Big Cats of Africa

On this private guided photographic safari you will spend 12 nights exploring 3 of Africa's premier wilderness and photographic game reserves, renowned for their big cat game viewing. Phinda Game Reserve, described as "Seven Worlds of Wonder" with its seven distinct habitats and its diverse game viewing. Then Mala Mala and Londolozi Game Reserves, set in the heart of South Africa's premier big 5 wildlife areas the Sabi Sand Game Reserve known for its high populations and fantastic big cat viewing.



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Summary

On this private guided photographic safari you will spend 12 nights exploring 3 of Africa's premier wilderness and photographic game reserves, renowned for their big cat game viewing. Phinda Game Reserve, described as "Seven Worlds of Wonder" with its seven distinct habitats and its diverse game viewing. Then Mala Mala and Londolozi Game Reserves, set in the heart of South Africa's premier big 5 wildlife areas the Sabi Sand Game Reserve known for its high populations and fantastic big cat viewing.

You have the option of having your very own private vehicle and private photographic guide on your safari, your private photographic guide will be on hand to ensure that you benefit from personalized instruction on everything from camera settings and set up and how to achieve the best exposure for images under an array of varying lighting conditions to professional tips on image editing and management. Having the use of a private vehicle means we are able to schedule our own day as we see fit and allows us to spend quality time out in the field at sightings we choose rather than being pressured to jump from one sighting to another.

Join us on this safari of a lifetime.........

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ― Lao Tzu

Pricing from US$ TBA per person Sharing based on 2 people traveling. Pricing based on 2014 rates.

Tour Itenary

  • Domestic flight from Johannesburg to Richards bay, then road transfer to Phinda Forest Lodge

  • Phinda Forest Lodge

  • Scheduled charter flight from Phinda Game Reserve to Mala Mala Main Camp

  • Mala Mala Main Camp

  • Road transfer through the Sabi Sand Game Reserve to Londolozi Varty Camp

  • Lodolozi Varty Camp

  • Scheduled Charter flight from Londolozi back to Johannesburg

Detailed Information

Phinda Forrest Lodge

Phinda has been described as “Seven Worlds of Wonder”, with its seven distinct habitats – a magnificent tapestry of woodland, grassland, wetland and forest, interspersed with mountain ranges, river courses, marshes and pans makes it great for landscapes and unique forest scenes. The rare sand forest, one of the seven worlds of wonder in the northern parts of Phinda is one of the most endangered and unique ecosystems on the planet and is the perfect environment for some of the rarer small mammal species. The shy red duiker is found grazing on fallen leaves and fruit and the tiny suni, one of the smallest antelope species, can also be found as well as the red Toga Squirrel. Phinda is a wilderness sanctuary where intimate encounters and rare discoveries can be experienced firsthand. Phinda is home to an abundance of Bird & wildlife, encompassing 415 species of birds, and mammals ranging from the big 5 to the smallest antelope. However, it is the faster of the predators that has a special place here and will be one of our main objectives on this photographic safari. Having reintroduced cheetah to the area after an absence of over 50 years, Phinda has quickly established a reputation as one of the best places to view and photograph these rare cats.

Mala Mala Main Camp

Mala Mala promises some of the finest game viewing on the African sub-continent and regularly provides the subject matter for a veritable collection of international and local wildlife documentaries (including National Geographic). Many of these documentaries have won international accolades amidst critical acclaim. No other destination can compete with the Lowveld’s pristine wilderness locations, which are legally protected from human interference. The region, larger than many independent countries, is home to the largest concentrations of free roaming elephant, lion, rhino, leopard, buffalo, cheetah, and literally hundreds of other species of wild mammal.  Today this area is known to have the greatest diversification of animal species on the African continent. Over two hundred different species occur in abundance, whilst the ever-changing bird life provides even the most experienced ornithologist with rare finds

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Lodolozi Varty Camp

Londolozi Game Reserve, set in the heart of on of South Africas premier big 5 and wildlife destinations, the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Londolozi is one of the original pioneering private game reserves of the ecotourism industry in South Africa. The word “Londolozi” derives from the Zulu language and means “protector of all living things” – and ambitious conservation ethic that Londolozi embraces in its sensitivity to the natural world. Londolozi has become world renowned for its density and frequency of Leopard sightings as well as the other big cats, here you will not only have unrivalled opportunities to photograph these magnificent animals but also a great diversity of other wildlife including 40 mammal species in total, some of which are the legendary big 5 as well as the endangered wild dog and cheetah, this is not to mention the abundance of plains game, diversity of birdlife (360 species in the area) and the awe inspiring landscape scenery.

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