Responsible tourism: Luxury photography safari in Kenya
Leave Nothing, Take only Pictures.
Before you even book with us you will notice that we operate on a paperless basis. Brochures, workshop material, gear recommendations, etc are all sent digitally for minimum environmental impact. The locations we choose have all banned hunting, which is why we exclude countries like South Africa and Botswana for our wildlife viewing.
Our camps use several eco friendly processes such as solar power, heat exchange systems, power out hours, etc to conserve resources. We use power converters in our vehicles to allow you to change batteries and run cameras while we travel in order to save on drawing non renewable energy.
We strongly believe in minimizing our footprint which is why we take only small groups and restrict our group tours to 6 guests. Our professional guides keep a safe distance to insure both you and the animals are happy, We also follow park rules carefully to keep the disruption to animals at a minimum. Our meals are cooked by professionally trained local staff with any excess food going to local villages. For your international travel we recommend operators such as KLM that have a robust carbon off set program.
These are just some of the features we use to protect the environment from before you travel with us to long after your tour is over.
Our support of the community starts in our office. One hundred percent of our staff are born locally, this includes our Director of photography who has also lived and worked in the UK and Canada. This statistic means that both safeguarding the environment and the local culture are of paramount importance to us.
You will find that the camps we stay at employ and train locally sourced staff. However we feel this is not enough and we encourage guests to join us in visiting a local village - Kimana Maasai Manyatta, to learn more about the culture and lifestyle of the masai people. This will also give you the opportunity to directly support a number of micro business initiatives.
To help the next generation succeed and flourish we support Kibo primary school by providing books, funds and a tree planting program.
Rest assured long after you have left us your contributions will continue to work.