Facilitating Photographic Experiences
With the growth in photographic travel in recent years, we have seen a lot of specialised photo Safari Company’s start operating throughout the continent. This growth has left a lot travel agents and DMC’s with limited options in providing their clients with a photographic experience, that’s on par with these highly dedicated and specialised photographic safari operators.
Their option were either send their clients with these photographic safari companies, with the obviously risks of booking their clients with a company that offers safaris themselves. Or to eliminate that risk, book the safari as they would normally and request a guide at camp to be more photographic orientated. The risk here is that the client’s specific photographic needs may not be met. Additionally, as they continue with their itinerary, they are constantly having to explain their level of photographic experience with the lodge based safari guides.
Up until now those were the options available. So, what the industry is looking for is a company that facilitates a professional photographic experience on behalf of travel agents and DMC’s, that don’t conduct photographic safaris for themselves. This company should not be a booking agent or host their own safaris, which immediately eliminates the potential conflict of interest of hosting the agent’s guests. The company needs to provide photographic hosts that are well respected within the industry.
I would like to introduce you to Africa Photographic Services. Africa Photographic Services is a company that fills this very specific niche within the Safari, Lodge and African travel industry. We have grown to become the preferred photographic hosts for number of lodges in the Greater Kruger region, such as Sabi Sabi, Makanyi, Londolozi and Simbavati. Africa Photographic services is now looking at providing this unique photographic hosting service to a wider section of the African travel industry, to include the inbound travel agents and their DMC’s.
If any of this hosting services may be of interest to you, please get in touch. I would be happy to explain how our hosting works in more depth and introduce our other services as well.