Madikwe Wildlife Photography Bootcamp

“A four night photographic bootcamp in the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve”

Wild Eye offices, JHB

Wild Eye offices, JHB

4 Nights & 5 Days

ZAR 15 250 per person
TBC per couple

Safari Details

This bootcamp has been designed for those budding wildlife photography enthusiasts wanting to take the next step on their journey, as well as those seasoned photographers looking to breathe new life into their portfolio.

Unlike a normal safari, this bootcamp will bridge the gap between our courses, workshops and other trip offerings to similar destinations and open you up to new world of creative possibilities through a variety of in-the-field exercises, daily shot lists and basic step by step processing tutorials.

Madikwe Wildlife photography workshop

Day 1 ­

Arrival and lunch at Nkurru Private Game Lodge will be followed by a relaxed afternoon game drive which will officially kick off our Wildlife Photography Bootcamp, after which dinner will be served at the lodge.

Day 2 ­

Each day starts off with coffee and rusks which will be served, a quick discussion regarding the day’s shot list goals and activities will also take place. We will then head out on the game vehicle for our first early morning game drive.

Breakfast and lunch will be served upon our return followed by a one hour basic introduction to importing & cataloguing in Lightroom. We will then head out on our second game drive of the day before dinner.

Day 3 ­

The morning starts off with a relaxed guided game walk around the lodge area, allowing guests to experience all the finer details that the African bush has to offer with camera in hand. Breakfast and lunch will then be served followed by another one hour Lightroom session focusing on basic processing techniques. During these sessions, guest will be tasked with selecting and processing 5 images for review and discussion on the final evening of the bootcamp.

An afternoon game drive will take place before dinner after which we’ll dive straight into an introduction to Astro-photography¹ session.

Day 4 ­

A morning game drive will take place before breakfast, followed by lunch and an editing session to prep your final images before our second relaxing afternoon guided game walk.

Dinner will be held around an open fire overlooking the waterhole, after which we will run through a constructive critique session of each guests five prepped images before turning in for the night.

Day 5 ­

We will start the day off with an optional early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Departure at 11am.

Nkurru Game Lodge

Nkurru lodge is a tastefully appointed private lodge situated in the heart of Madikwe Game Reserve.  Nestled in a leafy Tamboti forest and situated on a regularly used game path, it has arguably the most active water hole in the region.

It most certainly deserves the 5 star status that it enjoys. Being a private lodge and not normally open to the public, you can be sure time spent at  Nkurru will be an unforgettable experience.

Nkurru game lodge photography course Madikwe photography workshop accommodation 4 day photography workshop safari

Gerry van der Walt

3 x 2016 dates TBC

 ZAR 14 500.00 per person

ZAR 24 000.00 per couple

4 complimentary Single Spaces Available on each departure


Includes: 4 nights accommodation, all meals, drinks and activities, return Transfers from JHB

Excluded: Items of a personal nature, gratuities for lodge staff

Terms & Conditions

A reservation is confirmed once a booking form, together with a 50% deposit, has been received and confirmed in writing by Wild Eye.Provisional bookings can be held for 14 days, pending receipt of a completed booking form.Balance is payable 60 days before date of departure or as advised.

Read the full Terms & Conditions here.

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“A four night photographic bootcamp in the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve”


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