New Venue For Our Wildlife Photography Course

Michael Laubscher All Authors, Michael Leave a Comment

Our Wildlife Photography Course has been run out of Cheetch Ridge Lodge in Nambiti Game Reserve and it still will be. We have decided to create a very similar product in order to broaden the range a bit and for you to have a variety of destinations to choose from we have now added a new venue, this is the very homely feeling, Mziki Safari Lodge, in the Mziki Game Reserve.

Mziki is the only commercial lodge on a 6 000ha property and this beautiful safari lodge is nestled beneath the shady Karees in the heart of Mziki Private Game Reserve, just two hours’ drive from Johannesburg.

It is home to three of the “Big Five”; the elephant, rhino and buffalo;

There are over 50 other species of mammals and 372 species of birds, making it one of the best birding areas in South Africa.

The reason for the birds favoring this area is because of the Hex River that runs straight through the middle of the reserve.

Yes we can cross the river to the east and back to the west while on safari;


and this was the highlight to me, we will not only enjoy our two daily safaris but also enjoy a barge cruise up the Hex River towards Vaalkop Dam, enjoying a drink or two, spend time around bird island and of course photograph as many birds and animals along the way.

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 wildlife photography course combines these elements with a solid theoretical base so that you understand how to create better wildlife images and take complete control over them.

You don’t 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. The main goal of this wildlife photography course is to dramatically improve not only the visual impact of your images but your understanding of both the technical and artistic aspects of wildlife photography.

During the three-day course, we will pay attention to the different factors that play a role in creating striking, memorable wildlife images. This is achieved through a combination of theoretical lectures and game drives which will focus on exposing our groups to a series of typical scenarios in wildlife photography.

During the wildlife photography course, you can also be assured of the usual standard of personal attention offered on all of Wild Eye’s courses, workshops and safaris, as we will have a minimum ratio of 1 facilitator to every 6 students on the course. Wildlife photography is not about the size of your lens or where you go to photograph.  It’s about having an appreciation for nature and telling that story through your images!

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Until next time.

Happy snapping!



About the Author

Michael Laubscher


Haunted by the allure of spectacular wildlife and African sunsets. I am a hunter-gatherer of natural light and candid moments, an appetite whet with a taste of the unknown and the smell of home; “This Is Africa”! I look forward to sharing life long experiences with you and helping you capture them. Please feel free to go check out my Instagram account

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