Meet team – Paras Chandaria

Paras Chandaria

WOW Safaris has been founded by passionate and self-taught wildlife photographer Paras Chandaria. Paras is originally from Mombasa, but now lives in Nairobi. 

From a young age his parents showed him the beauty of Kenya and our wildlife. This has ignited his passion and dedication towards wildlife conservation. Conserving our wildlife for future generations is probably his strongest motivation to do what he does.

With over 10 years of experience as a wildlife photographer, he has won several (wildlife) photography awards. His amazing captures have been published in numerous papers and magazines, and his work has been put up on streets and exhibitions all over the world.

Paras has visited almost every safari destination in Kenya but if you ask him what his favorite park is, he can’t choose between the Masai Mara, Samburu National Reserve and Nairobi National Park. As long as he can spend time with the big cats (especially leopards) he is a happy man.

Besides the work he does for WOW Safaris, Paras is married and a father of two children, and works as the managing director of RAA LTD, Kenya’s leading FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) distribution company. He is also very passionate about (playing) volleyball and his (safari modified) cars.