Wildlife Photography

Have you dreamed of taking the ultimate wildlife photography safari trip to photograph some of Kenya’s most beautiful wildlife? But which are the best Kenya photo safari destinations? This article discusses the best places for wildlife photography safari experience in Kenya. These are surreal African safari destinations that will take you and your camera through what is best described as the Holy Grail of photographic safaris in Africa.

Lake Nakuru National Park.

Mix that flamingo pink with a light baby blue and get the Lake Nakuru at the floors of the Great Rift Valley, There are over 56 different mammal species to photograph, some  of which include waterbucks, impalas, warthogs, giraffes, white rhinos, the highly endangered black rhino, and buffaloes. The nearby Lake Nakuru is a definite attraction largely for its popular flamingo filled waters. Also to see are the great Makalia falls, known to draw in thousands of the 450 bird species in the park. To help with that perfect shot are the lion hill, baboon cliff and out of Africa viewpoints


Lewa sits at the Northern slopes of Mount Kenya a ridiculously gorgeous landscape coupled with a great wildlife variety is what makes this conservancy such a great Kenya photo safari destination. And there from above it, lies Samburu reserve, Mount Lolokwe and the great Ewaso Nyiro River. The Grevy’s Zebra population is the highest there is in the world while the highly endangered black Rhino population in the conservancy is the highest in East Africa. Other animals in the park include the big five, Cheetahs, Elephants and the Oryx.


The scenery is bananas and the ambiance of the park’s way of reminding us why she is more than just rock. Your fingers will go numb at the camera flicking, for there’s not an inch of the 68.25km squares you will not want to capture. With the scenery comes a soaring cliff, water emptied gorges, rock towers, scrubbed volcanoes, and geothermal streams. To top it off is a wide array of wildlife, which includes the hartebeest, buffalo, baboon, zebra, Thompson gazelles and over a hundred bird species.

Amboseli National Reserve

The view from Mount Kilimanjaro is effortless, with the park offering Africa’s highest-peaking mountain in angels any photographer would kill for. Not one of the boring, the park makes sure to keep your photo safari in Kenya as interesting as possible by entertaining you to its fire incredibly different habitats. To make sure your Kenya wildlife photos are wholesome is the park’s observational hill. The hill overlooking the swamp gives you a bird’s eye view of the park, giving you a go at those prize-worthy shots.

Ol pejeta

The Ol Pejeta is a wildlife conservancy cushioned between the slopes of the Mount Kenya and those of the Aberdares. The conservancy’s beauty is boundless, its wildlife-to-area ratio beating that of any park or reserve in the country. A photo safari here gives you the chance to take home pictures of the only two remaining northern white Rhinos in the world. Also to see are the highly endangered southern white Rhinos and close to 80 white Rhinos.

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    (2) Comments

    1. Adelle Bobbett

      Today, I went to the beach front with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!

      1. peter

        Sorry for the experience I hope this will not happen again.

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