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
Photographing Cheetahs - hints and tips for capturing photographs of cheetahs in the African parks of Kgalagadi, Madikwe, Pilanesberg, Etosha and Kruger National 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!
Photographing Lions - images and advice on how to photograph the lions of Etosha, Madikwe, Kgalagadi, Pilanesberg and the Kruger Park
The Photographers Guide to the Pilanesberg National Park - "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
The Photographers Guide to Etosha National Park - "Your time and money are valuable and the information in this book will help you save both." - Don Stilton, Florida, USA
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!
Photographers Guide to the 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
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
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.
With Guided Safaris, like most things, you get the good, the bad and the ugly. We have experienced many of the bad and ugly but here is one that is very good!
Kruger National Park – Magnificent or Mediocre - read the criticism and then read our answers to make up your own mind!
Photography in Cape Town - an opportunity to practice your photography before you get to the big-five game reserves
Animal spoor seen on a game farm in Bela Bela, Limpopo.
Photo Strategies - here we provide tips on the most popular African safari animals, from where to look for them to how best photograph them.
Photographing Elephants - images and advice on how to photograph the elephants of Etosha, Madikwe, Kgalagadi, Pilanesberg and the Kruger Park
Photographing Rhinos can be a challenge so here we share hints and tips that have enabled up to photograph these magnificent creatures in Etosha, Pilanesberg, Madikwe and the Kruger Park.
Photographing African Wild Dogs - hints and tips for photographing these predators in Madikwe, Pilanesberg and the Kruger National Park
Photographing Buffalo - here we share hints and tips that have enabled up to photograph these photogenic creatures in the Pilanesberg, Madikwe and the Kruger Park.
Photographing Leopards - images and advice on how to photograph the leopards of Etosha, Madikwe, Kgalagadi, Pilanesberg and the Kruger Park
The Photographic Big-Five - the big five trees that make the best photographs when on an African Safari.
Kruger Park Trip Report - December 2017 - southern & central Kruger Park, Manyeleti & more!
Buffelshoek Camp - five rustic A-framed Safari tents that borders Sabi Sand and Kruger National Park
Ambience Inn is situated in White River, Mpumalanga and is just 35 kilometers from the Kruger Park's Numbi Gate.
Cycad Guest House and Fusion Boutique Hotel - a choice of a 4-star or 5-star hotel that share an award-winning restaurant in the heart of Polokwane.
Polo Guest House in Polokwane, Limpopo is an ideal place as a stopover to the Kruger National Park!
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...
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!
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
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...
"Having a passion for the region itself and having to know about all dynamics, water holes and ideal roads for 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 places 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, BC, 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