Travel Insurance is very important for people who are not willing to take a risk on loosing a significant amount of their travel fees. There are options to cover the most expensive events such as medical or full cancellation.
While on safari I like to keep my equipment streamlined and light. My Canon 70 – 200mm f2.8 has taken the bulk of my wildlife image, but I updated my long lens to the Canon EF 400mm a light and compact powerhouse
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When I prepare to lead a safari group, I pack my safari photography kit with the minimal amount of equipment. With so much time spent on safari, I am able to assemble a refined collection of equipment that provides the coverage range for my most likely subjects.
Guests will want to have at least a minimal ability to stay in contact with people at home. There are several options available while in South Africa.
Since we host safaris in both April/May and September/October we get asked frequently which is the best choice for a photo and wildlife safari . The short answer is that they are both great times to visit South Africa and see wildlife. Given this, there are differences which I will point out.
I compiled links to all of my informative posts about choosing a safari, packing, and getting ready for a safari in South Africa
While on safari I like to keep my equipment streamlined and light. Over many years photographing in South Africa, my Canon 70 – 200mm f2.8 has taken the bulk of my wildlife images.
Giving gratuity is part of the tourism culture in South Africa so you will need cash for this and a few other cash expenses. Credit cards are not always advisable so I recommend cash.
Your camera support system should be chosen based on what type of safari vehicle you will be in. There are many options at all prices but I prefer a monopod with a nice ball mount head. I also keep a clamp system handy for when I need to lock in place.