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“This was something I have always dreamed of doing. The whole experience of this trip has surpassed my expectations, I had to continually nip my arm to see if I would wake up. Our guides got us into the right spot to take our photos and Alan and Kaleel were always on hand to give you tips and as much instruction time as you needed, even with the editing over a beer or two.”

“Will we endorse this trip and would we go back? Definitely!”

Paul & Debbie Kidd, Maasai Mara 2018

“I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone thinking about going. Our guides were so knowledgable about the area & wildlife. They knew how to position the vehicles to get the ‘best’ shots & gave us guidance around settings and when cameras weren’t working correctly.”

“The wildlife we saw throughout the trip was fascinating and no two days were alike. I would definitely like to return one day.”

Ann Tyson, Maasai Mara 2018 & 2022

“Alan was a breath of fresh air compared to my other non UK experiences on Photo Tours. Alan was always there for us and only took photos if he had finished with supporting us and testing the conditions. As we were out and about, he commented generally on photography conditions and recommended settings and opportunities without being annoying ;-)!”

“In free periods Alan was there to offer general support and guidance. Always polite, humorous at the right times and took photography and animal behaviours seriously sharing thoughts as we went along.”

“Two back to back tours that were full, really great fun, informative with great photo opportunities and learning opportunities animal and photography wise. Will not hesitate in joining Alan on any future tours.”

Derek Bridel, Timbavati & Tuli Block 2023 (with Alan and Penda Photo Tours)

“Thank you both so much for another unforgettable experience. I didn’t think it could get any better than last year, yes it did! I learned new photographic techniques from both of you as well as much more knowledge regarding the wildlife.”

“I would have no hesitation in recommending this safari to any wildlife photographer and those who also combine it with wildlife conservation. To all those thinking about this kind of safari I would say ‘go for it’. You will not regret making that decision!”

Sue Veal, Sabi Sands 2017 (with Alan & Penda Photo Tours) and Maasai Mara 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2022

“Alan & 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

“The whole trip has felt really well organised. I felt re-assured by all of the information Alan and Kaleel sent in advance.”

Rachel Stead, Maasai Mara 2022

“The best of any guides I’ve ever come across before.”

Richard Drake, Maasai Mara 2022
“My first trip with Alan, but not my last! He was keen to pass on his photographic knowledge without being condescending, suggesting different angles, techniques etc. What really impressed me was that he always put his clients needs first even if it meant missing his shot. All round a good egg”
Annette O'Connell, Timbavati & Tuli Block 2023 (with Alan & Penda Photo Tours)

“I can’t stop talking about the experience. We were so blessed to see so much wildlife in such a short space of time. Every game drive held an incredible experience. The entire experience, the helpful staff, incredible guides, Alan, the people participating and the abundance of wildlife is absolutely priceless.”

Bianca Lyness, Sabi Sands 2017 (with Alan & Penda Photo Tours)
“In 50 years of travelling I have never been as happy as I was for that week. Everything and everyone was just perfect. Our guide and tracker were brilliant at consistently finding so many close encounters. Alan was endlessly patient and helpful with his advice. There is nothing I would change!”
Alan Meek, Sabi Sands 2017 (with Alan & Penda Photo Tours)
“It is fair to say that every expectation has been exceeded. These are things that will be lifelong memories”
Chris Stead, Maasai Mara 2022
Kaleel Zibe African Photography Safaris Superb starling, Maasai Mara, Kenya

“We probably saw more species in the first hour than most people will be privileged to see in their life.”

“They relate to me as a person, not as a customer. They look after my wellbeing which is why I am with them for the third time.”

Don Vawter, Sabi Sands 2017, Timbavati 2023, Tuli Block 2023 (with Alan & Penda Photo Tours), Maasai Mara 2019, 2022

“I just wanted to say thank you for hosting such a great trip – I have so many lovely memories and I am re-living them now as I sort out my photos. The migration crossing was something that I have always wanted to see so it was fantastic to have such a wonderful view.”

Linda Gould, Maasai Mara 2019 & 2022 and Tuli Block 2023 (with Alan & Penda Photo Tours)

“Thanks for a fantastic week! I learned lots, I saw the most beautiful and memorable sights the Mara has to offer and met new friends. Oh, and captured much of this on “film”. Thanks to you both, I appreciate a tour like this requires a lot of planning, logistics and that you’re always on call. It was great!”

“For me, an unforgettable and rewarding experience. Champion! Thanks and safe travels!”

David Callaghan, Maasai Mara 2019

“From the moment I booked the photography trip with Kaleel and Alan I was excited and thought this will be a ‘once in a lifetime adventure!’ The dreams I had going there made me so excited and they all became reality. Thinking back on this adventure brings back so many lovely memories and great sightings which enabled us to take wonderful images of the wildlife and the incredible landscapes and sundowners.”

“Every time when we went out we were rewarded with beautiful sightings, every day had its own big surprise.”

Martin van Herwaarden, Maasai Mara 2018