Photography Safari

Experience of a lifetime

African Wildlife Up Close

African Safari
12-18 June 2018

Nkhoro Game Lodge

Photographic Experiences

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH AMAZING AFRICAN WILDLIFE
- THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME


Inclusions

1 Night hotel accommodation on arrival in Johannesburg
Return transportation from Hoedspruit airport to Nkorho Lodge
5 nights Twin share accommodation at Nkhoro Game Lodge
Breakfast lunch and dinner at Nkhoro Bush Lodge
10 Game drives in open 4WD vehicles - approximately 30 hours
Local Tracker to find and identify the wildlife
Experienced Ranger to provide information about the animals

Total Price  :  $3250

Price is in Australian Dollars and are Per Person for Twin Share Accommodation

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ABOUT US
This Safari is hosted by Barend Vandenhoek and Dave Williams

Passion
Both Barend and Dave are passionate about photography and committed to making sure that you have a great experience
photographing wild animals in the African Bush.

Experience
Both Barend and Dave are experienced photographers, Barend has 17 years of photo journalism experience and Dave has
spent many years as a free-lance photographer and educator.

Barend has spent many years photographing throughout Asia and India. He lives in Melbourne and is a regular photographer for the Gridiron Victoria. Barend has been lucky enough to experience three photographic safaris in recent years which has given him the base to build a personalised safari experience for you. Photos from
his previous safaris can be found on his website: www.barendphotos.com/Travel.

Dave has been a previous freelance photographer and most recently after a long break has been enjoying photographing local bands in the incredible Victorian under- ground music scene. Dave has also been running workshops aimed at educating the basics of photography that apply to all forms of photography.

The Experience
The Sabi Sands region of South Africa provides many great opportunities to experience wildlife. The four-wheel drive vehicles allow for off road experiences that will bring you extremely close to lions, elephants, leopards and cheetah. This will be an experience that that you will never forget. We will take that to another level by ensuring it is personalised and unique to you.

Unique
The Nkhoro Lodge has a fenceless border to the world renowned Kruger National Park. Open 4WD vehicles will provide a unique experience with unobstructed views that is in hard to come by in normal passenger cars and one that you will never forget. The tour is setup to allow for an empty middle seat to allow your photographic equipment to sit in between the other photographers and have uninterrupted views.

Personal
Barend and Dave will ensure that all guests have the ample opportunity to learn more about photography and get better shots. The expert trackers and rangers will answer your questions about the flora and fauna of the area. Barend uses Nikon and Dave uses Canon therefore guests of these cameras can ask specific questions about the functionality of these cameras. Dave is experienced with Adobe products and will also guide guests on post processing techniques.

Inclusions
This photographic Safari tour will take you on ten game drives over a five day period. Vehicles are open four wheel drives with a trained Ranger and native tracker. Photographers will be placed on the outer row of seats to ensure excellent unobstructed views of the wildlife. The middle row of seats will be vacant allowing with ample room for your photographic equipment.

Meals, Accomodation and Transport
• 1 Night hotel accommodation on arrival in Johannesburg
• Return transportation from Hoedspruit airport to Nkorho Lodge in the game reserve
• 5 nights Twin share accommodation at Nkhoro Game Lodge
• Breakfast lunch and dinner at Nkhoro Bush Lodge
• 10 Game drives in open 4WD vehicles - approximately 30 hours
• Local Tracker to find and identify the wildlife
• Experienced Ranger to provide information about the animals

LOCAL GUIDE AND TRACKER
The experienced local ranger will drive the vehicle and will provide information on the local flora
and fauna. Along with a local ranger there is a tracker who sits on the front bumper to look for
animal tracks. He is experienced at finding animals and understanding how to approach them.
Where possible the vehicle will be repositioned so that each row of photographers will have a
chance of achieving the best possible shot.

NOT INCLUDED
• Airfares / Transportation to Johannesburg South Africa and return
• Airfares / Transportation from Johannesberg to Hoedspruit return.
• Drinks on game drives, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks at dinners or during your free time.

ITINERARY
The days at Nkhoro Lodge will be fun filled and interesting.
The typical program starts before sunrise. You will be woken by your guide around 5 AM, there is time for a quick cup of warm coffee before we board the vehicles and set just before the sun starts to rise over the horizon. As we circle around the camp, the guide looks for animal tracks and communicates with the other lodges and vehicles about wildlife sightings. A short stop to shoot the red sunrise and we will off to capture the “Big Five”. Returning around three hours later with your memory cards full of shots we will have a cooked breakfast around 8:30 AM at the lodge.
Lunch will be served around midday and you have some time to work on your photos, swim in the pool or enjoy drinks on the porch overlooking the local waterhole. Wildlife is plentiful and come right up to and into the camp area providing more opportunities for photos.
A few hours before sunset we set off for the afternoon game drives and eventually wind our way back to the lodge for an outdoor dinner in the Boma an enclosure, made from tree branches around the campfire. The evening typically ends around 9 PM so that we can rest before repeating the excitement to following morning.

NOTE: As wildlife can enter the lodge area at night, guests are not permitted to leave their rooms until they are woken by the guide in the morning.

Day-to-day Itinerary

Day 1 - Tuesday 12th June
You will be met at the airport by Barend and Dave and taken to the hotel nearby. Dinner and briefing with all photographers at the hotel around 7:30 PM.
Day 2 - Wednesday 13th June
• Early morning start as we head to the domestic airport for the short flight to Hoed- spruit.
• Arrive Hoedspruit airport around 11 AM and a 90 minute drive into the bush to arrive at the Nkhoro Bush Lodge around 2 PM for a welcome drink, safety briefing and check into our cabins.
• Approx. 4 PM we will be boarding the 4 Wheel Drive Vehicles for the first of our 10 game drives.
• Arriving back at the lodge around 3 hours later we will have time for a quick shower and then a wonderful buffet dinner around a campfire in the Boma. The Rangers will join us for stories about the bush and will answer questions.
Day 3 - Thursday 14th June
• Morning and afternoon Games drives.
Day 4 - Friday 15th June
• Morning and afternoon Games drives.
Day 5 - Friday 16th June
• Morning and afternoon Games drives.
Day 6 - Friday 17th June
• Morning and afternoon Games drives.
Day 7 - Friday 18th June
• Morning and afternoon Games drives.
A final morning game drive and breakfast before we bid farewell to the staff, rangers and cooks. We board the van for our drive back to Hoedspruit airport around 11 AM. A short flight back to Johannesburg and connect to our flights back home to Australia in the evening or connecting for further amazing Afrcian experiences. A heart full of experiences and exciting memories and a camera full of fantastic shots that we could never have taken anywhere else. This experience will have you smiling every time you see a photo of a wild animal and will be an experience you will never forget.

Total Price  :  $3250

Price is in Australian Dollars and are Per Person for Twin Share Accommodation

Payment details
Deposit of $500 per person due by 10 December 2017 Final Balances must be paid by 15 March 2018

www.photographicexperiences.com
Barend - 0419 525 152
Dave - 0433 767 990

Payments can be made with travel agent:

Surf Coast Travel & Cruise

Please contact Paul Moran
03 52345041
paul@surfcoasttravel.com.au

Address: Shop105 A, 222 Fischer St, Torquay, Victoria 3228


Waiver: Participants in the 12-18 June safari will be required to sign a waiver indemnifying the organisers and the Nkhoro Bush Lodge for any injuries and damages. Copies of the waiver forms are available at www.photographicexperiences.com