COMPANY: B1 Photo Safaris
A Sister company of Private Kruger Safaris
All our Photographic safaris are private safaris.
Let B1 Photo Safaris take you on a full day from Sunrise to Sunset in the Kruger National Park. This product is designed for Wildlife photographers with limited time to spend in the Kruger National Park or for part of a business trip and just want to try his / her skill/ luck at taking photographs of the African Big 5 wildlife for a day or two.
You will be guided with one of our Experienced wildlife photography guides for the day. In positioning the vehicle in the right place to patients for the animals be move in its natural environment for you to get the best possible shot. The safari is a private tour and no other photographers will be on the vehicle so the guide and you can spend good quality time in the African bush.
PICK UP LOCATIONS:
Pick up for the photographic day drives are from Hazyview, Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate, Skukuza, Pretoruiskop Camps. Other location must be discussed.
All our photographic safaris are tailor-made and private a 7-day / 6-night safari is recommended as then you can stay in different camps and enlarge your experience and chances of getting amazing wildlife photographic opportunities.
Wow Wow Wow !!!! PKTours are the best!!! I went to Kruger in July 2019 - Thanks Hennie and Arno!!! What an amazing experience. I feel extremely lucky to have had the most amazing guides in Kruger. I splashed out on a full private guide experience and boy was it worth. Within one hour of landing at Skukuza and being picked up by Arno I had seen a herd of 13 Sable antelope which are extremely rare including a majestic buck. Days 2 and 3 were spent with Hennie who has spent all his life in the bush and knows how to track animals. This knowledge is invaluable and we saw all of the big 5 and some amazing sights. We saw 2 leopards, 7 rhino's, a lion, 5 lionesses including one stalking and attacking a heard of buffalo. We also saw a lioness with 4 cubs suckling. I saw 3 massive heard of buffalo, elephants, giraffes and zebras everywhere. Heaps of hippos, crocs, vultures and there are so many many amazing birds to see too. I was up early and we were the first in Kruger gate both Sat and Sunday mornings, we saw a nocturnal Genet cat and some amazing sunrises. This was a once in a lifetime bucket list experience and would go back with PKTours every time if I had the chance. Arno and Hennie are also keen to point out all amazing bird life in the Kruger, I got some amazing shots, if you are bird watcher these are the guys for you, they are just amazing at spotting and finding wildlife everywhere. I felt so much gratitude for such a privileged experience with amazing guides that are expert at their job which is to track animals and to also make feel comfortable, at home, and also if you want a friendly chat too. Hennie is also an amazing photographer and has a photo in national geographic. PKTours is the best way to see the Kruger and the personal guided experience is well worth the extra money. More...
Karel de Jong
We hebben een super ochtend drive gehad, Henny was enthousiast en humoristisch. Zowaar een luipaard gezien, een neushoorn, maar meer bijzonder was de wilde hond! Koffie met uitzicht op de olifanten, wat wil je nog meer? Zeker aan te bevelen! Groep van 8 personen uit Nederland. More...
Knowledgeable, the guys knew where to look for the animals we wanted to see. Friendly, great people to be around. Accommodating, if something came up we wanted to change, it was all too easy. Very easy people to get along with. More...
Excellent service with a smile and hands on expertise ...
Our safari was excellent. The knowledge of the animals and environment, the photographic knowledge and the patience and persistence of Arno, our guide, helped us to get a huge amount of fantastic shots. From the minute we entered the park we were shooting and using full manual. On the second day we saw leopards, two cheetahs and were even lucky enough to see a leopard cub with its watchful mother. From the excellent bird knowledge to seeing Jackals, Honey Badgers, Mongooses and other animals outside the ‘ big five’ we were thoroughly spoilt. Nothing can beat being surrounded by elephants and hearing them call then driving a couple of minutes to see 20 lions! Every day we saw so many birds and animals and learnt a lot about photography too. Arno’s love of the animals and the park were obvious. The service even continued until the airport drop off with a ride in an air conditioned vehicle to Nelspruit as we had had very hot and humid weather for the whole week. This was very thoughtful and much appreciated before we travelled back to Australia. We would highly recommend this tour, Bernard, Hennie and Arno were all wonderful to deal with and got us into the best possible positions to get amazing photos. Thank you, we will be back! More...
The passion all the guides have is amazing. It turns a drive into an adventure. This was our second adventure with pksafaris and hopefully will not be our last. They even coached our teenage son with his passion for photography. It was a truly amazing time we had and we couldn't recommend it highly enough. From Australia with love we thank you pksafaris.. More...
Had my best ever photo safari at the Kruger National Park in South Africa with B1 Photo Safari. Bernhard Bekker and his brother Hennie Bekker were wonderful, punctual, patient and they went beyond our expectations to ensure that we see all the game we were interested in. Amongst many signings of various animals, saw 8 male lions in three days, four of which we saw in one day. On our last day, we had not seen the elusive Leopard and they were not happy that we would complete our week tour without seeing a Leopard, they worked tirelessly until we sighted a leopardess with her cub! Every day with B1 was amazing. I recommend B1 photo safari to anyone looking for a photo safari or just a professionally guided safari tour. I will definitely book my next trip with B1. More...
Competent, professional and experienced. Had a great time!
