Below is a series of links whom I personally recommend and have experience travelling with on multiple occaisons. I have no commercial affiliation with any of these companies, however every trip has resulted in friendships and bettered me with my continued learning and experiences.
To understand more about how to choose a safari, and what is available - please read this article So You Want To Go On A Safari?
Safari365: Specialists in Luxury and Adventure Safaris to Africa and based in Cape Town are one of the most reliable tour operators in Southern and east Africa, having personally used them for a number of years both for single and family travel. They can create Africa dreams to suit your personal requirements and budgets. Ideal for tailored experiences that suit you.
My go to resource for all things Africa.
Pangolin Photo Safaris: One of the best dedicated Photographic Safari Companies out there. Award winning photographers and international renowned guides. Owners Guts & Toby along with photo guides Sabine, Janine Charl and the team provide specialist and scheduled packages for all photographers. Owned and designed by photographers for photographers. The detail and effort that goes in to their safaris are tailored to meet a photographers dream. Customised photo boats and vehicles, dedicated photo guides and some of the best areas in Africa are covered by Pangolin. very competitive pricing.
Wild-Eye: will change the way you see the world. Passionate and comprehensive African Photo Safari Specialists. They offer a range of excellent and exclusive photographic Safaris and tours with dedicated and guest photographers. Great value and reputation.
Andrew Aveley: is a Specialist Photoguide, He combines his love of photography with his passion for teaching with every opportunity he gets, which is evident by his numerous publications, awards and testimonials. He is passionate about helping his students improve on their photography skills while on an African Safari.
Duma Safaris: Hosted by professional photographer, the talented Bobby-Jo, offers a very personalised Photographic Safari experience.
Duma Safaris has been developed to deliver value based wildlife photography safaris to some of the most amazing wildlife habitats left in Africa with a genuine focus on quality and providing all guests a real value for money experience.
Africa Geographic: Publishers and travel organisers within Africa - Special expeditions are advertised often with exclusivity and extremely good value. Unique photo safaris with professional guides and photographers are exceptionally well organised and delivered. Offering a number of specialised safaris throughout the year, from Photo Safaris, Art and bush walking.