Sokomoto Photographic Safaris offers small specialized instructional photo tours to some of the world's best locations. Our photo safaris are an astonishing opportunity to photograph some of our planets most exceptional wildlife locations. With only two to three participants in each vehicle, a skillful leader well experienced in safaris who fully understand the needs of photographers and excellent accommodations, our photo safari is a rewarding and memorable photographic adventure. Hosted and guided by Kenyan born and raised, renowned nature photographer, film maker and professional safari guide Teeku Patel.
Destinations for 2019/20 include:
Calving Season - Tanzania Feb - March 2020
Teeku Patel, takes you on a journey through northern Tanzania - Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti. The scenery is spectacular at the start of the green season. Annually thousands of Wildebeest and Burchell’s Zebra migrate en mass north from the Seregeti into Kenya’s Masai Mara as they follow the rains.The return leg of the journey brings the large herds along the eastern boundary of the Masai Mara and into the Serengeti, where they give birth to half a million young animals. The calving season makes for incredible photo safaris, as the herds begin to disperse and the pace of the migration slows down, allowing you to capture the sense of serenity and rejuvination that the Serengeti National Park has to offer during this period. The wildlife viewing at this time of year is simply awesome.
Great Apes - Uganda
May / November 2020
Journey to the Great Apes of Africa. Primeval forest home to gorillas, monkeys, chimpanzees and birds. Led by outstanding local guides together with your host Teeku Patel and staying at unigue and intimate eco-luxury lodges near the gorilla and chimpanzee forests of Western Uganda. Your Uganda photo safari will explore these diverse and truly unique ecosystems and the surrounding cultures, creating a distinctive and memorable safari. Regions covered are World Heritage Site of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Kyambura Gorge, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda.
Tigers - India
Mar - April 2020
Experience the heart of the wild in the jungles of Central India hosted by Teeku Patel. Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh and Kanha Tiger Reserves offer sum of the best opportunities to photograph wild Tigers. These regions have one of the highest density of Tigers in the world. Over 300 species of bird and mammals such as Sloth bear, Jungle Cat, Wild Dog, Cheetal, Sambhar and Nilgai. Photograph these and many more against the backdrop of spectacular Sal and Bamboo forests, rolling grasslands and meandering streams. Experience a truly authentic Indian wildlife experience going hand in hand with responsible tourism and wildlife conservation.
The Great Migration - Kenya
June - Oct 2020
The Masai Mara – the greatest wildlife location of all of Africa. Over a million Wildebeest and Burchell's Zebra mass as they follows the rains north across the Mara River. The region is one of the best locations for predators – lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas and crocodiles. Not only focusing on the predators and their prey, birds are also a big part of the Mara eco-system – eagles, hawks, vultures and rollers to name a few. Host and guide Teeku Patel focuses this incredible photo safari around the time of the traditional great migration of wildebeests and zebras crossing the Mara River from the Serengenti.