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Incredible Sabi Sands Big 5 Safari with Africa Geo Photographers, 23-27 April 2020

Go on Safari with Africa Geographic and National Geographic photographers Ernest Porter and Karen Blackwood in Sabi Sands, renowned for its fabulous leopard sightings!

Safari tour package: A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Prices: $2384
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 5 days
Best months: March - December
Countries visited: South Africa South Africa
Parks visited: Kruger
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Night drive
  • Cultural
  • Birding
Come on our 5Day 1: Arrive in time for lunch, then the afternoon game drive to see what's going on in the wild. There are lots of leopards around, and they are very relaxed around the vehicles, so hopefully we'll spot one on a termite mound, or up a fig tree with a kill. Lions will be lazing for a while, but as soon as the sun gets low, they'll stir, and we'll watch them prepare to hunt. Maybe some wild dogs will lope through, looking for a meal. Elephants will be stopping by the water hole for a last drink before dusk, and we'll let them surround us. We'll stop for Sundowner Cocktails, and we always try to work on some night shots in cooperation with another vehicle, getting those fabulous side-lit and backlit photos. We'll have a pre-dinner cocktail when we get back to the Lodge, then eat a scrumptous candlelit dinner at tables arranged around the fire. If it's a clear night, we might try some Milky Way photography before bed. Full Safari Days: We'll be up early to catch that gorgeous golden morning light! Nothing in the bush was sleeping while we were dreaming, so we'll go to see what happened overnight. We'll have a coffee stop at a picturesque spot, and maybe some rhino will walk through, or a giraffe will be browsing nearby. We'll return to the Lodge for a big made-to-order breakfast, then we'll go on a bush walk to learn about the historical cultural use of plants, learn how to track, and maybe see some wildlife close to the Lodge. You can take our Lightroom course in your free time, or relax by the pool and watch the zebra drink at the waterhole, or get a massage. Make sure you make time to explore the wine cellar and choose something special for dinner. After lunch, it's back on the game vehicles for our evening drive. Last Day: We'll go on our morning drive and say goodbye to the animals we've come to know over the past few days. You'll depart after one last amazing breakfast, but don't worry--you'll be back some day! -day wildlife safari in Sabi Sands, home of the Big 5 and adjacent to Kruger National Park in South Africa. We will go on morning and evening game drives complete with sunrise coffee and sundowner cocktails to watch wildlife in its natural habitat in the African bush. Learn about the ecosystem and how to track prints on a guided nature walk (optional). Our chef makes the most wonderful, generous, mouth-watering meals, and we will eat them in a fine-dining setting around the fire. Be pampered by caring staff in our spa. If you bring your camera, Ernest and Karen will teach you how to get the best from it. We are award-winning Africa Geographic and NatGeo Daily Dozen published professionals. We emphasize fun, education, and fantastic photos of wildlife. We can also teach your wildlife workflow if you want to learn to edit your photos in Lightroom and Photoshop CC. We try to limit each safari vehicle to 6 people on our Big 5 safaris. We want everyone to get an end seat in the safari vehicle for a great view. No-one should be stuck in the dreaded middle seat! Because we can go off road, we can get up close for incredible, personal, intimate shots of wildlife. Check our website to see what our safaris offer! We can also arrange your ground travel to the lodge with our no-worries Ground Travel Package. Just ask!

Day 1:   Arrive in time for lunch, then the afternoon game drive to see what's going on in the wild.  There are lots of leopards around, and they are very relaxed around the vehicles, so hopefully we'll spot one on a termite mound, or up a fig tree with a kill.  Lions will be lazing for a while, but as soon as the sun gets low, they'll stir, and we'll watch them prepare to hunt. Maybe some wild dogs will lope through, looking for a meal.  Elephants will be stopping by the water hole for a last drink before dusk, and we'll let them surround us. We'll stop for Sundowner Cocktails, and we always try to work on some night shots in cooperation with another vehicle, getting those fabulous side-lit and backlit photos.  We'll have a pre-dinner cocktail when we get back to the Lodge, then eat a scrumptous candlelit dinner at tables arranged around the fire.  If it's a clear night, we might try some Milky Way photography before bed.

Full Safari Days:  We'll be up early to catch that gorgeous golden morning light!  Nothing in the bush was sleeping while we were dreaming, so we'll go to see what happened overnight.  We'll have a coffee stop at a picturesque spot, and maybe some rhino will walk through, or a giraffe will be browsing nearby.  We'll return to the Lodge for a big made-to-order breakfast, then we'll go on a bush walk to learn about the historical cultural use of plants, learn how to track, and maybe see some wildlife close to the Lodge.  You can take our Lightroom course in your free time, or relax by the pool and watch the zebra drink at the waterhole, or get a massage. Make sure you make time to explore the wine cellar and choose something special for dinner.  After lunch, it's back on the game vehicles for our evening drive.

Last Day: We'll go on our morning drive and say goodbye to the animals we've come to know over the past few days. You'll depart after one last amazing breakfast, but don't worry--you'll be back some day!

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  • Sabi Sands
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