January 11-23, 2025 | Location: Nairobi, Kenya

A wildlife photographer's dream locale

Kenya is one of the best places on earth to see wildlife, and a trip into its vast savannah, and towering rainforest amongst thousands of animals is an experience unlike anything else. We designed our itinerary to explore the diverse ecosystems and animal species Kenya has to offer. Expect to see lions, cheetahs, leopards, zebra, giraffe, hippo, elephants, gazelle, monkeys, rhinos, hyenas, ostriches, and more!

A Premier Destination for Wildlife Photography

This all-inclusive workshop is designed for you to see many aspects of this stunning country and make the most of the trip! Starting in Nairobi we will explore the highlands in Aberdare National Park. From there we will head to Ol Pejeta Reserve to see the white rhinos, then north to Lake Nakuru to search for groups of tree climbing lions, and west into the Kakamega Forest. Finally, we will head to Lake Victoria and into the Masai Mara, the epitome of African wildlife safaris.



Due upon registration
  • of total tuition
Ian (3) - 4

Double Occupancy

Full Tuition
  • Due 120 days before the workshop begins

Bundle Discount

Discount available if paired with the Uganda Workshop
  • Due 120 days before the workshop begins

Deposit due upon registration. Full tuition is due 120 days before the workshop begins.

Topics We Will Cover

Wildlife Photography
Travel Photography
conservation Storytelling
landscape photography


  • Like any African safari, our trip will entail many hours in the car driving between locations and out looking for animals. Our landrovers are perfect for such a journey and include large and comfortable seating in addition to a pop-up roof for watching animals.
  • Expect a variety of temperatures ranging from cool mornings and hot afternoons.
  • Our safari lodges are charismatic and hand-picked to provide memorable accommodations on this once-in-a-lifetime trip.
  • Spouse and companion discounts are available for this workshop! These discounts are for non-photographers who want to share in this amazing experience with you. Please contact us for more information.

packed with adventure

We will begin in Nairobi where we will drive to Aberdare National Park, a stunning cloud forest known for its abundant elephant populations and rare black leopards.  

After searching for wildlife and trekking through the spectacular highland landscape, we will continue to the Ol Pejeta Reserve beneath the towering slopes of Mount Kenya. Internationally recognized for its rhino conservation efforts (home to the only living northern white rhinos on the planet), Ol Pejeta is home to lions, cheetahs, giraffes, elephants, wild dogs, and more. 

From Ol Pejeta, our journey will take us north to Lake Nakuru to search for groups of tree climbing lions, and west into the Kakamega Forest, Kenya’s only remnant of a vast rainforest that once stretched across the entire continent. 

Finally, we venture south along the shores of Lake Victoria and into the Masai Mara, the epitome of African wildlife safaris. By pairing luxurious safari lodges with some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in Kenya, we are excited to invite you on this exceptional journey!

Click HERE to download the itinerary!

Past Student Work

Meet Your Instructors

Workshop Faculty / International Travel Provider

Ian Segebarth

Owner / Director

Chris Steppig

Workshop Faculty / International Travel Provider

Ian Segebarth

The founder and owner of Rainshadow Expeditions, Ian has spent the past decade traveling and guiding in over 40 countries, covering every continent. He has a background in conservation biology and environmental science, which has fueled his passion for nature and exploration. Ian is a highly experienced scuba instructor and technical cave diver, and has completed thousands of dives all over the world, including the Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, Antarctica, and the Caribbean. He is also a contributing photographer for National Geographic Magazine, and his film work has appeared on Discovery Channel and BBC. In addition to guiding, Ian still has ongoing research and exploration in numerous locations around the world, and he will be happy to share his expertise on these topics.

Owner / Director

Chris Steppig

Chris is the owner and director of Summit Workshops. Summit was his first job out of college and nearly 20 years later, this is home.  He is in charge of all workshop operations, scheduling, logistics, faculty, social media, marketing and sponsorship. Chris has a passion for conservation, travel, and education and the workshops are a dream platform to help others reach new heights as not only photographers but as people.

Chris is an affiliate of the International League of Conservation Photographers. The iLCP is a U.S. based non-profit whose mission is to further environmental and cultural conservation through ethical photography. This affiliation provides a tremendous opportunity to help deliver great content and also be an advisor on matters large and small.  He is also a professional advisor for Outdoor Photographer magazine.  Through collaboration and great communications with the editor of the magazine, there have been countless articles written by Summit Alumni in the magazine over the years.

Did we mention all-inclusive?

Costs included in tuition: 

  • Nairobi airport-hotel pick up/drop off shuttle
  • Transport in customized pop up top 4 x 4 Land Cruisers (3 rows of seats) with 4 passengers per vehicle
  • Services of experienced English speaking safari guides/drivers.
  • All accommodation in Kenya
  • Park entrance fees
  • All meals on safari
  • Bottled drinking water in safari vehicle
  • Government taxes and fees
  • Tips for guides, drivers, and hotel staff

Not included: 

  • Soft drinks and alcohol
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Single Room Supplement
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