Behind The Lens

16 September 2021 - 25 September 2021
South Africa, Zambia
  • Photography
  • Wild Escapes
  • Safaris
9 Nights
From $5,985
3 Home bases
3 Destinations
Activity level
Moderate
Service level
Premium
Group size
Max
10

Accompany us on an expedition to the ‘Mother Continent,’ Africa, and capture the abundance of boundless beauty. This 9-night journey, with a focus on photography, will take you to the most astonishing sites in South Africa and Zambia. You will uncover the luster of the Western Cape's flower blooming season, marvel at ancient Table Mountain, and embark on an authentic African Safari in the Kruger National Park. Finally, we will journey to Zambia, where the Victoria Falls, known by locals as ‘The Smoke that Thunders,’ will leave you awestruck.

While you are behind the lens, expect to become more knowledgeable about landscapes, approaching and utilizing your environment, and photographing people. Learning about the challenges of photography in a foreign country and discussing cultural considerations will be a focal point throughout. Our time together will include individual and group discussions, inspiring ideas, and great fun. Take a look at our itinerary below.

Highlights

Not your typical Photography Safari

Through the lens, take the time to appreciate the charm of Africa, and the need for its preservation, conservation, and nurturing. Our aim is to raise awareness, ignite inventiveness, and provide a new skill set that will expand your photographic techniques. Learn how to display timeless scenes in the best light for the world to see.

Raising Awareness & Sparking Creativity

Through the lens, take the time to appreciate the beauty of Africa and the need for its utmost preservation, conservation, and nurturing. Our aim is to raise your awareness, spark your creativity, and provide you with a new skill set that will expand your photographic technique. As your imagination goes wild from the incredible scenes in front of you, learn how to share, in the best light, for the world to see.

A Perfectly Balanced Itinerary

We take pride in designing fulfilling itineraries that prioritize flexibility, balance, and the experiential aspect of travel. Our dynamic hosts and photojournalists will consistently ensure that your experiences are enhanced with spontaneous additions to the program. At the core of our journey is flexibility, and dependent on the group, either a leisurely itinerary or a more active and full one will be tailored to suit your needs.

More than just Luxurious Hospitality

Whilst carefully selecting properties that offer both comfort and luxury, we have also ensured that they are authentic and provide impeccable hospitality. All of our properties pay attention to personal touches and service. Staying with us, and our local partners mean that you will be welcomed as family.

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
Your Trip to Africa Begins!

Your Trip to Africa Begins!

Day 1

Welcome to Cape Town, also known as "The Mother City". After collection at the airport by a private driver, you will be whisked to the estate for cocktails and a light lunch. In the afternoon, we will capture the colorful homes in the former slave district of the Bo Kaap. Afterward, we head to the V&A Waterfront, where we will explore the remarkable African Museum of Modern Art. As the sun sets, enjoy cocktails and a tasting menu in a private dining room on the rooftop of the renowned Silo Hotel.

Table Mountain & Spring Bloom

Table Mountain & Spring Bloom

Day 2

Today, we head further north, where every year, at this time, acres upon acres of wildflowers bloom across the vast plains and hills overlooking the ocean. Here, a brilliant palette of colors opens before you, creating an ethereal photo opportunity. Whilst there, we visit local tribes who warmly welcome us into their villages. In the afternoon, we take a ride in the cable car to the top of Table Mountain for an unrivaled 360-degree view of the sunset. Dinner will be served at the villa and passionately prepared by our local chef.

Visit to Hermanus & The Coast

Visit to Hermanus & The Coast

Day 3

We make our way to the coastal area, Hermanus today, where we board a private boat in search of whales and dolphins. Along the way, we are sure to encounter seals and penguins frolicking in the bay. After a leisurely lunch, we make our way back to Cape Town, over the dunes, and via the famous Chapman's Peak Drive, where we will have the opportunity to capture the sun setting over Hout Bay. Returning to the villa, our chef will serve a Cape Malay inspired dinner.

