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Mike Dexter

Mike is a specialist photographic safari guide, wildlife photographer and travel journalist.

For almost a decade he has been exploring and photographing the most wild and remote corners of Africa, each journey fueling the fire for the next.

He believes that photographers are, first and foremost, storytellers and that the role of a photograph is to tell a true and tangible tale. With a degree in photojournalism and a FGASA level II guiding qualification he’s able to tell compelling stories of the natural world through his images. More importantly, he has a penchant for passing on this knowledge and gets more of a kick from helping others to capture a moment than he does from taking the image himself.

Mike has been widely published in a number of travel and wildlife magazines, both locally and internationally and has had work grace the walls of the Smithsonian in Washington.

Client Testimonials

  • Private Botswana TourBarry and Veronica Winterbourn, Australia

    We were lucky enough to have Mike Dexter as a guide during our recent trip to Mashatu. During the five days we were with Mike he shared his great knowledge of animal behaviour and the environment. It was a pleasure to work with someone who understands photographers and who instinctively knows the best place to position the vehicle. He was incredibly patient and was never in a rush to move on or to take his own photographs even when there were incredible sightings. Mike was very generous with his knowledge and if you had a query on anything that he was unsure of, he made sure he found the answer. For us Mike is the best guide we have encountered in several trips to Africa. Knowledgeable, interesting and a really nice guy to spend hours with. Barry and I would have no hesitation in recommending Mike for any guiding experiences.

  • Private South Africa TourDr Timothy Schacker, United States of America

    I had a truly outstanding experience with Mike. We spent a lot of time talking about technique, equipment and critiquing photos. He obviously has a wealth of experience in wildlife photography and does a great job sharing that with his clients. I would highly recommend him!

  • Private TourRonak Thakrar, United Kingdom

    This was an amazing experience from start to finish. Mike provided some vital guidance prior to our trip, assisting me in buying the right equipment and correct setting for our first photographic safari. Mike is an excellent wildlife photographer, working well with the guides to ensure we had the best spot for photographs. Not only did we return with some amazing pictures we also learnt a lot about safari photography and post-processing in lightroom. I can’t recommend Mike highly enough!

Upcoming Tours with Mike

There are currently no set departures with this guide, but please do contact the ORYX office at and we will be delighted to tailor-make your dream Photo Tour with them.

Photography Portfolio