2019 – African Wildlife of Zimanga Photography Holiday

An Oxpecker Sat On A The Neck Of A Giraffe   Photographed During The NaturesLens African Wildlife Of Zimanga Photography Holiday
The African bushveld is a territory famed for its diverse range of wildlife, & the outstanding safari experience it can provide for wildlife photography enthusiasts. Join Pui Hang on an African wildlife experience, delving deep into sub-tropical bushland; photographing incredible native species from both jeep & specially designed hides which are embedded within the landscape.
This is a trip you’ll never forget, & will have you leaving with both stunning images & memories which you will treasure for a lifetime.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of varied African wildlife, in South Africa, during the African Wildlife of Zimanga photography holiday. This photography holiday is of day duration on a Full Board, Shared basis & costs £3749 per participant.
NaturesLens invites amateur & semi-professional photographers on a wildlife adventure which will take you into the heart of African bushveld territory, photographing a wide range of native species including impressive predators; such as leopards, wild dogs & cheetahs, as well as magnificent elephants & over 400 bird species. The photography safaris & hide sessions all take place within a pristinely preserved wildlife reserve, which provides the animals with a protected habitat whilst allowing photographers to come & observe these animals thrive, & capture awe-inspiring images; photography guidance is provided by Pui Hang where needed.
This wildlife reserve offers 6000 hectares of unspoilt sub-tropical bushveld, fever tree forests & hilly terrain, providing you with opportunities to capture the best images of birds & wildlife alike from every possible angle. The reserve has a huge diversity of wildlife including mammals such as black-backed jackal, buffalo, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, hippo, impala, kudu, leopard, lion, nyala, rhino, spotted hyena, waterbuck, wild dog, wildebeest & zebra; & birds such as babbler, barbet, bee-eater, fire finch, fish eagle, hamerkop, kingfisher, lemon breasted canary, mousebird, plover, Rudd’s apalis, sandpiper, twinspot, vulture & waxbill. The animals live side by side in an almost self-contained ecosystem, with both predators & prey relying on this environment to survive. This is the first reserve of its kind; one which has been specifically designed for photographers, whilst allowing the animals to live as naturally as they would in the wild with some added protection.
Our trip offers you 5 traditional game viewing drives from open safari vehicles, with no more than 2 photographers per row to ensure maximum comfort & access to the best angles for photography. These are not limited to tracks, so off-roading will give you maximum photography opportunities. You will also have at your disposal a range of water-level hides, which are perfectly positioned to capture images of the animals at eye-level. These hides have been created with the photographer in mind, providing the optimum structure & positioning throughout the park.
A Lone Cape Buffalo Drinking At Night   Photographed During The NaturesLens African Wildlife Of Zimanga Photography Tour
One way glass means you will be invisible to the animals, enabling you to photograph their entirely natural behaviour within the reserve. You will also benefit from the solar-powered air conditioning & comfortable interiors within the hides; included to make your wildlife experience as comfortable & enjoyable as possible.
2 birdbath hides in the heart of the reserve offer you the opportunity to photograph the wide variety of bird species which inhabit the region, including the pink-throated twinspot, kingfishers, barbets & mousebirds to name a few. But that’s not all. These hides may also give you the opportunity to photograph other visiting species, such as warthog, banded mongoose & monkeys.
A final pair of hides is provided for overnight use which you will use one of each on two nights, providing you with a completely different experience of the reserve, observing a variety of species as they carry out their night time activities. The overnight hides are furnished with a kitchenette, flushing toilet, beds & wi-fi to ensure maximum comfort while gaining unrivalled exposure to the wildlife & their behaviours at night.
Three Banded Plover Photographed During The African Wildlife Of Zimanga Photography Holiday Run By NaturesLens
Accommodation & internal transport is included within the price of the trip & Pui Hang will provide photography tuition as needed.
This is a trip you will never forget. Book now to avoid disappointment!
Cape Buffalo Drinking At Water Hole At Night Photographed During The African Wildlife Of Zimanga Phtography Tour Run By NaturesLens
Photographable Species: babbler, banded mongoose, barbet, bee-eater, black-backed jackal, buffalo, cheetah, cormorant, cuckoo, elephant, fire finch, fish eagle, giraffe, hamerkop, hippo, hoopoe, impala, kingfisher, kudu, lemon breasted canary, leopard, lion, mousebird, nyala, plover, rhino, roller, rudd's apalis, sandpiper, spotted hyena, twinspot, warthog, waterbuck, waxbill, wild dog, wildebeest, zebra

