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INTINERARY

Life in the African bush challenges even the strictest planners. From weather to wildlife, we must sometimes go with the flow and change itineraries at the last moment. While we can't guarantee this day-by-day itinerary we thought you'd be interested in knowing what we currently have in store for you.



DAY 1

PM: Arrive at Durban airport
Drive to Umkhumbi lodge
Welcome drinks and dinner

Dinner and board at Umkhumbi Lodge

DAY 2

AM: Walk with Rangers & Ecologists on Ukuwela 
Get to know Charles, fellow guests and your photography gear

PM: Lunch and afternoon lesson at Umkhumbi Lodge
Charles gives a class on portrait photography in preparation for the community school visit the following day

Dinner and board at Umkhumbi Lodge

DAY 3

AM: Visit to a local community school where you’ll take portraits of kids, mothers and teachers

PM: Lunch followed by photography lessons at the lodge

Charles teaches the guests how to work on morning photos in post 

Charles teaches the group how to take wild animals in preparation for the game drive in the morning

Dinner and board at Umkhumbi Lodge

DAY 4

AM: Visit to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi for a game drive when you’ll be taking photos of wild animals.

PM: Post production on photos taken on game drive
PM: After dinner Charles critiques the work so far

Dinner and board at Umkhumbi Lodge

DAY 5

AM: Hippo and crocodile tour at St. Lucia 

Charles instructs on taking photos of animals and birds in water

PM: Beach and shopping for souvenirs at St. Lucia

Dinner and board at Umkhumbi Lodge

DAY 6

AM: Bird Ringing on Mfuleni

Charles and guests take photos of birds

PM: Lunch at Amorello Lodge followed by more Bird Ringing on Mfuleni 

Charles and guests take photos of birds

Dinner and board at Umkhumbi Lodge

DAY 7

AM: Visit to a local community orphanage where you’ll help make lunch as well as have the chance to take photos of kids playing

PM: Charles gives lesson on night time photography at Umkhumbi Lodge
PM: It’s back to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi park for a night drive photography session

Dinner and board at Umkhumbi Lodge

DAY 8

AM: Walk on Ukuwela where you’ll see our SLR camera trap. You’ll also get lessons on photographing birds, animals and landscapes

PM: Anton’s reptiles. Anton shares his animals with the group for a photo session
PM: Drive to Albizia Camp

Charles teaches how to take the night sky

Dinner and board at Albizia Camp

DAY 9

AM: Ukuwela Ranger portraits. Charles and the group take photos of the Rangers

PM: Lunch at Umkhumbi Lodge and post production

Charles and the group spend time learning how to post their photos so far

Dinner and board at Umkhumbi Lodge

DAY 10

AM: Drive to Kosi Bay

PM: Community visit. Charles and the group visit a local community to take photos

Dinner and board at Kosi Bay resort

DAY 11

AM: Beach time at Kosi Bay

PM: Beach time at Kosi Bay

Dinner and board at Kosi Bay resort

DAY 12

AM: Drive to Tembe Elephant Park 

PM: Game drive at Tembe Elephant Park

Charles and the group take photos on safari 

Dinner and board at Umkhumbi Lodge

DAY 12

AM: Horse riding safari (shooting with stabilizers maybe?)

PM: Rest at Umkhumbi Lodge

Dinner and board at Umkhumbi Lodge

DAY 14

AM: Farewells and drive to the airport