Matt Krumins Photography

SOUTH AFRICA WILDLIFE WORKSHOP

with Matt Krumins Photography

8 DAYS TO AMAZE

15-23rd November 2024 - *FULLY BOOKED*
19-26th July 2025 - $7500 inc GST

Join me in one of the worlds’ wildlife epicentres for an unforgettable photography workshop as we go out on the prowl to find the Big 5, exotic birds and everything in between. Staying at my favourite family run lodge in the southern part of Kruger we will be spending our days honing your skills with photography walks, private safaris and an incredible landscape day in the middle of our trip as well as evening review and editing sessions.

With a small group of just 6 participants you are guaranteed a window seat in our private safari vehicle as well as continuous coaching during our outings.

To help prepare you for success I will be hosting a private wildlife workshop for the group in the months leading up to the workshop which includes my 40 page Guide to Wildlife Photography as well as quick reference flash cards so that you can hit the ground running rather than spending your trip working up from square one.

TRIP DETAILS

Trip Inclusions

WILDLIFE AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE

With over 146 species of mammals and 500 species of birds you never know what you are going to come across. This is your opportunity to get into the wild and experience the thrill of game drives.

SPECTACULAR LANDSCAPES

Experience the breathtaking beauty of rock formations, picturesque waterfalls, landscapes and magnificent views of the Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes, as well as Pilgrims Rest, situated in the Lowveld Escarpment.

A WORKSHOP, NOT A TOUR

Some 'workshops' are just tours with a different name, that's not my style. This trip is full of micro workshop sessions, hands on help, image reviews and critique both as a group and as an individual.

NEEDLES LODGE MARLOTH PARK

 Needles offers eight beautifully appointed suites, each with its own character and atmosphere and all the luxuries to ensure a comfortable stay in the bush. From your bed, you can see out into the bush. Watch as the animals that regularly visit the lodge wander past your suite. Or walk through the large sliding doorway leading onto the railed wooden deck, which links back to the central deck. The central lounge and entertainment area at Needles Lodge extends out onto a large outside deck surrounding the trunk of a giant Marula tree.

Workshop trip rate is based on a private room and includes breakfast and dinner.

TRIP DETAILS

Trip Inclusions

WILDLIFE AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE

With over 146 species of mammals and 500 species of birds you never know what you are going to come across. This is your opportunity to get into the wild and experience the thrill of game drives.

SPECTACULAR LANDSCAPES

Experience the breathtaking beauty of rock formations, picturesque waterfalls, landscapes and magnificent views of the Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes, as well as Pilgrims Rest, situated in the Lowveld Escarpment.

A WORKSHOP, NOT A TOUR

Some 'workshops' are just tours with a different name, that's not my style. This trip is full of micro workshop sessions, hands on help, image reviews and critique both as a group and as an individual.

TRIP ITINERARY

Flights are not included however we will try our best to co-ordinate our team flying together from Melbourne or meeting at Johanassburg airport for a connection to Nelspruit where we will meet a transfer to Needles to begin our workshop.

