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We have teamed up with the best professional photographers and photo safari leaders in the industry to create one of the world’s finest photo tour companies, geared to both amateur and professional photographers alike. We are proud to be market leaders in our industry, and to strive to ensure that we continuously offer you tours and experiences that exceed your expectations.

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April 2024

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Ethiopia Photo Expedition

Ethiopia, nestled in the Horn of Africa, blends ancient culture with diverse landscapes, offering unparalleled photography opportunities. From the highland plateaus where Ethiopian Wolves roam to the vibrant tribes of the Omo Valley, every corner teems with unique subjects. ORYX’s Ethiopia photography tours promise a mesmerizing adventure capturing the essence of this extraordinary land.

India Photo Tours

India, a cultural marvel with over a billion inhabitants, offers unparalleled photographic opportunities. Its diverse landscapes, from deserts to snowy peaks, teem with wildlife and vibrant people. ORYX’s tours spotlight India’s treasures, from the majestic Bengal Tiger in Ranthambore to the Snow Leopards of the Himalayas, and the architectural wonders of Agra.

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March 2024

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South Africa: MalaMala Game Reserve

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with ORYX Photo Tours to MalaMala Game Reserve. Located on the border of Kruger National Park, it’s renowned for its abundant wildlife, including big cats and elephants. Led by expert Daniel Bailey, our safaris promise unparalleled experiences and exceptional value.

Uganda Photo Tours 2024

Embark on ORYX’s Uganda Gorilla tours to witness the remarkable biodiversity of this equatorial nation. Encounter iconic species like Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees amidst diverse habitats, capturing unforgettable moments in the “Pearl of Africa.”

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Svalbard – Winter Photo Expedition 2025

Join our Svalbard photography tour to capture the majestic Polar Bears in their natural habitat amidst towering glaciers and ice-covered oceans. Witness peak breeding season in April, alongside Walruses, seals, Arctic foxes, reindeer, and seabirds. Explore this pristine destination devoid of human presence via Zodiac trips for an unforgettable experience.

February 2024

Tanzania Photo Tours 2024 & 2025

Experience the ultimate African photo tour in Tanzania, boasting unparalleled wildlife diversity, vibrant cultures, and breathtaking landscapes. With comfortable safari vehicles and expert guidance, maximize your photographic opportunities in iconic locations like Ngorongoro and Serengeti. Join us for an unforgettable Tanzania photography experience.

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Antarctica – Snow Hill Emperor Penguin Expedition 2025

Join ORYX on a journey to the emperor penguins at Snow Hill Island, Antarctica. Experience the thrill of exploration aboard Ultramarine, equipped with helicopters for exclusive access to this legendary rookery. Led by Marius Coetzee and Dale Morris, capture unforgettable moments in the pristine beauty of Antarctica.

January 2024

Brazil Photo Tours 2024 & 2025

Embark on our Brazil photography tours, focusing on the unparalleled wildlife of the Pantanal. Encounter iconic species like the Jaguar, Giant Anteater, and Hyacinth Macaw in this diverse ecosystem.

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Borneo: Rainforest Mammals & Birds 2024

Join our Borneo photography tour to explore the wild forest paradise of the world’s third-largest island. Encounter Orangutans, gibbons, and vibrant birds in iconic locations like Sepilok and Danum Valley. Capture unforgettable moments with rare mammals and birds.

Save Up To 30% – EPIC ANTARCTICA, Falkland Islands & South Georgia Photo Expedition

Antarctica, a breathtaking destination of unparalleled beauty. Experience grand landscapes and vibrant wildlife, from penguins to seals and whales, amidst stunning vistas. Embark on an unforgettable adventure to the ends of the Earth.

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December 2023

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ORYX End Of Year 2023

As the year draws to a close, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for your ongoing support. Wishing you joy and safety this holiday season. Here’s to more adventures in 2024! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Incredible Last Minute Photo Tour Discounts For 2024

Last-minute deals available for 2024 tours to Africa, Asia, South America, and Antarctica. Don’t miss out on incredible wildlife photography experiences. Secure your spot now!

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November 2023

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Congratulations ORYX Guests

We would like to congratulate multiple repeat ORYX guests Nima Sarikhani and Shravan Rao on the brilliant images they captured while on safari with ORYX Photo Tours! We pride ourselves on providing guests with high level tuition while on tour and the awards that Nima and Shravan have received for their images speak for themselves.

Black Friday 2024

This Black Friday we’re offering deals on select tours in 2024 to Africa, Asia, South America and Antarctica. Filled with a myriad of wildlife photographic opportunities and experiences that will get your camera shutters working overtime, we recommend you do not delay in securing your place on one of our fantastic photo tours now!

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October 2023

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Svalbard Photo Expeditions 2025

Explore Svalbard’s wonders with ORYX Photo Tours. Tailored for each season, our expeditions promise encounters with Polar Bears, Arctic Foxes, seals, whales, and more. Capture Arctic magic with us.

Great Migration Kenya & Tanzania 2024

Experience nature’s grand spectacle, the Great Migration, as millions of Wildebeest and Zebra traverse Kenya’s Masai Mara and Tanzania’s Serengeti. Witness awe-inspiring moments with personalized, private photographic opportunities.

