PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI

PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI

This 5-day photographic package offers you a photographic experience in the Balule Private game Reserve and the Kruger National Park. During this experience you will stay at Ku Sungula Safari Lodge. Our passionate guide and professional photographer will guide you in an open safari vehicle during your stay and will share their expertise about the bush, the animals and the photographic aspects.

Highlights

  • Road transfer from and to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport, game drives, bush walk and a full day Kruger National Park

Travel overview

Day 1. Road transfer from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo to Balule Private Nature Reserve an afternoon game drive

Day 2. Morning and afternoon game drives

Day 3. Full day Kruger National Park

Day 4. Bush walk and afternoon game drive

Day 5. Morning game drive and road transfer to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport

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Travel description

  • Tailor-made safari car
  • Game drive car
  • Transfers
  • Lodge
  • Meals included
  • Drinks included
  • Activities
  • With your own 4WD
  • Campsite
Day 1. Road transfer from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo to Balule Private Nature Reserve an afternoon game drive

In the afternoon you will arrive at Ku Sungula Safari Lodge. Ku Sungula Safari Lodge is located in the Balule Private Nature Reserve and has a rich wildlife and spectacular views as the border with the Kruger National Park is open and the northern Drakensberg provides a great backdrop. The “reserve” is home to the Big-5, many other animal species and a paradise for birds. Upon arrival you will be warmly welcomed with a cool drink on our centrally located terrace and meet and greet with our photographer and the rest of our team. After checking in in the authentic rondawel reserved for you, a lovely high tea your first afternoon game drive will set off. You will start taking photographs almost immediately as you encounter any of the wildlife species. The expert Balule wildlife photographer will guide, advise and make suggestions as you frame your shots and then take images as never before. When return to the lodge a great dinner will be served around a blazing fire under the starry African sky.

Day 2. Morning and afternoon game drives

You will get your wake-up call. After coffee or tea and a quick bite, head into the bush since wildlife is most active in the early morning. The guide and photographer are experts in the area at following different species, guarantee some wonderful encounters, and before you know it, the time has arrived for the up coming sun. Upon return a hearty breakfast will be ready for you. After breakfast our photographer will go trough the photo shoots with you and will give you any instructions to make your photos come out even better. After a well-deserved rest, you will venture back into the bush. Your afternoon game drive provides the opportunity to witness the bush in action. Watching the wildlife and exploring the vast savannah. As the sun sinks lower in the sky the conditions begin to cool, gaze at the vivid African sunset. Afterwards whisked back to the lodge for dinner and a gathering around a campfire.

Day 3. Full day Kruger National Park

Today we will spend the whole day in the Kruger National Park. We will leave Ku Sungula Safari Lodge in an closed game viewer whose windows sides can be opened. The Kruger National Park is the ultimate place to go on safari. Explore South Africa’s premier game viewing destination in style. We are heading to Phalaborwa gate and will go all the way to Orpen. Our qualified guide takes as much time as needed with every sighting so that you can take the most amazing pictures. We will use breakfast and lunch in the park at the designated picnic spots. The entire day we will drive trough the park and our guide will show you the most beautiful places and will try to spot as many animals as possible for you. Early in the evening we will return to Ku Sungula Safari Lodge where our chefs prepared a delicious 3-course meal.

Day 4. Bush walk and afternoon game drive

Greet the new day in the bush and explore the fantastic African nature on foot. Accompanied by one of our armed guides you will set off. During the walk you will learn about tracks, plants, trees, birds and much more. Although you may encounter big game during the walk, the emphasis is on the small things in this bush walk that are often overlooked during game drives. The further morning is set aside for an evaluation of the past days and our photographer will give you the necessary tips and tricks for the photo moments from this afternoon and tomorrow morning. Late in the afternoon we go once again on a fantastic afternoon game drive. You will enjoy this amazing experience deep in the bush, as the sun goes down, creating vivid, spectacular skycaps. After the area has been checked carefully for predators, you alight from the vehicle to stretch your legs and enjoy a variety of delicious snacks, and sundowners, with the smell and feel of the bush all around. We will wrap up the day with a lavish South African dinner in a beautiful setting and share your memories of the day with the other participants.

Day 5. Morning game drive and road transfer to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport

The final day finds you heading back to civilization after your morning game drive and breakfast, confident that you will be back, and with your memory cards filled with stunning photographs for you the relive the amazing time you enjoyed here. We will take care that you are in time for your road transfer back to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport.

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Practical information

Included:
  • Overnight stays in accordance with the itinerary including meals, local drinks and house wines excluding premium brand drinks and spirits
  • Entrance fees apply to the parks
  • Excursions according to the itinerary
  • English speaking guide, safari car and fuel
  • Professional photographer
  • Road transfers from and to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport
Excluded:
  • International flights
  • Extra excursions
  • Extra stay
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
Travel: Other:

This photographic experience starts with a minimum of 4 guests and a maximum of 7 guests
This package can be adapted to your personal wishes

Photographic tour dates:

12-16 September 2021
26-30 September 2021
14-18 November 2021
21-25 November 2021

13-17 March 2022
27-31 March 2022
15-19 May 2022
19-23 June 2022
11-15 September 2022
25-29 September 2022
06-10 November 2022
20-24 November 2022

Price information

Photographic Safari Experience ZAR 32.100,00 per person sharing