Be inspired by some amazing visions on a safari, perhaps of a lifetime, to enhance your art and photography for years to come.
Travel to the Waterburg Biosphere – a scenic and wildlife rich area. The terrain is varied with the impressive Waterburg Mountain Range sweeping down over grassy plains to the Limpopo River. It is an area with strong conservation ethics and a mosaic of culture and tradition. Travel on to Hippo Hollow on the Sabie River, where there are the possibilities of elephant back safaris, exploration of such wonders as the Blyde River Canyon – one of the worlds deepest – and a visit to the Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre. From there we move nearer to Kruger to visit the Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden and the Hoedspruit Endanangered Animal Centre, together with more safari drives. On my last visit we were fortunate enough to be invited to walk with the King Cheetahs.
The camps are all luxury accommodation with excellent food, service, and small vehicle safari drives. As these are private lodges, high level of personalized and professional guiding coupled with good game viewing in these extra-ordinary areas can be expected.
Bench International is very experienced, and has been organising African travel for over 40 years. East Ivanhoe Travel & Cruise, a member of ATAS, is a boutique travel agency with professional staff to ensure your holiday exceeds expectation.
Here is the full detailed itinerary of this amazing journey.
A reasonable camera, sketching equipment, together with the excitement and the experience, are all you will need (well nearly all) to bring home enough reference material to last for years. I shall also organize a workshop after our return, so we can relive the moments and start setting them down with artistic inspiration.
Pete Marshall is a Signatory Member of Artists For Conservation and the Australian Guild of Realist Artists. Currently she is Coordinator of the Arts Advisory Council for the development of the Wildlife Art Museum of Australia. She has won many major awards and her works hang in Museums, Galleries and Private, Municipal and Corporate collections in Australia and overseas.