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The Bukela Africa Photographic Private Safari

Your Photographic Safari. Your aircraft & pilot. Your tutor & wildlife photographer. Your private guide.

For those with photography, Africa and wildlife on your hot list, this is just for you: the opportunity to hone your skills under the tutorship of professional wildlife photographer Bruce van Niekerk – who incidentally will also be your pilot and private guide.

This experience is geared for those with DSLR’s and cameras with advanced features beyond the scope of the basic “point and shoot”. Bruce will host an informal “classroom” session at the start of the trip, with ample opportunity for questions and answers.

The Sample Itinerary is a dream mix of photographic opportunities set within the dramatic context of Southern Africa at its wildlife best. You are guaranteed to be privy to viewings that will simply take your breath away.

This is when Bruce will step in and do the photography for you so that you have the freedom to simply take in the entire experience, knowing that this freeze-frame moment is being captured. These professional photographs will form part of your personal portfolio, your very own Safari-in-pictures

Sample Itinerary: Photographic Private Safari

Country Destination Property Photographic & Viewing Highlights

Day 1 – 3 South Africa Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve Londolozi Tree Lodge Big 5 – Close up! Renowned leopard viewing;
Photographic facilities: Editing, printing, lens & camera rental.
Day 3 – 6 Zimbabwe Hwange NationalPark Private Concession Linkwasha Camp Big game magnet: elephant, buffalo, attending lion prides; Sensational photographic opportunities from logpile hides; Great chance for roan & sable pictures.
Day 7 – 9 Botswana Okavango Delta: Domain of Nat Geo’s explorer’s in residence, filmmakers Dereck and Beverley Joubert Duba Plains Camp The place to witness daytime lion vs buffalo encounters (documented here in Nat Geo’s “Relentless Enemies”); Helicopter aerial photography; Birding and wildlife magic of the Okavango.
Day 10 – 12 Namibia Skeleton Coast Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp Powerful images of desert valley, gravel plains, mountains, dunes and ephemeral river with counterpoint of Skeleton Coast’s stark splendour close by; Uniquely adapted fauna and flora.
Day 13 – 15 Namibia Swakopmund Day Stop en route to Sossusvlei Desert Lodge Bavarian-style German buildings; Opportunity to photograph seals, dolphins and profusion of wetland birds in the Walvis Bay Lagoon RAMSAR site; Aerial photographs of towering shapes and shadows of Namib Desert Dune Sea at 3500 feet.
Namibia Sossusvlei Sossusvlei Desert Lodge Sunset kaleidoscope playing over the dunes on arrival; The iconic Sossusvlei dunes, salt-white pans and tree skeletons; Balloon-flight aerial views; Astronomy Photography in Africa’s only Dark Sky Reserve.