Iberian Safari


Where: Tapada Nacional de Mafra (Portugal)

When: by arrangement

Tour Leader: Jose Antunes

Cost: €70/person

Deposit: €25

Group Size: 3    

Highlights: A mixture of wildlife and History in a unique setting experienced in a unique form, as there are no other tours like this at the Tapada.


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A unique experience of wildlife and History

This is a unique tour inside the Tapada Nacional de Mafra nature reserve just outside Lisbon, in Portugal, with a population red deer, fallow deer, wild boar, foxes, birds of prey and many other species living in this wildlife sanctuary comprised of more than 800 hectares of a fantastic scenery.

The place

Created by King D. João V in the 18th century as a playground for the royal family and court, and also as a hunting ground, the Tapada Nacional de Mafra is a unique legacy from the past that needs to be seen to be understood. and now you've the chance to see it from a moving platform, a 4x4, in a trip made for photographers.

The Tour

Conceived for photographers that want to take the most of the discovery of Tapada's wildlife, this tour is a four hour experience. We visit the park on a jeep, following animals and the best vistas. The tour, guided by Jose Antunes, a photographer knowing the area well, is made for three photographers at a time, to guarantee the best comfort and options to photograph from or close to a vehicle. This is a "tread lightly" tour, so we are driving on designated roads and trails.

There can be no guarantees of what you will see on your outing. However, you can greatly improve your chances and reduce your impact on the land by following three logical steps: take responsibility for your own actions, respect the interests of others and care for the environment.

Terms and Conditions

Registration and Payment:

Registrations are handled on a first in, first served basis and are allocated and guaranteed only upon receipt of full payment.

Booking Fee, Cancellation and Refund Policy:

A Booking fee secures the date, time and services of the author for the workshop and is non-refundable or transferable in the event of cancellation.

Full refund of the workshop cost will be issued to all participants in the event that the workshop or photo tour is cancelled by the author.

Jose Antunes is not responsible for any other costs which participants may have incurred, including but not limited to travel, car rental, lodging, insurance, photographic purchases and/or rentals.

Schedule and Itinerary:

All workshop and photo tour schedules and plans are tentative and made in the interest of providing participants with photographic opportunities. They can be changed for various reasons: weather, safety or any other factor considered as putting at risk the participants.

While significant efforts will be made to present the workshop in a truthful manner, all participants acknowledge that wildlife and nature viewing, and in general all environmental conditions eventually advertised as the highlight of the workshop, cannot be guaranteed.

What's included and what's not:

Photo tour includes guiding and instruction only. Lodging, meals, travelling expenses, entrance fees, and any other expenses are all the responsibility of participants.

Limit of Liability

Jose Antunes accepts no liability for death, illness or injury or loss or damage to photo equipment or personal belongings of participants during the workshop/photo tour.

Any existing medical condition that may affect a participant's ability to undertake this activities must be mentioned to Jose Antunes during a first contact, before a commitment to a workshop/photo tour. You are strongly advised to obtain adequate insurance to cover all eventualities related to your workshop.

In the unlikely event of a total photographic failure or cancellation of this contract by either party or in any other circumstance the liability of one party to the other shall be limited to the total value of the contract. Neither party shall be liable for indirect or consequential loss.

We ask all participants to sign a standard waiver prior to the start of the photo tour.