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Roho Ya Chui Photographic Safaris

“For experienced and discerning travelers who are looking for unique experiences , there are few options that really stand out. With a completely unique approach to experiencing wildlife, Roho Ya Chui’s Ute Sonnenberg provides hands on and personal photographic journeys that enable travelers to experience a connection to the world around them in a new and unforgettable way. ... unsurpassed and unforgettable photographic travel experiences”
(Guy Howthorne for Travel Ideas Magazine, South Africa, October 2010)

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FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION Tap into your creative spirit and expand your boundaries …
(Kelda Lund about Roho Ya Chui horse photography for National Geographic Traveller South Africa, March 2011)

Exceptional Photographic Safaris to go on.

All photographic safaris offer the freedom to choose your travel date and destination and we assist you in creating your incredible stay in the African bush with great photographic opportunities.
The photographic safaris will be arranged according to your requirements in regard of photographic subjects, destinations, accommodation and mode of travel. Requests as private vehicle or traveling with a group can be met. We explore the best arrangements in order to meet the expectations of our guests.
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If you wish to include photographic tuition into your trip, you can do that by choosing the add-on Wildlife Photography course. Professional photographer Ute Sonnenberg is presenting the wildlife photography courses in English, Dutch and German and will customize the course according to your photographic interests. The duration of the course is entirely flexible and according to your wishes. You can contact Ute by email to
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Photographic Safari Standards

Our photographic safaris use 4x4 safari vehicles only. Mostly they are open 4x4 Landcruiser and Landrover. Photogrpahic safaris that cover distances between National Parks in Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia by road, use closed 4x4 safari vehicles, mostly Landcruiser, with a roof hatch for photography.

open Landrover, leopard crossing the airstrip of the lodge in the Sabi Sand

open Landcruiser, guests enjoying lunch in the Masai Mara

closed Landcruiser with hatch for photography, lunch on the campsite with elephants

Photographic safari accommodation can be customized to all budgets and interests, from rough camping to 5 star lodges. Only lodges and camps will be chosen with no more than 6 guests on a vehicle and private vehicles available, if requested. When traveling by road throughout the photographic safari, guests will have their private 4x4 vehicle and will not depend on the vehicles of the lodges or camps.
All offered lodges and camps have good/high standards regarding room quality, food, location and service. Details will be advised according to guest requirements.

lunch table at a bush lodge

bush camping setup

Photogrpahic safari destinations will be chosen according to the guest’s photographic interests and to make sure the best wildlife sightings will be experienced. Animals have their own plan where to be and where to move, but there are certain destinations that almost guarantee really great sightings and fantastic photographic opportunities. We will advice for the best places to go.

leopard walking passed safari vehicle

Photographic equipment
Some guests like mainly watching the animals, others are more focused on photography. That results in a great variety of photographic equipment brought on a photo safari. According to the guests interests we will advice regarding photographic equipment and give some practical tips. General tips are available in the
Photo Safari Essentials eGuide. More detailed photographic equipment advice will be provided in preparation of the photo safari.

guest photographing zebra

We offer for every photo safari booking a complementary introduction to Wildlife Photography, either at arrival in Johannesburg or via skype before departing for the safari to all other Africa destinations. The introduction will offer take aways on wildlife photography, animal behavior and more tips and tricks to have a great photo safari.

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