Photography on Safari
For most people, photography is an integral part of their safari experience. Whether you want to capture the memories of your trip of a lifetime for your own personal enjoyment or you're a keen amateur photographer looking to move into nature and wildlife photography, the opportunities presented by Africa's stunning landscapes and fascinating animals are not to be missed.
Photography on safari has some different requirements to normal travel photography, as you are often shooting at a great distance and from a moving vehicle. Safaris in Southern Africa, where off-road driving and night drives are common, have somewhat different requirements to those in East Africa where these options are rare.
As you may have already noticed, many of the photographs on this website were taken by one of us here at Timeless Africa. We are both enthusiastic wildlife photographers and are happy to discuss any questions you may have about photography on safari - please feel free to contact us
The question of what makes up the 'ideal safari photo kit' is a subject of immense debate, and what's right for us may not be right for you - in some cases, what's right for one of us isn't right for the other one! Though we both use the same camera body, we don't always use the same lenses, as we each have our own personal style and interests. Your ideal kit will depend on your goals, your photography experience, your existing kit, your itinerary, and your budget.
To get you started, we've put together some brief notes on the kit you may want to include in your safari photo bag, with recommendations for both the safari holiday photographer and the serious amateur photographer. These recommendations were made with the weight and space restrictions of light air transfers in mind.