What is the difference between a Photographic Safari and a normal Safari?
Africa is an amazing and diverse continent, and no two safaris are the same. There are 3 main types of safari - Package, Tailored and Photographic.
Photographic Safaris: These can often be great value, and cater for the enthusiast. Photo Safaris are often sized to small groups 4-8 and will focus on capturing the most of a sighting from a photographers perspective. Often hosted by passionate photographers, and will have the added benefit of teaching, post production and best practice. They can be very affordable given the dates are blocked and planned, and once the spots are filled you will be in the company of like minded individuals. There are a number of great safari/photographers out there, far too many to name individually, I highlight a few selected Safaris on this page, with some links to Africa Geographic and Safari365. Pangolin Safaris are one of the most renowned in the business.
Tailored Safaris: These types of safaris are designed to specifically meet your needs, accommodation, dates and budgets. Although these can be a little more expensive, will ensure you have a personal itinerary and maximise your total experience. This is best organised through a reputable and experienced travel consultancy, rather than a general tour operator. Many things will influence the price of a tailored safari, but through expert consultancy you can get some fan static deals and experiences. I wholly recommend Safari365, and can testify to there expertise, experience and value. Click here for more information.
Packaged Safaris: These types of safaris may on the surface seem good value, however dates and costs are normally fixed. You may find yourself grouped with others that have different needs and demands. Choices of accommodation do not offer the same flexibility as a tailored safari. You will need to check what is and is not included.
For Further information or questions, please feel free to contact me
Coming Soon 2017 and 2018 dates for photo safaris hosted by myself.
Shindzela Photo Safari
October 1, 2017 - October 6, 2017
6 Day Photo Safari with Wild-Eye and Michael Laubscher. Limited to 6 guests, exploring the wonders of Shindzela Tented Safari Camp, which is nestled within the Greater Kruger National Park, in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve, South Africa on our Shindzela Timbavati photo safari.
See here for more details
Savuti Predator Safari
NEW DATES for 2017: 3 spots left.
A new exclusive opportunity. Highly recommended.
Following the success of the first tour in September 2016, Africa Geographic offers a second chance to experience Chobe’s ultimate predator playground has finally arrived! Perched close to water sources and predator hotspots, the Savuti mobile tented camp can be noted for its secluded nature, comfort, attention to detail and friendly staff. This Chobe safari has been designed by photographers for photographers, and will be lead by award-winning photographer and professional guide, Francois van Heerden. Read the review of the maiden trip here
Limited to 6 people (3 spots left)
22 to 29 August 2017 (3 spots left!)
10 Day Serengeti Photographic Safari
February 11th to 20th 2017 (FULLY BOOKED)
Hosted by the talented and published Bobby-Jo Clow, 10 Days featuring the wildebeest calving season, serengeti and the impressive Ngorongro Crater
Madikwe Photo Safari with Francois van Heerden
Madikwe: TWO NEW DATES for 2017 January & April
A unique photo safari experience with award winning photographer and guide, Francois van Heerden at the exclusive and private Leopard Rock Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve.
Six lucky guests will have Leopard Rock Lodge all to themselves during this photo safari with guide Francois van Heerden. Explore the vast expanse of South Africa’s Madikwe Game Reserve and maximise on the fantastic photographic opportunities.
new 2017 Dates:
20 to 25 January 2017 (NOW FULLY BOOKED)
7 to 12 April 2017 (NOW FULLY BOOKED)
Group Size: 6 people (max)
Price ZAR16,860 (no single supplements)
Highly recommended, having personally joined Francois in November 2014 and March 2015, this is a fabulous all inclusive trip, with exceptional value.
Private excursion to Madikwe
December 30-2016 - Jan 5th. Seeing the new year arrive on safari. A selected group of friends will join me for an exclusive and private 6 days of wildlife viewing, photography and game drives in the renowned Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa. 6 Nights at the exclusive Leopard Rock Lodge lodge will serve as the base for this private outing.