Here’s your chance to fulfill your wildest African dreams. Every photographer wants to go to Africa, with good reason. The abundance of wildlife and numbers of species are found nowhere else in the world. Kenya and Tanzania are well known for their amazing national parks. On this safari we will visit 5 different parks, all with something unique to offer.

This trip will be co-lead by myself and Sue Cedarholm. This will be Sue’s seventh year planning and guiding this trip.

I will be offering instruction all day, every day. I’ll be in the field with you on game drives, rotating through the vehicles spending time with everyone, providing instruction on anything you need. We’ll talk about fundamentals, exposure, sharpness, gear selection, anticipation of moments, light, background, advanced techniques, and anything else that you want help with. I’ll also be helping with daily image selection and editing when we get back to our computers. Basically, I’ll be there to help you get better each day, and to make sure we all come home with some spectacular images. Oh, and we are going to work hard to make sure that everyone has an absolute blast, this is going to be fun!


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We will maximize our time with the wildlife and landscapes. Rising early to catch the sunrise and ending our day with the sunset. We will get you in the right place at the right time with our professional driver / guides. During the heat of the day we will usually spend time back at our lodge, a perfect time to download your images or rest.

Limited to 10 Guests

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On this safari we will have just 3 people per vehicle. Therefore, you will have plenty of room for your camera gear. With access to windows on both sides of the vehicle and a pop-up top you will never miss a shot.

Price $16795 (tbd)

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1 night Nairobi

3 nights Amboseli National Park, Kenya

3 nights Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

3 nights Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

3 nights Ndutu Conservation Area, Tanzania

3 nights Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Click below for more information, including a detailed trip itinerary:

(This link will take you to Sue’s website)


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Steve Mattheis

Steve Mattheis is a professional nature photographer based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Being born and raised in such a magical place, Steve has always appreciated and enjoyed spending time exploring and recreating in nature. After successful previous careers as both a mechanical engineer and a restauranteur, Steve is now living passionately as a nature photographer and educator. He leads private photography workshops in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks where he spends quality one-on-one time with clients. He is a skilled instructor in all aspects of digital nature photography including equipment setup, artistic considerations and creativity, image editing, fieldcraft, and videography. 

Photographs taken by Steve have been displayed in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History as part of the Nature’s Best Photography exhibition, an honor he is particularly proud of. Steve won the Grand Prize in the Audubon Photography Awards in 2018 and won the Professional Division in 2017. He recently announced the release of his first book, culminating over five years of field work and image-making. Phantom of the North is a photobook featuring the enigmatic Great Gray Owl (Steve’s favorite photo subject).

Steve excels at his craft and is eager to teach other passionate photographers using a practical, laid-back style that simplifies complicated subjects.

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Sue Cedarholm

A native of the Rocky Mountain West, Sue Ewald Cedarholm grew up with the vaulting summits of Colorado’s 14ers filling her imagination and the lure of mountain wilderness lying beneath them serving as a constant well-spring, firing her life-long pursuit of adventure and personal exploration.

Trained as a visual artist, Cedarholm has lived in Jackson Hole for over a quarter century and gained recognition as a nature photographer, painter and designer of wearable, nature-related art attire. She has used the Tetons as her basecamp for travel to far-flung corners of the globe.  For over 17 years Cedarholm has been field assistant with her mentor, Thomas D. Mangelsen, and co-leader and organizer of numerous photographic expeditions. Cedarholm has guided clients on trips to the Arctic and coastal Alaska in search of caribou and grizzly bears. She has spied penguin and elephant seal colonies in the South Atlantic Ocean on South Georgia Island and Antarctica.  And she has greeted many sunrises at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as in the Serengeti, witnessing migrations of elephant, Cape Buffalo, wildebeest and the parade of iconic African predators trailing them, including lion and leopard. Hiking through the wilds of the Torres del Paine in search of puma and floating the Cuiaba River in the Pantanal for the elusive jaguar are also on the list of exotic locales where Cedarholm has shared her love of wilderness with others.

*All Africa images this page copyright Sue Cedarholm