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Kruger Photo Safaris

Destination – Kruger National Park – Personalised Standard & Taylor Made Wildlife Photo Safaris – Individuals & Small Groups in a variety of accommodation to suite your needs and budget, Amateur, Skilled & groups of none Photographers are Welcome – Total Experience 26 Years – Many Happy Clients.

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About African Memory Photo Safaris

Photographic safari with my personal touch

Kruger Photo Safaris

African Memory Photo Safaris was created in 2013 by me Douglas Carr, I’m a professional photographer and qualified field guide. My aim is to create and offer personalised “Kruger Photo Safaris” to photographers of all levels and wild life interested safari goers.
My thorough understanding of animal behaviour, helps to give photographers the opportunity to take incredible photographs in the best possible light and from the best position. African Memory creates and hosts customised wildlife Kruger Photo Safaris for photographers of all levels. Specialising in developing beginner’s skills, African Memory teaches everything from camera setup, photograph composition, and photo editing skills. As every photographic safari is tailored to the guests’ abilities, lessons are easy to follow and dictated by the individual photographer’s ability, leaving guests with their own amazing African Memories.
I’ll will be your tour operator, host, guide and personal photo tutor on your once in a lifetime Kruger Photo Safaris experience and it will be so good that you’ll want to come back as my Kruger Photo Safaris take place in a very special part of the Kruger National Park. African Memory Photo Safaris  is  also represented on Safari Bookings.

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Kruger Photo Safaris in Kruger National Park.

African Memory Photo Safaris offers Kruger Photo Safaris to experienced and amateur photographers as well as none photographers the opportunity to hone their skills, and learn new ones, during a customised photographic safari in South Africa.

My Kruger Photo Safaris takes place in my “secret location” on a private reserve bordering on both of the famous Sabi Sands, Timbavati and the Kruger which is what’s making my Kruger Photo Safaris simply the best photo safaris experience out their. There are no fences between the three reserves and the Kruger allowing animals to roam freely, but their are restrictions of who could go there.

The breath-taking scenery of African Memory – Kruger Photo Safaris destination provides the setting for photographers to develop their portfolio of wildlife photographs, while experiencing the best of Africa in in famous Kruger National Park.

African Memory will help amateur photographers out of auto mode, developing their creativity and ability to frame stunning photographs. For beginners, one lesson will be devoted to teaching some basic photographic principles; so that the memories you take home will reflect the reality of your experiences. Skilled wildlife photographers can opt out of this lesson. Photographers of all levels are welcome to join me on Kruger Photo Safaris doing what we all love best, to photograph wildlife as it unfolds infant of us. 

Kruger Photo Safaris take place in a high animal dense area and photo safaris can easily customised to focus on your desired animal. If it’s big cat’s you want you’re at the right place.

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Why Choose Kruger Photo Safaris with African Memory Photo Safaris

Personalised & Unique

African Memory offers personalised Kruger Photo Safaris and wildlife experiences to individuals and small groups. My Kruger Photo Safaris, destination and itineraries was handcrafted from my firsthand experiences, my goals and desires of what the perfect Kruger Photo Safaris wildlife photographic experience must be like and I’ll be joining you every step of the way to ensure that your needs are met while ensuring it’s a personal experience. African Memory was created for photographers by a photographer and qualified field guide with over 25 years of experience in photography, the service and safari industries. On Kruger Photo Safaris my aim is for you to spend as much time as possible taking photos, improving each guest’s skills but also ensuring that you have fun,  feel well looked after, and that your expectations are exceeded from the moment you make contact with me while adding my personal touches is what makes African Memory Photo Safaris different and special. I’m looking forward on seeing you and sharing my Africa with you.

Personalised Experiences

Our Process

Difference between Normal Safari & Kruger Photo Safaris with African Memory

African Memory

Normal Safari:

Typically lodges and other safari tour operators will host game drives with up to 10 guests on each vehicle. As a photographer you may be sharing space with people whose interest is not taking the best pictures, but seeing as much as possible in as short a space of time as they can!

Additional load in the vehicle, as well as the extra movement of passengers will ultimately have a significant effect on the photographs you take, and the opportunities you encounter.

Kruger Photo Safaris:

Game drives with African Memory Photo Safaris will only be open to photographers of all skills levels, or people who are interested in photography. Vehicles are limited to six guests, but smaller groups can be arranged on request. Each drive is tailored to meet the expectations and skills of the guests on board, teaching beginners how to take photos like a professional, and helping professionals get close to the action.

African Memory takes the time to ensure that the vehicle is in the best position, with the best light possible. The pace is dictated by the photographers on the drive, rather than rushing from animal to animal sighting. Time to take the best photographs possible is granted to everyone on board.

Safety will always be of paramount concern, and I will take every opportunity to give photographers a memorable and exciting experience without crossing nature’s lines or putting guests in any potential danger.

Kruger Photo Safaris run throughout the year, contact us to discuss your trip.

Photo Safaris

Specialities

Specialities

Operate on Private Resere

Kruger National Park

A lack of public vehicles adds to the peaceful atmosphere and the quiet solitude of the bush on our photo safaris. There will be nothing between you and nature, and nothing to disturb the peace of the animals, giving you the opportunity for the most natural photographs possible. Operating on a private reserve also allows African Memory the luxury of game drives at the best times for the animals, the option to go on early morning and late evening drives means the best chances of encountering animals.

Off-roading permitted

As African Memory operate within a private reserve we are allowed to go off-road to get up-close and personal with the animals something that’s otherwise not allowed in Kruger National Park, giving all our guests the opportunity for some magnificent photographs.

Night drives with spot light and bush walks.

