Day 1- Arrival to Durban After your arrival in Durban you will meet Hannes Lochner in our Guest House. After an introduction for the program of the coming days you will enjoy a dinner together.
Day 2 – Zimanga Game Reserve Right in the morning you will take a drive in a comfortable van towards Zimanga Game Reserve. You will reach the reserve around noon. The first game drive or the first photo-hide session is on the program for the afternoon.
The Zimanga Game Reserve is specialized in nature and wildlife photography. The Game Reserve has built several photo hides together with renowned wildlife photographers. These enables the animals to be observed and photographed undisturbed. All photo hides are equipped with comfortable chairs, tripod devices and gimbal heads.
The Game Reserve has splendid variety of animals. In addition to the coveted Big Five, there are opportunities to photograph cheetahs, hippos, giraffes, hyenas, zebras and many more. There are also over 400 bird species in Zimanga, many of those are found almost exclusively in Southern Africa.
Besides Hannes Lochner you will be looked after and mentored by the resident guide and photographer Calvin Kotze.
Day 3-7 Zimanga Game Reserve There are two activities on the program each day. You will have a chance to photograph the great variety of wildlife and birds from underground hiding places and safari vehicles. Guest has also the opportunity to spend two nights in the "Overnight Hide". This underground hideaway offers fantastic conditions for unique, unusual wildlife shots. The Overnight Hide is located at a small waterhole and is specially illuminated at night. The animals visiting the waterhole drinks only a few meters away from the photographers! Comfortable chairs, tripod devices, toilet and beds ensure a comfortable stay.
Your photo guide Hannes Lochner is always at your disposal with tips and tricks. Between the game drives you can relax in the camp. Depending on your wishes and needs, Hannes offers short tutorials on different areas of photography. Of course, he will also discuss with you about the photos you have already taken and help you how to take even better pictures on the next game drive.
Day 8 – End of a photo tour After the last morning activity, you will be driven back to Durban where you will start your individual journey home or onward travel. Departures from Durban should not be booked before 3pm.