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Bastian & Matthias Freund USA

We enjoyed the Migration photo safari very much and were blessed to see so many crossings and animals in such a short period of time.

The safari was well organized, all accommodations were first class and the food was certainly a nice surprise considering we were in the wilderness!  Our guides took good care of us and were one reason that we saw such varied and exciting wildlife.  You picked a great support team for this safari!

Bastian and I learned a lot of new photo techniques, which we will use in the future to improve our photographic results.  Bastian for sure got hooked on time-lapse.  Thanks to you and all your preparation, your guidance and support, this was a once in a lifetime experience.  Our photographs will always remind us of you and the great time we spent together.  

Thank you!

Linda Cappello AUSTRALIA

I recently did a Wild4 trip with a friend, which far outweighed our expectations.   Wow, what a trip!.  Stu has extensive knowledge of the animals and their habitats and was always mindful of us getting the best shots possible.  We had our own bench seats which was great as we both had plenty of space for our equipment.   Each vehicle has beanbags to steady your camera/lens, pockets and enough room to take a camera bag.  I loved that we could sit and watch lions at Mala Mala play in the Sand River, it was a fantastic opportunity.

Stu provided us with some great tuition and I learned a lot of new photo techniques.  We had many opportunities for night photography, silhouettes, time-lapse, low light etc.,

I would highly recommend the Wild4 Team for your next photographic safari, you will not be disappointed.

Stephen Tattersall UK

This was the second trip with Wild4 and one of the most memorable and pleasurable I have ever been on.

We were blessed with incredible sightings, from a frenzy of feeding wild dog to fighting black mambas. The memories will linger forever through some great images shot from customised vehicles driven by expert drivers. 

The camps chosen were great and there was a real and genuine feeling of being a part of your surroundings.  A truly African experience.  From the bush to the Chobe River and the specially adapted photographic boats, we could not have asked for more. 

I must extend an enormous thank you to you Stu, for your endless patience and professionalism.  Also a big thank you to Justyna who’s meticulous planning ensured a seamless trip.  Good job!

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

Wild4's photo safari to Botswana featured two expert guides, Stu Porter and Nkosi Sibanda and the abundant wildlife of four different Botswanan hot spots. Those features alone are worth the price of admission, particularly since they include vehicle modifications that ensure the best possible photographic experience.

We spent the first ten nights in expedition-style mobile camps, “roughing it” with bucket showers and drop toilets and listening to the leopards, elephants and hyenas wandering in and around the camp at night.  However, the expert staff made "roughing it" a pleasure, preparing perfect meals, including fresh-baked bread and cakes and ensuring that the camp was safe and clean. 

We finished the 12-night trip in a luxury lodge on the Chobe River, where we photographed from a boat customised to accommodate serious photographers, in a waterway full of hippos and elephants and lined with Africa's most iconic birds.

If you can only go once to Africa, go to Botswana with Wild4 Photographic Safaris.  They will take care of every detail of your safari.  If you are an old Africa veteran, ditto.  You just can't go wrong with Wild4.

Marcia & Phil USA

We loved our custom trip to Namibia, with Wild4 African Photographic Safaris. Stu and Justyna planned every detail for my husband, me, and a good friend we met on a prior trip with WILD4.

We covered much of the country and had a mind-blowing variety of looks at a very interesting country. Our accommodations, meals and experiences could not be surpassed. Based on our preferences, we toured Sossusvlei in a fixed-wing plane/ the images we got there were breathtaking! We also did a balloon tour which was lovely and peaceful. Our 4x4 desert creature tour was intimate and revealed small animals that we'd have otherwise never seen. A 4x4 Sandwich harbor tour took us to yellow sand dunes, close-ups with 2 shipwrecks, close encounters with jackals, seals, birds, and the dunes themselves. We did a boat tour in Walvis Bay, where we were joined by pelicans & seals on board. A walking tour at Deadvlei was exhausting but worth it. Each tour was more incredible than we had imagined. What an unforgettable experience!!! And that's not even talking about Etosha - the animals were different and it was really enjoyable. Sebastian, our guide. was patient, knowledgeable, and helpful. 

This was our second tour with WILD4, and we are about to sign up for another. You can't go wrong with Stu and Justyna. Worth every penny! 

Thanks,

Marcia & Phil

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.

Murray Richards AUSTRALIA

This was my 3rd memorable trip with Wild 4.  The wildlife in Tanzania put on a show for us from dawn till dusk.  Cheetah's, lion prides, leopards, the birth of a gazelle and zebra.  Migrating herds of wildebeest and zebra's - this trip had it all!

Superb locations, great accommodation, amazing food and unique scenery.  I'll definitely be going back with Wild4!

What sets Wild4 apart is their attention to detail to support photographers and videographers.  Small groups, well-selected locations, high-quality camps/lodges and well-trained guides makes for a very well organised and intimate photographic safari experience. 

They provide not just a beanbag, but a beanbag 'system' for each photographer!  They provide panning plates, and photographic platforms designed by an experienced wildlife photographer.  The Wild4 team understand the needs of photographers on safari.

I can't recommend them highly enough for your African wildlife photographic experience.

Victoria Raphaela Photography USA

Every aspect of our trip was well planned. From the airport to the tent door, all possibilities were managed well. The pre-trip information provided was on the spot, and very helpful. This was my first venture with Wild4. I was thoroughly impressed! Having no concerns about the trip, left me to my task at hand, photography. Having the entire bench, was integral to ensuring shot position. I felt like this journey really bumped up skills, along with my Life perspective. I can scarcely think of one thing to improve upon. Stu's easy-going demeanor lent itself to calm outings as well. No worries! If a person is undecided, they need not be for this Safari! Expertise, Well Planned, Great Experience. Ponder no more - Book Now!

Ulhas Mayekar USA

I have always dreamed of taking a photo safari to Africa but had a disappointing first attempt last year.  The urge was still there, so after some more research, I came upon Wild4 African Photo Safaris.  I was excited that this time I would really get the experience I was hoping for, and it did not fail.

The pre-tour information left me well informed.  I could already tell that this would be an adventure of a lifetime.  On safari, Stu’s knowledge continued to surprise me.  Not only does he know about photography, but his familiarity with the animals and their environment is unbelievable.  This meant he never let us miss an opportunity.  Stu was patient and informative.  His tips will help with all of my future photography endeavours. 

This Wild4 Safari went above and beyond all of my expectations.  It really was a dream come true.