Zimanga Photo Safari – 5 Day

Zimanga, in KwaZulu Natal, is the first reserve in Africa designed for avid safari enthusiasts whilst simultaneously satisfying the needs of modern wildlife photographers of any level, both who prefer a deeper appreciation of the bush and crave an unhurried exclusive experience.

Spread over nearly 70 square kilometers of pristine Zululand bushveld, fever tree forests and rolling hills, Zimanga is bisected by the Mkuze River and home to a splendid variety of animals and birds.  Species including lion, elephant, leopard and cheetah roam freely across the region and can with luck be tracked down for unparalleled game viewing and photographic opportunities.  Unfortunately, the wild dog pack was removed late 2018 due to constant conflict with a neighbouring pack of wild dogs resulting in injuries and casualties between both packs.  For their safety they have been moved to other areas without wild dogs, thereby increasing the available range of wild dogs in southern Africa.  The aim is to reintroduce an entirely new pack at a later stage.  There are over 400 bird species recorded on the reserve and its surrounds, offering an incredible diversity of wild subjects native to the area.

Itinerary

Day 1: Guests will be met upon arrival and briefed about the day’s proceedings. Lunch will then be served and guests will start preparing for their first Safari.Not only will you have an excellent chance of close encounters with the Big 5, but you may even be spoiled with the more elusive wild dog and cheetah sightings. A stop will be made whereby guests will enjoy sundowner drinks and snacks while soaking in the beautiful surroundings. Guests will have the opportunity to capture some amazing images and view the very best of what Zimanga has to offer. Our photographer will assist in making sure our guests have the right camera settings. Upon returning to camp guests will be treated to a scrumptious meal.

Day 2, 3 & 4: Guests will be awoken to warm drinks with biscuits before proceeding in search of Africa’s amazing wildlife. While on safari a stop will be made for drinks and snacks. Upon return to camp guests will be welcomed by a hearty delicious breakfast. After breakfast our photographer will have a photo editing session. Guests will then be given time off to relax, should you wish not to rest and make the most of your time a guided walking safari is also available upon request at no extra fee. The photographer would be available throughout the day. Lunch will then be served and the same routine will be carried out as in day 1.
Day 5: Guests will be awoken to warm drinks with biscuits before proceeding in search of Africa’s amazing wildlife. While on Safari a stop will be made for drinks and snacks. Upon return to camp guests will be welcomed by a hearty delicious breakfast. After breakfast guest would begin packing and leave the lodge with many happy memories and wonderful images

Rates:

Dates:

17 April – 21 April 2020 – Zimanga Lodge
R27500 Per Person Sharing

15 October – 19 October 2020 – Doornhoek
R25000 Per Person Sharing

19 October – 23 October 2020 – Zimanga Lodge
R31700 Per Person Sharing

17 November – 21 November 2020 – Zimanga Lodge
R27500 Per Person Sharing

 

More Information

Included:

  • Selected Drinks
  • Game Drives
  • Hide Visits
  • All Meals
  • 6 Guest Per Vehicle
  • Photographic Guide and Tutoring

 

Excluded:

  • International Flights
  • Transfers
  • Items of a personal Nature
  • Gratuities to Staff

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