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Tom Way Photographic Safari - Zambia 2018

NEW DATE JUST RELEASED 

 

Due to the level of interest in this safari which saw the first departure selling out  we have now created a new safari.....

This exciting Photographic Safari is guided by Award Winning Professional Wildlife Photographer Tom Way. Travelling as part of a small and exclusive group of 6, you will be staying in two of Zambia's best known luxury camps which offer spectacular views from your stylish tented ensuite accommodation situated in prime positions alongside the Luangwa River. 
During the safari you will be personaly guided by Tom, who will be  working in conjunction with Norman Carr Safaris famed wildlife guides to ensure that you are in the right place at the best time to maximise your sightings. 
Very importantly this trip is planned to coincide with the peak of the dry season, when game is drawn to the shrinking river under the gaze of predators.
South Luangwa National Park is renowned for being one of the greatest wildlife destinations in Africa. This unspoilt wilderness plays host to huge concentrations of wildlife including Elephants, Hippo, Giraffe, Zebra, Lion and over 450 species of birds. It is also a prolific area for photographing Leopard. Perfect for all levels of wildlife photographer, be it first time users or more advanced, wishing to take stunning photographs.

Click here to for the full information - daily itinerary & photos for this safari

Rates for this Safari
Price including flights from/to UK:
Flights are available from UK $740 economy

Price excluding international flights:
£5870 $0 pp
'single supplement price on request'. $0
 
No single supplement
Safari Summary

NEW DATES !

29th September – 8th October 2018 – Places Available  

Group Size: 6

Tour Leader: Tom Way

Safari includes: All accommodation, meals and drinks, activities, park fees and internal flights and transfers. 

Safari excludes: Tips and personal expenses. 

Due to the limited availability of this unforgettable safari experience and its popular nature, early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Did you know ? it is possible to extend your safari to visit other wildlife areas of Zambia or spend a few days at the Victoria Falls at Livingstone. 

Contact us for details.

A Typical day on safari

Morning wake up call (before sunrise)

Breakfast and tea/coffee at the campfire

Morning Game Drive

Camp lunch and short rest. Downloading and reviewing images. Tom will be on hand to help review and critique your images

Afternoon / evening Game Drive

Dinner and drinks around the camp fire

 

Full Safari Details
Tom Way Photographic Safari - Zambia 2018

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: We will leave Europe on an overnight flight to Lusaka via Dubai (we can help arrange flights if needed).

Day 2: On arrival at Lusaka Airport you will be met by Tom and after a warm greeting you will then be driven by our private driver to Pioneer Camp. Here we will meet up as a group for the first time, relax and prepare for our short flight into the bush early the following morning. 

Day 3: We will take a short morning flight into the bush and land at the Mfuwe airstrip where we will be greeted by our private driver. We will then drive to the luxury Kakuli Bush Camp. An initimate camp with spectacular views of the Luangwa River and its oxbow lagoons. This is an area which offers guests some of the best game viewing in South Luangwa National Park and the edge of the river is bustling with predators. We will arrive in time for lunch before heading out for our first game drive. After using the evening light to our advantage, we will then return back to camp for dinner before heading to your lovely ensuite safari tent for your first night in the bush.

Day 4: This will be our first full day in the bush.  Before first light we will embark on an early game drive taking breakfast with us to photograph the animals when they are at their most active in the stunning African sunrise. Tom will be on hand to maximise your learning and photography skills ensuring you are making the most of every opportunity. We will return back to camp in time for lunch and a chance to review your mornings shots. At around 3pm we will set out on our afternoon game drive taking a different route into the bush in search for wildlife such as Elephants, Giraffe and Lion. Both during the afternoons and evenings there will be plenty of opportunities to download images and review these with Tom. You will be given group presentations on various aspects of wildlife photography and how to process your images. You will be also given plenty of 1-1 time with Tom to constantly review your images throughout the safari and he can discuss with you which areas you would like to aim to improve on for the next drive.

Day 5 and 6: These days will follow the same pattern as day 4. We will be out both mornings and afternoons to give you the best opportunity to achieve a wide portfolio of images.
Day 7: 
On this morning will we drive out of camp as usual in search of both Lion and Leopard whilst they are still active during the morning light. After breakfast in camp we will pack our bags and make our short journey to the excellent Mchenja Camp further North into the park. Here we will be based for three nights in a stunning location again set on the banks of the Luangwa River by the beautiful ebony groves. Mchenja camp boasts extremely good predator sightings which gives us a chance to improve on any images taken earlier in the safari. We will be in camp in time for lunch and relax into our new surroundings before taking our afternoon game drive. We will be out until sunset taking advantage of the beautiful Africa light before using a spotlight in search of nocturnal animals on the way back to camp for dinner around the camp fire. It is worth noting that both non photographers or travel companions are welcome to join this safari and whilst both camps provide unrivalled views from your rooms, Mchenja also has a plunge pool for you to cool off in the heat of the day and unwind in the shade if needed.

Day 8 and 9:  These days will follow the same pattern as day 4. We will be out both mornings and afternoons to give you the best opportunity to achieve a wide portfolio of images. 

 Day 10: On our last morning we head out for our final game drive before returning to camp for breakfast.  After packing our bags we will make our way to the Mfuwe airstrip and onward to Lusaka in time to catch your homeward flight or onward to your next destination (We can help you plan an extension to the start or end of this safari, including to the Kafue  – Lower Zambezi – Victoria Falls or beyond). It is here where we bid you farewell.

Day 11: Arrive back in the UK/Europe after our overnight flights

 

 

A typical day on safari:

  • Morning wake up call (before sunrise)
  • Breakfast and tea/coffee at the campfire
  • Morning Game Drive
  • Camp lunch and short rest. Downloading and reviewing images. Tom will be on hand at this point to help review and critique images
  • Afternoon Game Drive
  • Dinner and drinks around the camp fire

 

 

Camera Equipment:

In terms of camera kit, the longest lens you have will be required. A minimum of a 300mm lens will be necessary to get the best out of your images on safari. A smaller zoom (eg. 70-200)  lens would also be ideal to capture the animals that come close to us and a wide angle lens for those stunning sunrise/sunsets. A bean bag is the best support for the photography based in the vehicle. Make sure you bring plenty of memory cards and also a spare battery always comes in very useful.

If you would like to hire a lens for this trip I can recommend using Lenses For Hire who have a large range of zoom and prime lenses to choose from.

Rates for this Safari
Price including flights from/to UK:
Flights are available from UK $740 economy

Price excluding international flights:
£5870 $0 pp
'single supplement price on request'. $0
 
No single supplement
Book this safari
Safari Summary

NEW DATES !

29th September – 8th October 2018 – Places Available  

Group Size: 6

Tour Leader: Tom Way

Safari includes: All accommodation, meals and drinks, activities, park fees and internal flights and transfers. 

Safari excludes: Tips and personal expenses. 

Due to the limited availability of this unforgettable safari experience and its popular nature, early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Did you know ? it is possible to extend your safari to visit other wildlife areas of Zambia or spend a few days at the Victoria Falls at Livingstone. 

Contact us for details.

A Typical day on safari

Morning wake up call (before sunrise)

Breakfast and tea/coffee at the campfire

Morning Game Drive

Camp lunch and short rest. Downloading and reviewing images. Tom will be on hand to help review and critique your images

Afternoon / evening Game Drive

Dinner and drinks around the camp fire