African Wildlife of Zimanga Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - thursday - 2nd may, 2019

arrive king shaka international airport, durban, transfer to zimanga & afternoon game drive or hide photography

day 2 - friday - 3rd may, 2019

morning & afternoon game drive or hide photography

day 3 - saturday - 4th may, 2019

morning & afternoon game drive or hide photography

day 4 - sunday - 5th may, 2019

morning & afternoon game drive or hide photography

day 5 - monday - 6th may, 2019

morning & afternoon game drive or hide photography

day 6 - tuesday - 7th may, 2019

morning & afternoon game drive or hide photography

day 7 - wednesday - 8th may, 2019

morning & afternoon game drive or hide photography

day 8 - thursday - 9th may, 2019

morning game drive or hide photography, transfer to king shaka international airport, durban

2020 – South African Wildlife of Zimanga Photography Holiday

A Hippo Yawning Captured During The African Wildlife Of Zimanga Photogrpahy Tour As Run By NaturesLens
The South African bushveld is a territory famed for its diverse range of wildlife, & the outstanding safari experience it can provide for wildlife photography enthusiasts. Join NaturesLens photography leaders on an African wildlife experience, delving deep into sub-tropical bushland; photographing incredible native species from both jeep & specially designed hides which are embedded within the landscape.
This is a trip you’ll never forget, & will have you leaving with both stunning images & memories which you will treasure for a lifetime.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of varied African wildlife, in South Africa, during the South African Wildlife of Zimanga photography holiday. This photography holiday is of day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £4499 per participant.
NaturesLens invites amateur & semi-professional photographers on a wildlife adventure which will take you into the heart of African bushveld territory, photographing a wide range of native species including impressive predators; such as leopards, wild dogs & cheetahs, as well as magnificent elephants & over 400 bird species. The photography safaris & hide sessions all take place within a pristinely preserved wildlife reserve, which provides the animals with a protected habitat while allowing photographers to come & observe these animals thrive, & capture awe-inspiring images.
This wildlife reserve offers 6000 hectares of unspoilt sub-tropical bushveld, fever tree forests & hilly terrain, providing you with opportunities to capture the best images of birds & wildlife alike from every possible angle. The reserve has a huge diversity of South Africanwildlife including mammals such as black-backed jackal, buffalo, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, hippo, impala, kudu, leopard, lion, nyala, rhino, spotted hyena, waterbuck, wild dog, wildebeest & zebra; & birds such as babbler, barbet, bee-eater, firefinch, fish eagle, hamerkop, kingfisher, lemon breasted canary, mousebird, plover, Rudd’s Apalis, sandpiper, twinspot, vulture & waxbill. The animals live side by side in an almost self-contained ecosystem, with both predators & prey relying on this environment to survive. This is the first reserve of its kind; one which has been specifically designed for photographers, while allowing the animals to live as naturally as they would in the wild with some added protection.
Our trip offers you five traditional game viewing drives from open safari vehicles, with no more than two photographers per row to ensure maximum comfort & access to the best angles for photography. These are not limited to tracks so that off-roading will give you maximum photography opportunities. You will also have at your disposal a range of water-level hides, which are perfectly positioned to capture images of the animals at eye-level. These hides have been created with the photographer in mind, providing the optimum structure & positioning throughout the park.
One way glass means you will be invisible to the animals, enabling you to photograph their entirely natural behaviour within the reserve. You will also benefit from the solar-powered air conditioning & comfortable interiors within the hides; included to make your wildlife experience as comfortable & enjoyable as possible.
Two birdbath hides in the heart of the reserve offer you the opportunity to photograph the wide variety of bird species which inhabit the region, including the pink-throated twinspot, kingfishers, barbets & mousebirds to name a few. But that’s not all. These hides may also give you the opportunity to photograph other visiting species, such as warthog, banded mongoose & monkeys.
A final pair of hides is provided for overnight use which you will use one of each on two nights, providing you with a completely different experience of the reserve, observing a variety of species as they carry out their night time activities. The overnight hides are furnished with a kitchenette, flushing toilet, beds & wi-fi to ensure maximum comfort while gaining unrivalled exposure to the wildlife & their behaviours at night.
Accommodation & internal transport is included within the price of the trip & Pui Hang will provide photography guidance as needed.
This is a trip you will never forget. Book now to avoid disappointment!
Photographable Species: babbler, banded mongoose, barbet, bee-eater, black-backed jackal, buffalo, cheetah, cormorant, cuckoo, elephant, fire finch, fish eagle, giraffe, hamerkop, hippo, hoopoe, impala, kingfisher, kudu, lemon breasted canary, leopard, lion, mousebird, nyala, plover, rhino, roller, rudd's apalis, sandpiper, spotted hyena, twinspot, warthog, waterbuck, waxbill, wild dog, wildebeest, zebra

