Africa Photography Safari
May2015 and January 2016 dates COMING SOON
Africa Photography Safari January 2015 – Sold Out!
Get ready to for a photography adventure in South Africa! This exclusive, deluxe tour will take you all throughout Kruger National Park to capture more animals and wildlife than you can dream of! Instead of 2-3 days in Kruger, you will spend your entire trip there on safaris.
You will be led by professional photographer Christopher Balmer who will give you first-class instruction on how to capture the best pictures possible. Tour host John Blacker will be with you to make sure you are comfortable and taken care of!
Hurry – this trip will sell out in just a few days! All inclusive rate Includes: round trip airfare from Chicago, all hotel accommodations, sightseeing as outlined in itinerary, meals listed in itinerary, ground transportation via deluxe coaches, and excellent English speaking park rangers. We only have one person per bench in the vehicles to insure you do not miss a shot on either side of the vehicle.
- Johannesburg Airport area – City Lodge OR Tambo or similar, Inside Kruger National Park – Skukuza Rest Camp or similar and Olifants Rest Camp or similar
- Meals as per itinerary (excluding drinks)
- For return transfers on 16 th and 23rd – 16 seater minivan with trailer.
- Kruger Safaris – 4 x 10 seater open vehicles (max 3 passengers per vehicle)
- Tours and entrances as per itinerary
- English speaking tour co-ordinator throughout
- Porterage at airport and hotels
- Any item of personal nature: extra meals, drinks telephone calls, ect.
- Travel Insurance
- Tips – drivers, guides, and restaurant
- Optional tours
This is a once in a lifetime trip and a once in a lifetime price! Do not miss this opportunity! Call today 208-523-6789
Investment: $4,795.00* Dbl. Includes round trip airfare from Houston Texas (Airfare route may change depending on when you register.)
Optional Private reserve at Inyati : $1995.00 Dbl.
$2000.00 non-refundable deposit due at registration (Airfare is purchased upon registration and is non-refundable).
*Credit Card fee – 3.0% (only applies to final payment – Pay by check to avoid it)
Day 1: 11 Jan – Fly from Houston to South Africa.
Day 2: 12 Jan: Arriving Jnb , meet and assist and escorted to hotel, OR Tambo City lodge or similar. Overnight Johannesburg.
Day 3: 13 Jan : Early morning departing from OR Tambo City Lodge at 06h30 (packed breakfast from hotel to enjoy in the vehicle) and transfer to Orpen Gate. Arrival around 14h00, meet Safari Direct rangers at Orpen Gate and load luggage over onto 4 or 5 x4 vehicles (2 vehicles will have trailers for the luggage). Drive in open vehicles to Olifants Rest Camp and arrive before gate closes at 18h30. Dinner at Main restaurant. Rangers overnight with group. Overnight Olifants Rest Camp or similar (B,D)
Day 4: 14 Jan: Early morning game drive – depart Olifants at 04h30 when gate opens, snack (juice and fruit), stop for breakfast at Letaba rest camp around 09h00/09h30 and after breakfast continue on game drive, stop for lunch (for pax own account), after lunch continue on game drive and return to Olifants rest Camp just before gate closes at 18h30. Dinner and overnight Olifants Rest Camp. (B,D)
Day 5: 15 Jan: Early wake-up, check out, load luggage and depart from Olifants at 04h30 and drive towards Skukuza. (snack juice and snack bar) Bush breakfast at Satara Rest Camp. After breakfast continue on game drive, stop for lunch (for pax own account). Continue on game drive and arrive at Skukuza rest camp just before gate closes at 18h30. Check in, dinner and overnight Skukuza Rest Camp or similar (B,D)
Day 6: 16 Jan: Early wake-up, leave camp at 04h30 when gate opens for morning game drive. (snack : juice and fruit) Return to Skukuza rest camp for breakfast. After breakfast continue on game drive, lunch stop (for pax own account). Continue on game drive, rangers drop off group back at Skukuza rest camp at around 17h45/18h00 and exit the park before gate closes at 18h30. Dinner and overnight Skukuza rest camp of similar (B,D)
Day 7: 17 Jan: Early wake-up, rangers pick up group from Skukuza rest camp at 06h00, check out, load luggage in trailers, (packed breakfast), morning game drive (snack juice and fruit). Continue on game drive towards Paul Kruger Gate to arrive at gate around 09h00– at Paul Kruger Gate. Pax not extending to Inyati will get into closed transfer vehicle at gate and transfer back to Johannesburg via Panorama route (B – guests returning to Jnb). Pax not extending to Inyati will get into closed transfer vehicle at gate and transfer back to Johannesburg via Panorama route and will be dropped off at Jnb OR Tambo airport in the evening.
