Wild4 African Photographic Safaris

Wild4 African Photo Safaris

Specialist small group photo safaris to South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia

July 2017 - WILD4 Photo Safari vehicle Launch - KENYA

Posted by Wild4 Photo Safaris on 28th Jul 2017

WILD4 Specialist Photographic Vehicle - Kenya

A short video launch of our professionally modified photographic 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser. The first one of its kind in Africa !! Built especially for serious nature photographers.

We are very proud to announce the launch of our first Kenyan photographically modified safari vehicle, which will be available for use on both our scheduled and custom designed photo safaris within Kenya.

Our previous clients will know how we have pioneered the way to provide photographic supports on vehicles for photographers. Our professional adjustable photobar and beanbag systems that we use on safari vehicles in Botswana, Kruger, Mala Mala, Namibia and Tanzania offer a comfortable solution to the challenges of using heavy telephoto lenses. With the launch of our latest photographically modified safari vehicle, we have taken these photographic modifications to a new and even more professional level.

The vehicle was purchased in 2016 and the unique photo modifications were done in March 2017. We then took the vehicle for a test run to Tsavo, East, West and Amboseli in Kenya, in early July and not only did the vehicle prove to be better than we had hoped, we will also be launching a new tour to include Tsavo, Amboseli and the Masai Mara. The first of these trips will be run in 2018, details of which will be posted soon.

The vehicle has been modified specifically for photography and here are just some of the special features that it offers:

> More comfortable and more spacious than other vehicles
> Specially designed seat back pockets for photographic equipment
> Comfortable seated and standing shooting positions
> Seated shooting height can be adjusted based on how tall you are
> Professional beanbags and panning plates are provided
> A Gimbal can be attached (but not provided)
> Re-charging facilities on board
> Roll back canvas roof for unobstructed views
> Roll up canvas sides for better field of view when seated
> Unique rain protection system allows for photographing in the rain
> Ready to use GoPro / Action Camera mounting points
> Comfortable reclining seats
> Maximum of only 3 photographers with access to both sides of the safari vehicle

After 15 years in the industry focusing purely on small group photographic safaris, I believe that this is without doubt the most unique and versatile photo safari vehicle in Africa !

We look forward to welcoming you in Kenya !

CLICK on this link to view the vehicle launch VIDEOWILD4 Kenyan Photo Safari Vehicle

We specialize in small group photo safaris with a maximum of 3 clients, one tour leader and one driver / guide


We specialize in small group photo safaris with a maximum of 3 clients, one tour leader and one driver / guide



Each client will have access to BOTH sides of the safari vehicle, as well as the ability to photograph from the roof in a standing position.



Re-charging facilities are available onboard for charging camera batteries or devices that use a USB port



Our uniquely designed seat back pocket system allows you to unpack your essential gear and have it ready for immediate use





Our unique adjustable photobar & beanbag system covers the important issue of shooting height. No matter how tall or short you are, our system will offer you a comfortable photographic position

The roll up canvas windows and entirely open window allow for unobstructed views



A Gimbal can be attached to our photobar system via a g-clamp. We do not provide these items, but you are welcome to bring them with you.



A special rain flap allows for protected shooting during rain storms to achieve “animals in the rain”  images without getting your equipment wet. Photo COPYRIGHT: LARRY JACKSON, www.ljaxphotos.com



An example of the rain flap being used and the resulting image of a Lioness in the rain



The WILD4 Kenyan Photo Safari Vehicle, pictured here at the Galana River in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya.
Undoubtably unique, and the most versatile in Africa !

Available on our scheduled trips, custom designed itineraries as well as FOR HIRE - contact us for more details..

CLICK on this link to view the vehicle launch VIDEOWILD4 Kenyan Photo Safari Vehicle

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2 Comments

  • Great looking vehicle with everything a photographer needs. Tempting, very tempting!!!

    Graham Clark - July 28th, 2017 at 12:58pm

  • Awesome! Stu, you are the most innovative photo tour leader ever.

    Don Getty - July 28th, 2017 at 9:36pm

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Testimonials 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


Testimonials This was truly a fantastic safari. The camping experience gave us the feel of being closer to nature as opposed to being in a lodge without really roughing it and the camp food was superior to the lodge buffets. The photographic opportunities were great throughout the safari and our time on the Chobe River was exceptional. As a veteran of 13 safaris to other locations in Africa I can say this was fantastic.

Don Getty   www.dongettywildlifephotography.com, USA