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Wildlife Painting Safari, Zambia with Hazel Soan

5th - 17th October 2016



Capture the earthy tones and essence of wild Africa with leading wildlife artist Hazel Soan, at a time when the plains are teeming with wildlife


Fly from London to Luangwa National Park

10 nights at Mfuwe Safari Lodge

9 full days painting in South Luangwa

Instructional painting holiday with sketching on game drives and teaching back at the lodge

Suitable for all abilities

Hazel in The Mara 2015

Painting in The Masai Mara 2015



Wildlife Painting Safari, Zambia with Hazel Soan

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Lion by Hazel Soan

Lion by Hazel Soan

This is an instructional painting safari. Hazel Soan will be with you every day helping you translate your experiences in to evocative wildlife paintings and capture the character of the local people in some portrait studies, with individual guidance and group demonstrations. You will be able to paint every day back at the lodge in between the morning and afternoon game drives. You may decide to forgo the afternoon game drive some days to allow more painting time. Your safari jeeps are open sided with canvas canopies. A local village textile company and school will be visited hopefully enabling you to do some portrait painting and encouraging the children to draw too. Hazel Soan will be working in watercolours but all mediums are welcome. This painting safari is best suited to intermediate students.

Hazel - Mara workshop

Workshop session in the Masai Mara 2015



Hazel Soan lions

Lions by Hazel Soan

Hazel Soan Giraffe

Giraffe by Hazel Soan




Artist Hazel Soan

Hazel Soan is a versatile and talented artist. She is an excellent teacher and her enthusiasm and love of Africa are infectious. Her wildlife paintings capture the earthy tones and characters of species. Her African portraits are a splash of colour and brilliantly portray the emotions of people. Hazel has a warm and generous spirit of and travelling with her in Africa is something really special.

Luangwa 3

South Luangwa’s wildlife–filled plains offer outstanding wildlife painting, particularly just before the rains commence in November. Its remoteness, species diversity and scenery makes South Luangwa one of the most worthwhile wildlife experiences in Africa. South Luangwa is Zambia’s best protected area in terms of the diversity and density of species it supports. The Luangwa River is its lifeblood. Along its course you will see pods of hippos and plenty of crocodiles. It flows all year but in the dry season it is the numerous ox-bow lakes where wildlife viewing is at its best. On the wide open plains impala, puku, bushbuck, kudu, Roan antelope, hartebeest, reedbuck, Cookson’s wildebeest, waterbuck, Thornicroft’s giraffe, Crawshay’s zebra and buffalo graze, and prides of lions and packs of wild dogs hunt. Leopards, of which there are many, mainly hunt in the dense woodland and herds of elephants wade through the marshes. The birdlife is also tremendous with over 400 species to look for. We believe this to be the first ever organised painting safari to South Luangwa. Bush walks are available for anyone wishing to experience nature up close.

Luangwa 8


Mfuwe Lodge is a luxury lodge with 18 wooden and thatched chalets overlooking a lagoon and hippo pool. There is an open plan reception, lounge, bar and dining room. It is not uncommon for two well-known elephants to plod through the lobby to eat the fruit from a large mango tree! The lodge has an outdoor pool and broad timber deck overlooking an oxbow lagoon, perfect for painting from.Mfuwe lodge 1

Mfuwe 4




Price per person : £5,995  / US$9,300

Single supplement : £ 500 / US$775

Number of students : 10 – 14

This holiday is offered in association with The Artist Magazine 


Wildlife and lodge images courtesy of the Bush Camp Company

Wildlife Painting Safari, Zambia with Hazel Soan

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