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Wildlife Photography Course in Southern Africa

Organisation: NATUCATE

Country: South Africa

Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Photography Course in Southern Africa

Your Workshop in Southern Africa

At the beginning of the course, the group will get hands-on with the equipment to become more familiar with the technology. This will allow you to make the best possible use of the equipment. The day will begin in the early morning with your first trip to the African wilderness where you and your group will get your first practical experience alongside an experienced nature photographer taking photos of wild animals in their natural environment. Theoretical units will be provided just before midday after you returned to the camp, along with a discussion of what you have done that morning and the photos that were taken.

The group and the group leader will provide all participants with constructive criticism, suggestions and useful tips or inspiration for your next photographs. The group will set off on their second trip of the day as soon as the temperature starts to drop in the afternoon to find additional motifs and apply what it has learnt. This will give you an opportunity to become familiar with the wildlife in this unique natural environment and practice capturing the animals or the wonders of the African wilderness with creativity and technical expertise. In-depth knowledge about your particular motif can be helpful and will allow you to make a proper assessment of an animal so that you can take the best possible picture of it. The group will return to camp before sunset to eat dinner together and spend a few hours in the common room or around the campfire.

Your accommodation

You will share a two-man tent with another member of the group, and use the camp’s shared sanitary facilities. The camp also has a large common room where the theoretical teaching units are provided. It is also where you will share mealtimes together and spend some of your free time. You will be provided with a light breakfast in the early morning, a hearty brunch after your first excursion of the day, a snack in the afternoon and a balanced meal to end the day. Tea and coffee is available throughout the day, and juice is also provided at mealtimes. The camp’s tap water is also fit for drinking.


  • Age limit: Minimum age 18 years
  • Duration: six days
  • Start dates: 03.08.2018, 02.03.2019, 24.08.2019
  • Project location: South Africa/Botswana
  • Accommodation: two-man tent
  • Language requirements: English (a good level of school English is sufficient)
  • Suitable for: sabbatical, time off
  • Certification: yes


  • Placement in the course
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Assistance with selecting travel insurance
  • Assistance with booking flights
  • Pre-departure information pack
  • Accommodation during the course
  • All meals during the course
  • Drinking water
  • Excursions, game walks, game drives
  • Classroom hours
  • Transport between campsites (South Africa/Botswana)
  • English-speaking support by long-term experienced staff
  • Certificate
  • 24/7-support throughout the course

Fees: 1.250 EUR (depends on the exchange rate of the South African Rand or US dollar)

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