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On this page, you will find a variety of articles specifically related to African Wildlife Photography. These include photo safari tips, techniques and equipment reviews, as well as interesting animal behaviour and wildlife sightings that were observed on our photographic safaris to destinations like Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

Links to these articles will also be added in our quarterly photo safari newsletter.

Photo Safari VIDEO trip report - Best of Botswana Photographic Safari - June 2019 - Botswana

Posted on 8th Jul 2019 in Wild4 Photo Safari Blog - All Videos|Photo Safari Video Trip Reports|

All VIDEO footage was taken on a 14-night Photo Safari to Moremi Game Reserve, Khwai Concession, Savuti and the Chobe River in Botswana - June 2019. WILD4 African Photographic Safaris "BEST of BOTSWANA" photo safari led by Stu Porter. Small Group Specialists Photo Safari VIDEO by Stu Porter View the PHOTO TRIP REPORT for this Photographic Safari

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Photo Safari VIDEO trip report - Best of Botswana Photographic Safari - May 2019 - Botswana

Posted on 8th Jul 2019 in Wild4 Photo Safari Blog - All Videos|Photo Safari Video Trip Reports|

All VIDEO footage was taken on a 12-night Photo Safari to Moremi Game Reserve, Khwai Concession, Savuti and the Chobe River in Botswana - May 2019. WILD4 African Photographic Safaris "BEST of BOTSWANA" photo safari led by Stu Porter. Small Group Specialists Photo Safari VIDEO by Stu Porter View the PHOTO TRIP REPORT for this Photographic Safari

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Pangolin Photo Boat on the Chobe River - Botswana

Posted on 7th Jul 2019 in Wild4 Photo Safari Blog - All Videos|Photo Equipment|

All VIDEO footage was taken whilst on the Pangolin Photo Boat and staying at the Pangolin Hotel at the Chobe River in Botswana. WILD4 African Photographic Safaris "Best of Botswana" photography safari led by Stu Porter. African Photo Tour Small Group Specialists Photo Safari VIDEO by Stu Porter

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Photo Safari VIDEO trip report - Tanzania & Elephants of Amboseli Photographic Safaris - March 2019 - Kenya & Tanzania

Posted on 6th Jul 2019 in Wild4 Photo Safari Blog - All Videos|Photo Safari Video Trip Reports|

All VIDEO footage was taken on a 15-night Photo Safari to Kenya's Amboseli National Park and Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Ndutu in March 2019. WILD4 African Photographic Safaris "Tanzania and Elephants of Amboseli" photography safari led by Stu Porter. Small Group Specialists Photographic Safari VIDEO by Stu Porter View the PHOTO TRIP REPORT for this Photographic Safari

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TEXT & PHOTOGRAPHS by Mike Lentz Trip Report: Focus on The Kruger Aug-Sep 2018 Being late winter here in Kruger National Park, things are quite dry and colours can be a bit challenging, however if you make the most of it during this time by getting up early you will be rewarded with some amazing opportunities to photograph natures splendour. First off we spent two nights at Satara Rest Camp after collecting Michael and Nicky at Skukuza airport. This is more...

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VIDEO trip report - Lions & Leopards of Kruger - July 2018

Posted on 3rd Aug 2018 in Wild4 Photo Safari Blog - All Videos|Photo Safari Video Trip Reports|

All VIDEO footage was taken in July on a 16 night stay at multiple locations in South Africa on a WILD4 African Photographic Safaris "Lions & Leopards of Kruger" photo safari led by Stu Porter VIDEO by Stu Porter

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VIDEO trip report - Best of Botswana - June 2018

Posted on 8th Jul 2018 in Wild4 Photo Safari Blog - All Videos|Photo Safari Video Trip Reports|

All VIDEO footage was taken in June on a 14 night stay in Botswana's Moremi Game Reserve, Khwai Concession, Savute, Chobe National Park and the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe on a WILD4 African Photographic Safaris "Best of Botswana" photo safari led by Stu Porter VIDEO by Stu Porter

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VIDEO trip report - Best of Botswana - May 2018

Posted on 8th Jun 2018 in Wild4 Photo Safari Blog - All Videos|Photo Safari Video Trip Reports|

