This Elephant & Wildlife Photography Workshop offers you an exciting opportunity to spend 4 nights / 5 days at Tembe Elephant Park, home to The Big Five including some of Africa's bigest Tuskers. Also there are more than 340 bird species and myriad of other plants and animals. It is a world of hot silence and white sand, where the busy modern world ceases to exist and only the rising and setting of the sun marks the passage of time. It is also the ancestral home of the Tembe peopleTembe Elephant Park is a place where wild elephants still roam, and part of the legendary Ivory Route where the great tuskers still tramp their ancient pathways through dense sand-forest and tall yellow grass. The park is a 300 square kilometer reserve between Zululand and Mozambique, home to some of Africa's largest elephants as well as the smallest antelope, the suni.
This workshop does not require any strenuous hiking.
This workshop is limited to 8 guests and is guided by Rory Baker and Alan Nixon with a maximum of 4 guests per guide making this an ideal opportunity to learn and be guided by professionals to take your photography to new levels and achieving magnificent images and memories of this workshop.
KwaZulu-Natal (kw? zu lu n? t? l) is also referred to as KZN and known as "the garden province", is a province of South Africa that was created in 1994 when the Zulu Bantustan of KwaZulu ("Place of the Zulu" in Zulu) and Natal Province were merged. It is located in the east of the country, enjoying a long shoreline beside the Indian Ocean and sharing borders with three other provinces and the countries of Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho. Its capital is Pietermaritzburg and its largest city is Durban. It is the 2nd most populous province in South Africa.
All guests to arrive at Tembe Elephant Park by 12:00pm with own transport. All details including map (click here) will be provided when making a booking.
After settling in we will meet for a pre-lunch short presentation and introduction what will be done over the coming days. After lunch in the main dinning area we head off on our first open photography game drive session.
Weather conditions play a huge roll in the actual day-to-day activities schedules, we wait until we know what the weather is going to do and then decide on the next day's itinerary.
Some of the photographic coaching will be done at the lodge some in the field where we are photographing and both Rory and Allan will be looking over your shoulders and shooting with you to guide you all the way. We also will break into smaller groups on some of the shoots. Each day we will do photography talks and editing sessions in a private area in the camp.
Early mornings and evenings in the field or on game drives will include coffee and rusks with adequate water available during the daytime excursions in the bush.
Each day we will have breakfast, lunch and dinner at the main dining area or in an exclusive area are set aside for our workshop. On the days when we may be out for early sunrise or night photography arrangements will be made to compensate with a snack or meal in the bush.
Each evening we discuss the next days activities based on weather conditions.
Here is what you can expect from the indoor and outdoor sessions:
We start with an early morning photo session then head back to the lodge for one more photography talk wrap up before a late breakfast. After lbrunch we bid farewell until next time.
My Photo Safari understands that a photo safari or tour is probably a once in a lifetime experience and traveling with a lot of equipment may be cumbersome. We therefore offer a rental service either of our own equipment or hired from a third party on your behalf.
To view more about eqyipment rental visit the Equipment Rental Page.
Single Suppliment upon request (subject to available beds).
Maximum 8 Guests with 2 professional photography guides.
Note: If there are 4 or less guests then it will be at the discretion of My Photo Safari to have one or two professional photography guides.
Note: If there are sufficient Guests interested we will arrange group transport leaving Durban and returning to Durban with costs divided evenly amongs all Guests. You will be informed about this closer to the time.
Thanks for a great experience!! I enjoyed every minute of the workshop and the revision and theoretical tuition added to the enjoyment. All said, a superbly planned three days photography workshop.