Photo Safari Features
Our photographic hides are just one of the elements that make our two bush camps so special. These hides are used regularly by National Geographic, BBC and Discovery channel for numerous photographic shoots and the making of wildlife documentaries.
However, these hides are not just for photographers and film makers. They are for anyone who loves wildlife. They provide an up-close-and-personal view into the lives of the animals, enabling you to watch them undisturbed in their natural environment. That said, we are well equipped to take care of our photographers and we provide specialist bean bags, dust covers and charging facilities.
Our unique photographic hides of Derek’s own design are a special feature of Shenton Safaris. These hides are guaranteed to get you close enough to the wildlife to take a whole host of stunning photos – in complete safety. We offer the following photographic hides:
- Hippo hide
- Elephant hide
- Carmine bee-eater hide
- Mwamba’s last waterhole hide
- and sometimes, additional mobile hides
Our hides have certainly turned the heads of the professionals. We have been visited by world-renowned wildlife photographer Frans Lanting of National Geographic (multiple times, including the time when Frans and National Geographic returned for a month, cancelling all other camps in the valley to extend their stay with us again and again) , Owen Prumm of Discovery Channel, David Rogers of Africa Geographic, Lynn Johnsson of National Geographic and various independent film makers Peter Lamberti (Valley of the Golden Baboon).
The BBC used our hippo hide in the filming of the “Wild Africa Series.”