You don't have to go to fantastic destinations to be a great photographer. Southern Africa is a fantastic destination and you cant go wrong. It is easy to be a South African Photographer.
Often your accommodation is something very different to what you expected and it often seems like you might have dreamt of your lodge or rest place before you arrive. You definitely have to do this for the once in a lifetime experience. Think of it as valuable time spent on your photography development.
It is always fun to get your brother in law narate your wildlife sequence. Get him to try and have a fake accent perhaps in a tone lower than he usually talks in. It could go something like this...
It is a warm afternoon here under the African sun, close to the wildlife's favourite water hole. This is a vast, open plain that is home to Africa's longest generations of wildlife. A lappet faced vulture watches closely as a Hyena cools herself with a drink of water from the still waters. The Hyena would normally be napping and only consider getting up as night falls. Today she seems to know something that we still eagerly anticipate. I am on my own African Safari vehicle and feel like something unique is about to happen. My heart beats faster knowing that I will be the only one able to capture this event. I also know that I can stay as long as I want. This is a photographers dream. A Lioness has been spotted and she is carefully crawling slowly in the bush. I heard of Zebra are close, my professional and experienced guide tells me. I cant see them but he tells me that he can smell them! Despite the Zebra's poor eyesight, their sense of smell is very sharp.
The Zebra smell danger that is near and quickly signal to the others to move away from this location. Today the Hyena and Lioness don't get a snack. Tomorrow is another day and it is the same for me.
Tonight I return to my tent, clean my equipment and rejuvenate for the next session of photography under African skies. I love South Africa safaris.
Kruger National Park
The amazing and majestic Kruger National, part of any photographic safari itinerary. It is one of Africa's largest game reserves with a total area of 19, 485 km2. The Kruger Park is located in the Limpopo province of South Africa and was established on the 31st of May 1926.
The Kruger National Park is home to the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalo's. The density of the wild animals including mammals and bird life make a trip to the Kruger National Park a bucket list worthy opportunity.
The landscape varies from mountains, plains, forests and grasslands.
Speaking of experience, think about your equipment once you have established your allowable luggage capacity, flights and time getting to your ideal opportunity for that great shot. You will see airports operate differently, you will learn that some countries allow 15-year-old teens to get a pilots licence but that they can only get a drivers licence to drive to the same airport when they are 18 years old. What a way to start your safari tour
Private Photographic Safaris
We are in the business of private photographic workshops and private photographic safaris into the Kruger National Park. Why not stay at one of the AIRBNB spots in Hazyview and we will pick you up early in the morning. Book your own private safari vehicle with experienced guides and photographers. Your day will be unique and spectacular