8 Days Photography Safari South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Join a small group of photographers (max 5) on game drives in the famous South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. South Luangwa is one of the best locations in Africa for wildlife with over 60 species of mammals, including hippo, giraffe, lion, leopard, wildebeest, zebra, antelope, buffalo and the endangered wild dog. There are also over 400 species of birds recorded in the valley, so the photo opportunities are outstanding! Every game drive is led by knowledgeable and passionate safari guides. Photographers of all levels are welcome, from absolute beginners to seasoned professionals. Learn from your fellow photographers in an open environment where no questions are too basic.

Set Dates Led by Professional Photographers :
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8 Days Safari : from 14 June to 21 June 2019 – Led by Robert
13 Days Safari : from 18 October to 31 October 2019 – Ian Taylor
8 Days Safari : from 3 November to 10 November – Led by Ian Taylor

On safari you will make use of a customized photography-safari vehicle with swing arms to accommodate clamps with camera mounts. A maximum of five people plus the photographic guide are accommodated on the game drive vehicle, to ensure all participants have ‘window’ seats. The vehicle is completely open, allowing you to have 360-degree horizontal views and 180-degree vertical views-(canvas top can be removed for this) for capturing images.

Assistance from your photography guide is available at all times, including reviewing and discussing images once back in camp and instruction in post processing of your images. This personal approach results in the best possible opportunity of improving your wildlife photography skills.

There are also two photographic hides at the camp that can be used during the tour. Here especially during the dry months animals can be found visiting the waterholes and photographic opportunities are plenty.

Suggested Camera Gear
* 2 Camera bodies (for peace of mind / fast switching of focal lengths)

* Spare memory cards, batteries and charger. Small multi outlet electric extension cord to charge 3 devices at one time

* Lenses: Long telephoto lens 300/400/500, 150-600 zoom or 100-400 zoom with 1.4/1.5 Teleconverter, telephoto lens 70-200 or equivalent, Wide angle lens for wider wildlife images.

* Flash (external), extra batteries, A flash bracket (Inexpensive ones available from Neewer, Vello and Stroboframe), flash off-shoe cord to eliminate ‘green-eye’ when photographing animals at night.

* Gimbal Head (vehicle has mount), please bring your own arca-swiss plates with you.

* Notebook, laptop or additional storage device
* Binoculars
* Empty bean bag (rice to fill at camp)
* Tripod/monopod
* Clothing

As a general guide, comfortable, casual, wash and wear clothes are recommended. Please note that muted colours are recommended for game viewing. Khaki, green, beige and neutral colours are recommended.

* Shirts with long sleeves (even in summer, as protection from the sun and mosquitoes).
* T-Shirts
* Shorts or a light skirt
* Jeans or safari trousers for evenings and cooler days
* A jacket, fleece or sweater is recommended for early morning and evening game drives
* Comfortable walking shoes and/or sandals
* Sun block, sunglasses, hat, insect repellent, moisturizer and lip-salve are all essential

What's Included?

* Input, suggestions and informal instruction on anything related to photography
* Casual talks, briefings or workshops appropriate to each day’s activities
* Flexible instruction topics to suit photographers of any skill level
* All safari activities (two game drives per day except day of arrival/departure)
* Use of photographic hides
* Services of the lodge guides & staff
* Relevant park fees
* All meals, national beer (Mosi), soft drinks and bottled water
* Laundry service
* Return Domestic Flight (Lusaka – Mfuwe -Lusaka)

Duration

8 days

Destination Covered

South Luangwa National Park and Lusaka Province

Best Suited

Budget, Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Luxury, Solo travellers
Typical itinerary:
DAY 1: MEET & GREET/FLIGHT TO MFUWE IN SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK
When you arrive at Mfuwe International Airport ,you will be welcomed and Transfer to Wildlife Camp, depending on time of flight meals will be arranged accordingly.

Before dinner- Meet and greet rest of tour participants and tour-leader, discuss interests and ask some questions.

DAY 2-7: PHOTOGRAPHY SAFARI – SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK

Typical daily schedule
05:15 Wake-up call and light breakfast at the restaurant
05:45 Drive to the main gate of the National Park
06:00 Photographic safari in a private vehicle with guide driver and a photography guide
10:00 Return to the lodge for a break
11:30 Brunch
12:30 Free time-(Make use of one of the hides available)
15:00 Tea and coffee and snack / briefing about afternoon program
15:30 Start the late afternoon and evening safari
18:00 Sundowners at a scenic spot in the park
18:30 Spotter in passenger front seat with a spotlight for nocturnal animals
19:30 Return to camp
20:30 Three-course dinner will be served
21:00 Free time

DAY 8: TRANSFER TO MFUWE AIRPORT/FLIGHT TO LUSAKA
Depending on flight time breakfast will be served before transfer to Mfuwe International Airport.
Not Included
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* Travel Insurances
* International airfare
* Visas – $50.00 for Zambia tourist visa Single Entry
* Personal purchases (including curios, drinks not specified, telephone, etc.)
* Gratuities
* Optional extra activities

Booking & Payment:
Every photographic tour need minimum of 4 people on tour otherwise will be cancelled and deposits paid will be returned.

First enquire about space on specific tour. If available ask to book and confirm booking by making required deposit of 30%.

Only payment via direct transfer or Visa ,MasterCard or Amex is accepted .

Cancellation Policy:
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Deposit are non-refundable on Confirmed tours with minimum required people on tour, if minimum requirements is not reached deposits will be returned.

If a tour is cut short and/or any of the services included in the price not used, there will be no refund.
* Full payment is due 60 days before the tour start date.
* 59-30 days 50% of tour fee
* 29 or fewer before departure date 100% of your Tour Fee

Please Note that this Is a Malaria Area and Proper Precautions Should Be Taken. We recommend your Discuss with Your Doctor on Which Medication to Use.
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