Group Safaris 2023

There are two types of group departure, and you can find out more about those by clicking on our “About our Safaris” page. The groups will often fill some time in advance, but waitlists are always available in case of late drop-outs or cancellations. Please let us know if you wish to be considered on for any of those. Current status you see on this page does not include those who are holding a space, so in some cases a trip might have less places than is shown as we are just awaiting the form. Otherwise, this page will give you a good idea of availability at any one time. To enquire about any spaces on the following photographer-guided trips, please contact either:


All trips are fully covered and bonded (although…we don’t do flights to/from the start/finish points!), as per the information later on this page (see “our commitment”).


Congo: The Dark Heart Safari

D1: 5-13 March; D2: 13-21 March

Group size 4; guided by Andy Skillen

Available: D1: FULL; D2: 2 spaces


Grizzlies of the Nakina 

D1: 30 July – 7 August; D2: 6 – 14 August

Group size 10; both trips guided by Andy Skillen

Available: D1: FULL; D2: FULL


Alaska: Kings & Queens of Katmai

1 – 9 September 

Group size 6; guided by Andy Skillen

Available: FULL 


Kodiak: Land of Giants 

9 – 17 September

Group size 6; guided by Andy Skillen

Available: FULL

In-depth Zimbabwe 

D1: 22 Sept – 1 Oct; D2: 1 – 10 Oct

Group size 4; guided by Andy Skillen

Available: D1: TRIP FULL; D2: TRIP FULL


Arviat: polar bears: on foot 

Oct 29-Nov 5

Group size 6; guided by Andy Skillen

Available: TRIP FULL



The Magic of Mana

17-25 September

Group size 4

Available: TRIP FULL

*unguided groups are non-photographer led. For more information on our types of trip, refer to the “About our Safaris” page.

*All prices are quoted as per person based on two people sharing accommodation. Single rooms/cabins/tents are available on some trips, but please enquire at the time of booking as a single supplement will almost certainly apply.

Our Commitment

FaunaVista LLP (Andy Skillen Photography) is a company committed to customer satisfaction and consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, and in accordance with ”The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations 1992” all passengers booking with FaunaVista LLP is fully insured for the initial deposit, and subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation form. The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of FaunaVista LLP. This insurance has been arranged with Affirma a trading brand of MGA Cover Services Limited (registered address Farren House The Street, Farren Court Cowfold West Sussex RH 13 8BP, company registration: 08444204 authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority registration number 678541) under a binding authority with the insurer CBL Insurance Europe Limited (registered address 2nd Floor 13-17 Dawson Street Dublin 2 Ireland, who are authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority registration number 203120) .

In the unlikely event of insolvency, you must inform Affirma (MGA Cover Services Limited) immediately on +44 (0) 20 3540 4422. Please ensure you retain your booking confirmation form as evidence of cover and value.

FaunaVista LLP is a proud member of ‘The Travel Vault’ – promoting excellence in small scale, bespoke adventure travel.

Policy exclusions: This policy will not cover any monies paid back to you by your Travel Insurance or any losses which are recoverable under another insurance or bond.