- SEEING AFRICA FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE -
Combining our vast knowledge of southern Africa's wilderness places with a passion for photography and conservation, we offer the opportunity of discovering southern Africa's most exceptional landscapes, wildlife and cultural experiences through our privately guided safaris.
Please follow this link www.aerial-africa.com to see the full range of safaris and workshops
We offer unforgettable experiences through individual or small group privately guided photo-safaris. Each African safari is designed around immersing ourselves in the unique landscapes and wildlife each region has to offer.
With the need for ever-deeper and transformative travel experiences, we will introduce you to experiences so captivating they will be etched in your memory forever.
In creating each unique adventure, we take into consideration the most favorable destinations in Africa for the time of year of travel, the range of camps available that will suit your safari style and budget, your photographic skills and what tuition we can offer, advice of what photographic equipment to bring on safari, as well as information on health, fitness and travel considerations. Although our focus is primarily photographic we aim at offering an immersive experience for non-photographers where we delve deep into our exploration of Africa's wildest places from above and on the ground.
ABOUT JAN & JAY
Having flown thousands of hours in their specially modified aircraft, Jan and Jay Roode are perhaps better known for their aerial forays photographing Africa from above.
With Jan in the pilots seat and Jay behind the camera; they have spent over a decade photographing some of the most remote and spectacular wilderness areas from above.
Having flown for years over some of the most remote wildernesses on earth, Jan is a highly experienced bush pilot, photographic & film pilot and photographer. As a wildlife and wilderness photographer himself his photographic guiding is second to none. He has been published in prominent international and local magazines and has received commendations in many photographic competitions.
Jay, a qualified conservationist and guide, is widely recognized as one of the most influential female aerial photographers working today. Her critically acclaimed photographs of Africa’s grand wilderness spaces have been featured in press all over the world including GEO, National Geographic Travel, BBC Wildlife, CNN and Wild Travel to name a few. Jay is represented in galleries locally and abroad, and her fine art prints feature in private collections internationally.
She and Jan recently published Aerial Art, a large format coffee table book featuring images from the southern African region and writes consistently for a variety of photographic and wildlife magazines.
Both Jan and Jay were born in South Africa, and were raised exploring and camping in the wilderness. Through these experiences they developed a deep love and enduring passion for African wildlife and its grand open spaces.
Their acclaimed book, Aerial Art, is the culmination of a remarkable journey through Southern Africa photographing the regions most remote places from above. Aerial Art showcases a vibrant collection of wild and enchanting images that convey an intimacy with, and reverence for, the African wilderness and is a reflection of their passion for the conservation and preservation of the enthralling landscapes they have flown over.
Their photography has been widely published in a multitude of magazines including Africa Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, GEO, BBC Wildlife, Smithsonian Nature’s Best Photography, CNN, Wild Travel and the United Nations Environmental Programme.
Their images have received awards in both local and international photographic competitions.