A Lion Stalking, a Kingfisher Diving: Capturing that Perfect Photo
Alan is a travel writer and author of over 20 Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guides to Southern Africa and Zambia & Malawi.
Ever wondered what you need to do for that flawless photo on safari? Alan helps you capture that special moment. Okay, here’s the thing…you want to take a great photo of a leopard on a kill, a brilliantly coloured kingfisher dive-bombing its next meal, or maybe just how close that lion came to the safari vehicle.
Why? To show family and friends back home of course! Nothing better than hearing woooow, oooohhhh, whhaaaat??? That close??!!
Come on, you spend all this money to go on safari in Africa – there must be some kudos when you get home! That glow of satisfaction that you’ve returned to nature, confronted nature’s toughest test in Africa, seen off stampeding buffalo, charging elephants…Best not to mention the sunset cocktails…
In this day and age of digital cameras, smartphones and tablets getting that close up of a wandering wildebeest in the wild has never been easier. Here are a few tips to get you going:
If you are looking for a specialist photographic safari, do a thorough search on the Internet. Some companies will accommodate photographers while others – such as Dave Burns Photo Tours – are specifically designed for budding, and professional photographers.
African Safari Tours
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You Visit: Arusha (Start), Tarangire NP, Lake Manyara NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti NP, Arusha (End)
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$1,450 pp (USD)
Tanzania: Private tour
Mid-rangeLodge & Tented Camp
You Visit: Arusha (Start), Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha (End)
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4.7/5 – 231 Reviews
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You Visit: Arusha (Start), Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Highlands, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha (End)
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5.0/5 – 399 Reviews