Photo Safari Holidays in East Africa
Imperial safari explorers hunted with a gun and painted their wildlife encounters on canvas. Today’s safari adventurer tracks with a camera, lens and views their captured memories on retina pixel screens. Amazing how adventure has transformed from wiping our wildlife to conserving it for more incredible memories. Taking great pictures is an integral part of any wildlife safari adventure in Africa, and a photo safari is a perfect trip for wildlife photography.
If you’re looking to make a visual record of the rainforest drama, far-flung savannah plains, and dramatic wildlife encounters, East Africa’s landscapes, people, and wildlife make for a great inspiration. East Africa provides a perfect wildlife scene with close-knit families of elephants interacting on river banks. At the same time, herds of giraffes canter through tall grass as they seek the thorny foliage of acacia trees on which to gaze. A pride of lions angling in for the hunt, wild hyenas fighting for prey, leopards recumbent on tree branches, herds of antelopes, impalas, and gazelles spread out before your very eyes, and the magnificent apes in the misty mountain jungles of Uganda and Rwanda. On an East Africa photo safari, you get a treat of all kinds of wildlife.
Photography safari trips demand time and patience, and in-depth knowledge of local conditions and the game, especially for professional wildlife photographers. Keen photographers are often restrained on general safari itineraries, which lack the freedom to stake out a waterhole for hours or wait patiently for a lion pride to catch up with a herd of buffalo. They often need a particularly experienced photo safari guide to keep them informed of the likely movement and behavior of the wildlife they are interested in capturing. An ardent wildlife photographer needs a photo safari that balances time, observation of the details, and availability of dramatic wildlife opportunities.
Typically, our specialist photography tours in East Africa primarily focus on professional photo-guides’ experience and knowledge. Their ability to predict animal behavior means front-row seats to all the action. Secondly, we also consider exploring the wilderness in vehicles and boats that will allow travelers to use their camera equipment with minimal frustration. Your safari guide will find you the best spots to position your pod out of the vehicle so that you can capture the wildlife moment at your pace and comfort.
We design East Africa safari trips for wildlife photography enthusiasts ranging from amateur beginners to semi-professionals. We bring together like-minded people in a pleasant, focussed, and memorable environment on these photography tours. We’ll select photo-friendly accommodation facilities for specific advantages, including battery recharging stations and dedicated media centers with network connections.
Our specialist photo safari itineraries are entirely tailored to suit a traveler’s style and choice from the accommodation, duration to routes, and trivial choices. Trips are suitable for solo travelers, couples and groups, and are offered in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, and Tanzania. Bring your own camera and lenses or hire gear for the duration of your photo safari.
East Africa Photography Safari Itineraries
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Please make sure you have your facemask on when in contact with animals, especially the endangered creatures. Without a negative PCR Covid Test, you’ll not be allowed into the destination. You’ll spend most of your time in open spaces away from human crowds, with that there’s minimal to no infections of the COVID virus. See out COVID-19 Travel Updates.
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Get a 100% refund on cancelation 40 days before your trip. Your photo safari booking can be extended up to 12 months ahead with no extra fees, in case of any emergency (based on accommodation availability). Reservations are accepted after we receive a 30% deposit on the trip and the full payment for gorilla tracking and chimp tracking permits for each tour participant. For more details on our booking terms, please read our Terms and Conditions.