Julian Parsons
African Wildlife Photography


Explore the continent of Africa

As a professional nature guide and wildlife photographer I specialize in conducting memorable photographic safaris to some of Africa's top photographic destinations. Enjoy the pleasures of small group travel (groups not exceeding 6) and the personal assistance and training, in the wonderful art of wildlife photography. I offer a range of set travel itineraries to selected destinations around the African continent, as well as my services as a private guide for groups, or families, who are interested in exclusive guiding services. If my set tour itineraries are of no interest to you then please do not hesitate to contact me as we can chat about designing your very own custom tour itinerary. Hope to hear from you soon!

    8 nights, 9 days - Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa Combo
    8 nights, 9 days - South Luangwa National Park - For the photography fanatics
    6 nights, 7 days - South Luangwa National Park - Affordable Rates!
    6 nights, 7 days - Lower Zambezi National Park - Explore a pristine African wilderness

Specialist Photographic Safaris

Are you a photographer or wildlife enthusiast eager to experience an African photographic safari of a lifetime? If so, then you have come to the right place. You can choose from a selection of personally-designed tour itineraries, which I have carefully compiled to cater for the needs of photographers at any skill level; or let me custom design itinerary based on your personal area of interest, budget and duration of the trip.

Current Destinations:

Pristine Zambia

Personally, Zambia is a country close to my heart and therefore it is my specialty! Zambia, celebrated as one of Africa’s finest and wildest safari destination, should without a doubt be a topmost priority on any nature lover/wildlife photographer’s bucket list. Drawing its name from the mighty Zambezi River, Zambia is celebrated for its large untouched national parks and pristine wilderness areas; its breath-taking scenery; super friendly locals; and the unsurpassed game concentrations rarely seen elsewhere in the world. An estimated 30% of the country has been selflessly reserved for Zambia’s diverse fauna and flora. There are 20 unfenced national parks and 34 GMAs (game management areas) of which Kafue, South Luangwa and the Lower Zambezi national parks have been ranked among the finest and most pristine wildlife sanctuaries in the world.


8 nights, 9 days - Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa Combo

An exploration of two of Zambia's most pristine wildlife sanctuaries

  • ACCOMMODATION: Very Comfortable En Suite Safari Tent
  • HIGHLIGHT: Enjoy breathtaking sunset boat-cruises on the Lower Zambezi River, offering some outstanding world-class photographic opportunities.
  • HIGHLIGHT: Experience intense concentrations of mammal species along the banks of the Zambezi and Luangwa rivers, as well as their surrounding oxbow-lakes.
  • WHAT'S INCLUDED: Domestic flights; accommodation; all meals; all drinks from the bar excluding priemium liquors and wines (drinks included at Chongwe only!); two game viewing activities per day; a daily laundry service; photographic coaching; government service charges and park fees/levy at current rate - prices are subject to change
  • TRAVEL DATES: You choose your own! Best time of year Sep - Oct. Please note, my guiding services are fully booked until the beginning of September. Bookings for September 2016 and onwards are welcome!
  • RATES FROM: $800.00 per person per day Sharing

8 nights, 9 days - South Luangwa National Park

For the photography fanatics!


6 nights, 7 days - South Luangwa National Park

Affordable Rates!


6 nights, 7 days - Lower Zambezi National Park

Explore a pristine African wilderness!


Private Guiding and Safari Planning

This is an ideal option for families or small groups of photography-enthusiast wanting to learn the ins-and-outs of capturing beautiful wildlife images. Or even for the African travel enthusiast out there looking to have an experienced guide show them the way... The beauty is, you leave all the planning up to me! Contact me and we can discuss the planning of your customized tour itinerary. Or choose from my recommended photographic safaries, When possible, I offer great discounts for group bookings.

About me:

Born in Kwazulu-Natal and raised near Cape Town, I’m a coastal soul with an affinity for nature and a love for anything outdoors. In early 2010, I escaped the hustle-and-bustle of city living and began my career as a nature guide, immersing myself in the beauty and diversity of the untouched lands of Southern Africa. My experiences as a guide have developed and refined my style as a wild-life photographer, igniting and fueling my passion for fine-art.
Through my guiding career, I journeyed through the untouched beauty of KwaZulu Natal's Maputaland wetlands, enjoyed the bushlands of Botswana and the serenity of the Namib desert. My most recent adventure led me to the untamed and primal lands of Zambia where I spent a year capturing the beauty of wildlife along the mighty Lower Zambezi River. These experiences have been both invaluable and significant in impacting my life, my perceptions and my growth as a wildlife photographer.