Wildlife Photography on Safari in Africa

There are 3 types of travellers interested in wildlife photography, who are inspired by the African landscapes, wildlife and people and who want to capture the best of this:

  • The first is those wanting to casually document their trip at their own pace and style. They wouldn’t mind a little advice along the way from their guide or ranger, and may be interested in hiring a bigger lens for a couple days to get that leopard shot, but they are happy to be left to their own devices as they go about this task.
  • The second is an amateur or professional photographer of any level, looking to improve their knowledge and skill in wildlife photography under specific instruction from a professional wildlife photographer. Those are the visitors who benefit greatly from scheduled or private departure guided photographic safaris which focus on improving the groups skills using professional equipment, custom-made vehicles, and the wealth of experience that the guide brings on animal behaviour and compositions.
  • The third is those amateur or professional photographers of any level that want maximum flexibility and therefore the most opportunities to capture the perfect shots. It is a hobby or career that demands time and patience and in depth knowledge of the subject if you are to succeed. This is best done by booking a private custom-made photographic safari vehicle and using the services of an experienced game ranger or private guide with a special interest in photography to get you into the best position to make this happen.

Photographic Safaris are offered all over Southern and East Africa in various forms. Please chat to us about how we can help you to find the right style of photographic safari for your individual or groups needs.

by Lisa Christie on Redfoot Safaris

Hi Joan - We have arrived home safely - with just a little jet lag. Your guidance and expertise in planning this trip was invaluable. The trip exceeded all of my expectations!! I would not have changed anything. It would be difficult to pick out the best part of the trip - in that each day was so special. Rob and Heath were exceptional and a great part in making the trip so special. Londolozi was amazing. I'm not sure who we have to thank for our special Anniversary treat of lunch in the tree house; but thank you, thank you, thank you!! It still brings tears to my eyes thinking of the it!! We started the trip by saying "if" we go back to Africa only for it to be quickly changed to "when" we go back to Africa. So until next time, I thank you again for making this such a special experience!!

by Pat Feeney on Redfoot Safaris

We were a group of three couples traveling to South Africa for the first time. We have traveled to Italy, Cuba, Mexico and other locations together and had arranged to stay in a house outside of Cape Town on our own. Redfoot Safaris was introduced to us by a friend in Phoenix that had a great experience in 2017. We communicated with Rex by email and phone and were impressed by his patience as none of us had ever been on a Safari and we had lots of questions. Rex arranged for us to have two full day tours of Cape Town and the surrounding area and we were so impressed with our guide that we engaged him for another full day. Upon arrival at Rattray on Mala Mala we could not believe how comfortable and luxurious the facilities were and the staff and their service was impeccable. Our guide, Garrett, was fantastic and a wealth of knowledge. We were exposed to a great number of animals and learned so much about their lives and their environment. It was both an educational and relaxing break and our photos and memories will be enjoyed for years to come. We highly recommend letting Redfoot make the arrangements so that the total experience can be enjoyed even though it is far from home. We would love to return and repeat the entire experience.

by the Murneys - South Africa on Redfoot Safaris

Our trip was just perfect - spent three days touring Cape Town and surroundings with our guide, George Meyer, who was fantastic. Other than our pick-up time, nothing was set in stone, and George allowed each day to unfold as it happened. We got to see everything on our list - and then some. From there we headed to MalaMala for a couple days safari, which were amazing - the accommodations at Rattray's were beautiful, and we saw more wildlife than we were expecting. Our safari guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and perfectly suited for our group. All details were taken care of by Redfoot/Rex, including being met at the Johannesburg airport, which was a huge help on our way home! Can't say enough about Rex, George, and MalaMala. Loved the trip!!

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