All VIDEO footage was taken in May on a 14 night stay in Botswana's Moremi Game Reserve, Khwai Concession, Savute, Chobe National Park and the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe on a WILD4 African Photographic Safaris "Best of Botswana" photo safari led by Stu Porter VIDEO by Stu Porter

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VIDEO trip report - Tanzania & Elephants of Amboseli - Mar 2018 - Kenya

Posted on 11th Apr 2018 in Wild4 Photo Safari Blog - All Videos|Photo Safari Video Trip Reports|

All VIDEO footage was taken on a 15 night stay in Kenya's Amboseli National Park and in Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Ndutu, on a WILD4 African Photographic Safaris "Tanzania and Elephants of Amboseli" photo safari led by Stu Porter VIDEO by Stu Porter

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Lions kill Warthog then Buffalo chase Lions - Kruger Park, South Africa

Posted on 15th Oct 2017 in Wild4 Photo Safari Blog - All Videos|Interesting sightings|

This very interesting sighting took place in the Kruger National Park in South Africa, during the dry season. A pride of 9 Lions caught a Warthog near the Sabie River. The commotion attracted a huge herd of Buffalo that were feeding nearby and they came over to investigate. The two enemies faced each other for over an hour. The Buffalo repeatedly charged the Lions, but the Lions waited patiently and eventually made their way back to their Warthog kill once the...

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Predators of Mala Mala - South Africa

Posted on 30th Sep 2017 in Wild4 Photo Safari Blog - All Videos|Interesting sightings|

All VIDEO footage was taken on a 3 night stay at Mala Mala Main Camp in August on a WILD4 African Photographic Safaris "LIONS & LEOPARDS of KRUGER" photo safari led by Stu Porter VIDEO by Stu Porter

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Maasai Mara MAGIC - Kenya

Posted on 18th Sep 2017 in Wild4 Photo Safari Blog - All Videos|Interesting sightings|

A few video highlights from a visit to the Maasai Mara in Kenya, Elephant, Hippo, Zebra, Cheetah, Vultures, Lilac Breasted Roller, Serval, Eland, rain, Black Rhino, Ostrich, Leopard and Lions fighting.

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Testimonials As a return customer I can't recommend enough the experience of these trips as well as photographic opportunities that surpass all expectations.  In addition I have now visited the reptile centre, as part of the extension, twice. Both times I have been delighted with the skill and expertise of the rangers there.  The opportunities set up for photography are exceptional and that coupled with Stu's masterclass in close up and macro provides a day to remember.  If you get the opportunity to do the extension, take it as it's worth every minute.

Sharron Franks, UK

Testimonials For thirty-five years I had dreamed of going on a photographic safari in South Africa. This year I finally realized that dream and it is fair to say that my hopes and expectations were surpassed in every way. I had done extensive research on African photographic safaris on the Internet before settling on Wild 4 photo safaris. What an inspired choice that turned out to be! This family company run by Stu Porter and his wife, Justyna, and aided by Stu’s parents, John and Ann, provides the perfect safari experience for photographers of every skill level.  Stu is one South Africa’s finest wild-life photographers and a first-class teacher into the bargain. His knowledge of the habitat and habits of the animals and birds to be found in Kruger National Park is simply encyclopaedic. I was accompanied on the trip by my 25 year-old daughter, Amy, and we eagerly adapted to the early morning wake-up call to go off into the wilds in one of Stu’s specially fitted jeeps to photograph animals at sunrise.  Every day brought its special moments whether the spectacle of lions mating just a few metres from the jeep, or leopards lying lazily in the grass digesting a meal, or elephants and hippos frolicking in a river. The days sped by and we returned home with thousands of photographs of birds and animals to sort through and cherish for the memories they bring back. A safari with Wild 4 is more than a photographic experience with a master photographer: it is an initiation into the wonders of South Africa – its wild-life and spectacular landscapes - and, above all, an experience of friendship as everyone aboard the jeep bond in common purpose. Everything about Wild 4 is first class: organization is superb, accommodations excellent, choices of locale perfect. Our safari with Stu and Wild4 was truly the experience of a life-time.

Andrew Oliver, CANADA