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We provide Nature & Wildlife Photography hints & tips, information on African Safaris and publish & sell eBooks specific to various African National Parks... 

Photographer's Guide to Etosha

"Your time and money are valuable and the information in this book will help you save both." - Don Stilton, Florida, USA

"I highly recommend the book to anyone visiting Etosha National Park to photograph the animals - or anyone considering an African photography safari in the future." - Anne Darling, Cognac, France

"If you intend visiting Etosha National Park this ebook is a must have item! It is a detailed guide that shares park secrets with photographers to help you take amazing safari pictures" Lovelyn Bettison, London, UK

"Quite simply, the Photographers Guide to Etosha eBook is an absolute must have for those travelling to Namibia with the intention of taking stunning photographs of the wildlife congregating around the waterholes of Etosha. The authors are real experts on advising how to get into the right position, at the right time to effectively capture your subject" - Rhys Powell, Namibia Tourism Board, UK

Photographer's Guide to Pilanesberg

"As a photographer and someone who has visited and taken photographs in the Pilanesberg National Park, I can safely say that with the knowledge gained from this eBook, your experiences and photographs will be much more memorable." - Alastair Stewart, B C, Canada

"This work is so much more than an eBook, because it is also a guide, a tutorial, an inspiration and a must-have for anyone interested in wildlife photography" - Findtripinfo.com, USA

"I would describe myself as an enthusiastic amateur photographer, who is keen to know more - but one who feels a bit clueless as to how to get better. This is the perfect book for people like me! What I really like about it is that it gives very specific, down-to-earth ideas that non-specialists can actually understand (and I am a writer by trade, so I demand high standards of clarity)" - Harriet Morris, USA

Photographers Guide to Kgalagadi

"This eBook is packed with knowledge that can be applied to other parks, safaris and wildlife excursions via the photography lessons and additional advice for photographers" - Amanda Ellis, Pretoria, South Africa

"This eBook will be extremely useful for a wide spectrum of photography enthusiasts, from beginners to even professional photographers." - Tobie Oosthuizen, Pretoria, South Africa

"Having a passion for the region myself and having had to learn about all the dynamics, waterholes and ideal routes to drive over a period of 6 years - I wish I had this guide on my first trip already!" - Morkel Erasmus, Secunda, South Africa

"Mario and Jenny take you to spots that are not always visited, and their descriptions of the more remote camps will allow you to make an informed decision without wasting time and money" - Bob & Sherry Shepardson, DeBary, Florida, USA

So what’s Your Favorite African Safari Destination?

That’s just one of the questions we are often asked. That's because our 1st African safari was way back in 1995, and since then, we have spent over 800 days in various Southern and East African national parks on photo safaris!

Our favorites are: 

Kruger National Park (South Africa)

Kalahari - Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Botswana & South Africa ) 


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Pilanesberg (South Africa)

Etosha (Namibia)

Why?

Well because all these parks provide affordable accommodation coupled with the flexibility & freedom for you to do self-drive photo safaris and/or guided safaris.

They also provide excellent wildlife photography opportunities for capturing images of the big-five animals (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalo) plus many other exciting creatures.

We have vacationed at every main camp, bush-veld camp and wilderness camp during all four seasons of the year in the above four national parks.

We have stayed in all types of lodges and camps - from the affordable rustic camps to the private five-star bush lodges. 

Rustic tent at Makuya Game Reserve, Greater Kruger
Chalet with private plunge pool - 5-star Lukimbi Lodge, Kruger Park

We have experienced huts, cottages, bungalows, chalets, safari tents, family cottages, log cabins, dune cabins, rooms and guest houses, been on day walks, 4X4 adventure trails, eaten in all the restaurants and photographed all our favorite wildlife and wild places.

The Kruger, Kgalagadi, Etosha and Pilanesberg parks are magical places – we simply cannot get enough of them because they have so much to offer visitors. 

