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Ultimate African Photo Safari

Ultimate African Photo Safari

Ultimate African Photo Safari

Ultimate African Photo Safari

Ultimate African Photo Safari

Ultimate African Photo Safari

Ultimate African Photo Safari

Ultimate African Photo Safari

Ultimate African Photo Safari

Ultimate African Photo Safari

Ultimate African Photo Safari

Ultimate African Photo Safari

Fun Facts

Family Rating: Lots of Fun Activities, Great Couples Trip
Lodge Rating: Luxury
Accommodations: Over th top luxury tents, luxury hotels, boutique lodges and private residences
Season: Year around but prime is May to September
Age Appropriate: 8 Years and older
Holiday Options: Fall Break, Spring Break, Summer
Activities: Beach, Deep Sea Fishing, Elephant Interaction, Firepit, Golf, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Photo Safari, Shark Diving, Shopping, Whale Watching, White Water Rafting, Wine Tours

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Our First-Hand Experience

Our experiences in Africa over the last 30 + years are too numerous to share all of them.  They are like a highlight reel that plays over in our minds every time we look through our photos.

A few memories from the highlight reel:

  • Scar faced male lion walked right past our safari vehicle to meet the pride of lioness’ and cubs.  Right as he passed, the morning sun shone right on them all lighting them up in front of our open air vehicle.
  • As we pulled up in our open air safari vehicle to a lion kill after dark, we sat for 30 minutes listening to the crunch of the pride as they chewed the bones of their prey.  That and the roar of the lions, penetrates deep within.
  • Leopards stalking beside our vehicle in the daylight and dark
  • Giraffes loping through a white almost salty looking area filled with dead trees and the contrast of their colors.
  • The sights and sounds of Africa have us addicted!
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Ultimate African Photo Safari

Your dream is to enjoy a private luxury ultimate African photo safari !  You want too experience it all and you have time to enjoy an amazing once in a lifetime adventure in Africa!  We design bespoke safaris prepared for you to meet your unique desires.  Each step along the way, you escorted by private transfers and private guides for your safety and comfort throughout your amazing journey.   For 30 years your photo safari planner has been traveling to Africa preparing to plan the ultimate African photo safari for you and your family.

Your luxury photo safari begins after an evening at a luxury hotel in the upscale neighborhoods of Pretoria only minutes from Johannesburg, begin your adventure with a trip aboard Rovos Rail or the blue train southbound for Cape Town where you will be met by your private guide and transferred to the gorgeous Cape Grace Hotel or the lovely Silo Hotel on the Victoria and Alfred waterfront for four nights.

ultimate African photo safari

Tour Cape Town, that waterfront and the surrounding areas.  Afterwards, your private guide will show share with you the beauty of the wine country where you will enjoy two overnights at a lovely wine estate.

The private reserves adjoining Kruger Park are next on your journey with all of their amazing game viewing and big five animals that roam freely.  Luxury safari lodging and service await along with your highly trained game ranger.

After the Kruger Park, you will again be flown by light aircraft and commercial aircraft to Victoria Falls.  Stand amazed at the power and beauty of one of the seven wonders of the world.  Ride elephants and helicopters, sundowners on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi, for the adventurer, bungee jump off the bridge or go white water rafting.  Elegant lodging will be reserved for you at the famed Victoria Falls Hotel.  Your private guide will ensure that each day is more amazing than the one before.

Transfer to the extremely remote and private lodges in the famed Okavango Delta of Botswana!  Your amazing photo safaris will be by boat and by land depending on the selected lodges.

When we design your African safari you can expect the following:  We will listen as you share your vision of what your African Safari Experience should look like.  We then begin designing your safari with lodge and destination selection, activities selection, flights, meet & greet services, travel insurance, clothing & equipment list, countdown to Africa (this assist you with detail preparation leading up to trip time), detailed pricing with all included/not included items, and more.

As a full service African Safari specialists, we have visited over 80+ safari lodges in Africa over the last 30 years.  We selected only a handful of those for you that have met our strenuous criteria.  Combination big game hunting, bird hunting, photo safari, Cape Town and Victoria Falls safaris are our specialty.

We would like to credit some of the photos in the photo area of this destination to Wilderness Safaris and Royal Safari Collection who are some of our partners in building custom private itineraries.


Accommodations & Meals

A selection of Luxury safari lodges with exceptional service.  Each stop along your way will be filled with wonder and excitement that few will ever experience in their lifetime.  Wonder all around.

Each itinerary is custom built to meet your desires and interests.  Lodges are selected based on your preferences.



Numerous activities available:

  • Golf
  • Shark Diving
  • Game viewing
  • Elephant rides
  • Hot air balloon rides
  • White water rafting
  • Hiking
  • Wine tours
  • Whale watching
  • Fishing
  • and more

Length of Stay / Itinerary

Your itinerary will be customized to match your desires!  As a sample itinerary, please enjoy the following amazing journey.

Day 1:  Overnight at luxury hotel in Pretoria at the Fairlawns (only minutes from Johannesburg airport)

Day 2-3:  Train journey to Cape Town enjoying the gorgeous South African countryside.  Along the way, you will visit Kimberley where you will see the Big Hole and the Diamond Mine Museum and visit the historic village of Matjiesfontein.

Day 4-7:  Bask in the service and luxury a luxury boutique hotel on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.  Daily private tours of Cape Town, Cape Peninsula, Table Mountain, Bo Kaap.  Of course, fine dining reservations and private drivers will be at your service.

Day 7-9:  Private tours of the wine country, delicious views and overnights at luxury wine estate such as La Residence.  Visit the quaint towns of Stellenbosch and Franschoek enjoying shopping small antique shops and art boutiques while basking in their rich history.

Day 9-12:  Transfer to a famed luxury safari lodge for some of the best private game viewing in Africa.  You will stay at the boutique luxury lodge on the property with game drives twice daily including walking tours.  Relax at the lodge during mid day where the game roam right outside your luxury suite.

Day 12-14:  Transfer to Victoria Falls and bask in the beauty of the falls.  Deluxe rooms or suites at the Victoria Falls Hotel will be your  home for the next couple of days.  Your private guide will take you to tour the falls, ride elephants, cruise the Zambezi River at sunset, tour the falls by helicopter or have lunch  on Livingstone Island a top the falls.

Day 14-20:  With our guidance, you will choose your remote exclusive safari lodges in the amazing Okavango Delta area.  Daily safaris by mokoro and/or safari vehicles.  You might select the one of a kind Mombo or Kings Pool safari camps as an example.  Safari experiences that you will never forget.

Day 21:  Depart for home with memories of a lifetime.


Travel Details & Location

As we build your custom itinerary the details of travel will be noted.  We assist in flight selection whether you prefer to book your own flights or use our Africa flight specialist.

Internet & Communications

Wifi and cell services are spotty and limited except in the major cities.

Changing Generations


Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could add more meaning and improve your relationships on every vacation with your family or spouse? Below are two easy steps to becoming intentional as you travel:

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Each itinerary is customized to suit the desires of our clients.  Thus the pricing is dependent on the itinerary.  Please contact us for pricing.

Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info

Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.

Family Expeditions, LLC confirmation and refund policy:

If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Family Expeditions are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!

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