Last year I decided to enter a competition by C4 to celebrate their 10th year in business. The prize was a Photographic Safari to the Maasai Mara with the extra bonus of having Jonathan Scott spend a day with us on safari. Having never entered a competition before I thought I would give it a try and...


When C4 offered a Photography expedition to Mahale, on the Tanganyika Lake, in Tanzania with Greg Du Toit I signed up immediately. The idea of experiencing the area where Dr.Livingstone was tracked down fascinated me. Not to mention the idea of climbing through a jungle to track down Chimpanzees! T...


Inimitable Tanzania 2018 Our journey really began with the transfer from Kilimanjaro airport when we were immediately thrown into the interesting and colourful street life, with cattle, goats, markets and scenes of local life. We spent the first night at the beautifully appointed Olerai Bush House ...


A beautiful array of images taken by Trevor Kleyn on one of our recent workshops hosted by him at Mashatu Game reserve. Our workshops are designed to get photographers into the best areas to ‘get the shots’. Here is where you take your wildlife photography from ‘good...


Africa is visited by so many people and sadly; they often visit the same places over and over again. For this safari, we wanted to go to new destinations to experience new ways of seeing what Africa is about. It also meant going to places like the Serengeti in the quieter time, when no vehicles are ...


Maasai Mara Predators ranks as one of my favourite trips. Entim Camp excels in understanding photographers’ needs. Its location, in the centre of the Mara, is excellent - we could readily explore in any direction. Tents are comfortable, with power strips for charging batteries downloading ...


Trevor Kleyn recently hosted a workshop for C4 Photo Safaris at Mashatu Game Reserve.  The guests got to use the specially adapted PhotoMashatu Vehicle on drive and had ample opportunity to photograph from our well known photographic undergound hides. On the vehicle sightings were up to Mashat...


The Suri people are part of the famous Surma tribe, known for the lip disks. During the slave trade, the Surma started using the lip disks to disfigure themselves so that the Arab slave traders would not take them away. Over time, the practise became a sign of beauty and hence it remaining in their...


2017 has quickly come to an end. As always, the last part of the year becomes a time for reflection.  Fortunately it was a very busy year for us at C4 and this means we have a wonderful array of images to help stimulate those memories of wanderlust, travel, adventure, beautiful wildlife s...


Mischa Ehlers was on one of our Masai Mara Safaris this year and this is what she had to say about her experience: "It has been an unbelievable experience with your perfect photographers Ruth, Kyle and Isak as well with very nice participants. Already after 15 minutes after arriving in Entim Ca...


The Mara is home to the ‘greatest wildlife show on earth’, and C4 are proud to be offering the best photo safari at the heart of the action. C4 guides have more than 30 seasons in the Mara and they have mapped their own special places and secret spots to share with you. &...


Jambo! A warm hearted welcome greets you in the heart of Africa. A year ago, I would never have imagined that I would be heading out to the original Safari country – is this a dream? Why yes, I am talking about the mighty Masai Mara! The vast open plains of the Masai Mara has wildlife roaming...


This was my first trip to the Mara, it was long awaited and I was very excited to be there. Whilst we didn’t get to see a crossing we had some amazing sightings of Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Elephants, Black Rhino’s and of course many hundreds of Wildebeest and many Zebras, Eagles, an...


We have safely returned home after a very successful safari. Everything went according to plan including the last minute changes. We were last at Entim Camp 7 years ago when it was a bit smaller. It brought back fond memories as it was then our 1st C4 trip. The Mara is a special place and always de...


Thanks for all your "behind the scenes" organizing to make this superb trip possible for us!  It has been a dream of a lifetime and a WHOW trip to Kenya.    I'll gladly go back tomorrow if I can!  Africa is so in my blood...     Images & text b...


When visiting a location for the sixth time, I thought long and hard about what makes Svalbard and the high Arctic so special. There are of course many highlights that are easy to share with clients. The vastness and drama of the landscape, the magic of sailing through a white desert of pack-ice, th...


A traditional Jembe drum disrupts the serenade of hippo calls that emanate from the Luangwa River. A few moments after the drum roll, Mopane wood smoke from a small fire is absorbed into your winter jacket whilst having a cup of coffee that has been boiled over a traditional coal oven. Upon departin...


Alarm calling, sightings, and “watch out for the bushes” are some of the words that come to mind when I think of my visit to Mashatu. It has been said that once a year, one should go some place that you have never been before, which is a little more difficult when you’re juggling y...


Having lived at Mashatu for 3 years together we have studied very closely the tides of each season and the beautiful way they smoothly transfer into on another. This has left us with a deeper understanding of season dynamics and how rainfall, surface water, grass cover and the stages of leaf phonolo...


It was just wonderful! I don’t think we could get better guides than Ruth and Kyle and the photo opportunities were awesome. I never thought that I would enjoy a “non-self-drive” trip so much. It was an experience that I will never forget and we are already talking about a next ti...


The Workshop was just brilliant - both Isak and Janet were so helpful teaching and guiding us throughout. They were both professional and at the same time very friendly so we were constantly learning and improving our images as the week progressed! I love Cheetahs and we were lucky to have an amazi...


2017 marks C4 Photo Safaris 10th consecutive year of leading photographic safaris in the Masai Mara. The Masai Mara causes a stutter and a pause, but then the surge comes, and millions of animals cross the Mara River in one of the most spectacular wildlife scenes on earth.In celebration of our 10th ...


The Masai Mara is known for being one of the best wildlife photography destinations, with so much to see, experience and photograph. Our guides have all teamed up to share with us the most unforgettable moments that they have experienced from photographing in the Mara over the last 10 years and we&...


The year that is 2016 is drawing quickly to an end. As always, it becomes a time for reflection and remembrance. At C4, we have a wonderful array of images to help stimulate those memories of wanderlust, travel, adventure, beautiful wildlife sightings and wonderful interactions.   W...


We arrived at the border to be met by our Mashatu rangers, it was instantly clear that they were filled with passion and knowledge and that the next few days would be wonderful. On route to the camp, our eyes were treated kindly by the amazing habitat and left our minds dreaming about the possible ...


The Mashatu staff serving brunch to the guests arriving back from a morning session in one of the PhotoMashatu hides are often confronted with excited guests and their stories of the exceptional sightings and photographic opportunities.  For many this is a highlight of their visit to Mashatu. &...


On Sunday morning we set off to the Valley Hide to see what the morning had install for our Mashatu guests. On arrival to the hide, we saw very little sign of elephant activity in the valley. We did however, find a drag mark dotted with hyena tracks which led straight into the waterhole and out the...


During the past week at Mashatu Game Reserve, I had the privilege of taking out yet another group of wildlife photographic enthusiast on the C4 Photo Vehicle. Included in the photo vehicle experience where a few mornings at the underground hides, which added a unique flare to the entire photo experi...