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I am an avid adventurer, conservationist, teacher, and outdoor photographer whose photography celebrates the African landscape and its rich wildlife, people, and culture. My photographic safaris allow my travelers to not only enhance their understanding of photography, lighting, and wildlife, but to develop a life-long admiration for Africa ‘s beauty and culture.

Banana Republic recently used my photographs as the cornerstone of their Urban Safari campaign, and my images were seen in all 750 stores around the globe, as well as in their billboards, catalogs and annual report. I was also the winner of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year in the ‘Wild Places’ category in 2008 and a highly commended in the ‘Creative Visions of Nature’ category in 2007.

I launched Gura Gear in 2008, in an attempt to deliver lightweight camera bags to the market. I was looking for a lightweight camera bag to hold all of my photographic gear, and there was nothing desirable on the market that suited my needs. After spending 2 years with many prototypes, the Gura Gear Kiboko bag was born. More products are now available on the Gura Gear web site.




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Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ is now available!


You spoke and we listened. You asked for a smaller Kiboko bag. We made it. You wanted a place to put a laptop computer. We added it. You wanted a removable waist belt. You got it. You want to travel to places across the globe with less stress. You wanted a beefed up harness system that would be comfortable for longer hikes. We heard you loud and clear. Here it is, the new Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+.

Before I go into product details, I want to tell you that I and the rest of the Gura Gear team have been working hard at delivering your needs and desires, and this isn’t the last product you will see from us. Our design philosophy is to make products that we want to use ourselves, and after many many trips around the globe with 22L+ prototypes, I think we nailed it. I hope you think so, as well.

Kiboko 22L+ details

The Kiboko 22L+ was designed from the blueprints that our customers provided over the last couple of years while working out on Safari, touring southeast Asia, or simply shooting at home. Much like its more mature sibling, the Kiboko 22L+ is lightweight and durable, but this bag has a thing or two to teach big brother; like  how to carry up to a 15” laptop computer. Sized to fit the most stringent of international carry on requirements without sacrificing carrying capacity; this gem can carry up to a 500mm f4.0 lens in style. The Kiboko 22L+ was made to travel with a beefed up harness system that features memory-foam shoulder straps, a vented and padded back panel, a removable waistbelt and shoulder straps that can tuck away when not needed.

While remaining true to the Kiboko DNA, the 22L+ features a unique butterfly flap access system which allows you to easily get to multiple bodies, lenses, and all your photo accessories without exposing all your prized gear. Kiboko backpacks are made of high-tech materials designed to balance weight and durability. Used by some of the fastest sail boats in the world, VX-21 has a superior strength to weight ratio while remaining abrasion- and tear-resistant. VX-21 is expensive, but your gear is worth it.


  • Customer driven design
  • Carries up to 15” laptop
  • Fits most DSLR bodies
  • Will accomodate up to 500mm f4.0
  • Unique butterfly-style opening
  • Made from high-tech, durable sail cloth material
  • Comfortable, fully-functional harness
  • Removable waist belt
  • International airline carry-on compliant
  • Removable rain cover
  • Exterior Dimensions: 14x18x9 inches (35.6 x 45.7 x 22.9 cm); 22 Liters useable


Kiboko 22L+ front view


Kiboko 22L+ rear view. The waist belt is removable!


Kiboko 22L+ rear view with harness system hidden away


Kiboko 22L+ accommodates up to a 15” laptpop computer


Kiboko 22L+ with my configuration from my last trip. Gear, from top left to bottom right: 85mm f/1.4, 24-70mm f/2.8, 28-300mm f/2.8, 16-35mm f/4, Nikon D3s, Nikon D3x


Kiboko 22L+ with my 200-400mm f/4 on the other side. The 22L+ can accommodate up to a 500mm f/4 lens.



22L+ is easy to shoot out of, just like the bigger 30L brother.


The all-new Kiboko 22L+ is lightweight at only 3 lbs 15 ounces, yet allows for easy travel


Discover your next object of desire, the new Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+

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