Explore the world-renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve from a different angle, and let your experienced guide get you in position for the perfect photo of the elusive big cats, regardless of the level of photography.
Guests will be taken care of by registered field guides who have over 40 years of experience in photography among them. Guests are briefed on arrival at the lodge, to agree on safari and photography expectations, and to determine the level of photographic experience of each guest. The photographic guides are available to teach and guide guests throughout the photography process, from start to finish, irrespective of the different levels of experience. They assist the safari vehicle driver and game tracker with vehicle positioning at a sighting so that guests can get the best shot. Guests are required to rotate seats in the vehicle for each safari, to ensure all guests get equal opportunity to sit in front or at the back of the vehicle.
The professional photographers are proficient in the major camera brands, and are able to assist clients with their specific cameras. (The photographers may change – subject to availability at time of booking).
Lance van de Vyver
Lance is from New Zealand, and majored in photography at UCOL New Zealand. He has previously worked as a full time ranger in the Sabi Sand and at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, and for Tusk Photo as a photographic guide for under a year. He has numerous photography accolades – a finalist in the Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017, was highly commended in Nature’s Best 2018 and has Gold and Silver distinctions in the NZIPP awards (New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography). He is a trained, registered guide by profession, and has been a professional photographer since 2005.
Villiers has been a professional photographer since 2008, previously worked at Mashatu in Botswana as a leopard researcher. He is also an online lecturer for Udemy.com, one of the world’s largest and most popular online universities, is a registered guide, and worked for Tusk Photo as a photographic guide for 2 years.
Selected Saturdays and Wednesdays
Mar 21, 25
May 09, 13
Jun 13, 17
Jul 18, 22
Aug 08, 12
Oct 03, 07
- Photographic and editing tuition by award-winning photographers
- Over 35 hours of game viewing time
- ‘Big 5’game viewing in world-renowned game reserve
- Exclusive use of lodge