There’s always the possibility to do a special night drive or go for a bush walk with qualified trails guides in order to get close to the ground. The bush is alive with a huge variety of smaller creatures and if conditions allow, I’ll be happy to arrange this as part of your trip.

Open safari vehicle

We will be using a open safari vehicle and depending on the type of booking you make there will be only one or two photographers per row. The usual vehicles have three. This gives us a lot more freedom to take our photos.

Expert qualified field guides

All filed guides are specially trained and experienced to give you the best opportunity to capture the Big 5 on camera during our photographic safaris.

Learn Photography

I’ll provide group tuition as well as one-on-one photographic lessons. Sessions include teaching photographers how to edit and review their photos as well as providing guidance to help improve their creative thinking. During the game drive I’ll suggest what your camera settings you should be on to take a specific kind of photo. Adding that personal touch.

Trips are tailor made

African Memory provides customisable photographic safaris specifically for photographers. We offer a standard 6 day 5 nights photographic safaris packages, or the flexibility to customise the safari to meet your needs and budget.

Committed to excellence

African Memory operates at a very high standard in order to meet the individual needs of every guest, ensuring customer satisfaction every step of the way. It is not just the game drive that’s important, or that our guests have the opportunity to take amazing photos; it is the whole experience and it’s personal.

Support

Even after the sun has set on your trip with me, I hope that we will keep in touch. I’m always happy to help with photography questions from previous guests, and to provide online support over the years.

Committed to Excellence

I want to make sure that every memory of your trip to Africa is perfect. From your enquiry to seeing you off at the airport; every moment of your stay is just as important as the next in developing your own African memories.

Excellent photo opportunities

The Greater Kruger National Park offers photographers amazing opportunities for some truly unique photos. Visit our Facebook and Instagram to see what I manage to to photograph on a regular basis on my photographic safaris.

Total Experiences

I’m a award winning photographer with over 25 years of photographic experience, a FGASA qualified field guide with a lot of experience guiding in big 5 reserves and 5 years experience in the safari industry.

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Kruger Photo Safaris

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African Memory Photo Safaris

African Memory – Kruger Photo Safaris is offered in the Kruger National Park – South Africa and you can choose between a variety of  accommodations to suite your needs and budget. See itineraries for more details and contact me for any questions and to start to plan your Kruger Photo Safaris.

Kruger Photo Safari – Itineraries

                                          

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Recommended Equipment

  • DSLR
  • extra batteries and all chargers
  • Telephoto lens (300mm or more + 1.4 converter) or Zoom lens like Sigma 150-600.
  • a wide angle lens/standard zoom preferably on a separate camera body.
  • Tripod/monopod/bean bag
  • Good light camera bag that complies to hand luggage regulations with rain cover always a bonus
  • Camera sensor cleaning kit
  • Any extra camera equipment like external flashes, filters…
  • Laptop with already installed Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop as an extra optional (and a good tip is to store all existing photos on a drive at home to have more space on your laptop.
  • Plenty of extra memory cards instead of just 1 very big one
  • Memory card reader
  • External travel Harddrive 500Gb + like this LaCie

Equipment Rentals

Any equipment could be rented just let me know in advance and I’ll recommend the best setup for your needs.

What to Pack

  • Passport & Visas if needed (make colour copies of all your documents and keep them in a different place than your documents.
  • Travel & Medical insurance
  • Get some SARands currency on landing in JHB from a cashpoint.
  • Appropriate shoes (hiking boots that’s already warn in)
  • Comfortable shoes/sandals for around the camp/lodge
  • Neutral colored clothes for field trips
  • Warm clothes for winter (June – September) as nights & early mornings can be quite chilly
  • Wide-rim hat to protect your face & neck from the African sun
  • Sunblock (high SPF)
  • Insect & tick repellent
  • Your personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste etc.)
  • Torch/headlight (incl. extra batteries)
  • Little note book and 2-3 pens
  • Light raincoat
  • Laptop with pre installed Adobe Lightroom
  • Alarm clock
  • Sunglasses
  • Electrical adapter (make sure it’s for South Africa as well as SA has their own system)

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Douglas Carr

Tour operator, host and personal photo tutor

For as long as I can remember I have been the family photographer. My early interest in photography was cemented when I bought my very own SLR, a Minolta x100, and two lenses when I was 16 years old, which led to the announcement of my desire to be the school photographer. My ambition didn’t end after graduating from high school, and I went on to become a photographer in South African army. In 1992 I began studying photography at the Western Cape Technical College, Cape Town and went travelling in 1995 to test my newfound skills.

After living in London for seven years, undertaking freelance work and practicing my craft, I became a professional photographer. In 2002 I moved to Norway and bought my first D-SLR the Fuji S2 Pro. I opened a portrait and wedding studio in Narvik in 2003, with a second studio being established in Harstad in 2007. I was also a franchise owner for the Norwegian chain, Fame Photography, for three years.

After a three-year break in 2010, I decided that I wanted to pursue a different avenue for my photography. Rather than taking portraits of people, I wanted to concentrate on wildlife and I wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. As a result African Memory Photo Safaris was born in 2013. It’s more than just my photography as the aim of African Memory Photo Safaris is to offer photographic safaris and to share my experiences with others. 2015 saw my return to South Africa and a decision to live in the bush in order to be as close as possible to the nature I wanted to photograph, whilst continuing to develop the photo safari company, African Memory. In 2016 I became qualified as a professional Field Guide from (FGASA) and began working at a lodge inside the Kruger National Park as a field guide whilst offering photographic services to guests. Now I’m offering the BEST Kruger National Park experience out there – Kruger Photo Safaris

Award wining portrait/wedding photographer 2003-2010 – Norway. Here receiving picture of the year 2005 for one of his portraits.

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