What to Wear on a Safari

One of the most critical things you need to think about as you’re packing for a safari is what to wear. If you don’t bring the right clothes and shoes, a wonderful trip can quickly turn miserable. So what do you need to bring?

Spring and Fall are unpredictable in Africa, temperatures can swing widely while you are there. Spring weather starts in August, and summer in is generally very hot. If you are on safari in June or July, which is the winter season, you will need to come fully prepared with cold weather clothes. The temps may be mild during the day, but drop a great deal at night.

Bringing a variety of clothes is key. The mornings may be quite cool, so layer accordingly. Temperatures can change fast from cool in the morning to very hot during the day. Rain might occur if you are in the Cape so bring a rainproof jacket and comfortable walking shoes.

 

Long pants and long sleeved shirts in the evenings are recommended to guard against mosquitoes. Malaria is only an issue in small parts of Africa, but bring mosquito repellent as well.

 

Should you pack a lot of browns and greens? If you don’t own clothes in neutral colors, it is not really necessary to buy it just for the safari. Wildlife sees a safari vehicle as one huge animal or unit, so a bright color on a guest will not trigger them A walking safari is a different thing. You are invading their territory and will now be smaller than many of the animals you are viewing. The guide will expect you to dress appropriately in bush colors i.e no white or bright colors at all.

Packing clothes for a safari can be a challenge as you must be prepared for a variety of temperatures, just pack with the idea of layers and you will be fine!

How to Take Great Photos on a Safari

If you’re going to head out on an African Safari, you are definitely going to want to document all the sights and animals you see. The landscapes are gorgeous, the animals are amazing, you are going to want to photograph everything! But you’re going to want to ensure that you have the best pictures to show your friends, so here are some tips:

You’re going to want to get as close as possible to the animals you photograph, although how close you get will depend on the animal & habitat you are visiting. Getting close is not always wise! Bringing a camera with several zoom lenses options is recommended, minimum of 250 mm if possible. This post is brought to you buy our friends at Columbia Movers!

Ambient light will make all the difference, your camera’s flash will not be effective outside and at such long distances. Make sure you use the sun effectively, placing it between you and the animal in some variation so you can maximize the light. Discuss this with your companions and driver, so that everyone can be mindful of the sun’s position for the best pictures.

Make sure your equipment is ready and prepared. You will be taking a lot of photographs, so make sure you have enough memory cards with you, bring bags and label them so that you can keep track of your cards. Make sure your lenses are clean and you have what you need to keep them clean, as you will be outdoors in unpredictable weather.

Be creative! Look for opportunities to take photos that aren’t the usual. Animals playing with their babies, hunting for prey, fighting with each other – action shots are great with such a beautiful landscape. If you’re going for something quieter, wait for the animal to make eye contact, you may have to be very patient but the results will be worthwhile.

Taking photos of animals on a safari can be a memorable experience!

Dangers of an African Safari

What could be more enchanting to a traveler than the sights and sounds of Africa, the most mystical continent on earth? The savannah complete with wildlife and its plentiful flora and fauna. For the adventurous, there are tours that take tourists around its many wildlife reserves. Tanzania and Botswana are some places where one could go on an African safari. The wildebeest migration every year, in the Serengeti is a sight to behold on a safari. The view is breathtaking but the question remains. What are the dangers of African safari?

The whole point of a safari is to come close to wildlife, while maintaining a reasonable distance. There are many dangers on a safari. But then again it’s the danger that makes it so exciting, according to my buddy over at Roswell Movers. Admittedly, it could get tricky getting close to wild predators like lions, crocodiles in water, and leopards. Elephants are no less dangers because of their sheer size and strength. They are also unpredictable. Mothers with cubs are a force to reckon with. However, it’s been many years now that Continue reading

Go on an African Safari

In America, there is a lot to see that makes a family vacation fun and enjoyable. The kids will remember the trips long after they have their own kids. It’s almost like a tradition in America to take these trips. After all of the kids have grown up and moved away and have families of their own, what is there to do? Just trying to see the grandkids can be like a full time job especially if they live in different parts of the country. The house gets quiet and there doesn’t seem to be anything to do. Why not plan some trips outside of the USA to see the rest of the world. One great idea is to consider an African safari vacation. My friend who has a junk removal business here  http://www.junkremovalsmyrna.com/ has went on 2 of these!

An African safari vacation is an experience and not just a trip. When people go on a safari they are treated as royalty. From the meals that are presented to the five star lodges that people stay in, nothing is overlooked. Just being on the African continent will make people excited and the anticipation of the African safari vacation will fill ones insides just like going Continue reading