African Safari 2018 Starting June 15, 2018 I will be hosting from 4 - 6 photographers to 3 of the best Safari Lodges in South Africa and Botswana. We will spend 3 nights at andbeyond's Kirkman's Kamp in Sabi Sands, 4 nights at 2 separate camps (Forest and Mountain) at Phinda, and 3 nights at Mashatu's Tented Camp in Southern Botswana. I have been to all 3 and can confirm the accommodations are luxurious (maybe too much) and offer great opportunities for fabulous images of the big 5 and more!!!!! See examples and more information below
Kirkman's Kamp at Sabi Sands. The Sabi Sands game preserve, just south of Kruger National Park has the highest documented leopard population in the world, and my wife and I saw all of the big 5 (Elephants, Lion, Leopard, Rhino, and buffalo) in our first afternoon game drive. Sabi Sands is made up of several well known and luxiourous game lodges, and Kirkman's Kamp (click here) is certainly one of the best. Andbeyond is famous for it's luxury and hospitality, but also it's commitment to local peoples' and wildlife conservation, hence we stay at 2 of their lodges. I took all of the photos below in just a 3 night stay.
Phinda. Approximately 200 km south of Sabi Sands is Phinda, one of Andbeyonds crown jewels! We will spend 4 nights here and still not see it all.