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Client Testimonials

Michael & Toni Anderson USA

On our second safari with Wild4, we returned with a good friend doing her first trip.  To say the three of us had a blast would be to underestimate the experience.

Once again, we were thrilled by the variety of sights and opportunities presented to us, things that much more seasoned safari-goers have probably never witnessed.

But perhaps the best part of all was being back with friends whom we know and trust.  We know a good thing when we experience it. 

When we are ready for our next African adventure, you can bet we will contact the Wild4 Team.

Madhumita Bishnu India

I did my first safari outside Indie and I started with Masai Mara in Kenya led by Stu & Mamai. An exceptional safari it was with thorough knowledge of the animal world by Stu, ensuring that proper lighting due to strategic location for best photography was there. Mamai ensured that the jeep stopped at the exact place where I could get the best photographs. The landscape was beautiful and the animals were equally majestic. I got to see BIG 5 which I learnt in this trip and I’m extremely thankful to Stu for the sightings. Very well thought out, professionally conducted was the safari. Stu shared on photography tips and animals characteristics too. I look forward to joining on another safari in not so distant future. Thank you Stu & Mamai

George Cathcart USA

Shopping for a travel adventure on the Web is somewhat risky, but finally, I picked Wild4 Photographic Safaris for one reason: the vehicle!

It was obvious that this was an outfit that understood photographic details and the needs of serious wildlife photographers.  The vehicle takes just three photographers and features platforms to steady big lenses on both sides of the vehicle and loads of storage space and pockets for lenses, bodies, accessories, binoculars, field guides, water, etc.,   I can not imagine a better platform for photography in the bush.

What is not as obvious in the online description is that the vehicle comes equipped with Stu Porter, the Wild4 owner and guide.  Stu is a deceptively shy young man with an encyclopaedic knowledge of Kruger National Park and the eyes of an eagle!

Stu's knowledge and patience are seemingly infinite and he is aware of both of his passengers' needs and everything around us.  He does everything humanly possible to provide the opportunity for the best shot and what’s more, he can instruct even the most seasoned photographer on technique.

In short, Wild4 Photographic Safaris is all about the vehicle, with spacious seats, shooting platforms and Stu Porter as standard equipment.  You can't do better.

Thank you, Stu!

Andrew Oliver CANADA

For thirty-five years I have dreamed of going on a photographic safari in South Africa.  I have finally realised that dream and my hopes and expectations were surpassed in every way.

I researched extensively before settling on Wild4 Photo Safaris.  What an inspired choice that was!   This family company provides the perfect safari experience for photographers of every skill level. 

Stu is a fine wild-life photographer and a first-class teacher.  His knowledge of the habitat and habits of the animals and birds to be found in Kruger National Park is simply encyclopaedic.  My 25-year-old daughter and I eagerly adapted to the early morning wake-up call, to go off into the wilds in one of Stu’s specially fitted jeeps, to catch the sunrise. 

Every day brought its special moments and we returned home with thousands of photos to sort through and cherish for the memories they’ll bring back.

A safari with Wild 4 is a photographic experience with a master photographer, an initiation into the wonders of South African wildlife and spectacular landscapes - and an experience of friendship as everyone aboard the jeep bonds in common purpose.

Everything about Wild 4 is first class.  The organization is superb, accommodations excellent, choices of locale perfect.  Our safari with Stu and Wild4 was truly the experience of a lifetime.

Slim & Barbara Callaghan UK

Any aspiring photographer looking for a wildlife safari should go with Stu and Justyna Porter at Wild4.  You will be guided by a graduate professional photographer who is also a highly-qualified South African field guide.

Stu's knowledge of photography and understanding of African wildlife is exceptional.  He is also blessed with an amazing spotter's eyesight.  Each day his talents are passed on with sincerity and quiet enthusiasm.  Nothing is ever too much trouble and his positioning of the vehicle for the best light and animal profile is always his first consideration.

Any successful safari relies on a good backup team. This family company is most ably supported by Stu's wife Justyna who is the drive behind the scenes and efficiently arranges the accommodation and all the logistics.

This trip was most rewarding in both personal and photographic terms and one of the best we have ever enjoyed.  Sincere thanks to you all.

Helen Clarke AUSTRALIA

This was my third photographic trip to Africa, and I have to say the best!  Stu has great knowledge & passion for wildlife and photography that he is willing to share: I certainly learnt a lot.  The setup for photography in the vehicles is extremely well thought out.

There was an amazing variety of great photographic opportunities and I really enjoyed time spent with the animals.  I am very pleased with the results!

After coming away with renewed enthusiasm for photography, I am planning to do another trip with them soon.

Rita Daubeney UK

Thank you so much for the best safari I have ever been on and for your tremendous help with both the photography and Lightroom. 

I now understand more about both than I ever have.  Everything was brilliant. 

We were extraordinarily lucky with what we saw and my greatly improved technique means I will have memories that will last forever. 

Your Wild4 attention to detail means that things run smoothly in a part of the world not always known for that. 

I really can’t thank you and Justyna enough.

David Austwick UK

On arrival, we were treated as part of the family by the Wild4 Team.  We had everything we needed for the task – a specially equipped “Hide on Wheels”, a dedicated and professional approach to photography and plenty of time.

The initial sighting would be accompanied by the excited, rapid firing of shutters, but then we would settle and wait as long as necessary in the hope of getting something different.  Stu’s awareness of animal behaviour and camera settings was very useful in planning our shots.

His knowledge of African wildlife and skill as a wildlife photographer is second to none, and I have learned a lot from his expertise.  I am delighted with my photos!!

This was the trip of a lifetime, good accommodation, delicious food and great company.  It was altogether a wonderful, challenging and thrilling experience and, if you are looking for a photo safari in Africa, contact Stu Porter at Wild4.

Del Hunter UK

I've recently returned from a "Wild 4 Photo Safari" and can recommend them without reservation. Their skill, professionalism and expertise is excelled only by the standard of excellence shown in every aspect of the trip. 

From the logistics to the accommodation, the food to the transportation, their inside knowledge of African wildlife to their passion for what they do, every aspect SUPERB!! 

If you are looking for the ultimate "Photo Safari", this is it!  

I will definitely book again!!!

Rob Pelle NETHERLANDS

After 2 previous safari attempts were cancelled, I looked around and found Wild4.  Justyna was extremely helpful in putting together a tailor-made tour just for me.

I tend to shy away from flash but during a night shoot, I quickly learned a great new technique and the photographs turned out wonderful.  In short, Wild4 Photographic Safaris is the one you want to book with to get the best opportunities.

This is not the last time I will make use of their services.  Thank you Justyna & Stu for a wonderful time.