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Specialized Photo Safaris in Africa - Recommended Camps

Written by Daniel Koopowitz

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With such incredible light, varied scenery, and an abundance of African wildlife, the conditions are ideal for unrivaled photo safaris in Africa. If your client is a photography aficionado, consider booking them a photo safari for the opportunity to test their current skills and expand on them with the advice of professional photographic guides. It takes patience and commitment to take excellent wildlife photos, but they won’t be left disappointed with their experience.

Whatsmore, photo safaris in Africa give them the opportunity to avoid the crowds and instead share intimate sightings with individuals who share their enthusiasm and commitment. A number of opulent lodges on the continent offer specialized photographic safaris just for these types of travelers. Read on for a list of our hand-picked collection of the top camps for unforgettable photo safaris in Africa.

The journey starts here.

Selinda Camp | Botswana

Photography equipment at Selinda Camp - a great destination for a photo safari in Africa.
Complimentary camera equipment for clients to use at Selinda Camp

Great Plains Conservation Selinda Camp is located on the banks of Botswana’s Selinda Spillway as it enters the Linyanti River in one of the last unspoiled wilderness locations on earth. The camp is perfect for any level of photographer. Each tent at Selinda has a professional camera and lenses that clients can use, and they can download their pictures when they leave. A professional photographic guide is also on hand to provide personalized photography instruction for all levels of photographers wanting to advance their abilities. Clients can also reserve a stunning helicopter flight to capture gorgeous aerial photographs.

Londolozi Founders Camp | South Africa

People in the Londolozi photographic studio - a great addition to a photo safari in Africa.
A client in the Londolozi photographic studio

Captivating and intimate, Founders Camp is ideally situated along the banks of the Sand River in the greater famous Kruger National Park and offers a glimpse into the hidden aspects of river life. Due to the camp’s exceptional position, amazing photographic safari opportunities arise on every game drive. Londolozi provides all the ingredients for a successful photo safari in Africa. Their knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides (who are skilled in locating wildlife, placing the vehicle, and helping with camera settings) will lead clients and guarantee they are in the best possible position to catch the ideal moment and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Angama Mara | Kenya

The stunning photographic studio at Angama Mara - a great addition to a photo safari in Africa.
The stunning photographic studio at Angama Mara

Angama Mara is a magnificent safari lodge overlooking Kenya’s Masai Mara. The lodge’s photographic studio is a dynamic setting for teaching, sharing, and storytelling and is home to the latest camera and lenses available for hire. Clients have the option to schedule private, gratis photographic workshops and editing sessions of the images they have taken, all under the expert direction of the on-site team. Alternatively, clients can hire a photographer to take pictures with them while on safari in the Mara Triangle or gazing over the Mara from the escarpment’s edge.

Xigera Safari Lodge | Botswana

Clients at Xigera Safari Lodge capturing photos of their surroundings

In the Moremi Game Reserve, Xigera Safari Lodge offers exclusive access to an 11,120-acre wetland paradise in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Whether clients are just starting out or expanding their photographic portfolio, the staff of knowledgeable guides at Xigera are skilled at assisting photographers in making the most of their time in the Delta. Their safari guides are adept at carefully situating the boat or vehicle to create the ideal photographic angle, and Xigera’s safari vehicles have movable armrests that can be locked in place for long-lens stability. A stay here is a once in a lifetime photo safari experience.

Kwessi Dunes | Namibia

An aerial view of Kwessi Dunes - an excellent destination for a photo safari in Africa.
An aerial view of Kwessi Dunes in the NamibRand Nature Reserve

Deep within Namibia’s impressive NamibRand Nature Reserve, a vast desert wilderness covering more than 200,000 hectares, is where you’ll find Kwessi Dunes. The region’s diverse landscape that includes unraveling plains and craggy mountains makes this destination a photographer’s paradise. The NamibRand is also Africa’s first designated International Dark Sky Reserve meaning it’s one of the least light-polluted areas in the world and this makes for mesmerizing night photography opportunities.

Nkwali Camp | Zambia

People photographing elephants on foot at Nkwali Camp - a great destination for a photo safari in Africa.
Clients photographing elephants on foot

Nkwali Camp is situated on the Luangwa River’s beautiful meander, which overlooks the National Park. Since 2006, Robin Pope Safaris have worked with award-winning author and photographer David Rogers to guide photo safaris where he teaches clients how to improve their photography skills and make the most of their camera gear. Each year, David runs two sets of trips to South Luangwa and one of the stays is Nkwali Camp. David recommends early starts to guarantee that client’s get the lovely morning light, and late-afternoon trips to capture the iconic African sunset from this stunning location. He is able to provide individualized coaching, enhancing everyone’s technique in accordance with their ability and camera.

&Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge | South Africa

A man taking photos out on safari with &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge - the ideal destination for a photo safari in Africa.
A look at &Beyond Ngala’s state of the art camera mounts on their vehicles

&Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge is a classic safari lodge that is well situated on an exclusive concession inside the Timbavati Game Reserve. In order to help clients capture the shot of a lifetime, &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge’s knowledgeable guides will draw on their vast backgrounds in wildlife, birding, and landscape photography to offer guidance on shutter speed, lenses, filters, angles, lighting, and so much more. An exclusive experience is all but guaranteed with the use of a photographic safari vehicle outfitted with cutting-edge camera mounts.

Get in touch with one of our travel experts at Grand Africa Safaris today to include one or more of these photographic safari camps to your client’s next itinerary.