Whether you’re an aspiring amateur snapper with a passion for wildlife or a professional papparazzo with lots of glass looking for that perfect photographic moment, the Jaci’s Lodges photographic safari options guarantee an encounter with some of the most sought-after wildlife subjects.

The newly opened “Terrapin Hide” provides incredible water level photographic opportunities, combined with our Daily Photographic Safaris with our photographic field guides, use of professional level DSLR cameras and telephoto lenses, complimented with custom built Gimpro game viewer arms & single/double pano heads you can be assured of access to state of the art specialised equipment and expert tuition to compliment your wildlife photography skills.

The Jaci’s specialised Photographic safari experience allows for total flexibility, whether you are looking for a set departure photographic safari, an expert led group photographic experience/safari or if you prefer to do things yourself on our daily guided Photographic Safaris, the choice is yours to make – depending on your personal requirements.

Access to the Terrapin Hide is 24 hours per day, through an underground/water tunnel, complete with red LED interior lights, spotlights & radio to order that all important morning coffee or well earned G & T!

So whether you choose join a Daily Photographic Safari or to skip game drive & spend time in the Terrapin Hide – the choice is yours to make.

You can stay up late to view the nocturnal animals coming for a drink or capture the star-filled night sky, at the Terrapin Hide, it’s convenient accessibility will allow you to do just that! With the Terrapin Hide facing West, you are guaranteed soft morning light, and those warm, dusty, backlit silhouettes in the late afternoon, that you see in publications and could previously only dream of!

Jaci’s Photographic Safari Vehicle

Are you looking to improve your wildlife photography? Are you keen to try out some professional level wildlife photographic equipment? If yes, then book a seat on our Specialised Photographic Safari Vehicle

Our specialised Photographic Safari Vehicle departs on twice daily safaris, where you will be under the guidance of our trained photographic guide. You will be shown how to operate our professional level DSLR Cameras, and variable focal length lenses, plus use the Gimpro Game Viewer mount for stability. You will learn about composition, expsoure, aperture and a whole lot more, while immediately putting those skills to work, photographing the plethora of animals in the Madikwe Game Reserve. After the drive, you remove your SD Card supplied by the lodge, and head off

Book your seat to avoid disappointment. Optional extra – additional cost per seat per Photographic Safari drive applies.

Acclaimed Photographic Host

Andrew Aveley

Andrew Aveley

Andrew Aveley is a vibrant and passionate nature photographer who continually strives to help all who travel with him to push their own personal photographic boundaries out in the field. A true professional in all levels of his craft, he has a wide portfolio of work from his extensive travels throughout Africa. His private photographic workshops are focused around the guest photographer and their specific photographic needs.

Andrew has delivered numerous keynote presentations, to aspiring photographers in Southern Africa, where he shares his passion and love of photography. Andrews simple technical approach to photography has made his workshops unique. His #creatingphotography motto is infectious and helps even seasoned photographers hone their skills when on an adventure or workshop with Andrew.