Ultimate Hide & Wildlife Photo Safari

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Embark on an intimate African wildlife adventure, where you'll have the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Africa's most magnificent wildlife. Modern photo hides, safari vehicles, and boat excursions offer the perfect means to observe elephants, rhinos, lions, birds, and other wildlife in their natural habitat.
safari dates
Nov 2024 - Jan 2025
Nov 2025 - Jan 2026
from $7,650 pps
4 guests
Zimanga Private Reserve


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Min 3 Guest Photographers.
Non-photographer, partner/spouse price on request and is subject to availability.
A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required to confirm a booking.
Full payment is due 90 days before the start date.
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Transfers from Durban (airport) to all destinations and returns.
All-inclusive, accommodation and all meals, beverages, soft drinks, local beers, and house wines.
Conservation, and community levies.
All activities, game drives, boats, and hides as described in the itinerary.
Gratuities and Tips.
Not Included
Personal purchases and in-room services.
Travel and medical insurance.
Forward and onward travel from Durban.
Brilliant photography opportunities every day.
Small groups!
Experience ultimate close-up photography during daytime and overnight sessions in eye-level hides.
Capture unique perspectives for your shots from these hides.
The Scavenger Hill hide gives you some in-depth habits of vultures.
Photograph the Big 5, zebra, buffalo, cheetah, wild dog, giraffe, and many other animals on game drives.
Luxury bush chalets.
All-inclusive fee (local beer & wine) including tips!
Professional photographer with you all the time to help with all aspects of wildlife photography and post-processing.


Please keep in mind that slight adjustments to the itinerary may occur due to unexpected factors like weather conditions or road closures, but rest assured, we're committed to ensuring an unforgettable experience.
Day 1
Your safari begins at Durban King Shaka Airport (or as agreed). Arrive at Zimanga around 12:30 pm. After checking in, we'll gather for a discussion about the upcoming days. In the afternoon, we kick off with a game drive or hide experience, followed by dinner at the lodge.
Day 2-8
Each day commences with a morning game drive or hide session. Upon our return, we take time to download photos and engage in photography discussions. Lunch is served at the lodge, and then we prepare for the afternoon game drive or hide session. During this period, we'll have the opportunity for two overnight hide sessions. In the evening, we come together for a sundowner and dinner.
Day 9
Our final day starts with a morning game drive or hide session. Afterward, we gather for breakfast and a wrap-up discussion. It's time to pack up and transfer back to Durban King Shaka Airport (or as previously arranged).
Zimanga Private Lodge


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