Grab your passport and your camera, adventure awaits!

A 9-day photographic safari in Liwonde National Park, Malawi and South Luangwa National Park, Zambia!

Turn your hobby into a passion and learn the basics and more about wildlife photography with professional tuition from Robin Bruyns in the classroom and out in the field. Discover the beauty of Liwonde National Park and South Luangwa National park and their wild inhabitants!

This safari has set departures in October 2020.

Tour details

– Destinations:  Liwonde NP, Lilongwe and South Luangwa.
– Prices From: $4,750*pp. Contact us for a quote.
– Dates: Provisional: 14 May 2020 – 22 May 2020 & 11 Oct 2020 – 19 Oct 2020.

What’s included

– All accommodation
– All meals (except at Kumbali which is on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis)
– Park fees
– Road transfers and flights from Lilongwe to Mfuwe (South Luangwa) and Mfuwe to Lusaka at the end of the tour.
– Game activities
– Photographic course
– Game activities
– Local drinks at Chikunto only


Day 1

Mvuu Camp, Liwonde

You will arrive at Lilongwe Airport and will be transferred to Mvuu Camp, Liwonde National Park, by your Malawian Style guide. You will check in and will have a little time to relax before your afternoon game drive.

Day 2 - 3

Mvuu Camp, Liwonde

The course begins! On these days the following three lectures will take place after the morning game drives or before the afternoon game drives:

  1. Beginners Secrets to Photography 
    This course covers the most vital and basic elements of digital photography. You will learn a variety of important aspects including what Shutter, Aperture and ISO mean and what their functions are, how to achieve an accurate exposure using the Lightmeter, and a few secrets on how to achieve great photographs without over complicating your photographic experience.
  2. Accurate Exposures and the Living Light 
    This course follows on from the Beginners Secrets to Photography course and further explores the world of achieving more accurate exposures through a deeper understanding of Light and the effects of Shutter, Aperture and ISO in Manual Mode. We also look at understanding contrast, choosing different light settings on your digital camera, and selecting your exposure more accurately using the Lightmeter.
  3. The Nature of Composition
    This course looks at several of the most common compositional rules in photography. No cameras needed, this course

Day 4

Kumbali Country Lodge, Lilongwe

Back to Lilongwe today and you will be staying a night at Kumbali Country Lodge for some rest and relaxation before heading to Zambia. Why not roam around their beautiful gardens and test out what you have learnt so far!

Day 5 - 8

Chikunto Lodge, South Luangwa

Today you will be transferred to Lilongwe Airport and will catch your flight to Mfuwe Airport where you will be transferred to Chikunto Lodge. Here the Wildlife Photography course will be taught In Situ during drives and will put what you learnt at Mvuu into practice.

Day 9

Homeward bound

Today you will be transferred back to Mfuwe airport to catch your flight to Lusaka. End of tour.

What to bring?

  • Camera – Any brand as long as it has a manual mode option
  • Battery charger (with universal adapter plug) & minimum two batteries
  • Lenses – Wide (12-75 range) & telephoto (100-400 range), preferably one of each with lens hoods. If you are in the market to buy a lens before the safari contact us if you would like some advice.
  • Memory cards, minimum 3
  • Camera bag
  • Tripod/Monopod or bean bag for stability
  • Dust cloth & lens pen for general cleaning.
  • Small towel to cover protect camera from direct sun and dust while in motion on safari.
  • Camera strap for walking safaris
  • Note pad and pen (Robin will supply lecture notes)
  • Please ensure your gear is insured

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