Over the festive season, we had the pleasure to welcome experts in the fields of photography and art to share their knowledge and skills with guests. Both wildlife photographer Rick Collins and local artist Pendael Naftal Mollel were present throughout the holiday season, with many of their pieces on display for viewing. These Creative Collaborations mark the start of a new series of visiting experts and we look forward to sharing the dates and details of our next collaborators soon.

Pendael Naftal Mollel, Artist

Famous for his wildlife acrylics, Pendael Naftal Mollel was present at the Lodge throughout the festive season and guests were able to see his works come to life stroke by stroke, while individual pieces were also available to buy. Mollel, who is of Maasai origin, studied at the Art Cultural Association of Arusha (ACAA) and now uses the beauty of his work to help build awareness for the importance of conservation.

Rick Collins, Wildlife Photographer

Those preferring to capture the landscape through a lens had the opportunity to book a photography safari with renowned wildlife photographer Rick Collins. With years of experience in leading amateur wildlife photographers in dedicated photo safari workshops, Collins offered both half and full day photographic safaris, during which he assisted guests on how to create the best composition for their photos and offered tips on lighting, technique and focus.  The photographic safari program included a brief introduction session ahead of the game drive and time downloading and reviewing the images on return.

Photographic safaris are available on a request basis throughout the year. Please contact our Reservations team for further details.

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