Kenya photography safari
Adam's Kenyan Photography Safari is a carefully crafted itinerary showcasing some of Kenya's most spectacular locations. Participants can enjoy a comfortable and safe ride by using a purpose-built Photography Safari Vehicle as they travel through diverse landscapes and encounter unique wildlife. The itinerary includes stops at renowned locations such as the Masai Mara and Samburu.
In addition to the custom-built vehicle, the safari is led by expert local safari guides who possess extensive knowledge of the local wildlife, landscapes, and cultures. Participants will be able to learn from these experienced guides and capture stunning images that showcase the essence of Africa's natural beauty.
Overall, Adam's ultimate African Photography Safari offers a top-quality experience that caters to photographers of all levels. Whether you're an amateur or a seasoned professional, this trip promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to capture unforgettable images while immersing yourself in Kenya's culture and natural beauty.
November 9-21 2025
Photography - All levels
Fitness - Easy
New date for 2025!
This 13-day photo safari includes three of Kenya's most famous and photographically productive reserves, Samburu, Lake Nakuru and the Maasai Mara. It offers an incredible selection of different landscapes and the most diverse collection of animal species.
The photographic safari begins in Nairobi, where you will be met by our safari representative at the airport and transferred to a Nairobi hotel for an overnight stay. The following morning you will drive from Nairobi to Samburu, arriving in time for a late lunch. You will spend three nights in Samburu, exploring this rugged dry region, searching for several species only found here.
Your second destination, Lake Nakuru, is reached by road, and you will arrive here in time for a late lunch and afternoon game drive down to the edge of the lake. You will spend two nights at this perfect stop-over location between Samburu and the Maasai Mara.
From Lake Nakuru, you will drive to the Maasai Mara arriving for a late lunch at your accommodation located in the heart of the reserve. This is Kenya's most famous and photo-productive reserve, with many animals. It is especially good for Big Cat photography (lions, leopards & cheetahs).
You will spend six nights in the Maasai Mara at two different locations, exploring all corners of the reserve.
After a final morning photo game drive in the Mara, you will fly back to Nairobi and enjoy the comfort of a dayroom. Later that same evening, you will depart on your international flight home.
SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE
Samburu is a photographer's paradise and has a fantastic diversity of wildlife only found in this area of Kenya.
An excellent road network in Samburu allows you to thoroughly explore this game-rich area without travelling very far.
Unique species such as the Grevy's Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Gerenuk, Vulturine Guineafowl, Beisa Oryx, and the Reticulated Giraffe are only found in Samburu. They will be high on the photography checklist for this first location on the safari.
In addition, the beautiful Ewaso Nyiro River and surrounding hills and mountains offer great photo opportunities to capture some stunning landscapes.
LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley Lakes and lies nearly 1800m above sea level. The growth of algae and plankton in the warm water attracts a fantastic diversity of birdlife. The park also provides a secure habitat for Rothschild Giraffe, Black and White Rhino, Buffalo and other herbivores, and predators like lions, leopards and Spotted Hyaenas.
Many different species of water birds, such as pelicans and cormorants, also flock to the shores of the lake, delighting photographers in their diversity. Lake Nakuru is the perfect stop-over point between Samburu and the Masai Mara. Despite changes in the lake's water level, it is still a fantastic place for photography, with plenty of subjects to keep any photographer happy.
MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
Gentle rolling hills, savanna grassland, riverine thickets, and the famous Mara River are some of the scenery highlights you will encounter in the Maasai Mara. Covering 1500 square kilometres (560 square miles), this is one of the best locations for a photo safari, right in the heart of authentic Africa.
The Maasai Mara ranks one of the best places to photograph Africa's big cats (Lion, Leopard and Cheetah). However, these are not the only residents. The sheer number of mammals, birds, and reptiles here is astounding.
There will be a maximum of 6 participants in 2 private vehicles on this photo safari. You will have ample space for equipment and guaranteed access to both sides of the safari vehicle. Our professional and experienced safari guides will locate the wildlife and position the vehicle correctly, considering the light and distance to the subject.
There is an excellent chance to see and photograph the following animals on this safari:
Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Reticulated Giraffe, Rothschild Giraffe, Maasai Giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk, Grevy's Zebra, Plains Zebra, Hippo, Black Rhino, White Rhino, Spotted Hyena, Jackal, White Bearded Wildebeest, Thompson's Gazelle, Grant's Gazelle, Olive Baboon, Vervet Monkey, Coke's Hartebeest, Topi, Waterbuck, and an excellent variety of birdlife and reptiles.
Mark - Mungo National Park
" I do many of these photoshoots, and yours is in the top group of value for money, lessons learned and the fun factor"