The Lamai Wedge is arguably the most exciting part of the entire Serengeti ecosystem. With just two camps in the vicinity, and access to 10 of the 14 crossing points over the Mara river, the opportunities for world-class photography and videography here are unsurpassed. It is a magical mosaic of woodland, floodplain and savannah, backed all the time by the distant hills. The plains behind the camps are filled with not only seasonal game, but accommodate sizeable herds of buffalo, black rhino that nonchalantly criss-cross an invisible border between Lamai and the Mara North Conservancy (where you can also access incidentally), cheetah, lion and leopard. The abundance of large male lions in this region is a comforting sight too at a time when pressures continue to mount on this charismatic felines across all their range. The Lamai is THE place to photograph the migration from July through to late October, but also provides excellent year-round game too. For us, it is Alex Walker’s Serian Camps that we consider to be most optimal. Expertly located, and with some of the best guiding I have worked with photographically, the whole experience is top notch. Whether you are a fellow professional or keen amateur, if you are looking for advice on where to capture the life-changing experience of the Great Migration, then drop me a line as we can get you a great chance to get to the camps AND ensure you have a private vehicle at no extra cost…regardless of whether or not you are a single, couple or group.
I’ve put together a short presentation here of my time there this year – in the time of COVID, photography still has to go on :-), so sit back, turn up the volume…and enjoy!