What are Photographic safaris?

Well, simply put, a photographic safari is a safari where you arm yourself with a camera and take photos as trophies.

Africa is prime photographic safari country with it’s incredible wealth of wildlife and variety of unique and dramatic environments, and whether you are an amateur or a professional photographer, you are bound to take some of the best shots of your life while roaming the wilds of this beautiful country.


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Imagine setting off in your very own 4×4 safari vehicle, camera in hand, plotting a route through the most beautiful parts of Botswana or Zimbabwe, or South Africa, capturing incredible wild life images that will provide memories of your time in the bush for the rest of your life. That is what Photographic safaris are about.


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Photographers are able to plan a tour or trip that caters to their very specific photography needs, planning where and when and how to get the perfect shots every photographer dreams about. From waiting patiently at the ideal spots frequented by animals to stumbling upon a completely unplanned but perfect wild moments, on a photographic safari the opportunities present themselves.

Guides often assist with the planning or even the driving, and with their intimate knowledge of the terrain, weather, light, the animal territories, and movements they can be very helpful in finding exactly the right spot, angle or moment from which to grab the perfect image.


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Photographic safaris are also an amazing way to get up close and personal with the African bush and all it’s bounties, take home your memories and trophies, but without making any lasting impact on the environment around you.

Any way you look at it, a photographic safari is the way to go, whether you want shots of big game, predators, reptiles, insects, birds, flowers or trees, and Africa is the place to take one.