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.
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.
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.