Kruger & Sabi Sands Wildlife Photography Workshop With Penda Photo Tours


Penda Photo Tours
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At a glance

2018 Date: 3rd July.
Price: $4,100 / £3,295 (Note: Exchange rates vary)
Availability: 2 spaces.
Maximum participants: 6


I’d recommend a DSLR camera with a 70-300mm lens for versatility. This will be ideal for the large mammals we will encounter. A bridge camera with an equivalent focal length lens will also be just as good. I’d also recommend a wider lens to take in the breathtaking landscape too. Spare batteries and memory cards are absolutely essential. We’ll be able to charge batteries etc back at our accommodation.

I’d also recommend a method of backing up your photography, for example a laptop and portable storage device. I’ll have access to a Macbook which can be used if you have a USB storage device but I’d advise bringing your own for extra security if you have one.


We’ll be staying in the Djuma Galago Lodge, an fantastic lodge set in the Djuma Reserve of Sabi Sands

For more information on the Djuma reserve and Galago Lodge, please click here.


Sorry, this trip is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with very poor mobility due to frequent mounting and dismounting on to vehicles.


Neither Penda Photo Tours or myself can book flights on your behalf. To maintain your protection under flight operator’s guarantee schemes you must book these yourself or via a flight agent.

Thankfully booking flights is very straightforward and we can provide you with specific details on times / transfers and meeting points etc.

“In 50 years of travelling I have never been as happy as I was for that week. Everything and everyone was just perfect. Our guide and tracker were brilliant at consistently finding so many exciting close encounters. Alan Hewitt was endlessly patient and helpful with his advice. The accommodation was of a good standard and the food exactly to my taste! My fellow travellers were good company. Plus I came back with great memories and lots of good photos. There is nothing I would change (other than the fact that I wish I were still there!)”
Alan Meek, UK
Elephants, Djuma Watering Hole, Sabi Sands.Elephants drinking from one of Djuma’s watering holes, Sabi Sands.


Day 1 (3rd July): Upon arrival at Hoedspruit we’ll meet you and drive to our private lodge accommodation in near Hoedspruit, Limpopo. After a long flight you can enjoy the fantastic facilities, recharge your own batteries and get ready for the days ahead.

Day 2: A full day on the famous ‘panorama route’ of the Drakensberg mountains taking in iconic viewpoints including one of the largest canyons in the world.

Day 3: Morning visit to the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, a great opportunity to fine-tune some camera techniques associated with wildlife photography. In the afternoon we’ll visit the Kinyonga Reptile Centre where we can photograph snakes, chameleons and tarantulas lead by a professional handler.

Day 4: Some relaxation time or some informal photography sessions. Prepare for a late morning departure to Sabi Sands for our first afternoon game drive in the fantastic Djuma Game Reserve.

Chameleon eating a cricket.A chameleon catching a cricket, Kinyonga.

Days 5, 6, 7 & 8: As the African sun rises we’ll be out tracking and photographing the wildlife while it is at its most active. We’ll be guided by an experienced and knowledgeable ranger and tracker and I’ll always be on hand for photographic guidance and tuition.

Day 9: One last game drive before we pack up and head back to Hoedspruit Airport.

A delicious breakfast will be waiting for us after our morning drives then there’ll be time for relaxing, photograph processing or ad hoc photography workshops to help you get the best out of your time with us. We’ll enjoy lunch before heading out again for another game drive in the best light of the day. We’ll conclude each day with a dinner and drinks at the lodge.

Please note, this itinerary may be subject to changes depending upon circumstances which may be out of my control.

White Rhino, Sabi Sands.White Rhino, Sabi Sands.

Young male leopard. Djuma Reserve, Sabi Sands.Young male leopard. Djuma Reserve, Sabi Sands.
“I can’t stop talking about the experience. We were so blessed to see so much wildlife in such a short space of time. Every game drive held an incredible experience. The entire experience, the helpful staff, the incredibly talented guides, Alan, the people participating, such good service, and the abundance of wildlife is absolutely priceless.”
Bianca Lyness, South Africa

What’s Included?

  • All accommodation including exclusive use of the Galago Lodge in Djuma Private Game Reserve;
  • All meals while at Djuma, breakfast and evening meal at our first lodge accommodation;
  • All game drives at Djuma, in open game drive vehicles, accompanied by professional guides and trackers;
  • Full day panorma route to Blyde Canyon
  • Airport transfers from Hoedspruit;
  • Transport between locations;
  • All Reserve fees, Moholoholo and Kinyonga fees;
  • As much photographic guidance and tuition as you require;
  • An indirect contribution to the Penda Trust to assist in the charity running costs;
  • A tree which will be planted on your behalf to help offset your carbon footprint.
Leopard.Leopard in a tree, Djuma Reserve, Sabi Sands.

Virtual Tour:

Hoopoe, Sabi Sands.Hoopoe, Sabi Sands.

>What’s Not Included?

  • Flights to and from Hoedspruit;
  • Other meals outside of those listed above;
  • Insurances & Visa;
  • Travel innoculations;
  • Personal items.
  • Other meals and drinks not described above.

Taking part in a photography trip like this is an incredible experience and understandably there is also a huge amount to talk about and many, many questions. If you’d like to talk to about this trip please feel free to contact Penda Photo Tours, or myself.

Male lion of the Torchwood pride. Djuma Reserve, Sabi Sands.Male lion of the Torchwood pride. Djuma Reserve, Sabi Sands.

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