DAY 1
ARRIVAL
Arrive in Nelspruit airport and get transferred to Needles Lodge in Marloth Park. Settle in and head out for a sunset walking safari to Crocodile River.
DAY 1
DAY 2
SAFARI DAY
A typical safari day involves an early wake up with a hot beverage and rusks served at 04h30 before our departure for Kruger National Park at approx 04h45. We stop for a picnic breakfast between 08h30 – 10h00, depending on viewing. Lunch break at one of the rest camps. Returning to the lodge in the afternoon or evening. Depending on timing we may start or finish the days earlier and combine a walking safari in to scout local game at the Crocodile River and surrounds. Evening includes dinner and image download/review/critique.
DAY 2
DAY 3
SAFARI DAY
Depending on timing we may start or finish our safari days earlier or start later so we can combine a walking safari in to scout local game at the Crocodile River and surrounds. Evening includes dinner and image download/review/critique.
DAY 3
DAY 4
SAFARI DAY
Depending on timing we may start or finish our safari days earlier or start later so we can combine a walking safari in to scout local game at the Crocodile River and surrounds. Evening includes dinner and image download/review/critique.
DAY 4
DAY 5
PANO TOUR
To break up our game drives we will be heading out to explore the breathtaking beauty of rock formations, picturesque waterfalls, landscapes and magnificent views of the Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes, as well as Pilgrims Rest, situated in the Lowveld Escarpment.
DAY 5
DAY 6
SAFARI DAY
Depending on timing we may start or finish our safari days earlier or start later so we can combine a walking safari in to scout local game at the Crocodile River and surrounds. Evening includes dinner and image download/review/critique.
DAY 6
DAY 7
SAFARI DAY
Depending on timing we may start or finish our safari days earlier or start later so we can combine a walking safari in to scout local game at the Crocodile River and surrounds. Evening includes dinner and image download/review/critique.
DAY 7
DAY 8
DEPARTURE
Early morning walking safari for those with any steam left followed by breakfast and farewells as we check out and get transferred to Nelspruit for your departing flights.
DAY 8

EQUIPMENT & FITNESS REQUIREMENTS

Yep, you will need a camera! Whilst not essential, to make the most of this workshop experience I would suggest having a reasonably modern camera with good focus capability. If you’re not sure, give me a bell – 0402812805.

Yep, you will need a camera! We will be covering a combination of wildlife, landscape and likely macro too. For wildlife I suggest a telephoto lens of at least 400mm (34mm equivalent) however if birds are of significant interest then a lens of 600mm+ is recommended. If you’re not sure, give me a bell – 0402812805.

For this workshop I suggest you have:
-Monopod with tilt head
-Polarising Filter for your wide and telephoto lens
-Laptop for editing
-Spare batteries & travel charger

This trip is mostly sedentary as we will be in safari trucks much of the time. These trucks can be high and in some cases require you to climb a short ladder. We will also be doing a number of walking safaris on uneven tracks however these should not be strenuous. If you’re unsure, please give me a call on 0402812805

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We cover A LOT of content on this trip but we are a small group and always start our theory sessions from the ground up so even as a beginner you will be more than welcome. I pride myself on having small groups to cater to everyones needs and this trip is no different. You will be surrounded by all levels of photographers from entry level to experienced all who share the same goals, to improve and have some fun.

The Workshop includes:

– accommodation at Needles Lodge for 7 nights (single room)
– breakfast & dinner daily
– 5 full day safaris (private safari truck) and two local safari walks

– Kruger National Park entry fees on safari days
– landscapes day trip
– evening wildlife and editing tuition

– Pre-trip wildlife workshop

Due to the nature of wildlife and travel photography, MKP reserves the right to alter the outlined itinerary as circumstances require.

  • Anything not specifically noted as being included in The Workshop is at your cost. This includes (but is not limited to) flights, transfers, airport taxes, meals other than those specified in the itinerary, and personal items such as phone calls, laundry and drinks.

MATT KRUMINS PHOTOGRAPHY KRUGER WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please read the following terms and conditions carefully. You must not make any booking unless you understand and agree with the following terms and conditions. 

  1. DEFINITIONS

“MKP” means Matt Krumins Photography

“The Workshop” means the Matt Krumins Photography Kruger Wildlife Photography Workshop from November 16th to November 23rd 2024.

“Supplier” means third party supplier or service provider

  1. ACCEPTANCE & PRIVACY DECLARATION

Payment of the deposit constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions and your consent that your details may be disclosed to third parties including, without limitation, hotels, restaurants, tour operators and other related Suppliers providing services in connection with The Workshop.

  1. WHAT’S INCLUDED

The Workshop includes:

– accommodation at Needles Lodge for 7 nights (single room)
– breakfast & dinner daily
– 5 full day safaris (private safari truck) and two local safari walks

– Kruger National Park entry fees on safari days
– landscapes day trip
– evening wildlife and editing tuition

– Pre-trip wildlife workshop

Due to the nature of wildlife and travel photography, MKP reserves the right to alter the outlined itinerary as circumstances require.

