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Photographic Safari

Highlights

  • Professional photography
  • Walking with Wildlife
  • Traditional Dancing
  • Track giraffe on foot
  • Lion Safari

Eswatini – Swaziland is a welcoming Kingdom with wonderfully stunning landscapes, friendly people and up close and personal wildlife sightings, ideal for a photographic safari.

This itinerary is designed for keen photographers where there is time spent honing your skills as well as workshops to enhance your skills with a professional photographer.

It equally caters for those who want to experience Africa but maybe not behind a lens all the time. With your own guide with you for the duration you walk in the reserves, learning to track animals, and truly immerse yourself into the African bush where your senses come alive

    At a Glance

  • Price is from £3,750 pp based on twin share, single supp £255
  • Dates: 11 – 24 Sept 2019
  • Group size is a max of 12 people
  • Duration is 11 nights in country and 2 nights of air travel
  • Accommodation is traditional, comfortable and unique, DBB.
  • Weather has a temperature range of 12 – 26 C
  • Price includes flights to and from Jo’burg, all transfers, accommodation, breakfast and dinner, safaris, back up and park fees.
  • Photography: Professional photographer, Margaret Soraya, will give master classes, advice and top tips to enhance your photographic skills.

Itinerary

Days 1 – 3: Mlilwane – walk with zebra and antelope
Mlilwane is Eswatini’s oldest protected area and gave birth to the concept of nature conservation in the Kingdom. Enjoy the unique opportunity to walk
 amongst zebra and antelope, taking up close and personal photos, or sip a gin and tonic and watch the hippo. See traditional dancing and visit local markets to watch curios being created by hand.

Accommodation: traditional style beehive huts which have the feel of traditional Swazi homesteads with grass dome-shaped huts arranged in semi-circles all semi-enclosed by traditional Swazi kraal fencing.

Days 4 – 5: Maguga Lodge – mountain scenery
Maguga Lodge is located on the edge of the spectacular Maguga Dam in the heart of the Hhohho region. Wildlife is abundant here; duikers and other small antelope can be spotted on the banks of the dam. There are also numerous species of bird including the elusive African Finfoot.

Accommodation: The lodge offers 35 comfortable rooms, with each featuring an en suite bathroom, air conditioning and a semiprivate patio. All rooms are decorated in bright, contemporary African décor with beautiful ‘sleeper’ flooring.

rhino smallDays 7 – 8: Mkhaya – the ultimate Big Game safari
A premier reserve which has the elusive black rhino. Unique and intimate encounters with Mkhaya’s endangered wildlife are exceptional and all travel within the reserve is by open Land Rovers or on foot. A photographers dream location.

Experience life in the bush with a touch of luxury under a starlit African sky.

Accommodation: beautiful cottages situated in the bush which are laid out discretely in the riverine forest overlooking the dry riverbed. Luxury in the bush dining out under a starlit African sky.

Days 8 – 11: Hlane – rhino on your doorstep
In the vast bushveld of eastern Eswatini where the hot, still sun of Africa beats on the dry but life-giving soils lies Eswatini’s largest protected area, Hlane Royal National Park. Hlane is home to the largest herds of game in the Kingdom and great opportunities to photograph lion, elephant and white rhino.

Accommodation: en-suite rondavels at the water hole. These twin rooms are beautifully designed and set in the bush where impala wander by.

 

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