Edward Selfe Photo Safaris

What are the main priorities when researching a photographic safari?

Tuesday, July 30, 2019,
By Edward Selfe Photo Safaris
Edward Selfe Photo Safaris
Edward Selfe Photo Safaris
Photograph by Edward Selfe Photo Safaris

What are the main priorities when researching a photographic safari? A destination with abundant game? Excellent predator action? One would probably want interesting and varied habitats, with a blend of wide river views and beautiful forests. And a guide with superb local knowledge and many years’ experience in the area would be ideal. Edward Selfe’s photo safaris in the South Luangwa offer all this alongside excellent photographic advice and tuition.

Together with 20 years’ experience photographing wildlife, Edward holds both of the Luangwa’s guide qualifications and has spent 10 years guiding in Zambia. Unlike many photographic guides who fly in with their guests, Edward lives year-round in the Luangwa, seeing the seasons come and go and watching the annual cycles. When he’s not guiding guests, he can be found birding or exploring the national park with his family. His knowledge of this area is personal, rather than book-based, allowing his guests a resident’s view into the lives of Zambia’s wildlife and communities.

South Luangwa has become known as the best destination to experience truly authentic African safaris with outstanding sightings of lion, elephant and, in particular, leopard. Alongside superb predator sightings, the varied habitats, beautiful trees and incredible dusty light offer wonderful opportunities for photographers.

As a local resident, Edward is able to guide from the driving seat. His understanding of animal behaviour enables him to predict the action and give guests photo opportunities they wouldn’t have enjoyed on a standard safari.

But it’s not all about the photos; as an experienced naturalist, Edward’s love is as much for the wildlife as the photography. And after years working in the area, he recognises many of the animals individually.

Edward strives to offer a personalised experience. With his links to the best safari operators in Zambia, guests can choose from a range of itineraries and camps. But all his tours guarantee a safari that’s rich in wildlife experiences and photographic opportunities.


The chance to photograph leopards hunting in the game-rich Luangwa Valley with an expert local guide


• World-class camps
• Customised safari vehicles
• Photographic tuition

• Guided safari drives
• Walking safaris
• Birding safaris
• Small group trips
• Photography safaris

T: +260 976 750967
E: info@edwardselfephotosafaris.com

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