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 nearly 800 days in various Southern and East African national parks on photo safaris!

Our favorites are: 

Kruger National Park (South Africa)

Baobab Sunrise near Punda Maria, Kruger Park

Kalahari - Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Botswana & South Africa ) 

Three male cheetahs at waterhole, Kgalagadi

Pilanesberg (South Africa)

Lions on patrol with hot air balloon, Pilanesberg

Etosha (Namibia)

Resident leopard drinking at Moringa waterhole, Etosha

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. 

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 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 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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Photographer's Guide to Pilanesberg

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