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September 2023

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ORYX – Last Spaces 2023/ 2024

Join us with our last spaces on select photo tour from late 2023 to early 2024. Secure your spot to capture stunning moments in Uganda and Kenya. Embark on an adventure of a lifetime with us!

BRAZIL – Wildlife of the Pantanal 2024

ORYX Photo Tours offers group and Women Only trips to Brazil’s Pantanal, home to diverse wildlife, including majestic Jaguars, the largest in the region. Join us for an unforgettable photography experience!

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August 2023

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South Africa – Photo Tours 2024

The Sabi Sands and MalaMala are popular game reserves in South Africa known for their wildlife and safari experiences. The Sabi Sands is a private game reserve located in the greater Kruger National Park area of South Africa. It is well-known for its high population of big cats such as lions and leopards as well as elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, and a variety of antelopes and birds.

ORYX – Celebrating 13 Years!

For the past 13 years, we have proudly led and inspired you, our esteemed guests, embarking on remarkable journeys together across the globe. We have ventured in pursuit of awe-inspiring cultures, breath-taking landscapes, and captivating wildlife encounters.

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Kenya – Photo Tours 2024

Join ORYX Photo Tours in 2024 for an unforgettable journey through Kenya, focusing on predators and the elusive Black Leopard. Our meticulously crafted Photo Safaris immerse you in the raw African wilderness, guided by seasoned photographers. Capture thrilling predator interactions and the enigmatic Black Leopard in renowned parks the Maasai Mara, and Laikipia

July 2023

India Snow Leopard Expedition 2024/2025

This Snow Leopard Photo Tour is a rare opportunity to spot elusive Snow Leopards in the wild. During this expedition, we will use the same guides and trackers as BBC’s Planet Earth II and the majority of this trip is based deep in Trans-Himalayas in Ladakh, where one of the world’s highest concentrations of Snow Leopards are found.

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Antarctica – Photo Tours 2023

HAPPY 4th JULY! Get Up to 20% discount on selected Antarctica Departures!

June 2023

Introducing ORYX Ladies Photo Tour Leaders

Meet the ladies that make an ORYX photo tour such a memorable experience!
Join ORYX Leaders Penny Robartes, Charlotte Arthun, Kate Ochsman and allow our ladies to create the adventure of your dreams.

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Borneo – Photo Tours 2024

Borneo is the world’s third largest island and conjures up images of a wild forest paradise where Orangutans, gibbons and colourful birds roam the Bornean jungle. On our Borneo photography tour, we will visit some of Borneo’s most famous wildlife sites and the oldest and tallest tropical rainforests in the world!

May 2023

Last Spaces For ORYX Photo Tours 2023/2024

Embark on an unforgettable photo tour with us in the last part of 2023 and early 2024. Don’t miss your chance to secure one of the few remaining spaces and capture breathtaking moments in the stunning locations of Botswana, Kenya, and Madagascar. Join us for an incredible adventure filled with unique photographic opportunities.

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Antarctica Snow Hill Emperor Penguin Expedition 2023

Join ORYX Photo Tours on this exclusive expedition to witness the remarkable emperor penguin colony near Snow Hill Island, Antarctica. Experience the awe-inspiring landscape, navigate through dense ice and tabular icebergs, and witness the 8,000 breeding pairs of emperor penguins in their natural habitat. Don’t miss this incredible wildlife viewing opportunity!

April 2023

Re-Introducing Incredible India

The ORYX Photo Tours team are more excited than ever to re-introduce our clients to India, an absolutely remarkable and diverse country! Having led safaris to India for more than 12 years, we have garnered intimate knowledge, best photo opportunities, luxurious lodges and team of local guides, to ensure our clients have an exceptional safari experience of a lifetime.

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Kenya – Black Leopard Photo Safaris 2023 & 2024

ORYX is proud to present you with a wildlife photo safari to the Laikipia region of Kenya, as we embark on an exciting journey to photograph one of the most special big cats in Africa – the gorgeous Black Leopard.

Botswana – Photo Tours in 2023

The ORYX Photo Tours team has designed two cost effective Wildlife Photo Tours offering incredible value for money to famed areas in Botswana that are well-known for their diversity in landscape, wildlife species and photographic opportunities to enhance your wildlife portfolio and safari experience.

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March 2023

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India – Tiger Photo Tours in 2024

Welcome to India, a vivid kaleidoscope of colors, sounds, and flavors. From diverse landscapes to rich cultural experiences, India is an unparalleled destination for travel and photography. With astounding ruins, magnificent architecture, and abundant wildlife, it is a dream come true for photographers seeking unique opportunities.

Uganda – Great Apes & Wildlife Photo Tours in 2024

The ORYX Photo Tours team has designed an enticing photo tour to the “Pearl of Africa” that takes you to the edge of Lake Victoria in search of the Shoebill, to the famed savannas of Queen Elizabeth National Park for the tree-climbing lions of Ishasha and the rainforests of Kibale for chimpanzees and Bwindi for the mountain gorillas.

