Oh what a treat! I enjoyed myself and hope to come back. I will never forget the hospitality service of the staff.
Mankeke (South Africa) – March 2013
Jaci’s Lodges Photographic Safaris
Jaci's Lodges offers specialised photographic safaris with renowned wildlife photographers - providing professional tuition and wildlife photographic tips - catering for all levels of photographer on daily photographic safaris in Madikwe Game Reserve.
Read the blog posts from our last photographic workshop to learn more about the environment in which you’ll be photographing.
Photographers affiliated with Jaci’s Lodges:
Roger & Pat de la Harpe
It was in Madikwe that Pat and Roger de la Harpe did much of the photography and research for their latest book, In Search of the African Wild Dog. Unsurprising really, as the reserve is known for being rich in photographic material, good game sightings, and its beauty, all enhanced by the gorgeous Kalahari light.
Pat and Roger run photography workshops at Jaci’s Lodges. The programme is fairly general and subject to change, depending on nature's own timing. While spending time focusing on scenery, a crackling radio making mention of wild dogs could mean a rapid change in activity.
2013 workshop dates with Roger & Pat de la Harpe:
20 - 23 June
25 - 28 August
R 11 400.00 per person & R 14 400.00 per single for 3 nights - minimum 4 confirmed photographers for the safari to proceed.
David Rogers, who previously worked for Getaway magazine, is a freelance photographer and writer who specialises in safari lodges. Currently, he contributes to Africa Geographic, National Geographic Traveller, Getaway and range of other magazines. He has written six books in the Safari in Style series, as well as two editions of Classic Safari Camps of Africa.
David first encountered Jaci’s Safari Lodge and Tree Lodge when he published his first Safari in Style in 2006.
Next photographic safari dates with David Rogers:
14 - 19 June 2013
Recommended photographic equipment:
- A Digital SLR camera with removable lenses (a fixed lens camera will work but will limit what you can do to a certain degree)
- Zoom lenses – the selection is broad but at least two zoom lenses are recommended, one of which is wide angle and the other medium-to-long telephoto, which should preferably have some form of image stabilisation. At least 300mm or preferably 400mm (Nikon do a really useful 80 to 400mm lens and Canon a 100 to 400mm) would be recommended
- A flashgun
- A sturdy tripod
- Bean bags, on which to rest your camera while in the game drive vehicle
- A laptop computer with photographic software loaded on to it. It is recommended that you have some form of backup medium, whether DVDs or a portable hard drive
- A memory card reader or computer cables to connect your camera to your laptop
- The charger for your camera
- A memory card
- The manual for your camera
- A hat to keep off that hot African sun, and sunscreen (even in winter!)
- our eco friendly lawnmower at work ... http://t.co/QXFk1ssgot – 20 hours, 54 minutes ago.
- sounds tempting:) RT@Hippolyta67 @FlowComms @TheBushCamp @taraturk1 @EtaliSafari – 21 hours, 40 minutes ago.
Discover the serenity and beauty that makes Jaci’s Lodges a unique wildlife destination where the Big Five are just one of many spectacular attractions.