In 2018 Wilderness joined forces with Olympus in an exciting partnership to enhance our wildlife photography experience in camps. The result of this partnership has produced incredible images taken by guests, guides and camp managers alike.
Olympus Photo Hubs, set up at selected camps across Botswana, Rwanda, Namibia,Zimbabwe and Zambia, allow our guests to get the most out of capturing their images, while our Wilderness photographic guides assist with sharing tips on how best to capture those powerful wilderness moments.
Senior Magashi Guides Hein Myers and Adriaan Mulder share a collection of their top twenty images – showcasing some of their highlights from the last few months since the camp opened in May this year. All images were taken using the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II.
Magashi Camp is strongly rooted in a core purpose: To help contribute towards the conservation and sustainable operation of Rwanda’s last protected savannah ecosystem, and to drive ecotourism in the wildlife-rich Akagera National Park. Image: Adriaan Mulder
Launched in partnership with African Parks and the Rwanda Development Board, collectively called the Akagera Management Company, Magashi forms part of Wilderness Safaris’ objective to build sustainable conservation economies in Rwanda, and further entrench its commitment to extending sustainable travel in the region by offering an extended high-end ecotourism circuit that goes ‘beyond gorillas’. Image: Adriaan Mulder
Magashi offers a savannah and wetland experience comparable to the best in East Africa, its thrilling wildlife tableau unfolding against a backdrop of exquisite natural beauty, where plentiful game is followed by predators of every stripe. Image: Adriaan Mulder
Akagera is well on its way to becoming self-sustaining, and a valuable contributor to the tourism industry and the economy of Rwanda as a premier tourism destination and conservation success story. Image: Adriaan Mulder
Teeming with plains game, Akagera now also boasts a healthy population of lion, which were reintroduced into the park in 2015 after a 20-year absence. Image: Adriaan Mulder
Secretive at the best of times, the silver monkey is often only heard and not seen; luckily a small window allowed for an interesting photo of this female in the swamp figs. Image: Adriaan Mulder
The youngsters of the Amahoro Pride are looking healthy and are growing rapidly thanks to the success of the adults’ hunting ability. Image: Adriaan Mulder
Females of the Amahoro Pride. Image: Hein Myers
Leopard are being seen more frequently from game drives, and, thanks to the efforts of trackers from the SACT Tracker Academy, are becoming more accustomed to game vehicles. Image: Adriaan Mulder
An approaching rain cloud hangs above a lone male lion. Image: Adriaan Mulder
Wilderness Safaris, in partnership with African Parks, the Rwandan Development Board and Wilderness Wildlife Trust, is facilitating the first elephant study in Akagera National Park. The research will provide valuable information about the Park’s current elephant population and enhance its conservation. Image: Hein Myers
A herd of buffalo with egrets, in the rain. Image: Hein Myers
A defiant stare. Image: Hein Myers
Akagera is home to one of Africa’s highest hippo densities. Image: Hein Myers
A leopard takes advantage of the long grass to disguise itself from potential prey nearby. Image: Hein Myers
The stare of a young male lion. Image: Hein Myers
The yellow-throated longclaw is found in habitat ranging from dry savannah to subtropical, seasonally wet grassland and sandy shores across southern, central and East Africa. Image: Hein Myers
Magashi is ‘leopard heaven’ – black and white by Hein Myers.
The Mutumba Hills in the distance, with a thunderstorm brewing overhead. Image: Hein Myers
There is always something to see along the lake shore: buffalo bulls wallowing in the shallows, hippos spraying water as they come up for air, impala and giraffe in numbers, warthogs scurrying around with their tails in the air, the sound of fish-eagles calling out to their partners, and large herds of elephant… Image: Hein Myers
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