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A photographic safari is one of the best ways to preserve your safari memories, improve your art and impress your friends back home

Photographic safaris, holidays & tours available in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

A photographic safari is one of the best ways to preserve your safari memories, improve your art and impress your friends back home

Wildlife photography and traditional safaris don't often mix. As a photographer, it's always frustrating when your guide, or the people on your safari vehicle, are uninterested in subjects that you would like to photograph. 

Wildlife photography requires patience, preparation, dedication and a guide that understands how to get you into the right position for that perfect capture. You also need lots of space and equipment to move in your vehicle. In short - you need to go on a dedicated photographic safari. 

Popular Photographic safaris in Africa

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Kenya family safari - Bush and Beach Itinerary - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Kenya family safari - Bush and Beach Itinerary

It's easy to see why so many visitors flock to Kenya from around the world to experience a truly unique African adventure in one of the world’s most pristine safari destinations.

Price on Request

per person

12 days

Beautiful wildlife

Highlights of Botswana

Experience two of Botswana's best safari destinations – Savute and the Okavango Delta – on land-based game drives or in a mokoro that glides along the waterways

$ 4,450

£ 3,496

R 57,245

3,977

per person

8 days

Scenery

Luxury Namibia: Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene

Experience Sossusvlei's red dunes glowing in the early morning light, find desert-adapted elephant in Damaraland and meet the Himba nomads in Namibia's far north-west

$ 5,986

£ 4,702

R 77,005

5,349

per person

7 days

HerdTracker February Calving Season in Tanzania - Africa Wildlife Safaris

HerdTracker February Calving Season in Tanzania

Travelling to Tanzania during the calving season is a sight to behold and something unique to the region.

$ 9,960

£ 7,824

R 128,127

8,901

per person

9 days

Dhow at andBeyond Benguerra Island

Luxury Okavango Delta and Mozambique Quirimbas Honeymoon

Experience the Okavango Delta and the tropical Indian Ocean island of Benguerra for the best of both the bush and the beach

$ 6,245

£ 4,906

R 80,337

5,581

per person

10 days

HerdTracker June/July Great Migration safari in Tanzania - Africa Wildlife Safaris

HerdTracker June/July Great Migration safari in Tanzania

HerdTracker invite you to join them on a Tanzania migration safari in Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park.

$ 7,195

£ 5,652

R 92,557

6,430

per person

9 days

Elephants wading through water

Botswana green season safari

Experience three of Botswana's highlights – Central Kalahari, Okavango Delta and Kwando Linyanti – wilderness areas that take you from arid desert to lush wetlands

$ 3,985

£ 3,131

R 51,264

3,561

per person

7 days

Lion safari in the Moremi Game Reserve - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Lion safari in the Moremi Game Reserve

Discover the exclusive Sitatunga antelope and explore the wildlife rich Moremi Game Reserve

$ 1,880

£ 1,477

R 24,185

1,680

per person

4 days

Aerial View of Sun City

Sun City and Madikwe Luxury Safari

From Sun City's hedonistic pleasures to the majesty of nature at Madikwe Game Reserve, this journey combines the best of two very different worlds

$ 2,503

£ 1,967

R 32,205

2,237

per person

6 days

Tanzania safari adventure - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Tanzania safari adventure - Itinerary

With all of this diversity on offer, the most difficult part of your Tanzanian holiday experience is likely to be deciding where to go!

$ 2,200

£ 1,728

R 28,301

1,966

per person

7 days

More on Photographic safaris in Africa

If you enjoy wildlife photography, there are a few things that you should consider before making the investment in your next safari adventure in Africa. 

It's important that your guide is dedicated to photography and understands the technical aspects of taking a good wildlife photo. Vehicle positioning, for instance, is essential as it ensures the best angle for you and your camera in any given situation. The guide also needs to be committed to waking up early and staying out late in order to maximise times for great light and movement of wildlife. It's also essential that the safari vehicle has sufficient space, as operating bulky equipment in a car full of other guests can get awkward.

Private guided safaris ensure that all these matters are taken care of, allowing you to focus on enjoying the creative aspects of your trip. On photographic safaris, destinations are chosen with photography in mind and your itinerary will consider all the best times to be out and enjoying the wilderness. Photographic camps have the necessary editing, charging and storage facilities for your photos so you need not worry about bringing laptops, extra batteries and other bulky and expensive equipment. 

Talk to us about the necessary equipment you should consider and also how to pack and protect your camera on safari and during short flights. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Photographic safaris in Africa

When is the best time to visit Shamwari Game Reserve?

Wildlife viewing in Shamwari Game Game Reserve is good throughout the year. However, the best wildlife viewing is during the driest winter months of June to September. The lack of water in the bush drives animals to open water sources -… go there.

How does the weather influence a safari?

While a safari holiday can be at any time of year, it is worth noting that seasonality will impact the type of experience you’re likely to have as well as the cost of your safari. During the dry season, the wildlife tends to congregate… go there.

Can I bring my children along on a safari?

Family safaris in Africa are a worthwhile and meaningful experience. Aside from spending quality time with your nearest and dearest under a wide blue African sky, a safari in Africa offers invaluable experiences including unique cultural… go there.

What is a typical day on safari like?

Life on safari has a rhythm of its own, largely dictated by the animal's movements. Generally, the most rewarding times for game viewing is in the cooler early mornings and also late in the afternoons when the animals are most active. A… go there.

When is the best time to visit Camdeboo National Park?

Although wildlife viewing is good throughout the year. The warmer months from October to March are more pleasant - the scenery is greener and this is also the time most of the animals are born. However, the park is mostly about its scenery… go there.

When is the best time to visit Ithala Game Reserve?

The best time to visit Ithala Game Reserve is during the dry winter months, from May to September. During this season it is easier to spot the wildlife since the grass is eaten by herbivores. Expect to encounter and sight birds - such as… go there.

When is the best time to visit Tankwa Karoo National Park ?

The best time to visit Tankwa Karoo National Park is from autumn through winter to early summer of April to September. However, this is a perfect place to indulge in blessed idleness. If you want to see the landscape and animals, you'll… go there.

When is the best time to visit Marakele National Park?

The best time to visit Marakele National Park is during May to September. Since animals tend to seek for reliable waterholes and stay close by during the dry winter months. However, this is the best time for wildlife viewing. Marakele is a… go there.

When is the best time to visit Augrabies Falls National Park?

Augrabies Falls National Park is open throughout the year, but the best time to visit is between April and September. When the popular three-day Klipspringer Trail is open. However, the waterfall is particularly impressive when in flood -… go there.

Photographic safaris in Africa - Africa Wildlife Safaris

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Discover Africa was the only tour operator I reached out to who wanted to have a Skype conversation to get to know more and my husband & my tastes and preferences. Megan Warrington was wonderful to work with - she crafted our activities and…

Stephanie

from United States of America

All details were covered, all staff and food excellent, service was perfect - would highly recommend for sure.

Ron

from United States of America

After shopping around for a couple of months, Discover Africa was the one who had the most diverse options for the price. Megan Warrington always responded quickly and was professional and patient with my endless questions. Discover Africa…

Kelly

from United States of America

They organized everything for our first visit to Africa, from the airport meet & greet through to the tours, great hotels and locations.

Michael

from United States of America

From the first approach to the end, Discover Africa, has been excellent . The hotels, the service and every think has been well above our expectation. The perfect choice ! Thanks to all and specially to Megan.

Enrico Liberati

from Italy

My trip last August to Botswana was arranged by Discover Africa and I couldn't have chosen better. Everything was well organised and I didn't have to worry about anything. The safari tour was far beyond expectations; the accommodation was…

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