PHOTO: Tourists on an African safari. (photo via Flickr/Christine Olson)
WHY IT RATES: See incredible wildlife up close on the Photography Safari trips with Exodus Travel - Eric Bowman, TravelPulse Senior Editor
Leading adventure tour operator Exodus Travels has just announced two new Photography Safari trips in Africa and Galapagos, led by some of the world’s best wildlife photographers, George Kourounis and Stig Brondby.
Famed explorer and TV personality of “Angry Planet,” George Kourounis leads the exhilarating 21-day Africa Lunar Photo Safari through the heart of southern Africa's dramatic scenery, with rich culture, diverse wildlife and the opportunity to partake in numerous activities such as wine tasting, climbing the world's highest sand dunes, and safaris in Etosha and Chobe.
From South Africa’s cosmopolitan Cape Town, travelers explore Namibia's spectacular desert landscape and wildlife-rich game parks, visit one of the largest inland deltas on earth in Botswana and head to the mighty Victoria Falls on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. There they will have the rare opportunity to witness and capture the magic of the “Lunar Rainbow,” a spectacle best witnessed in the early hours after moonrise to create a moonbow as light is refracted by water particles in the air, ever present from the spray of the Falls.
From USD $4,645, June 21 – July 11, 2017
Galapagos Photographic Charter offers travelers the opportunity to join a once-in-a-lifetime charter through the magical Galapagos Islands led by top Norwegian travel photographer, Stig Brondbo. This exclusive 11-day one-time charter includes workshops and plenty of opportunities to capture images of rare wildlife including red-footed boobies, Galapagos penguins, flightless cormorants, Galapagos fur seals, giant tortoises, and blue-footed boobies.
Onboard a First-Class Motor Sail Catamaran, the small-group will sail around Isabela, Rabida and Genovesa Islands to view stark lava fields, cactus forests, volcanic craters, mangrove lagoons and turquoise waters. Travelers will step around snoozing sea lions, watch the courting rituals of Blue-footed boobies and snorkel with turtles, sharks and rays.
From USD $6,665, November 3–13, 2017
SOURCE: An Exodus Travel press release.