“We work with experienced and qualified local guides in private conservancies and reserves, away from high tourist numbers where we can responsibly off-road to get our guests close to the action…”

Join us in africa for your next wildlife photography adventure…


African Photography Safaris

Join us in the wildlife hotspots of sub-Saharan Africa for a dedicated wildlife photography safari. With fieldcraft and photography tuition, we can offer photographers of all abilities an amazing ‘bucket-list’ experience.

Unlike a normal ‘tourist’ safari, you’ll have the time you need to immerse yourself in photographing incredible wildlife. We’ll look for specific behaviours and action from different angles, in different light and conditions to ensure you come home with plenty of incredible photographs as well as being an improved photographer.

Leopard African Photography Safaris © Alan Hewitt

Focus on… Kenya’s Maasai Mara

African Photography Safaris Lioness © Kaleel Zibe
Elephant African Photography Safaris © Alan Hewitt
Leopard Maasai Mara African Wildlife Photography Safaris © Kaleel Zibe

Wild at Mattikoko – The Great Migration

Experience the iconic great migration in the private Lemek, Ol Chorro and Enonkishu Conservancies of Kenya’s Maasai Mara.

We’ll be based at ‘Mattikoko’, a Maasai family owned camp in the heart of the Lemek Conservancy. We’ll be able to go off the beaten tracks in four-wheel drive vehicles to enjoy all of the incredible photographic opportunities this amazing wildlife migration presents. We’ll also have access to the National Reserve and Mara Triangle.

Booking now for August & September 2024, 7 and 11 night options available.

Lilac Breasted Roller African Photography Safaris © Alan Hewitt

Our Ethos

At African Photography Safaris, we believe in going beyond teaching photography techniques. We believe passing on our fieldcraft and subject knowledge not only makes our guests better photographers, but it also helps us all work more ethically and promotes conservation too.

We place great importance on treating people, the environment and wildlife with respect. We work in areas where there is a constant need to balance the impact of people and the well-being of the natural habitats and eco-systems. Our wildlife photography safaris favour locations where tourist numbers are very carefully managed, where rules are establised to avoid disturbance and stress to wildlife and their habitats.

We also favour camps and lodges in private conservancies and reserves where our presence provides benefits to wildlife conservation groups and helps local community employment, health and education initiatives.

We actively contribute towards the crucial work of the Mara Predator Conservation programme, both financially and also by providing photographic resources. We also visit and donate money to rhino conservation in the Mara Conservancies.

Our international flights include subscriptions to CO2 impact programmes and re-forestation.

African Photography Safaris Fly Responsibly

“Alan and Kaleel have been absolutely amazing, terrific help! This is my first safari trip and it certainly won’t be my last…”
Phil O’Brien, Maasai Mara 2022

African Photography Safaris Podcasts

The Podcast – NOW ON YOUTUBE!!

Sharing the day to day experiences of being on a wildlife photogtaphy safari with African Photography Safaris. We discuss some of the important issues you need to know when travelling on a photographic safari, answer listeners questions, chat about fieldcraft and photography, look back at some memorable experiences in the African wilderness, book and app reviews and more.

In our latest episode (8), we continue to talk about the import things to consider when choosing a photography safari, Alan’s wildlife wonder continues on the theme of democracy with Cape buffalo and we look at 3Legged things new Airhed Trinity and Ultra Plates. We talk about exposure with wildlife photography, rhino rescue, Kaleel’s drone potty and a lot more. It’s a bit of a mammoth episode this one so join us for a beer and settle in!

Current and Previous Episodes…

Meet Alan & Kaleel!

Alan Hewitt
Alan HewittWildlife photographer, filmmaker, safari leader & writer. Co-presenter of the epic African Photography Safaris Podcast!
Kaleel Zibe
Kaleel ZibeWildlife photographer, filmmaker, drone pilot & safari leader. Co-presenter of the epic African Photography Safaris Podcast!

Private Photography Safaris

Custom designed private photography safaris are perfect for individuals, couples or groups travelling together. We can work with you to meticulously plan and create a wildlife photography safari to meet your requirements. We’ll use our expertise and experience, together with our networks and connections in Africa, to advise and plan your very own African photography safari.

White-fronted bee eater African Photography Safaris © Alan Hewitt
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