Michael Fairchild Photography

Michael Fairchild leads small African safaris to the best game parks in Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, South Africa and Namibia.

"Safari is a Swahili word that simply means a journey. For me, a safari means so much more… it is a chance to renew my battered connection to nature.
Photography on safari is my attempt to capture the spirit of timeless Africa: an Africa that can be sensed, but never truly possessed."

"Africa has always had a powerful magnetic effect on me, perhaps because we all came from this continent back in some distant, primordial era. The Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania has yielded up the bones of our hominid ancestors, mute testimony to the fact that this region of lush woodlands and savannahs in East Africa was where our family tree first took root and flourished. From this African genesis, a web with thousands of meandering pathways may have evolved in all directions as our ancestors migrated to all corners of the Earth, leading us to where we live today... "

I love to share the excitement and wonder of safaris so I have produced two audio visuals about this fascinating corner of the world: Vanishing African Eden and The Okavango Delta, Oasis of Life. See the Education page for complete listings and descriptions.

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Leopard at Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
Leopard at Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

Zebras at Sunset Amboseli, Kenya
Zebras at Sunset Amboseli, Kenya

Sabuk Lodge Walking safari guide
Sabuk Lodge Walking safari guide

Teenage elephant dust bath, Amboseli
Teenage elephant dust bath, Amboseli

Teenager elephant male salute, Amboseli Park, Kenya
Teenager elephant male salute, Amboseli Park, Kenya

Masai Jump DancersMasai Jump Dancers
Masai Jump Dancers

Mara River sunrise and hot air balloon
Mara River sunrise and hot air balloon

Circular rainbow and shadow of airplane, Kenya
Circular rainbow and shadow of airplane, Kenya

Masai child playing tag with dust devil, Amboseli Kenya
Masai child playing tag with dust devil, Amboseli Kenya

Elephant mother sheltering her baby during wind storm, Samburu Game Reserve
Elephant mother sheltering her baby during wind storm, Samburu Game Reserve

Leopard at dusk, Samburu Gane Reserve, Kenya
Leopard at dusk, Samburu Gane Reserve, Kenya

Courting lion couple at rest, Masai Mara, Kenya
Courting lion couple at rest, Masai Mara, Kenya

Laikepia Plateau aerial , central highlands, Kenya
Laikepia Plateau aerial , central highlands, Kenya

Skipping rope, Engereri Village, Olololoo escarpment, Masai Mara
Skipping rope, Engereri Village, Olololoo escarpment, Masai Mara

Wildebeest  & Zebra river crossing, Mara River, Kenya
Wildebeest & Zebra river crossing, Mara River, Kenya

Wildebeest  & Zebra traffic jam, Masai Mara, Kenya
Wildebeest & Zebra traffic jam, Masai Mara, Kenya

Mara river Zebra crossing
Mara river Zebra crossing

Cape buffaloes heading for water, Masai Mara game Reserve
Cape buffaloes heading for water, Masai Mara game Reserve

Dung Beetle Tsavo, Kenya
Dung Beetle Tsavo, Kenya

Thirsty Elephants, Etosha Pan, Namibia
Thirsty Elephants, Etosha Pan, Namibia

Okavango Delta Swamp, Botswana
Okavango Delta Swamp, Botswana

Red Lechwe female, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Red Lechwe female, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Teenage elephant moonlight wrestling match, Amboseli park, Kenya
Teenage elephant moonlight wrestling match, Amboseli park, Kenya

Masai Herder at sunrise, Masai Mara Game Reserve
Masai Herder at sunrise, Masai Mara Game Reserve

Wildebeest migration, Serengeti Plains, Tanzania
Wildebeest migration, Serengeti Plains, Tanzani

Carmine Bee Eater, Chobe, Botswana
Carmine Bee Eater, Chobe, Botswana

Dust Devil, Amboseli Park, Kenya
Dust Devil, Amboseli Park, Kenya

Hot air balloon shadow, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
Hot air balloon shadow, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

Wildebeest river crossing panic, Masai Mara game Reserve, Kenya
Wildebeest river crossing panic, Masai Mara game Reserve, Kenya

Black-maned Lion yawn, Masai Mara Game Reserve
Black-maned Lion yawn, Masai Mara Game Reserve

Crowned Cranes, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Crowned Cranes, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Giraffes at sunset, Masai Mara Game Reserve
Giraffes at sunset, Masai Mara Game Reserve

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Impala on the run, Etosha Pan, Namibia
Impala on the run, Etosha Pan, Namibia

Gray-headed Kingfisher, Serengeti Plains, Tanzania
Gray-headed Kingfisher, Serengeti Plains, Tanzania

Elephant herd and Mt. Kilimanjaro, Kenya
Elephant herd and Mt. Kilimanjaro, Kenya

Kilimanjaro moonrise, Amboseli Park, Kenya
Kilimanjaro moonrise, Amboseli Park, Kenya

Serengeti road and rainbow, Tanzania
Serengeti road and rainbow, Tanzania

Zebra stampede, Etosha Pan, Nambia
Zebra stampede, Etosha Pan, Nambia

Leopard feasting on Kudu, Sabi Sabi Game Reserve, South Africa
Leopard feasting on Kudu, Sabi Sabi Game Reserve, South Africa

Unlikely partners, Lion and Black-backed Jackal, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
Unlikely partners, Lion and Black-backed Jackal, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

Lion chasing Hyena, Masai Mara, Kenya
Lion chasing Hyena, Masai Mara, Kenya

Lion courtship, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Lion courtship, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Grass fire, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Keny
Grass fire, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

Masai Mara sunset and Acacia tree, Kenya
Masai Mara sunset and Acacia tree, Kenya

Little Bee Eater, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Little Bee Eater, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Ngorongoro thunderstorm at sunset, Tanzania
Ngorongoro thunderstorm at sunset, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Sunrise, Tanzania
Ngorongoro Sunrise, Tanzania

Black rhinoceros sisters, Ngorongoo Crater, Tanzania
Black rhinoceros sisters, Ngorongoo Crater, Tanzania

Giraffes at sunrise, Sabi Sabi Game Reserve, South Africa
Giraffes at sunrise, Sabi Sabi Game Reserve, South Africa

Cheetah cubs, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
Cheetah cubs, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

Elephants at Dusk, Chobe, Botswana
Elephants at Dusk, Chobe, Botswana

Yawning Pregnant Leopard Serengeti Tanzania
Yawning Pregnant Leopard Serengeti Tanzania

Reticulated Giraffes on the look out
Reticulated Giraffes on the look out

Baby Elephant sniffing the air, Serengeti Tanzania
Baby Elephant sniffing the air, Serengeti Tanzania

Black mane lion on the prowl
Black mane lion on the prowl

Bat eared foxes, Masai Mara, Kenya
Bat eared foxes, Masai Mara, Kenya

Zebra "Dazzle"  Masai Mara, Kenya
Zebra "Dazzle" Masai Mara, Kenya

Three sleeping brothers in the dry season, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Three sleeping brothers in the dry season, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Hunting cheetah, Masai Mara, Kenya
Hunting cheetah, Masai Mara, Kenya

Lion in sand storm, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Lion in sand storm, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Yawning hippo, Chobe River, Botswana
Yawning hippo, Chobe River, Botswana

Elephant wrestling match, Etosha Pan, Namibia
Elephant wrestling match, Etosha Pan, Namibia

Victoria Falls rainbow, Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls rainbow, Zimbabwe

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