BIG CATS AND ELEPHANTS UP CLOSE WITH ART WOLFE
Please note this photo safari is fully “SOLD OUT”.
This photo safari provides a rare opportunity to photograph alongside the legendary photographer, Art Wolfe. Learn everything from how to capture the expanse of an African landscape to photographing the smallest details in wildlife. While you learn about technique, Art’s approach to composition will transform you photography, not merely add to it.
This small group photo safari has been created for photographers who have a passion for capturing stunning close-up images of Africa’s Big Cats and Elephants in their natural environments. The main focus of the photo safari is to give you every assistance to capture iconic images of leopards, lions, cheetahs and photograph elephants up-close from our exclusive underground hide.
There will be a big variety of other African wildlife to photograph too, you can be assured of photographing the Big Five.
The very best locations to photograph Africa’s superior predators and largest mammals have been selected:
To find out more about the camps/lodges we have selected, click on the individual links above. Linger for a while on the uniqueness of each, imagining you were there. You will appreciate the extremely high standard of accommodation we have chosen. You will experience the best of African lodges; they are world class.
It would be a challenge to surpass the photographic opportunities for predators and up-close photography of elephants offered by this photo safari, anywhere in Africa.
Our aim is to ensure you come home with the best possible images and unforgettable memories of a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience photographing these magnificent animals.
Leopards are the most elusive and arguably the most beautiful of the African predators! They seem to choose who photographs them! Our experienced drivers/guides will track them and you will be astounded when you see how close you can get to photograph these supreme predators.
Did you ever think you might photograph an elephant herd from a perspective similar to that lying on your stomach with the nearest elephant not more than seven metres from your lens ? To get a feel for what this photographic experience might be like, play the short video clip at the bottom of the page!
With not more than four photographers/persons allowed per vehicle you will appreciate the extra space whilst photographing. This arrangement caters especially well for photographers using larger telephoto lenses and yet allows enough space for spouses/partners who just wish to sit, in peace and enjoy the special spirit of Africa.
FURTHERMORE THE PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI IS CONFINED TO A MAXIMUM OF TWELVE PARTICIPANTS.
Dates & Summary Itinerary
The photo safari commences on 15 th September 2013 and finishes on 27th September 2013, starting and ending in Johannesburg, South Africa. Direct links to the accommodation are provided; click on name of the accommodation you wish to visit.
|15 Sept||Arrive Johannesburg – start of photo safari||Purple Trumpet Guest House|
|16 Sept||Transfer to Mashatu – private coach||Mashatu Main Camp – 6 nights|
|22 Sept||Transfer to MalaMala – charter flight||MalaMala Main Camp-5 nights|
|27 Sept||Transfer to J’burg Airport – private coach||N/A|
You can also download the more comprehensive itinerary by clicking the DOWNLOAD ITINERARY button in the sidebar.
Costs & Terms of Payment
The cost is: US$15,950 /AUD$15,550 per person, twin share.
A single supplement of US$2,150 / AUD$2,100 applies, if specifically requested and is payable, in full, at the time of registration.
Terms of Payment are as follows:
1. A non-refundable 25% deposit together with a completed Registration Form, on or before 15th February 2013.
2. A second non-refundable payment of 25% on or before 19th April 2013.
3. A final payment of the remaining 50%, on or before 31st May 2013.
If You Would Like More Details
If you would like to discuss any aspect of international flights for the photo safari, please contact the booking agent, Flightworld, 200 St. Georges Tce., Perth and request to speak to Mrs Khush Suntoke. Alternatively you can email Khush at email@example.com.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of the photo safari, before making a decision to join us, please contact either:
Denis Glennon AO on 0418 923 103 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ensure you download the comprehensive itinerary containing most of the information you will initially need, by clicking on “DOWNLOAD ITINERARY’ in the box on the right hand side.
If this photo safari is not for you, perhaps you might consider forwarding the information to a friend at Canon Oceania, who may like to know about it.
Pre-departure Information & Checklists
To assist you prepare for this photo safari I have compiled a comprehensive, downloadable and printable PDF. It contains helpful information on:
- Travelling with and looking after photographic equipment in Africa.
- Downloading and backing-up images every day.
- Power supply in Botswana and South Africa for charging batteries, laptop, mobile phone, etc.
- Vehicle etiquette and consideration for fellow passengers and photographers.
- Keeping healthy in Africa.
- Money Matters in Botswana and South Africa.
- Immigration and Customs at Johannesburg International Airport, South Africa.
- Arrangements to meet you on arrival at Johannesburg International Airport.
- Travel documents, personal items & clothing checklist
- Personal medical items checklist.
- Camera equipment checklist – this is a comprehensive list and you should not be overwhelmed.
- Summary itinerary.
- Guide to paying gratuities on this photo safari.
- Denis’ choice of lenses and other camera equipment for this photo safari.
The information in this PDF will help you to remember to pack your selection of camera equipment and other essential items so that you return home with a great collection of iconic images, and many magnificent memories.
To download and print a copy of this PDF, click: Pre-departure Information & Checklists for the Big Cats & Elephants with AW Photo Safari – Sept 2013