Join a small group of photographers (max 5) on game drives 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 game drive 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 this safari, you will make use of a customized photography-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 and 180-degree vertical views-(canvas top can be removed for this) 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 photography skills.
There are also two photographic hides at the camp that can be used during the tour. Here especially during the dry month's animals can be found visiting the waterholes and photographic opportunities are plenty.
As a general guide, comfortable, casual, wash, and wear clothes are recommended. Please note that muted colors are recommended for game viewing. Khaki, green, beige, and neutral colors are recommended.
Shirts with long sleeves (even in summer, as protection from the sun and mosquitoes).
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
Sunblock, sunglasses, hat, insect repellent, moisturizer, and lip-salve are all essentials
Please note that this Is a Malaria Area and Proper Precautions Should Be Taken. We recommend your Discuss with Your Doctor on Which Medication to Use.
Day 1: Meet & Greet Light to Mfuw in South Luangwa
When you arrive at Mfuwe International Airport ,you will be welcomed and Transfer to Wildlife Camp, depending on time of flight meals will be arranged accordingly.
Before dinner- Meet and greet rest of tour participants and tour-leader, discuss interests and ask some questions.
Day 2- 7: Photography Safari - South Luangwa NP
Typical daily schedule
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
12:30 Free time-(Make use of one of the hides available)
15:00 Tea and coffee and snack / briefing about afternoon program
15:30 Start the late afternoon and evening 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
20:30 Three-course dinner will be served
21:00 Free time
Day 9: Transfer to Mfuwe Airport / Flight Lusaka
Depending on flight time breakfast will be served before transfer to Mfuwe International Airport.