This safari drone trip is a brand new and UNIQUE drone photo trip! After 2 years of droning wildlife in South Africa, I’ve decided to open up this experience to my groups as well 😊

With a small group of enthusiastic drone photographers we will create the safari experience of a lifetime. A trip that will make you appreciate our precious wildlife even more. A trip to always remember.

Over the course of 5 days we will go on daily safaris to look for wildlife. I will coach you on the spot to improve your drone photography and we’ll discuss composition and editing in our private safari camp. We’ll share best practices and tips in this group of like-minded participants. And in general we’ll just have a lot of fun on one of the most incredible safari experiences in South Africa.

Only 6 spots available per week! 🥳

Safari drone trip 2024
Safari drone trip 2024

Interested? Join my trip now:

Unfortunately the Safari drone trip is sold out for 2024! Fill out your details below to to get notified when the 2025 trip launches:

Safari drone trip 2024 in a nutshell:

  • 6 people + myself
  • 5 days of safari adventure in South Africa
  • 15-19/03 OR 21-25/03 (5D/4N)
  • 1 private luxury safari camp with pool
  • A private chef to prepare us some delicious South African food
  • 2 safari game drives per day!
  • Wildlife photography with the drone*
  • Drone coaching in the field
  • Composition & Lightroom editing workshops at the camp
  • All food & softdrinks included

* flying drones is strictly prohibited in all National Parks in South Africa, because poachers use drones to track endangered rhinos. This trip will be your only safe option to drone wildlife. We will only drone if the animals show a calm and undisturbed behavior. We can encounter lions 🦁, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, rhinos, elephants 🐘, giraffes and herds of zebras, wildebeest, impalas and buffaloes. These animals are wild and need to be treated with the utmost respect!

💡 Focus is 100% on droning, but don’t forget your normal camera (with zoom lens), as there will be plenty of wildlife encounters all day long!

Sleepy lioness - Safari drone trip
Sleepy lioness – Safari drone trip

Our luxury safari camp in South Africa:

As usual on my drone trips we stay in one location, a luxury safari camp that I have privatized for this occasion. That means we’ll be all alone to do our thing. Next to the daily safari game drives, we can enjoy all the facilities, such as pool, boma (firepit with a view), gym, bar and free wifi.

The safari camp also comes with a waterhole, which attracts animals to come for a drink. And we can observe them from our porch. This is honestly one of the best things!

You’ll have the option between a single luxury room, a single standard room or a shared luxury room. Each room comes with a complementary outdoor shower! (love those! 😍)

Typical day:

Most animals are active between night and day, when the temperatures are low. During the day the sun heats up the land and animals tend to hide in the shadow and take naps. That’s why we need to get up early to see the most activity. Here’s a typical day on the drone trip:

  • Rise and shine
  • 6:00: departure sunrise game drive 🦁
  • 9:00: back for breakfast
  • Back-up & charge batteries / relax / little nap
  • 13:00: lunch at the camp
  • Pool time or composition/Lightroom workshop
  • 15:00 departure afternoon game drive 🐘
  • 18:30: driving back in the dark. Spot some nocturnal animals
  • Back-up & charge batteries / refresh / shower
  • 20:00 dinner at the camp
  • Evening drinks & chat by the firepit
  • Sleep

These timings are indications. We will be flexible to circumstances / opportunities. Both game drives are optional, if you wish to skip one and sleep in, it’s your holiday 😉

Safari game drive
Safari game drive

Safari drone trip pricing:

All prices are all-inclusive, meaning your transportation from Johannesburg airport (JNB), your accommodation (5D/4N), 2x daily game drives, food & softdrinks & wine at the table are included.

On top of that you’ll get daily drone coachings in the field and composition/Lightroom workshops from me personally.

Shared luxury room

Price: €2.700

  • Shared luxury room (2p)
  • Standard double bed
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • With bath
  • + outdoor shower
Standard room

Price: €3.000

  • Single standard room
  • King size double bed
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • With shower
  • + outdoor shower
Luxury room

Price: €3.300

  • Single luxury room
  • King size double bed
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • With bath
  • + outdoor shower

Not included: your own flight to Johannesburg + any alcoholic drinks at the bar

Previous drone trip testimonials:

Unfortunately the Safari drone trip is sold out for 2024! Fill out your details below to to get notified when the 2025 trip launches:

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South Africa safari drone trip location:

Our private luxury camp is situated 4h drive North of Johannesburg, on the border with Namibia 😊 (Click to enlarge)

Here are some impressions of my previous safari drone trips in South Africa:

(Ground photos by James McCarthy)