Zanzibar Workshop - Solly Levi

The Zanzibar Archipelago, located in the Indian Ocean 15 miles off the coast of Tanzania, is a breathtaking spot to escape from the world. You’ll enjoy clear, turquoise-blue water; shallow sandbars perfect for wading; and many small, nearly deserted islands virtually unvisited by tourists. Explore the World Heritage Site of Stone Town, Zanzibar City’s old quarter. Or just go beach to beach between tiny fishing villages—each one's better than the next.

This tour is for photographers and non photographers. During our trip of the island,  we will  learn how incorporate lighting conditions to create dramatic photos. How to capture the atmosphere of a particular scene and how to compose a photograph to get the maximum effect. We will learn some basic principles in Lightroom for post processing and general discussions about our day to day photography.

Group Size:  6-10

Who is it for:  

Beginner, amateur, enthusiast, semi-pro and pro photographers DSLR, mirrorless, compact or iPhone cameras

What's included:

Professional photographer | guide

Photo walks & discussions

Post processing editing lessons.

Hotel Accomodation

Boat trip and entrance fees

All breakfasts, Lunch at the Rock and Dinner at Emerson Spice.

Private driver & guide

Price: 2600 USD.

Date:  15 to 22 June 2020.  5 spots left.

What's not included:

Visas,  flights to Zanzibar, Insurance, drinks during meals, meals where not mentioned, tips.


Stone Town:  Swahili House, Dhow Palace Hotel

Nungwi:  Nungwi Dreams

Pingwe: Kae Funk

Day 1:   Pick up at airport and head to Stone Town to Swahili House Hotel.  We meet and talk about our itinerary.  Welcome drinks at the bar and a great opportunity for sunset shots.

We stay the night at Swahili  House Hotel.

Day 2:    After breakfast we walk around Stone Town where we will have photo opportunities on every corner and each location we visit.  We will visit  the Darajani Historical Market,  the Palace Museum, the elaborately carved wooden doors of Stone Town  (cultural roots of Zanzibar), The House of Wonder (in front of) Forodhani Gardens, and the old slave market.

We stay the night at Swahili House Hotel.

Day 3:  After breakfast we head towards Nungwi  at  the north of the island.  This is the best beach on the island.  We will be take advantage of the tides on the west part of Nungwi to photograph its changing landscape.   We will also walk around the local villages to capture daily life in Zanzibar.  

We stay the night at Nungwi Dreams Hotel.

Day 4:  In the morning we will take a boat trip to the atoll of Mnemba island for snorkelling and swimming.  We will shoot underwater in the crystal clear waters of the atoll and learn about the over/under water photography.  In the afternoon we will walk towards the light house.  We will also do some drone photography around the pier on the west side of the island.

We stay the night at Nungwi Dreams.

Day 5:  We head towards the famous Rock Restaurant in Pingwe.  We will stop on the way and take pictures of villages and beaches along the coast.  We will have a late lunch at the Rock Restaurant.

We will then head to Michamvi at Kae Funk hotel for sunset shots. Later in the evening we will head to the beach for astro photography and capture the Milky Way.

We stay the night at Kae Funk Hotel.

Day 6:  We stay in the Michamvi area and take a tour in a an old Dhow style boat around the mangroves.  We will then relax and have the day free.

Day 7: We head towards Jozani Forest to photograph the red  colobus monkey native to the island.  We will also do a walk in the mangrove forest.  We will have a guided tour in this amazing forest.  

We then head back to Stone Town  where we will have a free afternoon and meet for sunset on the roof top of Emerson Spice hotel overlooking Stone Town.  We have a spectacular five course meal on top of the hotel.   We stay the night at Dhow palace hotel..

Day 8: The tour ends and we will bid you farewell.

I  hope to have raised your awareness and sparked your creativity so that you go home with images to be proud of.

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