"I have just arrived back from a fantastic 2 week photography expedition to Zimbabwe and Botswana organised by Steve Allen Travel & Wildlife Photography. I signed up to the trip with Steve 12 months ago - this was to be for me a 'once in a lifetime  trip' and a chance for me to travel to places I had only previously dreamed about. Although now a full time professional lifestyle, portrait, pet and wedding photographer, my background is in biology, particularly ecology, and the chance to combine my scientific interest with my photography was a chance that I could not let pass me by".

"Steve's organisation was exceptional - every detail of the trip was carefully planned and communicated in an extremely efficient way.  Steve provided a comprehensive itinerary describing everything that we would be doing day by day.  There was no doubt that this was to be a serious photography trip and not in any way a relaxing holiday!  Being up before the crack of dawn every day enabled us to capture the whole wildlife experience and allowed us to photograph so many of the things that are missed on ordinary 'package' safaris. The safari guide organised for us by Steve (Gavin Blair - www.gavinblairsafaris.com) is one of the best in Africa and he got us 'up close  and personal' with the animals. We were often in amongst the animals - almost in touching distance at times, for hours on end, observing and photographing their interactions and behaviour. This would never happen on 'package' safaris!  The accommodation was just perfect - luxurious with great food and the people at the lodges were so friendly".

"Steve's enthusiasm for photography is so infectious - it was fabulous to spend time in the company of like-minded professionals who get the same 'buzz'  from the situations presented to us.  This was very much a working trip for me as well as fulfilling the dream of a lifetime.  Be warned - Steve's trips are intensive, exhausting at times but extremely fulfilling and totally amazing!  You certainly get fabulous value for money!  I now have in excess of 8000 exposures to edit and know that I have some amazing images to show for my time in Africa. The whole experience was exceptional, exciting, adrenalin pumping at times (!)  and has left me craving more.  I have already booked onto Steve's trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos in 2011 and it just won't come fast enough!  This has opened the door of a whole new area of photography for me"    Lesley Wood, Lesley Wood Photography - 01925 212133 - www.lesleywoodphotography.co.uk

"Photographing wildlife has always been a dream. A dream that not only became a reality, but was also an amazing and totally brilliant experience too! After replying to an email looking for enthusiastic wildlife photographers, I found myself signed up for my first trip to Africa (hopefully first of many). The trip was organised to perfection by Steve Allen Travel & Wildlife Photography. I embarked on what was to be a contrast of heart pounding thrills and calm moments, such as being very close to lions in Savuti or our boat trips amongst the wonderful reeds and water lilies in the Okavango Delta.  Elephants, Hippo's, Crocodiles, Giraffe, Buffalo, Lions, Jackal, Impala, Kudu and even a Leopard all awaited our arrival, along with an abundance of other wildlife and colourful birds".  
"Steve’s choice of guide is one of Africa’s best.  With 25 years experience and his very own light aircraft to fly us between destinations, Gavin Blair (of Gavin Blair Safari’s), ensured our trip lived up to Steve's comprehensive itinerary and beyond!"
"Gavin’s vast knowledge and understanding of absolutely everything that lives and breaths in the African bush was only matched by his enthusiasm for getting us exactly where we needed to be to photograph all kinds of wildlife at very close quarters. He then passionately imparted all that knowledge and understanding… plus a whole lot more!   Being up before sunrise, out all day in the bush and back after sundown gave us the best opportunity to maximise every moment of our trip…... our days were simply 12 hours of heart pounding excitement, fun and adventure, which has left me and my fellow photographers all wanting more!"
"I cannot thank Steve enough for taking me with him on this amazing experience and in helping me move into this area of photography, which is both enthralling and very satisfying. If something a little more off the beaten track and full of adventure is for you, then traveling with Steve will definitely meet your every expectation.  All meticulously planned, Steve's bespoke trips will take you into areas of the world that will leave you breathless and wanting more"     Sally Edwards - 07870 495 225 - www.sallyedwardsphotography.co.uk