The Kruger-2-Kalahari Blog is our mini-journal focusing on Nature Photography and five of Africa's most famous game reserves - the Kruger National Park, Kalahari, Etosha, Madikwe and Pilanesberg. It...
• lets you know whenever any new Web pages appear on Kruger-2-Kalahari, telling you about a new safari adventure with uploaded photographs
• keeps you up-to-date with other visitor's postings or news about the five national parks and game reserves
• provides safari updates on some of our latest trip reports to the four wilderness areas that you might otherwise miss
• lets you know when we send out the Lion's Roar e-zine
Kruger. Spikey horns look like male Rhebuck
5 things you should know before booking a safari - we hope to inspire more people to get themselves out into the wilderness to enjoy the animals and the scenery of a safari.
Which are the best safari parks in Africa? Do the parks in East Africa and Botswana provide a better safari experience than the Kruger Park, Etosha, Kgalagadi, Pilanesberg and Madikwe? Not in our opinion.
Photographing from vehicles - Most of the game reserves that we recommend are self-drive reserves so we will show you how you can be successful photographing from your self-drive vehicle or from a guided game vehicle...
Kruger National Park – Magnificent or Mediocre - read the criticism and then read our answers to make up your own mind!
Safari Car Hire - the best company to use for overland, 4X4 and sedan car hire when on a southern African safari? From the Kruger to Kgalagadi, AVIS & Europcar provide 5-star service and reliable vehicles!
A short while back, I was on an open vehicle in the Sabi Sands when we found a female leopard. I had a K-Way jacket with me which I took off and sat on
Here we rate our good bad and ugly experiences on Afican safaris - including the Kruger National Park, Kgalagadi, Etosha, Pilanesberg and Madikwe.
Why African Safaris - top four reasons people love to go on African Photo Safaris
Wildlife Photography on a Southern African safari - Kruger park, Kgalagadi, Etosha, Pilanesberg and Madikwe
Nikon D500 Review - after using the Nikon D500 for over a year in the Kruger Park, Madikwe and Pilanesberg Game Reserves, these are our findings.
Tented Adventures Pretoriuskop Trip Report - we saw the super-seven animals (big-five plus cheetah and wild dogs) in just 3 days!
Kruger Park Trip Report - December 2017 - southern & central Kruger Park, Manyeleti & more!
Shalati Safari Camp is a comfortable, community-owned big-five getaway that provides easy access to both Manyeleti Game Reserve and the central Kruger Park.
Boulders Safari Lodge is located on a 7000 ha private game reserve close to the Kruger's Malelane Gate
Kambaku River Lodge has a panoramic view of the Crocodile River and the Kruger National Park - home to the big-five animals
Hamilton Parks Country Lodge is a cozy 14-bedroom country hotel, set in a magnificent 250 hectare estate
Hulala Lakeside Lodge in White River is a great stopover or base from which to explore the Kruger park
Manyeleti Big Cat Safari - Manyeleti, meaning 'place of the stars', boasts one of the lowest vehicle densities in the Greater Kruger, which will enhance your wildlife experience dramatically!
Timbavati Big Cat Safari - The Timbavati forms part of the world-famous Kruger National Park in South Africa, in the heart of African Big-five territory!
Sabi Sands Big Cat Safari - join us as we photograph big cats in the world-famous Sabi Sand Reserve, South Africa. Lions. cheetahs and leopards abound and are very relaxed around vehicles, thereby provided amazing photo opportunities.
Photographic Safaris - a guest's 5-star experience with Rhulani Safaris in the Manyeleti Game Reserve, greater Kruger Park. The big-5 animals, wild dogs, serval and more!
Madikwe River Lodge offers guests comfortable accommodation in private thatched chalets and authentic big-5 safaris
Madikwe River Lodge March 2018 Trip Report - we experienced 5-star food & service and had some amazing animal sightings!
Safari Camera Traps, or trail cameras as they are also known, are a great way photograph shy animals and to find out what animals come to visit you when you're asleep!
Surviving a Dangerous Encounter on Safari - How Do You Survive a Charging Elephant in Musth or Coming Face-to-Face with a Growling Lion...?!
Here we discuss Africa's 10 most dangerous safari animals...
Photographers Guide to the Kgalagadi - Your time and money are valuable and the information in this eBook will help you save both!
Taking Black and White Nature Photographs - where Less is More!
The Kruger Park is, in our humble opinion, the best of all big-five African game reserves for many reasons...
Which safari vehicles are best for a Southern Africa safari? We share our experiences after doing over 100 African Safaris...
Which is the best safari lens for you to take with on your African safari trip? Here we discuss various options depending on your circumstances.
The magnificent seven elephants are the famous big tuskers from the Kruger national Park as painted by Paul Bosman
Some routes are consistently more productive than others – here we will reveal our best routes where we have had our best sightings during our fifteen years of visiting the game reserves
Saw on safari in Tsavo East. Not sure what it is.
We have tried many game viewing spotlights, some even claiming to be 3-million candlepower but none of them even come close to the Lightforce spotlights...
HDR Nature Photography - this photo technique can be used on cars, boats, houses and even landscapes and animals!
The De Laporte Leopard has entertained a few very fortunate visitors to chases and kills at the waterhole that is located a few kilometers south of Skukuza
Sanbonani Resort Hotel borders the Sabie River and is just 9 kms away from the Kruger Park's Phabeni Gate
Tambarina Restaurant and Guesthouse in Komatipoort is the ideal base from which to explore the southern Kruger Park.
self-drive travel guidelines - be aware of the potential dangers and arrive safe to your destinations of Etosha, Kruger Park, Kgalagadi, Madikwe or Pilanesberg
Gecko Lodge is an ideal lodge from which to explore the southern Kruger Park when doing self-drive photo safaris
Buffalo Rock Tented Camp is situated in a game rich area of the Kruger National Park, which means that sightings of the Big-5 animals are very likely!
Nkambeni Safari Camp is a large 3-star safari camp inside the Kruger National Park offering very affordable rates on accommodation, meals and activities.
Hamiltons Lodge and Restaurant is family owned and run and is situated just 500m from the Kruger Park's Malelane Gate.
The Photographers Guide to Etosha National Park - "Your time and money are valuable and the information in this book will help you save both."
The Photographers Guide to the Pilanesberg National Park - Your time and money are valuable and the information in this book will help you save both.
"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