Kruger Photographic Safari with

Em Gatland

The Story of a bygone Africa

Klaserie Private Game Reserve


3 nights, 4 days

Group Size 6

6 Ladies (Sharing) Max 3 Single Supplements available.


nThambo Tree Camp 


Wild-Life and Landscape Photography


Klaserie Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger


  • Hosting and Clinics by  Em Gatland Photo Instructor
  • All meals, teas & coffees
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Two daily Game drives and all activities
  • Twice daily photographic workshop by Em Gatland


  • Travel to and from nThambo Tree Camp
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Purchases from the Curio shop
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Klaserie Conservation & Bed Levies

Our Ladies Photo Safaris are suitable for any Lady that has a DSLR camera and preferably Adobe Lightroom installed on her laptop. Whether you see yourself as a novice, intermediate or advanced, so long as you have a passion for photography, you will be very welcome.

As any passionate photographer will admit, the search for the combination of creativity and skill, that combined, gives you the ability to take that one photo that tells the story of a thousand words, is always a temporary, fleeting victory.  Progression in photography is never-ending.

Our Photo Safari will comprise of morning and afternoon/evening game drives, split up by morning and afternoon periods in the camp, sheltered from the midday heat.

 Em (Emma Gatland) will manage group editing sessions every day from 11:00 to 13:00 where you will look at a variety of editing techniques, and enjoy constructive feedback on your images.  After lunch, Em will be available for those of you who wish to carry on with your editing. This will be a more informal session with tuition from Em addressing those points you feel need some attention.

These review sessions will ensure that you make strides in capturing the images you want.

 It is all about assisting in your progression and improvement of your own personal photographic journey.


A Typical Day Itinerary

05h00 – Wake up to coffee and rusks, bring a light jacket to keep the chill out before the sun rises.

06h00 – Morning Photographic Game Drive. Leave the Lodge just before the sun rises, listening to the chorus of awakening birds and that unmistakable smell of Africa quickly warming up. Em Gatland will assist you in getting the most out of that magnificent early morning light.

09h00 – Return to the Lodge for a hearty breakfast

11h00 – Gather in the Lodge for your Photographic Editing Clinic with Em Gatland.

13h00 – Lunch

14h00 – Afternoon at Leisure. For those who wish to join the second daily Editing clinic, Em will be available for a more one-on-one experience, assisting you with whatever help or advice you require.

16h00 – Afternoon / Evening Game Drive with a stop before sun-set for sun-downers.

18h30 – Arrive back at the Lodge, freshen up have a drink before dinner.

20h00 – Dinner.

After dinner relax around  the fire and re-live your days’ stories with Em and your new-found friends.

What you can expect


Ladies must bring a DSLR camera, preferably with two lenses (incl. a 200 – 400 zoom), and her laptop with Adobe Lightroom installed.

Camera bodies and lenses can be rented from StoryScape Travel at affordable rates with prior notice.

Photographic Game Drives

Being a private Reserve, we are able to track wildlife off-road, to get up close to that special sighting, never having to be confined to the gravel roads and paths. With exclusive use of our own Game-Drive vehicle and a maximum of six people, there is plenty of room to take photos and change lenses without obstructing or being obstructed by fellow photographers. Unlike traditional tourist Game Drives, we will not be just ticking off a long list of wildlife, but spending more time at sightings that have the potential of a great photo. Em, your instructor, will assist you with all aspects of picture-taking, which combine to make Wild-Life Photography so uniquely challenging and distinctive.

Post Production Editing Clinics – Em Gatland

Nowadays, more time goes into editing photos using state of the art technology than ever before. No longer is this used as a tool to improve average or poor photography, but as a method of injecting the emotion, you experienced when the shutter clicked but was elusive in the resulting photo.


We will have exclusive use of the intimate and super comfortable nThambo Tree Camp in the Klaserie Reserve. The Lodge has a lovely central Lounge, dining and bar area under thatch with views over a small waterhole. There is a small pool to cool off in during those hot summer months.



nThambo Tree Camp

nThambo Tree Camp is located in the heart of the Klaserie Private Reserve, which shares unfenced borders with the Kruger Park. There are 5 solar-powered wooden chalets on stilts with endless views across the bush.

Chalets are constructed from canvas walls and thatched roofs, and each one has a private wooden balcony over-looking the bush. Guests have access to a small pool at the main lodge area, which is perfect for the hot summer months.

nThambo Tree Camp is ideal for guests seeking an intimate Photo Safari in a relaxed environment. Food is hearty, traditional cooking at it’s best.

The camp is unfenced, which allows wildlife roam freely throughout. Elephants often drink from the swimming pool, which is a highlight for many guests! Some of our guests best photos have been taken of wildlife drinking from the nearby waterhole, in close proximity to the deck.

Treehouse Chalet

There are 5 identical treehouse-style chalets at nThambo Tree Camp, each elevated on wooden stilts at eye level with the trees and overlooking the open area in front of the camp. The chalets are spread out ensuring both privacy and a beautiful panoramic view. Thatched, timber structures with private balconies, en suite bathrooms, and comfortable double or twin beds. There are luggage racks, mosquito nets, clothing shelves, safes, and desks in each room. There are no fences around the camp, so care should be taken when walking from your chalet to the main lodge area and back when it is dark.