A sunrise hot air balloon flight over the Masaai Mara: experience the unparalleled beauty of millions of animals from a birds eye perspective...
With some luck, we will witness "the crossing", the moment thousands of zebra and wildebeest take the plunge – literally - into the Mara River, hungry crocodiles in wait...
Off-road permits allow us to get as close as possible to the animals in their natural habitat. This will enable us to get the best angle and make use of the best light...
Accommodation in secluded 5 star luxury lodges and tented camps. Enjoy the sound of silence (and the roar of lions) and live in the beauty of millions of stars strewn across the night sky...
Feel like you’re living out the BBC's “Big Cat Diary” as we drive through the open plains, in search of the King of the Jungle...
All accommodation (based on twin-share rooms) from the day you arrive until the day you leave
4 nights in a remote 5 star tented safari camp in the middle of the Masaai Mara
4 nights in a remote 5 star luxury safari lodge in the heart of the Masaai Mara
All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks)
All drinks, both alcoholic (basic beers, wines and spirits) and non-alcoholic
Private local transportation, including 4x4, private plane and hot air balloon
Entry fees to all national parks, game reserves and conservation areas
Your private photo guide, with daily one-on-one photo reviews and education
The Krijn van der Giessen photography “Guide to Utimate Wildlife & Nature Photography"
International flights to and from Nairobi
Tips for local guides
Spending money for personal expenses
Premium wines, beers & spirits
Travel insurance (compulsory for all participants)
Photography equipment (you can make use of our loan equipment - first come, first serve)
We start where others stop:
The reasons why you should join one of our Photo Tours are endless. When you travel with us, you are guaranteed loads of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We focus fully on photography, and pride ourselves on the fact that we start where others stop.
We travel in small groups (8 people maximum, though smaller) of like-minded photographers. This ensures plenty of focus on you as an individual, and gives us the opportunity to ensure you’ll always have a window seat in our vehicles. We book small and exclusive accommodation which allows for uninterrupted views and plenty of candid photography opportunities.
We absolutely love great food and luxury accommodation, so our Photo Tours are filled with it! Your personal photographic guide Krijn doesn’t have the title of the best photo tour operator for nothing. Although he has over 15 years experience as a nature, wildlife and culture photographer, Krijn also has over a decade of international hospitality management under his belt.
For these reasons combined we go the extra mile to ensure we stay in unique lodges and serve up something delicious and, where possible, local. Picture seafood buffets on the beach, spit grills in the bush, home-made breads and some great bottles of wine and you’ll get an idea of the food we usually enjoy. We also cater to any dietary needs and requirements you may have.
We always travel with local and highly experienced guides and rangers. This not only ensures you will be treated to the finest and ‘off the beaten track’ locations, but it also gives us the opportunity to customise the experience for you.
Learn from Krijn's experience as travel photographer. In the past years he travelled through over 50 countries, in search of the perfect photos and exciting new locations for our photo tours.
At the end of each day, we will share our opinion about the photos taken that day. Professional advice is given to help you improve your skills, or just to help you get that second pair of eyes to encourage a different angle. How much advice you’d like to receive, as well as how in-depth you’d like to go is completely up to you.
Our tours are mainly focused on photography, but what is life without a bit of fun? It’s one of the most important reasons we
want you to travel with us! Together we will share our experiences around a bonfire, we’ll shoot star trails, engage in light painting, fly in open-door helicopters and, once the day is done, unwind with a hot beverage and a board game or two.
Sustainable & ethical:
Sustainable travel is key: wherever we go, we only leave our footprints. As much as possible, we try to offset carbon emissions
and work together with local specialists. Besides that, we believe in ethical travel: we never feed animals to lure them in our direction, but rather go to areas with naturally high animal populations.
All skill levels:
We love to travel with all levels of photographers, from beginners to experts. At the end of the day it is all about the overall experience, and not about how good your photography skills may be. We encourage the group to assist each other in attempting and experimenting with new techniques. Krijn will personally help you become a more confident photographer – building on your strengths and helping you improve your weak points.