If none of the afore-mentioned Photography Expeditions apply to your wishes, or you do prefer to travel privately rather than in a group, I am more than happy to custom-build your own photographic safari of dreams.
Based on 10+ years of experience in photographic story-telling and conservation across the entire African continent and beyond, I will personally craft your dream itinerary for you. In the past 3 years only, I have spent 60+ weeks in Kenya, Zambia and Botswana and I know the countries and its people inside out. This has generated an in-depth understanding of seasonality, geography, animal behavior, photographic opportunities, light, and of course wildlife conservation.
You tell me where you want to go, and I make sure you will not only return home with an incredible collection of images, but even more so with a story to tell your grandkids one day.
Building your own privately guided itinerary allows you to travel into the most remote corners of Africa, where almost no one goes. But it also allows you to stay at the most high-end luxury destinations, away from the crowds. You travel at your own time schedule without taking into consideration other expedition members. So whether it’s a Family Safari with a photographic twist to it, a group of friends, a father and a son, or just yourself, I’m ready to build your expedition of dreams.
Having a personal professional photographer to guide and tutor you during your trip, is the best possible way to improve your skills and return home with mind-blowing images.
My main focus in Africa centralises around a few countries: Kenya, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, Uganda and Rwanda. But I’m also very experienced in Patagonia, on the Argentinian side as well as the Chilean side, focusing on a combination of landscape and wildlife photography.
Next to wildlife oriented photographic safaris in Africa, I also custom-build human-interest photographic safaris to India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.
I do have an extensive network of aerial safari operators & pilots with whom I have been working for almost a decade. So if you are looking for aerial adventure in one of the above-mentioned African countries, you came to the right place.
Pie Aerts is a Dutch documentary and wildlife photographer with a sincere interest in human/wildlife coexistence stories. Through his lens, he examines the intricate relationship between animals, humans and nature and, as we become increasingly distant from each other and ourselves, he uses photography to search for the cause of this disconnect.
He’s the founder of Prints for Wildlife, a fundraising platform that since its inception in 2020 has generated 2.1mio dollars for conservation and believes art can be an incredibly powerful tool to restore the disconnect. Pie also serves as Canon EMEA Ambassador, Gitzo Ambassador and Hahnemuhle Ambassador.