South Africa Vacation Designed for Photographers
May 03 - May 11, 2020
No Single Supplement charge
Camera Clubs and Large Groups
Let us do all the planning for your next event, we have unlisted dates available and discounts for groups over 4 people. Please call us at 770-401-8671 for Dates and Rates.
We worked out a great deal with our local partner... No Single Supplement Charges for this Trip
We know this is a big trip, we are eager and happy to help! Don't hesitate to call us, anytime.
Check Off Your Bucket List
Incredible Photography Opportunities
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.
Why Choose this Trip?
We Do Things Differently
Tripod Travelers offers this spectacular trip in partnership with a private Wildlife Safari which is a family owned nature preserve with over 30 years of servicing customers. We will be guided on several unique Safari scenarios tailored for photographers over our 6 days on their game reserve. By working with our partners, we can bring this package to you with significant savings when you add up all that is included in our price. As you look at other African Safaris, most are not catered for photographers, meaning you can easily be disappointed when you are in a middle seat or pull off an animal before getting your shot (you will not be in control of your guide or vehicle). It is rare to have 8 game drives included in your own private vehicle, meaning other lodges or camps offer game drives, maybe 3 a week as part of the package mixed with other people (non photographers). If you want more, you will severely pay for additional drives, and much more if you are looking for a private vehicle. When you compare our total package, including animal accessibility, diversity, photography support, and private vehicle with eight game drives, our photography experience we present to our clients is extremely hard to beat! Finally, traveling to Africa can be complex and takes a lot of effort. We coordinate your experience to last detail, including assisting with flights. Simply show up to the airport and we take care of everything else, truly a zero stress experience!
What is Included?
All Inclusive Itinerary
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 Flight 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!
Flight to Johannesburg, South Africa
Tips for Safari Guides or Staff
Travel Insurance or Medical Assistance Insurance
Zero Stress Vacation
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
Thurs 5/03 Travel Day, in route.
Fri 5/04: Arrive in Johannesburg, overnight stay. Reception
Sat 5/05: Breakfast, fly to Hoedspruit, SA., late afternoon Safari
Sun 5/06: In Safari
Mon 5/07: In Safari
Tues 5/08: In Safari
Wed 5/09: Blyde River Canyon
Thur 5/10: In Safari
Fri 5/11: Flight back to Johannesburg, Flight back to home.
Sat 5/12: Return Home.