Zimanga Wildlife Photography Workshop
Join wildlife photographer Gary Jones photographing Africa’s amazing wildlife from specially located photography hides. So plenty of opportunities to capture that special image with the assistance of Gary who will be available to assist throughout the tour. The reserve now has more than 80 species of mammals, with populations of giraffe, buffalo, rhino, elephant, waterbuck, wildebeest, zebra, kudu, nyala, hippo, cheetah and wild dog all brought back to roam free in the area. Zululand’s incredible variety of bird species returned soon after and more than 400 species have been spotted here over the years. This tour offers a well-rounded visit to Zimanga and allows photographers to a highly varied experience between all the types of hides with 5 drives for traditional vehicle safaris with its unique Zimanga additions.
5 x Game Drives
1 x Lagoon hide session
1 x Vulture hide session
1 x Mkhombe or Bhejane hide session
1 x 16hr Overnight hide session
Zimanga Private Game Reserve
Zimanga, in KwaZulu Natal, is the first reserve in Africa designed for avid safari enthusiasts whilst simultaneously satisfying the needs of modern wildlife photographers of any level, both who prefer a deeper appreciation of the bush and crave an unhurried exclusive experience.
Spread over nearly 70 square kilometers of pristine Zululand bushveld, fever tree forests and rolling hills, Zimanga is bisected by the Mkuze River and home to a splendid variety of animals and birds. Species including lion, elephant, wild dog and cheetah roam freely across the region and can with luck be tracked down for unparalleled game viewing and photographic opportunities. There are over 400 bird species recorded on the reserve and its surrounds
Zimanga has been nurtured and developed by Senekal family over the last decade and is a conservation orientated activity based destination offering exceptional safari viewing and photographic opportunities within an open system of free roaming animals. Vehicle safaris, with no more than two clients per row, and several state of the art photographic hides offer visitors never-seen-before opportunities of observing African wildlife. These hides are unique in their design and execution in Africa, and have in conjunction with the fresh additions to traditional vehicle safaris already produced several award-winning photographs in some of the world’s top wildlife photography competitions.
It is the intention for Zimanga to become the region’s premier wildlife photographic destination and the owners are committed to the continual development of the reserve, striving to push the boundaries of a new wildlife experience unlike that found anywhere else on the continent, and through sustainable ecotourism create a protective haven for all species that call Zimanga home.