July 2-13, 2022

Grow your photographic skills on this photo-intensive journey in southern Africa! Limited to 4 guestrooms.

Cost: $15,995.00 per person, based on double occupancy 

Call 1.888.722.3401 to secure your space on this unique journey (scroll down for journey details)

This 11-night photo-intensive itinerary has been designed for travelers aiming to grow their photographic skills while in the African bush on safari. The two safari locations included in this itinerary are standouts on their continent for their commitment to the guest who has photographic interests and have trained their field teams accordingly. Each provides unique features that are certain to enhance the guests understanding of photographing African wildlife.

Our time in South Africa begins with an arrival into Johannesburg on July 2, 2022 with two nights at the stunning Saxon Hotel & Villas. Our first full-day in South Africa will be spent reviewing collections of acclaimed African wildlife photographs to fuel our creative spirit and train our eye for the days ahead.

The following morning, we aim directly for the bush by light-aircraft and our 4-night safari experience at Mashatu Game Reserve in south-eastern Botswana. Our time at Mashatu Euphorbia Villas will be followed by a 5-night Londolozi Founders Camp stay where we will enjoy time in a particularly productive safari environment.

“I am very much looking forward to traveling this itinerary and having my camera equipment in my hands for 8-10 hours a day, while working closely with the photographic and field teams at each location.  The teams will ensure our goals are sharply in-focus and our efforts position us to capture exceptional African wildlife images to be printed large and hung on the wall!” Ryan Hilton

Nelson Mandela Memorial, Johannesburg

July 2-4, 2022 – Upon arrival into Johannesburg, you will be greeted and escorted to the Saxon Hotel & Villas to check-in for 2 nights.

July 4-8, 2022 – After breakfast we will transfer by road to Lanseria airport for our light aircraft to south-eastern Botswana’s Mashatu Game Reserve. Upon arrival at Mashatu Game Reserve we will be greeted by our guide and transferred to Mashatu Euphorbia Villas to check-in for 4 nights.

Mashatu’s Grand Landscape

Mashatu Game Reserve comprises 29,000 hectares (72000 acres) of privately owned land in the conserved wilderness area known as the Northern Tuli Game Reserve. The reserve lies in the eastern extremity of Botswana where the great Limpopo and Shashe Rivers converge. This exceptionally diverse landscape includes wide open plains, grassland, riverine forests, rocky hills, marshland and majestic sandstone ridges.

Mashatu, “Land of the Giants”, takes its name from the locally sacrosanct Mashatu or Nyala berry tree (Xanthrocercis zambesiaca) and the giants that roam its terrain. These magnificent dark green trees, which are found along the rivers in the reserve, provide refuge, shade and food to a myriad wildlife. Mashatu, which is one of the largest privately owned game reserves in southern Africa, avails a sanctuary to the largest herds of elephant on privately owned land on the continent. In addition to that, the world’s tallest mammal, the giraffe, the world’s largest antelope, the eland, the world’s largest bird, the ostrich, and the world’s heaviest flying bird, the kori bustard are all part of the game drive experience on Mashatu. Add the king of the beasts, the lion and the iconic baobab tree…and you have Africa’s big seven land based giants.

Mashatu Euphorbia Villas

Mashatu Euphorbia is the new 5-star camp, situated in the privately owned Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana. This “green” camp combines luxury with conservation and sustainability, where solar energy and state of the art water processing systems ensure a harmonious blend with the African bush. Mashatu Euphorbia is set high up on a cliff face amongst a forest of euphorbia succulents which open up to reveal exquisite vistas of the river and plains below. With a maximum of 16 guests, an intimate ambiance is created, where warm and engaging local staff are on hand.

Guest Room

Guest Bathroom

Guest Lounge

Boma Dining

Broad Array of High Profile African Species

Photographic Hide

Mashatu has multiple hides that position you to make some of your very best photographs of African wildlife. Just imagine being eye level with the animals when they are drinking water just 10-20 yards across from you. The results are wonderful.

July 8, 2022 – After our morning game viewing activity and breakfast, we will transfer by light aircraft to Londolozi Game Reserve, where we will be greeted and welcomed by our guides and transferred to Londolozi Founders Camp to check-in for 5 nights of exciting African bliss with a familiar friend. After lunch, our first afternoon game-drive of the stay will follow.

Londolozi Founder’s Camp

July 8-13, 2022 – On safari from Londolozi Founders Camp for 5 wildly wonderful nights filled with new and exciting wildlife encounters displaying natural animal behavior in their own environment.

Londolozi Photo Studio

Giraffe ‘Necking’

Lioness & Cub


Rhino & Calf

Male Kudu


July 13, 2022 – After your morning game-viewing and breakfast, depart Londolozi by light aircraft to Johannesburg for your personalized onward journey or to connect with your departing International flight.

Call Michael Distler or Ryan Hilton at Admiral Travel International on 941.951.1801 to place your deposit and reserve your space on this unique departure.

Cost: $15,995.00 per person, based on double occupancy


  • Meet and greet upon arrival into Johannesburg (JNB) Airport for escort across to the Intercontinental
  • 2 nights accommodation at the Saxon Hotel & Villas on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Transfer from the Saxon Hotel to Lanseria Airport
  • Light aircraft flight from Lanseria Airport to Mashatu Game Reserve
  • 4 nights Mashatu Euphorbia Villas on a fully inclusive basis
  • Light aircraft from Mashatu Euphorbia Villas to Londolozi Airstrip
  • 5 nights accommodations at Londolozi Founders Camp in a Superior Chalet on a fully inclusive basis
  • Light aircraft transfer from Londolozi Airstrip to Johannesburg


  • International air
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature


  • All payments made to or on behalf of Admiral Travel are non-refundable unless stated otherwise
  • Founder’s Journey will always be priced at or below published rates, but never higher.
  • Travel with like-minded individuals on these exclusive departures.
  • Enjoy a welcome cocktail party to meet your fellow travelers.
  • A hosted dinner will be offered during one night of the trip with the Hiltons.
  • On many occasions, optional shore events are offered as an option that only our group is invited to join.
  • Special global relationships that the Hiltons have formed over the years will allow you privileged access opportunities.
  • Trips are offered well in advance to give ample time for your future planning.
  • Minimum numbers must be met in order for the Hiltons to host the journey.
  • The Hiltons reserve the right to adjust the duration of their participation should any schedule conflicts arise.