One year from now, a maximum of fourteen lucky adventurers will embark on a fully-guided Photo Safari of Botswana, South Africa and Victoria Falls.
The guides are not just tour operators, but three of the best environmental photographers on the planet: Perth, Australia-based Denis Glennon, AO of Iconic Images International; South Africa’s Shem Compion of C4 Images & Safaris and California – based Peter Boonisar as Group Leader, ex-US Army and former field training specialist with Olympus USA and a much-published photographer of Hawaiian, Costa Rican, Patagonian, Alaskan, Mexican and Australian nature. Boonisar was the official photographer on the 1988 Bicentennial coast-to-coast camel trek across the Australian continent, taking more than 10,000 images over 6 ½ months.
The Photo Safari is being co-ordinated by experienced Photo-tour operators Cabo Blanco Enterprises of Shell Beach, California. Participants are free to make their own way to Johannesburg, South Africa by their favourite airline or using points, following which the experienced tour guide photographers take over for eleven days/ten nights with the option of a further four days/three nights at Victoria Falls on the Zambian side.
Deluxe Safari lodges await the group, with internal flights, land transfers, all meals, 4WD drives, conservation and game reserve fees covered. Underground hides at Mashatu enable photographers to get within a couple of metres to Elephants at the waterhole. From the exquisite Ngala Safari Lodge in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, photographers may encounter any of the ‘big five’ of lion, leopard, rhino, water buffalo and elephant and possibly – just possibly – a sighting of the extremely rare white lion. Only three are known to inhabit the Timbavati.
“This is a unique opportunity for American-Australian co-operation in an unforgettable eco-tourism adventure that includes the very best photographic mentoring and opportunities,” says group leader Peter Boonisar. “Denis and Shem are at the top of their profession and also very experienced in Africa. “Since I trekked 3,000 miles across Download Australia with camels, I’ve had a strong bond with the country and look forward to a great team mix of just 14 photographer-tourist-environmentalists.”
The 11-day South Africa-Botswana sector costs USD$11,495 based on twin-share accommodation with the 4-day extension tour to Victoria Falls costing USD$3,895, twin share. There is also the option of an extra night pre-tour at the Villa Sterne Boutique Hotel, Johannesburg, by arrangement. Bookings should be confirmed by July 25th with a non-refundable deposit to avoid disappointment.
The full comprehensive itinerary and booking information is available by contacting Laura Fraser at Cabo Blanco Enterprises, E:firstname.lastname@example.org or P: +1 805 773 9700. W: www.caboblancoent.com
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Issued in Australia on behalf of Cabo Blanco Enterprises by mccourt creative communications, Sydney