If a trip to the islands of Galapagos or the savannas of Africa happens to be on your bucket list, it’s probably pretty important that, when you do go, you do it right. The scenery has to be magnificent, the wildlife has to be abundant, and the photos have to capture it all perfectly. And if there happens to be a few other memorable activities thrown in too, well, you’re probably not going to be mad about it. If all of this sounds spot on, it might be time to start packing your bags, because the perfect package for you is here. Exodus Travels has teamed up with accomplished wildlife photographers George Kourounis and Stig Brondbo to offer their once-in-a-lifetime Africa Lunar Photo Safari and Galapagos Photographic Charter adventures, designed to sharpen your photography skills.
Africa Lunar Photo Safari
In this spectacular 21-day excursion, renowned explorer and TV personality George Kourounis leads you all around majestic and richly cultured southern Africa. Stops include the gorgeous port city of Cape Town, Namibia’s astonishing desert landscapes and wildlife parks, Botswana’s immense inland delta, and the glorious Victoria Falls on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. And with incredible activities like wine tasting, witnessing the grandeur of the “Lunar Rainbow”, safaris in Etosha and Chobe, and climbing the world’s highest sand dunes, it’s hard to imagine how this trip could get any better.
About the Photographer
George Kourounis is kind of epic. Among the list of “firsts” that he holds is a National Geographic expedition (which he led) where he became the first person to reach the bottom of the Darvaza flaming gas crater in Turkmenistan. No big deal. As for his photography, you can catch his sensational pictures featured in print media around the world. With his help, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be going home with pictures as legendary as the trip they were taken on.
Dates: June 21st-July 11th, 2017
Starts at: $4,645
Galapagos Photographic Charter
If it was the mention of the Galapagos Islands that piqued your interest, Exodus’ 10-day adventure is sure not to disappoint. Led by elite Norwegian travel photographer Stig Brondbo, the trip features a totally unique, First-Class Catamaran charter around Isabela, Rabida, and Genovesa Islands. Fur seals, lava fields, blue and red-footed boobies, cactus forests, giant tortoises, volcanic craters, sharks and rays, mangrove lagoons, and turquoise waters are all on the spectacular list of things you’re promised to see. Between this, and the addition of workshops, you’ll have the opportunity to take enough amazing photos to fill an entire album.
About the photographer
Stig Brondbo grew up with an admiration for nature that carried through to adulthood. From photos of the breathtaking Northern Lights to diverse species of whales, he has seen his work published in various travel and dive magazines and all of Norway’s major newspapers—among many others. You’ll absolutely be in good hands on your Galapagos adventure with Brondbo.
Dates: November 3rd-12th, 2017
Starts at: $6,665