*Optional Inyati Extension
Optional Inyati Package with transportation to Inyati and entrance fees along the way guests continuing to Inyati will get into 1 or 2 vehicles with trailers and will then transfer in the open vehicles to Inyati Lodge entering at Newington gate. (other 2 Day vehicles will return empty to Hazyview). Vehicles drop off group at Inyati in time for lunch, check in, afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight Inyati.
Day 8: 18 Jan: Inyati – Early morning game drive, breakfast, at leisure, lunch, afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight Inyati. (B,L,D)
Day 9: 19 Jan: Inyati – Early morning game drive, breakfast, at leisure, lunch, afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight Inyati. (B,L,D)
Day 10: 20 Jan: Early morning game drive , breakfast, check out. Transfer vehicle will pick up group from Inyati around 09h30, transfer back to Johannesburg via Panorama route including Blyde River Canyon and one waterfall. Drop off pax at Jnb airport for final departure back to Houston. (B)
***It is urgent that you sign up and make the deposit ASAP. The reason this trip is so reasonable is that we have a GREAT deal on airfare and it will only last a short time. Any customer signing up at later dates may be subject to an increase in the airline price and thus raising the overall price of the trip. Professional photographer instruction and guiding.
Meet Your Hosts
Your Host: Christopher Balmer
Christopher Balmer is an internationally recognized and award winning nature photographer and photography instructor. He has sold his “Fine art” nature photography prints around the world and close to home. He also is part owner in a successful portrait and commercial photography studio.
Based out of his photography store in Idaho Falls, Idaho he has taught over 5,000 students over the last five years. His students have traveled from 17 different countries to attend his courses in Idaho Falls, Utah, Montana, Wyoming and also for his international photography workshops to Africa, Amazon, Alaska, Iceland, Scotland, Yellowstone and many more locations each year.
His ability, patience and easy to understand methods to teach the basics to the highest advanced photography techniques are unsurpassed and have made him well known in the international photography education community. He has several years of extensive experience and knowledge to help you in all forms of photography including Wildlife, Landscape, Macro, Portrait, Flash, Wedding, Commercial and stock photography.
Christopher has always had the philosophy to teach students how to shoot the photo correctly in the camera and not rely on Photoshop and other editing programs.
Note:He is also available for limited one on one training throughout the year. (Please contact the store for more information)
His excitement and passion for photography and teaching are very contagious!! He can and will help you become a better photographer than you ever thought possible.
He will teach you more in six hours than you will learn in six years online!! Ken W.
Simply the best classes on the planet!! Kristie S.
Best photo education anywhere Jennifer H.
Christopher is simply amazing as a photography teacher, Trust me, Take his classes! Carolyn R.
He teaches in a way so anyone can understand. Michael S.
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Go on this safari, you will not be disappointed
Going to Africa on a Photography Safari has always been a dream for me but finding a reputable tour agency and photography company to lead a trip such as this appeared too confusing. Recently I found out about “Perfect Light Camera Store and Supply” hosting a trip to Kruger National Park in South Africa. It was the best traveling decision that I have ever made. Everything was perfect from the travel arrangements, all sleeping accommodations, and most of all the location choices for photography. If you are considering traveling for photography reasons I would highly recommend you check out the locations that Perfect Light Camera and Supply host. I enjoyed my African experience so much that I will be going on the Amazon Trip in June of 2014.
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We didn’t have a good time. We had an awesome time…….:)
Absolutely the best trip… See you for the Amazon trip.
It was an amazing trip. Great experience and people.