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August 9-20, 2020 - accepting applications
Extension to Amboseli National Park - August 20-24, 2020 - accepting applications

Kenya! 

The setting for Karen Blixen’s “Out of Africa”!  Home to the northern extension of the Great Migration!  A haven for species diversity!  And, ground zero for a number of public, private, and non-profit efforts to save endangered species and habitats. 

Our Kenya Photography Safari weaves together those four key themes!

 

2020 Rates
Double Occupancy $8,450
Single Occupancy $9,950
Deposit $1,000

Payment 2 - January 25, 2020
$3,500

Final Payment - April 30, 2020

2020 Extension
Double Occupaqncy $1,650
Single Occupancy $1,950
Deposit $300

Payment 2 - January 25, 2020
$700

Final Payment - April 30, 2020

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In Kenya, the efforts to protect threatened and endangered species are evident everywhere – as are the results.  As the programs to reduce poaching have borne results, the evidence is abundant, with big herds of elephants comprised of both grand tuskers and energetic youth!

Black and white rhinos, protected by law and by vigorous efforts to guard them, can be photographed in the wild.  It is wonderful to see and photograph them in settings where they no longer need to “hide” from humans!

A public/private/non-profit effort to bring back Rothschild giraffes has succeeded to the point where we can now easily photograph wild healthy populations in some protected areas!  And, we have the opportunity to engage in the program up close and personally!

Kenya is home to one of the important facilities, founded by Jane Goodall, giving a comfortable home to chimpanzees which were taken from the wild and then outgrew their “pet” status as they matured.  While chimps are not native to Kenya, this facility protects individuals from across Africa, where humans are degrading habitat and misusing these fellow hominids! 

After gathering in Nairobi, we’ll quickly reposition to Samburu National Reserve.  Referenced in Out of Africa and a big part of the story Born Free, Samburu is home to lions, leopards, and cheetah.  Here we’ll also find Grévy’s zebra and reticulated giraffes!  And we’ll look for the long-necked gerenuk, known as the giraffe gazelle!  Water is a central theme, in much of Sub-Saharan Africa when you are looking for wildlife and Samburu’s Ewaso Ng’iro River is the answer.  Its crocodile laden waters are the magnet which keep and abundance and diversity of wildlife in the area!

From Samburu, we’ll slip southward to the Sweetwaters Camp inside the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.  And there is a waterhole just outside your front door! Here we’ll see an abundance of black and white rhino browsing and grazing in this island of protection!  They will be mixed with a rich array of other ungulates – and predators!  And this will be our opportunity to photograph the rescued chimpanzees.

South again, through rich farmlands, to Lake Elmenteita – we’ll find ourselves in the great rift valley, on a soda lake filled with flamingos and home to a newly establish and significant population of Rothschild giraffe.  The lake, the shoreline, and the surrounding grasslands and woodlands combine for an impressive diversity of birdlife!  Much of the land around the lake, once owned by Lord Delamere (important colonial figure and prominent in Out of Africa) is now operated by the Soysambu Conservancy – dedicated to habitat and species!  You’ll not lack for opportunities to create great images here!  And we’re setting up an opportunity, if the skies cooperate, to photograph the Milky Way!

After our time at Lake Elmenteita, we’ll drive southward toward Kenya’s Maasai Mara Reserve – the part of the Serengeti ecosystem that extends northward from Tanzania into Kenya – and position ourselves in the most likely spot at the best moment to watch the Great Migration crossing and recrossing the Mara River in search of better pasture.  Crocodiles lie in wait!

While intersecting the Great Migration has driven our timing and location in the Maasai Mara, that encounter is only a small part of the reason to come.  This is a zone with abundant wildlife, where a number of feline predators, hyenas, and jackals stalk a diverse population of grazing animals.  Grasslands with tree-lined streams and rivers, and the dependable waters of the Mara River system, provide an ideal basis for a rich ecosystem – and we’ll work that ecosystem in search great photographic opportunities!

Then, it’s back to Nairobi and our preparations for the journey home – or onward to the extension (read below).  In Nairobi, we will treat you to a visit to the world-famous Carnivore Restaurant, where you can dine on a variety of exotic meats from crocodile to ostrich (none taken from the wild).  Then we’ll spend time at the Giraffe Centre, where your visit will support the efforts to bolster the Rothschild giraffe population – and you can see them up close!  And some time at the Karen Blixen House Museum. – yes you can drink coffee grown from the same area as in Out of Africa!

Amboseli National Park - The Extension

After that diversity of Kenya experiences, what else could we do?  Join us for a short, but totally awesome extension to Amboseli National Park, on the northern flanks of Africa’s tallest mountain, Kilimanjaro.  Here, a perennial source of water paints a lush green strip of grasses and swamps through an otherwise arid environment.  There is an abundance of elephants and we’ll seek to photograph these ivory-laden giants marching single file across the dusty flatlands.

