Adventurous Travel for the Passionate Photographer

Where do you want to see the footprints of your life, when looking back through the moments you have captured?

An African safari is a large investment. Piper Mackay thoroughly understands this because she spent a decade, making multiple yearly trips, going back and forth from the US to the African continent before relocating to Nairobi, Kenya. She has spent thousands of hours photographing in the wildlife reserves and remote tribal areas, including driving herself, in her own Land Rover, to every corner of the renowned Maasai Mara, where she currently spends a lot of her time.

Specializing in creating the best photographic wildlife safaris and cultural tours, I put boots on the ground researching and investing time in each location offered in the below itineraries. I passionately strive to make sure you are able to maximize every photographic opportunity and have a more authentic African experience. You want to be confident of being in the right place at the right time, have qualified guides that understand your needs as a photographer, have freedom and flexibility that a small group ensures, and the experience of a lifetime.

Read about the experiences from past guest who have traveled with me in Africa. Testimonials 


Spirit-N-Light Spring workshop 2017

Spirit-n-Light

Horses and wranglers surrounded by majestic rolling hills

Immediately elevate your photography and ability to create compelling images. The Spirit-N-Light workshops are designed to teach photographers how to create stunning images, using dramatic natural lighting, an element that can be the difference between a mere snap shot and a great shot.

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Mar 9- Mar 12, 2017

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Wilds of Northern Namibia 2017

Exotic wildlife, Desert Elephants, Himba, and the San Bushman

April 1-15 2017

Northern Namibia is filled with extraordinary photographic opportunities, unique to the wilds of Namibia. Track the rare Desert Elephants, Camp in the heart of Himba land, safari though Etoshia and visit the San Bushman.

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Apr 1- Apr 15, 2017

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Turkana Festival and Wildlife Safari 2017

April 30-May 10, 2017

Africa is a tapestry of ancient cultures, exotic wildlife, and dramatic ecosystems, which are mesmerizing for the eyes, mind, and soul. This first-class photographic safari is built around one of the most breathtaking tribal festivals in the world, while also visiting three incredible wildlife reserves in Kenya; a perfect mix of exotic wildlife and tribes in Africa.

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Apr 30- May 10, 2017

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Dust-N-Light 2017

Dust-N-Light 2017

Horses and wranglers surrounded by majestic rolling hills in the dusty dramatic summer light

Immediately elevate your photography and ability to create compelling images. The Spirit-N-Light workshops are designed to teach photographers how to create stunning images, using dramatic natural lighting, an element that can be the difference between a mere snap shot and a great shot.

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Jul 26- Jul 30, 2017

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Mountain Gorilla Extension 2017

August 21-25, 2017

Extend your  Safari to have an unforgettable, close up encounter with the critically endangered Mountain Gorilla’s in Rwanda. Walking along these gentle giants is the most exhilarating wildlife experiences in the world!

Aug 21- Aug 25, 2017

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Great Migration Safari 2017

August 25-September 4, 2017

The Maasia Mara, during the migration, is arguably one of the greatest wildlife photography experiences on the planet. This safari takes the traditional migration photo safari to the next level by offering multiple locations in the Maasai Mara during the height of the migration; staying on both sides of the Mara River and directly in front of a main crossing point.

Only 1 spot open

Aug 25- Sep 4, 2017

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Botswana Premier 2017

October 2-13,2017

Botswana is one of the most sought-after premier wildlife photographic destinations in the world. This safari has been meticulously planned to cover three of the best wildlife locations, giving you the most diverse environments and the best variety of wildlife photographic opportunities in Botswana, including the Okavango Delta, Savuti, and the Chobe River.

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Oct 2- Oct 13, 2017

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Spirit-N-Light it up!

October 31- November 5, 2017

In this NEW powerful 5-day workshop we have taken the highly popular spirit-N-Light workshop and added a few days of teaching simple flash techniques. Understanding how to see, work with, and manipulate light is one of the most important elements in creating dynamic photographs that rise above the sea of snap shots flooding the internet.

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Incredible India Photo Tour 2018

January 22 – February 5, 2018

Lead by Piper Mackay, Jassi Oberai, and Shivang Mehta

Join us for an exotic, vibrant, adventure traveling the back roads of Rajasthan full of color, attending the Naguar cattle fair, a surreal and mystical experience in the majestic Thar Desert,  to visit the oldest city in India, Varanasi with an extension to to on a quest in search of the   Bengal tiger.  To create the best access and photographic opportunities,  I have teamed up with two incredibly talented Indian photographers, culture and wildlife; both are sponsored by canon.

Jan 22- Feb 5, 2018

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Botswana Exclusive, April 2018

Led by Wim van den Heever and Piper Mackay

Only 6 participants

Botswana is one of the most sought-after premier wildlife photographic destinations in the world and I have teamed up with one of the best wildlife photographers in South Africa to lead this safari.  Meticulously planned, this safari  covers three of the best wildlife locations, giving you the most diverse environments and the best variety of wildlife photographic opportunities in Botswana.

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Private Customized Photo Safaris

If you prefer a privately lead photo safari or a customized itinerary built specifically to your photographic goals, myself, along with a team of specialist will help you with all the details. We have a large network throughout East Africa, including Ethiopia. Choose when to go, where to go, what to photograph, what to experience, how long to go, who to go with, and how much to spend. If interested, send me an email

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Customized NON-Photographic Safaris

Do you dream about coming on an African Safari, a trip of a lifetime, with your friends and family, but your main goal is not all about photography? I have experience in wildlife, culture, and conservation in Africa and can help you create a unique African safari experience. If interested, send me an email.

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