Oryx – Live your dreams
ORYX Photo Tours was born out of our desire to offer the world’s best photographic tours, and developed in response to a rapidly growing passion for photo safaris amongst naturalists worldwide.
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.
Our Photo Tour Leaders are all award-winning and passionate photographers who genuinely love sharing their expertise with others. Our team is amongst the most accomplished wildlife and photographic professionals available, with many years of field guiding experience that is complimented by a wide range of fauna, botanical and cultural expertise. Whilst we guarantee that our Photo Safari Leaders have impeccable photographic skills, they also strive to be personable, professional, friendly, attentive and dedicated to delivering a rewarding and successful photo safari, ensuring you emerge with an incredible portfolio of images from every tour!
Who We Are
WE ARE A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI COMPANY SPECIALIZING IN EXCEPTIONAL WILDLIFE, CULTURAL AND LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHIC TOURS TO SOME OF THE EARTH’S WILDEST AND MOST SCENIC DESTINATIONS, PASSIONATELY PREPARED BY PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR YOU.
Our Classic Photo Tours are the backbone of our business in which we utilize the best available accommodation most convenient to prime photographic localities. We limit our group sizes on these scheduled departures to 6 and on occasion 8 participants with one professional ORYX Photographic tour leader (except on ship cruises).
An ORYX Signature Photo Tour is one that offers a superior experience, be it a small group size or the very finest accommodations and extras for the discerning traveller. These departures take things up a notch, visiting destinations that offer stylish and luxurious accommodations, or even going further to offer a safari to the ends of the earth!
Our Custom Photo Tours are one of our key strengths and we take particular pride in tailor-making your wildlife, landscape or cultural photographic
safari. Contact us we will design the perfect tour to meet your exact requirements; be
it a fun and relaxing experience for your family or hardcore photography with a specific intention in mind.
We invite you to advance your travel experiences with us on an ORYX Experiential Photo Tour. These tours are designed to immerse you in the life and soul of a destination as we connect you on a deeper level with your chosen subject. Spend more time on a particular area
of interest and gain a more meaningful, holistic understanding thereof.
ENJOY A TASTE OF WHAT OUR GUESTS HAVE TO SAY
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!’