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Madagascar Photo Tours in 2023

Explore Madagascar, the “laboratory of evolution,” where exceptional fauna and flora have evolved over millions of years. Embark on a thrilling photography tour, capturing the island’s legendary lemurs, colorful chameleons, endemic birds, and unique flora. Join ORYX on one of our Madagascar Photo Tours in 2023 for extraordinary encounters and capture stunning images.

February 2023

Svalbard Photo Expeditions In 2023 & 2024

Svalbard’s breathtaking landscapes, with snowcapped mountains, glaciers, tundra, and fjords, set the stage for capturing the formidable Polar Bear and other wildlife wonders. Choose from four seasonal variations of Svalbard Photo Tours, each showcasing the magnificent beauty of this region. Embark on an unforgettable photography adventure in Svalbard’s splendors.

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Antarctica Photo Expeditions in 2023

Choose which tour option is for you! Maybe it’s our Classic Antarctica Expedition which includes visits to Falkland Islands & South Georgia, or a fly-in photography expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands. Interested in the Antarctica Peninsula for photographers only? We have you covered…

January 2023


The ORYX Photo Tours team has designed both mixed group and Women Only photo tours to Brazil which visit the planet’s largest tropical wetland: The Pantanal. A fantastic selection of wildlife awaits the avid photographer, however one creature has an aura unlike any other in the region, and that is the breath-taking Jaguar.

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sabi sands photo tour


We are pleased to announce that we are offering cost effective safaris to both the Sabi Sands and Madikwe Game Reserves. The Sabi Sands and Madikwe are two popular game reserves in South Africa known for their wildlife and safari experiences. The Sabi Sands is a private game reserve and is well-known for its high population of big cats such as lions and leopards as well as other wildlife such as elephants, rhinos…

December 2022


As the year comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for your continued support and for choosing to travel with us. We are grateful for the trust you have placed in us and for the many wonderful experiences we have shared together…

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November 2022

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This Black Friday we’re offering deals on select tours in 2023 to Africa, Madagascar, Asia, and South America. Filled with a myriad of wildlife photographic opportunities and experiences that will get your camera shutters working overtime, we recommend you do not delay in securing your place on one of our fantastic photo tours now!

October 2022


Join us on an enticing photo tour to the “Pearl of Africa” that takes you to the edge of Lake Victoria in search of the stupendous Shoebill, to the famed savannas of Queen Elizabeth National Park for the tree-climbing lions of Ishasha and the tropical rainforests of Kibale and Bwindi Impenetrable for chimpanzees and stars of the show, mountain gorillas…

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September 2022

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ORYX Photo Tours is pleased to announce that we are offering 2 new departure dates for our scheduled “Vanishing Tribes of the Omo Valley Photo Tour” in 2023!This is one of our most popular cultural photo tours that showcases the rich colours, intricate designs and eye-catching ornaments that characterise the bodily adornments of the Suri, Karo, Hamar and Mursi tribes…


The Great Migration is one of nature’s grandest spectacles. Ann estimated 1.5 million Wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of Plains Zebra follow the rains in search of the better-quality grazing. Kenya’s Masai Mara and Tanzania’s Northern Serengeti provide an amphitheatre to view this sensational occurrence…

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August 2022

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New Tour: Bhutan – Exploring its Ancient Culture

This Bhutan photo tour’s highlights will include cultural photo sessions with the unique and distinct Layap and Brokpa people, the annual Paro festival, which is one of the best ways to experience the ancient living culture of Bhutan, as well as visits to picturesque dzongs and monasteries, including the impressive cliff hugging Tiger’s Nest.

It’s the Season to be on Safari

Do you fancy waking up on Christmas morning to vast, animal-filled vistas in Kenya, game drives in South Africa for superb Big 5 viewing? How about trekking Uganda and Rwanda’s Mountain Gorilla? It’s time to forgo your usual haunts for this festive season and journey with your family, friends or as a solo traveller to one or more of your dream destinations with our ORYX Custom Tour Department!

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July 2022

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Tribes of the Omo Valley Photo Tours 2023 & 2024

Limited spaces – Ethiopia’s Omo Valley is truly a cultural photographic treasure trove! Home to such resplendently decorated tribes as the Mursi, Karo, Hamar and Suri, ORYX’s photographic cultural tours to the Omo Valley showcase the rich colours, intricate designs and eye-catching ornaments that characterise these amazing peoples and gives a fantastic overview of this enthralling region.

Join ORYX CEO, Marius Coetzee in Svalbard 2023

This is the expedition for wildlife photographers who want to travel in a small group and turn their cameras towards Arctic wildlife and dramatic, winter-scapes. Marius Coetzee, ORYX Co-founder & CEO, will be guiding our Classic Photo Expedition III which runs from the 4th to 14th August 2023 onboard the M/S Origo.

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June 2022

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Borneo is the world’s third largest island and conjures up images of a wild forest paradise where Orangutans, gibbons and colourful birds roam the Bornean jungle. We will visit some of Borneo’s most famous wildlife sites including Sepilok, the Kinabatangan River, Tabin Wildlife Reserve and Danum Valley – the latter protecting a piece of one of the oldest and tallest tropical rainforests in the world!


