WILD 4 PHOTO Pty Ltd

Wild4 African Photo Safaris

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

African Photographic Safaris since 2003

Tour 1 | MalaMala Photo Safari | Lions & Leopards | 2021

US$ 15,500 Sharing

US$ 16,900 Single

US$ 4,000 Deposit

LOCATION: South Africa

PLACES VISITED: Mala Mala Private Game Reserve

SKILL LEVEL: Any level from beginner to advanced - photo tuition and guidance is offered on this safari. 


This 11-day photo safari begins in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is spent exclusively at the best private game reserve in the Kruger area - the world famous MALA MALA.

You will fly into Skukuza Airport where you will be met and transferred directly to Mala Mala Game Reserve where you will meet your photo guide, Stu Porter.

Mala Mala is the oldest private game reserve in South Africa, and the place where numerous award-winning National Geographic wildlife documentaries have been filmed, such as "Beauty and the Beast", “Predators at War", and "Tjololo the Leopard".

At Mala Mala our main aim will be to track down and spend quality time with the reserve's wild Lions and Leopards. This is one of the best places in the world to see these cats and offers unrivalled photographic opportunities. At Mala Mala, we will also have the opportunity to go in search of the predators at night. All of the skills of night photography and how to capture the nocturnal world will be explained by Stu, offering a different set of experiences and photo opportunities.

A long stay of 10 nights will allow plenty of time to relax and settle into a routine, early morning, afternoon and night game drives will be on offer every day and we will get to explore all areas of this amazing reserve. Mala Mala has the most beautiful property with the jewel of the reserve being the beautiful Sand River, which at this time of year acts as a magnet drawing in a variety of thirsty herbivores and of course the predators are there waiting for them. The middle of the dry season is the best time to be at Mala Mala and over our 11 days we will have an incredible experieince filled with amazing photo opportunities.

At Mala Mala we are also allowed to go off road to follow animals or to get a better angle for light. Of course our focus will be on the Cats, but this reserve is full of many other mammals as well as a fantastic collection of birds, which we will also take time to photograph.

This is the ultimate place to experieince a relaxed photographic safari experience, with luxurious accommodation and excellent cuisine.

At the end of the safari you will fly from Skukuza Airport to Johannesburg, where the tour will end.

This is our most exclusive small-group photo safari with a maximum of 3 participants in 1 private vehicle. There is plenty of space for equipment and guaranteed access to both sides of the safari vehicle.

Stu will lead the tour and offer photo tuition and guidance.

Each photographer will have the complimentary use of a Visual Echoes panning plate.

WILD4's specially designed photo bars will attach to the vehicle we use at Mala Mala. These bars offer a very stable shooting platform. (for more information, please see the photos in the "TRANSPORT and LODGING" tab).

Along with an impressive variety 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 Hyena, Jackal, Crocodile, Giraffe, Waterbuck, Greater Kudu, Bushbuck, Nyala, Zebra, Wildebeest, Chacma Baboon, Vervet Monkey, and Warthog.

US$ 15,500 Sharing

US$ 16,900 Single

US$ 4,000 Deposit

  • Dates

    • 14th - 24th Aug 2021
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  • Duration

    • 10 nights / 11 days
  • Group Size

    • 3
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Testimonials I wanted to thank you so much for the best safari I have ever been on and for your tremendous help both with the photography and Lightroom. I understand more about both in relation to wildlife than I ever have. Everything was brilliant. We were extraordinary lucky with what we saw but being able to take better photo’s and then edit them with more knowledge means I will have memories that will last for ever. Your (Wild4) attention to detail means that things run smoothly in a part of the world not always known for that. I really can’t thank you and Justyna enough for that.

Rita Daubeney, UK

Testimonials This was the second trip I have booked through Wild4 and one of the most memorable and pleasurable trips I have ever been on in my life. We were blessed with incredible sightings from a frenzy of feeding wild dog to mating black mambas. The list is endless and the memories will linger for ever in the form of some great images shot from the customised vehicles driven by expert drivers. The camps chosen were great and there was a real and genuine feeling of being a part of your surroundings. A truly African experience. Botswana certainly came up trumps when delivering us such great sightings. From the bush to the Chobe river and the specially adapted photographic boats, you could not have asked for more. I must extend an enormous thank you to you Stu, for your endless patience and professionalism in everything you did for us. Thank you. Also a big thank you to Justyna who’s meticulous planning ensured a seamless trip to and in between each of our camps and destinations. Good job!

Stephen Tattersall, UK