Photography is a fairly individual pursuit. It demands time and patience as well as in-depth knowledge of local conditions and the subject. Travellers are always captivated by Africa’s landscapes, people and wildlife.Subsequently; many travellers are inspired to make a visual record of the never-ending savannah plains and dramatic hoof-and-claw encounters they witness while on an African Safari. Early adventurers painted what they saw; modern visitors capture the moment through the lens of a camera!
Keen photographers are often restrained on a general safari - they lack the freedom to stake out a waterhole for hours or wait patiently for a lion pride to catch up with a herd of buffalo. They often need a particularly experienced guide to keep them informed of the likely movement and behaviour of the wildlife they are observing. The perfect safari, from a photographer’s point of view, is one that balances patient observation of the details with a sharp eye for dramatic opportunities.
Photographic safaris in Africa capitalise on the experience and knowledge of professional photo-guides - their ability to predict animal behaviour means you won’t miss out on any action. Another key advantage is exploring the wilderness in vehicles and boats that have been custom-designed for photographers. Specialist photographic safaris are suitable for single travellers, couples and groups, and are offered in most of Africa’s premier travel destinations.It is wiser to bring your own camera and lenses.
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