13 Day Kruger National Park Photographic Safari
Day 1 — Johannesburg
Arriving in Johannesburg you will be met by one of our
representatives, who will transfer you to Outlook Lodge.
This evening everyone will come together at Outlook
Lodge, to meet both your guide and your photographic leader
for the safari and to discuss the days that lie ahead. There
will be a chance for questions and answers during the
evening. (Dinner included)
Day 2 — Berg en Dal,
Kruger National Park
With an early start we have breakfast and depart at 07h30
to the Kruger Park. We arrive at the park entrance just
before lunch and spend a moment on the bridge crossing the
Crocodile River enjoying the views, birdlife and any mammals
that may be down at the river's edge for a drink.
We then continue to our camp situated in the south
western corner of the park, where we will spend the next 2
nights. Berg en Dal Camp is situated in a prime wildlife
area and here we hope to find the first of the Big 5 along
with Giraffe, Zebra, Impala and many more.
We will spend the afternoon settling into our open game
viewing vehicle, getting all camera gear setup and enjoying
nature with all it has to offer. We return to camp before
the gates close and enjoy a meal prepared by the guide,
while your photographic leader spends time with you going
through your photos and giving advice for the next outing.
(Breakfast and Dinner included)
3 — Berg en Dal Kruger National Park
With an early start we make our way out of camp with the
hope of getting some good photographic opportunities during
that golden hour. We will stop off at a local picnic site
for breakfast, before returning to camp to enjoy a break
during the midday heat.
The afternoon will once again be spent maximizing
photographic opportunities. Enjoy the evening under the stars
and discussing the day’s events.
(Breakfast and Dinner
Day 4 — Skukuza, Kruger National Park
This morning we make our way north to Skukuza Camp. Our
goal today is to spend some time at the Lake Panic Hide
(Blind). This is one of the best photographic spots in the
park, with good birds and mammals to be seen.
You will once again have some time to relax during the
heat of the day, or you may prefer to work through your
photos from the morning. (Breakfast and Dinner included)
5 — Skukuza, Kruger National Park
Continuing north through the park we head for Satara
Camp. The area around Satara is well known for its large cat
sightings and this will be our focus over the next two days.
Time permitting we may also spend some time at the Sweni
Dinner will once again be enjoyed while discussing the
day’s events and the photography opportunities had.
(Breakfast and Dinner included)
Day 6 — Satara, Kruger National Park
Spending two nights in Satara allows us the opportunity
at exploring different regions and maximizing our
photographic opportunities. We may on this day do the 4x4
trail available from Satara Camp – (not guaranteed, but
depends on conditions at the time).
Enjoy midday back at
camp, before heading out on another afternoon game drive.
(Breakfast and Dinner included)
Day 7 & 8 — Olifants Camp, Kruger National Park
From Satara Camp we have a fairly short drive to our next
camp, Olifants Camp. Olifants Camp is situated on a hill
overlooking the Olifants River and offers spectacular views
of the river and various animals and birds that come down to
the river for a drink.
Enjoy the midday heat sitting at the viewpoint, catching
up on some sleep or going through photos. Both afternoons
will be spent out exploring the surrounding areas and
improving on photos already taken. More time on game drives
will be enjoyed. This will be our last night in the Kruger.
(Breakfast and Dinner provided on both nights)
Day 9 — 11 — Sabi Sand
Packing up we head out of the park to the adjoining Sabi
Sands Game Reserve. We will spend our next three nights in a
lodge bordering the Kruger Park. This will be an exclusive
experience at a luxury lodge and a good way to end off the
The next 3 days will be spent doing early morning game
drives and afternoon game drives that extend into night
drives. The Sabi Sands is especially well known for its
sightings of leopards, but sightings of the Big 5 happen
For those that wish to do so, there will be the
opportunity of doing a short morning walk after breakfast.
There is a swimming pool to cool down in during the heat of
the day and ample great photographic opportunities.
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included
Day 12 — Panorama Route — Johannesburg
This morning we enjoy a sleep-in before heading back to
Johannesburg. En-route we will stop at the Blyde River
Canyon (3rd largest canyon in the world), a waterfall and
then return to Johannesburg by the late afternoon to spend
our last night together at Outlook Lodge.
