African Wildlife Photography Safaris

Join me for a bespoke wildlife photography safari in Kenya’s Maasai Mara Conservancies, the private reserves of South Africa’s Greater Kruger, Botswana’s Tuli Block or in Southern Tanzania.

Unlike a normal ‘tourist’ safari, these safaris are designed to meet the needs of photographers with an emphasis on improving your photographic and fieldcraft knowledge in stunning wildlife habitats.

We work in private reserves and conservancies with experienced and qualified guides and trackers where we can responsibly off-road and benefit from high density wildlife and low tourist numbers.

Leopard © Alan Hewitt Photography

A beautiful leopard climbing down from her tree top vantage point in the Mara Triangle.

Experience counts! Number of African photography safaris led by Alan to date…

19

Elephant Kenya Maasai Mara Alan hewitt Photography

Maasai Mara
Great Migration

Cheetah Tanzania Alan Hewitt Photography

Southern Tanzania

Leopard South Africa Alan Hewitt Photography

South Africa
Timbavati

Lion Botswana Alan Hewitt Photography

Botswana
Tuli Block

Giraffe © Alan Hewitt Photography

Private Bespoke
Safaris

Focus on… Wild at Mattikoko – The Great Migration

Based at the fantastic Mattikoko Safari Camp in the Lemek Conservancy of the Maasai Mara. From this friendly, family run camp, we have access to Lemek, Ol Chorro and Enonkishu Conservancies. The Conservancies are known for high density wildlife and low density tourist numbers where responsible off-roading is also permitted.

Mattikoko Safari Camp nestles in the heart of the savannah, where elephants and lions wander past. A wonderful, family run camp run by our good friend Moses Nampaso and staffed by very friendly and experienced people whose goal is to work with us to give you a fantastic safari experience. The camp has electricity, hot showers, comfortable beds and full flushing toilets.

All the Big Five – lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo and rhino are here. Plus countless other species such as cheetahs, giraffes, gazelles, crocodiles, wildebeest, zebra, kingfishers, storks and vultures. The list is endless!

We contribute to local conservation and communities with approximately £800 per person going directly to the wildlife conservancy areas, plus the Mara Predator Project and Ol Chorro Rhino Sanctuary.

✅ Full board | ✅ Internal Kenya flights | ✅ Extra baggage allowances | ✅ All Conservancy fees, road transfers and landing fees | ✅ And more…

26th August – 2nd, 6th or 9th September 2024, (7, 11 or 15 nights): Booking Now!
2nd September – 9th September 2024 (7 Nights): Booking Now!

African Photography Safaris

This trip is run by Alan Hewitt and Kaleel Zibe of African Photography Safaris. For more detailed information and booking, please visit:

www.africanphotographysafaris.com

Elephant Maasai Mara Wildlife Photography © Alan Hewitt Photography

Elephant in the Maasai Mara Lemek Conservancy close to Mattikoko

Lion and Topi Maasai Mara Wildlife Photography © Alan Hewitt Photography

One of the Lemek pride males strolling across the savannah passing a nervous herd of Topi.

Tanzania – Nyerere, Rufji River, Ruaha and Mikumi

Based at three seperate locations in southern Tanzania where the southern and eastern eco-systems of Sub-Saharan Africa converge hosting an extraordinary variety of birds and mammals.

Nyere boasts 500 species of birds and the Rufji River supports populations of hippos, crocodiles and half of Tanzania’s elephant population and the highest density of African wild dogs in Africa.

Ruaha is home to the largest numbers of lions in Tanzania containing one tenth of the world’s population. Other predators include spotted and striped hyena, cheetah, leopard and wild dogs.

Mikumi boasts a huge number of prey animals and predators with good sightings of some of the more unusual nocturnal species such as porcupines, genet and civit.

Together, all of these locations are home to an incredible number of mammals and birds with stunning views of varied African topography.

✅ Full board | ✅ Internal Tanzania flights & transfers | ✅ All reserve fees | ✅ And more…

October 2nd -13th 2024: Booking Now!

Alan Hewitt and Penda Photo Tours

This trip is run by Penda Photo Tours. For more detailed information and booking, please visit:

www.pendaphototours.com

Elephant Maasai Mara Wildlife Photography © Alan Hewitt Photography

Cheetah, my favourite of all of the mammals to photograph.

South Africa Timbavati

Based in South Africa’s Timbavati, one of the private reserves of the Greater Kruger area. With a lodge in the heart of the reserve we’ll be surrounded by the African ‘Big-Five’ (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), plus a lot more including wonderful birdlife.

Timbavati’s wildlife is well known to be exceptionally relaxed around safari vehicles so we can expect to photograph the big-five with ease. In 2022, we managed it in just one day!

In 2023 and 2024 we have two seperate accommodation lodges planned for this safari and for both, it can be booked and combined with the Botswana Tuli Block trip.

✅ Full board | ✅ Airport transfers | ✅ All reserve fees | ✅ And more…

August 8th – 14th 2024: Booking Now!

Alan Hewitt and Penda Photo Tours

This trip is run by Penda Photo Tours. For more detailed information and booking, please visit:

www.pendaphototours.com

Elephant Maasai Mara Wildlife Photography © Alan Hewitt Photography

Leopard and prey. Leopards doing what leopards do!

Botswana Tuli Block

Botswana’s Tuli Block is known for it’s stunning rocky landscapes, big cats and elpehant herds, a vast array of birds and crystal clear night skies. Lonely Planet described it as “Botswana’s best kept secret”.

With hippos, hyenas, wild dogs and cheetahs to add to the mix, a nearby hyena den, plus Meyer’s Parrot, African Scops Owl, Meve’s Starling, Southern Black Tit, Little Sparrowhawks and Verreaux Eagles, its another incredible photographer’s destination.

Accommodation is in two-bed safari tents, fully serviced with hot running water, showers and toilets. The beautiful open dining area is complete with a fire pit and a splashpool close by.

This trip can be booked and combined with the South Africa Timbavati trip.

✅ Full board | ✅ Airport transfers | ✅ All reserve fees | ✅ And more…

August 1st – August 7th: Booking Now!

August 15th – 21st 2024: Booking Now!

Alan Hewitt and Penda Photo Tours

This trip is run by Penda Photo Tours. For more detailed information and booking, please visit:

www.pendaphototours.com

Lion © Alan Hewitt Photography

Back lit male lion at sunrise.

Private Bespoke Wildlife Photography Safaris

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

African Photography Safaris

These trips are run by Alan Hewitt and Kaleel Zibe of African Photography Safaris. For more detailed information and booking, please visit:

www.africanphotographysafaris.com

Elephant Maasai Mara Wildlife Photography © Alan Hewitt Photography

Zebra, Sabi Sands. They always make a good black & white!

Topi © Alan Hewitt Photography

Boston’s Topi. If you want to know why it’s called Boston’s Topi, you’ll have to come to Africa with me to find out!