This is what we call the “Short & Sweet” photographic safari. Sometimes one only has 2 days free in your itinerary and there is no better way to spend them on a 2-day safari in the Kruger National Park.
We have 2 options available in this category.
As we specialize in Wildlife Photography, we know that every Photographer has different needs and goals when going on an African Photographic Safari. Thus here at Wild Photo Africa we will always discuss the plan for the day with our guests and find out what their photographic or safari mission is and we will work accordingly to try and fulfil that wish to the best of our abilities, but of course within reasonable terms.
All our Photographic Safaris are private! This means that you and your party will have full use of the vehicle and photographic guide for the entire day. The Photographic Guide will also devote all his attention and expertise towards you and your party to ensure that you can get the best service possible.
Our Photographic day trips are typically from Gate opening to Gate closing which is different to the standard safaris which are around 8 hours. The reason we do this is to increase our chances to get some quality photos within the limited time frame. Early mornings and evenings are our best chances to get those shots and thus why we will stay out all day. The pickup time will be arranged upon booking as it depends on Kruger National Park gate times as well as the area of the pickup, however we aim to enter the park between 05:30 & 06:00. We will only leave the park at gate closing unless otherwise requested from our guests.
Typical Itinerary for a 5 Day Photographic Safari
Clients will be Picked-up and transferred to the nearest KNP gate (Pick-up will be arranged with client on confirmation of the booking). Once at the gate we will have a short and brief discussion on what our mission is and what the clients can expect to see and photograph. This is just for the clients and the guide to get on the same page so that we all have a common goal to work to. Once all this is done, we will head out into the world-renowned Kruger National Park in search of those photographic opportunities. On route we will make short comfort stops to grab some coffee or something to eat before continuing our photographic quest. We will check in at our camp at around 14:00 depending on how the day goes. After check in we will depart for the afternoon safari in time to captures some brilliant pictures in the soft setting sunlight. We only return at gate closing. All camps have restaurants where we can enjoy a very nice dinner and discuss the next days plan of action. There is also the opportunity to embark on a night safari or a walk around camp with a flashlight to capture some of Africa’s nocturnal critters. The next morning will be an early rise with bags packed in time for gate opening. Coffee and rusks will be served to wake you up in time to enjoy the sunrise. It is vital to have an early start as the light conditions will be perfect and most off the animals will still be very active before the heat of the day. The safari will continue for the day al long as our time allows us, thus depending on our guest’s departure times eg. Flights, shuttle busses or meetings.