Low Cost Photographic Safari   –   7 nights

South Luangwa Nat’l Park, Zambia

$2690 p/person sharing*

$3290 p/person single*

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Join a small group of photographers (max 5) on game drives for a photographic safari in the famous South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.  South Luangwa is one of the best locations in Africa for wildlife with over 60 species of mammals, including hippo, giraffe, lion, leopard, wildebeest, zebra, antelope, buffalo and the endangered wild dog. There are also over 400 species of birds recorded in the valley, so the photo opportunities are outstanding!

Every photographic safari is led by knowledgeable and passionate safari guides. Photographers of all levels are welcome, from absolute beginners to seasoned professionals. Learn from your fellow photographers in an open environment where no questions are too basic.

On safari you will make use of a customized photographic safari vehicle with swing arms to accommodate clamps with camera mounts. A maximum of five people plus the photographic guide are accommodated on the game drive vehicle, to ensure all participants have ‘window’ seats. The vehicle is completely open, allowing you to have 360-degree horizontal views for capturing images.

Assistance from your photography guide is available at all times, including reviewing and discussing images once back in camp and instruction in post processing of your images. This personal approach results in the best possible opportunity of improving your wildlife photographic safari skills.

Typical Itinerary

  • 05:15 Wake-up call and light breakfast at the restaurant
  • 05:45 Drive to the main gate of the National Park
  • 06:00 Photographic safari in a private vehicle with guide driver and a photography guide
  • 10:00 Return to the lodge for a break
  • 11:30 Brunch
  • 12:30 Free time
  • 15:00 Tea and coffee and snack / briefing about afternoon program
  • 15:30 Start the late afternoon and evening photographic safari
  • 18:00 Sundowners at a scenic spot in the park
  • 18:30 Spotter in passenger front seat with a spotlight for nocturnal animals
  • 19:30 Return to camp
  • 20:00 Three-course dinner will be served
  • 21:00 Free time

What’s Included

  • Input, suggestions and informal instruction on anything related to photography
  • Casual talks, briefings or workshops appropriate to each day’s activities
  • Flexible instruction topics to suit photographers of any skill level
  • Sufficient time at game sightings that will suit everyone’s photographic needs
  • All safari activities (two game drives per day except day of arrival/departure)
  • Services of the lodge guides & staff
  • Relevant park fees
  • All meals, national beer (Mosi) and soft drinks
  • Laundry service

 

What is Not Included

  • International airfare and/or other transportation between your home and Mfuwe Internationall Airport, Zambia
  • Visas – $50.00 for Zambian tourist visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal purchases (including curios, drinks not specified, telephone, etc.)
  • Gratuities
  • Optional extra activities

Suggested Camera Gear

  • 2 Camera bodies (for peace of mind / fast switching of focal lengths)
  • Spare memory cards, batteries and charger. Small multi outlet electric extension cord to charge 3 devices at one time
  • Lenses: Long telephoto lens 300/400/500, 150-600 zoom or 100-400 zoom with 1.4/1.5 Tele converter, telephoto lens 70-200 or equivalent, Wide angle lens for wider wildlife images
  • Flash (external), extra batteries, A flash bracket (Inexpensive ones available from Neewer, Vello and Stroboframe), flash off-shoe cord to eliminate ‘green-eye’ when photographing animals at night
  • Notebook, laptop or additional storage devise
  • Gimbal Head (vehicle has swing arm mount), please bring your own arca-swiss plates with you.
  • Binoculars
  • Empty bean bag (rice to fill at camp)
  • Tripod/monopod

Clothing

  • As a general guide, comfortable, casual, wash and wear clothes are recommended. Please note that muted colours are recommended for game viewing. Khaki, green, beige and neutral colours are recommended.
  • Shirts with long sleeves (even in summer, as protection from the sun and mosquitoes).
  • T-Shirts
  • Shorts or a light skirt
  • Jeans or safari trousers for evenings and cooler days
  • A jacket, fleece or sweater is recommended for early morning and evening game drives
  • Comfortable walking shoes and/or sandals
  • Sun block, sunglasses, hat, insect repellent, moisturizer and lip-salve are all essentials

*50% deposit required for a Confirmed Booking.

Non-refundable within 30 days of Check IN.

Balance due during stay at Wildlife Camp.

Minimum of 4 people or equivalent charge.

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