PRIVATE GAME RESERVE, SOUTH AFRICA
Zimanga stands head and shoulders above the norm when it comes to a photographic safari – not only giving you access to Africa’s first purpose built photographic hides but also providing you the opportunity to spend time on foot with cheetah (sighting permitting, this is not guaranteed but not uncommon), giving an abundance of unique photographic moments, particularly those at a low angle.
Elephants, rhinos and buffalo amongst the diverse landscape of plains, rolling hills and mountainous backdrop will offer excellent wide angle opportunities in addition to regular lion sightings keeping you alert and capturing all the action.
All game activities are conducted throughout the year at optimum viewing times when game activity is typically more active. Morning activities will depart at sunrise and evening drives leave late enough in the afternoon for guests to enjoy a bush sunset and the opportunity to view nocturnal animals after dark. On a typical evening drive guests enjoy a sundowners drink and break in activity. Whilst this can be arranged, for this trip we choose to skip the occasion to maximise the opportunity to photograph during some of the most spectacular light of the day. Overnight hide sessions comprise of a full 16 hours in the hide – allowing you to make the most of all lighting conditions from afternoon to sunset to night and finally sunrise.
For the duration of our stay we will be utilising a private 4x4 landcruiser and field guide along with private hide sessions, meaning we have complete control and maximum flexibility to get the best photographs possible. Our photographic group will comprise a maximum of six guests but may split into two smaller groups at times to ensure extra space and comfort on all game activities including time spent in the ground level hides where extra space can feel at a premium in order to be inconspicuous to the wildlife that approaches.