Adventure Safaris In Africa

13 Most Incredible Places for a Photo Safari in Africa

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Written by See Africa Today

If you are a travel enthusiast, consider including a photo safari in Africa because this is home to unforgettable moments.

Dramatic African landscapes, wildlife and sceneries form a stunning backdrop of safari photography in Africa. You capture exciting raw moments in the wild while engaging in lots of interesting activities. The result is a strong attachment with nature, in the savannah grassland, moorland and other wild landscapes.

Each snapshot taken tells a story of an incredible visit to the home of adventure and nature.

Which is the Best Photo Safari in Africa?

Africa has numerous destinations for the best photographic moments. See Africa Today presents a guide for the top photography destinations in the continent.

Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta in Botswana is a natural masterpiece to marvel at. It’s a wonderland of water with a beautiful ecosystem supporting millions of wild animals. Botswana is fairly arid with the Kalahari Desert taking a huge land mass but Okavango tells a story of water and beauty.

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Okavango Delta. Photo/ GarminWorldmaps.

Chobe National Park bordering the Okavango Delta is also a major tourist and photography destination. Chobe is among the few places in the world where you will ever spot a black-maned lion.

Victoria Falls

Zambia and Zimbabwe share the largest waterfall in the world at the border. Victoria Falls is an exotic photo safari in Africa destination with breathtaking views of Vic Falls. You capture the beauty of the falls from Livingstone Town in Zambia or Victoria Falls Town in Zimbabwe. These are the border towns in Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Capture the daring moments at Devil’s Pool from the Zambian side and the huge volumes of water gushing down the falls from Vic Falls Town.

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Victoria Falls in Southern Africa. Photo/Discover Africa Safaris

South Luangwa National Park

A huge number of leopards, elephant herds and hippos make Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park a popular African safari destination. The wildlife experience is both immersive and photographic.

Masai Mara National Reserve

Your photo safari in Africa is incomplete without a trip to Maasai Mara in Kenya. Snap those Great Migration moments as wildebeests, gazelles, zebras and buffalos cross over to the Serengeti for pasture and mating. While at the Mara, be sure to capture raw photos of lions, leopards and buffalos.

Nairobi National Park

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Nairobi National Park entrance. Photo/CAmpo EA Safaris

Lions, giraffes, hyenas and leopards among other wildlife roam this expansive park in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. Nairobi National Park has a unique ecosystem supporting the existence of wildlife and over 100 bird species. Explore all the corners of the park in game drives and take photos of the wildlife and plain grassland of the park.

Tsavo National Park

If you have never seen a big bird, Tsavo National Park treats you to a rare sight of an ostrich in the wild. The park has amazing bird views and diverse wildlife experiences spread across the Tsavo’s diverse landscapes. Snap the Mudanda Rock, a natural salt lick in the park. Elephants, zebras, antelopes, gazelles, leopards, lions, hyenas and giraffes frequent Mudanda for a salt lick.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is a wildlife paradise best explored during a photo safari in Africa. The Big Five roam this huge savannah, the wildebeest migration experience and the rarely seen kopjes colour your safari in Tanzania.  Sunrises and sunsets are too incredible not to document.

Kruger National Park

South Africa’s Kruger National Park has the best photography views in the history of African safari. Roads within the park are tarmacked and game safari rides are smooth. Wild dogs, lions, cheetahs, leopards, and buffalos are hard to miss by the roadside hunting or resting.

Queen Elizabeth National Park


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Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda is synonymous with tree-climbing lions. It’s a sight worth a snapshot. The lions in this park are special due to their prowess in climbing trees for rest and shade during the day.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is famous for Mountain Gorilla treks often accompanied by gorgeous shots. The park has a dense forest categorized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This dense nature of the forest supports the existence of endangered Mountain Gorillas.

W National Park

W National Park in Benin is an unexplored photo safari in Africa despite being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has a diverse ecosystem, with dramatic landscapes and plateaus uncommon in West Africa. Enjoy the sights of lions, buffalos, elephants and antelopes in this park.

Hoggar Mountains

Are you looking for a charming landscape in North Africa? The Hoggar Mountains in Algeria sets off your lenses with dazzling photos of a desert mountain photo safari. Hoggar has rugged rocks rising majestically to the peak with an incredible view of the Sahara Desert stretching from Morocco.

Unique desert wildlife like the Barbary sheep and snakes among others complete the desert wildlife ecosystem.

Atlas Mountains

Posh mountain vistas of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, valleys, waterfalls, snow-filled peaks, and desert plains cap the photographic beauty of this historic mountain.

Which African Country Has the Best Safari?

Botswana is Africa’s best safari destination in 2024 according to SafariBookings. At least 3,600 respondents voted for Botswana as a top tourist destination in Africa for a second year. Its desert-water landscapes build a sharp safari contrast and still house millions of wild animals.

Further rock art, traditional canoe rides and a unique park of wild dogs make Botswana an exceptional African photo safari destination. Other top African safari destinations are:

  • Tanzania
  • Namibia
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Rwanda

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