New Photo Safari Launches in Bel Ombre, Mauritius

New Photo Safari Launches in Bel Ombre, Mauritius

SEPTEMBER 2022: Heritage Le Telfair in Mauritius will be hosting a new photo safari for guests led by the award-winning photographer Richard James Taylor. The first workshop, running from 3rd-5th December 2022, will help participants develop their photography skills through guided sessions in the beautiful landscape of Bel Ombre in southern Mauritius.

Richard specialises in location photography, hospitality and travel features and has been a finalist in the Travel Photographer of the Year Awards.  His work is regularly featured in distinguished publications such as National Geographic, Wanderlust and Lonely Planet.

The course will start with a social cocktail evening and thereafter participants will visit some of the most beautiful Mauritian locations, including an exclusive sunrise excursion to Charmarel Falls and the Seven Coloured Geopark, before the public enter. In addition, they will explore the stunning Bel Ombre Nature Reserve with a ranger, where they will be able to photograph the incredible fauna and flora of the reserve.

Throughout the 3-day workshop Richard will share his top tips and advice on topics such as compositional technique, both on location and in workshops. The group will be kept to 10 people to ensure everyone receives one-on-one advice.

The workshop will conclude with a presentation led by Richard accompanied by wine and canapés, where the group’s photographs taken during the course will be displayed and discussed.  After the workshop the best images will be displayed around the resort for guests to enjoy.

This is the perfect retreat for those looking to take their photography to the next level. Additional photo safari dates will be released soon.

The 3-day course costs £428 per person and includes welcome cocktail, all tuition and transport, canapés and wine evening. Participants are expected to bring their own SLR camera.

The Photo Safari can be added on to a stay at Heritage Le Telfair or Heritage Awali.

Heritage Le Telfair is a plantation style all-suites hotel that provides luxury and contemporary sophistication nestled respectfully amidst nature and history Named after Charles Telfair, the acclaimed Northern Irish botanist who lived in the area in the early 19th century, and characterised by the refined grandeur of the French plantation estate architecture of that time, Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort offers the discerning traveler an irresistible combination. A combination that seamlessly blends understated luxury and comfort with the delights of fine dining and culinary experiences – enjoyment of exclusive spa facilities, and award-winning golf course, with authentic encounters amongst the diversity and richness of local culture and heritage. A combination discreetly founded on exceptional guest service, and meticulous attention to the detail – all the detail. This is destination travel of extraordinary quality and meaning.

A week’s stay including the 3-day photography workshop and accommodation based in a Deluxe Suite at Le Telfair on a half board basis with economy flights and return private car transfers from £2958 per person on a double occupancy basis.

Heritage Awali provides all-inclusive, affordable luxury and unforgettable family adventure in Bel Ombre.  The hotel’s authentic warmth and generosity is reflected in the very soul and nature of this place, where relaxed comfort and quality sit easily amidst the vibrancy and energy. African influences are deeply rooted in the cultural heritage and diversity of Mauritius, and with a Swahili name evocative of the importance of roots, of where things begin, Heritage Awali invites guests to return to their roots. To the simple pleasure of time enjoyed with family, surrounded by extraordinary natural beauty, and unfettered by the cares of modern-day living. Effortless casual luxury, suffused with ethnicity and genuine hospitality, combines with an extensive, thoughtful range of facilities, quite literally offering something for every age, and guaranteeing memories to treasure for a lifetime.

A week’s stay including the 3-day photography workshop and accommodation based in a Deluxe Garden View room at Heritage Awali on an all inclusive basis with economy flights and return private car transfers from £2618 per person on a double occupancy basis.

For more information visit: Mauritius Specials | Heritage Resorts Mauritius | Special Offers and Packages for 2022 / 2023

  For reservations contact: Phone 01488 668821.

Photos of Bel Ombre and a collection taken by Richard James Taylor are available here Media Contacts: Vicky Goodall and Surinder Manku Email:; Tel 07762 556188

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