Our Photographic Safari experience is an invitation to nature lovers and aspiring wildlife photographers to take their craft to the next level. This four-day workshop combines, exclusive, guided, photography-centric safaris, walks in the jungle, and lessons in editing at one of the most beautifully designed and chic safari lodges in the world.
Guests can expect to learn the technical elements of wildlife photography such as how to improve exposure and focusing accuracy, the art of composition, focusing and tracking moving subjects such as birds, and optimizing natural light.
About your host
Avijja Fonseka is one of the island’s most knowledge and articulate individuals who have an intimate knowledge of Sri Lanka’s wilderness and biodiversity. Turning a childhood love for the jungle into a fulfilling career, he has accumulated years of invaluable experience of traversing the wilds in academic, research, and commercial contexts. Avijja’s warm and lively personality and knack for storytelling makes him an engaging host over long-stays in the jungle. He also leads photographic safaris to India and Africa.
The host’s vast guiding experience plays a critical role in helping guests learn about animals and interpreting behavior as well, which helps immensely with developing the knack of predicting their next move to capture that perfect photograph.
About Yala National Park
Yala National Park is one of the most scenic and diverse expanses of wilderness in Asia. It features varying ecologies and habitats, rocky outcrops, a rugged coastline, lagoons and riverine forests that combine to create a stunning canvas of scenic beauty. The biodiversity that inhabits the park is abundant – from leopards and elephants to tropical and migrant birds to a host of mammals, amphibians and smaller critters.
And above all, the light in Yala at golden hour is magical!
US$ 3372 for 4 night stay
single occupancy in a cocoon suite, fully inclusive basis
US$ 4020 for 4 night stay
double occupancy in a cocoon suite, fully inclusive basis
Four-night stay on Fully Inclusive rate for two adults or 1 adult.
3 privately guided photographic safaris into Yala National Park
1 private guided bird photography-focused safari to Bundala National Park
1 guided Bushwalk in the jungle and beach around the lodge for landscape-focused photography
One 1-hour session on photography editing (using Lightroom)
All experiences included are exclusive to a single group at a time
Validity period; stays from 26th August to 30th November 2019, 1st May to 31st July and 1st September to 30th November 2020.
Lodge Camera equipment can be hired. USD 50 per day, includes choice of Canon 7Dmk II or Canon 80D bodies,
choice of Canon 100-400 F 4.5-5.6L II or Canon 70-200 F2.8 lenses & Canon 16-35 F4 Lens
This offer is based on a 4 night stay and cannot be combined with other offers.
The reservation needs to be confirmed a minimum of 4 days prior to arrival.
Other terms and conditions may apply.