Join an African photo safari guided by award-winning photographer Lucia Griggi! Whether you’re a total beginner or a seasoned photographer, this is a great opportunity to photograph a wealth of African wildlife, and to sharpen your skills at the same time.
We’ll be based at a comfortable lodge in the Greater Kruger Area, an excellent location for exploring the many surrounding private game reserves. Most mornings will start with an early game drive, so that we can experience the African bush at the warm early light, and photograph animals as they’re at their most active. We’ll use an open game drive vehicle and will be accompanied by expert guides, who will ensure many great wildlife sightings. You can expect to photograph lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, rhinos, giraffe, zebra, as well as many smaller species such as antelope, monkeys, and a great variety of bird species.
In the afternoons, there will be time to enjoy lunch at our lodge and enjoy photography lectures and review sessions with Lucia. Late afternoon, we’ll embark on another game drive, this time to enjoy the African bush as the sun sets. In the evenings, there is time to relax and work on our post production.
In addition to the game drives, we’ll visit Kinyonga Reptile Centre, an education and conservation centre for reptiles. Here, you’ll have unique opportunities to photograph snakes, chameleons, turtles, and baboon spiders from up close – if you’re willing to come close enough, that is!
On the fifth day of our photo safari, we’ll head to a game reserve for an overnight camping trip. It’s a wonderful experience to camp in the bush, and to have animals roaming around your tent at night. It also gives us excellent photographic opportunities, as on top of game drives, we’ll be able to do night drives and walking safaris. And if you’re keen, you can practise astrophotography once the African night sky shows its magic.
This photo safari is suitable for photographers of all levels, so don’t worry if you’ve a novice at wildlife photography! With Lucia’s guidance and the abundance of wildlife photography opportunities, you’ll be guaranteed to gain some great skills and to go home with an impressive portfolio of images.
Meet your guide
You’ll be guided on this photo safari by Lucia Griggi, a multi-award-winning photographer and experienced workshop leader. Lucia will be offering tutoring throughout the safari, both in the field, and in between activities. You can expect to learn about composition, all elements of technical camera use, and post production. Since we’ll have the luxury of a small group (a maximum of six participants), Lucia will be able to offer plenty of individual guidance.
- Price £2250
- Duration 6+ days
- Group Size 5
Day 1: Arrival in Hoedspruit, where you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to our lodge, half an hour away.
Day 2 & 3: Two days of game drives in surrounding private game reserves.
Day 4: A visit to Kinyonga Reptile Centre in the morning, followed by a game drive in the afternoon.
Day 5 & 6: Overnight camping safari with game drives, a walking safari, and astrophotography opportunities.
Day 7 & 8: Two further days of game drives and photographic lectures.
Day 9: Transfer back to Hoedspruit, where you can catch a flight home.