  1. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

Anything not specifically noted as being included in The Workshop is at your cost. This includes (but is not limited to) flights, transfers, airport taxes, meals other than those specified in the itinerary, and personal items such as phone calls, laundry and drinks.

  1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

MKP will arrange bookings and reservations as an agent on your behalf for included products and services in connection with The Workshop that are not directly provided by MKP (eg accommodation, tours, meals). By agreeing to these terms and conditions you also acknowledge that you are subject to the terms and conditions of each Supplier with whom MKP may make arrangements on your behalf.

MKP is not liable for the acts, omissions or defaults whether negligent or otherwise of any Supplier which MKP makes arrangements with on your behalf in connection with The Workshop, including but not limited to:

  • For cancellation of tours or accommodation
  • For any deviations, strikes, re-scheduling, delays or the failure to provide facilities or accommodation
  • For the insolvency of any Supplier

MKP does not accept liability for any loss, injury, delay, damage or additional expense incurred by you as a result of events beyond the control of MKP, including act of God, acts of Government, war, fire, civil disturbance, industrial action, failure of machinery or apparatus, or fluctuations in rates of exchange.

  1. DEPOSITS AND PAYMENT

The total cost for The Workshop is $7000 AUD per person. To confirm you place on The Workshop, you are required to pay a deposit of $2000. Final payment of the remaining balance is required no later than 90 days prior to the commencement of The Workshop.

Payment can be made via direct bank transfer or credit card (fees apply).

  1. CANCELLATION

If you need to cancel your booking on The Workshop and it is more than 90 days from the commencement of The Workshop, you will be refunded any monies paid to MKP, minus an administrative fee of $299 and any Supplier fees or charges.

If you need to cancel your booking on The Workshop and it is less than 90 days from the commencement of The Workshop, you will be refunded any monies paid to MKP, minus your deposit of $2000 and any Supplier fees or charges.

  1. TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION (PASSPORTS, VISAS, INSURANCE, ETC)

It is your responsibility to ensure that you fulfil the passport, visa and any other immigration requirements specific to your travel plans. MKP does not accept any responsibility in the case of you being unable to travel due to not complying with any such requirement. 

It is also your responsibility to ensure you have obtained adequate travel insurance appropriate to yourself and your travel plans. Valid travel insurance documentation must be provided to MKP prior to or at the time of final payment being made for The Workshop. MKP reserves the right to cancel your booking if no documentation is provided.

  1. TRAVEL ADVICE AND HEALTH

MKP recommends that you contact the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or visit their website at www.smartraveller.gov.au for general travel advice, as well as specific advice (including safety alert levels) relating to the destination you wish to visit. You can also register your travel plans with DFAT, so that you may be more easily contacted in an emergency.

You must ensure that you are aware of any health requirements and recommended precautions relevant to your travel and ensure that you carry all necessary vaccination documentation. We recommend that you consult with your local doctor, travel medical service or specialist vaccination clinic before commencing your travel. General health advice for the destination you wish to visit is also available from DFAT (see smarttraveller.gov.au).

I have read, understand and agree to the Matt Krumins Photography Kruger Wildlife Photography Workshop Booking Terms and Conditions.

SIGNATUR

WHAT'S IT LIKE TO TOUR WITH MATT?

With Matt there to guide me through all the aspects of camera settings and techniques I was able to participate and hone my skills. I have to say that I have learnt more about photography in the last 11 days than I have in my entire life.
I say to anyone who is thinking of participating in a trip and want to experience an enormous adventure and hone your photographic skills, I urge you to secure your place as early as possible for an amazing experience that will be etched in your mind forever. Thanks Matt.
Billy Catlow
Participant
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Please note that upon registering your interest I will get in touch with you via phone to assist with any questions.
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