Kruger National Park Safari

Kruger National Park Safari

Day 4

The time has come to immerse yourself in an African dream! A morning flight takes us directly into the heart of the Kruger National Park to our friends at Hamiltons private Tented Camp. Once there, we will embark on our first African safari with a game drive and sundowners. Be sure to have your camera ready, as there will be plenty of opportunities to capture the Big Five (and more) over the coming 4 days. Dinner will be prepared by the local chef and served under the African night sky.

The African Safari Continues

The African Safari Continues

Day 5

Today we will be treated to both a morning and late afternoon game drive. In between, a walking safari with our local rangers will give you a unique perspective, as you follow the tracks left by wildlife. During our time in the bush, our renowned photojournalist, Gary Bogdon, will provide classes and guidance to guests interested in expanding their knowledge. Every evening, we will spend time reviewing some of the best images, which will be published on our Instagram account. Delicious meals will be served on the property.

Photography Adventures & Safari

Photography Adventures & Safari

Day 6

Today, we will track the Big 5, ensuring that all the majestic creatures on the list have been spotted. Finally, there will be two farewell game drives to complete your photographic African safari adventure on a successful note. There will be an opportunity to join another informative guided bushwalk during the day. We will celebrate our final evening in the Kruger National Park with an authentic dinner under the stars, where the calls of the surrounding wildlife will be audible and awe-inspiring.

Final Day of the African Safari

Final Day of the African Safari

Day 7

This morning, we will make our way to the airport and take a direct flight to Livingstone (Zambia). You will be greeted by our local team and chauffeured to the property, which rests on the edge of the sublime Victoria Falls. In the afternoon, should the water levels permit, an exhilarating swim in Devil’s Pool is on the agenda. We will end the afternoon with tea and snacks on Livingstone Island. The day will draw to an end with a delightful dinner in a private setting at the Royal Livingstone Hotel, which overlooks the Zambezi River. As we dine, local people will provide lively entertainment.

Livingstone & The Victoria Falls

Livingstone & The Victoria Falls

Day 8

Today is at your leisure. Your hosts will gladly assist in arranging a number of pursuits, such as whitewater rafting along the Zambezi River, a guided walking tour of the Victoria Falls, hot air ballooning, spa treatments, or a day safari to Botswana. In the evening, join us for dinner and cocktails on the Victoria Falls Steam Train. The journey will take you around the Victoria Falls, where you will briefly enter Zimbabwe.

Livingstone & The Victoria Falls

Livingstone & The Victoria Falls

Day 9

We are taking to the skies this morning, but you won’t be returning home just yet! Instead, you will board a helicopter, where, from a birds-eye view, you are sure to capture breathtaking images of the Victoria Falls. After breakfast, we will bid Zambia adieu, and start our journey back to Johannesburg, where you could catch a connecting flight home. Or, you could extend your travel itinerary to include Botswana, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Mozambique or the Seychelles... One of our travel experts will eagerly assist you in designing the perfect extension to one of Africa's memorable locations.

Time to Say Goodbye...Or Not!

Time to Say Goodbye...Or Not!

Day 10

We are taking it to the skies this morning! Not quite yet your return home, we board a helicopter for a chance to take some exceptional shots of Victoria Falls from above. After breakfast, we say goodbye to Zambia and start our journey back to Johannesburg where you will catch a connecting flight home...or extend to Botswana, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Mozambique or the Seychelles! Let one of our travel experts assist in designing the perfect extension to one of Africa's many incredible destinations.

Accommodations

Cape Bali Estate

Cape Bali Estate

The Cape Bali Estate is truly an extraordinary getaway that one should experience in their lifetime!
Listen to the calming sound of distant waves in your heated pool in the middle of a luxuriously exotic garden. One enters the villa through a wooden walkway under a triangular bamboo roof only to discover a breath-taking view of the sea.

Boasting 6 ensuite bedrooms, of which 3 enjoy sea-facing views, the property is located in the Camps Bay district of Cape Town, surrounded by lovely restaurants and nightlife only minutes away by foot.

