Our 2018 & 2019 African Wildlife Photographic Safaris

Specialist wildlife safaris

We offer specialist guided photographic safaris to some of Southern Africa’s most exciting wildlife destinations: the magnificent Chobe River on the Botswana/Namibia border; South Africa’s Zimanga, the first African game reserve designed specifically for photographers; and Namibia, a hauntingly beautiful country offering superb wildlife and landscape photography.

All safaris have a maximum of six guests, escorted by two of the most experienced safari photographers operating out of the UK, with 20 years experience in Africa. We always put you first.

2018 dates

Chobe-Zimanga two centre safari:

  • May 25 – June 4, 2018 (10 nights – fully booked)

Uniquely Zimanga:

  • June 4 – 12, 2018 (8 nights – fully booked)
  • September 7 – 18, 2018 (11 nights – fully booked)

Uniquely Chobe:

  • August 13 – 21, 2018 (8 nights – fully booked)

2019 dates

Planet Namibia:

  • May 4 – May 17, 2019 (13 nights, 6 spaces)

Chobe-Zimanga two centre safari:

  • May 25 – June 4, 2019 (10 nights, 6 spaces)

Uniquely Zimanga:

  • June 4 – 12, 2019 (8 nights, 6 spaces)
  • June 20 – 30, 2019 (10 nights, 4 spaces)
  • September 8 – 19, 2019 (11 nights, 1 space)

Uniquely Chobe:

  • August 3 – 12, 2019 (9 nights, 4 spaces)

Competitively priced

  • 2018 Chobe-Zimanga 10 night safari: £4,150 per person sharing. £1,150 single room supplement.
  • 2018 Uniquely Zimanga 8 night safari: £2,950 per person sharing. £750 single room supplement.
  • 2018 Uniquely Zimanga 11 night safari: £3,750 per person sharing. £1,000 single room supplement.
  • 2018 Uniquely Chobe 8 night safari: £3,450 per person sharing. £600 single room supplement.
  • 2019 Uniquely Zimanga 8 night safari: £3,200 per person sharing. £750 single room supplement.
  • 2019 Uniquely Zimanga 10 night safari: £3,850 per person sharing. £1,000 single room supplement.
  • 2019 Uniquely Zimanga 11 night safari: £4,050 per person sharing. £1,000 single room supplement.
  • Other 2019 prices to be confirmed in early 2018
  • Flights not included
Hippo yawning

TEN NIGHT AFRICAN WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI - CHOBE-ZIMANGA TWO CENTRE

May 25 – June 4, 2018     May 25 – June 4, 2019

Botswana and South Africa

2018 prices: 10 nights £4,150 per person sharing.  £1,150 single room supplement.

2019 prices: to be confirmed early 2018

Join us for an amazing two centre photo safari taking in the Chobe River in northern Botswana, one of Africa’s premier wildlife photographic destinations, and Zimanga, a ‘Big Five’ private game reserve dedicated to photography in South Africa’s game-rich Zululand region. Capture images of iconic big game and bird species up close from the water on specially-adapted photo boats on the Chobe. Then photograph from low-level, state-of-the-art photo hides, designed by multi award-winning BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Bence Máté, in South Africa’s exciting new Zimanga reserve.

Elephants drinking at night

EIGHT, TEN AND ELEVEN NIGHT AFRICAN WILDLIFE PHOTO SAFARIS - UNIQUELY ZIMANGA

June 4 – 12, 2018 (full)   September 7 – 18, 2018 (full)

June 4 – 12, 2019 (eight nights)   June 20 – 30, 2019 (ten nights)   September 8 – 19, 2019 (eleven nights)

South Africa

2018 prices: 8 nights £2,950 per person sharing, £750 single room supplement. 11 nights £3,750 per person sharing, £1,000 single room supplement.

2019 prices: 8 nights £3,200 per person sharing, £750 single room supplement. 10 nights £3,850 per person sharing, £1,000 single room supplement. 11 nights £4,050 per person sharing, £1,000 single room supplement. 

Zimanga is one of the hottest destinations for wildlife photographers in Southern Africa, thanks to its cutting edge photo hides and unique opportunities to get great shots of some of Africa’s most charismatic wildlife on exciting game drives. The low-level, state-of-the-art photo hides, designed by multi award-winning BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Bence Máté, include the beautiful lagoon hide, two reflection hides, a scavenger hide, and a remarkable overnight hide, offering the possibility of wide angle nocturnal shots of large mammals against the starry sky. You won’t find another place like Zimanga, and we’ll be staying in the heart of the reserve to make the very best of the opportunities.

Cape buffalo swimming across Chobe

EIGHT NIGHT AFRICAN WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI - UNIQUELY CHOBE

August 13 – 21, 2018 (full)

Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe

Eight nights £3,450 per person sharing, £600 single room supplement.

Join us for an unforgettable eight night photo safari on the Chobe River in northern Botswana/Namibia, one of Africa’s premier wildlife photographic destinations.  We’ll be spending lots of time on and around the river, photographing the abundant big game that congregates here in the dry season and the equally spectacular birdlife. Take a day trip to Victoria Falls to marvel at one of the natural wonders of the world, and spend an evening photographing the amazing African night sky.  Four nights of the trip will be spent aboard the Pangolin Voyager houseboat, where you couldn’t be closer to the wildlife. We’ll have exclusive use of the houseboat, and we’ll again be using the custom-built photo boats for our photography on the river.

African elephants at sunset, Chobe

NINE NIGHT AFRICAN WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI - UNIQUELY CHOBE

August 3 – 12, 2019 (nine nights)

Botswana and Namibia

2019 prices: to be confirmed early 2018

A superb nine night ‘boat and bush’ special photo safari on the Chobe River in northern Botswana, one of Africa’s premier wildlife photographic destinations.  Three nights of the trip will be spent aboard the Pangolin Voyager houseboat, where you couldn’t be closer to the wildlife. We’ll have exclusive use of the houseboat, and we’ll be using custom-built photo boats for our photography on the river, getting us up close and personal with the abundant bird life and big game. Three nights will be in the newly opened Pangolin Chobe Lodge in Kasane, from where we’ll take game drives and boat trips, exploring the river and national park. And three nights will be in a mobile tented camp in the heart of the Chobe national park, where we’ll enjoy an authentic African bush experience under canvas.

Dead Vlei, Namib Desert, Namibia

THIRTEEN NIGHT AFRICAN WILDLIFE & LANDSCAPE PHOTO SAFARI - PLANET NAMIBIA

May 4 – May 17, 2019 (thirteen nights)

Namibia

2019 prices: to be confirmed early 2018

We’re thrilled to be offering a fabulous two-week wildlife, landscape and starscape tour of one of Africa’s most photogenic wild places, a longtime personal favourite: Planet Namibia. We say ‘Planet Namibia’, because anyone who has ever visited will know the complete otherworldliness of this unique and unspoiled African country’s wildlife and wild places. Supremely photogenic alien landscapes and lifeforms don’t quite do justice as descriptions for the surreal plantlife and trees, the vast sensuously-shaped dunescapes, the endless wild coastline, the fascinating desert-adapted wildlife, the shimmering mirage of game on Etosha pan, the darkness of the night skies and the picturesque decay of long-abandoned ghost-towns slowly being swallowed up by the sands of time. We’re planning to photograph as much of it as we can on this trip!