Photographic Safaris

Exquisite wildlife photography requires knowledge, patience and dedication. Photographers have unique needs when planning their safari. Yet any safari will be a photographers dream. For the real enthusiast, we can arrange trips that feature various levels of support to suit your style. You might be happy with a customized vehicle that allows fewer guests and has supports your equipment. Or you might prefer a trip with a full time photo host that provides assistance during the safari outings as well as during review sessions in camp. Some award-winning photographers guide trips on occasions for that ultimate shot and detailed learning experience you are after. Have a look at the below for inspirations. Or if you have a “dream” shot in mind, such as a cheetah in sprint, Sossusvlei dune sunrise, gorilla portrait or wildebeest migration, we can place you in the correct location at the right time.

Overview of photographic assistance levels:

* Safaris that focus on photographers needs with full time assistance

** Safaris that offer short sessions, usually about 2.5 to 3.5 hours, of instructions and guidance by photographer. Book several sessions if you desire.

*** Tour guided by photographer

**** Safaris that offer specialized vehicles – mounts for cameras, swivel seats, ability to lie down to get low-angle photographs. Your safari guide will be a hobby photographer and able to place the vehicle for best lighting.

*8 Days Photo Safari in Kenya’s Masai Mara for US$9,950.-pp with professional photo host -

Experience The Great Migration in the Masai Mara with professional photo guides.

As a dedicated photo safari operator, we understand that our guests are after a more cerebral and immersive safari experience. It’s not just about running around trying to find The Big Five (although they all make for fabulous subject matter) but more more information...

10 Days Botswana’s Best in Photography – Okavango Delta, Chobe and Kalahari with Photo Host from US$9,550.-pp -

Combine the best Botswana has on offer – The Chobe River, The Heart of the Okavango Delta and The Kalahari. Led by a knowledgeable photo host assisting with camera angles, settings, various techniques and post- production. Non-photographers are welcome to join! 

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*Zambia and Zimbabwe journeys led by Wildlife Photographer -

Specialized wildlife photographer and qualified safari guide offers guided journeys in Zambia and Zimbabwe. Living in the Zambian bush, he intricately knows its inhabitants, the seasonal wonders and local community. You will be immersed in authentic wildlife experiences in truly wild places and assisted with his photographic guidance and tuition.

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9 Days Active Botswana and Cape Town from US$5,563.-pp -

Active South Africa and Botswana is an epic experience combining hiking and biking – some of it in “Big-5 Territory” – kayaking with penguins with a traditional safari experience. Explore   Southern Botswana’s Mashatu Game Reserve as well as scenic Cape Town and surrounds.  A once-in-a-lifetime exploration to find your soul in Africa’s wilderness. Unique option to more information...

**** The following camps offer specialized photographic vehicles, guides are trained in best approach to wildlife, considering lighting conditions:


Northern Serengeti: Sayari Camp, Olakira Migration Camp , Ubuntu Migration Camp , Kimondo Migration Camp

Central Serengeti: Namiri Plains, Dunia, Ubuntu Migration West

Ruaha: Jabali Ridge, Kwihala

Selous: Roho ya Selous


Masai Mara: Naboisho, Rekero, Encounter Mara, Mara Bush Houses


Additional cost for photographic vehicle is US$600 per day which can be split amongst 3 photographers in swivel seats. Additional, non specialized front seat, next to driver, available. Vehicle has drop down sides to get low angle photograph. This cost would be in addition to the standard safari price at these lodges. Advise time of year and length of safari, or how many days you wish to book the vehicle for specific quote.