From start to finish Oryx was professional and all arrangements were carried out perfectly. Dale Morris, our Oryx photo guide, was so helpful in finally teaching me how to shoot in manual mode - quite the feat I must add. He was attentive in everyone’s needs during the trip and was so funny and entertaining too and made everyone feel welcomed. I will definitely book another Oryx photo adventure.
By joanne m for Brazil - Wildlife of the Pantanal Photo Tour 2023 (Joanne Matson) on Aug 28, 2023
Having travelled to Africa multiple times before and having fallen in love with its wildlife and nature, this was my first photo tour with ORYX. The overall experience was clearly beyond my expectations. From my first email contact with Nicolette, I have felt very welcomed by everyone. Every detail of the tour was well planned and perfectly organized. Given all the rapidly changing Covid regulations, the ORYX team made sure everyone of us was able to meet all requirements and even arranged a Covid testing in the bush while we were on game drive. Returning to the Mara with its abundance of wildlife felt marvelous. Our base for the following six days was Alex Walker’s Serian The Original, a serene and beautiful "classic" bush camp in the best sense of the word with a prime location right by the Mara river, superb food and exceptional staff, who made me feel at home from the first moment. I loved my spacious and comfortable tent by the river and enjoyed falling asleep to the sound of the hippos around every night. Penny, our photo tour leader and photographer, is a real gem. She is an excellent photographer, a brilliant teacher and an inspiring travel companion, always generous in sharing her knowledge, skills and vision. Penny made every effort to ensure everyone was feeling comfortable all the time and assisted whenever necessary. You could feel every moment, that her aim is providing her guests the best possible experience. I owe her a lot of inspiration for my personal photographic development. I’m already looking forward to my next tour!
By Christian V for Kenya – Life Of Predators Photo Safari 2021 on Apr 17, 2021
Fabulous trip, well organised and our tour leader and photographer Penny Robartes was excellent. Good accommodation and locations were also good. Learned a lot from Penny about photography and took some of the best photos I have ever taken. Saw lots of animals and birds. the local guides were also well informed, helpful and excellent overall. In summary this was an excellent trip and will certainly look to undertake further trips with Oryx.
By Debra T for Debra Thoms - Kenya Life Of Predators Photo Safari 2020 on Feb 22, 2020