Traveling to the African wilderness left us a little skeptical since we had to step out of our comfort zone. But from the day we landed at NBO to the day we boarded our return flight, all our needs were absolutely taken care of by our tour advisor- Usha Harish. Planning a trip was much easier with her; as all my queries were addressed promptly by her. I should say Usha had taken extra care In arranging a wonderful stay at the “olapa camp” and in providing the company of an expert safari guide and driver- Mr.Robert Ngurungo. Being an acclaimed wildlife photographer who understands the Kenyan wilderness, Usha had fine- tuned our trip in a way to fetch the best of animal sightings so that we could click amazing pictures at a close range.I am totally delighted to have planned a trip under her guidance. Thanks Usha for all your expert advise.Really a trip to cherish…
Usha is an amazing human being and that is reflected in her enthusiasm in showing guests around the savannah. Her encyclopaedic knowledge on both the wildlife and photography is a welcome supplement in the safari drive. And one cannot but thank enough her Man Friday , Jacob , for his uncanny anticipation of animal movement and perfect positioning of the vehicle for the best camera shot. A word of praise also for our other driver Robert for his tireless enthusiasm.
I am not a photographer. However the safari with Usha was most thrilling and joyous . She has taken care of me so well so that I never felt left out. The camp was too good what with the Masai’s hospitality , their respect for the tourists , their behaviour etc. Not but not the least was the expertise of the Masai guide Jacob. Overall an event to remember for years to come
Usha did a wonderful job of organising each and every minute detail of the safari… down to making the safari vehicle photography friendly. Obviously, we gained a lot of insights into wildlife photography from Usha’s experience. Her best contribution was Jacob, our driver and guide, who was exceptional and it was his skills that enabled us to see 7 different leopards on this trip, a record of sorts. The accommodation was unique and exciting, right in the middle of the African bush, with Hippos, lions and hyenas for company. Quality of stay was quite up to our expectations.
Usha is wonderful photographer. There’s a thought and story behind every photo. She is a great photography mentor as well as a great photography companion. Our tour was well planned. Choice of locations and accomodations was satisfactory. The guide/driver was excellent and the vehicles was well suited for photography.
“As a self-taught photographer, I am grateful to mentors who added depth to my knowledge”