Photography in Southern Africa

Leopard (Panthera pardus) hiding in the bush of Pafuri, Kruger National Park, South Africa

During a four-week trip throughout South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia, I was lucky to photograph the wildlife of six National Parks. A great part of the trip was bigheartedly sponsored by Wilderness Safaris who were generous enough to host me in their Kalamu, Lunga, Pafuri, Shumba, and Toka Leya lodges. Thanks to their well-trained, knowledgeable, experienced and patient guides, I was privileged to photograph a variety of African wildlife up close and personal. Actually, too close, sometimes 🙂

Close up portrait of African elephant (Loxodonta africana), Kruger National Park, South Africa

This expedition included altogether 16 plane/helicopter takeoffs (and fortunately as many happy landings 🙂 – aerial photography was, therefore, an inevitable part of my daily routine. Helicopter flights over the Victoria Falls and the plains of northern part of the Kafue National Park (Zambia) were especially rewarding.

Aerial photograph of Victoria Falls, Zambia
Aerial view of the Victoria Falls, Zambia

Contrary to my other journeys, people photography was not a priority during this trip; however, I managed to bag a few pictures of Zambian children in the local villages.


In this carousel slideshow,  I am leaving all the exif data here for you – so that you can learn some details.


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