Photographic safaris, holidays & tours
Photographic safaris, holidays & tours
A photographic safari is one of the best ways to preserve your safari memories, improve your art and impress your friends back homePhotographic safaris, holidays & tours available in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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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
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
Fly into the northern Serengeti to view the migration on the banks of the Mara River
Explore the migration national parks in East Africa
Experience the best of Africa, from the Okavango Delta – one of Africa's Seven Natural Wonders – to the endangered mountain gorillas and East Africa's Great Migration
Explore the jewel in Kenya's crown; the wildlife-rich Masai Mara National Reserve
Experience the Okavango Delta and the tropical Indian Ocean island of Benguerra for the best of both the bush and the beach
Travel is so much better with friends. Experience the best parts of Tanzania through breath-taking landscapes, nature and wildlife at its best
See mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, golden monkeys and tree-climbing lions, take a boat cruise and visit Rwanda's genocide memorial
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
Reconnect with nature in Namibia's southern desert and marvel at Sossusvlei's high red dunes glowing in the early morning light
See the beauty of nature's greatest wildlife spectacle in two countries
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
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Reviews on our Photographic safaris in Africa
This was my first safari. I didn’t expect to be so pampered. Everything was first class. We had everything provided for us before even asking. We had a dedicated team at our service. Megan was on call whenever we needed something and she…
Tanya was an absolute delight to deal with. From the first phone call she was extremely polite, professional and very eager to facilitate my requests regarding our safari. Our 3 nights at the V & A Hotel were fabulous and Motswari Game…
Perfectly tailor-made tours that take all your wishes and requests into consideration. All my expectations were beyond fulfilled.
Living afar and trusting in an organisation with whom you have no previous knowledge can lead to feeling of mistrust and wondering whether what we have paid for actually exists. A little more proactive communication would have eased those…
I just wanted to thank Discover Africa and Karl Svendsen - the safari was great - we saw many more animals than expected including cheetah, leopard, many lions and even a three-day old elephant calf. Additionally, we had our own hippo…
Planning the trip was managed extremely well especially since travel was at a busy time of year and not much notice was given. All communication was by email, and was responded to promptly and efficiently. Different options were provided…