Kevin and David South Africa 2022

Wildlife of South Africa

The Best of South Africa Safari with Kevin and Amber
Nov. 2024
Big Five Area

Join Safari experts Kevin and Tricia Dooley on an experience of a lifetime in the exotic African Bush!  Kevin is a well known Wildlife Photographer, his images have won numerous awards by National Geographic, Africa Geographic, Photographic World Cup to mention but a few.  Tricia is South African and loves sharing her passion for wildlife and her homeland.   Spend your mornings and afternoons discovering the many species of wild Africa. Imagine seeing and photographing Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Zebras, and many other species in their wild habitat. Witness and learn about their behavior and the beautiful serene Savannahs they call home. Our Safari Game drives are packed full of adventure, knowledge, and excitement! Evenings are spent resting in our comfortable camp where nights are filled with warm candle lit dinners and camp fires. The soft sounds of wild Africa will sing you to sleep whilst your mornings will be greeted with birds waking up a new day in this paradise.  Watch the Giraffe as they walk into the sunset, the Elephant mother helping her newborn baby learn to drink water. See herds of African Antelope grazing on the plains lined with beautiful umbrella Acacia thorn trees.  This is Africa! This is a true Safari adventure that transports you into this magical and life changing place. You will never see life as you once did.  Africa teaches you to see beauty in the wild, find the universe in the Southern night star filled sky, and fall in love with life all over again. Come…..Africa is calling you! 

Kevin Dooley is an award winning wildlife and portrait/wedding photographer who grew up in Placitas, New Mexico. The Interest of photography began at an early age of 14 with the Christmas gift of a 35mm camera. Working as an Assistent photographer and darkroom technician in his fathers portrait Studio was the beginning of a lifetime career in Photography. At the age of 18 he enlisted in the US Navy and served on an Aircraft carrier. After completing his service he returned to New Mexico and opened his own photography Studio in Albuquerque. During the 37 years the Studio has been in operation it has received numerous awards. His passion for wildlife photography and for Alaska and Africa, led to his safari adventures, he eventually opened Idube Photo Safaris. Kevin is a certified FGASA (Field Guide Association of South Africa), wildlife guide and takes guests from all over the world on amazing photographic and sight seeing Safaris in Africa, Alaska, India, South America, and other destinations. He teaches both wildlife photography and portrait photography workshops. Helping both the advanced and the beginner.

Africa has always had a special place in Kevin’s heart. He thrives on sharing this amazing place with others. Teaching about the wildlife, the trees, and the history of wild Africa. Everything from the sunrise to the safari camps and the adventurous stories that are shared around the evening campfires, hold a special place in Kevin’s heart. A special place that he loves to share and experience with the travelers and Photographers that accompany him.


Call of the wild healing with Amber Corriveau and Alex Lake on a Photo safari in South Africa 


There is no better place to come back to yourself, connect with nature, and share in the joys of life. 


Dive into a week of adventure, leisure, and healing all in one while experiencing the trip of a lifetime! 


Amber is a level one certified reiki healer, yoga instructor, and wellness coach. 

She has been practicing wellness tools under the category of medication, astrology, yoga, reiki, intuitive readings and the like for nearly 10 years. On her own personal journey she has found immersing into nature is one of the most healing ways to connect back to our true selves and find our way out of any rut we may find life thrusting us into. 

Taking time to dedicate and invest into yourself is something you can’t put a price on. 


Al has had a passion for wildlife and nature since a young age. Adoring and admiring big cats specifically. Africa is a dream come true and an eye opening experience to see them in their natural habitat and in their family units. 


Wild africa will steal your heart as it stole ours! Wake up to the sound of nature all around. Watch the sunrise from the open game vehicle as you soak in the ever changing landscape, and check off your list of animals you’d only dream of seeing up close and personal. 

This is a whole new level of culture, connection, and feeling alive! 

Only those brave enough to listen to the call of the wild in their own hearts will ever experience this life changing trip. 

Kevin Dooley

Lesedi Cultural Center

aha Lesedi is located in the heart of the African bushveld amidst the rocky hills within the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site. Discover the fascinating cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, visiting five traditional homesteads inhabited by Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele tribes who live according to tribal folklore and traditions of their ancestors. “Our culture is the light of our nation – whoever walks here amongst our cultures at aha Lesedi can also see the light.” 

Your Safari Lodge

Set within a riverine canopy surrounded by an impressive diversity of fauna and flora, This Safari offers guests beautifully appointed, tented suites.

Besides enjoying all the comforts of modern living in the heart of the untamed bushveld, our highly skilled rangers share their extended knowledge with guests, so they may gain an in-depth understanding of the area to add to their already exciting getaway experience.

The main camp is located between the Marico River and a small tributary of the Marico. The Lodge has a welcoming open-plan lounge, dining area and reception as an African bushveld oasis that offers exciting game drives as a compliment. The attractive bar and pool area are also ideal for relaxation, and the entire Lodge welcomes families.

The Lodge has been carefully constructed to blend into its surroundings, with the use of wood and thatched roofs. A traditional lapa falls within a glade of natural riverine forest to offer panoramic views. Besides lush views of the gully and river to the north, guests are delighted by our staff’s warm hospitality and personal care.

Every meal is prepared with special care, giving extra attention to diet requests.  An inviting main camp area that offers guests an open-plan lounge, dining, pool and bar area to relax in after a day of game viewing

The  accommodation in Madikwe comprises 12 x Tented Suites that boast a strong Afro-Asian safari ambience and viewing decks overlooking the Marico River. These spacious tents offer every comfort and luxury with features including air-conditioning, hairdryer and power 220vAc.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Hair Dryer
  • Patio
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Deck
  • Heater
  • Small refrigerator 


Wildlife of South Africa

Due to the Covid situation worldwide, a PCR test maybe required upon entering all countries, including Botswana.


Depart USA
November 11 th 2023


Nov  2024

Arrive Johannesburg
overnight at the Peermont Mondior Hotel
(not included)


Nov 12  2024


Overnight Peermont Mondior

(cost not included)

Nov 12 2024

Shopping & Overnight at Cultural Center

Nov 13 2024

Safari Camp

Nov 14-21 2024

Average day on safari consists of a 545AM wake up, continental breakfast, Game Drive with approx 11am return back to camp. 11:30 Brunch. 1pm photo talk. 2-3pm nap time . 3pm High Tea. 3:30 PM Game Drive. Dinner 730pm. bedtime 9p 

Return to Johannesburg depart for home after 8pm or overnight at Peermont Mondior

Nov 21st  2024

Your Safari

Your Safari Camp

The accommodation in Madikwe offers twelve suites, reflecting a strong Afro-Asian safari ambiance, each boasting a viewing deck overlooking the Marico River.

Within the canvas frame of the tented Madikwe accommodation, the interior is uniquely designed to incorporate a full bathroom. Each tent has a sliding door that opens onto a private deck overlooking the river. Every aspect of our guests’ stay and the surrounding camp has been carefully crafted to appeal to all our guests. Whether you are with friends, family or enjoying a romantic getaway, Thakadu River Camp offers an opportunity to connect with nature and discover the magic of an African sunset and the animals that inhabit this special area.

Safari Pricing



Double Occupancy 


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