LOCATION Knowsley Safari Park, Merseyside
TIME 09:00 to 15:00 or 09:00 to 12:00
Group Size   1 (you can add up to 2 more additional guests for £25 each)
Highlights
  •  Great opportunities around the safari park with your guide
  • Fully bespoke day
Included
  • Entrance to Knowsley Safari Park
  • Refreshments and Lunch (Lunch only available on the full day)
  • Photographic Guide
  • Handout
Not Included
  •  Camera
  • Specialist food or drinks

Our Base at Park Farm, in the Heart of the 450-acre Knowsley Safari Park provides a perfect location for taking a ‘1-to-1 Safari photography session’. With the help of a highly experienced professional guide and a massive range of exciting subjects we hope to be able to offer a session that will not only yield some rewarding images but also interesting learning opportunities too.

After arriving at the main safari Park entrance you will be met by your guide and tutor for the session and we can discuss a plan for the day over a tea/coffee. We are happy to be flexible with the itinerary to try and accommodate any individual goals you might have and can advise on the subjects that are likely to most productive on any given day. Potential subjects might include exclusive access to the parks Lion, Tiger and Wolf section before the park is open, special organized feeding for the Baboon troop and Elephants, Land Rover access to the reserves and VIP entry to the Equatorial trail enclosure.

Available in bothFull Day (6-hour) and Half Day AM (3-hour) variations, you can choose what option would suit you best. Both options include admission to the safari park and a sandwich lunch is included with our full day event. Half day sessions can also be combined with an afternoon 1-to-1 macro event, or even a mastering your camera 1-to-1 training session.

 

Full Day Itinerary

09.00: Arrival at the main Safari Park entrance where you will be met by your guide and escorted to the Wild arena training center at Park Farm.

09.15: Welcome tea/coffee and a brief discussion on the plan for the day.

09.30: First session including exclusive access to Lion, Tiger, Wolves, Elephants, Giraffe and Meerkats.

12.30: Lunch provided with your tutor.

13.30: Second session with a safari drive visiting the Antelope reserves, Baboon section, White Rhino, Buffalo, Eland and Zebra.

15.00: Summary & Close.

Half Day Itinerary

AM Session:

09.00: Arrival at the main Safari Park entrance where you will be met by your guide and escorted to the Wild arena training center at Park Farm.

09.15: Welcome tea/coffee and a brief discussion on the plan for the session.

09.45: Photography session around the park. We will see a variety of species likely to include: Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Baboons, Rhino, Antelope and Deer.

12:00: Summary & Close.

Guests will have the remainder of the day to spend at leisure in the park, if it is open. (It is possible that during the winter season, the park may not be open to the public, so non escorted access outside of the event timings will not be possible).

PLEASE NOTE: Our itineraries are listed as a guide and we may need to alter them depending on unforeseen circumstances, weather conditions or the availability of the subjects. Start and finish times are fixed to enable transport planning.

Dates are discussed to suit the participant and availability of the guide.

How to Book

To book please add your preferred date to the cart using the drop down calendar icon on the right hand side ‘Book Now’ tab to add to your cart. Please also advise us of the month and best days of the week for you as this date may not be available. For half day sessions add the date to the basket and use the voucher code ‘Half’ to get the correct price at the checkout.

Purchasing a Gift Voucher

If you are looking for a gift for a photographer then why not consider a gift voucher, our gift vouchers are valid for a year and along with our membership are sent as standard with an e-voucher, gift packs are available and these can just be added to your basket from the shop. We currently sell the gift vouchers in £50, £25 or £10 denominations or you can buy an event specific voucher. Simply click through to our shop here to see what is available.

Redeeming a Gift voucher

Wild Arena Vouchers

Your code should work at the checkout so please enter the code when prompted.

Red Letter Days, Virgin, Last Minute, Exhilaration and In To the Blue Vouchers

These vouchers cannot be used on line as we have no way of validating them, please look at the event the voucher is for, under each event there is a date tab at the top of the page, choose a date from the list and remember it (or write it down) and follow the link that is given within the dates tab under the heading Voucher Bookings.

You can also access the voucher booking page by clicking here but you will need to know the chosen date from the ones available.

Membership

Wild Arena is delighted to offer an annual membership scheme with many benefits to reward our regular customers and encourage new guests to participate on our wide range of different events. We offer 2 types of annual membership, at different prices, the details of which are listed in the below.

Annual Membership – £19

Provides our regular customers with a discount of 20% on all our one day workshops, £50 off every tour booking, a quarterly newsletter, priority notice on all new events and special offers on late availability! All the memberships prices are listed next to the standard price on all products on the website. Each new member receives a welcome pack vie email, but if you would like a gift pack please select this from the shop and add to your cart.

