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The Complete Kruger National Park Photo Experience

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The Complete Kruger National Park Photo Experience

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  • best african photo safari
    11 Nights - 12 Days
  • african safari photography
    Group : 2-10 People
  • best african photo safari tours
    Pickup: Kruger National Park

This is the Complete Kruger National Park Photographic Experience and personally my favourite Safari. With this photo safari we traverse the entire KNP and experience her in full. The KNP is extremely diverse and the only way to truly see it all is to do a safari like this. From North to South the KNP has got forests, grasslands, open savannas and dense bushlands. These diverse landscapes create habitats for an amazing array of wildlife and birdlife which makes it one of Africa’s premier photographic destinations.

With about 2 million hectares of unrivalled diversity in animal and plant life, there will always be something to admire and photograph.

Sighting the “Big Five” has become something of a quest for many people when on safari, and the Kruger National Park has more than its fair share of these, with an estimated 1,600 lion, 20,000 elephant, 48,000 buffalo and 1,000 leopards. It should certainly not be a pre-requisite of a safari to see these or even a priority, as there are many other fascinating animals and birds that roam the African wilderness.

11 Nights 12 Days

  • 5/6 Different camps in the park
  • Private Photographic Safari
  • Private Photographic Guide
  • Very flexible with times on the drives
  • Focus on photography but we have fun and enjoy a true African experience
  • Fully equipped open safari vehicle
  • Tutoring and advice from guide while out in the field
  • All experience levels are welcome
  • Custom build itinerary to suite our clients
  • Starts Phalaborwa and Ends Malelane Gate
  • Max 6 Guests
  • All accommodation included
  • Breakfast Included
  • Conservation Fees Included

 

This is truly the Iconic Kruger National Park Photographic Safari. This package is very popular as it is not long, but long enough to do a decent photographic safari and being able to visit different parts of the park to experience its diversity.

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. Your guide will also assist with tutoring on the vehicle where needed and with post-processing of images.

 

Mornings and late afternoons are the best time for photography, and we usually plan our safaris accordingly so that we are out there at the best times of the day. However, we are flexible and if we have a possible good sighting or we would like to go to another area we adapt and can stay out the whole day. We are there to get those photos and we will do what needs to be done to get them.

We offer optional activities that can be done at various camps. Please let us know in advance if you are interested in doing some of these to secure your spot. Otherwise, you can also talk to your guide while on safari about these options and where they are best to do, however there is then a good chance that these activities might be fully booked already.

Optional Activities Include

  • Morning & Afternoon Bush Walk (3hrs)
  • Night Drive (2hrs)
  • Bush Braai (BBQ in the Bush)

For more info on Optional Activities and their pricing, please click here

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The Equiptment Included on a Private Photographic Safari 

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.
  • Beanbags to use as camera stabilizers.
  • Charging port on the vehicle to charge camera batteries while on the game drive
  • 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 enquire with us about this option.
  • 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
  • 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! Let’s Make Some Memories while capturing Africa at its finest!
Food & Drinks on the Safari

There are multiple options available in this regard, please see below

  • No Meals Included in the Package, guests are responsible for their own food and drinks. The parks restaurants are of exceptional quality and the park shop has all the basics to cook for yourself at your unit if you would wish to do that. Most of the park’s camps have shops and restaurants.
  • All meals included
  • Partially Included. We cater for certain meals, and you are responsible for the rest.

When we cater, we always include a 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!

Below is a rough Itinerary of the trip. This is subject to change depending on the time of the year as well as accommodation availability.

The camps we stay in will depend on the time of the year and availability. We do however try to book 5 different camps spread out over the entire park for 2 nights at each camp. The reasoning behind this is because animals have seasonal movements, and we would like to be in the best areas possible for us to have the best chance in finding them. We also opt for 2 nights at each camp, this is because of off check-out and check-in times. When we move from one rest camp to the next, we need to check out by 10Am, and we can only check in back at 14:00. We normally use these days to do a full day game drive and spend our time searching for animals. By having 2 nights at a rest camp, allows us more flexibility and time to change it up by doing an early morning drive and late afternoon drive. This gives you some time during the middle of the day when its at its hottest, to rest, enjoy the swimming pool or even to enjoy a cold beer at the restaurant overlooking a river.

Food & Drinks on the Safari
  • Phalaborwa
  • Letaba
  • Punda maria
  • Shingwedzi
  • Olifants
  • Satara
  • Lower Sabie
  • Berg en Dal
Rates for Day Trips are as Follows
The Following rates are including of the Conservation Fee which is R400.00 p/p
  • The Complete Kruger National Park Photo ExperiencePrice Upon Request
Itinerary

Day 1The Complete Kruger National Park Photo Experience

Arrival at Phalaborwa Gate, KNP. Once everyone has arrived, we will depart on our first leg of an epic photographic adventure in the world-famous Kruger National Park. We will drive in the direction of Letaba camp while we are doing a slow drive to see if we can find some nice sightings.
Overnight in Letaba Rest Camp

Day 2 The Complete Kruger National Park Photo Experience

• Morning Game Drive
• Afternoon Game Drive
• Breakfast & Dinner Included
• Overnight in Letaba Rest Camp

Day 3 The Complete Kruger National Park Photo Experience

• Travel to Punda Maria
• Overnight in Punda Maria Rest Camp

Day 4The Complete Kruger National Park Photo Experience

• Travel to Shingwedzi
• Special Activity: Visit Crooks Corner where South Africa, Zimbabwe & Mozambique meet.
• The Punda Maria & Pafuri Region is well known for its birding. Special Birds that can be seen in these areas are the Pells Fishing Owl, Racket-Tailed Roller and Grey-necked Parrots to name just a few.
• Overnight in Shingwedzi

Day 5The Complete Kruger National Park Photo Experience

• Morning Drive
• Afternoon Walk
• Overnight in Shingwedzi

Day 6The Complete Kruger National Park Photo Experience

• Travel to Olifants
• Special Activity: Stop at Tsendze Rustic Camp to Photograph the local owlets in Camp
• Overnight in Olifants Rest Camp

Day 7The Complete Kruger National Park Photo Experience

• Morning Walk
• Travel to Satara
• Overnight in Satara Rest Camp

Day 8The Complete Kruger National Park Photo Experience

• Morning Drive
• Afternoon Drive
• Night Drive
• Overnight in Satara Rest Camp

Day 9The Complete Kruger National Park Photo Experience

• Travel to Lower Sabie
• Overnight in Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Day 10 The Complete Kruger National Park Photo Experience

• Morning Drive
• Afternoon Drive
• Night Drive
• Overnight in Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Day 11 The Complete Kruger National Park Photo Experience

• Travel to Berg n Dal
• Overnight in Berg n Dal Rest camp

Day 12The Complete Kruger National Park Photo Experience

Last morning Game Drive & Travel Home
Please contact us for more information regarding this tour.