Custom Photographic, Viewing & Educational Safaris





Africa Through Your Lens (ATYL) is a photographic safari company operated by the Viljoen Family. A passion for conservation and education is the cornerstone for this company started in 1999. ATYL was founded to combine and share the natural beauty, incredible wildlife, and cultural diversity of the African continent to travellers.

ATYL offers crafted safaris to various countries in Africa. The focus of these private safaris is photography, viewing, and education.

The home base for this company is ChaZen, a private nature reserve situated in the Free State Province of South Africa.

ATYL is looking forward to sharing this beautiful continent with travellers, who will feel like family, to indulge in the tastes, sounds, and sights through their lens.

Every safari will be accompanied by one of the Viljoen family members. They will be your host and guides from the moment you are met at the airport until your return.

These are sample itineraries and may be adjusted depending time of travel. You have the possibility to see the big 5 on any of these safaris.


North West Safari

Sabi/Kruger Safari

KwaZulu-Natal Safari

It was wonderful to have Joe & Micha with us throughout – both are so knowledgeable, helpful & fun. We were so lucky to have lovely days and wonderful animal sightings.

I felt having the entire family genuinely attempt to tailor your vacation to meet your needs was wonderful. What a fantastic experience.

Wonderful experience, unlikely to be equaled anywhere. I enjoyed the animals, especially the lion. Outstanding, would recommend this trip to anyone. Congratulations on your approach to conservation.

Wildlife Natal

Chobe & Victoria

Hwange, Chobe & Victoria Falls

Okavango Delta

Tanzania Migrations