As the subject of countless wildlife documentaries Africa needs little introduction and is on many photographers wish list as a place to visit. It’s mystic, it’s wild, it’s a photographer’s paradise. It’s a land of the diverse wildlife, big game, big cats, huge landscapes and great people; a land of adventure and wide open spaces. It’s the cradle of mankind, part of the old world but at the same time a shiny new one just waiting to be explored. It is all these things but it’s never dull.
All this history, exposure and increased accessibility brings with it problems of pressure on the wildlife and its habitat. As a wildlife photographer with a passion for Africa I am always seeking out those true wilderness areas where you can still enjoy a traditional bush experience and photograph the wildlife undisturbed. The challenge is to find a location near enough to airports to enable you to take your heavy camera gear but sufficiently isolated to ensure unspoilt game viewing in unspoilt areas. Working closely with Safari Consultants, the UK’s leading specialists in tailor-made safari holidays, I have created a photo safari exploring two very different areas of central Africa both well known for their elephant populations and bird life but with all the other game one would expect in equal abundance.
With many years’ experience of Africa and photographing its wildlife I have designed this trip specifically for the enthusiastic wildlife photographers interested in learning more about their camera and at the same time capturing some memorable images.
Each trip will be limited to a maximum of 8 people and is often less. We’ll be staying in three very different camps/lodges. The first using a private mobile camp in the Chobe National Park Botswana. The second a luzury lodge in Kasane Botswana which will be our base for teh specialist photographic safari boat trips. The third is in the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe preceeded by an overnight stay and chance to explore the world renowned Victoria Falls.
For the first of our 2 sessison near the Chobe we will explore the banks of the river by traditional 4 wheel drive landcriuser. For the second I am chartering a unique boat that has been specifically designed for photographers. Click the link here or the photo of the boat (left) for a YouTube video of this special craft.
In Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park we will be using a very new (2012) luxury safari camp with its onw private hides and water hole. It is owned and run by the famous professional safari guide Dave Carson.
In addition to providing great photographic opportunities, this tour has been carefully designed to offer a wide appreciation of the natural beauty of Africa’s wildlife, people and the environment. The itinerary is constructed to give the maximum time in the field in order to provide you with unrivalled experiences and the very best photographic opportunities. I am always on hand to provide ad-hoc photographic tuition and assistance if required. My aim is simple, to ensure you have a highly enjoyable holiday where you can concentrate on your photography with truly unique opportunities to view and capture images of the natural world. All this whilst soaking up the very best wilderness experience in a comfortable and magic environment.