Annual Membership Benefits:​

  • 20%  discount on all one day events.
  • £50 discount on every tour booking.
  • Priority notice of discounted late space availability and new events.
  • Quarterly Newsletter.

Annual Membership Plus – £99

Not only provides all the benefits of normal membership, but also the opportunity to book a free workshop from the list below:

Members can choose one of the following events as your free workshop (1 session per year):

  • Macro Photography Workshop
  • Macro Exotic Mini Beast Session.
  • Big Cat Photography Workshop.
  • Safari Photograph Workshop.
  • Summer Evening Safari Photography Workshop.
  • Summer Evening Owl Photography Workshop.
  • Wild Red Kite Photography Workshop.
  • Butterfly Photography Workshop.
  • Butterfly Photography Masterclass.
  • Landscape Photography Workshops.
  • Getting Started with your Camera

Not only does this make ‘Membership PLUS’ outstanding value, it also makes a perfect gift for anyone interested in photography. Each new member receives a welcome pack vie email, but if you would like a gift pack please select this from the shop and add to your basket.

To receive your members discount on website orders, simply use your membership number in the voucher section of the basket and for special offers use the code given on the promotion.

(Please note membership discounts cannot be used in conjunction with Tesco vouchers or other ad-hoc, generic offers as specified).

To purchase members simply click here to go through to our shop.

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
September 15, 2017

I recently had a Safari 1 to 1 day at Knowsley Safari with WildArena, an early 9am start is more than worth it as it meant the first port of call was a behind the scenes visit.to the pride of lions before the park was open to the public, with help from the wilderness guide to get the best from my camera and a keeper to get the best from the lions it meant my memory card was filling up nicely right from the off. After photographing the bachelor males on foot we hopped back into the vehicle to go into the lion enclosure as the price was let out for the day. Positioning for the best shots and offering advice on coping with the fluctuating light conditions Janet was incredibly helpful making sure I didn’t miss anything.
Next stop was up to see the elusive Amur Tigers and we were very lucky to get them out and about for photos. We followed this with a drive around the Safari route ensuring we got the best positions for photos of the large mixed collection of Deer and Antelope en route through to spending time with the Crash of White Rhino including the very bouncy calf Nomvula – her antics are worth the entry fee alone. We then spent some time with the Baboons being able to photograph through the fence in close proximity whilst their keepers put out a feed for them, amazing social interaction and great to see them close up.
After a break for lunch we headed back to the foot safari for an encounter with the African Elephants and Giraffes – both of which we had some of their keepers available to help us ensure we got great access for photos amazingly close.
For me the biggest surprise of the day followed this when we were invited to join the keepers in the equatorial exhibit containing Sitatunga, Capybara and Tapirs,since the keepers brought them some tasty treats we were soon surrounded and when the keepers said to give theTapirs a good rub/scratch as they love it, I’ll admit I almost forgot about photography as I was trying to stop a tapir from falling asleep on my feet with pleasure – they really do love a tickle!!
After this we took a visit to the Iberian Wolves In their lovely new enclosure and although potentially elusive we were very fortunate to see them both and in a good place for some photos too.
Ended the day with a final spin around the safari drive again for a few last images.
The WildArena guide was hugely helpful and informative throughout the whole day with tips and camera help as well as making sure we got into the best possible positions for photographs.
Superb day out, thoroughly enjoyed myself and have a huge number of images to sort. Thanks Guys xx

November 28, 2017

I have just had the most wonderful one-to-one day at Knowsley Safari Park under the expert tuition of David. The weather was beautiful after the recent wet and windy days with bright blue Winter skies. I find it hard to say just how much I enjoyed the experience from start to finish – getting closer to the amazing animals than I would have been able to at any other time. David obviously has a great love for the animal residents in the park and knows them so well he can predict what they will do next to enable the best photos to be taken.
The day was tailored to my wants and needs with some very helpful tips to improve my shots given by David to enable me to stop being lazy and use the ‘auto’ mode too much! If I had just wanted to snap away without any input, that would have been fine too, but I welcomed his experience and very useful tips to enable me to get the best out of my camera.
The day passed by far too fast because I enjoyed every single minute and I will certainly be back – it’s not every day that you get to tickle a tapir and stand a few feet from a rhino to get some great close-ups. I would like to thank everyone involved in making the day so special – all the keepers were helpful and friendly and it was also lovely to meet and chat to Janet over lunch.
Thank you David for the most amazing day – for any animal lovers out there, I cannot recommend this day enough.

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