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We invite you to join us for an adventurous photography expedition in Morocco; a place that stimulates the senses and inspires original photography like no other. 

Morocco has a unique blend of African, Arab, Berber, and European culture, and it’s difficult to think of another country with such distinctive and iconic aesthetic charm. Whether in the tranquil inner garden of a riad, amidst the labyrinthine twists of a souk, across the dunes of the Sahara, or over the snow-capped peaks of the Atlas, there is endless inspiration for photographers to find in this enchanting destination. 

This Morocco photo tour takes you to the country’s most exciting photo opportunities and encourages you to let loose your creativity with a camera. You’ll journey through quintessential Moroccan cities like Marrakech, Fez, Rabat, and Chefchaouen, taking time in each location to delve beneath the surface. What sets this workshop apart is the time it allows for exploration of Moroccan cities. With no one-night stopovers, you’ll embark on in-depth explorations of each location, discovering street scenes, skylines, and architecture that others might miss. You’ll enjoy personal guidance by expert photographers, so that your photography level can soar. 

Quick Facts

Morocco
Feb 10 - 20, 2025
Landscape Photography
Photography Guides: Emil von Maltitz & Nick van de Wiel
Group Size: Max 6
All Photography Levels

Tour & Destination Highlights

  • Explore landscape, cultural, portrait, and storytelling photography in iconic locations
  • Visit iconic locations like the Hasan Mosque, Jemaa el Fna Square, and Chefchaouen’s old town, the Blue City 
  • Enjoy lengthy explorations of Morocco\'s most intriguing cities: Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, Chehchauoen, and Marrakesh 
  • Venture into the Saraha desert, and capture its vast and surreal landscapes 
  • Receive expert and highly personalized photographic tutoring by experienced professional 
  • Travel in a small group of up to 6, with the optimum instructor to participant ratio of 1:3

Quick Facts

Morocco
Feb 10 - 20, 2025
Landscape Photography
Photography Guides: Emil von Maltitz & Nick van de Wiel
Group Size: Max 6

PRICING OVERVIEW

USD $7920GBP £EUR €ZAR RAUD $
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At the current exchange rate. Please note final quote might vary slightly


per person sharing

single supplement (if available) - EUR 750

INCLUDING

  • Accommodation
  • All scheduled meals
  • All transportation & Airport transfers
  • Entrance fees
  • Photographic tutoring

EXCLUDING

  • International Flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Drinks
EXPLORE

Photography in Morocco

There is endless inspiration for photographers to find in this enchanting destination.

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WHAT TO EXPECT IN MOROCCO

Your Photographic Experience

Our Morocco photography expedition concentrates on the eastern side of the Atlas mountains, visiting all Morocco's biggest travel highlights, but also unveiling a few hidden gems along the way. The cities you’ll visit include Rabat, Morocco’s capital, Casablanca, the country’s chief port city, Fez, the oldest city in the country, and the famous Chefchauoen, the Blue City. These locations are the ideal playground for a photographer’s creativity. There are fascinating micro details of Moroccan life to capture like the steam rising from a tagine’s chimney, the ceremony of pouring berber tea, or the looms used to weave Moroccan-style rugs.  Amongst the vibrant street scenes in these cities, we’ll make sure to find the photographic gems; the perfect moment on a colorful bazaar, sprawling city skylines, and imposing mosques at twilight. There will be plenty of time to play with settings, different light conditions, and to get those perfect shots. Our days will be fully designed around the very best photographic opportunities.  Apart from the incredible street and storytelling photography Morocco offers, there are also epic expanses and landscapes in the natural settings of mountains and desert. We’ll venture to Ifran, which lies at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, and gives us incredible landscape photography opportunities.  Throughout this trip, you’ll receive photographic tutoring, both in theory and practice. The tuition is highly personalized, so that everyone can work at their own level and pace, but you can expect to learn about the following; 
  • Creative composition in landscape, street, and portrait photography
  • Advanced techniques in digital landscape photography
  • Creating panoramic images and time lapses 
  • Post-production 
RIADS & MODERN HOTELS

Your Accommodation in Morocco

This photography workshop in Morocco includes all accommodation, food, and transport, including airport transfers, throughout the trip. Photographers stay in a range of traditional Riads and modern hotels. These include: RIAD FEZ MAHAL in Fez The building itself is a beautiful example of a traditional Moroccan riad and also boasts great views of the city. Experience the soul of Moroccan hospitality at the Riad Fez Mahal, a luxurious riad set in the heart of the ancient medina of Fez. An authentic haven of tranquillity that echoes the city’s rich history, heritage and culture. Uncover the secrets of refined Moroccan cuisine under the guidance of our Chef.

