Premium Kenya Photographic Safari Tours for 2024
Premium Kenya Photographic Safari Tours. The nation of Kenya is incredibly picturesque. Most individuals who are interested in going on a photographic safari to Kenya want to see the incredible wildlife that lives in the country’s reserves and national parks.
The rainiest season has the greenest landscapes and clearest skies, but it’s also the rainiest time of year, so game drives and other outdoor activities aren’t always possible.
There are a number of benefits for serious Kenya photography safari visitors to staying in private reserves or concessions, including those on the Laikipia Plateau or adjoining the Masai Mara. The admission to these private reserves is not cheap.
The opportunity to drive off-road, along with the lack of other tourist traffic, allows you to stick with a nice photographic subject for longer, usually get considerably closer to it, and line up better for stunning images. Plus, they usually have better and more sympathetic guides.
Photo Safari in Kenya – The Big Cats of the Masai Mara
Kenya Photographic Safari
Wildlife photography needs lenses that are faster and have better magnification than most other types of photography. It would be best to have a zoom lens that goes up to 300mm and a fixed 400mm lens with an f-stop of 4 or, even better, 2.8.
Bring a pillow to rest your lens on to keep your camera from shaking. To save weight, you can bring it to Kenya empty and fill it up with rice, beans, or something similar when you get there.
People from the Maasai, Samburu, and Turkana ethnic groups are colorful and interesting to picture, but you must get their permission before doing so on your Kenya photography safari.
There are people who will say no and people who will want to be paid. If you want to take pictures of people dressed in traditional clothes, you can pay to visit a traditional town near the Maasai Mara or the Samburu-Buffalo Springs. The coastal Swahili people are also sensitive about being photographed. This is especially true for women, because in their Islamic society, being photographed is seen as inappropriate.
Photo Safari in Kenya
Kenya Photo Tours
For photographers, this East African country has some of the most beautiful views in all of Africa. It’s the perfect place to go on an African wildlife safari.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve and its conservancies are great places for photographers to visit because they have some of the most famous and sought-after wildlife and scenery in Africa. Since you can go on adventure all year, every season has a different show for you to enjoy.
The Mara is bright green from November to February, which is when the calves are born. Different types of antelope, wildebeest, and zebra give birth, and the many carnivores that live in the area easily eat the babies. This time of year is called “Big Cat Season” because there are so many interactions between cats and their prey. This makes for great photo possibilities. This is the “off” season, so there are fewer vehicles on the road. This is a great time to see the Mara put on a show between predators and prey. Welcome to ORYX’s Life of Predators Photo Safari and Women Only Mara Photo Safari!
The Great Migration is thought to be one of the most amazing nature shows in the world. It involves over 1.5 million Wildebeests, as well as thousands of Zebras and Gazelles, moving in a circle from the Maasai Mara to the Serengeti National Park. During the Great Migration, people crossed rivers, where they often fought fierce fights with monster crocodiles and waited for the right time to eat. If you want to see these amazing scenes, our Best of the Mara Migration Photo Safari happens during this time of year. For many, it’s an item on their dream list!
For the best photography experience possible, we only stay in high-end hotels on our Kenya photography tours and use specially built safari vehicles that make it easier to see wildlife and take pictures. A skilled wildlife photographer and safari guide works one-on-one with each of our small groups to teach them. Our shooting tours in Kenya are truly unique and should not be missed!