Use cropping on a mediocre image to hone in on a detail – the best of the image. In a photo there may be a really great detail that can star as its own image with better composition than the original. Challenge yourself to find ways to take a blah photo to a great one.
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.
When packing for your safari, choose neutral colors, choose modern fabrics that will dry quickly and keep you dry, and items with lots of pockets. Bring clothes that will function in layers so you are ready for changing temperatures.
Photo safaris are geared toward wildlife lovers and photographers of all abilities wanting to add many great photo to their collection. Most of your time will be spent out in the field and you will have long days that start early. Relaxation time, luxury, and a slow pace are not a priority.