DAR JASMINE in Chefchaouen A comfortable and convenient hotel positioned directly outside the old Jewish quarter, ideally located for shots of the city’s famous blue streets. Nestled at the foot of the Rif Mountains, overlooking the old medina of Chefchaouen, Dar Jasmine is a boutique hotel, intimate and very private close to the main attractions.

BARCELO CASABLANCA in Casablanca A modern hotel conveniently positioned at the city’s center. It’s walking distance to the sea front and close to several small restaurants and the old city.

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WORKSHOP LEADER

Emil von Maltritz

Emil von Maltritz

WORKSHOP LEADER

Emil von Maltritz

Emil is an internationally recognized landscape photographer from South Africa with two decades of experience and special expertise in photo editing and production. Emil’s keenest interests lie in the application of advanced composition in landscape photography, and he runs fantastic works on this topic. He also has extensive skills and knowledge in the Adobe suites and provides invaluable guidance in photo-editing, helping you transform good shots into stunning works of art.

WORKSHOP LEADER

Nick van de Wiel

Nick van de Wiel

WORKSHOP LEADER

Nick van de Wiel

Nick, from the Netherlands, is an award-winning landscape photographer and experienced photography teacher. With extensive experience as a photographic safari guide and winner of the prestigious Nature’s Best Photography Africa award, Nick excels both as landscape photographer and a teacher. His inventive teaching methods simplify complex photography concepts, making them accessible to all skill levels. Nick’s expert guidance and personalized instruction will help you elevate your photography skills.

EXPERIENCE

Your Photo Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Casablanca
You’ll arrive in Casablanca and transfer to the hotel, where you’ll meet your photography guides and the rest of the group. The rest of the day is spent at your own leisure, recuperating from your flight, preparing for the trip ahead or perhaps familiarizing yourself with the city.
Day 2Explore Casablanca
This is your chance to explore the famous city of Casablanca and experience one of the trip highlights — the Hasan II Mosque. You’ll visit the mosque both in the morning, when you are granted the mosque’s decadent interior, and the evening, just as the external lights are switched on. You’ll spend the middle part of the day walking through the city looking for street photography opportunities, before dining in a restaurant overlooking the ocean in the evening.
Day 3Travel day to City of Fes
On the trip’s first travel day, you’ll disembark early for the city of Fes. The journey takes most of the day, bringing you to your home for the next three nights, a centuries-il Riad overlooking the famous walled medina of Fes’s old town.
Day 4Explore Fes
You’ll enjoy a full day in Fez, visiting historical sights and looking for street and architecture photography opportunities. This will be your first chance to explore the narrow, tunnel-like streets of Moroccan souks and the frenetic markets within them. You'll also visit historical sites like the King’s Palace, and the old Jewish Cemetery.
Day 5Excursion to Ifran
An excursion to Ifran. Ifran, an hour and a half’s drive from Fez, is the gateway to the western side of the Atlas Mountains. Nicknamed the ‘Swiss Alps of Morocco’, characterized by ski-slopes, tall mountains, and Swiss style chalets characterize the landscapes. Afterwards, we’ll head out to search for and photograph the famous Barbary apes, the only primate, other than humans, living north of the Sahara in Africa. February is the ideal time of year to visit, while the mountains are snow capped and the deep conifer forests are draped in white.
Day 6‘Blue City’ Chefchaouen
We’ll leave Fez for the famous ‘Blue City’, Chefchaouen, enjoying an excursion to the remarkably well-preserved ancient Roman ruins in Volubilis. You will arrive at your accommodation in Chefchaouen, positioned immediately outside the city’s famous old town, by late afternoon. Once settled in, you can capture their first impressions of the surreal, sky blue medinas in the last of the day’s light.
Day 7Chefchaouen
A full day spent exploring the city’s medinas. This gives us a chance to not only visit all the sites but to observe how town changes across the day and how its inhabitants interact with the unique environment. Waking early, we will venture into the walled city at dawn, to capture the serene sky-blue medina before the stalls open up and the artisanal economy of the city fills the streets. We will continue our exploration to the city’s rooftops to take in the skyline of the town, as well as views of the surrounding Rif mountains. At dusk, we will visit a hillside Spanish church for its commanding view of Chefchaouen.
Day 8Journey to Rabat
The day starts early with the journey to Rabat, Morocco's Capital and seventh largest city. We will arrive in Rabat for lunch, before touring the city to take in some of the contrast and juxtaposition between the rapidly modernizing city and the living history of its old harbor town. The tour will include the Mausoleum of Mohammed and the 12th century Hasan Tower, from which they can view the new Mohammed VI Tower, the tallest building in Africa.
Day 9 - 10Days in Marrakech
The final days of our Morocco photo tour are spent in Marrakech, perhaps the most iconic of Morocco’s city. Containing many famous sites and locations such as the famous Jemaa El Fna Square, the world’s oldest university, one of the country’s most vibrant and colorful Souks and the rest of the Medina Walls, the two days spent exploring this city will provide a worthy climax for the trip.
Day 11Good Bye, travelling home
The day of departure. We will say our goodbyes and make preparations for your flight home. Depending on the timing of everyone’s flights, there will be an optional final photo-shoot of the country before departure.

