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Wild4 African Photographic Safaris Blog

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 I was fortunate to be on Wild4's "Best of Botswana" trip in May 2014. It could well be the Best of Africa. This trip featured two expert guides (Stu Porter himself and Nkosi from Letaka Safaris) and the abundant wildlife of four different Botswanan hot spots, with relatively few other vehicles around. Those features alone are worth the price of admission, particularly since they include Stu's vehicle modifications that ensure the best possible photographic experience. But if that isn't enough, 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 camps at night. But don't worry about the "roughing it" part. The expert staff prepares perfect meals, including fresh baked breads and cakes, and ensures that the camp is 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 (i.e. people with lenses bigger than their legs) and 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 to ensure that everything is just right. If you are an old Africa veteran, ditto. You just can't go wrong with Wild4.

George Cathcart, USA


Testimonials 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, but the unexpected bonus for me was the day spent at the reptile centre (part of the extension). I am very pleased with the results! After coming away with the renewed enthusiasm for photography, I am planning to do another trip with them soon."

Helen Clarke, AUSTRALIA