Notch Bush Safaris specialises in guided wildlife and photography tours of all the major wildlife parks in Kenya, Africa. Named after one of the most dominant and famous lions of the Masai Mara, Notch Bush Safaris has been conceptualized and developed by an expert team of internationally acclaimed wildlife photographers, with over a decade of game drive experience in the African bush. Notch Bush Safaris offers customised photo tours and safaris, tailor made by photographers, for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts.
Understanding the importance of immaculate logistical and technical planning that goes into having a great bush experience, Notch Bush Safaris has created each and every photo shoot and travel itinerary, keeping in mind the best locations for great photographic and wildlife opportunities that are possible in the Kenyan landscape.
Notch Bush Safaris aims to give you the best outcomes in creating an exceptional photographic portfolio, honing your skills as a wildlife and nature photographer, while enriching your personal experience as a wildlife lover.
With an extensive on field experience of over 10 years in the African bush, we have encapsulated the knowledge and core values from conducting more than 400 photo tours and photo workshops in India and Africa. Working with an experienced hands on photo guide, game drives with Notch Bush Safaris raises the bar, by developing client oriented and client specific tour packages.
Our vehicles are custom designed, as we understand that a well-maintained and properly equipped vehicle is a key aspect for the perfect drive in the Kenyan wilderness. With our on field team of silver level professional guides and highly trained and experienced drivers, each game drive begins with updated information on latest animal movements and tracking locations. Our aim to ensure that our clients are always supported by a team that is knowledgeable, skilled, and adept in making quick decisions in the field to create the best opportunities for experiencing the plethora of Kenyan wildlife and landscape.
We are in partnership with leading bush camps in Kenya to provide the most comfortable hospitality services available. These camps are strategically placed within the finest locations in the Kenyan National Parks, to provide the best prospects for witnessing amazing natural history moments.
Born in Bomet County of the Great Rift Valley, Eric grew up in an area rich in wildlife and amazing landscape. His close association with nature from the very beginning of his formative years, led him to develop a deep love and interest in wildlife and tourism early on in life. This interest translated into him joining a wildlife club for the entirety of his schooling. After finishing his education, Eric joined the Kenya Institute of Tourism and Hospitality to earn his diploma in Tour Guide and Driver Operations and Administration. With a course in Ornithology, Eric is also a qualified member of Nature Kenya and Kenya Professional Safari Guide Association. Honing his skills in the field while working with reputed game reserves in Kenya, Eric has an extensive knowledge of the African flora and fauna. His years of experience has expanded his guiding skills and safari expertise and today he works with well acclaimed International photographers.
SHIVANG MEHTA - Photographer/Mentor
A keen journalist and later a successful PR professional consulting with some of the biggest Indian and International brands, Shivang discovered his love for nature and photography in the surreal forests of Jim Corbett National Park. He first worked there in a campsite located in the park outskirts. But soon after, he left the comforts of a corporate life and delved deep inside the forests of India. Working in the thick of wildlife, Nature Wanderers was formed in 2007, becoming a pioneering organization in leading wildlife photography tours. Shivang has conducted more than 400 wildlife tours and workshops in both India and Africa. Mentoring numerous young photographers, Shivang has worked extensively with Internationally acclaimed filmmakers and wildlife channels. A widely published photographer and writer, Shivang’s first book was aptly titled ‘A Decade with Tigers.’ With many National and International recognitions and awards and thousands of hours spent in numerous forests, Shivang Mehta, along with Nature Wanderers, provide a hands on guidance to both professional and amateur photographers both in Indian and International wildlife destinations.
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KAHINI GHOSH MEHTA - Director
With her amazing sense and passion for wildlife, Kahini formed Nature Wanderers with the aim of sharing her love for all things wild with the world, through the art of photography. Apart from being the brain behind planning and executing all the photography tours and workshops conducted by the Nature Wanderers mentors, Kahini was named as one of the Women of the Year with Offbeat Professions by Femina in 2008. Creating her own path and breaking notions about women in the professional field of wildlife, Kahini strongly believes that following your heart will lead you to success. Running one of the pioneering companies in the field of wildlife photography, Kahini has paved way for the younger generation to follow on her footsteps to make a profession out of one’s passion.
RANJAN RAMCHANDANI - Photographer/Mentor
A Singapore based photographer and author, Ranjan’s work features digital art, with a special focus in wildlife photography, along with portraiture, street and landscape images. Calling himself a life long student of photography, Ranjan doesn’t categorise himself under a specific genre and his diverse portfolio speaks volumes. Believing photography to be an art form and a true medium of self expression, Ranjan studied photography in school and later graduated from the New York Institute of Photography. His natural flair for the subject created a strong base which he further enhanced through workshops and self learning, along with going for photography expeditions around the world. His first coffee table book, ‘ Swades; Ladakh: The Land of Splendour,’ was inspired by his travels in Ladakh, India. With numerous International recognitions, awards, publication and exhibitions, Ranjan strongly believes photography to be a learning process. Today he is one of the leading wildlife photographers in Singapore