Kenya Photo Tours
Immortalized by award winning nature documentaries and Hollywood blockbusters alike, Kenya needs little introduction to wildlife photographers – the name safari is indeed synonymous with Kenya!
This East African country offers the essence of an African wildlife photographic expedition, and besides the phenomenal wildlife, you can expect some of the most breathtaking landscapes in all of Africa.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve is a photographer’s haven as it is teaming with some of Africa’s most sought-after and quintessential wildlife and landscapes. As a year-round safari destination, each season has its own captivating show waiting for you!
From November to February, the Mara is dazzling green and plays host to the calving season. Various antelope, Wildebeest and Zebra give birth, whose offspring become easy prey for the vast numbers of carnivores found in the reserve. This is also when predators themselves give birth and raise their own cubs and pups, thus having to provide food for their young. This season is dubbed Big Cat season due to the many predator and prey interactions, and combined makes for fantastic photographic opportunities. With less vehicle numbers during this “off” season, grab a front row seat as the Mara puts on a show between predator and prey – welcome to ORYX’s Life of Predators Photo Safari!
Considered one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles, the Great Migration sees over 1.5 million Wildebeests and thousands of Zebra and Gazelles traverse a continuous circular route from the Maasai Mara to the Serengeti National Park. River crossings are a product of the Great Migration where fierce battles with monster crocodiles are often had and carnivores sit and wait for the opportune moment. This season is when our Best of the Mara Migration Photo Safari takes place for these awe-inspiring scenes and is considered a bucket list item for many!
For those seeking a cultural photography experience, the untouched and hidden gem of Lake Turkana is a discreet oasis in Kenya’s Rift Valley Province. It’s tranquil and halcyon atmosphere is truly surreal, and perfect for the escapist photographer.
Our Lake Turkana Photo Safari will focus on the tribes residing on the shores of this World Heritage Site form part of the Nilotic tribes, the second largest pastoralist community in Kenya after the Maasais. The combination of colourful regalia and tribal dress code, unique lake shores and sand dunes, herds of camels and donkeys, will allow you to create intriguing images in a very remote setting.
In order to create the best possible photographic experience, we use only upmarket accommodations throughout our Kenya photography tours, and specially designed safari vehicles with pop-up roof hatches to optimise both game viewing and photography. Our small groups enjoy expert one-on-one on tutoring by a professional wildlife photographer and safari guide. Our Kenya photography tours are a truly one of a kind experience not to be missed!