Capture Incredible Wildlife Experiences with Photographic Safaris from Natural World Safaris

2 October 2019

April French Furnell

Bespoke wildlife travel outfitter Natural World Safaris has announced the launch of new Aperture safaris for 2020, specialist departures for both experienced and budding photographers.

Responding to demand from travelers, Aperture safaris are focused on specialist-led wildlife photography trips, working with leading photographers who assist with all photographic needs, while also exploring the wildest corners of the world. Previous departures have included safaris with David Yarrow, Keith Ladzinksi and Andy Mann amongst others, and forward trips comprise of Ami Vitale in Botswana, Pie Aerts capturing the Jaguars in Brazil, Michael Turek in Bhutan and gritty photo-journalist Brent Stirton on assignment with guests in Congo.

Upcoming Aperture 2020 safaris include:

Steve WinterIndia Photographic Safari in Style – March 2020 – From £7,980 per person.

Steve Winter has been a photographer with National Geographic for more than two decades and has won numerous awards throughout his career including being named BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and BBC Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year. Steve is passionate about giving people a front row seat to the action and making them part of the team alongside the photographer, writer and filmmakers. This safari will see guests overwhelmed by colour, sound, taste and the sheer scale of this land which contains over one billion people, while exploring the highlights that India has to offer.

India Photographic Safari with Steve Winter - credit Andrew James

Steve WinterKenya Photographic Safari – Feb 2020 – From £5,970 per person.

Steve Winter may also be joined on an exclusive safari set in one of the world’s most famous wildlife destinations: the Masai Mara. Guests may expect to search the bush for prides of lions, enjoy the pleasures of Rekero Camp and hone their photography skills under Steve’s expert tutelage.

Kenya Photographic Safari with Steve Winter - credit Steve Winter

Ami VitaleKenya Photographic Safari – Feb 2020 – From £5,970 per person.

The natural riches on offer in the Masai Mara are no secret, however on this exclusive safari guests will be able to experience them from an entirely new perspective, courtesy of esteemed photojournalist and world traveller Ami Vitale. As a Nikon Ambassador, multiple World Press Photo award-winner and President of the National Geographic Advisory Board, Ami’s considerable experience will be invaluable during her time in the Mara. Ami has worked in war zones, lived in mud huts, contracted malaria and visited more than 100 countries over the course of her career; she’ll be on hand throughout this spectacular safari, helping to craft images that will set them apart from the crowd.

Finn Beale – Chile Pumas & Eclipse Photo Safari – December 2020 – From £8,750 per person (Pumas) - Plus eclipse extension: + £3,995 per person.

Led by expert and award-winning photographer Finn Beale, this safari offers the unique setting to hone camera skills while exploring Torres del Paine National Park and its’ soaring mountains. Finn Beale will be present throughout this photographic adventure to give his expertise as a wildlife photographer, in hopes of capturing stunning images of Patagonia’s main predator: the elusive puma. A team of expert puma-trackers will be on hand to impart their knowledge of the big cat and to determine the best course of action each day. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Shaaz Jung – Botswana Photographic Safari – August 2020 – From £5,220 per person.   

For this safari professional wildlife photographer, naturalist and big cat expert Shaaz Jung can be joined in one of Botswana’s lesser-known reserves. Key techniques may be picked up on capturing remarkable wildlife images, both on game drives and at Mashatu’s wonderful underground hides. Tuition on this safari will be from Shaaz supported by in-house expert photographic guides. There is exclusive use of Mashatu Tented Camp during this safari, used as the guest base in Botswana.

Botswana Photography Safari - credit Dana Allen

Andrew JamesKamchatka, Russia’s Far East, Brown Bear & Volcano Safari – July 2020 – POA

Push boundaries on a frontier small group journey to Kamchatka, located in Russia’s Far East. The peninsula contains less than 200 miles of paved road in an area larger than Great Britain, which is just one indication of how wild and remote this region is. Embarking on this safari will see guests traversing the rugged landscape by helicopter – often the only viable form of transportation here – before first making camp on the banks of a running river, then the shores of an idyllic lake surrounded by greenery-covered mountains. Daily photographic excursions in both locations provide the opportunity to become acquainted with the European cousin of North America's iconic grizzly bear, before climbing an active volcano and taking in high-altitude views of this awe-inspiring region.


Space on each departure is limited and early booking is advised. All prices exclude international flights.

For more information and to book, please visit or call 01273 691642.



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