African Photo Adventure – Stuck in Customs

African Photo Adventure

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An Incredible Photography Adventure Awaits

I visited Africa for the first time a few years ago when I held my first photography workshop in Namibia and Botswana. I didn’t know what to expect but I was absolutely blown away at the landscapes and the wildlife. It was like stepping back in time. And to see the animals, up close, in their native habitat was absolutely incredible!

Two photography workshops for all skill levels

In September 2019 we’ll be returning to Africa for two extraordinary photography workshops. In the first workshop we’ll spend 10 glorious nights in Botswana and Zimbabwe capturing a wide variety of exotic landscapes and wildlife, up close and personal. In the second workshop we will spend 11 nights across 6 different locations in South Africa and Madagascar!

Trey’s Recommendation: both workshops back to back!

As long as you are all the way over there, I highly recommend doing both of these photo adventures back-to-back. Also, I just checked your schedule for three weeks starting in September of 2019, and it’s totally clear. So many bucket list stops all at the same time; you don’t want to miss it! 🙂

Only the Best Accommodations

Of course we’ll be staying in the BEST resorts with the finest food, wine and service you can imagine! You can look at a few photos of the places we are staying together below, and you’ll quickly get an idea of the overall experience. It will all be totally safe and more than comfortable. As Buddha said, “It’s better to travel well than to arrive.”

Small and Exclusive Group

Naturally, I’ll be by your side the entire time. We’re keeping this group extremely small and exclusive, so you’ll have more than enough time with me. Not only will we be out shooting non-stop, but we’ll surely find more than enough time to sit around after the daily adventures and post-process our photos together.

Questions? Just Ask!

Our good friend, Neville Jones, has put together a great itinerary and will be with us for the entire trip to ensure it all goes smoothly. Neville is an experienced traveller, guide and talented photographer. You’ll find all of the details below. If you have any questions just let us know!


Workshop 1 – Botswana & Zimbabwe

Timeless Scenery plus Animals, Animals & More Animals!

We begin our adventure in Botswana at the Chobe River where large herds of elephants, hippo, buffalo and 70+ mammal and 450 bird species gather. We then move to the famous Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. We’ll go on a sunset cruise and a number of other activities. Next up is a stay in the Gonarezhou National Park which is home to 4 of the “big 5” – elephant, leopard, lion and buffalo – plus 100s of other mammals, reptiles and birds. We’ll round out our trip at Matobo National Park with its epic landscapes filled with black rhinos, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, cheetah, hippo, warthog and crocodile as well as Africa’s largest concentration of leopard and black eagles.

Workshop Details

Dates: Sep 18 – 28, 2019

Length: 11 days, 10 nights

Max Group: 10 people

Accommodation: Double Occupancy

Skill Level: All Skill Levels

Included: Everything! Except for the International flights

Find out more: Email the team!


Workshop 2 – Madagascar

Six Epic Locations, Avenue of Baobabs plus lots of Lemurs!

We’ll begin with two nights in Johannesburg, South Africa. We’ll explore Soweto where Archbishop Desmond Tutu and President Nelson Mandela both lived. We’ll then head to the world’ 4th largest island, Madagascar, where we’ll be staying in 6 different locations throughout the country. There are thousands of animal species, most well-known being lemurs, found nowhere else. We start the adventure in Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo. Next we visit the Avenue of Baobabs, a stunning series of towering baobab trees lining a long dirt road. We then travel to the Perinet Special Reserve, home of the Indri Indri, the largest of the lemur family. We wrap up things at the Vakona reserve & Lemur island.

Workshop Details

Dates: Sep 28 – Oct 9, 2019

Length: 12 days, 11 nights

Max Group: 10 people

Accommodation: Double Occupancy

Skill Level: All Skill Levels

Included: Everything! Except for the International flights

Find out more: Email the team!


Everything is Included (Almost)

You are a responsible for your international flights to/from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Madagascar. We can assist you with your bookings. Once you arrive you can relax, we’ll take care of the rest! The Guides, Lodging, Transportation, Food, Drinks and, of course, hands-on Photography and Post-Processing Instruction from me (Trey) are all included. Let us know if you have any special dietary needs or other requests and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

Non-Stop Action!

These two trips are jam-packed with activities. We’ll never run out of cool new things to see, do and photograph. Don’t worry though. We’ll still ensure there is plenty of time for rest, relaxation, and, of course, post-processing!

Your heart will be full of memories you’ll never forget, your camera cards will be full of photos to process for many months to come, your minds full of great new photography and post-processing skills, and you will each have many new friends for a lifetime.

Limited Space Available so Sign-up Now!

Each workshop is limited to just 10 people so you will need to act fast to reserve your spot. Contact the team ([email protected]) to learn more.

Some of my favorite images from my last trip to Africa!

fibonacci A Black and White Photo The Rare Wild Serval Hunting at Night The Dreaded Cape Buffalo Bel On A Walk


A once-in-a-lifetime experience with tons of hands-on photography instruction from Trey Ratcliff. Perfect for any skill level, from beginner to advanced.

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Two different all-inclusive African experiences in Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Madagascar with hands-on instruction by one of the foremost Landscape photographers in the world. Join us for either one, or better, yet, come to both!!

  • Breathtaking sunrises
  • Epic landscapes
  • Awe-inspiring sunsets
  • Crystal clear, Star-filled nights
  • One-on-one Photography guidance and step-by-step Post-Processing instruction by Trey Ratcliff
  • Unforgettable memories and new close friends


  • Botwswana & Zimbabwe
  • Sep 18 – 28, 2019
  • 11 days. 10 nights.


  • South Africa & Madagascar
  • Sep 28 – Oct 9, 2019
  • 12 days. 11 nights.

Note: We are only taking a handful of people; So the spots will go quickly on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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