African Small Group Photo Safari Specialists
We focus exclusively on African photo safaris, taking you only to the most photo-productive destinations.
Be part of a small group photo safari atmosphere where each wildlife photographer is guaranteed a FULL ROW of seats in the safari vehicle.
We pay full attention to photographic aspects of a photo safari and the specific needs of both serious and amateur wildlife photographers.
WILD4 scheduled photo safaris offer quality time in the field (around 2 weeks) and our custom photo safaris can be tailored to suit the needs of the client.
If you prefer small groups and are serious about your wildlife photography, then our photo safaris are right for you.
Latest Trip Report
African Photo Safari trip report / BIG CATS of the Maasai Mara Kenya February 2019 / small group photographic safari
We had stunning weather and fantastic sightings on this February “Big Cats of the Mara” African Photographic Safari to Kenya's Maasai Mara. Not only did we have some great photo opportunties with all three of the big cats, Lion, Leopard and Cheetah, but we were also very proud to roll out our second photographically modified safari Land Cruiser on its very first safari. Splitting our 10 night stay in the Mara allowed us to explore two very different areas and to be in different places early in the morning...
Latest Blog Post
Photo Safari VIDEO trip report - Big Cats of the Maasai Mara Photographic Safaris - February 2019 - Kenya
All VIDEO footage was taken on a 10 night Photo Safari to Kenya's Maasai Mara Game Reserve in February 2019. WILD4 African Photographic Safaris “BIG CATS of the MAASAI MARA” photo safari led by Stu Porter Photo Safari VIDEO by Stu Porter
Shopping for a travel adventure on the Web is somewhat risky, but when I wanted to go on an African photo safari, I really had no choice. I looked around and finally 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. With a capacity for 10 passengers, the vehicle takes just three photographers. The three photographers' benches feature 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 veldt. What is not as obvious in the on-line description is that the vehicle comes equipped with Stu Porter, the Wild4 owner and guide. Stu, who bears a striking resemblance to movie actor Matt Damon, is a deceptively shy young man with an encyclopaedic knowledge of Kruger National Park, its animals, geography, geology, climate, seasons, and, of course, rules. He also has the eyes of an eagle and is the best leopard spotter in South Africa. Stu's knowledge and patience are seemingly infinite, and he somehow manages to be aware both of his passengers' needs and everything around us. He does everything humanly possible to give you the opportunity to get the best shot. And if you need more than just the opportunity, he can instruct even the most seasoned photographer on technique. Stu grew up next to Kruger National Park, and his mother (who does the meal preparation for the safari) started taking him there as soon as he was old enough. He has been accumulating his knowledge of the park and its animals all his life, and that comes in very handy when you need to know something about animal behavior. 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!
George Cathcart, USA
I wanted to thank you so much for the best safari I have ever been on and for your tremendous help both with the photography and Lightroom. I understand more about both in relation to wildlife than I ever have. Everything was brilliant. We were extraordinary lucky with what we saw but being able to take better photo’s and then edit them with more knowledge means I will have memories that will last for ever. 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 for that.
Rita Daubeney, UK