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
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.
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.
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.
My choice for a really easy and adaptable camera support system for use on a safari is a monopod. For my safaris in South Africa it is the best solution for supporting the camera due to its flexibility, lightweight, and versatility.
Binoculars are a great edition to your safari bag. I recommend the light and sharp Nikon Monarch 10×42 ATB
I have had great success using the Better Beamer Flash Extender while on my photo tour in Africa. It allows me to light distant subjects and get images after the sun has past optimum lighting conditions. It is cheap and easy to take with.