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Accompany an expert on an incredible wildlife photography safari

Accompany an expert on an incredible wildlife photography safari

In February 2020, our Kenya photographic safari follows one of the most well-known wildlife photographers through the Masai Mara in search of iconic and lesser known African wildlife.

Big Cat and photography expert Steve Winter will lead the trip. Accompanying you will be a small group of fellow photography enthusiasts and Steve will be on hand throughout, giving his expert advice and enabling you to hone your photography skills.

The safari is based at the incredible Rekero, right in the heart of the Masai Mara and the camp and its facilities have been exclusively reserved for these two trips. Rekero is known for its up close encounters and is a favourite with many of us here at Natural World Safaris because access to the African wildlife is second to none, giving you ample photographic opportunities.

Steve Winter

Specialist Leader - Steve Winter

Wildlife photographer and big cat specialist Steve Winter has been a photographer for National Geographic for over two decades and has been named BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and BBC Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year. He has slept in a tent for six months in -40˚C temperatures while tracking snow leopards and visited remote villages where residents have never seen a camera before. He now gives lectures across the world on wildlife photography and conservation and has appeared on CBS Nightly News, BBC, CNN and other media outlets.

Steve led his first expedition with NWS in 2018, an 8-day journey in search of the jaguar in the Brazilian Pantanal, the world’s largest wetland. Our clients were blessed with a great number of sightings and had nothing but praise for their photographic guide. He led his second trip with NWS this summer, this time to the Arctic in search of the mighty polar bear. 

Steve’s expertise in capturing big cats on camera will prove invaluable during your time in the Masai Mara. The lions, leopards and cheetahs that roam the plains may be no stranger to the world’s cameras, but with Steve by your side, you may well return from Kenya with a photographic legacy that sets you apart from the crowd. Whether you’re after feline photographs or shots of a different species, Steve will help you to translate the beauty of the Masai Mara into images you’ll treasure forever.

Steve will be hosting the week of February 7th - 15th 2020, offering hands-on mentoring and workshops throughout.

Elephants in the Masai Mara | © Rekero Camp, Kenya

About Rekero Camp, Masai Mara

Rekero Camp is a seasonal camp set up between the months of June and March in the Masai Mara. During this time it serves as a base for some certifiably first-class game viewing, with the annual zebra and wildebeest migration passing through the area and iconic species like the hippo, cheetah and giraffe – not to mention the Big Five – seen on the surrounding savannah. It was at Rekero that Jackson Looseyia, famed Maasai guide and star of the BBC series Big Cat Diary, first cut his teeth; today the camp continues its tradition of guiding excellence while providing impeccable service and an array of safari activities for all ages.

Located in the heart of the Masai Mara, Rekero is ideally placed for those wishing to experience the stunning diversity of this wildlife haven.


Experience this intimate and comfortable riverside safari camp, enfolded by the surrounding African wilderness. Hippos grunt in the pools below, the smell of wild sage drifts through the air and herds of wildebeest can often be seen crossing the Talek River from the main deck. This blissful location means that fantastic game-viewing can continue even when relaxing in camp, but the true safari experience can only be enjoyed on that most quintessential of safari activities: the game drive.

Rekero’s friendly and highly skilled camp crew have worked together for many years; together with their internationally recognised guiding team, they do their utmost to maximise your chances of intimate wildlife encounters on the African savannah. As a result, the camp is a favourite among Disney and BBC film crews who operate in the Mara.

In Kenya, the very best time for rewarding game-viewing is in the cooler early mornings and late afternoons, when the animals are at their most active. The general pace of life in Rekero Camp is focused on giving you the very best possible game-viewing experience. The safari vehicles you’ll become acquainted with during your game drives are special adapted Toyota Land Cruisers, either fully open-sided or equipped with roof hatches that allow guests to stand and get a better view of the wildlife.

African leopard, Kenya | © Rekero Camp

Your Next Steps

Download our Kenya photographic travel guide, or talk to one of our specialists for more details on travelling to Alaska. Please note we recommend a budget of  from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.