30 May - 6 June 2020 where he will be guiding an exclusive group of 3-4 guests. Take contact with us at www.oltepesi.com for more information, or directly with Tom.

Photo credit: Tom Dyring

 

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Glad to hear that Mr Arnfinn

That's really great Arnfinn Johansen I know Tom is part of us now

GREY CROWNED-CRANE

A beautiful Grey Crowned-Crane photographed by bird specialist and photographer Andrew W. Clarke in Maasai Mara, Kenya, November 2018.

Thanks for staying at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp, Andrew!

Photo credit: Andrew W. Clarke
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GREY CROWNED-CRANE

A beautiful Grey Crowned-Crane photographed by bird specialist and photographer Andrew W. Clarke in Maasai Mara, Kenya, November 2018. 

Thanks for staying at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp, Andrew!

Photo credit: Andrew W. Clarke

Another beautiful lion portrait from Maasai Mara signed by the talented Swedish photographer Gunnar Aus.

Thanks for staying at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp.
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Another beautiful lion portrait from Maasai Mara signed by the talented Swedish photographer Gunnar Aus. 

Thanks for staying at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp.

 

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Great portrait indeed

4 months ago

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The old man. I'ts not always the strongest cats that makes the best pictures. When we came across this old man that due to an old leg problem were limping quite bad that's exactly what happened. I took many portrait shots of his brother, the other dominant male, but it was the portraits of this fellow filled with character and 'scars' from life that stood out. From one of the magical mornings we had during my latest trip to Maasai Mara and Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp. Sharing is appreciated and encouraged! ... See MoreSee Less

MORE AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHY AT OLTEPESI

Once again we are happy to let you know that an image taken on safari with Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp in Maasai Mara in Kenya is awarded in a big international nature photography contest. The photograph, named "Hunted", shows a Thomson's gazelle calf hunted by a Cheetah, and is taken by Arnfinn Johansen. The photograph was awarded a 3rd place in the Animal Behaviour category in the Golden Turtle Photo Contest 2018 (Russia).

The image now is on display in Moscow. The photos from the exhibition is taken by Sergey Shanin who also won the underwater category in the same contest. Our congratulations to Sergey as well!
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MORE AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHY AT OLTEPESI

Once again we are happy to let you know that an image taken on safari with Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp in Maasai Mara in Kenya is awarded in a big international nature photography contest. The photograph, named Hunted, shows a Thomsons gazelle calf hunted by a Cheetah, and is taken by Arnfinn Johansen. The photograph was awarded a 3rd place in the Animal Behaviour category in the Golden Turtle Photo Contest 2018 (Russia).

The image now is on display in Moscow. The photos from the exhibition is taken by Sergey Shanin who also won the underwater category in the same contest. Our congratulations to Sergey as well!Image attachmentImage attachment

4 months ago

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WHEN THE PREDATOR BECOMES THE PREY Did you ever see a Jackal in a Leopard's jaws? In Maasai Mara – the Big Cat Heaven of Africa – from time to time it happens. Nevertheless it is very rare to witness. Thanks to Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp and their supreme network for giving me the opportunity to experience this - and to my guide John Siololo for brilliant positioning of the low angle vehicle. ... See MoreSee Less

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SHORT SUMMARIZE FROM ANDREAS HEMB

Read Moments of Magic - Wildlife Photography by Andreas Hemb's short summarize from his first week at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp. Take contact with Andreas if you like to join one of his upcoming trips to Oltepesi and Maasai Mara.Back from another sucessful Moments of Magic Photo tour. As the first swedish photo tour operator I had the pleasure to have a group at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp in Maasai Mara last week. And what a week we got :) Great lion sightings, an off season River crossing, Lion cubs from 10 days old up to 9 months, 5 leopards, 10 Cheetahs, Cheetah hunt, Hyena hunt and much much more. Images will come over the coming weeks, here a first taste :) Let me know if you want to join on one of the trips in the future. Only 3 guests to have plenty of room, special built vehicle for low angles. And all to a better price then the competition...
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SHORT SUMMARIZE FROM ANDREAS HEMB

Read Moments of Magic - Wildlife Photography by Andreas Hembs short summarize from his first week at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp. Take contact with Andreas if you like to join one of his upcoming trips to Oltepesi and Maasai Mara.

