Photographic Safaris - Zambia
Photographic Safaris led by Paul Southall
Our partner Paul Southall at DCZ Photography takes small groups on dedicated photographic tours to some of Africa's most famous wildlife destinations featured on our website.
We offer small group exclusivity, not filling a safari vehicle with more than 6 - 8 photographers.
The value of being in a small group has great advantages. You will spend one-to-one tuition time with your professional photographer Paul Southall and a professional guide, who will lead you through the wildlife tracks. This will enable you to spend quality time with the wildlife and have plenty of space for equipment and guaranteed access to both sides of the safari vehicle.
Paul’s main focus on these tours is to assist you with your photography. He will demonstrate how to take full control of your camera so that every aspect of every photo has been considered before the shutter button is pressed. Being patient and deliberate as a photographer is essential in improving the quality of your images.
Our safaris are enjoyed by people with a strong interest in both photography and wildlife. All levels are welcome from beginners to advanced photographers. This is an opportunity to learn, share and spend time with like-minded people practicing their art.
Comfortable en-suite accommodation providing recharging facilities is standard on all our photographic safaris.
Picnics and packed meals enable us to maximize time in the field. Buffet style, a-la-carte or room service meals can be enjoyed at the select lodge or camp either in the main restaurant or the outdoors.
Any one of our featured lodges with the appropriate facilities will be able to cater for your wildlife photographic needs.
However, we have outlined below a scheduled photographic safari with one of our accommodation providers.
Chongwe & Kasaka Photographic Safari
7 Day Photographic Safari
Lower Zambezi – Zambia
The Lower Zambezi National Park remains uninhabited and unadulterated. It’s not unusual to wake up to an elephant or hippo just outside your chalet or tent!
The park is fronted by the waters of the Zambezi River, allowing for water-based and land-based safaris - a haven for naturalists and wild life photographers.
The river is renowned for its two great attractions, Lake Kariba and the majestic Victoria Falls. Hence canoeing is a popular feature and gives a chance to get up close with crocodile, hippo and elephant – in a low-impact way.
Enjoy fishing expeditions with the opportunity to catch “the big one”.
Buffalo and waterbuck are common amongst a profusion of birdlife. The park also hosts good populations of lion, leopard and listen out for the frequent cry of the fish eagle.
Traditional game drives and walking safaris are the cornerstone of any safari experience and these are delivered at the highest standards.
Valid April – May 2017 and 1st – 15th November 2017
contact us for your personal costing
2 Nights Chongwe River Camp
Chongwe River Camp's nine standard tents are light, airy and spacious, with either a king-sized or two single beds. The rooms are equipped with enough luxuries to ensure your stay in the bush is exceptional.
All of the tents are under thatch, ensuring maximum coolness in the heat of the day. Each has a large outdoor bathroom with hot and cold running water, shower, toilet, vanity unit and dressing area.
The tents also have their own private verandas which overlook the river, making them an ideal place for relaxation and give a perfect opportunity to photograph any wildlife activity within your view.
2 Nights Tsika Island Camp
Tsika Island allows you the guest, the option of a 2 – 5 day canoe safari along the lower Zambezi. As you can imagine – photo opportunities abound!
Located about 35km upstream from Chongwe, close to the village of Mugurumeno, Tsika Island Bush Camp can accommodate six guests in three bush rooms, each with en-suite facilities.
Tsika Island is a community partnership project and combines the canoeing safari with an authentic cultural experience, offering visits to the Mugurumeno Basic School and to the nearby cultural village.
2 Nights Kasaka River Lodge
Kasaka offers a unique luxury experience with its very own rhythm, people and animals living side by side in an unrivalled location.
Kasaka River Lodge is a 22 bed with en-suites, luxury tented camp nestled on the banks of the Zambezi River, in the Chiawa Game Management area.
It is 4km by road from the Lower Zambezi National Park and is the only stretch on the 2,700km course of the Zambezi River where one finds National Parks on both banks of the river; the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia and the famed Mana Pools World Heritage Site in Zimbabwe.
The river extends the length of the property and there are breathtaking views over the water with sightings of buffalo, elephant, hippo and crocodile. Therefore many a photo opportunities arise.
Activities on offer at the above camps and lodges which give perfect opportunities for photography are; game drives (day and night), canoeing, walking safaris, boat cruises, fishing, cultural visits, Tsika Island Camp – Zambezi River Canoe.
Terms and Conditions Apply.
Rates and Itineraries are liable to change.
Prices to be offered are an indication and do not constitute a quotation.
Pricing will be subject to currency fluctuations, and may alter without notice.
Minimum 2 persons.
Your pricing will include:
- Full board Accommodation
- All meals, local drinks & house wines
- Lower Zambezi Valley Transfers
- Excursions and activities as described in above itinerary
- Services of a qualified driver/guide
- National Park Entry Fees
- Community Development Levy
Your pricing will exclude:
- International flights
- Domestic departure taxes
- Travel & Luggage insurance
- Items of a personal nature