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Reader Spotlight • Safari Essentials

Reader Spotlight • Safari Essentials
Wild Planet reader Andrew Chislett offers his take on what to consider when heading to the wilds of Africa on a photographic safari, from pre-trip enquiries to essential lenses and camera bodies

For the wildlife photographer, choosing a destination is not just a question of what species to find where and when, it is also a matter of proximity and access to wildlife. This aspect has a material impact on the gear you pack – particularly lenses. National Parks in South Africa andmost parks in sub-Saharan Africa only allow off-road traversing within private concession areas. Private reserves generally allow off-road traversing by licensed vehicles to view the ‘Big Five’ or a particularly interesting sighting. This of course gets you much closer to the action and increases your photographic opportunities dramatically. Some reserves operate a policy whereby vehicles need to...

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