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    Here at Fotozones we have been taking people on amazing photographic group adventures for over a decade. During that time we have built up lots of knowledge and very strong relationships with a number of key suppliers in this industry whom we trust with our most valued members' needs, especially when it comes to being in the right places at the right times to make the most memorable images. 

     

    We only send our guests to proven private game reserves for wildlife photography and wherever possible we try to avoid road transfers, either by flying directly to the lodge or if this isn't feasible, by minimising the amount of driving needed to get there. 

     

    Why Book With Us?

     

    If you book your photo safari through us you are guaranteed of our personal attention to every detail from the moment you arrive in South Africa, to the moment you leave, taking with you unforgettable memories of Africa, it's people and wildlife. 

     

    You will never pay more for your safari by booking through us, however your main benefit for doing so is knowing that we take care of all the small details from the moment you arrive at the airport in South Africa. This includes: 

     

    • organising your gap day hotels
    • booking internal flights (when needed)
    • arranging road transfers
    • providing experienced and registered tour guides (when needed)
    • expert photographic tuition (when needed)

     

    Enjoy Total Flexibility

     

    These safaris are mostly based on the group trips we have been doing for the better part of 10 years, but they are entirely flexible where it comes to the number of days you will be on safari for, as well as where you go. We will also stick within your budget and get you the best deals possible. 

     


     

    Where To Go?

     

    There is no shortage of fantastic private game reserves and luxury lodges to choose from in South Africa. Below are the lodges and reserves we are currently promoting, but if you have another place in mind for your private safari within South Africa please contact us and we will do all the necessary for you.

     


     

     

    Sabi Sabi Little Bush CampSabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

     

    Location: Mpumalanga Province, Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve (Kruger Park).

     

    Lodges We Use: Earth Lodge, Selati Camp, Bush Lodge, Little Bush Camp.

     

    2020 Price Range: from R17,000 per person, per night, sharing (50% single supplement applies).

     

    Situated in the South Western corner of the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sabi shares boundaries with other private game reserves in a concession known collectively as the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. Sabi Sabi has 4 amazing lodges situated within its property, each of which is themed according to the company's byline, Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.

     

    Yesterday refers to the olde world railway themed Selati Camp, Today covers Bush Lodge and Little Bush Camp, each of which is styled in a contemporary manner, while Tomorrow is the theme of the incredible Earth Lodge, a cob inspired homage to traditional African building techniques, but with an emphasis on modernity and eco-friendliness. Earth Lodge never fails to fascinate its guests with its unique design and attention to detail. 

     

    Key Points To Note About Sabi Sabi: 

     

    • Big 5 reserve (strong possibility of leopard sightings). 
    • Fly-in is possible (either to Skukuza Aerodrome in KNP on Embraer jet or Sabi Sabi Private Airstrip on small plane)
    • Optional private vehicle available (cost is roughly the same as a bed night)
    • Optional photographic instructor available (we have many friends who are expert wildlife photographers and local guides)
    • Fotozones recommends staying 3-6 nights to maximise sightings

     

    Inquire About Sabi Sabi

     


     

     

    Phinda-Mountain-Suite-Pool.jpgPhinda Private Game Reserve

     

    Location: KwaZulu Natal Province, about 3.5 hour drive from Durban.

     

    Lodges We Use: Homestead, Forest Lodge, Mountain Lodge, Zuka Lodge, Vlei Lodge, Rock Lodge.

     

    2020 Price: from R8980 per person, per night, sharing (50% single supplement applies). 

     

    Phinda is located in the northern part of KwaZulu Natal province, close to the border with Swaziland and Mozambique. It is owned and run by &Beyond, which is a huge travel organisation with many lodges in different parts of the world, not just Africa. 

     

    Within the Phinda Private Game Reserve there are 6 accommodation options, each of which has its own unique charms. It is only possible to book Homestead as a group however, as it has four luxury suites plus a children's room that sleeps 4 in bunks. If you are interested in joining one of our group trips there please let us know. The other lodges are available to book on a per room basis. 

     

    Key Points To Note About Phinda:

     

    • Big 5 reserve (strong possibility of cheetah and black rhino sightings)
    • Fly-in possible to private airstrip at Phinda on small planes (or a 4 hour road transfer from Durban on excellent National roads)
    • Optional private vehicle is available
    • Optional photographic instructor
    • Fotozones recommends staying 3-6 nights

     

    Inquire About Phinda

     


     

     

    Screenshot 2020-01-07 at 11.18.35.pngMadikwe Private Game Reserve

     

    Location: North West Province, about 4 hours drive from Johannesburg.

     

    Lodges We Use: Mateya Safari Lodge

     

    Price Range: R14,550 per person, per night, sharing (25% single supplement applies).

     

    The Madikwe Private Game Reserve is located in the North West Province, about 3.5 hours drive from Johannesburg. It is close to the border with Botswana and has the advantage of being a completely malaria free reserve. 

     

    There are dozens of privately owned lodges in the Madikwe Game Reserve, ranging from self-catering to high end luxury establishments, such as that offered by our travel partner, Mateya Safari Lodge. Of all the Madikwe lodges, Mateya best matches our expectations for a photographic safari and has a strong conservation ethos as their staff and management have been deeply involved in local rhino conservation efforts on a personal level. 

     

    Key Points To Note About Madikwe: 

     

    • Big 5 reserve (strong possibility of sighting African Wild Dogs here)
    • Fly-in possible to private airstrip (or 3.5 hour road transfer)
    • Optional private vehicle
    • Optional photographic instructor
    • Optional rhino tagging and DNA sampling experience (additional cost)
    • Fotozones recommends staying 3-6 nights

     

    Inquire About Mateya

     


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  • A Private Safari Designed By Fotozones 
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    PHINDA FOREST LODGE 

    6 nights at Phinda Private Game Reserve +
    3 nights in Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa

    Under US$5000 pps 

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  • A Private Safari Designed By Fotozones 

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    SABI SABI 

    6 nights at Little Bush Camp +
    1 night in Johannesburg, South Africa

    Under US$8000 pps 

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  • A Private Safari Designed By Fotozones 

    Phinda Rock Lodge

    PHINDA ROCK LODGE 

    6 nights at Phinda Private Game Reserve +
    1 night in Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa

    Under US$6000 pps 

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