Sally Hinton Wildlife Photography

Mashatu Game Reserve 2017
Mashatu is a Game Reserve situated in the far eastern corner of Botswana. It is renown for its photographic hides. I spent five days in Mashatu over Easter 2017 and had some amazing wildlife encounters. The Elephant hide was simply amazing - we spent two incredible mornings in the hide with a non-stop flow of elephants coming into drink both days.These magnificent elephants towered above us as they splashed and drank the water as close as 3 meters away - we could hear the water splashing into their tummies as they drank. Watching the babies playing in the water and interacting with others youngsters or older elephants was truly beautiful - all from within the safety of the hide! Isak Pretorius and Janet Kleyn were our tutors with C4Images and they were both exceptional!
"Northern Lights Workshop" - First Light Tours
I joined the "Northern Lights Workshop" with Andy Long from First Light Tours in March 2017. Andy came recommended to me and I am extremely happy to recommend him and the tour to anyone interested in seeing the amazing Northern Lights in Alaska. Andy taught us how to photograph this amazing spectacle and also how to enjoy it as well! Our accommodation in Fairbanks was great and the little log cabin in Wiseman was just gorgeous!
Mashatu Game Reserve 2015
Mashatu is a game reserve situated at the easternmost point of Botswana, at the edge of Zimbabwe and South Africa. It is famous for its photographic hides.
We visited the elephant hide early one winter’s morning and while we waited for the elephants to arrive we were entertained by flocks of red-billed Quelea. Eventually the star attractions arrived. It amazed me how quiet they are – you cannot hear them approaching. One minute the waterhole was empty and suddenly their huge shapes appeared and we were spellbound!
Iconic Images International
Dennis Glennon owns Iconic Images and our Mashatu photographic safari was superb! Brilliantly organized and coordinated and we were all made to feel very special!
Isak Pretorious
Isak is an amazing photographer, his specialty is birds, but he does a brilliant with all the wildlife! He was a winner in one of the bird categories in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the year competition - the world's most prestigious wildlife photography event! Isak also has a quirky sense of humour and a passionate love for wildlife all of which are part of his teaching skills!
Abraham Joffe
Abraham was our videography tutor at Mashatu and he has a gift at imparting his skills and passion for what we were filming - in this case African wildlife!
World Photo Adventures
I travel and learn with a small group of hobby photographers under the leadership of Professional photographer Darren Leal. Darren, Julia, Pearce and Frazer Leal are based on the Sunshine Coast and provide friendly, well organised and exciting photographic tours to some of the most amazing parts of the world ("World Photo Adventures")! I cannot recommend them strongly enough - please check out their website for details.
Alaska Adventure Unlimited
Corky Champagne of Alaska Adventures Unlimited was our host on a recent visit to Alaska (July 2012) and she was briliant - I cannot recommend her highly enough! I intend to revisit Alaska in the winter to see the Northern Lights one day and fully intend booking through Corky and World Photo Adventures!
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has the Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya and is a wonderful organisation specialising in the rearing of baby orphaned elephants and Rhinos and helping them eventually return to the wild. It is privately owned and depends on donations to support their cause. Please check out the website. I have visited the orphanage and it is a truly amazing place!
The House of Waine
Beautiful secure small boutique Hotel in Nairobi. The House of Waine is a great place to start a safari in Kenya. The staff were fabulous, helpful and friendly. The rooms hinted at it's colonial past. I intend to return!
Pom Pom Camp Botswana
The Camp is located on Pom Pom Island in a private concession situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta and on the head waters of the Xudum river system. The area lies on the western boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve and offers superb Okavango scenery and a true Okavango wilderness experience.
The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre - previously known as the De Wildt Cheetah Centre.

The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre conserves, breeds and reintroduces indigenous endangered species back into their natural habitat. Their specialty of course is the beautiful Cheetah! The Centre is a couple of hours drive outside Johannsesburg, South Africa. You are able to visit the centre and also assist by adopting one of these magnificent animals!
Kepama Buffalo Camp
Reminiscent of a traditional African safari camp, Kapama Buffalo Camp offers a unique and intimate experience in the African bush. It is ideal for discovering big game Africa in true safari tented style without compromising on comfort.

Ten luxury newly build canvas tents, each sleeping two, are set on wooden decks built on stilts over a steep-sided riverbank. Wooden walkways interconnect the rooms, which are all in the upper reaches of tall riverine trees. The river below rarely flows and antelopes are seen daily walking along the sandy riverbed. Each tented room has all the usual comforts of electricity, en-suite bathroom, safe, writing table, wardrobe, low impact climate control, mini-bar and tea/coffee facilities.

The communal areas of Buffalo Camp are on the riverbank, where gardens of succulent aloes and euphorbia are tended around the thatched bar, dining room, pool terrace and campfire. But the thick African bush is just a glance away, inhabited by animals like lion, hyena and jackal whose calls can be heard in the dead of night. Lanterns, rather than electric lights, glow at night under the trees, creating a special intimate ambience particular to Buffalo Camp.

With a maximum of 20 guests at Buffalo Camp, special attention is paid to personal service and the staff become like friends. Kapama Buffalo Camp is a truly authentic way to experience the African bush.