If taking wildlife photos and safari holidays appeal to you, why not do a photography safari and enjoy them both? C4 Photo Safaris specialises in trips to Africa, with photography tours accompanied by professional photo guides. These guides help you to improve your camera skills and snap the best shots. Or, if you’re keen on something without a photo focus, C4 also offers customised private safaris for groups, including families. Here are just four of the stunning destinations you can explore with them.
#1 Mashatu, Botswana
The privately owned game reserve in East Botswana has a beautiful and diverse landscape, consisting of bushland, woodlands, marshland, sandstone cliffs and basalt formations. The Shashe, Motloutse and Limpopo rivers run through it, and it’s part of the larger Northern Tuli game reserve which covers a sprawling 71,000 hectares. A good time for predator sightings is during the winter months. You’ll be able to see elephants by the river and cheetahs lying amongst the trees. At the waterholes, doves and guineafowl come by for a drink, attracting birds of prey such as gabar goshawks and tawny eagles.
#2 Masai Mara, Kenya
Witness millions of wildlife crossing the Mara River during the annual migration between August and October. During this amazing phenomenon, you’ll see various animals on the move include masses of wildebeest gathering along the river banks where hungry crocodiles lurk. You can also expect to see predators like cheetahs, lions and hyenas. Besides following the migration, the area is great for spotting other wildlife, including antelope species such as Topi and Dik Dik. The Mara also has one of the largest buffalo bull populations on the continent and has a huge density of birds of prey. While you’re there, keep a lookout for the Rupell’s Griffon, a rare vulture species.
#3 Serengeti, Tanzania
If you hope to catch the migration, another good spot is the plains of the Serengeti in North Tanzania. From wildebeests to zebras, the area is home to rich wildlife including elephants and giraffes. Watch hippos gathering at the water holes, jackals, hyenas, cheetahs and lions on the hunt and raptors circling above. It’s a wonderful place to witness the interaction between predators and prey, especially during the calving season that typically happens between January and February each year. What’s more, the grass plains are dotted with umbrella thorn trees and kopjes (rocky outcrops), offering travellers a quintessentially African backdrop to enjoy.
#4 South Luangwa, Zambia
Another key destination is the popular South Luangwa National Park in east Zambia. It’s part of the Luangwa River Valley, one of the few remote and untamed wildernesses in Africa. The area has a rich ecosystem where loads of wildlife flourish – you’ll come across lions, leopards, wild dogs, hyenas, elephants, buffalos, zebras, giraffes and many others. Besides enjoying wildlife sightings, you can take in views of the dense forests of African ebony and the Luangwa River.
Book a tour with C4 Photo Safaris
Choose to go in a group with other travellers or opt for a private photography tour customised to your liking. For private tours, you’ll be able to choose the preferred route, schedule and accommodation.
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