Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park, often referred to as the “Safari Capital of the World,” presents a wealth of photography opportunities that are both accessible and diverse. The park’s unique location just outside Kenya’s capital city offers a striking contrast between the wilderness and urban landscapes, making for captivating compositions.

One of the standout features for photographers is the chance to capture some of the “Big Five” — lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffaloes — against the backdrop of Nairobi’s skyline. This surreal juxtaposition of wildlife and cityscape creates truly remarkable and iconic images. Due to the parks proximity to the city elephants are not kept there however, you can visit them a short drive away at the Sheldrick Animal Orphanage.

Spanning 117 square kilometers, the park offers exceptional wildlife viewing, with opportunities to spot species like rhinos and lions. It holds historical significance as well; before its official opening in 1946, Isak Dinesen, the author of “Out of Africa,” frequently explored this area on horseback amidst the wildlife.

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Additionally, the park is home to a variety of other wildlife, including giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, and an array of bird species. Photographers can take advantage of the park’s well-maintained network of roads and well-marked trails, making it easy to navigate and position themselves for the best shots. Sunrise and sunset hours offer fantastic lighting conditions for dramatic and atmospheric photographs.

Nairobi National Park is not only an excellent destination for seasoned photographers but also an ideal spot for beginners to practice wildlife photography in a convenient and safe setting. Whether you’re capturing the grandeur of a lion’s mane or the elegance of a giraffe’s stride.

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Got questions about our tours?


How long have you been in business for?

With over three decades of expertise in the safari and photography industry, we are uniquely positioned to offer you an unparalleled safari experience, ensuring the finest photography opportunities available.

Do I have to be a professional photographer?

Our tours are open to everyone. Irrespective of your interest level or camera gear we guarantee you will improve your skills and have fun.

How often are your tours available?

Due to the rainy season and wildlife proximity, our group tours are scheduled Sept-March, June-August. Outside of these times, we create custom tours to meet individual needs.

Can I bring my non-photographer family and friends?

Our tours are designed for everyone to enjoy the safari experience. If traveling with someone you will not only save on your combined tickets but if there are three or more of you in your group you also have a dedicated vehicle and driver all to yourself.

Is it safe on safari?

The safari business has had over 100 years to perfect rules and regulations.  Drivers and companies are insured and receive formal training covering topics like how close they can get to animals, driving off-road, etc. For guests, there are restrictions concerning venturing out of vehicles and camps. Mostly it’s just common sense.

I am traveling alone on my first safari, what tour do you recommend?

We have many single guests coming on our small group tour. It will allow you space to enjoy your trip but also the opportunity to meet like-minded travelers and experience a safe, amazing adventure.

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