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September 2-15, 2024 - accepting applications
Extension to Amboseli National Park - September 15-19, 2024 - accepting applications


The setting for Karen Blixen’s “Out of Africa”! 

A haven for species diversity! 

Several outstanding locations to photograph big cats, rhinos, and elephants.

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!

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2024 Rates
Double Occupancy $10,700
Single Occupancy $12,400
Deposit $1,000
Payment 2 - 15 Feb 24
Final Payment - 30 Apr 24
2024 Extension
Double Occupaqncy $2,300
Single Occupancy $2,700
Deposit $300
Payment 2 - 15 Nov 23
Final Payment - 30 Apr 24
2024 Cancellation Policy
2024 Kenya Itinerary
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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!

In Kenya, we'll find three giraffe species! In the Samburu region, we'll find reticulated giraffes with their distinct white lines between brown patches.

In the south, we'll see Maasai giraffes, which we also find in Tanzania and other safari destinations.

And, 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!

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 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! In Ol Pejeta 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! 

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 established population of Rothschild giraffe.  The lake, the shoreline, nearby Lake Nakuru, 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. Here, we'll find an abundance of predators and prey! Big cats - lions, leopards, and cheetahs - call this home, and feast on a wide variety of grazing and browsing ungulates. Hyenas and jackals will also show up in abundance, to clean up after the feline kills - along with countless storks and vultures.

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!

If we're lucky, the Great Serengeti Migration of wildebeest and zebras leave Tanzania for the Mara while we're here. And we may be able to witness and photograph them crossing the Mara River.

If that happens we'll position ourselves for the drama - and watch the giant Nile crododiles attempt to pick off a wildebeest or zebra as they navigate this wild river crossing.

Then, it’s back to Nairobi and our preparations for the journey home – or onward to the extension (read below).  In Nairobi, 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 2024 Kenya Photography Safari will begin and end in Nairobi, Kenya

*Prices include almost all meals, drinks on your own.
*There is one included domestic flight from the Masai Mara back to Nairobi. We have made special provisions for photo 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, 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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Private Madagascar

The word Madagascar evokes mystery and wildness. Madagascar is home to all of the world's lemurs, a branch of primates from the same roots that also spawned humans. There are scores of species of chameleons. Several species of baobabs. And most of the birds here are endemic. The size of Texas, Madagascar has numerous ecosystems - each with its own set of creatures - and a number of exciting landscape opportunities. This round is a private tour. Another round in 2024 - with limited space. Contact us if you want on the list!

Private Belize

The vestages of the great Mayan world. Exciting caves. Rainforests and rivers filled with exciting flora and fauna.


Venture out into the wilds of Rwanda with a small group, often on foot, to experience photographic encounters with wild gorillas, chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, golden monkeys, and much, much more. Dates are tentative until we secure permits. We are building custom groups of travelers we have field experience with. Ask if you fit this group!
Spaces Available

Jan 6-18

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


We're headed back to the Galapagos with a new yacht and new itinerary. Join us in 2024 - and we'll explore favorite haunts and add new landings and vistas. Giant tortoises, flightless frigates, 3 kinds of boobies, land and marine iguanas, sea lions and fur seals, flamingos, and the northernmost penguin in the world. The list goes on and on! Truly an inspiring experience - ties the Serengeti in client feedback as the "most life-changing" experience of their lives.
1 Cabin Available
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
Apr 30 - May 7
Explore the wilds of Borneo. Rainforest filled with unique birds, reptiles, mammals, and insects. Sun Bear. Orangutan. Proboscus monkeys. Langurs. Pygmy Elephants. 8 kinds of Hornbills. Trogons. Broadbills. Fish owls. Kingfishers. Not the same versions of these one might find elsewhere! Giant Flying Squirrels. Pangolin. Clouded Leopard. The list goes on - and this itinerary gives you both a great experience and outstanding photography opportunities.
Jun 20-30
The Great Migration of wildebeest and zebras reaches Tanzania's Northern Serengeti in late July or early August. Rains furthern north, in Kenya's Masai Mara beckon the herds - and the route involves crossing the treacherous Mara River where crocodiles await. We've timed this safari to put you at the right place at the right time to capture the drama - and so much more as we explore the areas around the Mara, the Central Serengeti, Tarangire National Park, and the fabled Ngorongoro Crater!
Space Available
Aug 19-30

It's time to grab your spot on our 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 September 15-19.

Space Available

Sep 2-15

Join us on a photographic journey to special ecosystems on the mysterious Island of Madagascar!. All of the world's lemurs are endemic here - 110 species and counting. Chameleons - 160 species! And more kinds of baobab trees than anywhere else on earth. Wet forests, dry forests, endemic plants and animals everywhere. We'll photograph during the day and again in the darkness! And an extension to Tsingy - a land of razor-sharp limestone blades and pinnacles!
Space Available

Sep 21 - Oct 2

Journey with us into the wilds of Ethiopia to visit a number of ethnic groups that have clung to the old ways. We'll learn how each group sees the world differently - and how it shapes their personal actions and looks. We'll make amazing artful images of the peoples, their worlds, and the natural world around them. This is a wild adventure - we'll be journeying to where few people go - and tourism infrastructue is available. Check out the itinerary here.
Space Available

Oct 6 - 20

Ice Caves. Glaciers exhibiting their winter "blues". Frozen Waterfalls. Outstanding icebergs and bits on black sand beaches and floating in both fresh and salt water. Unique ice formations. And, the opportunity to photograph the Northern Lights with great foregrounds. This is an adventure you don't want to miss. Join us!
Space Available

Nov 5 - 14


Borneo! Rainforests. Orangutans. Gibbons. Pygmy elephants. Proboscis monkeys. 420 species of birds, including amazing hornbills and kingfishers, brightly colored little birds, pheasants, and the ancestor to the modern chicken. Carnivorous plants. Sun bears. The list goes on and on. We've built an itinerary that takes you into the canopy, on trails by foot, on rivers by boat, and out on night safari. This is not an adventure you want to miss!
Space Available

Jun 15-25

Our Drones Photography Group is at it again! Back to Iceland to visit a number of unique sites, looking for great places, away from people, to position our drone cameras to capture unique angles. This time we'll find some great "interior" locations, some thermal features, some wild coastlines, and some exciting rivers. Waterfalls are always part of the game in Iceland - you'll be able to position your drone where no person has ever put a camera before. Bring your drone and come create great art with us!
Space Available

July 7-16

Turkey sits at a geographical crossroads, which means that, over history, many cultures have passed through Turkey, each leaving a distinct imprint on the culture and the archaeological record. Let's explore some of the great archaeological wonders - while putting ourselves in great positions make exciting art with cameras. Mosques, Fairy Chimneys, Ephasus, Istanbul, Aphrodisia, Pergamum, Assos and so much more.
Space Available

Sep 21 - Oct 5