We’ll find elephants and hippos and a variety of grazing animals in green pasture against the stunning backdrop of snow-capped Kilimanjaro.  There are flamingos and many other birds.  And, predators lurk.  The ungulates know they must hurry back from the waters’ edge as the sun goes down!  Danger is everywhere!  Oh – and photography opportunities!

Our 2020 Kenya Photography Safari will begin and end in Nairobi, Kenya

August 9-20, 2020

Double Occupancy $8,450 - Single Occupancy $9,950
Deposit $1,000
2nd Payment - $3,500 - January 25, 2020
Final Payment - April 30, 2020

The Extension to Amboseli National Park will be August 20-24, 2020

Double Occupancy $1,650 - Single Occupancy $1,950
Deposit $300
2nd Payment - $700 - January 25, 2020
Final Payment - April 30, 2020

*Prices include almost all meals, drinks on your own.
*There are two included domestic flights - the first from Nairobi to Samburu and the second from the Maasai Mara Triangle back to Nairobi. We have made special provisions for the gear for these flights.
*All our lodgings are included - and are in outstanding lodges and camps!
*Outstanding safari vehicles and English-speaking guides
*Full prep materials and photographic instruction en route

Nature Photography Adventures and your participation in this adventure will support the conservation of rhinos, chimpanzees, Rothschild giraffes, and two private conservancies. You will, further, have opportunities to individually join in those conservation efforts.

Sit down with a cup of Kenyan coffee, if you can get your hands on that.  Pull out that old copy of Out of Africa.  Get the sounds and music in your head.  Then re-read this description.  It took years for the right combination of things to come available – to bring you this experience – but, you, like us, have probably been feeling the call to Kenya for decades.  Let’s go!

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2020

Frogs and waterfalls. Beaches and canopy trails. And many hours on boats photographing exciting birds and monkeys. This is a great adventure for working on bird and wildlife techniques, mastering the challenging light of the rainforest, macros, and landscapes. Hummingbirds with flashes and night photography with LED lights!
Full
Jan
12-22
Timed to meet the great migration in the Serengeti, our safari takes you to some of the great parks and protected areas in northern Tanzania in search of lions, zebras, giraffes, cheetah, hyenas... Of all our itineraries, anywhere in the world, this one has the best reviews - and is a real life-changing experience! If you'll only be making one photography foray into sub-Saharan Africa in your life - this is the trip!
Full
Feb
15-26

Custom Botswana Photography Safari

We're off to Botswana with a very special group. Contact us if you'd like to talk about a custom group to anywhere in the world!
Full
March
For 2020, we have woven together an itinerary that gets us to some seldom visited parts of the Galapagos, some of our favorite places, and the spots where we can photograph penguins, tortoises, flightless cormorants, all kinds of boobies, breeding frigates, marine and land iguanas and more! We have 10 nights at sea! Don't forget that this trip always fills early - you won't be able to join it in the 12 months before departure!
Full
Apr
12-25
Journey with us through Ecuador's Chocó Cloudforest Ecosystem to find exciting birds. We have choreographed an adventure to help you build an outstand collection of images of colorful and exotic birds - including a number of unique hummingbirds! And, we'll have our very own bird "whisperer" along to help us find them! Did we mention nightwalks for spiders and other creatures? And butterflies and waterfalls?
Space Available
Jun
20-27
Glaciers, waterfalls, puffins, geysers, volcanos, amazing landscapes, black sand beaches, and nesting sea birds! Join us as we explore Iceland, cameras in hand.
Limited
Space Available
Jul 8-17
Bring your drone and your conventional camera gear - and we'll create images of Iceland's amazing natural features from fresh new angles. We'll work away from the crowds and find glaciers, thermal features, waterfalls, craters, river patterns, and countless abstracts. 5-7 max group.
Space Available
Jul 19-27
It's time to grab your spot on our 2020 Kenya Photography Safari. We have secured a set of logistics to put us in great positions to photograph great wildlife, superb landscapes, and some unique cultures. Your chance to create images of three kinds of giraffes, and several species not found in other southern and eastern Africa safari destinations. Our key destinations include Samburu, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Elementaita Lake, and the Masai Mara! And there is an exciting extension to Amboseli National Park.
Space Available
Aug 9-20
Let's explore Belize and Guatemala on a Wild Adventure. This time we'll be working as a team to go deep into wild caves to light up special formations and artifacts with multiple flashes. We'll ascend pyramids in ancient Mayan cities. We'll explore collapsed cave systems. We'll find wild birds and animals in Belizean and Guatemalan rainforests. Are you wild enough? Contact us if you are interested!
Limited Space Available
Nov
11-21

2021

Patagonia!

