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19 January 2024 - Photo Tours, Photography Travel Tips

9 Best Photo Tours for 2024

What are the Best Photography Tours for 2024?

Embark on an unforgettable adventure in 2024 and capture the world through your lens by going on your dream photo tour. Immerse yourself in a new culture, traverse incredible landscapes, and encounter a variety of wildlife, ultimately turning your photography dreams into reality. Want to discover the best photo tours for this year? Our guide for the best travel photography holidays will help you decide which destination is perfect for you based on your photography interests.

Choosing the best photography tour requires thoughtful contemplation, but our curated list of destinations can help you decide where to travel, helping the decision process along. Whether you want to go on an African photo safari or a landscape photography tour in South America, we’ve got your travel plans covered.

In this blog, we’ll unveil the best photography holidays of 2024, providing insights into each destination’s unique photographic opportunities. From vibrant cultures to mesmerizing landscapes, prepare to be inspired as we guide you through the best travel photography holidays in the upcoming year. Your photographic adventure awaits; let’s explore the world together!

1. Tanzania Photo Safari

Destination: Southern Tanzania
Photography Focus: Wildlife Photography
When to go: July to October

Our Tanzania photo safari takes you to the southern regions of Tanzania, where there is an abundance of wildlife and far fewer crowds, offering exclusive photographic opportunities. You’ll visit a variety of national parks, where you’ll have the chance to encounter a wide range of animals- from big cats to elephants to hippos—and a lot more! Not only that, but you’ll be staying in luxurious safari camps within the national parks, where you can relish witnessing wildlife right in the footsteps of your home. Embark on thrilling game drives, receive guidance from an expert photographer, and explore the hidden corners of Tanzania with our Tanzania photo safari.

Find out more about our Tanzania Photo Safari

leopard walking on a tree trunk

Photo Credit: Alan Hewitt

2. Iceland Photo Tour

Destination: Iceland
Photography Focus: Landscape Photography
When to go: All year

If you’re passionate about landscape photography, look no further than Iceland! Our Iceland Photo Tour takes you on a captivating journey to view the magical landscapes that define this Nordic wonderland. The best photo tours in the world are set in this beautiful country because of the dynamic landscapes that you’ll encounter; from breathtaking fjords and black sand beaches to cascading waterfalls and majestic volcanoes, you’ll find just about everything here. Embark on a photographic exploration of the diverse landscapes as we traverse around the entire country on the road. Don’t hesitate to join our Iceland photography tour, where two photography experts will guide your photography through this visual feast!

Find out more about our Iceland Photo Tour

3. Marine Conservation Photography Experience

Destination: Mozambique
Photography Focus: Marine Photography
When to go: All year

Dive deep into our marine photography experience on an island off the Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique! If you want to witness incredible marine life, from dolphins to whales and schools of fish, our program combines an amazing photography opportunity with conservation work. Not only can you improve your photography skills, but you can make your photography matter. Stay in a research center that focuses on marine conservation, document the important field work they’re conducting, and most importantly, immerse yourself in a thrilling underwater adventure.

Find out more about our Mozambique Photography Experience

4. Humanitarian Photography Program

Destination: Malawi and Zambia
Photography Focus: Humanitarian Photography
When to go: All year

If you’re a photographer who wants to learn how to use your craft to make an impact, join our humanitarian photography program in Zambia and Malawi. Your journey with our program begins with a workshop led by a humanitarian photographer who will educate you on the field of humanitarian photography, and then you’ll have the chance to work closely with a variety of NGOs to document their work. Our humanitarian photography programs are set on the shorelines of the Zambezi River and Lake Malawi, respectively, in small, welcoming African communities. Immerse yourself in refining your photography skills, making a positive impact, discovering the beauty of Zambia and Malawi, and unwinding on the sandy shores.

Find out more about our NGO Photography Workshops

elephants walking in a safari

Photo Credit: Alan Hewitt

5. Madagascar Photo Tour

Destination: Madagascar
Photography Focus: Landscape, Wildlife, and Cultural Photography
When to go: May to October

Discover the enchanting allure of Madagascar, where breathtaking scenery and diverse wildlife merge seamlessly into a photography paradise. Whether you’re standing under the ancient Baobab trees, taking in mountainous vistas, visiting small fishing villages, or encountering lemurs, you’ll find yourself completely immersed in the sights and cultures that are entirely unique to this island nation. Our photo tour takes you through the country, giving you a plethora of opportunities to photograph the scenic wonders while on the road. Your photography holiday to Madagascar will allow for an abundance of photographic highlights guided by two professional photographers.

