This exclusive and luxurious 6-day, 5-night in-country photography workshop will take us to the stunning island of Mauritius in the middle of the Indian Ocean - from May 20-25, 2024.
From Creole-inspired seafood dishes and Indian curries to Hindu festivals such as Diwali and traditional African dances, Mauritius is a tropical haven that blends different cultures. Once home to the extinct Dodo bird, Mauritius is also home to coral islets, vibrant wildlife, and nature reserves with tons of activities - Lola Akinmade, Huffington Post.
Enjoy buggy rides and outdoor activities in lush natural reserves, island hopping and beach life, culture and lifestyle experiences such as Sega dancing, vibrant markets in Port Louis and surrounding areas, cooking lessons and gastronomy experiences, wellness, spa, and more.
You'll become a better photographer while participating in this ultimate visual experience and staying in one of the most luxurious properties on the island - LUX* Grand Gaube - our partner location for this experience!
Join our intimate small group photo workshops in some of the world's most exciting destinations led by world renowned travel photographer Lola Akinmade.
Take your visual storytelling to the next level.

Your Experience

Only six (6) spots

I will be taking only 6 participants for dedicated workshops and one-on-one daily photo reviews on location.

Unique experiences

From sailing and island hopping to trying some local activities and enjoying various seascapes.

Cultural immersion

We'll learn about Sega dancing, visit markets, and practice our environmental portraiture.

Luxury lodging

A luxurious stay at the LUX Grand Gaube Resort & Villas. A totally reimagined retro-chic tropical resort in Grand Gaube, on the north coast of the island

Local gastronomy

We will enjoy some incredible local dishes with African, Indian, and Creole roots. We will also photograph a cooking class and chefs in action.

Wellness and spa

Ample time to relax and enjoy the spa and wellness facilities at the incredible LUX Grand Gaube. We will include a complimentary spa treatment as part of your experience package.

Your Daily Itinerary

Here is the high level itinerary of our time together to give you a taste - Our first two mornings will include in-person photography lectures and subsequent days will include daily photo reviews, critiques, and workshops. Every single day, we will get to work on our craft.

A detailed itinerary will be provided once you've secured your spot!

Day 1 - Arrival into Mauritius

Meet your guide and driver at the airport and transfer to hotel. This will be a relaxing day of swimming and getting to enjoy the property. Meet your fellow travelers over a wonderful dinner. (D)

Day 2 - Culture

Cultural immersion including visiting local markets, experiencing traditional lifestyles and photographing people and places. (B/L/D)

Day 3 - Outdoors + Spa

Outdoor and landscape photography in nature reserves including activities such as buggy rides, ziplining, and more. We will finish off the day with spa and wellness activities. (B/L/D)

Day 4 - Island Hopping

Day spent exploring different islands such as Ile aux Cerfs and more. Lots of seascape photography with great seafood experiences. (B/L/D)

Day 5 - Food

Cooking class and photographing chefs in action as well as portraiture. Learning more about the local food culture and visually documenting. (B/L/D)

Day 6 - Return home

Relaxed day including transfer to the airport to catch your flight home. (B)

Meet your award-winning instructor

Photography Experiences by Lola Akinmade

Award-winning author and travel photographer Lola Akinmade has dispatched from 70+ countries for various publications.

She is a 2022 Hasselblad Heroine and 2018 Bill Muster Travel Photographer of the Year.

Her work has appeared in National GeographicBBCCNNThe GuardianTravel + LeisureNew York Times, Travel Channel,, The Sunday Times, AFAR, Lonely Planet, Fodor’samongst others. She has collaborated with high profile commercial brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Dove, Intrepid Travel, and Electrolux.

She was featured in a vignette called “Through The Lens” which aired on National Geographic Channels across the globe.

Her photography is in the National Geographic Image Collection

The essentials - What you need to know

Who is this experience for?

  • Beginner to intermediate photographers who are ready to improve their travel photography and visual storytelling skills. If you only have a smartphone, that is perfectly fine too.
  • If you're a professional photographer and would like to experience Mauritius with us, you're also welcome.

What this experience includes:

  • All private accommodations
  • Daily workshops and/or photo reviews
  • Guide
  • Private photography sessions
  • All meals and activities according to the program
  • Transport and transfers

What is not included:

You are fully responsible for the following:

  • Airfare
  • Personal equipment
  • Optional activity cost
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Travel and health insurances
  • Tips for our guides

Before you sign up - Please read our terms and conditions

Deposits and Payments: A deposit of 30% per person is required to secure reservation.

If cancelled 60+ days before the experience, the deposit will be fully refunded. No reservation is considered confirmed until a deposit is received.

Full payment must be received no later than April 1, 2024.

Payments are accepted by all major credit cards.

Life happens and sometimes cancellations occur. Here is our cancellation policy for this experience:

  • 60+ days prior to departure: Full refund.
  • 35+ days prior to departure: 50% of total trip cost will be refunded
  • Within 35 days prior to arrival: No refund
  • Once we have started to provide our service from the point of your arrival in Mauritius, no refunds will be made for unused trip arrangements for any reason.
  • Refunds will not be made for no-shows, early departures, or unused services.

You can always ask more questions using the blue "Contact us" button on the right side of the screen.

This exclusive photo experience costs $5,257

and I am offering only 6 slots!