Wild Portraits Safaris

Wild Portraits Safaris

Travel Agency in Nairobi, Kenya

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About Wild Portraits Safaris

We explore with you as you discover the treasures of Africa
Wild portraits safaris is a locally owned company dedicated to provide Wildlife enthusiasts and photographers alike the best game viewing experience possible We spend up to ten hours with the game each day. This gives us the opportunity to see a large number of species and to follow the unfolding story of wildlife on the plains as it happens.

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50501, Nairobi, 100, Kenya

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Best safari trip ever!

Arne-Christian Van Der Tang - Zeist Netherlands

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Rated 5/5 on Sep 2023

We just came back from our second safari trip with James of Wild Portraits Safari. We had the greatest possible experience during our 9 day-trip from Amboseli (Kenya), to Tarangine, Ngorongoro, Serengeti (Tanzania) and then to the Mara in Kenya. The full trip was well organized and included so many highlights: beautiful sights, the landscapes, the wildlife, James' ability to find the quiet spots with magnificent viewing, great accommodations, breakfast in the Mara, horseback riding amongst buffalo, hyena and giraffes, and of course James' great company, his care for his guests and his drive to make the full experience perfect. We are already planning our next visit and will certainly travel with James again. I highly recommend his services to anyone looking for a fantastic vacation.

Fantastic Guide, Highly Recommend

Cannonflake - American Fork USA

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Rated 5/5 on Sep 2023

I have gone on two safaris with Wild Portraits and James M. He does an outstanding job of finding the game and getting his clients into perfect position for photos. The camps and vehicles are all wonderful, and his prices are very competitive. I hope to go with him again sometime soon!

Perfect guidance, exciting safari

Hans-Werner Jungmann - Hockenheim Germany

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Rated 5/5 on Sep 2023

Not only a perfect foto safari but also a deep impressing trip through an endearing landscape with an admirable wildlife.
I have to thank James Muchina for fulfilling one of my life dreams. He is a perfect guide, professional, empathic and with never ending patience. Our gamedrives started befor sunrise and ended after exciting hours late in the evening. James has a great knowledge of the animals, the nature and culture as well. I was impressed of his amazing respect for the wild life. This was the cause for intense moments close to wild animals in their natural habitat. Apart from this his photographic expertise provided unique motives. I left Kenia with beautiful pictures in my hart and a well filled memory card.
Thousand thanks from the bottom of my heart.

The Best Kenyan Safari

Amy Ridall - Houston USA

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Rated 5/5 on Sep 2023

I have been on multiple photography tours, both to Africa and other places, and let me just say that the photography tour that I just took with Wild Portraits Safaris (WPS) ranks up there with the best of the best. Everything about the trip was simply spot on perfect. From the very beginning communications, through a need for me to reschedule (my own fault, not theirs), through to the final minutes of the tour...everything was smooth, easy, well-communicated and perfectly executed. I went to Amboseli, Lake Naivashu, and the Mara. I was set up in great accommodations, with special consideration on making sure that we were able to get out into the field in the shortest amount of time. A few things that set WPS apart from other tours. First is the ability to personalize the tour to your interests. Unlike other safari tours with set schedules and specifically timed-itineraries, just let James, the owner/driver/ tour guide, know your interests and he'll continually plan and look out for opportunities and present options to you. For me, he knew I was interested in experiencing as much as possible, so he made sure that we had all day game drives while in the Mara. Second is the fact that James is an excellent photographer, himself. That means that he is constantly looking for the perfect lighting, angle, and composition to hep you get your best photos. Third, you cannot find any tour guide with as much passion for his job. This has led him to learn as much as possible about the land, the conservation efforts, the animals and how all of the factors integrate with each other. Each day wasn't just a photo tour: each day was an immersive learning experience. You definitely can't find a tour company that tries as hard as WPS to make sure that you get every ounce of opportunities in the short time that you are there. For instance, he added an impromptu visit to Nairobi National Park, because I had a lot of extra time before my outbound flight. And lastly, James is an extremely nice person. If you go on safari with WPS, you'll leave with tons of photos, memories, and a friend. I've already planned my next trip with WPS.

Best time of my life with those guys

Pictures Of M. - Germany

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Rated 5/5 on Sep 2023

If you are looking for a private guided tour, you can stop searching.here you will get the whole package of comfort,knowledge,service .
we were guests of James and his company . it was the second bigcat show safari for us with him. Also this time we had great experiences. James have a great deal of knowledge about the animal world and the nature. the guys did a perfect job on this trip. we're already looking forward to the next tour. Your friend and partner from Germany. Manuel K

A memory for life

Tina Eliasson - Sweden

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Rated 5/5 on Sep 2023

A Safari with Wild Portraits Safaris and James Muchina is an experience out of the ordinary, you will never forget it and you will always carry a longing to experience it again. James knowledge of and respect for the wild life is amazing. The wild animals always come first, we are only visitors in their home and James has a humility before nature that is genuine. I have been on several safaris with James and every time I´m struck by his knowledge, he is a true proffesional. I don´t know when I´m going again but I know that I will go on safari with James Muchina again.
Tina from Sweden

Safari x 2

Carol Kauffman - Lebanon USA

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Rated 5/5 on Sep 2023

I have had the privilege of going on two safaris with Wild Portraits Safaris, James Muchina as the guide. James is the best - very knowledeable and obviously loves to share his country and exemplifies respect for the wildlife in their natural habitat. Highly recommend!

Best of the Best

J. Eckrich - Cologne Germany

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Rated 5/5 on Sep 2023

James Muchina is an extraordinary tour guide providing an outstanding experience. Apart from his expertise regarding nature and culture his photographic expertise will provides unique motives and outstanding images!
I can fully recommend Wild Portrait Safaris to anyone interested in a phantastic Safari!