With a stunning array of attractions, incredible game experiences , first-class accommodations, fine wines and delicious cuisine, very few destinations on the African continent are able to compete with South Africa’s beautiful natural heritage.As a year around destination with an abundance of sights and activities on offer, travel to South Africa has long been, and will continue to remain, a must-experience destination for every type of traveller.

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May 2022

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It’s nearly mid-way through 2022, and travel plans for 2023 are already underway! We have chosen a select few of our most-popular photo tours to showcase and tantalise your travel-tastebuds, photographic visions and creative curiosities! From Africa’s most-iconic big cats and great apes, to the jungles of Borneo and Svalbard’s winter wonderland…


Africa’s greatest natural spectacle is on the move! Whether in Tanzania or Kenya, here are our tours dedicated to your photographic rapture…

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April 2022

Okavango Delta safari


Whether a seasoned traveller, intermediate or new, packing for a new photographic destination can be daunting! We’ve made it anything but… From clothing to fitness, your ORYX Photo Tours Leaders to recommended photo gear, we’ve got you covered.

March 2022


Madagascar has been one of our most popular photo tour destinations over the past 10 years. We are thrilled to announce that the island is officially open for travel again, and the ORYX team looks forward to taking you to experience Madagascar’s enthralling natural splendours with camera in hand!

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Mashatu Game Reserve

PHOTO SAFARIS 2022 & 2023

Due to popular demand, we are excited to announce that the ORYX Photo Tours team has added an additional Mashatu – Hides & Predators Photo Tour to our 2022 Scheduled Photo Tours Calendar! Limited to only 3 guests and 1 ORYX Photo Tour Leader.

February 2022


The ORYX Photo Tours team has designed both mixed group and Women Only photo tours to Brazil which visit the planet’s largest tropical wetland: The Pantanal. A fantastic selection of wildlife awaits the avid photographer, however one creature has an aura unlike any other in the region, and that is the breath-taking Jaguar

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Chile’s borders are open!LAST MINUTE SPACES 2022 & SPECIALS

Book a last minute space to photograph Pumas in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Patagonia.
US$1,000 off per person sharing!
x3 Spaces Available.
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Join ORYX Senior Leader and East African expert Penny Robartes in search of iconic images in arguably 2 of Africa’s most famous wildlife sanctuary’s; Ngorongoro Crater & southern Serengeti

January 2022

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Our Uganda – Great Apes & Wildlife Photo Tour takes you to visit the famed Queen Elizabeth National Park to search for the famed tree-climbing lions of Ishasha, Kibale Forest for its Chimpanzees and the legendary Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for the gentle giants and certainly the stars of the show: Mountain gorillas.

Savute & Khwai: Wildlife Photography Hotspots

Discounts on single and twinshare accommodation for 2022! As one of Africa’s most sought-after safari destinations, Botswana has a lot of camps and areas that offer photographic safaris, however we have hand-picked two that have consistently delivered the goods – Savute and Khwai.

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December 2021

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Thank you for your Support

As we reflect on the year that was, it is safe to say that it was a year of challenges, but also of growth, hope and joy. And also excitement…The excitement of hosting safaris and of sharing the magic of the incredible destinations we offer. In 2021, we hosted tours in South America and in multiple destinations in east, central and southern Africa. But we couldn’t have done it without you.

Chile’s borders are open! Time to get planning

Patagonia is world-renowned for its incredible natural beauty, and it is here where the elusive Puma can be found more reliably than almost anywhere. The tour commences in April which offers us a very good chance to witness and photograph the lives of these secretive cats. Get US$750 off! Only 2 Spaces available!

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November 2021

Black Friday 2021

Black Friday Photo Tour Discounts

This Black Friday we’re offering deals on select tours in 2022 and 2023 to Africa, Madagascar, Asia, South America and Europe. Filled with a myriad of wildlife photographic opportunities and experiences that will get your camera shutters working overtime, we recommend you do not delay in securing your place on one of our fantastic photo tours now!

Turning Black Friday Discounts Green!

As Black Friday has become a symbol of overconsumption and overproduction, we encourage you to join us as we support Green Week. Each ORYX photo tour includes a combination of important national park levies, conservation, community, and education fees as well as donations to key conservation projects. We are offering discounts on select photo tours…

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October 2021

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Africa’s Best Predator Safaris – Last Minute Travel

As October draws to a close and the end of 2021 lurks just around the corner, we can’t help but look ahead as 2022 comes blazing into sight!We have 2 safaris that offer just the excuse to get travelling in the coming months, the first a celebration of life as one year ends and another begins, and the second a feast of predator action without the crowds!

Women Only Photo Tours 2022 & 2023

ORYX Photo Tours and Penny Robartes have designed our Women Only Photo Tours to offer women with a thirst for exploring exotic destinations with camera in hand the ability to travel together. These tours are designed to allow like-minded ladies to learn and feel empowered to be creative in an environment of camaraderie and support of fellow women photographers.

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September 2021

Pumas of Patagonia

Chile’s borders are open!

Near South America’s weather-battered southernmost tip lies a vast and wild land that sprawls across Argentina and Chile, and is home to fantastic mountain peaks, huge steppes, glaciers and icefields. And some incredible animals! This area – Patagonia – is world-renowned for its incredible natural beauty, and it is here where the elusive Puma can be found more reliably than almost anywhere.