South African Wildlife of Zimanga Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - friday - 1st may, 2020

arrive king shaka international airport, durban, transfer to zimanga & afternoon game drive or hide photography

day 2 - saturday - 2nd may, 2020

morning & afternoon game drive or hide photography

day 3 - sunday - 3rd may, 2020

morning & afternoon game drive or hide photography

day 4 - monday - 4th may, 2020

morning & afternoon game drive or hide photography

day 5 - tuesday - 5th may, 2020

morning & afternoon game drive or hide photography

day 6 - wednesday - 6th may, 2020

morning & afternoon game drive or hide photography

day 7 - thursday - 7th may, 2020

morning & afternoon game drive or hide photography

day 8 - friday - 8th may, 2020

morning game drive or hide photography, transfer to transfer to king shaka international airport, durban

A Lone Cape Buffalo Under A Starry Sky As Captured During The NaturesLens African Wildlife Of Zimanga Photography Holiday

2019 – South Africa’s Wildlife of Zimanga Photography Holiday

A Lone Cape Buffalo Under A Starry Sky As Captured During The NaturesLens African Wildlife Of Zimanga Photography Holiday
The African bushveld is a territory famed for its diverse range of wildlife, & the outstanding safari experience it can provide for wildlife photography enthusiasts. Join David on an African wildlife experience, delving deep into sub-tropical bushland; photographing incredible native species from both jeep & specially designed hides which are embedded within the landscape.
This is a trip you’ll never forget, & will have you leaving with both stunning images & memories which you will treasure for a lifetime.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of varied African wildlife, in South Africa, during the South Africa’s Wildlife of Zimanga photography holiday. This photography holiday is of day duration on a Full Board, Shared basis & costs £4399  £3999 per participant.
NaturesLens invites amateur & semi-professional photographers on a wildlife adventure which will take you into the heart of African bushveld territory, photographing a wide range of native species including impressive predators; such as leopards, wild dogs & cheetahs, as well as magnificent elephants & over 400 bird species. This tour is the perfect blend of traditional safari game drives coupled with some extraordinary hide sessions. There was something for everyone from majestic mammals to stunning raptors & colourful little birds.
This wildlife reserve offers 6000 hectares of unspoilt sub-tropical bushveld, fever tree forests & hilly terrain, providing you with opportunities to capture the best images of birds & wildlife alike from every possible angle. The reserve has a huge diversity of wildlife including mammals such as black-backed jackal, buffalo, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, hippo, impala, kudu, leopard, lion, nyala, rhino, spotted hyena, waterbuck, wild dog, wildebeest & zebra; & birds such as babbler, barbet, bee-eater, fire finch, fish eagle, hamerkop, kingfisher, lemon breasted canary, mousebird, plover, Rudd’s apalis, sandpiper, twinspot, vulture & waxbill. The animals live side by side in an almost self-contained ecosystem, with both predators & prey relying on this environment to survive. This is the first reserve of its kind; one which has been specifically designed for photographers, whilst allowing the animals to live as naturally as they would in the wild with some added protection.
