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5 Day Photographic Safari

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5 Day Photographic Safari

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    5 Days
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    Group : 2-10 People
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    Pickup: Kruger National Park

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.

  • The first option and the recommended one is where we spend the one night in the Kruger National Park. The advantage of this is that by overnighting in the park you are already in the park where all the action is happening and there is no need to travel to the gate and process permits. Also, you have the opportunity to do an optional night drive or walk around camp to photograph the nocturnal animals.
  • The second option is staying in a lodge or hotel on the outskirts of the park and then entering the park as day visitors for the 2 days. This option has the disadvantage of needing to drive to the gates in the morning and having to do the permits before entering the park.

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.

The Equiptment Included on a Private Photographic Safari 

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Price Includes

  • All our Photographic Safaris are conducted in an Open Safari Vehicle. Closed SUV’s are available on request.
  • Professional Nature and Photographic Guide that will enhance your experience
  • Photographic Tutoring on the vehicle while busy photographing.
  • Pack of snap cards that can be used as “cheat sheets” to remember some vital information for certain photographic scenarios.
  • Experienced Guide that knows animal behaviour along with the photographer’s needs will get you ready and in position to maximise your chances to get stunning photos.
  • Conservation Fees
  • Private Accommodation with bathroom and small kitchen
  • Bottled water on the vehicle
  • Transfer to and from the park (This is done in the open safari vehicle with drop down sides), however an enclosed vehicle can be organized at extra cost for the transfer.
  • Binoculars for the guest to utilize
  • Beanbags to use as camera stabilizers.
  • Morning coffee and rusks on the vehicle.
  • Wild Photo Africa Gift Pack

Price Excludes

  • Items of personal nature
  • All meals are excluded. All the camps have fully stocked shops as well as very good restaurants. Clients can thus decide to make their own food in their little kitchen or make use of the restaurant facilities.
  • Gratuities (If you had an amazing experience you are welcome to give the guide something small to show appreciation however this is completely optional and up to the guest)
Things to remember:
  • Camera equipment or else we have the option to hire your equipment from us. This makes traveling easier.
  • Please dress warmly as it gets extremely cold on the back of the vehicle. We do provide small blankets & ponchos, but they might not be enough.
  • Camera & Binoculars (Please remember to fully charge you camera batteries the night before as it’s no fun when it dies, and a leopard sit next to the vehicle)
  • Drinks (NO Alcohol)
  • Food
  • Flashlight for walking in camp at night
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • And most important ENTHUSIASM!! We like to have fun while taking photos and we encourage you to do the same. We are all about the photos, but without the fun it will be just another photo and not an experience worth remembering! Lets Make Some Memories while capturing Africa at its finest!
We also offer:
  • Camera and Lens rentals
  • Camera support rentals
  • Packed Breakfast Packs
  • Packed Lunch Packs
  • Traditional South African Braai (BBQ). If you want to experience a true South African Experience and good food, then this is something that you will enjoy! More info on request.
Our pick-up points are from any of the following towns or KNP gates

KNP Gates

  • Crocodile Bridge Gate
  • Malelane Gate
  • Numbi Gate
  • Phabeni Gate
  • Kruger Gate


  • Komatipoort
  • Marloth Park
  • Malelane
  • Nelspruit
  • White River
  • Hazyview
Rates for Day Trips are as Follows
There is no fixed rate due to the many variables. Depending on which options you take and the number of guests. Please enquire with us and we will work out a rate specifically for you, taking in account all your specific requirements. Below is a rough Idea of the rates that our photographic safari starts from
  • 1 x Photographer From R9500.00 p/p
  • 2 x Photographer From R6500.00 p/p
  • 3 x Photographer From R5500.00 p/p
  • Non-Photographers Non-Photographers who share accommodation with a photographer can join the safari at a minimal rate.