This page contains links to our various self-drive trip reports.
We compile these tour reports after each safari trip to the Kruger Park, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Madikwe Game Reserve, Pilanesberg Game Reserve in South Africa, and Etosha National Park in Namibia and any other parks we may visit.
The reports, starting from December 2009 onwards, will have a summary of what we saw, some of our experiences, and any significant highlights from the trip - all with relevant photographs of course!
The aim is to provide you with a brief overview of our visit to each national park so that you can get a feel for the type of animals You could see by doing a
guided safari or
self-drive safari and following our hints, tips and advice on
game viewing and
We will also include photographs and information on the lodge and camp accommodation, shops, restaurants, roads and any other relevant items that may provide value to you.
On each of our photo safaris we try something new. On some we may be looking for the big-five or super-seven, while on others we may be focusing on macro subjects, birds, landscapes or we may be after just one animal such as the elusive leopard.
You should see this from the resulting tour report images - it all depends on what divine providence dishes up for us! One year we went looking for the Pels Fishing Owl and we did not see even one and instead we came home with excellent landscape images.
The message is that you must make the most of each day and ensure that you are a situation-driven photographer and not a subject-driven photographer.
Pilanesberg-Madikwe-Etosha - March 2015
Madikwe Safari - January 2015
Madikwe Safari - September 2014
Namibia Four Deserts Trip - Dec 2013 - Jan 2014
Kgalagadi - Christmas at Rooiputs and Polentswa - December 2013
Kruger Park - Protea Hotel Kruger Gate - September 2013
Kgalagadi - Rooiputs & Polentswa Lodges - August 2013
Greater Kruger Park - Timbavati - Kambaku Lodge - June 2013
Umkumbe Lodge - Sabi Sand - May 2013
Sabi Sand Reserve - Cheetah Plains - March 2013
Kgalagadi - !Xaus Lodge - November 2012
Pilanesberg - June 2012
Western Etosha - October 2011
Etosha - August 2011
Kgalagadi - April 2011
Kruger Park - March 2011
Kruger Park - December 2010
Etosha - September 2010
Pilanesberg - July 2010
Kruger Park - June 2010
Kruger Park - December 2009
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