Lesley Whyte
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2024 African Photographic Safari

Wow, we’re heading to Africa in 2024 for an African Photographic Safari, so who’s going to join us as this is going to be a photographer’s dream tour?

Best of all, this is a small group of 9 plus fully escorted all the way by Women in Photography’s photography mentor – Megan Maloney.  Your return flights ex Auckland are also included, as with accommodation, most meals, transfers and African guides while on the safari. You’ll be 10 days on the ground in Africa and experience 4 different wilderness locations.

Places of interest after a transit night in Johannesburg airport which is included, include:


Situated along the southern border of Zambia, Victoria Falls is a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River. It forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and stretches across almost two kilometres into a gorge over one hundred metres below – making it one of the world’s widest waterfalls. Dubbed ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ by locals, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a popular tourist destination for those visiting Zambia. It is world-renowned for its sheer beauty and offers visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in spectacular landscapes inhabited by abundant wildlife. Visitors can look forward to a wide range of adventure sports such as kayaking, white water rafting, ziplining, bungee jumping and bridge swinging; and those looking for more relaxation can enjoy a sunset boat cruise, game viewing, or browsing through the vibrant local Livingstone Market.


The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park which is renowned for its diverse and abundant game viewing opportunities. This section of the park is best known for its dense concentration of wildlife, including elephant and hippo populations, but the waters attract all manner of game including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them – a visit to the Chobe River Front guarantees close encounters with an array of African wildlife. Visitors can look forward to a range of exciting activities such as 4WD along the banks; motorboat cruises; and rare birdlife spotting. For a unique, luxury safari experience, hire a houseboat.



Located in western Zimbabwe, Hwange National Park (formerly Wankie Game Reserve) is the largest natural reserve in the country and is famous for its rich diversity of wildlife. Home to one of the biggest elephant populations in the world, as well as around 100 mammal species, the park is a wonderland for animal lovers. Several protected animals inhabit the awe-inspiring open landscapes, including the endangered wild dog, critically endangered black rhino, and rare roan and sable – along with lion, cheetah, and around 500 bird species. Adventurers can look forward to guided bush hikes, game drives, and horse riding safaris, all of which offer excellent photographic opportunities. Hwange boasts several unique natural features, most notably the natural seeps such as Nehimba and Shakwanki animals dig for water.

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What’s included

  • Photography mentoring by Meghan
  • Return economy class airfares ex Auckland
  • All accommodation on a shared basis – no solo traveller rooms are available
  • Meals as specified – breakfast, lunch and dinner on most days (see exception below)
  • Excursions and transfers
  • Most safari camps/lodges include two game activities per day in their rate – one in the morning and the other in the afternoon.
  • Services of the camp/lodge guides and staff
  • Relevant park fees and entrance fees as outlined
  • Drinks as specified – drink inclusions may differ between camps/lodges
  • Laundry can be done at most camps/lodges and hotels and in some cases this is included in the rate
  • Air transfers within Africa as specified, including Departure Taxes as relevant on Wilderness Air in Botswana and Namibia
  • Accommodation taxes, the applicable Tourism Levies and all relevant Value Added Tax (VAT) or Government Sales Tax (GST).

What’s Not Included

  • Travel Insurance is compulsory – The Private Travel Company can provide a quote
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary such as lunch and dinner in city hotels
  • Any drinks, park fees, entrance fees, porterage, tours/excursions and transfers not specified
  • Any scheduled commercial flights and related taxes;
  • Cancellation, baggage and medical insurance
  • Staff gratuities at the camps
  • Any new Government Taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control
  • Visa fees where relevant – The Private Travel Company can assist with you navigating this
  • Any items of a personal nature.

Payment Plan

If you choose to pay by credit card, credit fees apply.

Note that due to extreme currency fluctuations, the final cost may vary and we reserve the right to pass on any increases that could eventuate, we have although priced this at a fair exchange rate.

  • NZ$6,000 payable by 30 May 2023
  • NZ$6,000 payable in October 2023
  • NZ$14,000 payable 10 July 2024.


  • It is a requirement of the providers of the safari’s in Africa that you be fully vaccinated against COVID and at the time of listing this event, no PRC or RAT testing is required prior, on arrival or departure
  • We urge you to see independent advice on vaccination requirements, although you can read here the current vaccination recommendations and requirements for entry to Africa

As with many of our overseas tours and adventures we use The Private Travel Company who are TAANZ bonded and IATA accredited to book this safari and arrange your flights.  Our professional travel advisor Kerry Graham is very familiar with Women in Photography and Africa as has been on some of our workshops as well as visited the areas were are venturing to.

Want to make a booking, email our Kerry kerry@privatetravel.co.nz or if you have a photography enquiry contact Lesley at lesley@womeninphotography.co


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20 Sep 2024 - 02 Oct 2024