Photo tours dedicated to some of the world’s most inspiring wildlife.
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Women Only Photo Tours
By Penny Robartes
Joining a photo tour with other similarly independent, creative women is motivating and empowering as you share, learn and create experiences, memories and photographs together. No matter your marital status or age, whether you are a seasoned traveller or embarking on your first photo tour, many women feel more comfortable and confident traveling with other women as they explore new destinations together.
Recommended by our photo tour leaders
ORYX was born when two like-minded people, namely Marius Coetzee and Adam Riley, came together with a desire to create the world’s finest photographic safari company. Our recipe was, and remains simple: create small group departures to the world’s finest photographic locations at the best time year. We ensure that everything from start to finish is about our guests, their needs and experiences.
Our portfolio of destinations has grown through the years and now includes over 30 countries and counting, on all 7 continents. Much like our photo tours, ORYX’s photographic leaders and partners are hand-picked for their tremendous guiding skills, hands-on photographic tutoring and in-depth knowledge of their subjects. Our office staff has a combined experience of over 70 years in the travel industry and work effectively to ensure each tour is seamless.
We look forward to welcoming you on your ORYX photo tour!
Marius Coetzee, Adam Riley
& the Team at ORYX
Donations & Conservation Contributions
Biodiversity Protection & Donations:
(Mar ’18 – Current)
(Mar ’18 – Current)
PHOTO TOUR LEADERS
Our photo leaders and partners are carefully selected for their exceptional photographic, tutoring and hosting skills. They are highly experienced and skilled photographers, as well as passionate and patient teachers, all of which are essential skills for ensuring a well-run and enjoyable photo tour.
Our expert office staff has the capacity necessary to keep abreast of the complex arrangements that efficient and organized travelling requires. Our hard-working and passionate team are dedicated to making your photographic travel dreams a reality – there is no task too big or small!
Want to know what it’s like to be on an ORYX photo tour? Check out our Behind the Scenes images, read our Client Testimonials, Client Blog Posts, and more from guests who have had incredible experiences taking photographs in their dream locations. This can be your experience!
Our Promise To You
ORYX PHOTO TOURS IS RENOWNED FOR ITS INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO THE CREATION AND HOSTING OF DEDICATED PHOTOGRAPHIC TOURS THAT SPAN THE GLOBE.
All our tours are created and conducted with the guarantee that when you choose to travel with ORYX, your dreams will be made a reality. We will not only reach your travel and photographic expectations, but hope to exceed them in more ways than you ever imagined.
Each individual member at ORYX wholeheartedly believes in our collective ethos and takes it very seriously to ensure that it is applied to every avenue of our company and work tasks.
Reward yourself and live your dreams with an ORYX Photo Tour today!
Reviews by Oryx Guests
Feedback from our fans
Andreas Muller, Germany
Everything went very smoothly and Kirsten was wonderful, not only as a photographer but also how he cared for the welfare of the clients. The catering was more than adequate and the service was very attentive. The accommodation was excellent under the circumstances. I have no suggestions on how to improve and it was overall a most excellent experience.
Mongolia was fascinating, a trip which I will always remember with a smile on my face. Lovely group, Sam was just beautiful, tour guides and drives endlessly helpful and kind, I cannot praise everybody enough. We would happily recommend this tour to everybody, who wants great company, interesting people and see a totally different and interesting way of life. Thanks for arranging it so beautiful, you and your team deserve all the recognition! Sam was not just the prefect hostess, but also was extremely patient with us and taking photographs. Hope to go on another trip with your team soon. Keep well and successful (as you deserve!)
Kenya - Mara Migration
This was my first experience with ORYX Photography and I came on this trip with high expectations, especially on the migration and river crossing part. What struck me most was the massive wildlife in the area and how close we came to it at various sightings. It is almost unreal to get to see close ups of Lion kills, Cheetah kills and a Leopard in only 3 days. The local Maasai scouters in great cooperation with our ORYX photo guide, Penny Robartes, did a fantastic job and kept the energy up throughout 12-14 hours day trips. Excellent photo coaching by Penny on site was also a great contribution for higher quality images… Well done!! I have now added several thousands of new great images that I will enjoy reviewing in the months ahead.
“Having travelled with ORYX on two previous occasions when I decided to visit India again they was the first choice company to arrange it for me .I wanted some culture to sit alongside an Indian wildlife experience. The trip was perfect – great hotels, great sightseeing and best of all wonderful wildlife. Our tiger sightings were phenomenal and I we really could not have asked for more. The local guides were excellent and Marius Coetzee (our ORYX tour leader) could not do enough for us and improved everyone’s photography over the course of the trip. We have all decided to travel with ORYX in India again next year and look forward to another great trip.”
Nancy and I had an absolutely fabulous time travelling and photographing with Dale in Borneo. We came home with some spectacular images of primates, and with so many of them it’s going to take us weeks to get through them all and process all the ones we want to. We were very impressed with all of the arrangements ORYX made to assure that this was a very high quality trip. The ground agents, the lodges, the local guides, the transportation, were all absolutely first class. Thanks again for such a superb trip. We hope to travel with ORYX again soon
Hi Nicolette, Thanks to you and the entire ORYX team. This was truly the experience of a lifetime. My only wish was that my wife was there to share it with me. Having said that Penny did everything possible to make this trip the absolute best it could be. She was so attentive – to both shooting and post production, that I know my photography skills took a big jump forward. I have been on many photo expeditions over the last 6 or 7 years and Penny’s instruction and attention were well beyond what I have experienced previously.
‘I travel overseas 18 times a year, many of these being photographic trips. Ethiopia is not an easy destination – truly beautiful but definitely hard roads and weather conditions. This is a trip that I had been planning for 2 years. I went thru’ every single tripadvisor review on Ethiopia and looked at many webpages of travel agents and photographers offering photo expeditions to this place. During our trip, we bumped into a few other travel expeditions by other travel companies. It is clear that the deal given to me by Oryx was the best. Everything was carefully planned, we did not have to compete with other tour groups. Very happy with this trip altogether…my highest recommendations. Thank you Marius once again for making all this possible!’