But for those of you who prefer only guided game drives and staying in upmarket lodges then Madikwe Game Reserve has it all. It is one of the few big-five, malaria-free game reserves and has 21 lodges offering mainly 5-star accommodation but there are also a few 3 and 4-star lodges.

Madikwe Game Reserve (South Africa)

Madikwe is situated in a transition zone so is not as bushy as the Kruger and Pilanesberg, thereby offering wildlife photographers good opportunities to capture subjects in the open.    

Most of the parks that we love are situated in South Africa and that is no coincidence, as South Africa was chosen as the World's Leading Safari Destination at the 2014 World Travel Awards. 

Namibia

Namibia, however, has a lot more to offer than only Etosha, and Namibia was listed 6th out of 52 destinations to visit in 2014 by the New York Times!

Hence we have also started to visit Namibia’s other top photographic attractions such as Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, Sesriem Canyon, the Petrified Dunes, Solitaire, Fish River Canyon, Kolmanskop, Damaraland and the Namib Wild Horses.

Click on any image below to see a short slide-show of the southern Namibian circuit...

 Canyon Lodge Sunset

Deadvlei 

Kalahari Sunset

Kolmanskop

Fish River Canyon

Solitaire

Sossusvlei

Namib Wild Horses

Petrified Dunes

Canyon Roadhouse

Sesriem Canyon

Quiver Trees

And here we share our experiences with you in the form of trip reports coupled with safari advice and photographic advice so that You can improve your nature photography and have a 5-star safari experience.

Enjoy these African Safari Destinations through Our Eyes

This website grew from that simple "favorite African Safari Destination" question and is based on our passion for these very special places in Southern Africa. It shares...

Our favorite camps and lodges

Our favorite chalets and tents

Rustic vs expensive lodges and reserves

Pros and cons of eating out or braaing (barbeque)

Most rewarding hides, waterholes and dams for wildlife photography

Shops and restaurants

Self-drive safari vs guided safari

Where to find animals

Best Photographic equipment for photo-safaris

Wildlife Photography tips

Southern Africa vs east Africa

And many other Kruger-2-Kalahari bests


Stay In Touch

Please visit us often as we are constantly adding trip reports and other safari or wildlife photography pages to the site.

We would love to keep in contact with you and there are a few ways to do so:

1.    You can subscribe to our free newsletter and download a free Southern African Safari Guide... 

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2.    You can go to Kruger-2-Kalahari’s Facebook page and click the Like button or click the Like button at the top of this page.  

3.    If you've visited any of these parks and lodges we would love to hear about it, and so will our visitors!

You have the opportunity to share your photographs, trip reports and Africa Safari experiences – either click on the Share Your Stories button under 'Share / Community' on the main site menu or you can go to the Your Kruger StoriesYour Kalahari StoriesYour Pilanesberg Stories, or Your Etosha Stories buttons (on the black Navigation bar on the left of this page) where you can upload your pictures and stories relating to the various parks.

We hope you enjoy these southern African safari parks through our eyes and through our lenses!


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"Having a passion for the region myself and having had to learn about all the dynamics, waterholes and ideal routes to drive over a period of 6 years - I wish I had this guide on my first trip already!" - Morkel Erasmus, Secunda, South Africa

"Mario and Jenny take you to spots that are not always visited, and their descriptions of the more remote camps will allow you to make an informed decision without wasting time and money" - Bob & Sherry Shepardson, DeBary, Florida, USA

"Your time and money are valuable and the information in this book will help you save both." - Don Stilton, Florida, USA

"I highly recommend the book to anyone visiting Etosha National Park to photograph the animals - or anyone considering an African photography safari in the future." - Anne Darling, Cognac, France

"As a photographer and someone who has visited and taken photographs in the Pilanesberg National Park, I can safely say that with the knowledge gained from this eBook, your experiences and photographs will be much more memorable." - Alastair Stewart, B C, Canada

"This work is so much more than an eBook, because it is also a guide, a tutorial, an inspiration and a must-have for anyone interested in wildlife photography" - Findtripinfo.com, USA