Find out more about our Madagascar Photo Tour

6. Cuba Photo Tour

Destination: Havana and Trinidad, Cuba
Photography Focus: Culture, portrait, and street photography
When to go: November to April

Explore Cuba through your lens by traveling through the captivating cities of Havana and Trinidad with our photo tour. Known for its nostalgic architecture, Cuba is a haven for photographers with a passion for cultural photography. You can wander through the streets frozen in time, discover the allure of hidden alleys, and immerse yourself in the vibrancy of Cuban culture. Professional photographers will lead our Cuba tour every step of the way, ensuring an enriched holiday curated for the best photography opportunities.

Check out our Cuba Photo Tour

old people riding on a pink convertible car in Cuba

Photo Credit: Andy Scaysbrook

7. South Africa Photo Safari

Destination: Kruger, South Africa
Photography Focus: Wildlife photography
When to go: May to October

Experience a true slice of African wilderness with our South Africa Photo Safari in Kruger National Park. Some of the best photo tours happen in this incredible national park due to the boundless amount of opportunities for wildlife photography available. This is your chance to capture amazing wildlife shots of all kinds of animals, including the Big 5! Go on daily game drives, stay in game reserves that have constant access to the wilderness, and develop your photography portfolio with the guidance of a professional wildlife photographer.

Check out our South Africa Photo Safari Tour

8. Namibia Photo Tour

Destination: Namibia
Photography Focus: Wildlife and Landscape photography
When to go: Anytime

If you’re looking for the perfect blend of outstanding wildlife and landscape photography opportunities, don’t hesitate to join us on a photo tour of Namibia. From giant waterfalls to infinite sand dunes and towering mountains against stunning sunsets, Namibia serves as an enchanting playground for photographers. In addition, you’ll also have the opportunity to visit the largest game reserve in the country, which provides countless wildlife photo opportunities. Our exclusive Namibia photo tour offers the best holiday that prioritizes your photography, ensuring you can seize the moment and capture unforgettable scenes.

Check out our Namibia Photo Tour

9. Wildlife Photography & Conservation Program in Victoria Falls

Destination: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Photography Focus: Wildlife photography
When to go: Anytime

If you’re a wildlife photographer wanting a holiday that focuses on improving your photography skills and making an impact, our program in Zimbabwe calls out to you. You’ll be based in a game reserve where you’ll have unlimited access to African wildlife, allowing for ample opportunities to broaden your portfolio. Additionally, your time will be devoted to aiding the wildlife sanctuary by documenting their work, which can be valuable for improving wildlife conservation awareness. On top of that, Victoria Falls is a short drive away! Combine photography and adventure to make the perfect getaway with our photography program.

Find out more about our Wildlife Photography Program in Victoria Falls

lion image in Victoria Falls

Photo Credit: Hanna Wigart

How to Plan a Photography Trip

Now that you have a better idea of the best photography tours of 2024, it is essential to take the time and plan out your photography holiday before making any big decisions. When choosing a photo tour, there are several factors to take into account to make the most out of your holiday. If you want to know how to plan a photography trip, we’re here to offer you some tips on how to plan a photography trip.

10 Things to Consider When Planning a Photography Trip

  1. Determine when you are available to go on a photo tour – ensure that your schedule aligns with the tour dates.
  2. Take your budget into account when selecting a photo tour to narrow down your available options.
  3. Decide what type of photography you would like to focus on – wildlife, landscape, cultural, etc.
  4. If you want to go on a photo safari, think about what kind of photo safari suits your interests.
  5. Choose a destination that is suited to your interests – make sure the locations for your photography tour align with your photography interests.
  6. Check whether the photo tour is designed for your level of photography – are you a beginner photographer or a seasoned professional?
  7. Review the itineraries of each photo tour to ensure they match your own photography goals.
  8. Consider the group size of each tour – an intimate tour group means better-personalized photography guidance.
  9. If there is a guide on the tour, research the photographer and their work beforehand.
  10. Read more on finding the right photo safari for you!

Go on the Best Photo Tours with Penda!

Don’t miss out on the best photo tours of 2024 with Penda Photo Tours. If you’re looking for the perfect photography holiday, rest assured that our tours prioritize your photography while maximizing the experience of the destination. At Penda, we have a tour for everyone, so start planning your next holiday and make 2024 your year for photography!

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