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Photographic Safari

Take part in an escorted Victoria Falls Photographic Safari on the Zambezi River at the break of dawn or just before sunset. Cruising down the renowned Zambezi River in a boat equipped with photographic gear is the ultimate pinnacle of photographic experiences for serious photographers during Victoria Falls Tour.

Do I need to be a photographer ?

You don't need to be a skilled photographer to take beautiful pictures of the Victoria Falls environment or its inhabitants. As long as you love photography and have a passion for it then this activity is also recommended for you.

Go on a Photographic Safari Victoria Falls with the guidance of your very own professional photographer.

Feel what goes down when photographers are in action and take long lasting memories first-hand. On this photography safari, both amateurs and experts will get the opportunity to enjoy the Zambezi River and national park's breath-taking natural beauty and wonderful wildlife.

Who will you go with on the safaris ?

There are many native, skilled wildlife photographers in Victoria Falls, some of whom double as safari and wildlife guides. Some of them will serve as your photographic instructors during the Victoria Falls Tour.

Where to go on the Photographic Safaris ?

There are many places to go on a photographic safari but the most common of them has to be on the Zambezi River. Above Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River is a maze of islands and waterways and is home to thousands of species waiting to be captured on camera. It is essentially virgin wilderness except from a few hotels on the banks of the Zimbabwean and Zambian mainland.

What to expect ?

  • Collection from the lodge or hotel where you are staying kicks off the activity.
  • Your pickup time will depend on whether you have selected a sunrise or sunset photographic safari.
  • The minibus or transport, will take you to the jetty site, which is roughly 5 kilometres upstream of the Victoria Falls and just outside of town.
  • Here, you join your guide and get acquainted with the specialized tools you'll be utilizing.
  • Once you are all set, you will then get into the river and cruise on the channel as you look for perfect spots and sightings to capture.

How long is the activity ?

The Victoria Falls Photographic Safari is about 3 hours long and this gives you enough time to take pictures and appreciate the setting and the environment.

  • Hours during the summer are as follows: 0600 - 0900, for the morning safaris and 15.30 – 18.30 for the late afternoon safaris (Summer is from October to April)
  • Winter hours are as follows: 06.30–09.30 for the morning safaris and 15.00–18.00 for the late afternoon safaris. (Winter is from Mid May to Mid August approximately)

Food
  • There are light refreshments and snacks available for the afternoon safaris.
  • There are teas, coffees and basically a continental breakfast on offer in the morning safaris.
Equipment
  • The aluminum boat's unique shallow hull allows it to approach locations that are inaccessible to other boats, providing unique safari experiences.
  • It is equipped with six specially constructed seats that can rotate 360 degrees and each of them has a special camera attachment that permits unrestricted movement while providing constant rock-steady support for your camera.
  • High-quality cameras and lenses from Nikon and Canon are provided, but you are also free to use your own gear. You will take an SD card with you that contains all of your trip-related images.
  • A photographic guide is always on board, and cameras, lenses, and mounts are provided. Transfers to and from hotels within a 10-kilometer radius of the jetty are also included (use of own camera is permissible so you can bring if you have.)
The Items You Must Bring
  • US$10 per person for national park entrance costs (park fees are non-commissionable and payable on arrival).
  • Clients' visas, passport validity, travel authorizations, travel insurance, immunizations, and other travel-related papers are not African-responsibility.
  • Eye's Additional services not specifically listed in the package.
Restrictions

For the photographic safaris, there really isn’t a minimum and maximum age to do the activity. It is also for everyone whether you are a seasoned photographer or an amateur heading for Victoria Falls Tour.

The Photographic Safaris is a really good Victoria Falls Activity and very unique for those who want to try something new. The Zambezi River makes it more special with its beautiful views and magnificent views.

Arrangements

Duration: Approximately 3 hours

Where: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Weather: Weather permitting

Things to Bring: Sun-screen, Insect/Mosquito repellent, Sun hats, Polarised sunglasses, Cameras (spare film/SD cards/disks!), Binoculars, Warm clothing in winter (April to August)

When: Pick up: 11h30 from hotels in Victoria Falls town. Drop off: 14h30 hrs at hotels in Victoria Falls town

High Water- Rafting: Approximate Dates: 25th Dec – 10th August

What to Wear: Wear comfortable attire that provides sun protection (remember painting can get a bit messy!)

Inclusions And Exclusions

Inclusions : Scheduled transfers from/to Vic Falls Town/Hotels; an Elephant Interaction; an art lesson; art equipment required for the lesson; a two course buffet lunch; local beer, wine, water, soft drinks, coffee & tea.

Exclusions : Items of a personal nature.*Conservation Levy of $10.00 pp

Requirements

Age +5 years

Fitness Level No Fitness Requirement

Experience Level No Experience Requirement

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The highlights of the Photography safari at Victoria Falls are-

  • The Victoria Falls looks stunning with the rainbow.
  • Visitors can go on a boat where they can capture the wildlife and wilderness.
  • Discover the 30 vantage points where can capture stunning photos of Victoria Falls from different angles.
  • You can capture the spectacular Lunar Rainbow at Victoria Falls.

Photography safari at Victoria Falls includes –

  • A photography guide and
  • Transfers from and to your hotels along with refreshments
  • Cameras are being provided, you can also bring your Camera
  • National Park fees are $10 to $30.
  • Your booking voucher
  • Camera and lenses

For 2 hours, the Photography safari at Victoria Falls starts at 6 am and ends at 8 am.

Whether you are a professional photographer or a novice the professional photography guides will always guide you to take the best photos.

The additional information that you need to know is -

  • There is no age restriction on Photography Safari in Victoria.
  • Children below 12 have to pay half the price.
  • Do not forget to take sunglasses, hats and warm clothes for winter.

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