A Helping Hand
Wildlife Photography Africa is not a travel agency.
We are wildlife photographers and travel professionals who have been fortunate enough to indulge their passion for the African continent for more than 40 years.
In that time we’ve visited well known regions as well as many that are far less travelled and some that are truly remote; all of them a part of the amazing continent that is Africa.
Africa is a continent that can both delight and frustrate travellers; a place where poor planning can spoil what could otherwise be a fantastic trip.
We have many years experience of organising safaris, not just for ourselves but for a wide variety travellers and photographers who want to make their experience as special and trouble-free as possible and we can help take some of the stress out of your safari planning.
Whether your interests are animals, birds or simply stunning locations we can help you find the best place to see and photograph them.
The places we recommend are almost exclusively places we’ve stayed ourselves and are staffed by people in whom we have complete confidence.
As already stated, we are not a travel agency, so we do not make bookings for you; we give advice based on our extensive experience and put you in touch with those ‘in country’ who can bring your safari plans to reality.
It was while working as a freelance photographer in London that Africa imposed itself on Martin’s life. Bored with the routine of photographing shows and exhibitions he decided that Africa was the place to find new photographic challenges, so in 1980 he set off on a journey from London to Nairobi. That journey ended up lasting about five months and took him across the Sahara and West Africa, before crossing through what is now South Sudan to enter Kenya.
It was the beginning of a love affair that remains just as strong today.
Arriving in Nairobi he found that there was more call for his expedition leading skills than his photography and he quickly found work as a safari guide. He also spent some time managing a small camp on the shores of Lake Turkana.
Surrounded by so much that was spectacular it is hardly surprising that he kept his cameras close to hand and he was soon supplying photographs to companies in the UK and USA for their magazines and brochures.
From Kenya he moved to Egypt where he set up a tour operation that went on to become a world leader in small group adventure travel to the region. He returned to the UK and, in 1991, co-founded The Imaginative Traveller.
The Imaginative Traveller was a pioneer of low impact experiential travel offering experiential small group journeys in more than 60 destinations worldwide.
But Africa kept calling.
After leaving The Imaginative Traveller in 2007 and deciding it was time to focus on his two passions, Africa and photography, Martin set up Wildlife Photography Africa.
In its early days Wildlife Photography Africa ran workshops aimed at helping people to improve their photography skills and take control of their cameras.
Since then Martin’s wealth of experience has helped photographers from around the world to fulfil their dream of photographing Africa and its wildlife.
Martin is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Rena’s love of travel began many years ago (we’re not allowed to say exactly how many) when she left Germany to explore Australia. Returning to Europe her background in hotel management and finance helped her secure a job with a leading adventure travel company.
Hooked on Africa since her first Kenya safari in 1986, Rena co-founded The Imaginative Traveller and where she worked as Marketing Director; playing a major role in establishing the company as one of the world’s leading small group adventure operators.
Rena left The Imaginative Traveller in 2007 to work as a freelance marketing consultant in the travel industry.
She brought her marketing expertise to Wildlife Photography Africa in 2012.
One of the key attributes of our success has been the importance we place on long term relationships with partners in the various destinations and it is the strength of these relationships that give us the confidence of knowing that, whatever happens, you will be in safe hands.
The drivers and guides, the staff at the camps and lodges we recommend; indeed all our partners on the ground in Africa, have proved time after time just how good they are and we are sure you’ll be as impressed with them as we are.
We do not advertise.
People come to us as a result of recommendations made by past clients.
We very much appreciate the fact that those who find us online have clearly taken the time and effort to search beyond the paid listings.