• Bahia Mar
  • Bahia Mar 2
  • Bahia Mar 3
  • Blu @ Tofo 1
  • Blu @ Tofo 2
  • Mdluli Safari Lodge 1
  • Mdluli Safari Lodge 2
  • Mdluli Safari Lodge 3
  • Mdluli Safari Lodge 4

Mozambique & Kruger Photo Workshop 29JUL-09AUG 2022

Vilanculos, Tofo, Maputo, Marloth Park and Kruger National Park

This workshop is open to photographers of all levels, from beginners looking to learn the basics and have assistance with taking the photos of their dreams, to advanced photographers wanting to work on specific skills or goals.

Join award-winning photojournalist Tate Drucker on this exciting trip through southern Mozambique and South Africa's Kruger National Park. Hone your skills as a photographer in this immersive workshop as you sail through the iconic Bazaruto Archipelago, search for giant manta rays and whale sharks in Praia do Tofo, practice your documentary photography in the dynamic cities of Inhambane and Maputo, and become fully immersed on a classic African safari in the world-renowned Kruger. 

This trip is expertly arranged through Travel to Mozambique, a Fairtrade Certified tour operator based in Mozambique for the past 14 years.

This trip's photo leader, Tate Drucker, received her B.A. in Photojournalism from San Francisco State University, CA, USA. Originally from the U.S. and now living in Mozambique, Tate's work in over 70 countries has been featured by publications such as National Geographic, The Guardian, The Nature Conservancy, The Washington Post, NPR, BBC Travel, and more.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - 3

Bahia Mar Boutie Hotel - Vilanculos (2-Nights)

The Bahia Mar Vilankulo is located where the azure waters of the Indian Ocean touch the palm fringed beaches of Vilankulo on mainland Mozambique. It is the ultimate destination for visitors wanting to experience colourful local culture as well as the fabulous beauty of the Bazaruto Archipelago.

Follow the path downwards to our modern boutique accommodation, where your choice of either a sea view room or self-catering beach unit awaits you. With the emphasis on style and comfort, the accommodation at Bahia Mar Vilankulo is both luxurious and personal.

Unspoiled, luxurious destination, sleep in spacious comfort and wake up to breathtaking sea views. Caring, friendly staff, superb food and cocktails in a pool with endless vistas. Being pampered in coconut curtained spa rooms, or toning in a well-appointed gym.  All this and much more comprise the heart of the Bahia Mar experience.

Vilanculos

Situated in the Mozambican province of Inhambane, Vilanculos is a laidback town featuring some lovely beaches lapped by crystal-clear turquoise waters. It is stocked with all the amenities needed for a fantastic seaside holiday. This bustling coastal town has its own international airport and serves as a great base for exploring the idyllic islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago.

The town itself offers good diving, a wide range of accommodation choices and a lively nightlife. Visitors can jump on a traditional dhow boat and venture to the pristine Bazaruto Archipelago, browse for fresh produce and locally-made souvenirs in the bustling market in the centre of town, and spend the day soaking up the sun on an array of idyllic beaches. Other popular activities include: horse riding, game fishing, kitesurfing, scuba diving, snorkelling and sailing.

Day 3 - 7

[email protected] - Tofo (4-Nights)

[email protected] is the perfect combination of comfort and beach rustic, perfectly positioned on the pristine beaches of Tofo.

Centrally located and on the sandy shores of Tofo Beach, [email protected] is home to five en-suite sea view apartments, which are within walking distance of the local market, restaurants and bars.

Each apartment features a double and single bed or three single beds, as well as a kitchenette, fridge and en suite bathroom. Facilities include a beachfront garden, and a sundeck with a plunge pool, where guests can soak up the sun while listening to the ocean.

For the ultimate family holiday, rent all 5 apartments and have exclusive use of the property, including a semi open lounge / dining area and the swimming pool / deck area.

Tofo

Idyllically set on the scenic Ponta da Barra peninsula in southeastern Mozambique, Tofo is a small fishing village and an exceptionally popular tourist destination. The curved Tofo Beach is an ideal swimming beach lined with a number of lively beach bars, restaurants and accommodation options as well as a small local market. The smaller Tofinho Beach is quieter and is a great spot for surfing and fly fishing.

Just beyond the beaches lie some pristine coral reefs inhabited by an impressive array of marine life which make it one of the tworld’s premier dive destinations with dolphins, manta rays and whale sharks regularly spotted.

Other popular activities on offer include deep sea fishing, horse riding through the dunes, exploring the surrounding villages, or taking a trip to the nearby historic town of Inhambane where you can sample food at the local market or enjoy a leisurely dhow ride around the harbour.

Day 7 - 8

Palmeiras Guesthouse - Maputo (1-Night)

Located in the heart of Maputo City, Mozambique, Palmeiras Guesthouse provides luxurious accommodation.

The establishment features bright and spacious rooms which come equipped with air-conditioning, TVs with cable channels, telephones, minibars and other conveniences.

Guests are provided with a hearty breakfast at the guesthouse, and a variety of restaurants and pubs are available in the area for other meals. Things to do in the area include sightseeing, shopping, swimming at the beach, and much more.

Day 8 - 12

Mdluli Safari Lodge - Southern Kruger (2-Nights)

Nestled in the south-western region of the Kruger National Park, Mdluli Safari Lodge is accessible through a private road near Numbi Gate. Inspired by the rawness and beauty of the African bush, the lodge is home to 50 double, air-conditioned, en-suite tents, each featuring a private patio and outdoor shower. Guests can expect to indulge in delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and supper, with the option of enjoying a group dining experience in the Boma. Facilities include a swimming pool, rock pool, a gym and spa, as well as a restaurant and bar overlooking the river. Activities available for guests to partake in include traversing in open game vehicles and guided Big Five bush walks.

Southern Kruger

The southern area of South Africa’s most famous game reserve, the Kruger National Pak, is separated from lush farmland by the Crocodile River, a popular area to spot crocodiles, playful hippos and thirsty wildlife. The game viewing area is known as the ‘Southern Circle’ and is renowned for its rhinos and lions, with different prides boasting an array of different hunting techniques and behaviours to observe. Near the Hippo Pool, visitors can view ancient San rock paintings. The Southern Kruger offers incredible game-viewing opportunities and magnificent landscapes covered in African bushveld and savannah.

Rates

US$3130 per person twin/share basis

INCLUDED

  • Bed & breakfast accommodation (sharing) in Mozambique
  • Dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation (sharing) in Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • All transfers (tour starts at Vilanculos Airport & ends at OR Tambo Airport Johannesburg)
  • All activities mentioned

EXCLUDED

  • International airfares
  • Some meals
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Anything not mentioned herein