4 months ago

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AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHY AT OLTEPESI

Congratulations to our friend, regular guest and professional photographer Bjørn H Stuedal for his award in Black & White Spider Awards.Bildet av den unge geparden som jakter en liten Thomsongaselle ble premiert med "Honorable mention" i internasjonale "The 13th Black&White spider awards" denne helgen. Bildet er tatt på en tur sammen med Arnfinn Johansen og Tom Dyring i Masai Mara i Kenya. Takk til guide John Siololo og Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp for utmerket tilrettelegging.
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AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHY AT OLTEPESI

Congratulations to our friend, regular guest and professional photographer Bjørn H Stuedal for his award in Black & White Spider Awards.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

Professional wildlife photographer Tom Dyring took this incredible photograph of these mating lions on game drive with Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp’s guide John Siololo in October 2018. Thanks for staying with us, Tom, and welcome back!

Photo credit: Tom Dyring. Shared with authorization.
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LOVE IS IN THE AIR

Professional wildlife photographer Tom Dyring took this incredible photograph of these mating lions on game drive with Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp’s guide John Siololo in October 2018. Thanks for staying with us, Tom, and welcome back!

Photo credit: Tom Dyring. Shared with authorization.

NEW AVAILIBLE DATES AT OLTEPESI IN 2019

We have been more or less fully booked in 2019 for a long time, but due to cancellation now we have these availible dates at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp:

2019:
30 May 2019 - 4 June 2019, 6 days
18 October 2019 - 29 October 2019, 12 days (Migration)
1 December 2019 - 16 December 2019, 16 days

2020:
1 April 2020 - 14 June 2020, 75 days
8 October 2020 - 28 October 2020, 21 days (Migration)
4 December 2020 - 11 December 2020, 8 days

First come, first served. Run for it!
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NEW AVAILIBLE DATES AT OLTEPESI IN 2019

We have been more or less fully booked in 2019 for a long time, but due to cancellation now we have these availible dates at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp:

2019:
30 May 2019 - 4 June 2019, 6 days
18 October 2019 - 29 October 2019, 12 days (Migration)
1 December 2019 - 16 December 2019, 16 days

2020:
1 April 2020 - 14 June 2020, 75 days
8 October 2020 - 28 October 2020, 21 days (Migration)
4 December 2020 - 11 December 2020, 8 days

First come, first served. Run for it!

Yet another beautiful photograph of the «Oltepesi Strangler Fig Tree» close to our camp. This time the fig tree is surrounded by giraffes and Thomson's gazelles.

Photo credit: Olivia Berry staying at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp. (Shared with authorisation.)
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Yet another beautiful photograph of the «Oltepesi Strangler Fig Tree» close to our camp. This time the fig tree is surrounded by giraffes and Thomsons gazelles. 

Photo credit: Olivia Berry staying at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp. (Shared with authorisation.)

 

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Very good

Amazing 👏

NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH "CHEETAH FOR EVER"

At Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp we are concerned with sustainable tourism. Therefore we support organisations working respectively for wildlife conservation and local health care. One of these is Cheetah For Ever (CFE), and for every guest visiting our camp in Maasai Mara we support CFE financially. We also call on our guests to do the same when they book a safari with us, and previous guests as well. Oltepesi co-founder and wildlife photographer Arnfinn Johansen also is ambassador for the Cheetah For Ever program. For more information visit oltepesi.com and cheetahforever.org.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 600/4E, 1/1250 sec at f/4. ISO 4,500.
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NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH CHEETAH FOR EVER

At Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp we are concerned with sustainable tourism. Therefore we support organisations working respectively for wildlife conservation and local health care. One of these is Cheetah For Ever (CFE), and for every guest visiting our camp in Maasai Mara we support CFE financially. We also call on our guests to do the same when they book a safari with us, and previous guests as well. Oltepesi co-founder and wildlife photographer Arnfinn Johansen also is ambassador for the Cheetah For Ever program. For more information visit oltepesi.com and cheetahforever.org.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 600/4E, 1/1250 sec at f/4. ISO 4,500.

 

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Thank you a lot for your support. Cheetahs need help...

A HANDSOME LIZARD

The Monitor Lizard is quite common, but nevertheless not often seen. This beautiful individual was spotted by Oltepesi guest Sandip Gupta while we were together on a game drive near the Mara River together with Tom Dyring and John Siololo. Because of the low angle of our special modified vehicle, I got a nice blurred foreground framing the lizard. Thanks to Sandip for his sharp eye!

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 600/4E, 1/1600 sec at f/4. ISO 1,400.
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A HANDSOME LIZARD

The Monitor Lizard is quite common, but nevertheless not often seen. This beautiful individual was spotted by Oltepesi guest Sandip Gupta while we were together on a game drive near the Mara River together with Tom Dyring and John Siololo. Because of the low angle of our special modified vehicle, I got a nice blurred foreground framing the lizard. Thanks to Sandip for his sharp eye!

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 600/4E, 1/1600 sec at f/4. ISO 1,400.
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