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Location: South Luangwa National Park / Zambia
Duration: 8 nights / 9 days
Group Size: Max 9
Level of fitness required: Easy

Join Tatra Photography for an incredible wildlife photography tour in Zambia, one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The concentration of animals in South Luangwa is among the most intense in Africa.

The South Luangwa is home to 60 types of mammals – including elephant, lion, zebra, giraffe, wild dog, buffalo, hippo and antelope and has a reputation of being one of the best places in Africa to spot leopard.

The park is a haven for birders with just over 400 bird species; these include 39 birds of prey and 47 migrant species. There are also a variety of endemic species such as Thornicroft’s giraffe, Crawshay’s zebra, and Cookson’s wildebeest. Our key wildlife photography subjects include: Lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, wild dog, giraffe, impala, puku, kudu, zebra, hippo, hyena, and other endemic species.

Your tour leader and photographic tutor will be with you throughout the trip in order to help you make the most of your passion for the photography of wildlife. He has a wealth of knowledge to share, and will be on hand at all times in the field to offer guidance in a relaxed and informal manner. To expand on the field based instruction your tutor will also provide further teaching by way of group tutorials held during breaks between game drives and on some evenings. In these sessions he will discuss the creative processes behind recording thrilling and memorable images of African wildlife, as well as provide inspiration for new ideas and photographic techniques for you to try.

Feedback on your pictures is crucially important to help you expand and refine your wildlife photography skills. Our tutors are keen to provide this at any time during the trip, whether on a one-to-one basis, or during the tutorial sessions. You will also be encouraged to seek instruction and ask questions to ensure you learn and gain the most from the photographic opportunities. In short your tutor will help you acquire the photographs you have come to capture!

Your tutors for this workshop are Simon Stafford & Andrew Parkinson. Multi-award winning professional photographer Simon Stafford has accrued a wealth of experience in his thirty-five year career. He was awarded Overall Winner of the Mammals category in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 and had images shortlisted in the same competition in the previous two years.

His interested in photography began while studying Biophysics at Aberdeen University, where he talked his way into the job of photographer at the university’s weekly newspaper; he has been shooting pictures ever since.

His work has been published internationally in newspapers, books and magazines, and his photography and writing is featured regularly in the UK photographic press, including Practical Photography, Digital SLR Photography, Professional Photographer and Nikon Pro.

A life-long Nikon user Simon is also the Technical Editor of Nikon Owner magazine, and author of over twenty-five books on the Nikon camera system.

He is a very knowledgeable and skilled tutor who presents a wide range of his own photography seminars and workshops, plus Simon is a highly experienced leader of landscape, travel, and wildlife photography tours in the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Andy Parkinson profile

Andy is a feature contributor to National Geographic magazine and a multi-award winning wildlife photographer. His images have been awarded three times in Wildlife Photographer of the Year, three times in the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year and in 2016, as well as winning two categories he was also named as the overall winner in Bird Photographer of the Year. He is also the most successful photographer in the history of the British Wildlife Photography Awards with over 30 awarded images and three category wins. In 2012 he was named the Nature Photojournalist of the Year with a portfolio of 12 images captured whilst working on assignment for National Geographic.

Andy works exclusively with wild animals and birds and has also appeared on various TV and radio shows, most notably on Countryfile when he attempted to show comedian Jo Brand how to capture images of wildlife. He is also becoming known as much for his writing as he is for his images and among others he writes regularly on wildlife/environmental/ethical issues for his regular Opinion piece in Outdoor Photography magazine.

His images are marketed all over the world by a network of the world’s leading international agencies including Getty images, Nature Picture Library, RSPB Images, FLPA and NHPA/Photoshot and his images have been sold in more than 50 countries worldwide. He also produces regular photo features for some of the world’s most prestigious magazines including National Geographic, Audubon, Geo and Terre Sauvage. He is also the UK’s most prolific feature contributor to BBC Wildlife magazine having completed 9 photo stories for them, often on subjects which he finds close to his Derbyshire home. His images have also appeared in magazines such as New Scientist, National Geographic Traveller, Geographical and Natural History, newspapers such as the New York Times, Daily Telegraph, Times, the Guardian, Independent as well as online media such as HuffPostUS, on the home page of search engine Bing and on the Discovery Channel.

He lives in Derbyshire with his wife Claire and their two dogs.

Accommodation

Kafunta River Lodge is a classic Zambian safari lodge and combines all the essentials for a great safari. At Kafunta River Lodge, each of the luxury private chalets and the main lounge & dining area overlook the game rich flood plain. Beyond the plain is the Luangwa River and one of the best game viewing areas of the magical South Luangwa National Park, the premier park in Zambia and one of the best national parks in all of Africa.

The eight private safari chalets have been built on raised wooden platforms and have thatched roofs. They are tastefully decorated with African style and charm. All were refurbished in 2014 to a high standard. Central to the lodge is the spacious lounge and dining area that has been thatched in a traditional African style. A tall old semi-evergreen wild mango tree in the centre gives shade on sunny days. Here is a welcoming camp fire which is lit each evening as the sun goes down and guests and guides meet around the fire to share the latest stories of wildlife encounters or, simply to listen to the sounds of the bush.

Complimentary wireless internet access is available in the main areas of the camp. Electricity supply is a combination of silent packed generator and battery system.

Our transport for the game drives are large 4×4 customised Safari vehicles with one row per photographer provided. A six passenger vehicle with only 3 photographers. This gives each photographer unrestricted views and valuable extra space for a second camera, large lenses, camera bags and other equipment.

We have also included extra weight allowance hold luggage for your internal Lusaka – Mfuwe flight so you are not limited with any equipment. You can travel with Tatra Photography using the same weight allowance as your international flight  1 x 23kg.

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