Photography


There is no shortage of the more usual film throughout Kenya, although it can be expensive in some places. Visitors are advised to bring plenty of supplies, especially where specialist film is concerned. Please note that one may only get out of the vehicle at designated points during the game drives. However, all safari vehicles are fitted with roof hatches for unobstructed viewing of wildlife and scenery. Sand or bean bags are recommended for use as camera rests. To get good shots of wildlife, a telephoto or zoom lens is recommended. Consider bringing a back-up camera in case your camera fails on the trip. Extra batteries are essential. Lens paper and a brush are also highly recommended due to the omnipresent dust on safari. When you are not shooting, keep your camera in a dust-proof case to protect it from dust.

Photographic supplies may be found in the hotel gift shops during the safari; however the selection is limited and often sold at an elevated price. Taking photographs at airports, near police or military installations, of policemen, the President or government ministers and/or their respective entourages, the national flag, the State House, state lodges, soldiers, prisons and prisoners etc., is prohibited.

Out of respect for the local communities, please seek your guideā€™s advice before taking any photos of people. In particular, Masai people have particular concerns about photography. They know that professional photographers have profited from selling their images, and they will often ask for money in exchange for you taking their picture. Try to set a clear understanding before photographing people, even from a distance.