Morocco Photography Expedition

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Feedback from our guests

It was such an inspiring experience. I’ve definitely come along way not only as a photographer but as a whole, the experience really enriched me on a personal level. The opportunity to photograph things that most people would never get the privilege of; walking into rural communities and truly feeling welcomed and wanted there, engaging with the local people was something that maybe initially felt a little bit daunting but turned into the best part! Faces and hugs I’ll never forget. It’s definitely made me think harder about what I want to do in the future.

Heidi Hughes

Heidi Hughes

Alan was a friendly supportive professional guide throughout keeping us aware at all times. Wildlife – better every day! Leopards with kill up trees, lions female and male doing what they do, big five in first 24 hours, bee eaters and roller birds, close proximity overnight to wild sounds, great colleagues, and friendly staff. I really enjoyed the overall experience.

Derek Bridel

Derek Bridel

The wildlife was amazing and photo opportunities were many and varied. For my first safari it was incredible. There were three highlights. Firstly the silence being remote from human intervention, secondly eagle rock and the crossings we witnessed of elephants, giraffe, wildebeest, impala, baboons and storks across the dry river bed and thirdly the lions and leopard with an impala kill up a tree. And of course lots and lots of memorable elephants. A truly memorable experience. Thank you.

Keith Mead

Keith Mead

I cannot say enough positive things about my workshop experience. Every aspect was absolutely superb — shoot locations and time of day, attention, help and extremely valuable feedback from our leader Emil, logistics, organization, and communication. Hands down, I’ve never learned so much from a photo workshop before. Also, Emil’s passion, enthusiasm, and energy are infectious and, coupled with his eagerness to share a deep knowledge of photography (creative AND technical) and of the places we visited, made the workshop an experience of a lifetime.

Richard Silver

Richard Silver

This trip definitely reached my expectations; I got exposed to much more than I expected. The particular care and attentiveness of the instructors was a couple steps above my previous experiences with photo workshops. I would recommend Penda.

Val Mahan

Val Mahan

Extraordinary experience – trip of a lifetime. Thank you for everything. Highlights were all the animal encounters, and just being immersed in the bush with nice people.

Axel Elfner

Axel Elfner

Without doubt it was one of the best photographic trips and adventures that I have undertaken in the last 15 years. Emil was outstanding as the lead for the group and the other two members were really good as well so all in all it made for a fabulous journey. The variety of both animals and landscapes made the trip so interesting and we had one or two wow moments when we encountered something really special.

MIKE HALL

MIKE HALL

I had fun, met new people from different parts of the world, saw many wonderful animals, was well taken care of and felt safe within each of the two lodges. Photography workshops were full of good help and advice where it was needed. I left this holiday with a light and satisfied heart.

Chris McConnell

Chris McConnell

This trip far surpassed my expectations. Having such good guides/trackers, and such an experienced approachable photographer ensured that we saw plenty of wildlife and photographed them in the best conditions and positions. Had such a wonderful time.

Annette O’Connell

Annette O’Connell

It was FANTASTIC! The food was plentiful and delicious and the accommodations were quite comfortable. Sam is an excellent teacher and I would HIGHLY recommend his workshop to photographers of any skill level. It’s truly amazing what we accomplished in one short week. I just wanted to let you know, it was an unforgettable experience and I’m very grateful to Penda Photo Tours.

Suzanne Evans

Suzanne Evans

The game drives were first rate and the opportunities they presented plentiful. In particular the number and variety of leopard sightings were simply outstanding. Alan Hewitt was a first rate tutor and coach as well as being an engaging and committed host.

David Callaghan

David Callaghan

The whole experience was exceptional from start to finish. Everyone involved was amazing, especially Marleen, Andrew and Andy. I would not hesitate in doing it all again. A highlight for me was conquering my fear of taking street portraits.

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