One of the Best Guides !

Simone Kirsch - Braunschweig Germany

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Rated 5/5 on Sep 2023

If you are looking for a perfectly organised photo trip in Kenya,then James Muchina of Wildportraits Safaris is the man for you! He is an exremely helpful and experienced wildlife guide with a great sense of photography. He will take you to the right spots and knows how to position the vehicle perfectly. He responds to all wishes and is incredible patient. A safe driver and very entertaining. He is happy to share his knowledge of Flora and Fauna and is an all-round pleasant person and companion during the trip.
Thank you James, and I Look forward to see you again!

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Pictures of M.

Rated 5/5, 2 months ago

we were guests of James . it was the second bigcat show safari for us with him. Also this time we had great experiences. James have a great deal of knowledge about the animal world and the nature. the guys did a perfect job on this trip. we're already looking forward to the next tour. Your friend and partner from Germany. Manuel K

Salomé Macouin

Rated 5/5, 7 months ago

Had the experience of a lifetime thanks to Wild Portraits Safaris! Their passionate guide took us on a wonderful 7-day safari in Masai Mara/Navaisha/Amboseli parks (could have stay longer!). From the start, the communication was smooth and quick, they discussed with us our wishes and improved the plan using their expertise by explaining us how to optimized the traveling time and hotels to enjoy most of our time doing game drives. All our hotels were strategically proposed to get quicker in the parks for sunrise game drives (the bests!) and stay longer until sunset. They are passionated about wildlife and will provide you great insights on animals, nature, culture all along the journey with a fantastic storytelling. They look up for the best spots & sceneries while always respecting animals and their own space, and ensure you don’t rush from one animal to another (unlike most others companies) but rather spend quality time to experience animals in their own habitat (hunting, playing time, mothering). Wild Portraits Safari only selects guides with a passion for photography that would bring with them their own professional camera to capture any moments and share pictures afterwards with you, definitely a major plus!! We highly recommend this fantastic human and nature experience thanks to friendly, relaxed, reliable, insightful staff. You can really feel like you are enjoying the experience with your guide, contributing to making the safari from great to exceptional!

Sarah Watson

Rated 5/5, 2 years ago

James at Wild Portraits Safaris gave us the experience of a lifetime!!! We got to see everything on our bucket list and more!! James is so smart and knowledgeable in all subjects and shares a wealth of knowledge while also being respectful of nature. His passion for wildlife photography makes for the best experience! I highly recommend this company!! It was incredible!!

Riklef Callsen

Rated 5/5, a month ago

I’ve joined James for 9 days in Kenia in May 2023 and it was amazing. James is excellent in every way. His knowledge about animals, nature and the country was brilliant and he could tell us everything we wanted to know (and more). I got my best pictures because of his photographic tips and skills to spot the animals. The cars is perfect for safaris, well equipped and in very good shape. For the rest after a long day on gamedrives we had very good camps. The tents were clean, very well equipped, the staff was very helpful and the food was great. All in all the safari was superb and perfect. I’m looking forward to meet James again for my next Safari in Kenia. Thanks a lot James!

margaux martin

Rated 5/5, a year ago

We spent 3 days in Maasai Mara National Park with James, and we had an incredible adventure. James is passionate and very knowledgeable; he always takes the time to explain and shares his knowledge about the wildlife. None of our questions were left without answers. Patient, James also provided us advises and tips for the rest of our adventure in Kenya. We highly recommend James and Wild Portrait Safaris!

Arne Saupstad

Rated 5/5, 11 months ago

Both James (and Gerald) Are outstanding when it comes to personality, knowledge to animals and birds and afrikanske nature and finding the optimal photoshots, but also creating the best mix of national parks which make the the whole Safari a memory for life

Carol Kauffman

Rated 5/5, 2 years ago

Have experienced two excellent safaris. - well planned!! James is an excellent guide with a broad range of knowledge about the culture, country and wildlife. Couldn't have asked for a better time than what we had. The Wildabeest migration viewing was phenomenal! Thank you!

Gren Sowerby

Rated 5/5, a year ago

Excellent safari guide, comes highly recommended. Have used James twice now and have come away with some amazing photos thanks to his knowledge of the locations and knowing so much about the wildlife in their habitat. Will certainly use him again. I have done both Amboseli and Ol Pajeta with him.

Giuliana Heger

Rated 5/5, a year ago

Once in a lifetime experience with the best guide we could have imagined. James really went above and beyond to make this safari unforgettable. The trip he planned and the camps he suggested were just perfect. His knowledge about animals is just incredible and compared to other guides we saw, he was so respectful with the animals, making sure to not disturb them in their natural habitat. You can really see that this is not just a job for him but really his passion which made all the difference.+ he takes amazing photos. We highly recommend!

Jonas Eckrich

Rated 5/5, 2 years ago

It doesn't get any better than this We had the joy of experiencing James Muchinas excellent guidance on a trip to East Africa in 2017. When revissiting Kenya in 2019 he was our immediate choice considering his expertise in both wildlife and photography. Beeing a skilled photographer himself he just knows how to get "the shot" when on Safari. Furthermore he is a genuine nice person, fun to be around and will make any wishes possible to allow for a truely unique safari experience. We have visited Africa many times in the last ten years but wildportraitsafaris has offered us a truely outstanding experience just by combining the knowlelde of history, wildlife, geography with the patience, foresight and experience needed for wildlife photography. The Landcruiser used in our trip offeres both space and vivibility as well as photography epuipment like docking stations, beanbags etc. If you are an professional, semi-professional or enthisiast I truely believe this company is an outstanding option for you.

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