Beyond the great rivers

DATE TOUR 9 – 20 September 2023 (12 days) xFULL
TOUR LEADERS Marsel van Oosten & Daniella Sibbing
FEE 14,995 USD from Lusaka, Zambia
GENRE wildlife
DEPOSIT 2,500 USD per person
GROUP SIZE 6 guests
SINGLE SUPPL. 1,450 USD for a single room
LEVEL all experience levels; this tour is also very suitable
for non-photographing partners due to the high variety
of activites on location

This is a tour that was set up on request of guests who traveled with us to Zambia before. After a night in Lusaka, we fly to Old Mondoro in the Lower Zambezi, where we stay for 10 nights in a row. Only 1 lodge. Only our group. Pure bliss.

Zambia is one of the last remaining unspoiled safari destinations. We fly you to Lower Zambezi NP in a private plane, with elephants and buffalo grazing along the Zambezi river and on its numerous islands, and where you’ll be able to get eye-level shots of hippos. The safaris on land offer wildlife in beautiful settings with big winterthorn trees and forrested areas. We will be able to shoot from vehicles, boats, and on foot. This will be an exceptional African experience! A true private safari, away from the crowds.

this spectacular wildlife photography tour takes you to Lower Zambezi National Park. Likely subjects are elephant, hippo, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, lion, and leopard, to name a few.

Hot during the day, cool in the mornings, and warm at night. We did not choose the end of the dry season for our comfort, but for effective shooting; all animals come to the river as the temperatures rise during the day. And that is where we will be!

In Lusaka you will stay at a very stylish boutique guesthouse. In Lower Zambezi National Park we stay in a private and intimate bush camp, which we have all to ourselves. The camp is located on the banks of the Zambezi river, overlooking a maze of hippo-inhabited islands and it is frequently visited by elephants.

Because we do things differently. In this case: we know people. That means we will be able to get out of our vehicles and lay flat on the grass next to a hippo pond to get great eye level shots. Try that with other companies. It also means that we can stay out longer, return later, or photograph elephants on foot. And because we take over an entire camp, our day schedule is their day schedule, allowing us to be super flexible. You can photograph from a boat, a car, or a canoe – anything goes.

That’s it? No, we are very proud to have a return customer rate of over 75% – people that have travelled with us, often travel with us again, and again. Surely that must mean something.

Our trips attract photographers of all experience levels, from all over the word. The language we speak on all tours is English. There will be daily briefings, in the field instructions, raw processing tips, and image reviews. You’ll return with spectacular images.


  • accommodation (11 nights)
  • dinner, breakfast and all drinks with meals in the hotel in Lusaka
  • all meals and all drinks in the safari camps (full board)
  • 2 flights by chartered airplane between Lusaka and the camps
  • extended luggage allowance (40kg in stead of the standard 20 kg)
  • transfer between the camps by boat
  • safaris from vehicles (with your own row of seats)
  • safaris on boats
  • safaris on canoes and on foot
  • highly experienced guides
  • 8 nights parkfees for the Lower Zambezi
  • photographic tutoring by either Marsel or Greg
  • in the field instructions
  • image reviews
  • lots of fun!


  • international flight
  • travel and cancellation insurance
  • landing fee Lower Zambezi
  • departure tax
  • gratuities
  • extension to Victoria Falls (tailor made, if interested)

Please watch the high resolution version of the tour video here.

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