2020 Africa Safari Options
In 2020, we have current confirmed three safari trips, each unique and each worthy of consideration. In addition to these, we are working on additional destinations to be announced later.
- May 2020 –Okavango/Chobe Experience: Savute & Chobe Photo Tour of Botswana – Khwai, Savute & Chobe in Botswana arguably offers the best overall game viewing and wildlife photography experience Botswana has to offer. This 9-day/8-night safari concentrates on the prime wildlife areas making sure we cover the most sought-after photographic areas. We have worked extensively in Botswana for a number of years and will put you in the front row seat of photography excellence.
- May 2020 – Zimanga, South Africa – This is a true photographers paradise. Imagine an entire game reserve specifically designed to create the best photo opportunities in the world. Now Image having the entire reserve to just our group, giving us the freedom to shoot at any time night or day. An amazing mix of photo hides and vehicle-based photo workshops await you. You may not have heard of Zimanga, but if you follow the winners of contests like the Smithsonian’s Winland Rice Awards, the British Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the Sony Photo Awards or the Sienna International Photo Awards, then you have probably seen photos taken at this new and exciting location.
- May 22-30, 2020 – Timbavati – May is always a good time of yearto visit the Greater Kruger and Timbavati is one of our favorite private reserves. It’s a great time because it’s the dry season, the weather is late Fall in the southern hemispere which means pleasant temperature during the day between 75-80° F with low humidity. The game viewing is great because many of the trees have lost a few leaves and many of the remaining leaves have a beautiful green to gold tone. Timbavati is great for all animals, but is exceptional for leopard and lion sightings. On this trip, we will be staying in two separate lodges. That gives you an nice mix of varied terrain and wildlife. You can’t go wrong picking this safati.
- November 2 – 12, 2020 – 2020 Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Chobe River and Namibia’s Zambezi River – Join us on this trip during the dryest of the dry season. The animal activity in the Okavango and on the Chobe will be amazing during this time of the year. We top off this trip with a chance to shoot the rarely seen colonies of carmine bee eaters as they churn the skies catching insects to deliver to the newly born chicks.
- November 2020 – Timbavati, South Africa – We have picked November because this is when the impala and other antelope give birth. This allows lots of photos of babies, which is always a treat. As one can imagine, with small, vulnerable animals also comes heightened predation so we can also expect plenty of big cat action. We have chosen this lodge to at this reserve to optimize this experience for a small, select group of photographers.
Additional workshops in the planning stage:
- Namibia – Date TBD – We don’t have dates for this trip yet, but we have great memories from 7 weeks in Namibia in 2018 and we know that this trip will include time at Sossusvlei where we will shoot dunes, the ancient trees of Deadvlei and also aerial photos from the helicopters. Of course, a trip to Namibia would not be complete without the waterholes of Etosha National Park so this will also be on the agenda. Beyond this, we are still deciding between Quiver Tree, the desert town of Kolmanskop, another visit with the Himba or may even the excellent sightings of Erindi. As you can see, lots of options and all of them good. Talk to us to learn more.
- Great Migration in Kenay, 28 August, 2020 – This one is almost ready to launch. We have 6 nights of the trip booked on hold, but six is a little short, so we are now scouting 3 locations to add an additinal 3 nights on safari to this overall package. Currently , we know the trip will include:
- Arrival night in Nairobi
- 5 nights in Mara Bush Camp, Masai Mara
- Balloon Ride
- Helicopter Ride
- Of course, we are always open to other suggestions, so if you have an African destination you would like us to look into, feel free to contact us.