New Year, New African Photo Safaris.

Find out which is the right African photo safari for you!

We might be biased, but we think that when it comes to wildlife photography, it doesn’t get much better than Africa. Elephants roaming on a acacia-littered savannah, leopards up in trees, herds of lions stalking zebra – the African wildness really does live up to its hype. This year, we have some exciting African photo safaris planned. So if you’re keen to explore your wildlife photography skills, here are three exciting African photo safaris you can join. 

1. The Best of Botswana and South Africa

A wildlife photography bonanza that covers two incredible spots! We’ll start the trip in the Timbavati, a collection of private game reserves that borders Kruger National Park. But unlike in Kruger, which experiences mass tourism and limits you to roads, we’ll enjoy the exclusivity of a private reserve; this ensures frequent and high quality viewings of lions, elephants, rhino, buffalo, and even the much sought after leopard. (It’s not unusual to spot all of the Big Five in one game drive!) And amazingly, the animals are habituated to game drive vehicles, allowing for very close up and relaxed encounters. Wildlife photography paradise! We’ll then drive through the whole of Kruger to get to Botswana, where we’ll be staying in a private camp in the Tuli Block. Under explored, and arguably undervalued, the Tuli Block is Botswana’s hidden gem; it doesn’t only offer some unique wildlife photography opportunities (notably with hyenas and wild dogs), it also provides incredible landscapes to frame them in.

Dates & Rates: 
May 17 – 29, £3995

Highlights:

  • High quality and frequent Big Five game viewing in South Africa’s Timbavati (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalos)
  • Unique photographic opportunities of hyenas and wild dogs in Botswana
  • Brilliant landscape and astrophotography opportunities in the Tuli Block
  • Enjoy a small group size (max. 6 participants), and very personal tutoring
  • Gorgeous lodges and up-market accommodation
  • Expert guidance by Alan Hewitt, an award-winning wildlife photographer

Who Should Join: 
This is a photo safari suitable for photographers of all levels. Since we’re traveling in a small group, Alan will be able to personalise his photographic tutoring to everyone’s individual level. But this is a particularly brilliant trip for anyone looking for an exclusive, high end photographic experience.

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leopard black and white

2. South African Photo Safari

A brilliant value-for-money wildlife photography workshop! Based in a lodge in the Greater Kruger, you’ll enjoy twice-daily game drives in surrounding private game reserves. You can expect great game viewing, including the Big Five. Included in this photo safari is an adventurous overnight camping trip in the heart of game reserve; an excellent opportunity to do a walking safari, experience the bush at night, and practice some astrophotography. Don’t be surprised to hear wildlife walking around your tent! You’ll also visit a reptile conservation centre, where we’ll learn about important conservation efforts, and get exclusive opportunities to photograph snakes, chameleons, and some creepy crawlies up close!

Dates & Rates: 
July 10 – 18, £2250

Highlights:

  • Great game viewing, including the Big Five
  • An overnight camping trip in a private game reserve, with great wildlife and night photography opportunities
  • A walking safari in a private game reserve
  • Excellent value for money
  • Expert guidance by Lucia Griggi, an award-winning photographer with a wealth of experience in guiding photo tours

Who Should Join: 
This is a photo safari suitable for photographers of all levels, as Lucia will teach everyone at their own level. But given its great value for money, it’s a particularly good trip for anyone venturing into wildlife photography for the first time.

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lioness with cub

3. Wildlife Photography and Conservation Volunteer Program

Immerse yourself fully in wildlife photography, and have your images make an impact during this 4-week photography volunteer program. This is a unique opportunity to not only sharpen your photography skills through a wildlife photography course, but to also contribute to wildlife conservation. Based just outside of Hoedspruit, in the Greater Kruger area, you’ll divide your time between learning about wildlife photography, going out on game drives to put your skills into practice, and get involved in conservation activities.

Dates & Rates: 
This project has monthly start dates, $3875

Highlights:

  • Great game viewing, including the Big Five
  • The chance to spend a month in the African bush
  • An opportunity to have your images support conservation work
  • Hands-on conservation experience in surrounding game reserves
  • Available throughout the year
  • Great value for money

Who Should Join: 
Anyone who’s keen to become the best wildlife photographer they can be and who’s keen to contribute to conservation work! The project caters for photographers of all levels.

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Wildlife photography

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