A Truly Authentic African Safari Experience

Michael Laubscher All Authors, Michael Leave a Comment

There are very few places that are as synonymous with big game encounters as the Sabi Sands.

The area is known to deliver some of the best & most consistent game viewing experiences in Africa, and I aim to introduce you to the region that I called home for 3 years, on one of our first dedicated photo safari in one of the most prolific and well known game viewing areas in the world, the award winning Notten’s Bush Camp which is one of the finest family run lodges in Africa and the best kept secret in the Sabi Sands.

As one of the original private game lodges in South Africa, Notten’s Bush Camp offers a truly authentic African safari experience.

The Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is probably the best know and need to see safari destinations in South Africa. The reserve is roughly 65 000 hectares which is adjacent to the unfenced boarder of the Kruger National Park, in the Mpumalanga Province and is a 5h30 drive from Johannesburg.

It might not have the rolling plains of the Masai Mara, but it sure has incredibly habituated animals that gives you the opportunity to get closer than ever before, and to spend quality time with them.

I would like to ask you a question… If I may?

Do you love photographing the “big stuff”, and do you have a special love for leopards?

Then this safari is undoubtedly the one for YOU!

The Sabi Sands has become famous for its magnificent leopard sightings but is also superb BIG 5 territory and has a huge variety of other mammals, reptiles and winged beauties as well.


Here are some of the highlights for this safari;

  • 3 Nights Photo Safari in the Sabi Sand Private Nature Reserve (there are two departures running back to back to make it a 6 night safari)
  • Nottens transvers Sabi Sabi’s land (6500 hectares)
  • Ample time to be spent with animals in the field
  • VERY good chance of numerous big cat encounters
  • Learn from and be inspired by the close wildlife encounters
  • Game drives in one of Africa’s most prolific game viewing areas
  • Combine the two departures for a 6 night safari at ZAR 35 950 per person sharing and a single supplement of ZAR 9000

The Notten’s Sabi Sands Photo Safari will give you the opportunity to learn from and be inspired by your guide who is a specialist in the area.

Not only should this make you feel privileged and enjoy being in such a world gem; but also photograph the beauty there of.

I look forward to hosting you on a safari in one of my favorite places in the world, a place I used to call home, a place that will keep calling my name!

Nottens Photo Safari

I would love for you to join me on this safari not only to guide you through the necessary photography needs but also share my stories and adventures during my life in the Sabi Sands.

More Info


Until then;

Happy snapping!



About the Author

Michael Laubscher


Haunted by the allure of spectacular wildlife and African sunsets. I am a hunter-gatherer of natural light and candid moments, an appetite whet with a taste of the unknown and the smell of home; “This Is Africa”! I look forward to sharing life long experiences with you and helping you capture them. Please feel free to go check out my Instagram account

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