Piritta Paija

Co-Founder & Photo Safari Guide

Piritta and Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, 2016.
Piritta and Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, 2016.

For as long as I remember, I have loved animals and nature.

However, only as I grew older did I finally understand my true calling, and then I gathered my courage to reach for my dreams; do photography full-time and travel around the world. This was already several years ago, and I have never regretted it since! When I am out in the wild capturing moments with my camera, I feel like I live to my fullest potential. I am truly living

Wildlife conservation issues are very close to my heart, and I try to do my share in helping conserve the wildlife and our mutual environment through my photography because this is what I do best. You can see my portfolio here.

With my work, I want to raise people’s attention to the immense beauty of the natural world and its unique inhabitants. But besides showing beautiful and fascinating scenes from the wild, I want to make people think. What is behind this photo? What happened after it? Can I help the animals, and if I can, how? I hope to inspire people to take action to protect the wild and the wild places more actively. 

I have traveled all around Southern and Eastern Africa for the last four years with Niina. We have driven through some of the most magical regions and experienced countless memorable moments in the bush. During these years, we have gathered a lot of knowledge and experience. Now we want to share some of that knowledge and unforgettable moments that Africa offers.

On safari, I will help you improve your wildlife photography skills and ensure that you enjoy your time in the wild to the fullest. My favorite camera combo is Sony a7RIII with FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS. Through our first-hand experiences, we have carefully thought about every detail and tailored our safaris to the photographers’ needs. But if you want to come and enjoy the wild with your every sense and not only through a viewfinder, you’re most welcome, too.

And I guarantee you’ll leave with memories to cherish for the rest of your life. And maybe Africa has then cast its spell on you, too.