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Duba Plains in Botswana is famous for its lion sightings

A young cub in Kenya's Mara North Conservancy

Oryx wander the dunes near Serra Cafema

Photography holidays

Up-close photographic wildlife encounters and epic landscapes

Africa is a photographer's dream. And whether you specialise in capturing wildlife, landscapes, night skies or people and culture, we'll help you get the best out of your trip and plan a safari to maximise photographic opportunities.

Almost any trip to Africa will be photogenic, but for the real enthusiasts, we can arrange private vehicles, celebrated photographer guides and lodges renowned for up-close encounters with relaxed wildlife. For completely different perspectives, scenic helicopter and hot air balloon flights make for epic aerial shots or stay at camps with their very own photographic hides to stake out and let the animals come to you. We can also suggest the best times of year to go, whether to escape the crowds or for awe-inspiring seasonal events

If you have a 'dream' shot in mind – a cheetah mid-sprint, Sossusvlei at sunrise, dramatic river crossings during the wildebeest migration or portraits of mountain gorillas – get in touch to chat to one of the keen photographers on our team to start planning a safari that will place you when and where you need to be.

Our top photography safaris

Get inspired for your photographic safari in Africa.

Mombo Camp

The game densities, varied birdlife, fertile soils and classic Delta environments make Mombo an excellent place for photographers. Private vehicles are also available (at additional cost) allowing complete flexibility on where and when you want to go.

Vumbura Plains

Vumbura Plains is located on Botswana’s Kwedi Concession. The range of environments here are not only attractive in their own right but also draw large numbers of wildlife and birdlife. All this makes Vumbura a fantastic stop for photographers.

Zarafa Camp

Co-owned by wildlife filmmakers and photographers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, Zarafa is one of the best camps for photographers in Botswana. A number of Canon 5D cameras are available for guests’ use and the guides are great at positioning for pictures.

Kaingo Camp

With specialist hides for carmine bee-eaters, hippos, elephants and general wildlife, Kaingo is ideal for photography holidays in Zambia. Their vehicles have beanbags and dust covers, and the guides have been trained how to position vehicles with photographers in mind.

Mwamba Bushcamp

Mwamba has two hides allowing you to get close to the wildlife, great for photography holidays in Zambia. In addition, all Mwamba's vehicles have clamp stabilisers, beanbags and camera dust covers – and their guides are acutely aware of what photographers want.

Vundu Camp

The guiding team at Vundu Camp, headed by owner Nick Murray, is one of the best in Zimbabwe. The opportunity to canoe the Zambezi, approach big game on foot and explore Mana Pools with an expert gives photographers a huge range of potential subjects.

Camp Hwange

With a guiding team led by Dave Carson, one of the country’s leading professional guide examiners, Camp Hwange’s guiding team is one of the best. This makes it a fantastic option on a photographic safari to Zimbabwe.

Hwange Bush Camp

Hwange Bush Camp focuses on excellent guiding and walking, both of which make a wonderful camp for photographers. Exploring on foot allows without the noise of an engine allows guests to see the little things they might miss from a vehicle.

Camp Hwange

With a guiding team led by Dave Carson, one of the country’s leading professional guide examiners, Camp Hwange’s guiding team is one of the best. This makes it a fantastic option on a photographic safari to Zimbabwe.

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

Gonarezhou National Park is perhaps Zimbabwe's most varied national park. The range of landscapes, wildlife and birdlife make it a photographers dream and a top guide from Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge only makes it better.

Little Vundu

Little Vundu's guiding team, headed by owner Nick Murray, is one of the best in Zimbabwe. Canoeing the Zambezi, approaching wildlife on foot and exploring Mana with one of Nick's guides gets photographers up close and personal with their subjects.

Desert Rhino Camp

For a photographic safari in Namibia, Desert Rhino Camp offers exceptional opportunities to capture the black rhino that wander this semi-desert region, along with other desert adapted wildlife, while the dramatic scenery of the ancient Etendeka lava flows make for great landscape photography.

Serra Cafema

Namibia abounds with otherworldly environments but the often Martian like landscapes around Serra Cafema are some of the most remote and photographic in Southern Africa.

