3 IMPORTANT ASPECTS THAT DETERMINE THE QUALITY OF YOUR PHOTO SAFARI
Quite simply some lodge’s have better wildlife than others. As a general in South Africa the best game viewing lodges are in the east (around Kruger National Park) but there are a few notable exceptions.
Your Safari Guide
Guides can be instrumental to your photographic experience, their understanding of light, vehicle placement and animal behavior can make a tremendous difference to your experience.
If you’re paired with non-photographers, they can influence the amount of time you spend at sightings, your start and finish tour times and the amount of space you have for camera gear
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When taking these three factors into account finding the right lodge can make a significant difference to your photo safari experience! But finding the right lodge can be time consuming the good news we’ve done the research for you and know great lodges that offer dedicated Photo Safaris in South Africa.
If you are coming to Cape Town we recommend doing our BEST CAPE PHOTO TOUR first so we can help teach you some wildlife photography tips and techniques and you can get some wildlife photography practice in before the pressure of missing those critical once-in-a-lifetime photo safari moments.
3 DIFFERENT TYPES OF PHOTO SAFARIS
The Sabi Sands is a 65 000ha privately owned game reserve that shares a 50km fenceless border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Together these areas make up South Africa’s highest density of big game. Very importantly for photographers the wildlife has become habituated allowing extraordinary close encounters particularly of the elusive leopard.
Understandably this premier destination comes at a premium price but the dedicated photo safaris here offer some of the best wildlife photography opportunities not just in South Africa but all of Africa!
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Most of South Africa is malaria free. It is only the eastern edges of the country that malaria is found, essentially in the Kruger Park and northern Kwa-Zulu Natal reserves. Fortunately South Africa’s diversity permits that there are a number of amazing alternative lodges that specialise in photo safaris which are 100% malaria free.
Our favorite malaria-free photo safari region is the Madikwe Game Reserve. Not only is the game viewing exceptional and some of the most diverse anywhere to be found, but also they have these outstanding photo hides!
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There are a few hidden gems or lesser-known dedicated photo safari lodges in South Africa, almost all malaria-free, scattered throughout South Africa from Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal to the Botswana Border and even the Southern Cape’s Garden Route. Prices and experiences vary, but each place has its own special magic and photographic opportunity.
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PHOTO SAFARI PRICES DIFFER ACCORDING TO THE SEASON OF TRAVEL, ROOM CATEGORY AND AVAILABILITY.
IN SEASON BOOKINGS SHOULD BE MADE AT LEAST ONE YEAR IN ADVANCE!