• BOOK YOUR SAFARI TODAY: +44 (0) 1608 638 777

ABOUT US

We’re a small and personal team here at Capture Safaris and have been living, working & photographing in Africa for the last twenty or so years. In that time, we’ve met some incredible people and had tons of wonderful safari experiences that we want to share with you.

OUR TOP 10 SAFARIS
A collection of Paul’s favourite photographic trips which can be tailored to your needs. 

OUR BESPOKE SAFARIS
A Tailor-Made safari to fit your timeframe, we’ll help you put it together.

OUR EXPERIENCES
Ideas of what to do on safari and how we can incorporate them into your trip.

We look to combine unique safari experiences with real, meaningful, photographic support and tuition from the pro’s.

We focus on finding incredible wildlife opportunities and work with you to help you get the best shots possible. Take your photography to the next level on one of our trips.

You would expect any travel group to be pretty passionate about the destinations it offers and that’s certainly true of us. When it comes to photography in Africa, whether it’s shooting wild dog in the Selous Game Reserve or capturing lunar landscapes at Victoria Falls, there’s really nothing else we’d rather be doing.

PAUL JOYNSON HICKS
LEAD PHOTOGRAPHER
Biography
Paul has spent the last 25 years living and working as a professional photographer in East and Central Africa. He’s published photographic books on Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Saadani National Park.

An Associate member of the Royal Photographic Society, and multi published photographic author, Paul is the best expert available to lead your tour.

Where is your most memorable photographic animal encounter to date?
Holy mackerel – I was charged by a HUMUNGOUS silverback gorilla in Uganda in ’93, it was a mock charge (probably) but still hugely alarming – thankfully he was also dragging a tree and couldn’t decide whether to continue charging us but then dropping the tree or trying to hit us with the tree, but in the end thought better of both…phew…
What is your favourite time of year to photograph African wildlife?
All year round! In the rainy season you can get some great shots of beautiful green grass and happy animals / dramatic skies and so on and in the dry season animals congregate around water so it’s a bit easier and much fun.
What's your top photography tip?
Be bold and brave when shooting – don’t always follow the rules – use light and composition to change the way you think about images.

 

TIM GOLDS
MANAGING DIRECTOR
[/column]
Biography
Over the last ten years, Tim has lived and worked between Africa and the UK – running bespoke trips into Tanzania and managing luxury safari camps in Zambia.

Following an overland trip in 2006, though, his real passion has been photographing eastern and southern Africa. Since then, he’s focused on discovering the very best photographic opportunities and building these within unique safaris.

What’s your most memorable photographic animal encounter to date?
I was in the South Luangwa, lying underneath my vehicle, photographing a herd of elephants as they walked past. One very intrigued elephant decided to come and see what this big motionless object was all about and came within a few feet from where I was lying. I didn’t realise another ele had done the same from behind me and so for a few minutes I was sandwiched! Luckily they wandered off!
What is your favourite time of year to photograph African wildlife?
For me, the green season is so special for photography. The light is soft and the contrasts between the wildlife and environment can offer spectacular shooting conditions. Plus the skies tend to add that extra drama to your shots.
What's your top photography tip?
When photographing wildlife, focus on the eyes.

[/callout]

WANT TO LEARN TO SHOOT LIKE ONE OF OUR PROs?

TUITION ON TOUR

RESPONSIBLETOURISM

Our ‘Shoot Photo’s NOT Animals’ program donates a contribution from every booking towards to the Big Life anti-poaching initiative. We also do various fundraising events to help raise awareness and funds for this cause which is so close to our hearts, having seen firsthand the devastating effects of poaching.

Find Out More
Shoot Photos NOT Animals copy