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Wildlife and Travel Photojournalism

Upgrade from an enthusiastic amateur photographer to an aspiring professional. Learn how to make money from Wildlife and Travel photography whilst experiencing incredible photographic platforms in Africa

Wildlife & Travel Photojournalism Training Program

Africa Media’s wildlife and travel photojournalism program is a 4 week experiential learning program that guides photojournalism students into the heart of wild Africa. At its core, the program aims to develop a new generation (of all ages) of professional wildlife photojournalists capable of traveling the world and capturing images and telling photographic stories that captivate and engage audiences.

The program pairs students with some of Africa’s top professional photojournalists who will act as both your guides and tutors, sharing their industry knowledge and photographic skills with you as you explore the incredible wild places and photographic platforms so unique to Africa.

Over the 28 days program, students will journey to over 10 different photographic platforms that include wildlife safaris, animal sanctuaries, and some of the country’s top ecotourism expeditions, such as great white shark cage diving. On each expedition, students will focus on different aspects of photojournalism, including the advanced photographic techniques that are guaranteed to capture the essence and story of the subjects you are documenting.

In addition to the incredible photographic safari, students will also be coached on succeeding in the industry of wildlife and travel photojournalism as a professional. During interactive lectures and practical workshops, students will delve into the world of becoming a professional photojournalist, including identifying and researching great stories, understanding and capitalising from a diverse range of revenue streams, and building and maintaining a professional network that will open the doors of the world to you.

Flexi-booking special

Africa Media is offering a ‘Flexi-booking’ special during the challenges of Covid-19. When booking with Flexi-booking, you are able to secure your spot at a $250 discount and only choose which month you will attend when you are comfortable you can travel safely and securely.

Program Fees




28 day program

Photographic tuition

12 days wildlife / travel expeditions




Local travel


Program dates
  • 1 – 28 May
  • 1 – 28 June
  • 1 – 28 July
  • 1 – 28 August
  • 1 – 28 September
  • 1 – 28 October
  • 1 – 28 November


Alumni Reviews

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Rating of Average of 9 on a total of 8 Ratings
Haleigh Hume
Best experience of my life

I participated in the Wildlife and adventure photography internship during June this year (2014) with Africa Media, and can honestly say I had the best experience of my life. With apprehension and fear before and during my first arrival, Oceans staff helped me settle in and feel right at home. I can honestly say my knowledge and photography skills have developed in ways I have never imagined; I left Africa a more advanced photographer with a colorfulread more

Samantah Oh
My passion for wildlife photography flourished

I was a wildlife & Adventure Photography intern during this past March and April (2013) months, during which my passion for wildlife and adventure photography truly flourished. Unlike most standard 8-5 desk job internships, we spent much of our days out on an African safari, surrounded by beautiful wonders, photographing the ‘big-5’ at “Work!”. What more could you possibly ask for? Being thrown into such a dynamic environment, my creative success as aread more

Matt Nelson
more different kinds of wildlife than I’d ever seen in my life!

I was not sure entirely what to expect when I first went to South Africa for my photography internship in July 2012. The description mentioned great whites – of which I had a particular phobia at the time – so I was quite nervous about what it would entail. In the two months I spent there, I not only overcame my fear to cage dive with great whites, I also had the opportunity to interact with elephants and cheetahs; see most of the big five on gameread more



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Discover what Africa Media’s wildlife and travel photography month long internship program entails.



View a selection of our wildlife and travel photographic portfolios produced by the photography alumni



Explore stunning game reserves, sanctuaries, and ecotourism photographic platforms on the program

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