9 day safari

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Tour Highlights

Private conservancy with abundant wildlife and 100% exclusive access

Africa's Big Five possible at very close range

World leading hide design for night photography

Learn photography and video with a BBC trained wildlife film maker


On this unique South African safari experience we are as near to guaranteed as possible to encounter all of Africa’s Big Five, plus an abundance of prey species and a dazzling array of birds. Using classic safari game vehicles, and making full creative use of a network of hides, we will create shots that simply aren't possible anywhere else.  

And what's more, on this bespoke photography safari we have no crowds to contend with, as we have secured exclusive use of the reserve throughout our stay.  That means there are no constraints on our time with each species, allowing us to observe their way of life, explore appropriate photographic techniques and craft unique images which capture the essence of each animal, their behavior and interactions. 

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Best time to visit - JUL


July 3

Best airport hotels in Durban
Arrive in Durban and overnight at an airport hotel
On arrival at Durban international airport, you will pick up your luggage and take the free airport shuttle service to the Garden Court Marine Parade (room only) for your overnight accommodation by the beach.

Accommodation : Garden Court Marine Parade

July 4

Best place to see the Big 5 in Africa Zimanga reserve
Transfer from Durban to Zimanga Reserve
After breakfast (cost not included) at 09:00 sharp we will transfer by vehicle to Zimanga Private Reserve. We arrive in time for lunch and settle into our accommodation before our first afternoon game drive and evening hide session.

Accommodation : Zimanga Homestead (upgrades available)

July 5-10

Best photographic safaris in Africa Lion kill night hide at Zimanga
6 full days of daytime safaris and night hide sessions
Home to the Big 5 and much more incredible wildlife, Zimanga is the vision of Charl Senekal; to create an incomparable environment for photographing African wildlife. There is a great mix of photographic opportunities here, including expertly guided walking safaris and game drives; with the piece de resistance being exclusive access to the incredible hides within the reserve.

July 11

Wildlife photography safari with Trai Anfield at Zimanga reserve
Final morning safari before transfer back to Durban airport
After our final morning game drive inside the reserve, we drive back to Durban in time to connect with our onward international flights. Extensions possible to other safari destinations in Africa

Pricing Info & Dates

Cost £3695 based on two people sharing and not including flights. No single room supplement.

Travel in the dates shown below for July 2021. Supplement of £115 per person for fully inclusive drinks package


  • Exlusive use of Zimanga private reserve within the group
  • 1 nights accommodation in Durban
  • All transfers, tours and safaris as listed
  • Expert tuition from award winning photographer, Trai Anfield
  • Limited number of photographers in adapted safari vehicle


  • International Flights and travel insurance
  • Visa Costs
  • Personal drinks
  • Gratuities and Tips


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