Kenya is one of the great photographer’s destinations. The great diversity of landscapes, people, wildlife and history make for unparalleled photo opportunities. For the dedicated photographer, a trip to Kenya is the chance of a lifetime. Come fully prepared and equipped to take full advantage of the ideal photographic environment.
A good DSLR Camera with interchangeable lenses is highly recommended. Bring a long lens for wildlife photography, while a 35mm-70mm lens is a good general lens for landscapes. For bright conditions a UV filter may be helpful. Those with an interest in flowers or insect life may wish to pack a macro.
Some safari companies provide rooftop camera mounts or bean bag camera rests.
Bring a good solid camera and kit bag to cope with travel and handling. A lens cleaning cloth and a blower brush will be necessary to cope with dust.
Don’t forget your batteries and adaptors for their rechargers (the electricity supply is 220 Volt, 50 Hz with a square pin 13 amp plug). Most hotels have charging facilities.
A good pair of binoculars is also very important both for everyday game viewing and for scoping good photo opportunities. Birders may wish to bring a spotter scope and tripod.