Kalahari Photographic Safari

March 2022

If photography is your passion, and you just want to have a real-life Wildlife Photography experience, then this is for YOU! Let Gerhard, with his vast experience and calm personality take you to the most remote places in the Kalahari for the Photography Journey of a lifetime!

Since 2012 Gerhard has spend more than 500 days in the Nossob and Auob riverbeds. During his time in the Kalahari region he come to know the animals, their behaviour, learn to setup his camera and choose the best possible position to get the best images on the day.

Come join Gerhard on this 5 day, 4 night, eight game drive photographic safari and experience the Kalahari on a totally different level.

The safari will be hosted from Tashebube Lodge (Rooiputs) which is situated 22km north of Twee Rivieren rest camp in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Next Trips

Dates Cost PPS Availability
1 to 5 March 2022
R 25 000*
5 Spots Available!
5 to 9 March 2022
R 25 000*
2 Spots Available!
* Add R 750 per person per day if not sharing

What to Expect!

A relaxed atmosphere where you will learn more about wildlife photography than you will ever expect.  Come and join me and I will show you how to lift your wildlife photography to another level.

Daily Activities Include:

  • 05:00 – Get Up!
  • 05:20 – Coffee/tea and rusks
  • 05:40 – Proceed to Safari Vehicle, supplied by Tashebube Lodge with qualified field guide as driver (Open safari vehicle)
  • 05:45 till 10:30 – Morning drive, scan the Nossob and Auob riverbed for animals to photograph while Gerhard will assist you with camera settings, techniques and angles to get the best possible images from the sighting opportunities available
  • 10:30 – Return to the Tashebube Lodge
  • 11:00 – Brunch
  • 12:00 till 14:00 – Tutorials with Gerhard, who will assist you with photographic tips and secrets as well as post-processing techniques in Photoshop
  • 14:00 till 14:30 – Relaxing time at your own leisure
  • 15:00 till 18:00 – Afternoon drive with stop in between at Melkvlei or Auchterlonie for sundowners
  • 19:30 – Return to Tashebube Lodge
  • 20:00 – Supper
  • 21:00 – Relax and reflect on a day full adventure with a few cold ones at the bar, chatting to the rest of the safari members about memories made, both personal and on film!

Ready? Book your Spot NOW!

Limited space is available for our Kalahari Photographic Safaris, do not miss out!

Other Important Info

Arrival and departing times:

  • Arrival time on first day at 12:00 – 14:00. The first drive will start at 15:00.
  • Departing time on the fifth day (after 4 nights) at 11:30 after the morning drive and brunch.

Depending on your level of experience Gerhard will assist you with:

Photographic tutorials;

  • ISO, Aperture and Shutter combinations.
  • Implementing colour, shapes, lines, patterns, texture and tone into your photos.
  • Use the power points effectively.
  • Composites(Taking more than one overlapping photos and merge them together).
  • Panning (Deliberate Blur) What shutter speed to use to get the effect you want.
  • Setup your camera to the optimum to get the best possible images from it.
  • Star photography (If the weather allows it)

Post Processing;

  • Your personalized workflow in photoshop.
  • How actions can speed up your workflow. (Learn how to write your own actions)
  • The power of layer masks.
  • Sharpening your images in a correct manner.
  • How to resize, downsize and upsize your images effectively.

What to bring along:

Equipment;

  • DSLR cameras (One or two bodies)
  • Telephoto lens between 300 and 600mm (Zoom also okay)
  • Medium telephoto lens between 70-200 mm
  • Wide angle lens(es) between 16 and 35 mm
  • Tripod for star/night photography
  • Cable release
  • Bean bag
  • Monopod
  • Laptop with Photoshop installed. (Demo version also okay)
  • Enough memory cards
  • Hard drive with at least 100 gb free space available.
  • Memory Card downloader.

Clothes;

  • Sandals and walking shoes
  • Swim suit
  • Warm clothes
  • T-shirts
  • Short pants
  • Long pants
  • Sweaters
  • Hat
  • Sunblock

Extra;

  • Money for drinks etc.

The Small Print

What is included in the Safari:

  • 4 Night stay at the Tashebube Lodge (Rooiputs)
  • Morning coffee and rusks
  • Brunch
  • Supper
  • Safari vehicle exclusively used by the safari group.
  • Qualified field guide and driver
  • Services of Gerhard Steenkamp as your photographic guide.
  • Photographic and Post Processing tutorials by Gerhard Steenkamp

What is not included in the Safari:

  • Personal phone calls (Wi Fi Internet connection available at Tashebube Lodge)
  • Drinks.
  • Drinks during drives (can pre order at the bar before going out).
  • Gratitude fee for the field guide/driver at the end of the trip.
  • Purchases and expenditure of personal nature.
  • Transport to and from Tashebube Lodge.(Transport from Twee Rivieren to Tashebube Lodge can be organized on the day of arrival and departure without any extra cost)

Wildlife Galleries

Testimonials

I have done this Safari three times and each time was a exceptional experience. Gerhard shares his vast knowledge of photography and wildlife behaviour effortlessly. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced photographer, you will learn and enjoy! The guide Gerhard uses must be one of the most knowledgeable ever and even on slow days he always manage to find something worth photographing. I can only strongly recommend this safari!
Christa Scholtz
Wonderful experience! With a guide that does not miss even the smallest creature, and Gerhard’s extensive knowledge and experience, I saw and photographed stuff that I would certainly have missed, were I on my own!! The accommodation, food and companionship was great. Highly recommendable.
Efraim van der Walt
A very enjoyable trip with good sightings. Accommodation with the most beautiful view of the Kalahari night sky. Gerhard is a caring and courteous photographic guide with a wealth of wildlife photographic experience.
Bessie Vermeulen
Just epic. Oteng is just a great guide, knowledgeable, helpful and committed while Gerhard is a superb host, an expert who cares for his guests total experience including the photographic and editing needs. Highly recommendable!!! The KTP’s best possible expression.
Marc de Chalain
Would definitely do this again The guide was excellent which led to numerous sightings Gerhard’s profound photographic knowledge and tuition made for exciting photos Photoshop was simplified Overall a rewarding experience
Merle and Nico van Rensburg

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