Wild ZambiaDestinations: Lower Zambezi National Park, South Luangwa National Park, North Luangwa National Park
Highlights: Wildlife in and around the Zambezi River, excellent predator and general game viewing, true wilderness experience, photographing wildlife on foot
Overview: This safari encompasses some of the most pristine and remote wilderness areas in Africa. The trip starts off with a 4 night stay in Lower Zambezi National Park. The broad swathe of the Zambezi River winds its way through the reserve, an epicentre of wildlife activity in this pristine environment. Opportunities abound for images of wildlife drinking, wallowing and otherwise interacting with the river and the environment it creates. The second destination is Tafika Camp on the banks of the Luangwa River adjoining South Luangwa National Park. The game viewing here is exceptional as are the photographic opportunities. The final destination is Mwaleshi Camp in North Luangwa National Park. This is one of, if not the most, remote safari camps in Africa and all game viewing is done on foot as this is a true wilderness area where driving is not permitted. Stalking and photographing wildlife on foot can truly be a life changing experience as it engages all of the senses, bringing you face to face with your subject. Mwaleshi's guide is highly experienced and knowledgeable and puts guest safety above all else.
Availability: 6 spots available
African Predator SafariDestinations: Malamala & Mashatu Game Reserve
Highlights: Some of the best leopard, lion and cheetah viewing in Africa, specialist photographic hides
Overview: Malamala & Mashatu are widely regarded as 2 of the top wildlife photography destinations in Africa associated in particular with regular sightings of the big cats, leopard, lion & cheetah. The safari starts off with 4 nights at Malamala where the focus is on tracking down leopards and lions, many of which are relaxed around the game viewing vehicles allowing for incredible photographic opportunities. Malamala is not about predators alone, having a high density and diversity of 'general' wildlife and it is not rare to see all members of the famous 'Big 5' in a single drive. Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana is unlike any other safari destination in Africa. Everything here is larger than life, from the Mashatu trees towering over deep dry riverbeds, to the enormous herds of elephants and the sheer vastness of the empty blue sky. Mashatu is also home to the world renowned photographic hides which Mike was instrumental in setting up.
Dates: 8 July - 16 July 2018
Availability: Fully booked
Mashatu SafariDestinations: Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana.
Highlights: Excellent lion, leopard & cheetah viewing, large elephant herds, famous photographic hides, unique habitats
Overview: This 7 night safari centres exclusively on Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana. Although this is longer than is traditionally spent at a single destination it allows just enough time to truly immerse yourself in the experience that Mashatu has to offer. It is home to the biggest land mammal, the biggest antelope, the biggest cat in Africa, the heaviest flying bird and some of the most impressive trees on the continent, it's no wonder that Mashatu is known as The Land of Giants. Mashatu's custom built photographic hides present an experience that is unrivalled in Africa, particularly in the dry season when huge numbers of elephants and other wildlife converge on the small waterhole, often coming within touching distance. There will be an equal number of game drives and photographic hide sessions, ensuring that the most is made of every opportunity.
Dates: 4 September - 11 September 2018
Availability: Fully booked
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