Join ORYX Co-founder & CEO Marius Coetzee as he returns to Svalbard!

If you are a wildlife photographer looking for glorious lighting conditions, Arctic wildlife and snowy, winter-scapes, a Svalbard Winter Photo Expedition is just the trip for you! We are very pleased to announce that Marius Coetzee, ORYX Co-founder, will be guiding…

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August 2021

South Georgia Photo Tour 2023

…What sets this photo tour apart from “standard” tours to South Georgia is that this one is focused on photography, thus landings will be timed so that guests get to photograph in the best light conditions. Longer stops will be scheduled when going ashore compared to traditional trips in order to provide participants with enough time to get excellent pictures.

Best of the Mara Migration Photo Tour 2023

The Great Migration is one of nature’s grandest spectacles as an estimated 1.5 million Wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of Plains Zebra follow the rains in search of the better quality grazing. Kenya’s Masai Mara provides an amphitheatre to view this sensational occurrence, and with plains covered in mighty herds and the adrenaline-filled sight of wildebeest plunging through the Mara River…

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July 2021

Photo Expedition 2021 & 2022 – Antartica & South Georgia


Our voyage traverses some of the most productive regions of the Southern Ocean, notably the Falkland and South Georgia Islands, both of which are renowned as among the richest of all Subantarctic islands. South Georgia’s rugged beauty is worthy of Antarctica itself…

Private luxury safaris to Botswana

This is Botswana in its truest sense; a wildlife utopia that offers some of the finest game viewing in Africa and is crowned with small, intimate, luxury camps that offer high standards of accommodation, cuisine and service. Botswana is home to some of Africa’s largest tracks of wild land and is renowned for offering a selection of the best wildlife photography experiences on the continent..

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June 2021

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Kenya – The Best of the Mara Migration Photo Tour 2021

The Great Migration is one of nature’s grandest spectacles as an estimated 1.5 million Wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of Plains Zebra follow the rains in search of the better quality grazing. As international travel continues to recover, this may be the only time to capture the Mara’s splendours with minimal tourists.

Botswana – Savute & Khwai Photo Tour 2021

As one of Africa’s most sought-after safari destinations, Botswana has a lot of camps and areas that offer photographic safaris, however we have hand-picked two that have consistently delivered the goods – Savute and Khwai. This is one of ORYX’s more popular tours, and with guests emerging with wonderful portfolio’s year on year.

May 2021

South Luangwa Safari

South Luangwa Photo Tour 2022

Dubbed “The Valley of the Leopard”, South Luangwa has one of the highest densities of Leopard in the Africa, making it an immediate drawcard for wildlife photographers and, with the beautiful game-filled landscape being relatively untouched by humans, it is as a consequence still authentically wild and provides an exhilarating safari experience. Our Photo Tour takes place in September 2022..

East Africa Travel Updates, May 2021

Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda are some of our most-loved and desired destinations for tours ranging from relaxed honeymoon and families safaris through to hardcore wildlife photographers. With COVID restrictions being revised and updated regularly, ORYX Photo Tours presents to you an easy to read list of travel updates for Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda as of the first week of May 2021.

April 2021

Polar Expeditions in 2022 & 2023

The Polar regions and its mysteries are, and will always be, intriguing and captivating to us. Historic accounts detail the extraordinary journeys heroic adventurers undertook to discover these lands but today, we no longer undergo the dangerous and perilous journeys that past explorers underwent. Advancement in technology has allowed us access to explore further into the Polar regions in extreme comfort…

Destination Spotlight: Uganda

There is an African safari destination that offers more than just the enthralling, quintessential holiday that you may have become acquainted with in Kenya, South Africa, Botswana or Tanzania. It is an equatorial nation that adds experiences that are tactile, where the smells of the mountainous, forested landscape fill your nostrils as you stretch your legs and walk to your quarry. This is Uganda…

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Botswana Photo Tours in 2021 & 2022

We have designed two cost effective Botswana Wildlife Photo Tours offering incredible value for money to famed areas that are well-known for their diversity in landscape, wildlife species and photographic opportunities. From endangered and threatened species such as African Wild Dog, Roan Antelope and Cheetah to the much-desired Leopard, Lion, Elephant and bird life…

March 2021

Escape to South Africa on a Photo Safari

South Africa boasts some of the worlds top game reserves that offer other wildlife experiences and activities that without a doubt, certainly rank as some of the best in Africa.Wildlife photography and Conservation activities are our choice activities here, and now they can be yours too!

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Working Remotely & Living Your Safari Lifestyle

“In the current world of technology where meetings take place over Zoom or Microsoft Teams, and where in many cases we are forced to work “remotely”, I can truly say that operating directly from the calmness and beauty of nature has had a profound change on my outlook related to both entrepreneurship, and how and from where I manage ORYX Photo Tours…”

February 2021

Big Cats Photo Tours in 2022

It’s time to convert those dreams into plans, and look ahead to travel in 2022! The team at ORYX is working hard to reignite the excitement of travel and is striving to make planning your next adventure a breeze. We are breaking up our 2022 scheduled tour offerings into themes which highlight specific attractions. This month’s theme encapsulates destinations where the captivating presence of the big cats leaves its mark!

