Photographic Workshops

Under the professional guidance of Roger & Pat de la Harpe, join other keen photographers at Baines’ River Camp and learn how to get the most out of your camera gear and your own creativity. Combining land and water based safari activities, the photographic opportunities are endless. You will find dates and rates here.


Award winning photographers Roger and Pat de la Harpe share a passion for conservation, natural history, wild places and indigenous cultures, which has so far led to their publishing of some 27 coffee table books. Both Roger and Pat have a superb knowledge of African wildlife and their habitat, partly due to Roger’s days as a ranger for the Natal Parks Board in South Africa, Pat’s extensive research and their many expeditions into remote areas of the African continent. They make a formidable team on their photographic workshops which are aimed at improving your skills behind the lens, getting comfortable with your camera and having lots of fun. Please refer to


The workshop rates cover 4 nights' accommodation at Baines' River Camp on a full board basis, workshop under professional guidance of Roger & Pat de la Harpe, all safari activities, return flights between Lusaka and Baines' River Camp, all entry and activity fees for the Lower Zambezi National Park, community and conservation levies. Photographic workshops are limited to a maximum of 5 participants.


You will depart Lusaka International Airport with the other participants around 13h00 for a 30 minute flight to the Royal Airfield. From there we collect you by open game viewing vehicle and you will be on your first shoot that afternoon.

The following 3 days will be filled with photographic safari activities whilst a fair amount of time is allocated for downloading, reviewing and editing of your images as well as the daily theory and analysis sessions in the Baines Boardroom, along with coaching your skills using Lightroom and Photoshop.

On your last morning, you have the choice to go on one more safari outing or you can choose to stay in camp for a relaxing morning. We depart from the camp at 10h00 for your flight to Lusaka International.

Local flight times are chosen to suit the most popular SAA flights between Johannesburg and Lusaka:

SA062    arriving in Lusaka around 12h30

SA063    departing Lusaka around 13h15

Alternative local flight times can be arranged to suit other domestic connections to South Luangwa, Victoria Falls for instance or to suit your international connections to Emirates, Ethiopian Airways, Kenya Airways etcetera.


For this workshop, we recommend that you pack:

  • 1 SLR camera body with manuals and extra batteries
  • 2 or 3 lenses, covering at least from 18mm up to 300mm
  • A Flash
  • 2 x 32GB SD cards and 2 smaller back up cards
  • A lightweight tripod
  • Your laptop loaded with a recent version of Lightroom
  • A separate hard-drive
  • Chargers for camera batteries
  • A user friendly and dust proof camera bag
  • General travel essentials such as sunglasses, sun block, wide brimmed hat, comfortable clothing in neutral colours that can be layered.

The difference with Baines’ River Camp is the ambiance that is a great part of the experience. The food and accommodation is 5 star and the staff made for a wonderful experience.

Roger Chadwick, Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2013