Zoom Photo Safaris is based in Arusha, Tanzania – the gateway to some of the finest wilderness areas in Africa including the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, both easily accessible by road. There is also an extensive network of flights from the nearby Arusha Airport opening up some of the more remote parks such as Gombe Stream on Lake Tanganyika, which is where Jane Goodall carried out her ground breaking work on chimpanzees.
Our expertise, personal service and attention to detail make Zoom Photo Safaris the obvious choice when planning your safari of a lifetime. Should you choose to have Dominyk to lead your safari, you will have the opportunity to improve your photographic skills with the help of an award winning wildlife photographer. At journey’s end you will receive a selection of Dominyk’s best images as well as an edited video of your safari similar to the one shown here on the right.
Zoom Photo Safaris also employs a small dedicated group of highly trained English speaking Tanzanian guides in the event that Dominyk is unavailable. Every one of our guides has been trained by Dominyk in how to ensure you get the best shot whilst making sure the animals are not disturbed. This combined with their unrivaled knowledge of the wildlife and animal behavior will ensure that you get the best experience possible.
Dominyk Lever is an award winning photographer and professional guide living in Arusha in Northern Tanzania. His passion for capturing memorable images of people and the natural world has taken him to more than 70 countries on six continents during the last 25 years.
Born in Zambia and raised in Australia, Dominyk’s lifelong passion for travel and adventure started early. In 1976, at the tender age of three, his Australian parents bought a campervan in England and embarked on a yearlong, 20,000-mile journey from London to New Delhi and back. As he grew older he developed an interest in photographing nature and the environment on regular trips all over the world using equipment handed down from his father.
On completion of a B.Sc. at the University of Sydney in 1996, Dominyk returned to the country of his birth to pursue a career as a professional safari guide and photographer in Zambia’s premier wilderness area – South Luangwa National Park. In 2001, he returned to Sydney to complete a Masters in Environmental Science.
While working as a freelance photojournalist to fund his studies, he won the coveted Yellowglen Australian Young Photographer award. Once again drawn back to Africa in 2003, this time to Tanzania, Dominyk worked for the Friedkin Conservation Fund as a community development coordinator and also as a safari guide for partner company Ker & Downey Tanzania.
Now established as one of East Africa’s premier wildlife guides and photographers, Dominyk opened Zoom Photo Gallery in Arusha in 2006 – Tanzania’s first and, to this day, only dedicated photo gallery. Dominyk is married to Shermin Moledina, who has worked for many years as a civil society activist for the rights of children in Tanzania.