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Londolozi Photo Tour

SA Resident Special: Leopards of Londolozi & MalaMala

Come and enjoy a photo safari experience par excellence at Londolozi & MalaMala Game Reserve with ORYX CEO and Co-founder Marius Coetzee that will leave you with a plethora of images and experiences… particularly of Leopards! These special rates will never be repeated! 

Kenya Wildlife Photo Tours 2021 & 2022

Dreaming of visiting Kenya? Join ORYX on one of our carefully crafted tours that are designed to maximise photo opportunities and also to enjoy the sights, sounds and serenity that comes with a getaway to the safari icon of East Africa!

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Photograph Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctica is surely the ultimate destination! The scenic settings are as magnificent as any on earth, and the scale of nearly everything is grand, to say the least. Complementing these astounding vistas are vast colonies of majestic penguins, brash skuas, giant albatrosses, weird sheathbills, languid seals and feeding whales that all add life to the region’s stark and amazing beauty.

January 2021

Brazil – Finest Jaguar Photography on Earth

Within the planet’s largest tropical wetland we find some of the most spectacular concentrations of wildlife in South America. Birds are abundant, and a fantastic selection of interesting wildlife awaits the avid photographer; such as the captivating Jaguar.

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masai mara photo safaris

High Covid-safety practices in Kenya

If you have the itch to travel and want the best safari experience, honestly, the time is now. We will never again experience Kenya without the masses again. The time to visit Kenya, and fall in love for the first time, or again, with Africa’s most celebrated safari destination, is undoubtedly NOW. As my 45-day Kenyan photo safari draws to a close…

December 2020

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thank you from all of us at ORYX Photo Tours for your support this year! It has meant the world to us, and we are looking forward to working together more in 2021. Wishing you and your families a wonderful Christmas and every success in the New Year!

To our esteemed guests

We would like to take this opportunity to extend a heartfelt thank you for your continued support. We couldn’t do it without you… the photography, wildlife and cultural experiences, travel and laughs that we are so eager to share with you would not be possible if we didn’t have you, our guests…

November 2020

SADC specials – Africa awaits!

We have compiled a list of African destinations that are offering incredible discounts to SADC residents at present, so the time to take advantage of sensational rates and tick off some bucket list destinations is now!

Lions of Lamai

The Lamai area is a hidden gem of the Serengeti National Park. It is fairly remote, being located in the far north of the Serengeti and is really only realistically reachable by way of flight. Hemmed in by the Isuria Escarpment to the west, the Mara River to the south, and the Kenyan border to the north, this is a slice of paradise indeed.


October 2020

Jaw dropping scenery and coastal wildlife of south-east Alaska!

Beginning in Sitka, we will cruise the calm marine waters towards Glacier Bay, one of the highlights of this cruise. Our boat has access to permits (very sought-after) allowing entry into Glacier Bay National Park.

Incredible tiered discounts with ORYX’s Big Cats

Enter the realm of the big cat with ORYX’s Big Cats of the World Photo Club!

Join ORYX Expedition Leader and CEO Marius Coetzee as he returns to Svalbard!

With Marius as photo tour leader, participants are guaranteed a high degree of photographic tuition on board a small ship with dedicated, highly experienced expedition staff.

Subscribe & Win

With recent studies showing the mood enhancing benefits of watching nature on television, we would like to introduce you to the relaunch of our YouTube channel. We will be hard at work adding more quality content, so subscribe and enjoy!

The Art of Bird Photography

Birds are a widespread group of vertebrates that everyone will bump into on a daily basis, and with 10,000 plus species on Planet Earth displaying a huge amount of variety in size, form, colour and habits, there is a lot of potential to enjoy photographing them.

September 2020

Re-launching South Africa

South Africa’s tourism industry has been through a tumultuous period brought on by COVID-19 and the associated lockdown, and we are most excited that South Africa’s international borders are beginning to open on the 1st October 2020! ORYX is offering 2021 set departures in a back-to-back fashion to 3 strategic areas in our wonderful nation, allowing wildlife photographers a range of complementary experiences.

Marataba Rhino Conservation Photo Safari

Marataba is an exciting property that represents a fresh approach to ecotourism and we are most excited that guests will get to roll their sleeves up and participate in the actions that will help threatened species, in situ!

Ethiopia – Borders Now Open

The arrival of the Ethiopian New Year, or Enkutatash, brought some good news for travellers as the East African nation declared borders open for international tourism.

Exclusive rewards on these premiere photo tours

Join us at either Duba Explorers Camp or Selinda Explorers Camp on an ORYX Photo Tour, and select from a list of HPH Publishing titles any number of books to the value of R3,000!

Polar Packing Guide

Embarking on a polar expedition is a monumental and thrilling journey into a land of true wilderness. But what clothing items should you pack? This preparation is as important as your expedition itself, and we are here to make it as seamless as possible for you.

South African Resident Specials

Whether you are looking for a long weekend with a loved one, or a short break with the family, our South African Resident Rate Specials will stretch your hard-earned cash a little further while helping you to get out and enjoy our natural heritage!