The Indonesian-inspired furniture includes various textures such as bamboo, leather and wood, giving your home away from home a warm feel.

Hamilton’s Tented Camp

Hamilton’s Tented Camp

This Tented Camp is a special well-kept secret in the Mluwati concession in Kruger National Park offering you a colonial style safari experience with luxurious tented lodgings - taking you back in time to an era long forgotten.

This romantic Kruger Park camp accommodates couples in 6 magnificently appointed safari tents overlooking the Nwatswitsonto River. The main tent is an impressive structure with elegant lines and an open sided lounge and dining area opening onto a wide, spacious deck shaded by huge Jackalberry trees overlooking the dry river bed. It is comfortably furnished and is accentuated with antiques and 19th century objects d'art creating a feeling of having traveled back in history.

Situated in central Kruger Park, the camp is home to a diverse population of wildlife including Wild Dogs, Lions, Leopards and Hyenas which are all frequently spotted. Being completely remote and far away from the crowds, this is the one place where you can get away from it all with a total sense of tranquility.

Avani Victoria Falls

Avani Victoria Falls

The Avani Victoria Falls Resort is not far from the banks of the Zambezi River. This Livingstone accommodation is perfect for relaxing in the tranquil setting of Zambia, while the Zambezi River is ideal for exciting adventures. There is something for everybody.

The hotel has a natural feel with earthy colors, traditional Zambian style and old world buildings. There are 212 en-suite bedrooms amenities including air-conditioning, spacious bathrooms and internet access as well as a pool and several other amenities to make your stay a pleasant and memorable one.
The property boats 3 restaurants in addition to the lovely cuisine served at its neighboring property, the Royal Livingstone.

The finer details

BEHIND THE LENS

Deluxe rooms throughout
$5,985
Master sea-facing room in Cape Town
$6,317
Master sea-facing room and upgrade to Royal Livingstone in Zambia
Only one room left
$6,585

Rates displayed are per person, based on double occupancy.

Journey directors

Nights

3 nights at our luxury seafront villa in Cape Town

4 nights at our luxury tented camp in Kruger National Park

2 nights at the Victoria Falls

Meals

9 breakfasts

4 lunches

9 dinners

Activities

Daily excursions and activities as listed on the itinerary, including tickets

8 African safari game drives

Helicopter sightseeing tour over Victoria Falls

Devil's Pool and tea experience

Extras

Domestic flights in South Africa and Zambia

Wine and non-premium alcohols in Cape Town and on Safari

Services of a journey host and a photojournalist throughout

Luxury transportation throughout

Private & Group airport transfers

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Good to know

A minimum of 8 guests is required to guarantee departure. Please do not purchase your flights until the journey is firmly confirmed

All listed activities are optional in attendance

Our property selection is always subject to change as these are privately owned. In such rare instances, it will be substituted for one of equal or great value offering similar features and amenities.

Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged for a small supplement.

International flight to and from Africa may be arranged through us.

Travel insurance is recommended (Art In Voyage partners with ALLIANZ)

Price is based on a double occupancy.

Space is limited to 8 with a maximum capacity of 10 guests

How about extending?

Come early, or leave late. Allow our consultants to customize a pre- or post- extension to your journey.

Why travel with us?

Expertise & Flexibility

Friends /Family Spirit /Small Groups

Unpretentious Luxury Vibe

Exclusive Experiences

Smallprint

All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

A refundable deposit of $1250 per person is due at the time of your reservation. In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

Your final balance is due 90 days prior to departure, at which point your journey becomes non-refundable.

NEW! Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

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  • Your email is used as the primary form of contact.
  • A day time contact number, should we need to call you.
  • City, state or country.
  • If your request is based on an existing journey on our website, please let us know which one.
  • If you considering several dates, please list them all. If you have a general idea as to month and year, let us know that too.
  • Tell us about any destinations you have in mind. Not sure? Not a problem! That is what we are here for. Our dream makers may guide you by better understanding your interests upon speaking with you.