Capturing safari experiences on camera has always been an integral part of the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve experience, and the new digital age has made it easier for everyone to try their hand at taking the perfect picture. While deep in South Africa’s bushveld, guests opt for the Sabi Sabi Photo Safari, a unique experience with a professional photographer who will guide you through the intricacies of getting the very best out of a camera for that once-in-a-lifetime wildlife picture.
Prior to your arrival, the professional will be in touch to ascertain the level of your interest and expertise, as well as to get details on the equipment you have been using. He will then tailor your course, provide cameras and lenses if necessary and customize subjects such as a camera setup, photography in the field, working with wildlife and light sources.
The photographic safari runs for one full day, beginning at lunchtime on the first day and ending before lunch the following day. These thrilling open Land Rover game drives allow exclusive up close encounters with Africa’s Big Five and hundreds of other species living in the bush. This is the perfect opportunity to get a clear night shot of the leopards that prowl at night or the eagle soaring through bright rays of sunshine.
At the end of the safari, you and your instructor will review the images and you will discover the various methods and merits of post-processing. The photos you select will go home with you on a CD or flash drive.
Sabi Sabi is an award winning private game reserve that offers world-class standards in luxury accommodation, exceptional close wildlife encounters, personal service and delicious cuisine. Located on the South-Western section of the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sabi is described as a classic bush experience with its four five-star lodges.
The rate $588 per guest photographer per 24 hours, and includes the services of a professional photographer for up to a maximum of six guests on a photographic vehicle. These Professional Photographic Safaris are available on request and must be pre-booked. Additional equipment can also be rented, with rates available on request. And, partners of registered participants may accompany the photographic safaris, but will not be provided with photographic equipment.
Camera equipment provided will be as follows or similar (depending on availability):
– Nikon D700/ D3 or D3S with Nikon 200 – 400mm f/4 lens
– Canon 70/ Mark III or VI with Canon 300mm f/2.8 or 500mm f/4 lens
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For more information or reservations, call (804) 767-8770, or visit the website at www.sabisabi.com.
Rates are based on the exchange rate between US Dollars and South African Rand as of 03/21/12