We offer tailor-made photographic safaris. Ranger Buck Safaris offers a wide range of exciting photographic safaris. Capture Africa’s wildlife, birdlife, and so much more through the lens of your camera. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, then this is an ideal experience, whether you are an amateur or a professional photographer.
Ranger Buck Safaris offers photographic safaris in the Greater Kruger National Park, as well as Mashatu and the breath-taking waters of the Okavango Delta in Botswana.
Greater Kruger National Park and botswana
WHAT TO DO
Londolozi is the home of the photographic safari. It has long been recognised as a superb location for wildlife photography, specialising in the big cats. Incredible light, diverse scenery, and a plethora of African wildlife set the stage for unsurpassed photographic theatre. There are many ways to take advantage of this incredible location:
For the photographic veteran, or anyone in search of privacy while on a game drive, wanting a vehicle entirely to themselves. A private safari vehicle can be reserved for individuals and families. A dedicated ranger and tracker team will focus on tailoring the safari experience around the guest’s specific needs and interests (e.g. birding, botany, big cats, photography etc.) This is ideal for experienced safari-goers, or those who enjoy a little more privacy.
The Londolozi Wildlife Photographic Experience
This is perfect for beginner and enthusiast photographers wanting to make photography the highlight of their safari. Londolozi is known across the world as a destination offering remarkable photographic wildlife opportunities. It is the perfect place to learn and craft this incredible art form.
Rent photographic equipment
The Londolozi Photographic Studio offers guests the chance to rent a multitude of professional-level photographic bodies, lenses, and accessories. Gone are the days of lugging heavy camera gear around the world. Now it’s as simple as pre-booking your gear, and finding it ready for use upon your arrival at the lodge.
First-time photographers can also try out the latest telephoto lens and body set-ups by requesting the equipment at their lodge. If you want to capture a close-up of a leopard in a tree, a fish eagle in flight, or zebras grooming each other, the Londolozi Photographic Studio has the right lens to get you the perfect shot!
The Londolozi Photographic Studio
The Londolozi Photographic Studio is very popular with guests, who are able to direct and produce their own creative work. With tuition from a qualified lightroom instructor, you can spend time between game drives editing and printing your best safari shots on wide-format canvas or high-quality photo paper, along with the final edited shots on a memory stick.
MalaMala Game Reserve offers some of the very best wildlife photographic opportunities on the planet. We have a dedicated photographic vehicle that can be reserved for individuals, families, or small groups travelling together. It is ideal for both enthusiastic amateurs, as well as seasoned veterans. This modified vehicle offers privacy and your very own experienced photographic ranger.
Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve has always been known for its breath-taking wildlife encounters. Our quiet approach, and the respect with which we conduct our safaris, have ensured that guests get up close with Africa’s amazing animals, and are able to take stunning photographs.
Ever since the first game drive took place at Sabi Sabi over three decades ago, photographers have clamoured for the opportunity of visiting our reserve, and many of their pictures have graced the pages of glorious coffee-table books.
Capturing safari experiences on camera has always been an integral part of the Sabi Sabi experience. The new digital age has made it easier for everyone to try their hand at taking the perfect picture. As equipment has evolved. and more advanced cameras have become available to all levels of photographers, a new and rewarding way of securing those precious memories is to engage a professional photographer to assist you with every step.
The Sabi Sabi Photographic Safari offers guests the unique experience of being guided by a professional photographer (a photographic host), through the intricacies of getting the very.
Exclusive Photographic Hides
In a first for photography in Southern Africa, Mashatu has an exclusive concession to provide dedicated photographic hides within the Mashatu Game Reserve. Guests can sit quietly and watch animals moving directly towards them, all the while taking pictures from unique angles, resulting in unique and exceptional quality photography.
What are photographic hides?
Photographic hides are structures built to maximise the photographic potential of the animal subjects that visit them. These hides can be used to view wildlife in the normal manner, but have been positioned with consideration of the angle of the sun, the background, and the angle the viewer occupies in relation to the animals and birds.
A professional wildlife photographer will accompany participants to the hides. They are on hand to tutor both aspiring and experienced photographers in camera techniques which will result in a vast improvement in the quality of their images.
A resident wildlife photographer is based at Mashatu Lodge to guide participants when they are in camp. Guests can also enlist his/ her services while on game drives in the Mashatu photographic vehicle should they require further tutelage over and above time spent in the hides. Guests at Mashatu may use the hides for normal game-viewing purposes, as well as for photography. It must, however, be noted that, regardless of their preference, they will always be accompanied by the photographic guide in the hides or a ranger from Mashatu Game Reserve.