TESTIMONIALS

Photographer feedback on our safaris

We think our safaris offer a fabulous experience for enthusiastic wildlife photographers, but don’t take our word for it, read what our guests have to say.

I promoted the Chobe - Zimanga wildlife photography safari to C as the trip of a lifetime and it certainly did not disappoint. It was the 'trip of a life time' and gave us both many wonderful experiences and memories. I never expected to see C standing within feet of a cheetah and then wild dogs. Needless to say, we both had the chance to get close to wildlife and bird life and to take amazing photos.  As a relative beginner C said how much she had learned and enjoyed the whole experience. For myself there was so much material and continual practice that I couldn't help but improve - and I did. I know that over the ten days I have gone up a level and got some wonderful images. Thank you so much for being such great hosts, friends, and imparting your experience and knowledge to make this wildlife trip a never to be forgotten trip.
JD & CD, Lancashire
We are both still buzzing and would go back to do it all again tomorrow.  We would like to say thank you for giving us a wonderful time.  Even without a photograph being taken we have had a great time with such wonderful hosts, but we have got photographs as a bonus and I’m sure one or two of those will even impress the meanest of competition judges! We feel lucky to have met you both and shared such wonderful experiences together.  You two are both absolute stars!
RP & EP, Lancashire
Thank you for an absolutely fantastic Zimanga trip. Not only the outcome from the amazing photos I got but more importantly your contribution to making everything such a success. The organisation from start to finish was impeccable and the atmosphere generated by yourselves within the group was an important factor in making the whole trip so pleasurable. Plus of course, your photographic advice and wildlife knowledge which is second to none. Thank you for all that.
KS, Cumbria
I very much enjoyed the Zimanga trip, lovely house-party style group. The help and encouragement from both of you was super,  you do look after your clients and prioritize their needs.
SW, Worcestershire
As a couple with a passion for photography, we have been on many photo tours, and this trip with Ann and Steve Toon stands out as being absolutely excellent and one of the very best, with the added bonus of being very reasonably priced and remarkable value for money for the truly diverse and unique photo opportunities on offer. Can we come again, please! Steve and Ann Toon are the UK Southern Africa photographic experts. They have been visiting Southern Africa several times a year for 20 years and their 40 years combined experience of travel and photographing in Africa shines through in their knowledge of the best and most unique photo opportunities, their encyclopaedic knowledge of the wildlife and the environment, and their calm, friendly but very efficient management of travelling and staying in Africa. They are excellent hosts and company and seen to have inexhaustible energy and patience, being always available to sort any issues with the (excellent) accommodation, health concerns and activities. Having two professional hosts for only 6 clients meant that we benefited from expert personal help when ever needed or asked for. We found them selfless in their attention to ensuring their clients were in the very best photographic positions, and providing regular, but quiet and unobtrusive advice on settings and composition, and anticipating evolving scenes based on their deep knowledge of animal behaviour (‘ you might want to check your ISO as the light is improving…perhaps underexpose a bit to stop the fish eagle breast from burning out…check your speed, that kingfisher is just about to dive…lets wait, that elephant is heading for the river’). We have been on one or two trips where the guide's personal photographic objectives dominated their behaviour  - never with the Toons!
JM, Cumbria
What a fantastic experience you gave us all! Very many thanks.
LL, Northumberland
Thanks for a wonderful holiday which far exceeded my hopes and expectations!
ES, Northumberland
You will have the best photo trip of your life and you are in great hands with Ann and Steve.
SH, Lancashire
Thanks so much for such a great time and making my dreams come true. It was just brilliant.  I wake up in the mornings wanting to be on the Chobe river!  Thanks for the time of my life and your great company.
FB, Cumbria