Simbavati has a highly specialized photography game drive vehicle, with four swivel seats, special camera mountings and low sides, for maximum photographic opportunities.
The vehicle is offered on fixed departure dates from River Lodge, accompanied by a professional wildlife photographer and Simbavati guide.
You benefit from one-on-one instruction on everything, from how to achieve the best position for the ultimate wildlife shot, to professional tips on image editing, including briefings both before and after game drives.
You can bring your own equipment but some equipment is also available for hire at the lodge.
Timbavati provides sightings of the endangered white lion, leopard, wild dog, cheetah and much more, offering an exceptional experience.
Courses are run in association with Africa Photographic Services and are open to novices, keen amateurs, and experienced photographers.
Any make of camera may be used and a survey is sent out prior to each safari to determine specific interests, types of equipment and levels of experience. This is to enable a photographic experience tailored to each guest’s needs.
Nikon and Canon photographic equipment can be rented by prior arrangement and a limited range of accessories, including memory cards, can be purchased at the lodge.
As the course will cover editing photos taken, you are recommended to bring a laptop, notebook or tablet, card readers and sufficient memory cards.
The groups are very small, which means individual attention is guaranteed. All levels of photographer are catered for including in a group of varying abilities.
Dates outside the guaranteed departures can be booked at the same rates with a minimum of 4 paying photographers.
The specialised vehicle can also be booked privately on a daily basis, with or without a professional instructor.