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Kruger National Park Photo Safari - July 2022

July 14th - 24th, 2022
Kruger National Park Photo Safari - July 2022
South Africa &
3 Spaces

OVERVIEW

This 11 Day Photographic Safari is based exclusively in Africa’s oldest wilderness reserve, the Kruger National Park in South Africa.

The tour will be booked through our office and fulfilled by our partners in South Africa, Lawson’s birding, wildlife and custom safaris.

The focus of this tour will be to capture the huge diversity of species found in the Kruger with an emphasis on photographing anything that you find. You will be staying in two of Kruger's best photographic areas. The aim is not to tick species off a list, instead, your focus will be on taking the best photos you can, often stopping for the same species if you feel you can improve on existing images. By the end of this photo tour, you will have captured a wonderful variety of landscapes, birds, herbivores, carnivores and reptiles.

From Johannesburg, you will fly east towards the Kruger and land at Skukuza Airport where you will be met by your photo safari guide. You will then make your way to Central Kruger, known for its more open landscapes, dotted with Marula, Leadwood and Jackalberry trees.  For 5 full days, you will venture out in one of our special photographic vehicles. You will leave camp early to take advantage of the cool mornings when the predators are still active. A packed lunch enables you to be flexible if necessary, and stay out to photograph anything of interest. The end of each day is spent photographing a beautiful African sunset.

The second part of your photographic safari will take you to Southern Kruger, an area dominated by the open basalt plains in the east, the beautiful Sabi River in the centre and the rocky granite areas in the west. Your camp for your final 5 nights is conveniently located close to some very photo productive rivers and waterholes. Here you will photograph animals as they come to the water to drink as well as Hippos, Crocodiles and a good variety of water birds. The Sabi River, with its massive Sausage and Mahogany trees, is the perfect home of the elusive Leopard.

At the end of the photographic safari, you will fly from the Kruger (Skukuza) back to Johannesburg where the tour will end.

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

This is South Africa's flagship national park and the largest in the country at over 20 000 sq kilometres (nearly 8000 sq miles). Formed in 1896, Kruger shares its eastern border with the country of Mozambique. Kruger is a wildlife photographer's heaven with a diverse collection of mammals, birds and reptiles. The terrain is mostly flat with low ranges of hills. Stunningly beautiful seasonal rivers cross the park and provide the lifeblood for its inhabitants.

DETAILS:

There are only 3 spaces available on this photo tour in 1 private photographic vehicle. This will offer you plenty of space for equipment and guaranteed access to both sides of the safari vehicle.

Leon Marais will lead this photo tour.

There is no specific photographic tuition on this safari, making it best suited for intermediate to advanced photographers who are confident with their photography skills. Our professional, and experienced safari guide will locate the wildlife and position the vehicle correctly, considering the light and distance to the subject.

Along with an impressive portfolio of birds, you will also have a good chance to see and photograph the following:

Lion, Leopard, African Wild Dog, Cheetah, Elephant, Cape Buffalo, White Rhino, Hippo, Spotted Hyaena, Jackal, Crocodile, Giraffe, Waterbuck, Greater Kudu, Bushbuck, Nyala, Zebra, Wildebeest, Chacma Baboon, Vervet Monkey, & Warthog.

CATERING:

All meals and selected drinks are included on this safari.

Please note that breakfasts and lunches are participational, which means the following:

Before you leave for the morning game drive, you will meet at your guide's accommodation for a picnic-style breakfast that will include: Cereal, fruit, yoghurt, toast, tea & coffee.

At breakfast, you will each be allocated a small cooler bag into which you will pack your own food from the selection provided (sandwiches, fruit & snacks). You may end up spending the day out in the field so it is wise to take enough to keep you going all day.

Bottled water is provided on the game drives.

Dinners will be enjoyed at the camp's restaurant. Dinner drinks (local wine, beer, soda and water) are included.

DAY 1

Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Skukuza (SZK). Road transfer to Satara Camp in central Kruger

If your international flight arrives this first day you need to make sure you can link with the domestic flight to Skukuza that departs at around 11 am.

If you are concerned you might miss the flight to Skukuza we recommend you arrive a day earlier and stay for one night in an airport hotel. We can help arrange this for you.

Your guide, Leon Marais will meet you at Skukuza Airport (inside Kruger Park). Road transfer with photography to Satara Camp, arriving in the late afternoon.

You will stay for 5 nights inside the Kruger National Park at SATARA CAMP in an en-suite bungalow.

(All meals included)
(Local drinks included)

DAY 2

Morning & Afternoon photo game drives in the central section of Kruger Park

Enjoy relaxed and flexible photography.

DAY 3

Morning & Afternoon photo game drives in the central section of Kruger Park

Enjoy relaxed and flexible photography.

DAY 4

Morning & Afternoon photo game drives in the central section of Kruger Park

Enjoy relaxed and flexible photography.

DAY 5

Morning & Afternoon photo game drives in the central section of Kruger Park

Enjoy relaxed and flexible photography.

DAY 6

Move to Lower Sabi Camp in Southern Kruger Park

Continue to enjoy relaxed photo game drives as you transfer through the park to your next camp.

Arrive in the late afternoon and enjoy the final moments of the day at the famous sunset dam, right outside Lower Sabi Camp.

You will stay for 5 nights inside the Kruger National Park at LOWER SABI CAMP in an en-suite bungalow.

(All meals included)
(Local drinks included)

DAY 7

Morning & Afternoon photo game drives in the southern section of Kruger Park

Enjoy relaxed and flexible photography.

DAY 8

Morning & Afternoon photo game drives in the southern section of Kruger Park

Enjoy relaxed and flexible photography.

DAY 9

Morning & Afternoon photo game drives in the southern section of Kruger Park

Enjoy relaxed and flexible photography.

DAY 10

Morning & Afternoon photo game drives in the southern section of Kruger Park

Enjoy relaxed and flexible photography.

DAY 11

Short morning game drive. Fly back to Johannesburg from Skukuza Airport. Connect with your international flight home.

Enjoy your final morning game drive with photography en route to Skukuza Airport for a midday flight back to Johannesburg.

You will arrive in Johannesburg in the early afternoon which will allow plenty of time to connect with your international flight in the evening.

(Breakfast, lunch and drinks included)

STEP 1 - PLEASE READ OUR BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

We first recommend that you read and become familiar with our booking terms & conditions, which can be found on this page, under the PRICES box.

STEP 2 - GET IN TOUCH

Get in touch with us to confirm that there are still spaces available on the photo safari that you are interested in. Click on the “ENQUIRE NOW” button above.

STEP 3 - AWAIT A REPLY FROM US & THEN CREATE YOUR CLIENT ACCOUNT

Once we confirm with you that there is space available, and you would like to join the safari, we will send you a direct link via email. Follow this unique link to sign up to our CLIENT AREA.  After you have registered with your name, email address and a password of your choice, you will then be asked to complete our online booking form.

STEP 4 - COMPLETE A BOOKING FORM

As soon as we receive your completed booking form/s (1 per participant) then you will be required to send us the deposit to secure your place on the safari.

STEP 5 - SEND YOUR DEPOSIT

Deposits can be paid via credit card, PayPal or international bank transfer. We will notify you as soon as your deposit arrives. Places on the safari will only be confirmed once we have received both a completed booking form and deposit payment.

STEP 6 - FINAL BALANCE PAYMENT

As soon as your booking form and deposit are with us, we will update your CLIENT AREA to display the outstanding balance amount. This amount will be due 90 days before the start date of the safari.