Photographic Safaris

Exquisite wildlife photography requires knowledge, patience and dedication. Photographers have unique needs when planning their safari. Yet any safari will be a photographers dream. For the real enthusiast, we can arrange trips that feature various levels of support to suit your style. You might be happy with a customized vehicle that allows fewer guests and has supports your equipment. Or you might prefer a trip with a full time photo host that provides assistance during the safari outings as well as during review sessions in camp. Some award-winning photographers guide trips on occasions for that ultimate shot and detailed learning experience you are after. Have a look at the below for inspirations. Or if you have a “dream” shot in mind, such as a cheetah in sprint, Sossusvlei dune sunrise, gorilla portrait or wildebeest migration, we can place you in the correct location at the right time.

Overview of photographic assistance levels:

* Safaris that focus on photographers needs with full time assistance

** Safaris that offer short sessions, usually about 2.5 to 3.5 hours, of instructions and guidance by photographer. Book several sessions if you desire.

*** Safaris that offer specialized vehicles – mounts for cameras, swivel seats, ability to lie down to get low-angle photographs. Your safari guide will be a hobby photographer and able to place the vehicle for best lighting.

*Zambia and Zimbabwe journeys led by Wildlife Photographer -

Specialized wildlife photographer and qualified safari guide offers guided journeys in Zambia and Zimbabwe. Living in the Zambian bush, he intricately knows its inhabitants, the seasonal wonders and local community. You will be immersed in authentic wildlife experiences in truly wild places and assisted with his photographic guidance and tuition.

Safaris, including camps more information...

*8 Days Kenya Masai Mara Migration Photographic Safari US$7,450.- -

The Great Migrations in Kenya’s Masai Mara really needs no further introduction but certainly needs to be seen at least once in a lifetime by every photographer and wildlife enthusiast.

Whether you are a seasoned professional or absolute beginner, there is a place for you on this safari.  Your photo host will assist during your more information...

*9 Days Chobe (Botswana) Photo Workshop and Victoria Falls from US$3,247.-pp -

We  believe that The Chobe River and National Park is one of the best wildlife photography destinations in Southern Africa – This 9 day journey with its 7-day photo safari is the perfect opportunity to learn new wildlife photography skills under the supervision of your Photo Host. If you are travelling without a camera then more information...

**9 Days Active Botswana and South Africa from US$4,630.-pp -

Active South Africa and Botswana is an epic experience combining hiking and biking – some of it in “Big-5 Territory” – kayaking with penguins with a traditional safari experience. Explore   Southern Botswana’s Mashatu Game Reserve as well as scenic Cape Town and surrounds.  A once-in-a-lifetime exploration to find your soul in Africa’s wilderness. Unique option to more information...

*** The following camps offer specialized photographic vehicles, guides are trained in best approach to wildlife, considering lighting conditions:

Tanzania:

Northern Serengeti: Sayari Camp, Olakira Migration Camp , Ubuntu Migration Camp , Kimondo Migration Camp

Central Serengeti: Namiri Plains, Dunia, Ubuntu Migration West

Ruaha: Jabali Ridge, Kwihala

Selous: Roho ya Selous

Kenya:

Masai Mara: Naboisho, Rekero, Encounter Mara, Mara Bush Houses

PRICE:

Additional cost for photographic vehicle is US$550 per day which can be split amongst 3 photographers in swivel seats. Additional, non specialized front seat, next to driver, available. Vehicle has drop down sides to get low angle photograph. This cost would be in addition to the standard safari price at these lodges. Advise time of year and length of safari, or how many days you wish to book the vehicle for specific quote.