ProMediaGear African Safari

ProMediaGear South Africa Safari with Kevin Dooley 
October  20-31 2021 
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.

ProMediaGear African Safari

ProMediaGear – a family owned company created by three brothers Tom, Matt and Dariusz Fudala who received engineering degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago. PMG designs and manufactures products in the United States using the finest materials and machining capabilities with the highest attention to detail. 

 

Matt and Tom have over 25 years of photography and videography experience and have provided services for multiple private customers, corporations, local businesses and stock image sites. His passion for flawless engineering and functional design skills translate into the products we see today.

 

With his MBA in Business, Dariusz meticulously designs and tests prototype PMG equipment with his strict business acumen and keen eye. He holds a tight grip on the company making sure PMG meets and exceeds its milestones and deadlines.

 

It all started with a flash bracket 

 

Tom and Matt always wanted a great flash bracket to eliminate shadows while shooting events. They couldn’t find a bracket that fit their needs, wouldn’t twist or become loose while shooting and also be lightweight and comfortable to use for 12-16 hours at a time. It so happened that at that time Matt and Dariusz started a successful machine shop. The machine shop provided the tools necessary to build what Tom and Matt had always dreamed, a prototype. 

 

With great interest from local photographers this was an awesome opportunity to mass market their ideas. Reading through this catalog you can see how much further one idea has taken them. 

 

ProMediaGear, Makers of Fine Photography Gear

 

If professional photography is your passion then you know that when you make an investment in new equipment it needs to perform well in the field. In 2009, ProMediaGear was established to take on these challenges and provide photographers with fresh new gear, bold designs, unsurpassed quality and iconic products.

 

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Lesedi Cultural Center

ProMediaGear African Safari
ProMediaGear Safari

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.

ROOM FEATURES:

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

Itinerary

 

Depart USA

October 20 2021

 

Arrive Johannesburg

 

October 21nd 2021

 

Overnight Emperors Palace

(cost not included)

October 21st 2021

 

Shopping & Overnight at Lesedi

October 22nd 2021
 

 

 

Safari Camp

October 23rd – 30th 2021

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 9pm

 

Return to Johannesburg

October 30th 2021

 

Flight Home

Late Oct 30th After 8pm or Oct 31st  2021


Shopping Excursion 
African Art and Curios

Cambanos and Son Agencies is a family business started by Jean and Dennis Cambanos in 1982, it was a small curio wholesaler working out of an office in Johannesburg town centre. They offered customers something extra, personal service and the pledge that they would always make sure the customer was happy.

The business is now one of the biggest in South Africa, supplying the world with African curios. But the pledge remains the same “Make sure the customer is happy” and hope they eventually become friends. The business is still run by the family today; Gerry Cambanos is only a phone call away if you require a piece of Africa in your home.

ProMediaGear African Safari

Your Safari

Double

per person
$ 4599
  • Flights, Hotels before and after safari, Some beverages, tipping, not included.

Single

per person
$ 4999
  • Flights, Hotels before and after safari, Some beverages, tipping, not included.

Covid postponement if needed.

Although we do not expect to have to postpone this safari, if Covid is still precventing travel, we will postpone this safari and deposits to a future date. 

Contact

Phone: 505 345 6322 505 401 2988
Email: idubephotosafaris@yahoo.com
2414 Juan Tabo NE
Albuquerque NM 87112