August 2020

Let’s discuss your travels in 2021

With 2021 virtually around the corner, it’s time to look at dates, and we have tried to make your life a bit easier by highlighting which ORYX set departures have minimal spaces remaining.

Celebrating Women’s Month

Firstly, let’s look at the role of females from a wildlife perspective.

Time to get away!

Escaping from the hubbub of city life into nature is likely to be at the forefront of most of our minds, especially given the near on 5 months that South Africa has been on lockdown.

July 2020

10 Years of Dreaming!

This is the journey of ORYX, founded 10 years ago with the simple vision to share this dream in creating the world’s premier photographic safari company

Save with ORYX

As ORYX nears a milestone next week – our 10th birthday – we will be launching the latest in a set of exciting specials, namely our “Plan Ahead and Save” promotion.

Tailor-made Destination Management

Transforming our guest’s dreams into experiences that will remain with them in abstract form as memories.

Exclusive Safari Specials to East Africa

The time to travel is now! Many countries are devoid of tourists currently, and this presents some amazing travel opportunities!

Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Photography

Let’s Dream of Gorilla Trekking

There is nothing like it – photographing Mountain Gorillas is unique. It is an animal encounter bolstered by an emotional connection

June 2020

MalaMala Game Reserve

In existence since 1927, this massive, thriving tract of land offers the most exciting wildlife photographic safari this side of the equator.

MalaMala Photo Safari
Svalbard Photo Tours

Let’s Dream of the Polar Regions

As far as the inhospitable regions of our planets are considered, few are as truly challenging as the polar regions.

Dreaming of Big Cats

You may ask yourself, why have we created a program designed to see a number of the world’s big cats? What is it about big cats that makes them so special?

Big Cats of the World
Let's dream of Ethopia's Omo Valley

Ethiopia’s Omo Valley

This fast-developing nation fortunately retains much of its cultural distinctiveness, with out primary area of concern being focussed on Ethiopia’s cultural photographic opportunities in the south of the country.

Lets Dream of exotic India

A profusion of rich colours. An explosion sound, of music and laughter. A surfeit of smells and tastes. A vivid kaleidoscope of cultures, sights and experiences virtually unparalleled in all the world – this is India!

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May 2020

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Being in the Moment

As we near our 10th birthday, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all the guests that have travelled with us since the inception of our company. We would be nothing without you, and we would like to express our gratitude to all ORYX’s clients that have been part of our exciting journey thus far.

Lets Dream of Iconic Kenya

ORYX offers a range of excellent value scheduled options to Kenya that boast superb photographic opportunities for wildlife and culture, comfortable accommodations and smooth logistics that come from hard-won experience.

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Dreaming about far away places

The medium of photography can perform more than a documentary function. It has the potential to inspire. Enjoy this selection of images that provoke a sense of awe and inspiration.

Lets dream beyond isolation

Thank you to all who participated in our #escapetheisolation photo competition. After much time spent going through each submission, our judges Marius Coetzee, Penny Robartes and Kirsten Frost have selected an overall winner!

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Win a Safari!

We have got some exciting news for you! Today we start a new sweepstake where your entry stands a chance of winning a six-night stay in Kenya’s Masai Mara. This incredible prize is valued at US$8,860.

April 2020

Missive from Mauritius

To paraphrase an oft used quote – it is not the strongest that survive, nor the most intelligent, but those most adaptable to change. ORYX prides itself on its dynamism and adaptability, and we are working smart to ensure that we will be ready to offer you, our esteemed client, our world-class photo tours when global travel restarts.

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South Africa Photo Safaris

Lets dream about Africa

With the pandemic changing the world around us, we need to find the positives and look to the future. The weakening currency of certain African countries, and low airfare specials are making future travel bookings more affordable.

Awaken your Senses

Today we have something very different to share with you. No matter where you might find yourself today, we hope that our collection of soundscapes can transport you into these natural settings for a brief moment.

Borneo Photo Tour
Snow Leopard Photo Tour

Escape The Isolation Photo Contest

In order to spread inspiration through photography during this time, we would like to present to you our #ORYXescapetheisolation photo contest.

March 2020


As a company we’ve decided to be a voice of inspiration and positivity in these uncertain times. We hope that by doing this we can lift the spirits of those who are feeling down, and inspire you to continue dreaming.


Life of Predators: A Photo Safari in Kenya’s Masai Mara

Various antelope, Wildebeest and Zebra give birth, whose offspring become easy prey for the vast numbers of predators, some of whom may have also just given birth to new cubs and pups. This provides for some fantastic photo opportunities as there are many more mouths to feed.

February 2020

The Endemic Wildlife of Madagascar

Endemic Wildlife of Madagascar Photo Tour
Mongolia Photo Tours

Eagle Hunters & Cultures of Mongolia

Join us, come and live in a ger camp and fill your lens with the vibrant sights that await in Mongolia!

January 2020

WELCOME TO #ORYXwomenoftheworld

From trekking Mountain Gorillas in Uganda, to Leopards in South Africa, India’s colourful culture and ancient architecture, to Botswana’s famed Delta and inhabitants, Kenya’s Masai Mara predators, there is no limitation to where our vision and cameras can take us.

