LOCATION Woburn Safari Park, Bedfordshire
TIME 13:00 to 16:00
Group Size 7
Guide for Event David
Fitness Level Light walking, little walking is needed as you are taken round in vehicles for the majority of the session
Camera Experience Beginners: suitable for all levels
Disability Access You will need to be able to walk short distances and get in and out of a 4×4 vehicle
Suitability Wild Arena workshops are not suitable for children under the age of 14 years old and a full paying adult must accompany any under 16’s.
  •  Fully Escorted session with VIP access to the safari park animals
  • Small group ensuring each guest has a window seat
  • Entrance to the Safari Park
  • Refreshments
  • Photographic Guide
  • PDF Handout
Not Included
  •  Camera
  • Spectators unavailable to join the group
Time of Year March to November (weekends and school holidays are only available in October, November and March, excluding Easter should that fall in March)
What we aim to cover We try to tailor all our sessions to suit our guests, so we do not always cover all the topics depending on the individual needs. Typical topics we can cover in this session are: Coming off Auto, exposure modes, auto focus modes, white balance and composition ideas.

Ok so we appreciate it’s not quite ‘real’ Africa but for those of us who can’t make it there or even for guests planning a safari, this is a great workshop to try your hand at photographing large impressive animals from vehicles.  The real beauty of safari park photography on these sessions is the unrivalled access to the animals in large open enclosures, whilst being fully supported by an experienced keeper and photography guide.

So, if you hanker after those wonderful pictures of animals in far off continents or really want to get some good advice from experienced photographers, before taking that dream holiday, then this really is a must for you.

Wild Arena has long had ties with a number of Safari Parks and Zoo’s as we are just as passionate about animals as we are the photography. This long history gives us the knowledge and experience to make these days run smoothly plus the ability to concentrate on those subjects we believe will make the best images on each individual event.

The Wild Arena/Safari Park guides will be on hand throughout the session to ensure everyone has the support they need and will be happy to answer questions on the photography challenges or the animals we are meeting.  The group will enjoy special VIP access to the animals to ensure we get the best chance for pictures through the session.

The focus for the session will be looking to get into the best possible situations for photography and the guides will work hard to put everyone in the right position.  With the help of the keepers, off road Land Rovers and special access, we will be able to deliver opportunities simply not accessible to normal park visitors.  This is a small group event with the photographic guide driving a vehicle with just 2/3 guests and the keeper driving the long wheelbase Land Rover with 4/5 guests.

During our Safari Photography Workshop, we will visit a variety of animals including Wolves, Bears, Monkeys, Rhino, Wildebeest, Zebra and finishing with a special session with Woburn’s group of Lemurs.  All our sessions have been organised as afternoons to give us this special access, but the day also includes entrance to the park, and you will be free to spend the morning exploring the park before your event begins.  Please note it is possible that during the winter season, the park may not be open to the public, so non escorted access outside of the event timings will not be possible at these times.

Woburn Safari Park

Woburn Safari Park is situated just south of Milton Keynes and has a fantastic range of species in over 300 acres of parkland.  Opened in 1970 the safari park is part of the EEP (Endangered Species Programme) and ESB (European Studbook) breeding and housing endangered species among others.  The park supports many worthwhile projects including the International Elephant Foundation and Wildcats Conservation Alliance.

13.00: Arrival at the main Safari Park entrance.

13.15: Tea/Coffee and a briefing on getting the best from your pictures.

13.45: Photography session around the reserves. We will see a variety of species likely to include: Rhino, Antelope, Wildebeest, Zebra and Monkeys.

16.00: Summary & Close.

Guests will have the start of the day to spend at leisure in the park, if it is open. (It is possible that during the winter season, the park may not be open to the public, so non escorted access outside of the event timings will not be possible).

PLEASE NOTE: Our itineraries are listed as a guide and we may need to alter them depending on unforeseen circumstances, weather conditions or the availability of the subjects. Start and finish times are fixed to enable transport planning.


Please note we cannot run these events on weekends or School holidays between April (or Easter if it is in March) and September, due to the high visitor numbers at the parks.

22.04.23 – fully booked


How to Book

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 5 reviews
December 9, 2017

An absolutely fantastic experience! I’d like to do it again. Very well organised and always with safety and the welfare of the animals in mind. 10/10!

September 30, 2018

I did this a few years back, was an amazing day, would love to do it again when finances permit.

October 18, 2018

Great day with David and his Woburn team. As close as it was safe to go and lots of good knowledge.

May 25, 2019

2nd visit to knowsley with wild arena. Wild cat experience and the half day macro, both visits very informative and more than happy with the very friendly atmosphere thanks to David and Janet..

April 12, 2022

I just wanted to say a huge thanks for a truly memorable afternoon spent at Woburn Safari Park with your photography team.
David and Richard were both so knowledgeable and informative aswell as showing such love and respect towards the animals we met.
It was truly humbling and made an experience that will never be forgotten….to get up so close to the beautiful animals was amazing.
Thank you again

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