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ELUSIVE and ENDANGERED PANGOLIN
A first and rare sighting with
As You Like It Safaris!
Driver and guide, Dedan, with Canadian client Leslie Hall, spotted this rarely seen PANGOLIN! Click Leslie's photo to see information and more of Leslie's pictures of this unique animal.
Vivien Prince, Founder of As You Like It Safaris, was ecstatic when the real thrill of safari was right over her head! In 2014 this happy bank of photographers enjoyed the Cheetah's trust
Photos courtesy of Theodore Mattas
Theodore Mattas is an award-winning wildlife photographer, based in Greece. His images have been published in major international nature magazines, books, calendars and also used for educational purpose in schools and universities throughout the world.
Theodore is focused exclusively on African wildlife and runs every year wildlife photo workshops in East and South Africa both for novice and experienced photographers. His style of photography excels in emotion and behavior display....elements that describe the complex nature of the animal kingdom in all its glory! As Theodore frequently says...."the co-existence of order and chaos in wildlife photography is what really makes it extremely challenging and interesting"....so he teaches his safari students how to "marry" those elements in a compelling way!
Theodore is 39 years old, married to an elementary school teacher, with a beautiful young daughter, and lives in Thessaloniki, Greece. For questions and inquiries regarding your upcoming photographing safari in Kenya (photographic equipment needed, transport tips....etc) you can find him at firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com.
Photos courtesy of Theodore Mattas
Here is a testimonial from Panos Laskarakis, who went on this safari with us in September:
"The adventure trip in Kenya was fantastic. Everything was perfect with the super highlight to be the migration of the wildebeest and zebras crossing Masai Mara river! We were on time for this unique phenomenon of Africa. Our guide Theodore Mattas was very good coordinator in order to see the migration and their advices on the photography made us to see Africa with the best view. It was my best experience in east Africa and I would like definitely come back with As You Like It Safaris. You can see photos from the trip here and here.
Thank you very much, Panos Laskarakis, panoslaskarakis.com
Susie Kelly grew up in Kenya, living there for 20 years before moving to Europe. She now lives in South-West France, where she writes about life and travel in France, as well as a memoir covering her life in Kenya. All her six books have been best-sellers, receiving wide acclaim and being likened to Bill Bryson.
Susie’s travel books are a winning blend of travel and history with a strong sense of humor, usually at her own expense. She is also a keen photographer.
She has yearned to return to Kenya for 40 years, and is ecstatic now that her dream is going to be fulfilled. Wanting a custom-made safari exactly tailored to her wishes and within her budget, she chose “As You Like It Safaris,” who have gone to tremendous lengths to design the itinerary precisely as she requested. She’ll be packing her camera and notebooks to collect material for the new book she is planning: “Return to Africa".
Some descendants of the veterans of the 95th Bomb Group Memorial Foundation (airman who flew the B-17 Flying Fortress within the 8th Air Force in World War II over Europe) are participating in this wonderful safari. The Eighth Air Force lost over 26,000 men who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. The 95th BG Memorial Foundation is now dedicated on preserving the legacy of freedom these young men have given to the world. Friends of Susie, and descendants and friends of any units of the overall 8th Air Force are welcome to participate.
Photos Courtesy of Ken Mahar
Join us for an exciting safari for adventurers, and photography. Ken Mahar is an accomplished wildlife photographer who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and has previously visited these areas of Kenya in February and March of 2009. Ken left Africa with some breathtaking images of African wildlife and he would like to share his experience with you. While in Kenya, he had the opportunity to be the first American citizen to spend the day with Barack Obama’s grandmother, Mama Sarah Obama, soon after his inauguration as President of the United States.
Ken has taken an active role in protesting the slaughter of elephants and rhinos by attending marches in San Francisco, focusing on Chinatown where ivory sales are prevalent. He and others are trying to stop the sales of ivory in every way possible. One method is to sign up for this safari. By going on a safari you support tourism bringing money into the African economy. In doing so, the government has funds for troops necessary to bring a halt to poaching.
You get to see all the wildlife up close and personal in their natural habitat, witnessing their behavior on a daily basis. Ken will give you tips on getting the best shots possible for both novice and experienced photographers, or just ride along and take it all in. So much to witness.
Ken exhibits and sells his photography at numerous galleries and art shows in northern California. He has received many awards and prizes for his photography. He wants you to consider this trip of a life time, and you will not be disappointed.
Photos Courtesy of Ken Mahar
Mount Kenya is a majestic African mountain, rising 5,199 meters (17,057 ft) above sea level to a snow clad peak. It's a never to be forgotten sight, and one we are proud to share with our guests in association with the experienced mountaineers of the Climb Kenya and Conservation Youth Self-Help Group. You can read more about Mt Kenya here.
Mount Kenya can be climbed by any normal healthy person. The most reliable weather for climbing is between late December and late March and from mid-July to late September. We offer guided treks of 1-7 days, offering something for everyone from casual walkers to accomplished climbers. Click here to see a sample itinerary.
Bespoke East African Safaris: We are different. Personal care and attention by courteous, well-trained Directors adds to the outstanding service, warmth and hospitality of the Kenyan people. We operate a highly professional safari company, and pride ourselves with attention to detail, and a guarantee to deliver what is promised. Work with us and you will not be disappointed. From luxury safaris, to climbing Mt Kenya or Kilimanjaro, we have the people to guide you. You will work directly with your Kenyan Tour Operator. Vivien can be reached in the United States through her email firstname.lastname@example.org
AS YOU LIKE IT SAFARIS is a unique safari operator covering Kenya and all of East Africa. Unlike some of our rivals, we don't run to a pre-arranged schedule: we'll tailor every detail of your safari holiday to make sure you have the adventure of your life among the incredible animals and landscapes of Africa. Click here to read some testimonials from satisfied visitors.
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