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South Luangwa Photo Safari 2025

This webpage offers you a glimpse of the safari. For the full details of the safari with a day to day itinerary, full logistics, details of accommodation and a comprehensive list of what is included and excluded, please download the full brochure.

SAFARI OVERVIEW

  • Your Guide: Isak Pretorius.
  • Group Size: Maximum 6 Clients (Minimum 4 Clients required)
  • Recommended for: Photographers of all levels that want to experience and photograph the best of African wildlife in pristine wilderness while improving their photographic skills.
  • Fitness level: Low to Average - You will be required to climb onto and off a safari vehicle and do some short walks. The terrain over which you drive is unpaved and can be bumpy and dusty.
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  • The C4 Experience: This itinerary has been curated by our highly experienced team to maximise your photographic opportunity. Our guides are amongst the most acclaimed photographers in the photography world - guaranteeing you expertise, experience and service. We take care of every detail from the moment you arrive until the end of your safari.

the untamed Wilderness
of the Luangawa Valley:
A Magnet for Wildlife

South Luangwa hosts large populations of elephants, buffalo, hippopotamus and (Thorneycroft’s) giraffe. Leopard and Lion are exceptionally well represented- indeed; South Luangwa is touted as having one of the highest densities of leopard in Africa. Birds are also a major attraction in Luangwa - with over 420 species recorded. The highlight of the birding experience here is seeing the various storks and herons flocking to feed on the fish in drying pools- which you can expect to see at this time of year. In all, it provides one of the highlights of African wildlife. This webpage offers you a glimpse of the safari. For the full details of the entire safari indicating what is included and excluded, number of guests and the logistics, please download the full brochure.

HIGHLIGHTS

Safari Highlights
  • Lodge is located inside the park – You can start to photograph the wildlife as soon as you drive out of the lodge, unlike everyone else who has to go through the Park entrance gate.
  • The green season in Africa is the height of the breeding season where all predators takes advantage of the abundance of prey.
  • The main aim of the safari is to show you great sightings and teach you both technical and artistic skills to elevate your own photography.
  • Unfenced with free roaming animals, this is an authentic African wilderness experience.
  • We cater for all levels of photographers, from beginners to the experts – everyone will feel welcome.

Photography Highlights
  • Excellent sightings of large water birds in the Luangwa River.
  • Large elephant herds in the woodlands, drinking at the river's edge and in front of the camp.
  • A strong wild dog population.
  • One of the only places to see Thorny-crofts Giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis thornicrofti.
  • Long night drives with strong spotlights offers the best chance to see genets, civets, owls and leopards in Africa.

Testimonials

What C4 Photo Safaris guests say

I would recommend this safari to anyone. It was amazing, and our guide, Isaac, was fantastic.

Paul Moore

We had a fabulous trip. The birds and animals were amazing. The opportunities for photography were beyond expectations. I am hoping that my photos do it justice. The instructor was extremely patient.

Pam Boland

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Isak Pretorius
8 April 2025 - 14 April 2025