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Robin Pope Photographic Workshop Safari

PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKSHOP SAFARI

This 7 night South Luangwa Safari offers a unique safari experience where you will learn to make the most of your photographic skills in a stunning setting.

Please note that all of our Zambia safaris can be tailor-made. This itinerary is just a suggestion and can be amended to better fit your requirements.

Safari Details

If you are at all interested in wildlife photography this is a great safari for you. Imagine spending a week with like minded people, all interested in both photography and wildlife (big and small); and all wanting to improve their photographic skills. All talents and skill levels are welcome - just bring your own digital camera and laptop. It does not need to be a top-of-the-range model but one good enough to benefit from David's tips.

Since 2006 David Rogers, the well known wildlife photographer, has run photographic workshops at our camps. A group of maximum 6 guests will benefit from David's expertise and improve their digital photography. David will accompany the guests on all drives, give advice, analyse results and also how to best use Lightroom. As well as wildlife photography, he will look at landscapes, macro work, birds, insects and people. This is a unique opportunity to benefit from the knowledge of a leading wildlife photographer and see the South Luangwa at its most colourful.

  • Dates - On Request
  • Itinerary - A combination of Nkwali Camp and Nsefu Camp for 7 nights
  • Included - All safari costs & internal flights
  • Not Included - International flights, airport taxes and visa
  • Rate - On Request

Safari Itinerary

Days 1 to 3: (Nkwali Camp)

After meeting you at the airport your guide will drive you to Nkwali Camp through colourful local scenes of villages, agriculture as well as bush. Nkwali Camp overlooks a wide bend of the Luangwa River into the South Luangwa National Park and is ideally situated for the start of your safari. All rooms have a view of the river and open air bathrooms. The game in this area is excellent - and includes many family herds of elephants and the endemic Thornicroft Giraffe.

David likes to get his troops up before dawn so you're in the park in time for the fantastic dawn light - luckily Nkwali has access to the park by boat ride so it takes only a few swift minutes. You'll maximise your time in the park finding many subjects to photograph from the very small to the very big. After enjoying a delicious lunch by the lagoon you can choose to relax during siesta or sort through your photographs and come to grips with Adobe Lightroom. After a refreshing cup of tea or coffee and scrumptious cake you go back to the park to find even more in the afternoon and evening, returning to Nkwali for dinner around 20h30. Most evenings there will be a slideshow where David will illustrate some of the points he made throughout the day, and you'll also have a chance to show off your best shots.

Days 4 to 6: (Nsefu Camp)

Your transfer to Nsefu Camp is achieved by boat exploring flooding lagoons and visiting the heronry on your way up river. There is much to see and there will often be animals on the river bank watching the water float by. Light in the Emerald Season is much softer than in the drier months and gentle rays falling through ebony groves makes for some stunning photographs. While you are at Nsefu Camp you will explore the park on foot and by boat - a visit to the huge yellow-billed stork colony is an excellent adventure.

Day 7:

On your last day of the wildlife photographic workshop you'll return to Nkwali Camp in the morning, exploring the flooded lagoons on the way. The afternoon will be spent preparing for the evening's slideshow of everyone's best photographs.

Day 8:

After breakfast you will transfer to Mfuwe Airport for your flight to Lusaka to meet your connecting flight.

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