The Great Migration Through A Lens

News just in from our International Sales Manager Andrew Appleyard – the migration has arrived in the Masai Mara!

Our wildlife experts have been waiting with baited breath for news of the migration’s whereabouts. While our Marketing Director Jae missed out by just a couple of weeks, it was Andrew that was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. Just two weeks ago, he witnessed throngs of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle cross over from the Serengeti and head towards the Mara River.

Wildebeest herds migrating into the Masai Mara from the Serengeti (image by Caroline Barley) Wildebeest herds migrating into the Masai Mara from the Serengeti (image by Caroline Barley)

The choice between morning rush hour on the Mara River or the Northern Line wasn’t a difficult one to make, and it turns out wildebeest form more orderly queues than London commuters! I’ve enjoyed a few safaris in my time, but the sheer scale of the migration is incomparable. It was incredibly special to witness the herd’s arrival, although a few local residents were clearly startled by the sudden mass immigration from Tanzania…” ~ Andrew Appleyard, July 2015

Black rhinos in the Masai Mara Black rhinos in the Masai Mara

Joined on safari by his photography-loving better half Caroline, together they set about trying to capture this epic wildlife spectacle in still photography. From sweeping wide-angle landscapes to intimate close-ups, the pair have not short-changed us with their photographic offerings!

Herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle have now arrived in the Mara (image by Caroline Barley) Herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle have now arrived in the Mara.

And it wasn’t just the migration that caught their eye on this quintessential Kenyan safari, Black rhinos, Lilac-breasted rollers and lion cubs all vied for space on their memory cards!

Lilac-breasted roller in the Masai Mara (image by Andrew Appleyard) Lilac-breasted roller in the Masai Mara (image by Andrew Appleyard)

Lion cubs enjoying the Mara sunshine (image by Caroline Barley) Lion cubs enjoying the Mara sunshine (image by Caroline Barley)

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