Drawing the Elephants Child - Painting Holiday in South Africa

Painting Holiday in South Africa & Botswana

Drawing the Elephant’s Child

With Mary-Anne Bartlett

15 – 25 February 2020

Per person sharing from: £3,445

Painting Holiday in South Africa & Botswana

This is a slow-paced safari of ancient African landscapes filled with diverse and wonderful wildlife in some of Southern Africa’s more remote locations and best kept secrets…

Our 10-night journey starts in the wild north of Kruger National Park in the private Makuleke Concession, before following the path of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘great grey-green, greasy Limpopo’ inland to the Land of Giants in Botswana’s Northern Tuli Reserve.

We explore superb scenery; colossal baobabs and big skies, rocky outcrops, dramatic gorges, lush riverine forest, palm-fringed pans, and endless savanna plains.

Painting Holiday in South Africa & Botswana

The pages of our sketchbooks will be saturated with images of lime-green fever tree forests, quietly flowing rivers with lazy hippos, elephants and elephant shrews, richly marked nyala antelope, and with luck cheetah and lion!

The variation of landscape and habitat supports a myriad of birds; spot the ‘big six’ – Kori bustard, Pels fishing-owl, Saddle-billed stork, Martial eagle, Ground hornbills, and Lappet-faced vulture as well as a countless smaller, dazzling species – shrikes, rollers, kingfishers and bee-eaters.

The reserves we visit are also breeding areas for endangered species, such as eland, African wild dog, cheetah and black rhino.

Painting Holiday in South Africa & Botswana

We will be travelling towards the end of the summer rains when temperatures are comfortably warm and there is the possibility of the odd thunderstorm.  It’s a particularly beautiful time of year in Tuli as the smattering of rains transform the normally dry and dusty landscapes into a floral wonderland!

We will stay in just two camps to minimise internal travel and spend as much time as we can painting.

Our lodges offer spectacular views and good old-fashioned African hospitality and comfort.

Painting Holiday in South Africa & Botswana

In Kruger National Park our base will be Pafuri Camp in luxury safari tents each with a private verandah overlooking the Luvuvhu River.  In Botswana, we stay at Tuli Safari Lodge – a gorgeous little retreat in a ruggedly beautiful wilderness.

Each of the camps have plenty of different seating areas and spaces to relax and enjoy the wonderful setting in between activities, as well as a pool to cool off on balmy days.

For the most part, we will explore the wildlife areas by vehicle, but we will also have the opportunity to do walking safaris.  In addition, at Tuli Safari Lodge there are several hides where we can sit and quietly observe and paint animals as they come to us.

Tour costs from per person sharing: £3,445

Single supplement: £1,094

Enquire now on +44 01394 382235 or info@artsafari.co.uk