South Africa Safari Photography Workshop Giraffe

Check Off Your Bucket List!

Join us on an amazing Safari designed specifically for photographers in South Africa. We will be in a setting where your opportunity to photograph lions, leopards, elephants, rhino, and buffalo (Big 5) are amazingly accessible to our photographers. Giraffe, hippos, crocodiles, cheetah, and many other hoofed and clawed animals will be on show during this excursion. Our visit in May is during the dry season where the grasses are short and the wildlife congregates around water. There will be ample opportunities to capture the rich diversity of nature from our open top Safari vehicles to the back porch of your Rondavel. Our lodging is a unique private reserve with over 9,000 hectares or roughly 22,000 acres of vast African nature, about an hour drive west of Kruger National Park. The surreal camp is not fenced, which allows wildlife to roam and offers client’s unique possibilities to photograph from their deck. Whether you are an experienced or hobbyist photographer, this trip will afford you incredible opportunities to capture wildlife photographs of a lifetime. During this trip, Tom will be instructing you on both the technical and creative aspects of wildlife photography while at the resort and on Safari. He will spend time supporting you and your attempts to capture amazing pictures, regardless of subject and setting.

What is Included?

  • In-Country round trip airfare Johannesburg to Hoedspruit

  • Overnight Stay at Hotel D’Oreale Grande, in Johannesburg, welcome reception and breakfast.

  • Transfer to Private Game Reserve

  • 7 Nights, 8 Days

  • 8 total game drives, plus a photo shoot at Blyde River Canon.

  • Breakfast and Dinner Included, Lunch is on your own at restaurant on site (very affordable)

  • Lodging in a South African Rondavel (bungalow), including 2 natural spring pools, bar and restaurant.

  • Dedicated Photography Instruction, including post processing and critique.

  • No Single Supplement Charges!

  • Non-Photography Spouses/Travelers welcome, $250 discount.

  • All Game Drives designed and managed by Tripod Travelers, meaning only our photographers in the vehicle, only 6 photographers per safari!

​Not Included:

  • Flight to Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Alcohol

  • Tips for Safari Guides or Staff

  • Travel Insurance or Medical Assistance Insurance



Important Details

Weather: Avg. day temps: mid 80’s. Evening temps: Mid 50’s.

Clothing: Pants, shorts, and comfortable shoes. Bring 1 heavy coat, beanie, gloves for early mornings. Be prepared to dress in layers.


Camera and Lenses: DSLR or Mirrorless. Lenses: Wide Angle, Zoom (min 300mm), and Standard. Most wildlife will be close to the vehicle, while some may need extended reach. If you have 2 camera bodies, bring both as its good to have a backup or you may want two different set ups, 1 telephoto and 1 for close ups.


Gear: Tripod (lanscapes and blind), Monopod (in vehicle safari), protective case to store your equipment. Bring enough Memory and back-up batteries to last a full day of shooting, it is not uncommon to shoot over 1000 photos a day on our trips. Always bring weather proofing protection for your camera and lens. Optional, ND filters. If you plan on photographing Stars, please bring your own head lamp and flashlight.

Activities: Driving in Open 10 Seat vehicles (be prepared for the elements). We will be driving to several locations.


Meals: Breakfast and Dinner are included in the price. Lunch is at your own cost. There is also a bar service available. A tab is kept for all paid for items and the bill is taken care by each individual client at the end of the trip. Alcohol is not included in the price, but available.


Tips: It is customary to tip our driver(s) and staff, $50US is ample for the entire trip.


Passport: Every passenger must have a valid passport which does not expires within 180 days of the date of entry into South Africa. The passport must have 2 empty pages for stamps.

Visa Requirements: US passport holders traveling into South Africa for 90 days or less for tourism or business do not need a Visa.


Lodging: Spacious Rondavels, twin or double beds, air conditioned, in suite bathroom, hot/cold water, shower, private terrace. WIFI is available for nominal charge. 220/230 voltage, US clients will need to purchase an adapter. No TVs or radios to distract you. Simply look out your window or sit on your terrace. Once we land in Johannesburg, we have an overnight stay at a hotel.


Flights: We can help you coordinate your flights into Johannesburg, we recommend Delta that has one of the few direct flights to Johannesburg. We will book your in country flight that is included in the price.

South African Photography Safari May 3rd- May 11th 2020

Price per Person, Double Occupancy
  • Dates: May 03 - May 11, 2020

    Departure: May 03, Arrive and Meet in Johannesburg after 6p.

    Return: May 11: Depart Johannesburg International Airport after 5p

    Total Photographers: 6

    Airports: Johannesburg International Airport.

    Hotel Cities: Johannesburg, South Africa and Hoedspruit South Africa

    Photography Subjects: African wildlife and landscapes.


    Key Learnings: Capturing Wildlife, Subjects in Motion, Composition, Landscapes, Exposure, Shutter Speeds, Aperture, ISO, Depth of Field, Histogram, Raw vs. JPEG, Camera Settings, Post Processing, and more.

    Itinerary: A more detailed will be emailed after deposit is received.

    Thu May 16: In-Flight

    Fri May 03: Arrive in Johannesburg, overnight stay. Reception

    Sat May 04: Breakfast, fly to Hoedspruit, SA., late afternoon Safari

    Sun May 05: In Safari

    Mon May 06: In Safari

    Tues May 07: In Safari

    Wed May 08: Blyde River Canyon

    Thur May 09: In Safari

    Fri May 10: Flight back to Johannesburg, Flight back to home.

    Sat May 11: Return Home.

Frequently Asked Questions


Our 200-Hour Teacher Training comes in 3 valuable formats: 3 Week Intensive Monday - Saturday 9am to 5pm 8-9 Week Extended Classes held 3x a week 2 months weekends only Friday 5pm-9pm, saturday & studnayn 9am-6pm Private Prefer doing a Teacher Training one on one ? No problem, get your certificate private and choose your own dead line ! We are open to slight schedule changes in order to accommodate all students.

Free Yoga

While studying at Italia Power Yoga you will have the opprotunity to deepen your practice by taking any of the classes we offer in both studios for free! After completing the course, newly certified teachers have the possibility of putting their new skills to use by teaching with us at Italia Power Yoga!


No formal training is required to take our 200-Hour Teacher Training, although we do reccomend at least 3-6 months of a regular yoga practice before signing up. This training will be an exciting and life changing journey alowing you to learn everything you need to know to start your yoga path.


To graduate from our 200-Hour Teacher Training course attendance is required every day and practice outside class is reccomended to supplement your learning. An online textbook is used during the course and there may be some required reading.

Yoga Alliance

As a Registered Yoga School (RYS), our teacher training certifications are recognized world-wide. Program graduates are eligible to join the Yoga Alliance at the 200-RYT level. Becoming a member of the Yoga Alliance is a great way to demonstrate that you are a professional, highly educated and skilled teacher.

Living Accomodations

We offer assistance with living accomodations for students traveling to Florence for this training. its is a 1min walk away from our Santo Spirito location. Please contact us for more information!


We are located in the famouse Santo Spirito zone and\or the Piazza Beccaria neighbourhood, we are able to live and practice an authentic lifestyle as part of the community of artists in this area of Florence, and provide an ideal space for a couple months of introspective self-study and yoga practice.

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