ORYX in a Nutshell
ORYX Worldwide Photographic Expeditions was born by our sister companies Rockjumper Worldwide Birding Tours and Indri Ultimate Wildlife Tours. In response to a rapidly growing passion for photographic safaris amongst naturalists worldwide, we have teamed up with the best professional photographers and photographic tour leaders in the industry to create one of the world’s finest photographic tour companies, geared specifically for both amateur and professional photographers alike. Our office team has been facilitating tours for over 12 years and we pride ourselves in offering exceptional service and unsurpassed customer satisfaction. We only employ the very best personal for every aspect of your expedition, from enquiry all the way through to tour leadership. Our reputation speaks for itself and the majority of our clients return to us for further adventures. Our enthusiastic and professional team is here to provide you with an unforgettable experience in the world’s most-loved photographic destinations.
Our Tour Leaders are all award-winning and passionate photographers who genuinely love sharing their journeys and experiences 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 cultural, mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian and botanical expertise.
Our Tour Types:
Our Classic expeditions are the backbone of our business in which we utilize the best available accommodation most convenient to photographic localities. Our maximum group size is 6 participants with one professional ORYX Expeditions leader (except on ship cruises).
Our Ultimate expeditions offer stylish and luxurious accommodation, especially chosen for their charm and exemplary guest services. This, combined with small group sizes (max 6 participants), an unrushed schedule and appreciated little extras, all add up to a superb wildlife photographic experience.
Our Custom Expeditions are one of our key strengths and we take particular pride in tailor-making your ultimate wildlife, bird and nature photography safari. Contact us for a non-obligatory quote, and we will design the perfect tour to meet your exact requirements; be it a fun and relaxing educational experience for your family, or hard core photography with a specific intention in mind.
Our Office in Pietermaritzburg provides the necessary capacity to keep abreast of the complex arrangements that efficient and organized travelling requires.
Our Tour Costs are very reasonable and we offer excellent value for money without compromising on quality. Our policy is not to earn huge mark-ups on any particular departure, but rather to focus on service satisfaction and thereby build a dedicated client following who regularly return on our tours. All prices are quoted in US$; pp refers to “per person” and ss to “single supplement.”
Our low Client to Expedition Leader Ratio ensures that our leaders are able to provide one-on-one tuition, as most of our expeditions have a maximum of only 6 to 8 participants, thereby offering a very personalized experience.
Our Conservation Initiative includes activities undertaken by the ORYX Conservation Fund. A portion of the fees from each tour sign-up is used solely to support vital conservation projects that aim to conserve some of the world’s most threatened fauna and flora.
Our Loyalty Programme includes a 10% discount on every 5th full tour booked with ORYX. We also offer a $300 discount to anyone who signs up for two back-to-back, full ORYX safaris. This is designed to assist clients who wish to travel for longer periods and make the most of arduous and often expensive flights to distant parts of the world.