Our Story

In Swahili the word “safari” means “journey”. Historically, the word was synonymous with big game hunting expeditions. Today the majority of people embarking on this journey are armed with cameras, telephoto lenses, and not with a gun for trophy hunting. Capturing your journey in memories and pictures will be the focus on all our safaris. We will show you our commitment and passion for the continent, it’s people, and the wildlife.


 

Dick Berry

It was my Grandfathers dream to one-day visit Africa and he never made it. So I made the trip for him. And now my love of photography is only surpassed by my love of Africa!

Since my first trip in 2005, after years of only dreaming about it, I knew I needed a way to build Africa adventures into my life. With more than 25 years as
 a professional photographer shooting for corporate clients I wanted a change. I decided to combine my experience and love of photography with my passion for Africa’s wildlife and cultures. I made it my mission to give the gift of Africa to as many people as possible and started Capture Africa Tours.

To me, every day in the bush is exciting and a new experience because you never know what will appear before you. There is nothing better than getting up before the sunrise and sipping my first cup of coffee as I anticipate the next game drive!

I now choose to connect with like-minded people who make Africa travel part of life and business. I create teams that support each tour to share their passions in tracking, guiding, and animal behavior while I provide photography instruction. I enjoy building friendships with fellow travelers and promise to inspire, educate and promote conservation on every trip.

I look forward to sharing the gift of Africa with you!

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We believe the most essential ingredient to any safari business is the people conducting and planning the tours. We have partnerships with the best ground operators in all the areas we visit. We are dedicated to providing quality service and learning opportunities throughout every journey.


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Henry Gathura

Henry is certified by the Kenya Professional Guide Association (KPSGA).His enthusiasms about the culture, wildlife and the ecosystems have earned him as among the most sought after tour leaders in the safari industry.

Henrys knowledge and expertise is also in demand in Tanzania and he leads many tours with Joseph Ndunguru to coincide with safaris that combine Kenya and Tanzania as destinations.

Capture Africa Tours is privileged to be working side by side with Henry to bring the first time visitor a once in a lifetime experience and everlasting memories. For the seasoned client who comes back to Africa every year there is a reason why they choose to book with us and ask for Henry every time they plan a destination to Kenya.

Henry’s range of knowledge and expertise is unmatched in the safari industry. His birding knowledge along with the wildlife and ecosystems of all the national parks we visit helps our clients walk away with a unique experience.


Joseph Ndunguru

Joseph Ndunguru, was born and raised in Tanzania. He has worked more than thirty years studying and interpreting the wildlife of his country. Joseph has guided safaris for important organizations and for some of the world’s most recognized people including Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, Bill Gates, Denzel Washington, Danny DeVito, Joe Montana, Martina Navratilova, Liam Neeson, Prince Charles, and members of the Smithsonian Institution. Joseph’s sense of humor and encyclopedic knowledge make him a wonderful traveling companion and has earned him recognition as one of the Worlds 10 Best Guides in Conde Nast Traveler and Travel and Leisure Magazines.

Prior to being a tour leader, Joseph worked for 16 years at Ngorongoro Crater in education and tourism. He was educated in Uganda at the College of African Wildlife Management and then traveled to the US where he attended the University of Michigan’s Park Management and Recreation program.

Through our partnership with Joseph in Tanzania we share 30+ years of combined guiding and photography experience.

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Shaun Taylor

Welcome to your next African safari adventure – my name is Shaun Taylor and this is my story…
My mother was brought up in Zambia and has been in love with the bush since then. When she moved to South Africa and met my dad, a bush nut as well, our family holidays were always to Kruger Park. I still remember my very first visit in the mid 80s! It wasn’t so much the animals we saw, but just the sheer size of Kruger and that smell that only the bush can conjure up! I fell madly in love and immediately started reading everything I could get my hands on regarding Kruger. One Christmas, Father Christmas gave me a mammals guide to Kruger Park… I’m not shy to say that I used to carry that book around with me everywhere!! I was hooked!

I finished school, immediately enrolled in a ranger course and the rest is history as they say… I have been working around that area for over 10 years and in 2011 I started my own business (very exciting) called Moriti Private Safaris! Moriti means ‘shade’ in one of our local South African languages…

My qualifications are rather varied – I have diplomas in game ranging and lodge management as well as wildlife management. I have numerous courses to my name including dangerous game, snake handling and mammal behavior. I am also a qualified field guide with the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa and the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency. I am also a proud member of Skal, which is an international tourism accreditation body. As you can see, you are in good hands!


What To Expect

If you decide to join us, you can expect to experience:

    • Exceptional wildlife viewing and incredible photographic opportunities.
    • Careful planning and the highest standard of ground operations.
    • Excellent accommodations in amazing settings.
    • Meals prepared to the highest standards.
    • Drivers and guides having local knowledge who are able to answer any questions you may have about the ecosystem and it’s wildlife.
    • A maximum of 3-4 photographers per vehicle. Tour Leaders Joseph Ndunguru and Dick Berry will switch between vehicles to give everyone a chance to learn from both of them.
    • Continuous professional photography assistance with tips on equipment and instruction on creative techniques.
    • A meticulously designed itinerary that reveals Africa to you at the right pace.
    • Efficient charter flights between locations if needed to minimize driving time and maximize photographic opportunities.

 

Arriving home with the best possible memories and images of your journey is our goal. You will not be disappointed!


A safari is not only a journey to Africa; it is a journey into your soul. A decision made to go to Africa is one that will live with you for a lifetime, but a fair warning, your first trip will not be your last!