I have taken Steve Segall on safari twice in the last 3 years. He prioritises photography right up alongside great sightings and a classic safari experience so is a pleasure to have on any trip. He’s just as happy sitting watching mongooses foraging in the leaf litter as he is photographing a leopard – or 3 in the case of this safari! – feeding on an antelope carcass. He kindly wrote a report of his trip and sent me some of his photos.

After a wonderful safari with British photographer, Ed Selfe, in the South Luangwa in 2014, it was an easy decision to return in 2016. This time round I was accompanied by my two adult daughters who, like me, love the African bush and have previously enjoyed safaris in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa. Once again, we had an outstanding trip. Over the course of six days we saw literally everything there is to see in Africa, not least 9 different sightings of leopard. As before, Ed proved to be an outstanding guide and photographic expert ensuring opportunities to capture what we were seeing were optimised. On the last day, while viewing yet another leopard, my eldest daughter leaned across and whispered into my ear “why have we ever bothered going anywhere else?” – a question I found quite pertinent!

“During one morning’s tea-break in an ebony grove, a young elephant bull decided to approach us. He was actually very well behaved and only took a little encouragement from me to continue on his way – Ed”