Photographer of the Year 2019 – PRIZE
Entries will compete for the coveted title of Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2019.
Klaserie (Greater Kruger) five-day group safari – group of eight people
TO BE AWARDED TO:
The overall winner (plus partner), first runner-up (plus partner), and second runner-up (plus partner). Our CEO Simon Espley will join this group safari, with his wife Lizz.
This group of eight fortunate people will experience the ultimate private safari at Amani Safari Camp and the soon-to-be-launched Misava Safari Camp, located in the heart of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa. Our group will enjoy exclusive use of these luxury camps during their stay.
For five days and four nights, the three winners and their partners will join Africa Geographic CEO Simon Espley and his wife Lizz on this safari experience deep in the Klaserie bushveld. They will explore this stunning area on game drives and bush walks, and the emphasis will be on experiencing a safari like few get to do. Expect a few surprises along the way…
This sojourn with other talented photographers is likely to have them reminiscing for the rest of their lives! Read about the safari involving the 2018 winners here.
Dates: 9th – 12th September 2019 (four nights) – departing camp 13th September 2019
Transport: Winners must organise their own transport to and from Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit, South Africa. Transport will be provided between Eastgate Airport and the camps.
Costs: Africa Geographic will pay for all costs of this safari once the group members arrive at Eastgate Airport, excluding gratuities and items of a personal nature.
The Klaserie Drift Safari Camps are set on 3,000 hectares of prime land in the heart of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, offering a true, exclusive retreat into nature. The camps are ideally located for guests to enjoy all the wildlife Africa has to offer, in a private and secluded setting, featuring the Big 5, incredibly diverse landscapes and comfortable accommodation with all modern amenities.
The camps have been built in a classic African homestead-style, as private homesteads. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the unspoilt wilderness from comfortable lodgings that emphasise organic opulence.
Amani Safari Camp provides private, tranquil accommodation for eight guests in a large thatched villa. The layout of this camp is unique, comprising a central living area and four en-suite bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own private garden entrance and large windows providing access to remarkable views of the bushveld.
The central living area features two open plan lounges on the ground floor, as well as a library and a TV room on the open-air second level. The lounges open onto a large wooden deck which provides the perfect setting for the ultimate dining experience. A pathway leads to another outdoor lounge area with swimming pool to allow you a moment to relax in the sunshine.
The new Misava Camp, opening in March 2019, will be the perfect place to unwind, relax and enjoy what the Kruger bushveld has to offer. The new camp has been designed in line with nature – the name Misava is the Shangaan word meaning Earth. The camp overlooks the Klaserie River from the vantage point of a cliff. Each room is named and decorated after the 5 elements: Earth, Air (wind), Fire, Water and Space, making them completely individual and unique. Each of the five free-standing chalets are en-suite, with private patios.
The main building is adjacent to the dining area with casual seating and a fully stocked bar which then leads to the open air boma/fire pit and a wooden deck overlooking a watering hole.