Photographic Safaris

Much like her diverse terrain, cultures and wildlife, Africa offers an abundance of photographic opportunities from expansive mountain landscapes to intense close-up wildlife compositions and insect or wild flower microphotography.

Our photographic safaris are designed around any duration across all regions of East and Southern Africa, as well as the Indian Ocean Islands and hosted by specialist guides who are eager to share their expertise, knowledge and photographic experience with you. With special attention to vehicle positioning and lighting you will be one step closer to capturing that ever elusive perfect wildlife shot! Highlights include the burnt orange dunes of the Namibian Desert, bathing elephants of the Okavango Delta, emerging rainbows from the mists of a thundering Victoria Falls and color bursts of hot air balloons that sail the skies of the Maasai Mara.

If you are expert in your field or still finding your way behind the lens, contact us for a bespoke itinerary that will best suit your photographic needs.

Travel Tips

Travel after seasonal rains will ensure an exquisite color spectrum of green vegetation
Travel during drier months will mean animal behavior is more predictable and with less dense vegetation enjoy far better game sightings
Request a private vehicle for your family. If availability allows most lodges will happily arrange this for you
Book river cruises and bush walks where possible for exciting image angles
Bring along additional batteries as charging opportunities are often restricted to evenings back at camp. Power supply in remote areas can be unreliable
Bean bags are a must for vehicle shots
Pack waterproof covers and ponchos to protect your camera equipment from unexpected rain showers


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The Perfect Itinerary

I went to South Africa in December 2008 with three friends and truly had the trip of a lifetime.  The country is absolutely beautiful and there are so many amazing things to do from safari to whale watching to fine dining in Cape Town.  Southern Sky Adventures planned the perfect…

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Adventure of a Lifetime

I can’t recommend Richard Pace and Southern Sky adventures enough! He’s been travelling all over the continent of Africa for the last 12 years and specializes in an otherwise unknown and intimidating territory. I didn’t know what to expect from South Africa but my trip went off without a hitch…

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A different view of South Africa

I had been looking forward to a trip to South Africa for many years, knowing how special it would be.  It was all that and more because of Richard Pace and Southern Sky Adventures.  His choice of accommodations, destinations and tours were perfect.  Everywhere we went was superb and each…

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Once-in-a-lifetime Safari

Thanks for helping us put together such an amazing girl’s trip to South Africa.  We couldn’t have asked for a more well-planned adventure.  Your guidance, itinerary recommendations, and hard work in arranging the details definitely helped to make this “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” a truly incredible experience for all.  Between the 4…

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Best Travel Experience Ever

I relive that trip in my mind almost daily – it was the best travel experience I’ve ever had.  Thank you for all you did to make it perfect.  Your local knowledge of the people and places definitely were a plus – you couldn’t have picked more excellent guides, trackers…

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An Incredible Time

Southern Sky Adventures did a great job helping us to plan our trip to Africa.  They covered all of the details—everything from flights and accommodations to safari essentials to in-country cell phone service to restaurant and activity recommendations.  Richard even managed to make suggestions on how four women should not…

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Worry-Free Group Experience

Our fall trip to Africa included 11 wonderful and diverse individuals for four venues, over a two week period.   How can this many people enjoy themselves so much for this extended period of time?  The answer is Richard Pace!  You worked diligently to anticipate our every need, and continued to…

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