Texas School Safari South Africa

Texas School of Photography and Idube Photo Safaris Present 
Adventure South Africa


Don has received many honors including being awarded The Garhart Bahker Award, Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer, Honorary Master of Photography, Photographer of the year by the International Council of the United Nations, PPA National Award and Honorary Education Associate from ASP.  Don served as President of Texas Professional Photographers, Southwest Professional Photographers and in 2011 served as President of the Professional Photographers of America. 

Don Dickson

Photographer 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, a PPA Master Photographer and takes guests from all over the world on amazing photographic safaris in Africa, Alaska, the Amazon, India and the Antarctic. He also teaches wildlife and wedding photography workshops

Kevin Dooley

Your First Night in South Africa

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. 

Kevin Dooley Phone Image

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

Kevin Dooley Wildlife winner

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

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


Depart USA

March 2nd  2026

Arrive Johannesburg

March 3rd 2026

Overnight Peermont Mondior Emperors Palace

(cost not included)

March 3rd  2026

Shopping & Overnight at Lesedi

March 4th 2026

Safari Camp

March 5th – 12th  2026

Return to Johannesburg

late afternoon to early evening

March 12th  2026

Flight Home

March 13th. 2026

Single or Double

505-401-2988 or 505-280-3846


$ 5399


$ 5799
Kevin Dooley wildlife photographer