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Great Plains Wild Studio Set Dates and Special Rates

Great Plains Conservation Announces Set Dates for Wild Studio Photography Workshops in both Botswana and Kenya between November 2017 and April 2018

4 to 7 night fixed date photography workshops with special rates representing a savings of up to 25%

Dates Include

Duba Expedition Camp – Botswana

4 Nights – Wild Studio Photography Tuition – $3 160 per person sharing
20th to 24th November 2017

Selinda Camp – Botswana

5 Nights – Wild Studio Photography Tuition, per person sharing – $3 950 per person sharing
19th to 24th February 2018
5th to 10th March 2018
17th to 22nd March 2018

Mara Expedition Camp – Kenya

5 Nights – Wild Studio Photography Tuition, per person sharing – $3 864 per person sharing
19th to 24th February 2018
27th March to 1st April 2018
2nd to 7th April 2018

ol Donyo Lodge & Mara Expedition Camp

7 Nights -Wild Studio Photography Tuition, per person sharing – $5 761 per person sharing
(3 nights ol Donyo Lodge + 4 nights Mara Expedition Camp)
9th to 16th February 2018
17th to 24th March 2018

For all enquiries please contact wildstudio@greatplainsconservation.com


Great Plains Conservation Releases 2018 Specials

Great Plains Conservation has released their 2017-2018 specials. Find a summary below as well as a link to the complete PDF.

Mara Expedition Camp, Mara Plains Camp and ol Donyo Lodge
– Stay Longer: Stay four nights, pay for three.
This offer is valid 1 November 2017 – 31 March 2018 (excl. 20 December 2017-10 January 2018). Park/Conservancy fees are applicable on the free night. The offer is applicable to a stay at one camp per four nights.

Selinda Camp, Zarafa Camp & Dhow Suite, Duba Plains Camp & Duba Plains Suite
– Unlock the Magic: Stay for a minimum of four nights at any of the above safari camps and only pay for three.
– Botswana Adventure Awaits: Stay with us on a minimum four night safari, combining our Duba Plains and Selinda Reserves, and receive a free fixed wing flight between the two reserves.
– Botswana in Photo Season: Stay for a minimum six nights, combing the Duba Plains and Selinda Reserves and all your inter-camp fixed wing air transfers are free between Maun or other Okavango/Linyanti camps.
Note: These offers are valid 01 November 2017 – 31 March 2018 (excl. 20 December 2017-10 January 2018) but do not include stays at Selinda Explorers Camp or Duba Expedition Camp. Offers are not combinable.

Selinda Camp, Zarafa Camp & Dhow Suite, Duba Expedition Camp, Duba Plains Camp & Duba Plains Suite
– Heli the Selinda Thrillway: Stay for a minimum six nights, combining our Duba Plains and Selinda Reserves during the annual flood season and experience a free helicopter air transfers between the two reserves along the route of the Selinda Spillway.
Note: This offer is valid for all stays between 01 April & 30 September 2018, based on a minimum of two confirmed guests. Selinda Explorers Camp or Selinda Adventure Trails are not included in this offer.

Click here for a PDF version: http://www.greatplainsconservation.com/pdf/2017GP-CombinedSpecials-Updated-11July2017.pdf

MEC Mailer Option 3

New Revised Rates for Mara Expedition Camp

Great Plains Conservation is announcing revised nightly rates at our Maasai Mara located, Mara Expedition Camp, for the remainder of 2017.

The incredible offer includes a revised rack rate of only $660 per person per night sharing valid for the 2017 migration season (1 June – 31 October 2017).

Revised Rack Rates

- $500 per person sharing until 31 May 2017
– $660 per person sharing 1 June – 31 October 2017
– $500 per person sharing 1 November – 19 December 2017
– Maasai Mara Conservation fees of $80 per adult per day are applicable

Perfect for the Migration

Mara Expedition Camp is an intimate 5 tented camp tucked away on a small bend in the Ntiakitiak River, where a thick riverine forest meets savannah in the north-central section of the Masai Mara.

Set just inside the main Maasai Mara Reserve, Mara Expedition Camp is perfectly positioned for the wildebeest migration and provides easy access to river crossings sites.

This access to the main Maasai Mara is combined with traversing rights in the Mara North Conservancy offering an escape to the quiet and exclusivity of a private conservancy.

There is still space at Mara Expedition Camp between June and October 2017 and these new lower rates make Mara Expedition the perfect choice for travelers hoping to see the migration this year. Valid for new bookings from 17 March 2017 forward.

Email sarah@greatplainsconservation.com for more information


Mara Expedition Camp: Pride Takeover Drama

Vanessa and Brian, Great Plains Conservation’s crack social media team were lucky enough to be at Mara Expedition in the Masai Mara when two strange male lions turned up near the camp. Their arrival created havoc in the Enkoyonai Pride and the chance for a pride takeover. What followed during the day was almost as tense for them as it was for the lions themselves and they documented every harrowing minute for us! Find the full amazing story here.

New Pictures of Mara Expedition!

Brand new images of Mara Expedition have arrived and the camp is looking better than ever! We have uploaded them to the Mara Expedition Wetu iBrochure and to our online Media Library (Username and Password are both GreatPlains).

Things to Remember about Mara Expedition

- Sits on the former site of Mara Toto
- Intimate 5 tented camp found on a small bend in the Ntiakitiak River, where a thick riverine forest meets savannah in the north-central section of the Masai Mara.
- Perfect for the migration and festive season: Open December 20, 2016 – January 10, 2017, June 15 – October 31, 2017 AND December 20, 2017 – January 10, 2018
- $825 per person per night sharing in 2017 (+ Masai Mara Conservation fees of $95 pppn)
It’s the perfect camp to enjoy a private Africa expedition: exclusive use of the camp with 6 guests or more.

Email sarah@greatplainsconservation.com with any questions or for more information.

Great Plains Wild Studio

Great Plains Conservation Launches Wild Studio

“Because of our careers in photography, many guests and travellers to our camps expect something photographic, a cut above others. At Zarafa, Zarafa Dhow, Duba, Mara Plains and ol Donyo Lodge each tent or room has its own professional level camera kit for our guests to use. Often, very keen photographers want to learn more, or improve upon this amazing craft. With this in mind, we have introduced the Great Plains Conservation – Wild Studio” – Dereck Joubert

The Wild Studio program will offer a range of fixed date photographic workshops, designed for every level of photography, from beginner through to professional, hosted by professional wildlife photographers.

The Wild Studio program developed from an ever-increasing demand for specialized photographic safaris. The concept is about providing a more comprehensive photographic experience, which starts from the booking inquiry and pre-trip photographic consultation, through to the editing and publishing of your clients’ images on the Wild Studio web gallery.

Wild Studio will be available from October 2016 at Selinda Camp, Botswana and will expand into Kenya in 2017. The programs are booked as easily as a normal bed-night and are fully commissionable.

Please contact North American Trade Ambassador Sarah Boeckmann (sarah@greatplainsconservation.com) or Wild Studio Coordinator David Murray (david.murray@greatplainsconservation.com) with any questions.