London - Why not let your next adventure be a photography break? Jenny Coad has a few cool ideas on where to go to get snapping.
The extraordinary Atacama Desert, one of the driest places on Earth, is richly rewarding for photographers. Capture volcanos, salt flats, steaming geysers and giant cacti on this trip led by a professional photographer.
Insider tip: The high altitude of the Atacama means it gets cold from May to September, when temperatures at night fall below zero.
PERFECT PEAK DISTRICT
Snuggle up for an evening in one of holiday cottage specialist Sheepskin’s sumptuous Peak District properties, and a day learning the art of landscape photography.
Insider tip: Train your lens on Ladybower Reservoir, three miles from the Music Mill holiday home.
Details: The photography workshops start from £175 (about R3 300) for one person. Stays in the Music Mill, which sleeps eight, cost from £900 for three nights, sheepskinlife.com.
SNAP A SAFARI
Zoom in on lions, hyenas, elephants and hippos on this photography safari in the Serengeti.
Insider tip: Look out for one of the region’s most famous residents, unique to the Grumeti area: the black-and-white colobus monkey with its striking black-and-white hair-do.
Details: A seven-night trip with Aardvark Safaris (aardvarksafaris.co.uk) costs from £4 665pp in October, including four nights at one of the region’s most comfortable camps, the &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp, and two nights at &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas, photographic safaris (equipment included).