Patagonia! Torres del Paine! Fitzroy! Perito Moreno Glacier! Condors and Guanacos. Gauchos! The list goes on and on and on! Join us for a photographic exploration of this magic region in southern Argentina and Chilé! We've done the homework to get you to the right places and the right times to make incredible images!
Space Available
Jan 25 - Feb 6
Timed to meet the great migration in the Serengeti, our safari takes you to some of the great parks and protected areas in northern Tanzania in search of lions, zebras, giraffes, cheetah, hyenas... Of all our itineraries, anywhere in the world, this one has the best reviews - and is a real life-changing experience! If you'll only be making one photography foray into sub-Saharan Africa in your life - this is the trip!
Space Available
Feb
17-28

Botswana Photography Safari

Botswana just after the rains. Swollen rivers and wildlife along the edges. Birds abundant and nesting. Animals fresh as tourism stops during the rains - we'll be the first groups in and we are going places no one else will go. Count on great opportunities with hippos and elephants, antelope, zebras, wildebeest, cats and dogs. Small group by design. Read the itinerary and then contact us!
Full
Mar 5-17
Journey with us through Ecuador's Chocó Cloudforest Ecosystem to find exciting birds. We have choreographed an adventure to help you build an outstand collection of images of colorful and exotic birds - including a number of unique hummingbirds! And, we'll have our very own bird "whisperer" along to help us find them! Did we mention nightwalks for spiders and other creatures? And butterflies and waterfalls?
Space Available
Jun
19-26
This float plane-based adventure will take us deep into the Alaskan wilderness where we'll put ourselves in position for up-close and personal photography of bears fishing for salmon - and jostling with each other. This is a rugged adventure that will send you home with countless great images, both of the bears and of this great wilderness.
Limited Space Available
Aug 3-10
The Pantanal, in Southwest Brazil, is probably the best place in the world to photograph jaguars. And that photography is largely accomplished from a boat. We have concocted a photography safari that will take you to the best spots at the best time with a great local operator. Jaguars are the object, but we'll also find giant river otters, ocelots, macaws, caiman, capybaras, monkeys, anteaters, tapirs, and toucans!
Full
Aug
21-30

Mara Crossing Photography Safari

We're headed into the northern Serengeti to witness and photograph the Great Migration as it crosses the fabled Mara River. Nile Crocodiles (the big ones) and treacherous waters make the crossing dangerous. And, predators lurk on both sides of the river, as well! This zone is rich in all kinds of wildlife - the photographic opportunities are outstanding. We did our homework to build just the right logistics for photographers - and to make our time in and out of the vehicles great. Join us!
Space Available
Sep 9-20
The Pantanal, in Southwest Brazil, is probably the best place in the world to photograph jaguars. And that photography is largely accomplished from a boat. We have concocted a photography safari that will take you to the best spots at the best time with a great local operator. Jaguars are the object, but we'll also find giant river otters, ocelots, macaws, caiman, capybaras, monkeys, anteaters, tapirs, and toucans!
Space Available
Oct 20-29
Winter brings out the "ice" in Iceland. Glaciers photograph with strong blues. Waterfalls are often ice encrusted or even frozen solid. Ice, stranded on the beaches is in a better position for backlight - and looks much more dramatic in close-ups. And, Iceland presents an outstanding opportunity to compose great images of the Northern Lights at nigh! We'll also take time to explore an ice cave!
Space Available

Nov
10-20

Belize and Guatemala was ground zero for the ancient Maya civilization - which was engulfed by a tropical rainforest after its collapse. We'll visit Mayan sites, explore caves, photograph birds and monkeys, and work macros of butterflies, ants and colorful plants in this beautiful and inspiring region.
Space Available
Dec 3-12

2022

Botswana just after the rains. Swollen rivers and wildlife along the edges. Birds abundant and nesting. Animals fresh as tourism stops during the rains - we'll be the first groups in and we are going places no one else will go. Count on great opportunities with hippos and elephants, antelope, zebras, wildebeest, cats and dogs. Small group by design. Read the itinerary and then contact us!
Space Available
Mar 5-17
For 2022, we have woven together an itinerary that gets us to some seldom visited parts of the Galapagos, some of our favorite places, and the spots where we can photograph penguins, tortoises, flightless cormorants, all kinds of boobies, breeding frigates, marine and land iguanas and more! We have 10 nights at sea! Don't forget that this trip always fills early - you won't be able to join it in the 12 months before departure!
Space Available
Apr
10-23
The Pantanal, in Southwest Brazil, is probably the best place in the world to photograph jaguars. And that photography is largely accomplished from a boat. We have concocted a photography safari that will take you to the best spots at the best time with a great local operator. Jaguars are the object, but we'll also find giant river otters, ocelots, macaws, caiman, capybaras, monkeys, anteaters, tapirs, and toucans! This is one of our wild adventures - as we'll journey far off the grid and lodging is about positioning us rather than luxury!
Space Available
Aug
21-30