Big 5 photographic safari is a journey in the big 5 country.
Escorted by a master photographer, we will explore part of the the central-southern section of the Kruger Park. This is real Rhino country, but you can find all big five and the large predators in particular. We’ll make a couple of stops at the Lake Panic Hide, the best of the all park.
From the Kruger we’ll head to the land of giants, in the wilderness of the Tuli Block, in Botswana. Elephant, Eland, Lion, spotted Hyena, Cheetah and Leopard will be on our target. In addition, Mashatu is also known for giving the opportunity to photographers to use its dedicated photography hides. Where you can shoot great photos of birds and other wildlife from a short distance and a different perspective. Accommodation will be at a nice tented camp.
Finally, we’ll complete this photography journey in the most exclusive of the private reserves of the Greater Kruger: Sabi Sands. We’ll have again a self-catering lodge at our sole use. Sabi Sands is one of the best places in all Africa for Leopard spotting.
Big 5 photographic safari is suggested in particular to:
lovers of wildlife photography.
Why big 5 photographic safari?
best bird hide of Kruger NP;
ultimate photography hides in Mashatu;
great chance of Leopard spotting;
best Greater Kruger’s private reserves.
big 5 safari;
wildlife photography with a professional master;
max 6 photographers, each with window seat.
Your accommodation type
bungalow (Kruger NP);
bushvilla / lodge (Hoedspruit);
tented camp (Mashatu)
self-catering lodge (Sabi Sands)
When to go
We run this photographic journey all year-round, although there are differences according to the different seasons. November to February is the best for birdwatching. From November to December and part of January is also the season of the newborns among many species of antelopes. While from November to March is the rainy season, which means that some showers may occur, but nothing to do with the heavy rains of other countries in Southern Africa. However, the bush gets thicker and spotting animal more difficult. The dry season (June-October) is definitely the best for safari, but you can’t match with the colors and the magic that the bush gets after the rains. In other words, every season has its charme, just go when you can. And if you can, try to the dry and the rainy season: you may struggle to reckon the same places!