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Borneo Photographic Safari

Explore Borneo

“A Borneo photo safari has been high on my list for a long time. Finally, the draw of the orangutans got too much and I booked my trip. The tour had a great mix of driving, hiking and boat trips but the high points were definitely seeing the orangutans in the forests!” – Emma Healey

December 2019

Thank you for the year!

Wishing you and your families a wonderful festive season and every success in the New Year! May your 2020 bring many special moments, epic shots and new adventures your way – The ORYX Team

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November 2019

Black Friday Photo Tours

Black Friday

Don’t miss these Black Friday deals on select wildlife and culture photo tours in 2020!

October 2019

Wildlife of the Pantanal

The Pantanal – the world’s largest tropical wetland and is home to some of the most spectacular concentrations of wildlife in South America.

Wildlife of the Pantanal
Mashatu Botswana Photo Safaris

Mashatu – Hides & Predators Photo Safari

Mashatu is a land where huge herds of Elephants roam free, where the roar of a Lion punctuates the night, and where ancient and mighty Baobab trees tower like swollen sentinels over the wild savanna.

Tigers and Snow Leopards

Photographing the Royal Bengal Tigers of Ranthambhore and the stealthy Snow Leopard of the Himilayas are incredible experiences that leave photographers in awe, sending shutter speeds into overdrive and making memory cards full. Don’t believe us? Read more to find out!

Tigers and Snow Leopard Photo Tours 2020

September 2019

Grab The Last Spaces on These Photo Tours!

Looking for a last minute photographic getaway? Look no further than these upcoming small group tours, offering incredible photographic opportunities, incredible value for money and hands on photo tutoring from some of the best Photo Tour Leaders in the business.

Ultimate Amazon Photo Tours

With the constant threat of human expansion and interference, the freedom to visit the remote parts of the Amazon and photograph its treasures found deep in the jungle may sadly cease to exist in the near future. With such a limited window of opportunity, now is the time to travel to Ecuador and explore its natural wonders before it’s too late.

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August 2019


New Tour – Zambia’s Ultimate Leopard Photo Safari

The Luangwa Valley is a remote African safari gem often overlooked in favour of its more well-known neighbours Tanzania, Kenya and Botswana.

However, Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park is one of the last remaining unspoilt wilderness areas and possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa – a claim which is not an overstatement!

It’s Our 9th Birthday!

To thank our faithful guests for all the support over the years, we are offering discounts on some of our most popular scheduled photo tours: Brazil, Borneo and Botswana. Each destination boasts splendid wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities, and as always, hands-on photographic tutoring is provided courtesy of an experienced ORYX tour leader.

July 2019

New Tour – Wrangel Island Photo Expedition

Untouched by glaciers since the last ice age, this Wrangel Island may have been the last place on earth where mammoths survived and is today a treasure trove of Arctic biodiversity with a rich natural history.

Discover Far East Russia with ORYX Photo Tours in conjunction with Heritage Expeditions as we uncover the stunning wild North Eastern Siberian coastline.

Aquatic Jewels & Southern Beasts of the African Wild

We are proud to present two brand new scheduled photo tours to the wildlife saturated Sabi Sands region of South Africa and the Jao Concession in Botswana’s Okavango wetland paradise.

June 2019

15% Discount on Final Spaces

Antarctica is the ultimate destination for photographers that are looking for a portfolio filled with captivating landscapes and wildlife interactions that are found nowhere else on the planet! Grab the last remaining spaces on our Classic journey as we take you to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Madagascar – Endemic Wildlife Photography

“I have been on many tours around the world and yours was the best!” – Terry Jackson. Madagascar has been one of our most popular destinations over the years, and one that we recommend wholeheartedly to any itinerant wildlife photographer.

Svalbard – Land of the Great White Bear

Svalbard is the best place on earth for photographing Polar Bears, thanks to the incredible lighting and close wildlife proximity that one gets on these expeditions.

Wildlife Photo Tours of India

The wildlife-saturated national parks of Ranthambore and Kaziranga are famous for their iconic Asian species. If wildlife photography is your thing, then India should without a doubt be on your bucket list!

May 2019

Snow Leopard Photo Tour

Photograph the worlds rarest cat – the snow leopard

In conjunction with the same guides and trackers as BBC’s Planet Earth II, this tour takes you into the heart of the Himalayan Mountains, which supports the world’s highest concentration of Snow Leopards.

RAW Kenya – Travel to the birthplace of Safaris

The Masai Mara National Reserve is a photographer’s haven as it is teaming with some of Africa’s most sought-after and quintessential wildlife and landscapes. As a year-round safari destination, each season has its own captivating show waiting for you!

Kenya Photo Safari

April 2019

#ORYXearth The Waorani Amazon Jungle Resistance

“We are Waorani and we have always lived in the Amazon rainforest. For thousands of years we have defended our territory from trespassers. As a warning, our ancestors left crossed palm-wood spears on trails to give would-be invaders a chance to retreat.

March 2019

Time-Travel To Kenya’s Lake Turkana

Located in northern Kenya, Lake Turkana is truly an ‘off-the-beaten-track’ destination which offers amazing cultural photographic opportunities. Its tranquil and halcyon atmosphere is truly surreal, and perfect for the escapist photographer. 

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