Melissa Earl Ledford
We had an amazing safari with PK Safaris. Bernard was our guide and he ensured we got the opportunity to see all the excitement going on in the park. He knows the animals and where they are likely to be due to his years of experience. He obviously has a good connection and reputation with other reputable guides who help each other give their clients all that Kruger has to offer. We truly had a unique and customized experience. We didn’t realize how great until out of the park we were describing our trip to other tourists, locals, even other guides. They were all amazed. We can’t wait to come back with our kids! More...
Polite professional & knowledgeable about the bush & the wildlife
My wife & I spent some time with Bernhard a couple of years ago. We found him knowledgeable, courteous & professional. We were in a mixed group & he went above & beyond to get us into great spots for photography. He knew where the animals would be & whilst we weren't successful on every section of every, trip we eventually saw all we had set out to see. All of us were interested in the big cats & we saw 11 leopards in 10 days! Excellent! We have booked again to see the bush with Private Kruger Safaris & we are looking forward to our trip in September. More...
They have high quality vehicle and extreamly knowgable guides we have been on Safari with them a couple of times and had amazing widlife experiences.
Quentin van der Merwe was an amazing guide on our day in Kruger National Park. Informative and friendly and the best game drive we have ever had with 6 leopard sightings by 9. 05am (and that was with an hour for breakfast) with further lioness and cubs and cheetah with a cub. Cannot thank you enough for some amazing memories made. High recommended. More...
A acceptional company very professionally run with the client coming first
Fantastic experience. So professional and friendly not too mention knowledgeable. Will be in touch for our next trip !
Arno did an outstanding job as our Safari guide on a 6 day trip into Kruger. He is the perfect person to take you on a one in a lifetime trip into the bush. He knows the territory. He found the big 5 for use many times during out trip. He also was able to teach us about all the other animals, birds and fauna. More...
Me and my girlfriend stayed for 4 days with Private Kruger Safaris. All the safaris we've done were with Quintin and what a great guide he is! Very friendly and polite, knows about everything we asked him, and believe me, my girlfriend makes a lot of questions. We've spotted pretty much all the animals we wanted to, thanks to his expertise, and even though I am no photographer, I had a lot of great opportunity to take awesome pictures and really enjoyed our time in Kruger. A must do! Ask for Quintin! More...
If you're going to do a tour in the park, I would highly recommend this company. Our guide Quinton took very good care of us. He knew all the spots for the best chances of sighting certain animals, was extremely helpful in teaching us how to optimize our picture taking, and was genuinely excited to be out there seeing the animals, which enhanced the overall experience. More...
Arno was amazing. Best decision I made was to choose Kruger National Park for a safari. Second best decision - to book with Private Kruger Safaris
Had the most amazing afternoon drive and bush BBQ yesterday! A life changing experience! Arno, our guide, was knowledgeable and entertaining. ..and the braai under the stars was top notch! Highly recommended! More...
Just got back from 2 amazing days at the Kruger safari with Arno. Arno was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about every detail concerning the safari itslef and our wishes as well. We can't thank him enough! We highly recommend him to be your man as he was ours! More...
Spent our first morning in Kruger with Arno and Private Kruger Safaris. We may not have seen all the Big 5 (no leopard) but it was not for lack of trying. Thanks for a great day!
What a fabulous day with Arno. We were up early and passed the long queue waiting at the gate. Arno was very knowledgeable and funny. And made our 16 year old who had a birthday, feel very special. Thanks Arno. More...
Stunning vehicles for the most comfortable big 5 safari in Kruger Park. Wildlife and photographic tours are on offer. Have a look at theire website and make an online booking. Expert and professional guides with many years experience in The Kruger Park will make your private safari unforgettable. More...
We (a group of 6 adults) just completed our private safari with Bernhard and Arno. Both of these guys were superb. They were efficient in their communication beforehand, their pick-up times were timely, they were always willing to answer any questions we had, and freely shared their wealth of knowledge about Kruger and the many species of life within, great stories about their past experiences, as well as their camera/photography skills.
It was an amazing 2 days at Kruger. Although 2 days is not enough to enjoy all this place has to offer, if you are short on time and want a great private guide experience, I would highly recommend getting in touch with Bernhard and Arno.
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Thank you for a great safari! We had wonderful time, seeing so many animals, not only Big5 but many many others! Thank you for sharing your passion, knowledge and experience Bernhard! We'll be back!!
Absolutely awesome! Within minutes of entering the park we saw a Rhino. From there it just got better! Thanks Arno for a great day! Thanks to Bernhard as well for arranging our transport. Highly recommend Private Kruger Safaris. More...
We had a great early morning drive with Bernhard. Lucky to see 4 of the big 5 within 2 hours of setting off. Bernhard is a great guide with excellent knowledge and an unbelievable eye! I'd recommend him to anyone looking for a quality experience. More...
Loved it... An awesome experience with them...:-)
We had an unforgettable day in Kruger today with you guys! It was just special! Thank you so much for your good job and for giving us the pleasure of seeing all the big 5 in only one day. Also thank you for the important details of providing blankets, water and tea with biscuits ;) Delicious! Looking forward to have a laptop to post here my photos. More...
Thanks for the invite. I know you will do well, as i see the way you do business is very professional and well planned. Keep it up . I will take i tour with you guys any time. More...