SaltWater Safaris – Lowveld

Bush & Reef Photographic Safaris
Tour Dates: Jan 2022


A unique photo safari combining time underwater as well as time in the bush. Time to enjoy two Worlds in one trip, photographing the life on reefs followed by time spent with the Big 5. A unique trip starting in one of South Africa’s best reef ecosystems, Sodwana Bay. Once gear is dry, we head to the hub of the Big 5, the Lowveld, where we will take in some time in a unique underground hide, “degassing” while waiting for the animals to come to us. Once we have bagged the perfect image from the hide, we move to one of the prime game areas in the Lowveld, Thornybush Game Reserve, for some opportunities to photograph the BIg 5 up close and personal.

This trip will form the basis for all future trips, with the idea of creating trips further north into Africa as travel opens up. This is a trip for keen underwater and wildlife photographers – a trip for those keen to get wet, and then spend some time in the African bush.

Our own boat at sea, and our own private Lodges in the bush. The only thing you will have to do is get yourself there, and bring along your drink of choice – the rest, they say, is laid on!

This will be a trip for anyone keen on getting the shots – from beginner to professional. There will be no formal tuition, but we will sit down each day and go through images you wish to discuss. Discussions can range from camera settings, to image construction  and finally, the edit process.

Being the first trip of it’s kind, the costs will almost be at break-even prices, so will be a bargain for anyone keen of this type of trip. So take advantage now, otherwise you will regret it in future!



9 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS - exact dates TBD






50% deposit secures


Reefs, Birds and Big 5


Nikon demo kit will be available


  • Accommodation at all three destinations
  • All meals included
  • All dives (including 2 dives to 5, 7 or 9 mile reefs)
  • Private vehicle while on safari
  • All safari activcities
  • use of Nikon demo bodies and lenses (not underwater)


  • All Drinks excluded (supply own)
  • Gratuities and items of personal nature
  • Transport to and from Destinations
  • Any laundry services (if available)
  • Nitrox
  • Dive gear rental

3 Days diving in Sodwana Bay

Diving the incredible diverse reefs of Sodwana Bay – shooting wide or macro. We will work dives based on where we want to dive and what everyone would like to shoot.

2 Days photography in Umgede Hide

A newly established hide in the northern Olifants Game Reserve. Although new, lately it has been producing some spectacular game viewing, from predators to large herds of Ellies, plains game to stunning birdlife. This hide offers something for all, and the best part, it is close to the camps so can be utilised as much as one wants, even spend the night….

4 Days Big 5 safari in Thornybush Game Reserve

Thornubush has to be one of the top Big 5 game viewing areas in the Lowevld. Being part of the Greater KNP, large herds of animals are often found wondering through the property, and there is no shortage of predators either. With our own private Camp, we can operate how we want and when we want…
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