Hoanib Skeleton Camp

With scenery ranging from rugged mountains to rolling sand dunes and the Skeleton Coast, Hoanib Camp offers a spectacular opportunity for landscape photographers in Namibia.

Kulala Desert Lodge

The iconic dunes of the Namib Desert are a must for landscape photographers in Namibia. Kulala's private entrance into the Namib-Naukluft National Park means that visitors on a guided excursion can make the most of the morning light on the dunes.

Ongava Lodge

The photographic hide at Ongava Lodge overlooks a waterhole just in front of the lodge. Whether you are a budding photographer or just keen to get closer to the action it offers guests a unique perspective on Namibia’s wildlife.

Kwara Camp

The safari vehicles at Kwara have a roof-removal option, offering almost unobscured views and are ideal for a photographic safari in Botswana. Avid photographers can take a private vehicle/guide (at additional cost) for ultimate flexibility on activities.

Lagoon Camp

A private vehicle and guide is relatively inexpensive at Lagoon Camp, allowing avid photographers in Botswana the ultimate flexibility in focus and pace of game drives.


Set high above the Mara River, Serian offers spectacular views. Private vehicles and guides offer complete flexibility and bush walks are available for those hoping to photograph their surroundings from a new perspective.

Serian Nkorombo

Guests enjoy autonomy with a private vehicle and guide. You can pause to wait for the perfect angle or visit your favourite viewpoint. Open Land Cruisers offer fantastic visibility while the location provides brilliant wildlife and migration access.


Near the confluence of the Mara and Talek rivers, Rekero is in the heart of the Mara reserve – ideally located to capture the migration. The standard of guiding is superb and a specialised photographic vehicle is also available to book.

Namiri Plains Camp

There is a specialist photographic vehicle based at Namiri Plains with drop-down sides to allow photographers to lie down and get low-angle photographs and just the three swivel seats for full view and minimal disruption.

Photography holidays in Africa

Browse trip ideas by country.

Photography holidays in Botswana


Botswana is one of Africa's top safari destinations and also one of our key recommendations for ...

Photography holidays in Kenya


Kenya is a delight for keen photographers, with fascinating wildlife to watch against the backdrop ...

Photography holidays in Mozambique


Mozambique offers marine national parks, hundreds of pristine islands and coral reefs - some of ...

Photography holidays in Namibia


There is a reason why Namibia features so heavily in photography competitions such as Wildlife ...

Photography holidays in Rwanda


Rwanda has a reputation as one of the top locations in Africa for trekking the mountain gorillas ...

Photography holidays in South Africa

South Africa

South Africa is a good country for a photography holiday; it offers scenic environments, varied ...

Photography holidays in Tanzania


Tanzania offers some spectacular locations and wildlife for photography holidays in Africa, even ...

Photography holidays in Zambia


Professional photographers lead few of our ideas for photography holidays in Africa, but we do ...

Photography holidays in Zimbabwe


Zimbabwe is a great spot for photography, providing myriad opportunities to keen photographers...

Africa trips to appeal to many different interests

Click below for ideas, then call us to discuss what you want. We will design a trip perfectly for you, around your interests.

Beach holidays

Beach holidays

Discover Africa's coast and tropical islands.



Diverse habitats, discreet hides and superb guiding.

Cultural experiences

Cultural experiences

Get an insight into Africa's cultures and history.

Diving & snorkelling

Diving & snorkelling

Find captivating marine life beneath the waves

Family holidays

Family holidays

Hand-picked camps for an incredible family safari.



Romantic safaris and castaway island retreats.



First-class service, scenic vistas and unparalleled comfort await you during these carefully selected luxury holidays. 

Private villas & houses

Private villas & houses

Enjoy Africa with just your friends & family

Riding holidays

Riding holidays

Explore Africa's wilderness on horseback.

Solo Travel

Solo Travel

Trip ideas ideally suited for a solo traveller.



Explore Africa's most scenic trails on foot.

Walking safaris

Walking safaris

Explore Africa's untouched wildernesses on foot.



Wellness escapes in stunning locations

Wildlife safaris

Wildlife safaris

These trips include hard-hitting game and fascinatingly elusive species alike, as well as superb guiding and a variety of diverse ecosystems.

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