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 3 | 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. 

PHOTO TOUR LEADER: Stu Porter


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.

From Johannesburg, you will fly into Skukuza Airport where you will be met by Stu and transferred directly to Mala Mala Game Reserve in time for lunch.

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. This time of the year is the dry season and the river acts as a magnet drawing in a variety of thirsty herbivores and of course, the predators are there waiting for them. Over our 11 days, we will have an incredible experience 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 experience a relaxed photographic safari experience, with luxurious accommodation and excellent cuisine.

At the end of the safari, you will fly from Skukuza Airport back 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

    • 4th - 14th Oct 2021
      1 place available
  • Duration

    • 10 nights / 11 days
  • Group Size

    • 3
  • Tour Led By

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Testimonials I am a Molecular Biologist by profession and a serious amateur nature photographer and have been on a number of organized trips over the last 10 years with the dual aims of enjoying nature and getting the best images possible. The organization of a two week trip with Wild 4 Photographic Safaris through Kruger National Park I shared with two other photographers and it was as good as I have ever experienced. The Porter family was friendly, knowledgeable and intuitively supportive. Stu really knows his subjects and spared no effort in getting the photographers into the best situation. He has a very pleasant, calm personality and is an accomplished nature photographer and naturalist which means he knows where the light or action is best and often what is about to happen. His vehicle is also well set-up for discriminating photographers. Justyna was just brilliant in getting things organized in the background. Having our own scout vehicle to report activity in the area while we pursued other subjects, worked well, and on a number of occasions provided photo opportunities we would have missed otherwise. In summary; rating out of 10…….no doubt a 10.

Graeme Guy, NEW ZEALAND

Testimonials Justyna and Stu - I just wanted to take a moment to express my sincere thanks for again arranging a simply marvelous photographic safari for us. It was perfect in all respects. And we were blessed with some truly amazing animal behavior to photograph. We had great skies, great camps, GREAT guides in David and Mamai, and great everything else. (including the new photo land cruiser)

Bruce Hollingsworth, USA