Sam Whitton

Sam Whitton is a wildlife photographer, filmmaker and natural history researcher. We are delighted to be hosting him in the Masai Mara for the high season.


The Masai Mara

Hello! My name is Sam Whitton and I’m a wildlife photographer and filmmaker. Over the past couple of years I’ve been working in the UK television industry as a researcher, which involves finding stories and developing ideas for documentaries. During this time, I have been fortunate enough to work on wildlife shows including the BBC’s ‘Springwatch’ and ‘The Emerald Isles’ with Ardal O’Hanlon.

My journey into this career began with a passion for wildlife. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by the natural world, and have always been keen to share my interest with others. This is why I am incredibly excited to be venturing into the Masai Mara as the Governors’ Camp resident photographer over “Migration Season”. This iconic reserve is one of the most awe-inspiring wildlife sanctuaries on the planet, renowned for its abundance of wildlife and the dramatic natural tales that play out here. My mission will be to document the remarkable array of species that Kenya has to offer and I cannot wait to share these moments with you.


Sam will be based at Governors’ Camp from the 26th June until the 20th August 2024. To find out more about our photography services, please see Resident Photographer.