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South Africa Itinerary

For a 3 week – 21 day trip. Our objectives were to experience a Safari, Cape Town, Wine Country, Great White Shark Dive, Whale Coast, Garden Route, and Addo Elephant National Park. We want to get great photographs, have some adventures, learn about South African culture and connect with people. In search of new African […]

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Khayelitsha, Black Township in South Africa

Overlook the warnings that it’s too dangerous to go there except on an organized tour. We stayed a night at Thope Lekau’s B&B www.kopanong-township.co.za learning about South African apartheid history, meeting the people who live in this lively community, and making lots of new friends including a fun-loving adventurous couple from Germany. Our initial greeting was […]

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What storage to take on a photo safari

Go straight for the 16 gigs or better yet 32 gigs…forget about anything smaller. We like to shoot RAW plus large Jpegs and so we need lots of space. Take several cards and label before hand so after your afternoon game drive you can put the camera aside and enjoy your “Sundowner” instead of racing […]

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Tanda Tula in the Timbavati Reserve

Rating Awesome. Not only did we see and photograph all the Big Five – Elephants, Lions, Leopard, Rhino. and Cape Buffalo in addition to giraffe, hyena, warthogs and a plethora of colorful birds we also spotted and photographed the rare Ground Hornbill, an extremely shy caracal and the elusive wild dogs. Thrilling games with Dale, […]

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Tanda Tula Day 6

Termite Mounds, Spiders, Leadwood Tree, Vultures and the endangered Southern Ground Hornbill This is the day we rented the private guide and vehicle so that we could stop and photograph what we wanted without pressure from any of the other safari guests to move along. Highly recommended for photographers. Makes sense to do it on your last […]

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African Photo Safari – Self Guide or Group Photographers Safari

When planning your first African photo safari you have several options; you can book a specific “photographers safari” 12-18 months in advance, or you can do the research on the various safari camps then request a guide who has a serious interest in photography or is a photographer himself, or you can do a self […]

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Tanda Tula Day 5

A Fresh Kill. The lion pride we had tracked all week brought out the “Dexter” in us as we documented them devouring a giraffe in less than a day.  Others waited their turn i.e. vultures and a hyena. Again your longer lens will assist in getting the expressions on the animals’ faces. We were only […]

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Tanda Tula Day 4

You never know where the animals might be over hundreds of thousands of acres so you need good trackers. Our trackers equipped with only walkie-talkies ( no guns ) were dropped off to follow fresh lion tracks on foot. At the watering hole we spotted a bull who having escaped death still had a deep […]

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Tanda Tula Day 3

The Day of the Wild Dog. Don’t be fooled by their sweet faces and doggy eyes these canines can shred a Cape Buffalo to the bone in less than 8 minutes. We drove into a herd of 400 Cape Buffalo and got the stare down from the bulls. We caught two of the young males […]

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Tanda Tula Day 2

Our first morning find is the lioness and her cubs from last evening making a trek to meet up with another pride.  Dale pulls off the path and the family walks right by us occasionally giving us a look. We love all the animals but the Rino has our hearts. Enormous, prehistoric, and endangered we […]

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