For wildlife photography nothing beats Africa due to the continent's vast array of animals and birds.
Regardless of whether you're a beginner or an avid photographer this tour will take you to reserves set up for photography with secluded hides, photographic vehicles and the best guides. By travelling with other likeminded photographers you'll be able to share and gain new photographic knowledge and skills. Become the photographer you have always wanted to be!
31 AUGUST 2020
Africa is a photographer’s paradise with its vast array of photographic opportunities. You have the opportunity of capturing amazing wildlife, landscape, travel and street life images.
Your wildlife photography will be enhanced on this trip as dedicated photographic game vehicles and boats are used, making this trip far superior to other tours claiming to be photographic safaris.
On the game drives we will only have 4 photographers per vehicle ensuring everyone has a side seat for uninterrupted viewing. One of the vehicles we use has swivel seats and adjustable camera mounts providing the ultimate photographic position. Similarly, the photographic boat we use on the Chobe River has swivel seats and adjustable mounts allowing ease capture of the amazing wildlife that is just literally metres away.
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Airport transfers in Southern Africa
Meet and greet
11 nts 4 star twin share accommodation
10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
Selected drinks at Timbavati game lodge
Luxury touring coach with tour guide and driver
Professional tour escort
4 open vehicle game drives & 4 photographic rive excursions
4 internal oneway flights Johannesburg-Hoedspruit-Cape Town - Victoira Falls, Kasane - Johannesburg
Full day Cape Point Tour, Victoria Falls tour & Zambezi River sunset cruise
Professional photographer assistance at lodges
SIMBAVATI GAME LODGES
Simbavati River lodge is situated in the picturesque Timbavati Private Game Reserve, home to the Big 5. The reserve borders Kruger National Park with animals free to traverse thousands of square kilometres unimpeded.
The lodge has a relaxed family atmosphere with fantastic staff and rangers to ensure your stay is truly memorable.
This video will give you an insight into what to expect from your stay, but nothing beats seeing it first hand.
CHOBE RIVER SAFARI
ThIs video, created by Wines of South Africa, highlights the wonderful aspects of South Africa's wine industry. Besides producing award winning wines South Africa also wants to ensure wines are made in a fair and ethical manner.
You'll get a glimpse of the amazing scenery and the feel for some of the wine estates, however, nothing prepares you for the real thing.
You'll fall in love with South Africa's hospitality, scenery, cuisine, game viewing and of course its stunning wines.
On arrival into Johannesburg airport you will be met and transferred by a complimentary hotel airport shuttle to the Peermont Monidor Hotel. The hotel is part of the Emperors Palace complex which consists of a casino, restaurants, bars, theatre, cinema and conference centre.
Johannesburg - Timbavati Game Reserve
This morning you will be transferred back to the airport via the complementary shuttle in time to check in for your flight to Hoedspruit. On arrival you'll be met and transferred to the Timbavati Game Reserve Check in to the Simbavati River Lodge for 2 nights. Your stay here includes all meals, selected drinks and four game drives. We will have use of a specially modified photographic safari vehicle. In the afternoon head out on a game drive and enjoy a drink out in the bush whilst watching the sun set.
Timbavati Game Reserve
Enjoy morning and afternoon photographic game drives, with time during the day to chat about your shots and/or do some macro photography.
Timbavati Game Reserve - Cape Town
Enjoy a morning game drive before being transferred to the airport in time for the flight to Cape Town. On arrival we will be met and transferred to the V & A Waterfront. Check into the Portswood Hotel for 3 nights. The Portwood Hotel is conveniently located at the V & A Waterfront which is a hive of activity full of restaurants, bars and shops.
Today we will explore the Cape Peninsula travelling via Hout Bay and Chapman's Peak. The scenery is stunning. Visit the Cape of Good Hope and take a funicular to the top of Cape Point. After lunch (own account) visit the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach. Before returning to Cape Town visit the wondrous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Today is a free day to do your own exploring. You may like to head up to the Winelands or out to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years. Local photographic walking tours can also be arranged. (All activities at own expense)
Cape Town - Victoria Falls
Enjoy a leisurely morning. You may want to head to the waterfront to capture the sunrise. Late morning we will transfer to the airport in time for the flight to Victoria Falls. On arrival we will be met and transferred to Ilala Lodge. Check in for 2 nights. (Please note a visa to enter Zimbabwe is required). Enjoy dinner tonight at the hotel. Ilala Lodge is within walking distance of the Falls and borders the national park.
Today we head out early to photography the sun rise over Victoria Falls. The rest of the day is free to do your own exploring. Options exist to visit a village, bungy jump, visit markets and many other activities (all activities at own expense). In the afternoon we will regroup and head out on an afternoon sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.
Victoria Falls - Chobe
After breakfast we will be collected from the hotel and transferred across the border into Botswana and onto Chobe. We will check into the Pangolin Hotel for 2 nights. In the afternoon enjoy a photographic boat trip. The boat has swivel seats and camera mounts making it easier to capture that amazing shot.
Today we will head out early morning and in the afternoon on the boat to capture the golden hours and witness the wildlife being drawn to this amazing water source. Chobe is home to the largest herds of elephants in Africa and the river is home to crocodiles, hippos and a vast array of birds.
Chobe - Johannesburg
We will get out early again this morning for our final wildlife photographic opportunity. We will be transferred to the airport around noon in time to check in for the flight back to Johannesburg where this tour officially ends. If you wish to extend or need assistance with international airfares, Africa On Sale can assist.