with Wildlife & Nature Photographer, Mark Fitzsimmons
with Tanzanian Safari Guide, Elia Mollel.
Photoking Safaris Pty Ltd (PKS) is an innovative and very unique safari company… Incorporated in Australia & alongside Elia Wildlife Experience Ltd in Tanzania, we hold all relevant permits, insurances and permissions to operate as a fully accredited Safari operator in East Africa. All of our safari’s operate on a minimum of two guests and are always private (i.e You’ll never share the safari vehicle with people you do not know)…. The company is owned & operated by professional wildlife photographer, Mark Fitzsimmons from Australia and the highly experienced Safari guide, Elia Mollel from Tanzania.
Although our origins are in photographic based safaris, we also very much look after couples, friends and families on traditional safaris too (where the emphasis is not necessarily always focused on photography). We are of course always happy to help you anyway though.
Our purpose built Land Cruiser vehicles are immaculately maintained, are fit for purpose and include large removable windows, pop-up roof, charging points for your gear, clean filtered water and an onboard fridge.
In order to provide complete driving/accomodation packages, we have also partnered with like minded professionally run safari camps and can cater for all budgets on a bronze to gold rated accomodation system. In fact, we handle everything after your arrival into the country.
Our main focus is the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. We also operate in other wilderness areas and can put together an incredible itinerary that will incorporate at least three different eco systems and varied safari locations. These include Tarangire & Lake Manyara National Parks, the Ngorongoro Crater, Amboseli (in neighbouring Kenya) plus the less visited but incredible Lake Natron, Selous and Ruaha Game Reserves. We operate all year round taking advantage of the various seasons and migration patterns of the wildlife.
While it’s great to be on Safari, we also believe it’s important for our guests to experience the rich culture of Tanzania too, therefore we can also organise visits to meet Masai tribes and even one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes in Africa, the Hadza located on the edge of the Serengeti plains and in the shadow of the Ngorongoro Crater.
On our website, you will find suggested itineraries for Tanzania (with costs) based on variety, budget and logistics however we are also happy to work with you to put together other unique and adventure based trips that combine epic 4WD experiences and short hops in light aircraft. For photographers, PKS can also put together incredible wildlife trips for you in neighbouring Kenya, Sri Lanka, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and even Svalbard way above the Arctic Circle on small expedition style ships. Of course, please feel free to email us with your inquiry or call us for a friendly chat.
And lastly before you dive into our website to start your dream safari trip with us, a quick word on philanthropy, Photoking Safaris donates at least 5% of our profits to community based projects in Tanzania. It’s the least we can do to a country and people that give us so much in return… With that, please read on… We very much look forward to not only meeting your expectations but exceeding them when we put together a truly unique itinerary for your next great wildlife adventure.