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Half Day Photographic Safari


• Half day safari style photographic experience
• Choice of animal parks, Bedfordshire or Merseyside
• Perfect for animal or photography fans
• Top tuition from experienced guides

What's Included

• A half day photographic experience whilst on safari
• Your choice between two animal parks
• Meet, greet and briefing with your instructor and guide over tea or coffee
• Safari drive and numerous opportunities to take photographs
• Entrance to the park either side of your experience (morning or afternoon)
• You will be in a group of up to 7 people

What Can I Expect

Don't be camera shy - live life on the wild side with this safari and wildlife photography workshop! Choose from locations in Merseyside or Bedfordshire and you will be spending a half day discovering just how to snap those skilful shots of rare and exotic animals that are just so photogenic.

Under the watchful eye and informative tuition of leading animal photographers David and Janet Southard, you'll be taught how to capture majestic safari animals on a DSLR camera. What's more, there's no need to head to the savannahs of Africa for these fabulous workshops, we have our two wildlife photography venues to suit your location and needs right here in the UK.

Woburn Safari Park is a well-established safari park in Bedfordshire with immense animal enclosures offering a full range of both non-native and indigenous species for your camera clicking session. Knowsley Safari Park in Merseyside also has a fine collection of animals and provides lots of close-up wildlife photography positions without intrusive fencing, all of which you'll be shown during your workshop. Access to both sites is by Land Rover, driven by the park rangers who'll make sure you get in the very best positions for taking photographs of these wild animals in a very natural setting. There'll also be the opportunity to capture some shots from on foot, for an authentic safari feel.

Your designated photography expert will be on hand throughout the experience to offer support, advice and assistance as you encounter the animals and to help you get the best photographic quality from your camera. Group sizes for the workshops are limited, giving you plenty of time with the expert photographers to ensure you achieve the best results your equipment is capable of producing when faced with the amazing wildlife.

This marvellous photo shoot is designed at DSLR camera users looking to improve their skills by focusing on tricky subject matter such as safari animals, but it's great for nature lovers too. Whether you opt for a morning or afternoon session, you're welcome to spend time at your leisure in the wildlife park either before or after the photography workshop, taking in your fill of wild and wonderful creatures

Our wildlife photography workshops are a rip-roaring experience for animal fans and amateur photographers of all levels and are sure to make for a memorable day out that will see you enjoying at least two trips out on the drives and heading home with hundreds of top quality images on your camera.


• Choose from a morning or afternoon experience on selected days through the year
• 9am or 1pm arrivals
• Please note the parks are shut on weekdays from November to March so guests cannot stay in the park after the event


• Knowsley, Merseyside - baboon, lion, rhino, buffalo, eland and elephant
• Woburn, Bedfordshire - rhino, giraffe, wolf, black bear, baboons, lions, lemurs and tigers

Suitable For

• Minimum age 14
• All under 16's must be accompanied by a voucher holding adult
• Clothing and footwear suitable to the season and terrain should be worn
• Waterproof jacket and trousers are recommended
• Some walking is involved so you must be able to carry all your camera equipment
• Fill in flash may be useful, fully charged batteries, tripods and memory cards are advisable
• Suitable for all levels of photographic ability
• Good images should be achieved with cameras that have telephoto lenses
• Wheelchair users or those with specific needs are advised to make contact before booking for the centre to best accommodate


• Spectators are not able to accompany you on this experience but they may purchase standard admission tickets for the venue on the day direct


Average Rating 4
Total Reviews 5
Recommend to Friend 5
about 4 years ago
It was great to be able to close to the animals and have be able to take photographs. The staff were very friendly and helpful. However.. this was booked as a photography course. There were 2 vehicles, one with the photographer and one with a park keeper. There were only 3 spaces available in the vehicle with the photographer. There were no photography discussions or tips, there was no time before we headed out in the vehicles and no review of photos taken at the end. I had new equipment to try out and I wanted experience before heading on a Safari, but I was expecting to learn something useful about how to get the best out of animal photography. I guess the 3 people lucky enough to be in the other vehicle got that.
Jon Ranger
about 4 years ago
The opportunity to get so close to produce the most dramatic photos was amazing. Sara the park ranger was excellent in her knowledge and names of the animals was amazing and her ability to get to within touching distance (not actually possible), Only disappointment we never had anyone from the photography side with us. so we were unable to seek any adviceon taking the photos, Would revisit
Roger Baker
about 5 years ago
Really great day, David and Jenny, were very knowledgeable about Knowsley Safari Park and the animals, and also photography so were the best guides to ensure we got dramatic and close up shots.
Ann McNab
about 6 years ago
Excellent! Knowledgeable staff who made every attempt to make sure we got the best pictures and to get up close to the animals for dramatic shots.
Stuart Bentley
about 7 years ago
Due to extreme weather conditions the event has been rescheduled to 5 Sept 2014
Brian Smith
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Vouchers are usually valid for 20 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 23 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
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