Day 13 — Tour ends in Johannesburg
Sadly the safari comes to an end after breakfast at
Guests wishing to extend their stay in Johannesburg to do
some shopping or join any of the numerous day excursions on
offer are welcome to do so at an additional charge. Please
bear in mind that this should be pre-arranged. (Breakfast
Cost: USD5,860 per person sharing or USD 6,960 per single
• Accommodation for 12 nights as
specified in the itinerary
transfer between OR Tambo airport & Outlook Lodge
Meals as stipulated in the itinerary
Water during game drives and wine with dinner while in the
• Entrance and daily
• Extensive game
drives in open safari vehicles
Professional photographer advice, guidance and tutoring
Professional Field Guide
• 3 nights at
a luxury lodge in the Sabi Sands
Night drives while in the Sabi Sands
Optional morning bush walks while in the Sabi Sands
Panorama Route en-route back to Johannesburg
• Flights to and from Johannesburg
• Lunches except
while in the Sabi Sands
• Items of a
is a scheduled safari with a maximum of 6 passengers.
Accommodation will be en-suite, with air-conditioning where
What to expect:
Camps as stated in the itinerary are subject to change
depending on availability. At all times the best available
option will be selected.
A maximum of 6 guests will be booked for this safari and
availability is on a first come first serve basis. A
professional photographer and experienced field guide will
be available for the duration of the safari. Please see both
the photographer and guide’s profile below.
Mornings and afternoons will be dedicated to being out in
the bush, game viewing and photographing what can be found.
The professional photographer will be there to give guidance
on photography while the field guide will be found. The
professional photographer will be there to give guidance on
photography while the field guide will be sharing
information on the wildlife/nature seen.
Mid-days will be spent back at camp. You will have this
time to yourself. Lunch can be enjoyed at the camp cafeteria
or restaurant. Catch up on some sleep or swim at camps where
there are swimming pools.
In the evening everyone will get together for dinner, as
well as to discuss the photographic work of the day and to
discuss the following day's itinerary.
May sees the onset of autumn, while September is the
start of spring. Both months offer pleasant conditions in
Very little or no rain is usually expected for this time
period and days are generally warm with clear skies.
The average temperatures for May is 11°C (51°F) at night
to 28°C (82°F) during the day and for September it is 13°C
(55°F) at night to 29°C (84°F) during the day.
What to bring
Camera, preferably with a lens with at least 400mm reach
• Laptop/notebook for working on photos
• Sun block, insect repellent
Malaria prophylactics optional (see general)
Hat or cap
• Warm fleece/jacket for
morning and evening game drives
• Comfortable shoes
for day to day activities. Sandals are also fine.
The Kruger Park along with the Sabi Sands which forms
part of the Greater Kruger Park is one of Africa’s most well
know National Parks. There are few parks where the Big 5 can
be seen as easily and few parks that offer the diversity of
species one can find here.
The Kruger Park is within a malaria area, and malaria
prophylactics are advised. It has however over the years
become a low risk area for malaria. It is therefore each
person's decision whether to take the prophylactics or not.
We advise that you consult with your doctor or a travel
Guests of all ages are welcome, as are both experienced
and novice photographers.
- Megan Lorenz – Professional Photographer
Based in Toronto, Megan Lorenz is a professional
photographer with a lifelong passion for wildlife and
nature. She is self-taught and has a distinctive style which
makes her photographs instantly recognizable.
Megan leads workshops and enjoys teaching others how to
make the most of every opportunity they have the privilege
of witnessing. She believes that intensive knowledge of a
species behavior, traits and habitat is paramount to
successful wildlife photography and has an unending amount
of patience which helps her in the field waiting for the
perfect moment. She believes in providing a comfortable
learning environment where anyone of any skill level is free
to ask questions and she will work with you individually to
help develop your photography style so you come home with
images you are proud of.
Her group sizes are kept small to afford everyone this
individual attention. Months of planning are put into these
workshops and safari's to put you in the best places to view
wildlife and scenery and every detail is carefully planned.
Megan is supportive of conservation efforts to protect
species and their natural environments and belongs to many
groups which work to protect those interests. Her passion
and love for the wildlife she photographs comes through in
her photos which have appeared in publications including:
Canadian Geographic, National Geographic, Audubon, Birder's
World, Nature's Best Photography, Defenders Of Wildlife,
National Wildlife Federation, Canadian Wildlife Federation,
Photolife, Smithsonian, Readers Digest, various calendars,
greeting cards and more. When she isn't searching for owls
and other wildlife in Ontario or leading workshops in
exciting destinations, she keeps busy with studio
photography, portraiture & event photography.
Profiles - Robert Wienand – Field Guide
Robert has been guiding tours and safaris throughout
southern and East Africa for the past 17 years, and has an
in-depth knowledge on the Kruger Park and its fauna and
He is registered with the Field Guides Association of
Southern Africa as a Level 3 guide and is also a registered
specialist birding guide.
Robert is also the co-owner of Outlook Safaris and has a
passion for being in the bush and showing visitors the
beauty of South Africa and the natural heritage on offer.
His interest in photography has made him aware of light
and angles and the best position to stop the vehicle in for