South Africa Workshop – Looking for the big five
21 January - 30 January| €3490
Min 4 - Max 6 seats
Adjacent to Kruger National Park, Sabi Sand and Timbavati, Manyeleti is absolutely one of the best private reserves in South Africa, where you’ll be able to experience an authentic and wild safari, searching for the Big Five: lions, leopards, elephants, rhinoceros and buffalos.
With an extension of 22.000 hectares, Manyeleti Game Reserve, also called the “place of stars”, offers the possibility to all the participants to experience a one of a kind photographic trip.
In this photographic trip to Manyeleti, the whole camp will be available exclusively for the use of the group, along with a private jeep for the photographers.
Besides being known for the Big Five, Manyeleti is famous in the entire world due to the presence of the rare black rhinocero and its generous avifauna, which counts more than 300 species of birds present in its natural habitat.
The 12 safari activities offer all photographers the opportunity to experience and immortalize the fascinating wildlife of Manyeleti, ensuring a unique and a once in a lifetime experience.
The tented camp
During high profile photographic trips, we always offer our customers the best facilities to make sure they live a totally exclusive experience with the best comforts.
Within Manyeleti we use two camps which are built in the exact same way, but positioned in two totally different areas.
Our organization will chose the best camp to offer its partecipants according to the movement of herds of animals and based on the season of the trip.
Both camps have been recently renovated and offer an authentic bush experience, combining the comfort and exclusivity of only five tends with private facilities, a small private porch, protected by a thatched roof.
The camps lack fences and electricity which can only be found in a spot of the camp in order to charge the photographic equipment, powered by solar panels.
During the night it is possible to admire the amazing starry sky.
Why you should take part in this photographic trip
For us, taking part in a real photographic trip to Africa means living the essence of this wild land, leaving a permanent mark in the hearts and in the photographic memories of all our participants.
During safaris, we have always collaborated with the same guides and trackers. In this way the team, along with a professional photographer, gives all its participants the chance to make the most of every photographic situation.
Taking part in a photographic trip alongside an experienced professional photographer will allow you to:
Visit private reserves that have been tried and tested over the years by our photographers and guides, identify and follow the best photographic scenes during the safaris, thus offering all participants the opportunity to take pictures from the best perspective. Having a professional photographer for the whole length of the trip will allow you to take advantage of the best lights of the day, and receive useful advices and suggestions based on your needs.
Book your spot now!
This photographic trip to South Africa will give you the possibility to photograph the biggest african predators, and experience an authentic and unique safari with the assistance of a professional photographer, while discovering the private reserve of Manyeleti.
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Day one from your country to south Africa
Scheduled flight to Johannesburg through stopover. Meals and overnight stay on board.
Day Two- Johannesburg
Arrival to Johannesburg and handling of bureaucratic formalities. Transfer to accomodation facility and relax.(free dinner and overnight stay in double room with private bathrooms.)
Day three- Johannesburg- Manyeleti
Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport and domestic flight Johannesburg / Hoedspruit (50 minutes).
After the arrival, the guests will be welcomed by the photographer and privately transferred to Manyeleti (two hours).
Arrival at the camp and accommodation, light lunch and departure for the 4 × 4 jeep safari for the exclusive use of the group.
Day four-five-six-seven-eight Manyeleti
After breakfast, the guests will be greeted by the guide, and will leave for the 4 × 4 jeep safari activity for the exclusive use of the group.During these days there will be a total of ten daily activities, five safaris in the morning and five in the afternoon, in order to discover the best photographic scenes.
Day nine – Manyeleti- Johannesburg
After the last safari in Manyaleti, the participants will be transferred to the airport of Hoedspruit and then to Johannesburg through a domestic flight.Evening check-in and flight to Italy with stopover. Meals and overnight stay on board.
Day 10- your country
Arrival to your home country.
What does the price include?
1 night in Johannesburg
12 photo safaris
reserve entry fees
Jeep open for exclusive use
All meals in the game reserve
coffee in the bush and aperitif in the bush
petrol and toll booths
6 nights in a private reserve
presence of the professional photographer Michele Bavassano
field for exclusive use and without fences
all drinks in reserve
Passionate about nature , he travels in search of the perfect shot, exploring unspoiled areas around the world . Through his camera he tries to share moments and emotions. Michele defines his photography “A search for art in nature”. He works as a professional photographer and offers events in the most interesting and important destinations in Italy and abroad. His images have been used by Discovery, BBC , ENEL and have been published in numerous magazines around the world. “In 2015 he participated in the FIAP Youth World Championship with the Italian team, obtaining 2nd place. Since May 2018 he is ambassador of the GITZO brand. He is currently one of the most followed Italian nature photographers on the web. He has collected collaborations with various brands such as “Canon”, “Gitzo”, “Swarovsky”, “Manfrotto”, “Wacom”, “Eizo”, “BenQ”, “Pluto Trigger”, “Scubla”, “Revolution Race “,” Easy Cover “,” Wise “,” Xp-Pen “, “Deer Hunter”, “Polyver” , “Lenz”, “Lens Coat”