2023/05/12 - 2023/05/16

From ZAR R17 000.00 price per sharing person

theTimbavati- the heart of
the lowveld Region
of South Africa.

The reserve is located at the border line between Hoedspruit and Acornhoek, north of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve on the western edge of Kruger National Park and is a combination of the Ngala (meaning‘lion’ in Tsonga) and Motswari game reserves and is home to Over 40 mammals, Over 360 birdspecies, 79 species of reptiles, 49 species of fish and 85 listed species of trees. This part of the Timbavati is the southern edges of the Mopani belt of the northern Kruger area and is mixed with the typical Bushwillow woodlands of the southern Kruger, creating a diverse and interesting area to explore. This in turn attracts a number of herbivore species, and in particular massive herds of Buffalo and Elephant. The massive Buffalo herds, are the attractant to the Lions in the area. The Buffalo are attracted by the three massive dams on the property, which also attract an array of water birds,including numerous Stork and Heron species, as well as a very healthy population of Hippo and plenty of Crocodiles. Predators are well represented in the area, with a good Lion population, a more than average Leopard population and very strong Spotted Hyena numbers. This area is also favoured by several of the African Wild dogs packs of the central Kruger. All of these predators are attracted by the bounty of the Nhlaralumi. This webpage offers you a glimpse of the safari. For the full details of the entire safari indicating what is included and excluded, number of guests and the logistics, please download the full brochure.

This webpage offers you a glimpse of the safari. For the full details of the entire safari indicating what is included and excluded, number of guests and the logistics, please download the full brochure below.

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ITINERARY

This safari will consist of an itinerary as such:

Day 1 - Arrival Day

You will arrive at Timbavati Game Reserve at midday. Your professional photographers and hosts will open proceedings with a short talk on what we can expect over this workshop.

Day 2 - 5

05h30 Early morning Game drive.

10h00 Brunch.

11h00 Presentation on light and composition with regards to wildlife photography. Technical discussion on how to maximise your use of light with regards to exposures.

13h00 Rest and own time.

15h30 High Tea.

16h00 Game drive.

20h00 Dinner and then retire to bed for another day of more great photography!

Day 5 - Final Day

After you game activity, you will check - out and self drive back home.

Unfortunately this is the end of your safari!

who'sGUIDING YOU?

12 May 2023 - 16 May 2023

Darren Shaun Donovan

Darren spent his childhood glued to wildlife documentaries on television, and knew that a life in the bush was his calling. His passion of sharing that love of the natural world has kept burning since.
He started his career as a safari guide in South Africa’s Sabi Sands, where he specialised in birding and animal behaviour. After witnessing the most amazing sightings on his game drives with guests, he quickly realised that he was missing a camera. His photographic journey began with him being drawn to the unusual and artistic depiction of wildlife through photography. He believes in capturing the mood and emotion of a moment in time, and that keeps fuelling his passion. He constantly pushes the boundaries of what he knows and experiments with the unknown! 
With 13 years of guiding in some of the top lodges and reserves in South Africa, Darren not only has the experience of hosting photographers, but also perfected his craft in teaching others to take their own amazing photographs through technical and artistic application. These include teaching guests the camera settings, designing the frame, and anticipating the moment that may be coming by watching the behaviour of the subject. These skills, enthusiasm and a profound professional respect for the bush has made him a sought-after bird and photography guide in the industry.

Darren spent his childhood glued to wildlife documentaries on television, and knew that a life in the bush was his calling. His passion of sharing that love of the natural world has kept burning since.

 

 

Darren spent his childhood glued to wildlife documentaries on television, and knew that a life in the bush was his calling. His passion of sharing that love of the natural world has kept burning since.
He started his career as a safari guide in South Africa’s Sabi Sands, where he specialised in birding and animal behaviour. After witnessing the most amazing sightings on his game drives with guests, he quickly realised that he was missing a camera. His photographic journey began with him being drawn to the unusual and artistic depiction of wildlife through photography. He believes in capturing the mood and emotion of a moment in time, and that keeps fuelling his passion. He constantly pushes the boundaries of what he knows and experiments with the unknown! 
With 13 years of guiding in some of the top lodges and reserves in South Africa, Darren not only has the experience of hosting photographers, but also perfected his craft in teaching others to take their own amazing photographs through technical and artistic application. These include teaching guests the camera settings, designing the frame, and anticipating the moment that may be coming by watching the behaviour of the subject. These skills, enthusiasm and a profound professional respect for the bush has made him a sought-after bird and photography guide in the industry.Darren spent his childhood glued to wildlife documentaries on television, and knew that a life in the bush was his calling. His passion of sharing that love of the natural world has kept burning since.

 

We look forward to hosting you!