A private photographic safari with AfriFriends is just that - a safari with local friends that, like you, are keen photographers. Our journeys are casual, flexible and focused on providing you with diverse photo opportunities of our countries scenic beauty, its people and its wildlife.

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South Africa

Situated at the tip of the African continent and surrounded by two oceans, South Africa boasts breathtaking scenery, more than 20 national parks, a rainbow of cultures, quaint villages and cosmopolitan cities that makes for a truly diverse and exhilarating photo safari.

Addo Elephant National Park provides some spectacular elephant viewing and the unique opportunity to view marine life such as whales and great white sharks.

Augrabies Falls National Park, place of Great Noise, with its powerful flow of water down the Orange River Gorge. A great wilderness destination with a good variety of wildlife.

Golden Gate Highlands National Park, famous for its captivating scenery and colourful sandstone formations, which shine golden-yellow in the evening sun.

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, is a semi-desert of red dunes that form a magnificent backdrop for wildlife photography.

Kruger National Park, this world-renowned park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa.

Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site is the ideal photographic location for anyone interested in wildlife and birds.

Marakele National Park in the heart of the Waterberg Mountains, a 'place of sanctuary' for an impressive variety of wildlife contrasted by imposing mountain landscapes, deep valleys and grass-clad hills.

Mokala National Park, nestled in the hills, the landscape boasts a variety of koppieveld (hills) and large open plains with a prolific number of bird species and mammals.

Mountain Zebra National Park, crystal clear air, beautiful scenery, tranquility and an abundance of wildlife offer you a special and personal African wilderness experience at.

Tankwa Karoo National Park, exquisite Karoo landscapes, endemic birds, night skies and surreal desert moonscapes.

|Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park lies in a dry and remote area and the landscape is harsh and spectacular. The Orange River cuts through the centre of the reserve, creating a green oasis that is stark contrast to the surrounding landscape.

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Namibia

Namibia is the soul of Africa, characterised by vast open spaces, breathtaking scenery and great contrasts – ocean, dunes, mountains and vast desert of rolling dunes and swirling mists, stirs the spirit and moves the heart.

Etosha National Park is Namibia’s prime wilderness conservation area. The park consists mostly of grassy plains around a huge salt pan, which becomes a beautiful lake after heavy rains. Etosha holds one of the largest populations of black rhino in the world and rare species like the black-faced impala, Hartmann’s mountain zebra and the smallest antelope in the world, the Damara dikdik.

The Skeleton Coast, a evocative, atmospheric and haunting photographic destination. The rusted remains of wrecked ships are often surrounded by swirling mists that make for moody and dramatic visuals.

Twyfelfontein has one of the largest and most important concentrations of rock art in Africa. is located close to a freshwater spring in a remote semi-arid area at the head of a valley in Damaraland,

Damaraland, this breath-taking mountainous region is home to an assortment of desert-adapted wildlife such as elephant, rhino, zebra and lion, which eke out an existence in this near-barren landscape.

NamibNaukluft National Park hosts some of the highest accessible dunes in the world - the dunes at Sossusvlei.

The Fish River Canyon should be on everyone’s list of things to see before they die. The canyon is the second largest in the world and the largest in Africa.

Khaudum National Park is an open-fenced wildlife refuge for the endangered African wild dog and the wary leopard. The rare roan antelope is found here in spectacular numbers, as is the tsessebe, kudu and blue wildebeest. Lions prowl the the savanna woodlands and sandy surfaces in their powerful prides, while giant herds of buffaloes and elephants cast heaving shadows on the rugged terrain. Lappet-faced vultures, bateleurs and brightly-coloured bee-eaters occupy the sky.

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Botswana

Botswana is blessed with some of Africa’s most beautiful reserves. From the crystal-clear waters of the Okavango Delta to the red sand dunes of the Kalahari Desert.

The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the largest, most remotely situated reserve in Southern Africa, offering almost exclusive wildlife sightings and reveals magnificent expanses of desolate pans which offer exceptional photographic opportunities.

The Makgadikgadi Pans are the largest salt pans in the world, remnants of an ancient lake which attract large flocks of flamingos in the wet season and is well-known for providing awe-inspiring star gazing, as well as big herds of antelope followed by predators, making for fantastic game viewing.

Mabuasehube Game Reserve is a rare kind of place, a place where you can still feel like a great explorer, where the ecosystem feels complete and whole and you have to be totally self-sufficient, face challenges and depend on your own wits. It is a true wilderness where great African predators co-exist with human visitors.

Chobe National Park is famed for having Africa’s largest single concentration of elephant along the Chobe River. From the water you can get close and personal.

Savute Game Reserve is a remote and wild corner of Chobe National Park, stretching from the park’s northern boundaries to the Linyanti River. With the Savute Channel flowing again the region has reverted to its natural lush and marshy state. Large numbers of wildlife have been attracted to this rejuvenated wilderness haven.

 

Moremi Game Reserve is renowned for its brilliant birdlife and african painted dog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Swaziland