Photographic Safari in Kruger Park for 5 nights
Description: All inclusive Private Photographic Safari
Duration: 5 Nights in Kruger National Park
Rate on request: Quotes can be tailor made to your requirements.
Pick up: From O.R TAMBO (Jhb), KMIA (Nsp) or Skukuza Airport in the Kruger Park
Pick up time: 05:00 am from Oct to March / 05:30 am from Apr to Sept (Hazyview) and drop off between 15h30-16h00pm.
Guided Kruger National Park Photographic Safaris.
Ever wanted to photograph the incredible wildlife in the Kruger National Park?
Kurt Safari Co offers custom Kruger National Park Photographic safaris to suit your requirements.
If you’re passionate about photography or you just love capturing majestic animals in the perfect frame, you simply have to experience the guided photographic safaris in the Kruger National Park. The diverse nature of all the animals in the park, range from hundreds of bird and buck species to the famous Big 5. Our guides have been taking expert and amateur photographers alike into the park, looking for that perfect shot. Among all the beautiful animals, there are guaranteed spectacular sunsets and sunrises to blow you away. Our guided photographic safaris take place in open vehicles that take up to 6 passengers to ensure that every photographer has a side seat. You can also book the entire vehicle out on private rates if you prefer the quiet.
Photographic Safari Guidelines:
In case you did not know, the Kruger National park is proudly the largest national park in South Africa and one of the largest parks in the world that is completely surrounded by inhabited land.
Given its size and diverse wildlife in designated areas, we do at least two game drives every day of your safari tour in the park. The duration of each safari ranges between 3 and 4 hours. We advise embarking on the first game drive of the day very early in the morning, as much of the wildlife rises with the sun. Evening game drives are equally wonderful because that’s when the predators of the park start hunting. Midday game drives are not advised, as it can become very hot and most animals seek shelter from the sun at this time.
Where are the best wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park?
The Park is basically divided into three sections; Southern, central, and Northern.
The southern areas of the Kruger are by far the most frequented. Many tourists and South Africans visit this area every day as it has the highest density of wildlife, especially a variety of predators. There are a number of camps, like Berg-en-dal, Pretoriuskop, Skukuza and Lower Sabie, which are all great choices for accommodation. Hence its popularity and the high probability of wildlife sightings, we usually start the safari in the Southern Kruger and then move North.
The central area of the Kruger Park has much more open savannah plains and the camps are more widely spread. There are many really great wildlife areas and, believe it or not, it is well worth visiting in the dry winter season (May and October.) Satara is the main camp in this region and is situated in a great area. It is surrounded by dams and you can choose to travel North, South East or West from the campsite. In this respect, Satara offers the perfect accommodation for a photographic safari visit in the Kruger National Park. This area is famous for the great lion pride and also plains game like zebra, buffalo and giraffe are especially common in the central region.
The Northern area is, without a doubt, one of the most amazing areas in the Kruger Park with an abundance of Elephants and Buffalo. It is a personal favourite place for Kurt due to its unique nature. We would advise to only visit this area between June and October as water is scarce during this time, forcing the magnificent wildlife to frequent the waterholes. The furthest Northern parts of the park that borders Mozambique and Zimbabwe is an area known as Crooks corner. There are large fever tree forests that make for a magical photographic safari; a truly wild experience with very few visitors.
Suggested campsites on photographic safaris:
To avoid the hassles of setting up and taking down tents every day, we book bungalows or chalets with on suite facilities for these photographic safaris. Breakfast and dinner are included in the safari rates, but there is also a restaurant at each rest camp we will be staying at. Each photographer will be staying in their own bungalow or chalet unless otherwise arranged beforehand.
Our guides are handpicked for their professionalism and vast knowledge of the Kruger Park. They have much experience in photographic safaris and will endeavor to ensure that you have an unforgettable time in the park with countless new excellent pictures to show for it.
Depending on your needs, the photographic safari tours start and ends from either, ORTIA (JHB), KMIA (NSP), or Skukuza airport in the southern area of the park itself.
Included in this tour package:
1 experienced photographic guide on the vehicle
- Large Bean Bags for camera or arm rests.
- A Photo Arm mounted on the vehicle.
- Meals included daily are breakfast and dinner.
- If the weather permits it, there will be a campfire every night before the evening game drive.
- There is usually also tea, coffee and mineral waters available on the vehicle/s.
- All accommodation bookings and fees, as well as transfers & game drives.
- Lens hire collection service. We collect and return them for you (Nikon and Canon available. – Own account)
- Private daytime game drives and evening drives with Kruger Park vehicles.
Please be sure to book at least 3 months in advance to avoid disappointment. These tours are exclusive and in high demand.
Tours can be custom made to suit your needs, please contact us by email to help you plan your African wildlife photographic safaris.