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10 Tips for the Best Photo Safari

The variety and number of photo safaris and workshops on the market has ballooned over the last five years. With so many travel agents, tour operators and individuals wanting to make money from photography this is not surprising. So how do you separate the amateurs from the professionals so that YOU get the best experience? Here are 10 points based …

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Cheetah Revisited – Malika

  40mm 1/500 f7.1 iso 640 – One of the cubs kisses my lens It’s not uncommon for one or two cheetahs to hop onto a vehicle in order to get a better view of any potential prey, however for 5 cheetahs to do it is something truly unique. I had come across Malika (named by the Rangers who keep …

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Life of a Leopard

155mm 1/320 f4.5 iso 500 When it comes to the Big Five, Leopards (Panthera pardus) are amongst the most difficult to photograph. During the day with some hunting you can be lucky and find them resting in the bush or up in a tree. 400mm 1/1600 f6.3 iso 240 On a few rare occasions the conditions have been ideal and …

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24 Hours in The Mara

The Mara is a relatively small park (1,510 sq. km) when compared to Kruger (19,455 sq km) or the Serengeti (14,763 sq km). For me this is a huge advantage, after numerous visits over the the last 30 years I’ve grown accustomed to seeing the ‘Big Five’ after only one or two days. Many visitors will go on safari to …

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A Birdwatchers Paradise

  According to the Guinness Book of Records Kenya stands above all other countries when it comes to bird watching. It has held the record for the most species sighted in a 24 hr period (342) since 1986! Combined with outstanding wildlife it’s truly both a nature watcher and a birdwatchers paradise. On safari we come across many beautiful species …

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