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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
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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

3 weeks 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!
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3 weeks ago

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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 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 weeks 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.
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4 weeks ago

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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 weeks 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.
Photo credit: Michael Deng staying at Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp.

KITCHY TOPIS

Kitchy for sure but still these are true colors! The sunsets in the Mara are among the most incredible. The photograph is taken on foot and through the blades of the long grass.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 70-200/2.8E, 1/400 sec at f/5.6. ISO 180.
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KITCHY TOPIS

Kitchy for sure but still these are true colors! The sunsets in the Mara are among the most incredible. The photograph is taken on foot and through the blades of the long grass.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 70-200/2.8E, 1/400 sec at f/5.6. ISO 180.

CLOSE AND PERSONAL

Get up close and personal with Mara’s amazing wildlife together with Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp's highskilled guides and drivers. This image is taken at 4,4 meters from the low angle of our open and specially-adapted game drive vehicle. Thanks to John Siololo at Oltepesi.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 600/4E, 1/1000 sec at f/4. ISO 28,800.
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CLOSE AND PERSONAL

Get up close and personal with Mara’s amazing wildlife together with Oltepesi Tented Safari Camps highskilled guides and drivers. This image is taken at 4,4 meters from the low angle of our open and specially-adapted game drive vehicle. Thanks to John Siololo at Oltepesi.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 600/4E, 1/1000 sec at f/4. ISO 28,800.

 

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WOW. Herlig bilde :-)

AFRICA IS CALLING...

A Thomson's gazelle photographed close by Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp. The photograph is taken on foot just before sunrise. Thanks to John Siololo at Oltepesi.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 70-200/2.8E, 1/320 sec at f/2.8 ISO 5,600.
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AFRICA IS CALLING...

A Thomsons gazelle photographed close by Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp. The photograph is taken on foot just before sunrise. Thanks to John Siololo at Oltepesi.

Photo credit: Arnfinn Johansen.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 70-200/2.8E, 1/320 sec at f/2.8 ISO 5,600.

3 months ago

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DO YOU WANT TO RELAX WITH THE LIONS?

At Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp we have a few availible dates:

3 Dec 2018 - 9 Dec 2018 (7 days)
30 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019 (9 days)
22 Jan 2019 - 26 Jan 2019 (5 days)

Visit www.oltepesi.com for contact information and inspiration!
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