Photo Safari VIDEO trip report - Best of Botswana Photographic Safari - May 2019 - Botswana
Posted by Wild4 Photo Safaris on 8th Jul 2019
Photo Safari VIDEO trip report - Moremi, Khwai Concession, Savuti and the Chobe River - May 2019 - Botswana. African Photographic Safaris, Small Group Specialists
A short photo safari video from the May 2019 small group Best of Botswana Photographic tour.
VIDEO by Stu Porter of WILD4 African Photographic Safaris
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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
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We have a particular affinity for bird photography, but also enjoy the African game animals. I'm pleased to say we are all thrilled with the entire trip. Stu met us at the airport on day 1, and what was to have been a quick couple hour drive to camp, took all afternoon until sunset, we found so many things to shoot. Then we wanted to do something slightly off the itinerary on day 2, and Stu again accommodated us. It was like that throughout the entire trip, the Porter family was very accommodating. Even though we were in a big national park using public facilities, the Porter family made us feel like we were in our own private game reserve, and the animals were there just for us. Stu's local knowledge of the birds and game is just great, he's a walking guide book. And because he's in Kruger so often, he knows where the best spots are. Also he knows all the other guides, and they share information. And most importantly if you are considering a photo safari, Stu is an accomplished nature photographer himself. He knows the light and how to position and approach for the best shot. He knows what photographers want and how to get it. The experience might be quite different if just any guide were to drive you around. And having a spotting vehicle out searching for game really helped us see some extra animals we wouldn't have seen. The results were outstanding. We saw and photographed all the of the big five, and several seldom seen animals totaling 33 mammal species and 164 bird species. All in all, the trip was great!! highly recommended!
Con Foley, USA
This was simply an outstanding photographic safari all round – by far the best that I have been on! As a keen enthusiast photographer, looking to step up a level with view to entering 2 competitions later in the year, I could not have hoped for more. Excellent ! The family based Wild4 team is personable and friendly and went the extra mile all the way through. They are very well organized and their prompt and helpful responses to queries pre-trip ensured they were easy and a pleasure to deal with. Stu Porter can pitch his photographic tuition at any level and his attention to detail and enthusiasm was spot on throughout this trip. I was surprised by just how much I learn’t because I was quite comfortable with my photo technique on arrival. I have easily adopted his full-on manual approach, every bit of which he was able to justify - a revelation! I am quite picky, but I cannot praise these guys enough and I will be back. Very many thanks to the whole team.