Mana Pools Photo Workshop 2021

TOUR DETAILS
TOUR DATES
5 September 2021 - 10 September 2021 Space available

There are few places in Africa that can be describes as being “Raw wilderness”.  From the moment you touch down in Mana Pools you sense that something about the area is different. Perhaps it is the open floodplains with massive trees dotted amongst them, or perhaps it is the elephants rambling amongst them, sometimes lifting high on their hind legs to reach the branches. Perhaps it is the campsite, situated on the banks of the Zambezi River with no one else about. Perhaps it is the elephants that come and feed in the tree above you as you are having your lunch. Whichever one of these it may be, Mana pools instantly touches something within you and makes you realise that you are in a different wilderness altogether.

 

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The first realisation of the actual “raw” sensation comes when you head out on a drive and within minutes of sighting an animal you get out your vehicle and walk towards it. This brings a completely different sensation to your photography and your experience. Being within a few meters of a large elephant bull as it feeds quietly above you is one you will never forget. I have watched people put down their cameras to enjoy the experience of such a scene, humbled by being within their presence.

On this photo workshop you will have a registered walking guide, Humphrey Gumpo. He has many thousands of hours working in the reserve and has worked with C4 on many Mana Pools safaris and each one was an indication of how excellent a naturalist he is and how well he knows the Mana Pools National Park.

 

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N.B. Please read our Covid-19 protocol to familiarise yourself with South African tourism protocols. These policies are subject to change. C4 Photo Safaris PTY LTD is a facilitator of Safaris and the right of admission is at all times reserved to the guests of our lodge partners by prior booking.

  • All guests will be required to complete a C4 indemnity form together with a medical and travel declaration form.
  • All guests will be required to practice social distancing when in camp. Masks or face shields are compulsory in areas where social distancing is not possible.

About your host, Andre Cloete

André grew up in the African bush with literally one hand on his binoculars and the other hand on the camera. An avid birdwatcher at that young age, he was given his first SLR in 1990. The passion of birding turned into one of photography and in 2004 Andre co-founded C4 Photo Safaris with Shem Compion.

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About your host, Humphrey Gumpo

Humphrey is a Specialist photography private guide living and working in Zimbabwe. He operates through the whole country but has a special affinity for Mana Pools, in which he has been leading tours for 10 years. He has international clients that travel with him each year- an indication of his expertise and temperament. In this time he has got to know Mana Pools and the animals intimately.

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Day 1 - 6

Mana Pools, Zimbabwe.

Meet and greet at Harare International Airport, Zimbabwe by a C4 representative. From Harare you will then be transferred via a scheduled flight to Mana Pools. You will be met at the airstrip by a C4 representative, who will then transfer you to camp where you will be sleeping for 5 nights. The camp has a tent with charging station for charging batteries and power to process images on laptops. We will be staying in a tented camp on the banks of the Zambezi River, with hippos serenading us each night. The tents have en suite bucket showers with warm water and freshly dug long drop toilets.

All meals and drinks are included in your safari meaning that you can relax and enjoy your time in this magical part of Africa and focus on capturing the best images possible.

 

 

Day 6

International Flight.

You will be transferred via a flight to Harare International Airport for your flight home.

 

Zambezi River Camp

The idea of the Tented Adventures is to go back in time and try and enjoy the wild and remote areas of Africa the way it was done in a bygone era, with only basic comfort and in an effort to come close to Nature herself.

By only catering for one party at a time that is guided by a qualified and experienced professional guide we create a tailor-made, exclusive, memorable journey enjoyed from a vehicle, from a canoe or on foot. Accommodation consists of large Meru tents with en-suite shower and toilet and the camp consists of an outside dining area as well as fireplace. We strive to heighten this adventure by combining great, adventurous yet safe guiding, unique flexibility to guest interests and requests with a comfortable bed, good food in a camp with vantage locations Tailor-made! 

Our tented safaris are fully backed up by a crew of 3-4 staff (depending on the area and number in party) who will take care of the movement, setup and breakdown of the camp, cooking, waiting and making up the tents ensuring that guests make the most of the day and the night with their safari commitments and rest. Paraffin lanterns light Camp at night but we have enough lighting and power for laptops and charging cameras.

The guests tents will have en-suite shower and flush loo. We use bucket showers for guests however water is always heated up for them to ensure they have a warm shower.

 

 

  

$7 450.00 price per sharing person

$8 200.00 price per single person

40% deposit confirms your booking. Balance due 8 weeks prior to your departure date.

Maximum 8 guests and minimum 5 guests.


The above costs include

  • Accommodation in a walk in Meru style twin tents with en suite facilities.
  • Pickup and transport for the entire Safari from Harare International Airport.
  • Charter flights:
  • Harare International Airport - Mana Pools (return)
  • Entrance and accommodation (2 persons per tent) to the reserve.
  • All National Parks camping and conservation fees.
  • All meals, drinks and alcoholic drinks.
  • Game activities.
  • Two professional photographers guiding you throughout the workshop.
  • Images and presentations on light, composition, camera techniques.
  • C4 guide Andre Cloete.
  • Humphrey Gumpo as registered walking guide.

 

Costs not included

  • Gratuities to staff and guides.
  • Extra activities not included- ie hot air balloons.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Travel visas.
  • International Flight to Harare.

 

Travel Insurance

Is vital for any tour anywhere in the world. The foresight to protect not only the experimental investment of the safari i.e trip cancellation, travel interruption/ban, flight cancellation, but also the traveller themselves when in need of primary medical care, evacuation to the hospital of choice most of the time in nearby countries is one of the most important decision you can make to assist in a stress free trip. Please speak to your travel agent/insurer for available options that will best suite your needs. Please note that when travelling with C4 Photo Safaris, that Travel Insurance is mandatory for all of our tours.


Day 1

Meet and greet at Harare International Airport, Zimbabwe. You will then be transferred via a scheduled flight to Mana Pools. We will be met at the airstrip by a C4 representative, who will transfer you to camp for your 5 nights stay next to the Zambezi river bank.

Day 6

After breakfast you will be transferred back to the airport for your scheduled flight back to Harare International Airport in time for you international flights back home. This is the end of the safari.

 
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