South Africa Safari

south Africa Photo safari

south Africa

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! 

Your Safari Guide and Photography instructor.
Kevin Dooley

Kevin Dooley is an award-winning Wildlife and Wedding Photographer who grew up in Placitas, New Mexico. At the age of 18 he enlisted into the Navy and served on an Aircraft Carrier. After he completed his service he returned to New Mexico and opened his own Photography Studio in Albuquerque which is still running 37 years later. His passion for Wildlife Photography and Africa, led him to his Safari adventures and 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 Safaris in Africa, Alaska and India. He also teaches wildlife and wedding photography workshops

Photographer Kevin Dooley

Guest Host Tim Anderson

Itinerary

Tim Anderson

Bio…
Anderson has been a professional photographer for more than 50-years and is the publisher/managing editor of Shadow & Light Magazine, a PDF bi-monthly/print, 100-page photography magazine, which is entering its ninth year of continuous publication. For more than 10-years he has produced a variety of bi-weekly photography-related newsletters that now go out to more than 5,000 world-wide subscribers. He is also a publisher at Cygnet Press, a small press that publishes poetry and limited-edition creative books, including photography, art, memoir and collected works.

He manages several art/photography websites and blogs and has juried throughout the country for the Annual New Mexico Photographic Art Show (ANMPAS), Review Santa Fe, Review LA, Photo Lucida, The Center for Fine Art Photography, The Gala Awards, the Los Angeles Center for Photography, and The Palm Springs Photo Festival, among others. He has photographed workshops by Elizabeth Opalenik (Imagination & Dreams, Santa Fe Workshops), Joyce Tenneson (Santa Fe Workshops), and was asked by the iconic photographer Lucien Clergue to document his nude outdoor location workshop in Béssége, France, in 2009. 

His most passionate pursuit, however, is teaching his photography class and related workshop, “Photography, Creating a New Vision.” Anderson is a firm believer that it is not what is in your hands, it’s what is in your mind that creates the best image.


Your Safari Lodge

Kevin Dooley

Depart USA

November 11 th 2023

Arrive Johannesburg
overnight at the Mondoir Hotel
(not included)

 

November 12th 2023

Shopping & In Route to Lodge
Over night Safari Camp

 

November 13 th 2023

Safari Camp

 

November 14 th – 21st 2023

Return to Johannesburg

 

November 21st  2021 arrive at aprox 6pm. Overnight Johannesburg

Return Home

Nov 22nd 2023

Your First Night in South Africa

Kevin Dooley Phone Image

After your arrival at the OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, you will be transferred to the Mondior Hotel.  If you arrive on the official arrival day we will meet you at the airport and help with your easy transfer to the hotel. If you arrive a day or more before the official arrival day, you will take the hotel shuttle over to the hotel. Safaris do not normally include food and lodging for pre and post safari days. Please check with us for your arrangements as well as assistance in securing these rooms. We normally will meet in the hotel foyer at 6:30 PM on the pre safari night as a group for an introduction and dinner. 


Our Safari Begins

On our designated day our safari will begin. We will depart from the Mondior at 830 AM. We will begin our day with an incredible shopping experience and cultural center visit. We will be staying over night at the cultural center. 


Shopping Excursion
African Arts 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.

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 African Safari

 
 
 

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! 


Thakadu Camp
Your Safari

The accommodation at Thakadu 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

Single

$ 5499
Per Person

Double Occupancy 

$ 4850
Per Person

Contact Us

Email Us

idubephotosafaris@yahoo.com

Call Us

505-345-6322
or
505-401-2988