Taking Kruger National Park Pictures
To Capture Your Safari

There are lots of opportunities for taking Kruger National Park pictures. Use your photos to show your friends all the things you saw in the park. Each photo is a memory and will help you recall your travels for years to come.

Read our following Kruger National Park photo tips and see the images in the gallery at the bottom of the page.

When you're doing wildlife photography, don't wait for the perfect shot because it might never come. When we see an animal, we take a photograph at once. All it takes is an instant for an animal to disappear and you might not have a chance at the second shot.

If we still have the chance, we'll take more time to move a little closer, position the camera a little better and adjust the zoom to take a second, better picture.

With a digital camera, we could take several photos of the same animal and then delete any that don't come out well. You might need the space on your memory card! If you have a film camera, you'll probably be more conservative with your photos though.

A photo could be no good if it's blurred or has missed the animal altogether! These things happen more readily in low light and when birds flit away in the blink of an eye.

When we come across rare or hard to find animals, like those in the list below, we tend to take a lot of photos because we don't know if we'll see them again. It could be the only opportunity!


When you're going on safari, remember to get all your camera gear accessible and ready to use in your car at the point where you enter Kruger National Park. You'll have the chance to repack your car and get organised at the entrance gates.

Once you're inside the park, you generally won't be able to get out of your car to get anything you might have left in the boot. In fact, you're only allowed out of the car at specially sign-posted places, such as rest camps, picnic spots and lookouts.

Kruger National Park pictures: photography from the carIf you have a camera with a big lens, steady the lens on the side mirror or window sill of the car (of course the window must be open) and turn the engine off. This will help eliminate any blurriness in your photos and especially those taken on high zoom. You might also want to put some padding between the window sill and the lens, such as a jumper, to protect the items and to give the lens a less slippery surface to rest on.

If you don't have a huge zooming lens on your camera, there are still many opportunities to take good photos. There are plenty of animals which come up close to the car, plus beautiful landscapes, candid pics round the camp fire at night or happy snaps from a guided game walk or drive.

There are even some animals inside rest camps, so you can walk around with your camera and get good photos of animals, such as:

  • Birds
  • Reptiles
  • Small buck
  • Vervet monkeys

Have An Inspiring Kruger National Park Picture? Share Its Story!

Have you been on a Kruger National Park trip? If so, we'd love to see your photos!

Post a picture taken on your Kruger safari and tell us what was happening when you took the photo. Your story could be amusing or incredible. Or skip the story and just let the picture tell a thousand words.

Enter A Name For Your Photo Submission, Such As "Warthog Challenges Leopard"

See What Other Travellers Added To The Gallery

Click on the links below to view Kruger National Park safari photos. Each picture was taken by other visitors to the park - people who want to share their story.

Photos From Your Safari 
On our way back to Mopani, we encountered the cheetah overlooking the grass field where the cubs were.

Click here to write your own.


Always have your camera with you. You could be just around the corner from taking an amazing Kruger National Park picture.

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