The Sabi Sabi Wildlife Photography Workshop is a safari experience like no other. Designed to expose guests to some of the most creative minds in the industry, the workshop is a great way to immerse yourself in a learning experience, whilst enjoying exceptional lodge comfort and service, and unparalleled game viewing.
Interactive workshops and presentations, detailed workbooks including technical and creative tips, tricks and more, as well as personal attention throughout the safari are just a few examples of how unique this experience is. Accommodating of all ranges of photographic knowledge, skill or interest, professional or novice, Wild Eye has you covered!
For this unique workshop we head into the North Eastern section of South Africa, to Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, situated within the infamous Sabi Sands. Sharing a fenceless border with the Kruger National Park, the area is world renowned for its incredible game viewing and close encounters with a rich array of wildlife. Sabi Sabi is home to The big 5 - Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo including the ever-present possibility of encountering Wild dogs and Cheetah as well.
As far as climate goes, the area experiences comparatively warmer weather patterns, with summer temperatures ranging from 12 degrees Celsius (54 degrees Fahrenheit) to a sweltering 45 Degrees celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit). Winter temperatures on the other hand may range from as low as 6 degrees Celsius (42 degrees Fahrenheit) to a comfortable 25 Degrees celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day. Irrespective of the season, the game viewing on offer is exceptional.
Sabi Sabi Litte Bush Camp, the newest edition to the Sabi Sabi collection of 5 star luxury safari lodges, is situated on the banks of the magical Msuthlu River. Small, private and intimate, it is the perfect lodge to host a workshop of this nature.
Each suite has a private viewing deck and heated spa bath overlooking the riverbed, decorated in contemporary African design, and complete with luxury furnishings. Full bathroom en-suite, indoor and outdoor showers, air-conditioning, romantic mosquito nets draped over the comfortable beds and beautiful wooden finishes create the perfect getaway to relax and enjoy your safari.
Camera Gear Recommendations
As with most properties in the Sabi Sands, (except for when there's been unusually high rainfall), we possess the ability to venture off-road at Sabi Sabi, ensuring we get up close and personal with wildlife, which may otherwise have been inaccessible. For camera gear, this means an ideal focal length range of between 70mm to 400mm. A 70-200mm lens is perfect for creating shots of animals in their environments as well as when you are off road and close to the animals, whilst the longer focal lengths come in to play for bird photography and for close up, uninterrupted detail and texture shots of your subject.
In an ideal world, a fixed 300mm lens is exceptional in these conditions, although a 70-200mm paired with a slightly longer zoom lens of say 200-400 is absolutely perfect.
Why Travel with Wild Eye to Sabi Sabi?
Two game drives daily, with only 6 guests and 2 guides (maximum of 3 guests per vehicle along with one Wild Eye Guide), this safari promises to be nothing short of an incredible learning experience. With in the field tuition and daily lectures and presentations, you are bound to walk away with a deeper understanding of wildlife photography, and consequently a portfolio of images you'd be amazed with!
Join us on this incredible adventure and allow us the opportunity change the way YOU see the world.
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