A safari holiday provides endless opportunities to photograph the magnificent animals, birds and landscapes of Africa. Many clients return from holiday having taken thousands of images, including some pretty good ones. But imagine if you could spend part or all of your safari under the guidance of one of the world’s most experienced and likeable wildlife photographers. This could add a new dimension to your holiday and ensure that you return with stunning photographs while taking your hobby to a new level.
Warren Samuels grew up in Kenya and his career has been devoted to professional safari guiding and wildlife photography. We have now pooled Africa Exclusive’s decades of safari design experience with Warren’s photographic expertise to offer our clients the ultimate photographic safari. Every safari is entirely private and personally guided by Warren. Essentially we take your objectives – the areas you’d like to visit, the landscapes and wildlife that you would like to capture, your time frame and other factors. Warren and our safari design team then work with you to create the perfect photographic safari – just for you. The minimum number of people starts at just one! The practical maximum is six, so you could take your family or a small group of friends. Warren can be your private guide for the entire holiday or for just a part – the choice is yours.
Our collaboration with Warren Samuels means that as a keen amateur you can take your digital wildlife photography to a new level. We might use his personal knowledge of particular places that he discovered while filming Big Cat Diary. Once you encounter a subject, the subtleties of positioning, light, camera setting, composition, choice of lens and characterisation can turn what would have been a pretty good photograph into a truly spectacular image. Battery recharging facilities at carefully chosen safari lodges mean that you can take time to edit your images under Warren’s guidance as you go.
So take your pick from the Okavango Delta, the Skeleton Coast, Serengeti plains, Samburu or any number of extraordinary wildlife havens and we will create your ideal photographic safari that will produce images to treasure. Warren is that rare combination of expert guide, professional wildlife photographer and thoroughly likeable good company. He likes to work with amateur photographers of all levels of ability.
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One of the leading Africa travel specialists for over 25 years, our team has hundreds of years of combined travel experience.
Our specialists have a personal understanding of the destinations they are recommending for you.
You will have your travel planner and a dedicated co-ordinator ensure that you receive the best service from the moment you first contact us until you return from your holiday.
Our detailed planning and preparation will ensure that your holiday runs like clockwork.
Experience impeccable service throughout your holiday with the support of our dedicated and experienced partners on the ground.
We have a 24 hour emergency phone contact, should you need to speak with us while you are away.
We aim to provide you with your ideal holiday, individually designed just for you and expertly organised. When you book with us you receive this perfectly designed holiday, travel advice and preparation, flawless organisation of the trip, ATOL financial protection and our 25 years’ experience. Because we have excellent confidential rates with lodges and airlines, the price of your holiday will be generally the same as you would pay were you to somehow book all the lodges, transfers and flights yourself.
There is a world of difference between one of our tailormade safaris and most package holidays printed in a brochure. Package holidays are usually designed to be as cheap as possible and of course involve large numbers of people doing the same thing. Our safaris use small, more exclusive and remote camps usually with guests flying in, and often virtually everything is included in the price. The experience is completely different.
Many of these small lodges and camps have broadly similar prices, and it is possible to arrange a superb safari holiday for between £6,000 to £10,000 per person ($8,000 – $13,000) season dependant, all inclusive. Realistically it is difficult to reduce that figure, and by including Botswana in peak season, chartering a private plane, disappearing to some magical desert island, or flying at the front of the plane it’s easy to substantially increase that figure!