Wildlife Photography Course in South Africa and Botswana

For those passionate about wildlife and photography, this course is a must! The course takes place in camps located in untamed and stunning African bush, where you share an unfenced environment with elephants browsing and nightjars calling right outside your tent.

Getting to know the Team

This month our photography volunteer Anne-Marie Vanden Bossche interviewed Lodge Guide Cela.

1. Can you tell us a bit more about your family ? 

Meet the team with wildlife photography volunteer Anne-Marie
Football loving Cela

At this moment I have one boy, Sandile (Zulu for “addition”). In the future I would like more children, but no more than 5.

2. What is you ultimate dream?

Being a guide is my dream job. After more training to become a better guide, it would be my ultimate dream to start my own safari-business.

3. What is the most stupid thing you saw a volunteer do?

Keep slamming the car door during a lion sighting.

4. What is the most funny or exciting thing that has happened to you with volunteers ?

When our vehicle nearly got run over by fighting elephants.

5. What makes you angry ?

When I am told “my” photographers can’t make a last important shot.

6. What did you do before coming to this Lodge?

Lots of things: Access-control, my guiding- course, bush clearing, running a little snack- shop, Alfa-Security (shop-access-control), guide/driver for a hotel.

7. What is the most exciting thing you have ever seen?

Being in the middle of a herd of fighting buffalo bulls.

8. How do you spend your weekends and holidays?

I go home, spend time with my family, play football and have a beer.

9. Which foreign country would you like to visit?

Barcelona, Spain to see them play football.

10. Who do you like the most, researchers or photographers?

Photographers, as they are more fun….

(This was a tricky question as the author is a photographer herself, sorry researchers, but the author couldn’t resist..)

For those passionate about wildlife and photography, this course is a must! Under the guidance of an experienced wildlife photographer, participants will learn the versatile skills behind pursuing the perfect wildlife composition and will put these skills into action out in the African bush. Morning and afternoons will be spent in the field seeking photographic opportunities, followed by a group classroom discussion and constructive review of digital photos taken.

For more information about wildlife photography courses in South Africa or Botswana, please email Gemma@amanzitravel.com.



A truly life changing experience, working on wildlife and community volunteering projects in Africa over eight years ago, convinced Gemma Whitehouse to give up her job as a Marketing Manager for an international organisation and use her skills and expertise to set up a company that would offer others the same amazing opportunities with a service second to none - thus Amanzi Travel was born.

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