The ultimate destination for the lover of wildlife and birding photography on the breath-taking savannah plains.
Africa is a melting pot of epic sights with rich flora and fauna and hence standing out to be the go-to continent for several photographer’s. Africa possesses a great wealth of picturesque locations jam-packed with wild game. The variety of environments in game reserves, from open plains to plush riverine woodlands, permits photographers the leeway of picking desired sceneries for their photographs. Wildlife in parks have grown accustomed to the presence of cars and therefore excellent prospects for photography are abound.
Tanzania is placed exceedingly high among the world’s fantastic region for generous wildlife photography—and its capacity for bird photography is extraordinary. Most photography safaris take place entirely in the interior the Greater Serengeti Conservation Area, which cover the remarkable Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge and outstanding Serengeti National Park. In Tanzania, it is highly likely that you will spend most of the time in a 4×4 vehicle with open top, which enables the photographer to have a fairly high viewpoint. This position you for less obstruction and permits you to shoot wildlife that would be concealed by grass and coupled with the great views of the rolling landscapes. Most lodges operate on a generator and only offer electricity in the evening and morning, not overnight and therefore do make use for the convenience recharging in your game drive vehicles.
Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, majestic Victoria Falls and the mighty Zambezi River offer splendid photographic opportunities in a pristine natural environment. All three areas are visually spectacular, accessible year-round and the terrain is very friendly to professional and non-professional photographers. There are handful of operators that specialize in catering for photographic safaris. Your photography platform may be from a boat cruise as you float on the Zambezi River. Walking safari and 4×4 safari vehicle bring you closer to wildlife and thereby enabling superb photography at all levels. A sizeable number of hotel rooms face the banks of the impressive Zambezi river and therefore creating a good photographic opportunity right from your room.
Due to economic slump and political turmoil, Zimbabwe is an under exploited photographic destination within Africa, however this could rapidly change as the country is geared to fundamental changes on most of it’s spheres. The areas that are dream to a photographer and offer some of the never ending exciting photographic opportunities are Victoria Falls, and the remarkable wildlife that can be viewed at Hwange National Park, Matusadona National Park, Mana Pools and mighty Zambezi. Currently, limited number specialised photographic safari operators are available in the country. Walking trails, games drives, birding safaris and boat cruises on the impressive Zambezi River offer great photography platforms.
It is often said that Namibia is a land like no other. Namibia offers such a plentiful banquet of landscapes, peoples and wildlife that it is not startling that Namibia photography safaris are now deemed to be some of the best in Africa. With immense open landscapes, colossal sand dunes and stunning deserts, it is a photographer’s dream. From rising sand dunes to broad, dry rivers, from jumbled rocky mountains to lonely beaches, photographers will find Namibia overwhelmingly appealing. Photographic specialized safari operators are in abundance in Namibia and most of them cover admired destinations such as Swakopmund, Fish River Canyon and the Namibian side of the Chobe River. In additional to this experience is the exceptional opportunity to spend time with the world’s oldest tribe, the San Bushman, recording their traditions and dances.
Botswana offers the unspoiled place for wildlife photography with its abundant variety and attractive backgrounds. Botswana presents the photographer with opportunities that routinely do not occur in other parts of Africa, such as lions and other animals crossing the Chobe river and the swamps of the Okavango Delta. In Botswana animals crossing water is an everyday event and not an unfamiliar site as in other wilderness areas. Elephants are frequently observed crossing the Chobe River between Namibia and Botswana and hence creating dramatic action for excellent photography. The terrain of Botswana is best cherished and photographed from the air and charter flights in between camps gives you an abundant opportunity to experience this.
South Africa is a melting pot of celebrated sights. A great wealth of flora and fauna exists, causing it a go-to country for several photographers. South Africa possesses of a great deal of picturesque locations bursting with wildlife. It is teaming with potential memorable shots for any photographer. For both professional and amateurs, South Africa is simmering with opportunity. The Zimanga Game Reserve is based in KwaZulu Natal and is well-known as a game reserve distinctively created with wildlife photographers in mind, this reserve has five photographic hides stretched out in this area. Comprising of the Kruger National Park and its adjoining neighbour, Singita Game Reserve, Singita Sabi Sand is a region with a hefty concentration of game. This comprises the much sought-after leopard sightings. Welgevonden Game Reserve is home to the Mhondoro Game Lodge, which is yet alternative space shaped with the photographer in mind. Sitting in a waterhole is a photographer’s hide, giving the impeccable shots of animals approaching to drink daily. This waterhole can be accessed from the lodge using an underground tunnel.