14 October: meeting in Johannesburg ( to be defined before departure ) and private transfer for Madikwe Game Reserve ( about 4:30 hrs ), check in and time to rest. Light lunch and first afternoon game drive.
15 – 19 October: every day 2 long game drives at sunrise and sunset. Lightroom editing sessions during afternoons. Photographic hide always open and accessible.
20 October: after the morning activity, breakfast and checkout. Private transfer for Johannesburg. End of trip
Breakfast, light lunch, dinner, coffe and tea included
ABOUT THIS WEEK
Seven days of photographic safari and editing workshop in Madikwe Game Reserve, one of the best conservation areas in Africa. Every day we will head to the bush for two long and flexible game drives, in our private vehicle, looking for the most interesting scenes that the day offers, exploring different areas of the reserve. We might decide to stay in the underground photographic hide and enjoy the view from there at sunrise or sunset.
During our afternoons, editing sessions with Lightroom will be set up, at the time you like: one to one, to define your abilities, or for the group, to give the basic rules. All will be set up on your needs, related to your photographic and editing level. Lazy afternoons are also on the menu!
The underground photographic hide facing outside the fences, overlooking a waterhole and safely accessible 24/7 will catch every free single moment you will have, this is for sure!
Only 6 guests. Join us today!
Watch the short video from our last workshop in this special place!
OUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI STYLE
Our photographic safaris always focus on tracking wildlife, according to the experience of our guides and of the wildlife photographer who will host the group. To maximize the photographic aspects, there will never be more than two people in each row of the car, which will always be reserved for our small group. Our vehicle will always be positioned in the best way possible, thinking both about composition and light, to allow you to have great shots. We will look for interesting scenes and stick to them as long as possible, in order to make the most out of every possible interaction
14 - 20 OCTOBER 2018
JOIN US FOR THIS WORKSHOP IN MADIKWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE IN SOUTH AFRICA.
ABOUT MADIKWE AND OUR PHOTOGRAPHIC TARGETS
Madikwe Game Reserve is currently the fifth largest game reserve and is also one of the lesser – known parks in South Africa. This makes it a hidden- gem as it is regarded as one of the best conservation areas in Africa in a 680 km2 park. It borders Botswana and is only 4 hours drive from Johannesburg. It is a malaria free Reserve.
The area offers the possibility to spot all the Big Five, a large diversity of antelope species, the entire range of smaller predators, over 300 bird species, and a tremendous diversity of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Encounters with brown hyenas, black and white rhinos are common. The number of elephant is incredible. We won’t run after every animal, but we will instead try to focus on the best photographic opportunities available, relying on the deep knowledge of the area and its wildlife of our qualified guide and the suggestions of the hosting photographer. For sure we will look for predators, elephants and rhinos, if we get lucky we might also spot the endangered African Wild Dog and cheetahs, but we won’t ignore also the beauty of all the small creatures around us.
We love every trip to The Bush House, it provides an intimate setting and personal touch from the owners. It is an old farmhouse that after years of family laughter and happiness has been transformed into an inviting and relaxing residence that encourages guests to kick off their shoes and unwind.
This 4- star luxury bush lodge is located on the western side of Madikwe Game Reserve and encourages guests to enjoy the relaxed informal atmosphere.
The rooms have aircon and fans, hairdryers, coffee and tea facilities. The bathrooms have separate baths and showers with a variety of toiletries.
There is 220v electricity, cell phone signal and free Wi-Fi should you need to stay in touch.
A pool in a magnificent garden, facing the waterhole, is where you can rest after all the activities we planned for you!
IN & OUT
The rate includes : 6 nights in 4 star Lodge on full board treatment, two private game drives per day, free access to the hide 24/7, professional local field guide, Lightroom editing sessions and photographic tutoring at all times from our hosting photographer. Private road transfer from and to Johannesburg. Prices are intended per person sharing, single room option available, with supplement, to be required asap. Please contact us for the detailed program
The rate excludes: flights and airport taxes; travel and medical insurance ( compulsory ); tips and any item of a personal nature; Park entrance fees R180 ( might change during 2018 ), anti poaching fees R900 ( might change during 2018 ); any other items not specified in “the rate includes”
Reservations close on 20th August 2018