Our trip offers you 5 traditional game viewing drives from open safari vehicles, with no more than 2 photographers per row to ensure maximum comfort & access to the best angles for photography. These are not limited to tracks, so off-roading will give you maximum photography opportunities. You will also have at your disposal a range of water-level hides, which are perfectly positioned to capture images of the animals at eye-level. These hides have been created with the photographer in mind, providing the optimum structure & positioning throughout the reserve. Manfrotto tripods & Benro gimbal heads are provided in all the hides so no need to pack your tripod.
Cape Buffalo Drinking At Water Hole At Night Photographed During The African Wildlife Of Zimanga Phtography Tour Run By NaturesLens
One way glass means you will be invisible to the animals, enabling you to photograph their entirely natural behaviour within the park. You will also benefit from the solar-powered air conditioning & comfortable interiors within the hides; included to make your wildlife experience as pleasant & enjoyable as possible.
2 birdbath hides in the heart of the reserve offer you the opportunity to photograph the wide variety of bird species which inhabit the region, including the pink-throated twinspot, kingfishers, barbets & mousebirds to name a few. But that’s not all. These hides may also give you the opportunity to photograph other visiting species, such as warthog, banded mongoose & monkeys.
The scavenger hide is regularly visited by vultures, tawny eagles, bateleurs & other species like jackal & hyena. All the perches are set at exactly the same focal distance from the hide so no change of lens is required unless you are after a tight portrait shot.
A final pair of hides is provided for overnight use which you will use one of each on two nights, providing you with a completely different experience of the reserve, observing a variety of species as they carry out their night time activities. The overnight hides are furnished with a kitchenette, flushing toilet, beds & wi-fi to ensure maximum comfort while gaining unrivalled exposure to the wildlife & their behaviours at night.
Accommodation & internal transport is included within the price of the trip & David will provide photography tuition as needed.
This is a trip you will never forget. Book now to avoid disappointment!
Photographable Species: babbler, banded mongoose, barbet, bee-eater, black-backed jackal, buffalo, cheetah, cormorant, cuckoo, elephant, fire finch, fish eagle, giraffe, hamerkop, hippo, hoopoe, impala, kingfisher, kudu, lemon breasted canary, leopard, lion, mousebird, nyala, plover, rhino, roller, rudd's apalis, sandpiper, spotted hyena, twinspot, warthog, waterbuck, waxbill, wild dog, wildebeest, zebra

South Africa’s Wildlife of Zimanga Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - saturday - 14th september, 2019

arrive king shaka international airport, durban, transfer to zimanga & afternoon game drive or hide photography

day 2 - sunday - 15th september, 2019

morning & afternoon game drive or hide photography

day 3 - monday - 16th september, 2019

morning & afternoon game drive or hide photography

day 4 - tuesday - 17th september, 2019

morning & afternoon game drive or hide photography

day 5 - wednesday - 18th september, 2019

morning & afternoon game drive or hide photography

day 6 - thursday - 19th september, 2019

morning & afternoon game drive or hide photography

day 7 - friday - 20th september, 2019

morning & afternoon game drive or hide photography

day 8 - saturday - 21st september, 2019

morning game drive or hide photography, transfer to transfer to king shaka international airport, durban

A Lion Cub Resting In A Tree Photographed During The NaturesLens African Wildlife Of Zimanga Photography Holiday