My Kenya-Burundi Trip!

In September this year, I went on a 2 week long trip to Kenya and followed by a short trip to Burundi. Kenya was mainly to go on Safari and take pictures of enormous amount of wildlife!

I think I very much succeeded in doing that. Back home when I imported all my pictures into lightroom, the amount of data was just mind blowing. Over 6200 pictures, over 120 GB of data (yes, of course i shoot raw) using 2 to 3 bodies during the trip.

The material that joined me during this trip was the following:

  • Nikon D7000 dSLR
  • Nikon D5000 dSLR
  • Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AF-S
  • Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR
  • Sigma AF 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC macro
  • Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM (new lens I bought specifically for this trip)
  • Nikon Speedlight SB-700
  • ThinkTank Airport Commuter bag (new bag i bought specifically for this trip)
  • Lowepro Flipside 300 bag
  • A few filters and ND filter

Taking this amount of photo gear was a stressy experience every time I had to board an airplane. I flew SWISS all the way and while their official carry-on policy states 5 to 10 kg I believe, my gear weighted 15 kg … And there was no way I would gate check that gear… I did not have any problems luckily. It helps being Senator Gold with star alliance I guess…

Anyways… the trip was awesome and we saw everything from the big 5 to the migration of the wildebeest over the Mara river. I’m still very much busy filtering and processing the pictures… I actually have a massive backlog in picture processing from all my recent trips… I’m nearly up to date now so next in line is this trip… I’ve already down selected 2000 pictures from 6200… (yes… still way too much I know…)

Stay tuned for more soon…
In the mean time, I was asked if I could have some Elephant pictures ready first. So here is a sneak peak 🙂

By the way, the featured image is a Leopard in Samburu National Park walking just about 3 meters from the car heading straight for me… I had the window open and was shooting like crazy not realizing she was getting VERY close! 🙂