Andre Cloete

Co-founder, Specialist Photo Guide


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.

The results of his pursuits with a camera from such a young age have developed into a unique photographic style. It is one that emulates motion and speed into scenes showing glimpses of action, movement and behaviour not often noticed for its beauty by the human eye. When most people are trying to freeze motion, Andre is slowing it down and capturing as an art form. This style was recognised by winning the ultimate prize in wildlife photography: Winning the Mammal Behaviour category in the BBC wildlife photographer of the year competition 2003. André's hard work paid off due to his dedication, his love of African nature and the joy that he gets from looking through the view finder at the subjects that he loves.

André's speciality is using his excellent natural history and bird knowledge to predict movements of an animal and position in place so you can get your images in time. He is constantly thinking away form the norm and imparts these thoughts while on drives. This allows you to read into particular photographic mind that is always challenging what the normal eye does not see.

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Tours hosted by Andre Cloete:

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Great Rivers of Africa 2020

Tour Dates
29 September 2020 - 7 October 2020   1 single or 2 sharing available

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Serengeti with Jonathan Scott 2020

Tour Dates
16 March 2020 - 24 March 2020   4 Spaces available

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Okavango Predator Photo Workshop 2020

Tour Dates
9 October 2020 - 12 October 2020   Space available

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Masai Mara Exclusive Safari 2020

Tour Dates
24 September 2020 - 1 October 2020   2 Places available

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Mashatu Green Season 2020

Tour Dates
28 February 2020 - 3 March 2020   Fully booked
13 March 2020 - 17 March 2020   Space available

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Masai Mara Classic Safari 2020

Tour Dates
19 September 2020 - 26 September 2020   2 spaces left

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Dzanga Sangha Safari 2021

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Premier Predator Safari Main Camp 2021

Tour Dates
11 August 2021 - 19 August 2021   Space available

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Premier Predator Safari 2020

Tour Dates
26 August 2020 - 3 September 2020   Fully booked

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Bonito Extension 2020

Tour Dates
5 August 2020 - 8 August 2020   Fully booked

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Mashatu Green Season Symposium 2021

Tour Dates
14 February 2021 - 20 February 2021   Space available

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Pantanal Photo Safari 2020

Tour Dates
27 July 2020 - 5 August 2020   Fully booked

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Mashatu Photo Workshop 2020

Tour Dates
5 November 2020 - 9 November 2020   Space available
2 April 2020 - 6 April 2020   Space available
5 March 2020 - 9 March 2020   Space available

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