PHOTOGRAPHY SAFARI TOURS IN SOUTH AFRICA

 

Join us for an amazing photography safari in South Africa. We do trips to the Kruger National Park, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, or other game reserves in South Africa. We also conduct trips to Chobe. Botswana once travel opens up again. Our trips are a wonderful way to relax. Everyone enjoys the peace and quiet of the bush! You will learn more about your camera. We will also work on your post-processing photo editing via our workshops.

What we offer

We offer three to six-night safari trips in all locations at premium times in the bush. This means spending up to a week doing game drives and learning photography with us. You will definitely go away knowing your camera better. You will also understand more about capturing wildlife images. Your days are filled with practical tuition and guidance.

The Stewart Photography safari tours are incomparable!

Our game rangers

Our game rangers are photographers themselves. They excel in positioning our vehicle or boat for the best possible light. They also get us to within meters of the animals or birds we are photographing. We also spend enough time at each sighting. Imagine following a BIG CAT into the bush? We watch while they stalk their prey or wander around looking for a high tree to climb or a quiet place to rest.

The accommodation

The lodges are wonderful! The rooms are very comfortable and great food two to three times a day. You will not leave hungry!

The venues have their own beautiful and unique charm. They supply a relaxing environment and opportunities to enjoy wildlife on offer.

Between photo workshops and game drives, guests may relax in their rooms if they wish. Or there are comfortable couches overlooking waterholes. Everyone enjoys watching the game that visits, taking even more photos. The selection includes animals, birds, insects, and flowers

In the evening, guests relax around the campfire in comfortable bush chairs. Everyone reflects on the events of the day, sipping a drink of their choice. The bush sounds surround to soothe all senses.

There is also the opportunity to experiment. “Star trails” or “painting with light” photography are fun options.

After the wonderful shared evening meal, everyone retires to recharge their batteries. A wonderful night’s rest is followed another game drive at first light the following day.

Our photography safari tours packages include:

  • individual photography help during all the game drives
  • individual and group post-processing teaching back at camp
  • coaching on all your camera settings to make sure you maximise your camera equipment
  • discussion and review of your photographs
  • suggestions and demonstrations of alternative camera settings for super photographs
  • advice and suggestions on how to improve your photography techniques
  • guests leave our safaris with improved knowledge and understanding of their camera
  • guests learn how to capture quality wildlife photographs
  • individual tuition on post-processing and workflow methods to manage your photographs
  • changing and “ordinary” photograph into a memorable and eye-catching one

We offer the following on each photography safari tours in South Africa:

  • never more than six guests
  • exclusive game vehicle or photography boat use during our game drives twice a day
  • a “window” seat for every guest
  • room on the vehicle or boat for a second camera
  • a game ranger
  • three meals a day, along with eats and soft drinks for each game drive
  • an experienced wildlife professional photographer on hand to advise and help as needed
  • photography tuition in the camp, as well as, during each game drive (as required)
  • post-processing tuition
  • review and discussion of photographs
  • full access to our LOVE and PASSION for photography!
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If you don’t want to bring a camera, our trips are not just for the photographer! Just pack your binoculars.

So how does one choose which trip to join? There is no one “right” answer to this question as that totally depends on what YOU are looking for!

Photography safari tours in South Africa!!

SAFARI PACKAGES

TIMBAVATI – fully catered

  • a comfortable six-hour drive from Johannesburg
  • part of the Greater Kruger National Park (20 million hectares)
  • two game drives daily
  • minimal risk malaria area
  • luxurious, fully-catered suite accommodation in the new luxury lodge
  • indoor and outdoor showers, bath, and bathroom en suite
  • a minibar and private veranda for each room
  • indoor and outdoor guest areas, infinity-edge pool and boma
  • waterhole and unrestricted view of the bush from the open air “lounge”
  • electricity and a backup generator on site
  • free Wi-Fi in the camp, rooms, and other strategic locations
  • battery charging via USB in each game vehicle
  • morning coffee and snacks on each game drive
  • accompanied by an experienced tracker on the game vehicle
  • cost includes ALL drinks, tea and coffee

2020 “Specials” prices – Stay 3 nights pay for 2 and Stay 4 nights pay for 3

NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED UNTIL SAFARI IS CONFIRMED

* The above prices do not include the cost of

  • petrol, toll fees, vehicle entrance fees,
  • temporary conservation fees of R100 per person per night imposed by the Timbavati for anti-poaching, and
  • gratuities for camp staff.

KRUGER PARK – self catered

  • The iconic park offering unsurpassed game viewing opportunities
  • Covering an area of 19,485 km2
  • Accommodation booked at the Satara, Mopani, Shingwedzi and Punda Maria camps
  • Self-drive morning and afternoon game drives, with photographic tuition back at camp
  • Radio communication between all vehicles
  • Accommodation in guesthouses, bungalows or caravanning/camping
  • The Satara area is renowned for amazing lion, leopard and cheetah sightings
  • The Mopani camp overlooks the Pioneer Dam. The area is known for excellent general game and bird viewing
  • The Shingwedzi camp overlooks the Shingwedzi River. It is prime elephant, lion and buffalo country
  • The Punda Maria area is famous for its excellent, rare birding. Day drives done from here to Pafuri. Visit the historical Crooks’ Corner, where the Luvuvhu and Limpopo rivers meet. This was a “No Man’s Land” a century or more ago. There is also a stunning hide within the campsite overlooking a large waterhole
 

2020 / 2021 tour cost – On application  

KGALAGADI – self-catered

  • A 38,000 km2 area straddling South Africa and Botswana
  • Located largely within the southern Kalahari Desert
  • Vistas include red sand dunes and sparse vegetation
  • There are occasional trees and the dry riverbeds of the Nossob and Auob Rivers
  • Superb terrain for clear fore and backgrounds, with amazing light for photography
  • Booked accommodation in the park
  • Our first and last overnight accommodation at Twee Rivieren
  • Staying at Mata Mata or Nossob rest camps in bungalows or camping/caravanning
  • Self-drive morning and afternoon game drives, with photographic tuition back at camp
  • Radio communication between all vehicles
  • The Mata Mata camp, surrounded by the thorny Kalahari dune bushveld
  • The area where giraffe were re-introduced into the park in 1991
  • The Nossob camp is famous for specular predator sightings and has a hide
  • Famous waterholes to visit will include Kij Kij, Kwang, Craig Lockhart and Monro

2020 / 2021 tour cost – On application 

 

2020 SAFARI TOUR DATES

TIMBAVATI

  • 12 – 16 September 2020 – FULL *
  • 16 – 22 October 2020  – FULL *
  • 13 – 19 November 2020 – FULL *

* Includes a weekend.

SELF DRIVE

  • PERSONAL SAFARIS DESIGNED AND SUPPLIED ON APPLICATION

CHOBE

  • We will announce our safari DATES once border crossings are allowed

 

Click on “Rockfig Safari Lodge” to see more details of the Rockfig luxury lodge

Click on Kruger National Park to see more details of the Kruger National Park

Click on Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park to see more details of the Kgalagadi

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