5 Photographic Safaris and Courses for Single Travellers

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Single travellers often find their travel plans a nightmare to arrange as a result of the dreaded “Single Supplement”. This is no different when it comes to photographic safaris and courses where lodges/camps are used.

You see, the lodges are all about getting bums in beds and if a single person is taking up an entire room which could accommodated an additional person and generate additional revenue for the lodge, they’re going to charge you for that! This single supplement is usually 50% of the per person sharing rate meaning that single travellers end up paying an exorbitant single supplement over and above the standard per person sharing rate.

The good news is that Wild Eye is aware of how this can influence your decision as a single traveller and we have tried our best to form mutually beneficial relationships with some of the lodges/camps we use and have been able to get this single supplement waived all together! Good news for single travellers! Here are five examples of our photographic safaris and courses where there is NO single supplement:

5 Photographic Safaris and Courses for Single Travellers

The Chobe Photographic Safari & Workshop

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The Chobe National Park and the surrounding waterways and floodplains offers some of the very best photographic opportunities in Southern Africa. Wild Eye has teamed up with Ichobezi River Lodges to take the Chobe photographic experience to a whole new level.  Whether you are a professional photographer looking to extend your portfolio, or an amateur with a love for wildlife photography then this photographic safari is for you!  Most photographic safaris in the Chobe are based either at a lodge or on a houseboat. On this exciting photographic safari you don’t have to choose – you will have the opportunity to do both and experience the best of both worlds while keeping the same guides and 5 star levels of service and comfort throughout the trip.

The Ichobezi Safariboats and Ichingo River Lodge is Wild Eye’s exclusive partner on these photographic safaris and their staff will make sure that you do not have to worry about anything except your own photography. On top of this you will also have the luxury of shooting from a dedicated photographic boat with custom made, individual chairs for each photographer which will allow you to swivel in all directions and photograph animals at eye level.

We are proud to offer accommodation for 2 single guests on each departure of our Chobe Photo Safaris & Workshops.

The Timbavati Photo Safari

Timbavati Photographic Safari 2013 - Andrew Aveley

Join Wild Eye ambassador Andrew Aveley on his very popular Timbavati Photographic Safari as he sets out to explore and capture the diverse array of wildlife that awaits in one of the most beautiful parts of the Timbavati Nature Reserve. Umlani Bushcamp is a highly recommended, classic African safari camp located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park and will play host to this Wild Eye photographic safari.  At Umlani  you are guaranteed an adventure of a lifetime in one of Africa’s world-renowned, unspoilt wilderness reserves.

As a result of our collaboration with Umlani we have been able to secure accommodation for all 6 guests on this safari on a single basis

The Great Migration Photographic Safaris

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The Masai Mara is without a doubt one of the best wildlife photography destinations in the world and during migration season there are few photographers who will not be moved by the experience. By combining the exclusivity of the Wild Eye Mara Camp and the passion, knowledge and experience of the Wild Eye Ambassadors, Wild Eye has taken the Masai Mara Photographic Safari Experience and taken it to a new level and this photographic safari will give you the very best opportunity to photograph the magic of the Masai Mara.

In planning our packages and designing the Wild Eye Mara Camp, we have included accommodation for 2 single travellers on each departure at no extra cost.

The Tuli Nature Photography Workshop

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Limited to 6 photographers this Nature Photography Workshop includes a number of truly unique photographic and wilderness activities. This four-day workshop takes place in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana and will give you the chance to truly immerse yourself in nature and focus on your wildlife photography.  During the four days your facilitators will guide you, through various activities and crit sessions, as you work on compiling a personal portfolio of ten nature images.

This incredible workshop also includes accommodation for 2 single travellers.

The Wildlife Photography Course

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From a learning point of view, nothing beats spending quality photographic time with like-minded people and sharing ideas, tips and tricks out in the field and this course combines these elements with a solid theoretical base so that you not only understand how to create better wildlife images, but also how various photographic principles can be used so you can take complete control of your images.

This Wildlife Photography course is the perfect follow up for people who have completed our entry level Digital Photography Course. You don’t however need any previous photographic experience  as we will cover all the basics of photography in the course to make sure everybody is on the same page and can take maximum benefit from the course.

Not only are all guests accommodated on a single basis at the Nambiti venue, but couples will also receive a 10% discount on their booking!

So there you have it!

If you are a single traveller looking to expand your photographic knowledge and explore our beautiful continent with your camera in hand, you now have 5 options which come at no additional cost for being a single traveller! if you would like any more info on these or any other safaris or workshops, please feel free to drop me an email!

Andrew Beck

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