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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Serengeti Calving and Predators 2022

Tour Dates
6 March 2022 - 12 March 2022   Space available

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Zakouma Photo Safari 2021

Tour Dates
23 March 2021 - 31 March 2021   Fully booked

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Uganda Photo Safari 2021

Tour Dates
2 October 2021 - 13 October 2021   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 Photo Workshop 2021

Tour Dates
5 November 2021 - 9 November 2021   Space available
18 April 2021 - 22 April 2021   Space available

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Mashatu Green Season 2021

Tour Dates
9 February 2021 - 13 February 2021   Space available
12 March 2021 - 16 March 2021   Space available

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Masai Mara Classic Safari 2020

Tour Dates
19 September 2020 - 26 September 2020   Fully booked
29 August 2020 - 5 September 2020   Space available

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Masai Mara Exclusive Safari 2021

Tour Dates
11 September 2021 - 18 September 2021   Space available

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Dzanga Sangha Safari 2021

Tour Dates
17 April 2021 - 25 April 2021   Space available

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Mana Pools Photo Workshop 2021

Tour Dates
5 September 2021 - 10 September 2021   Space available

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Masai Mara Classic Safari 2021

Tour Dates
17 September 2021 - 24 September 2021   Space available
2 October 2021 - 9 October 2021   Space available

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Premier Predator Safari 2021

Tour Dates
11 August 2021 - 19 August 2021   Space available

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Mashatu Green Season Symposium 2021

Tour Dates
14 February 2021 - 20 February 2021   Space available

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Mashatu Photo Workshop 2020

Tour Dates
6 November 2020 - 10 November 2020   Space available

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