Some of our happiest travelers are those that come without a camera, and simply spend their time enjoying what they see. However, most of our clients want a record of some of the fantastic sights they come across on safari.
You will get fairly close to a lot of the wildlife, however it is, of course, impossible to guarantee just how close. A good 35mm camera with a 75-300 zoom lens will help you get some great shots. Though it can get bright, you might want to be able to get some action shots and the higher speed film will be helpful. Some people also like to use 400 ASA for fast moving animals and evening shots. A flash will help for indoor or campfire shots in the evenings. For the money, a Tamron 150-600mm lens in near impossible to beat and renders professional level shots, regardless of who says otherwise. Check one out, or a SIGMA of the same rating.
A beanbag is much more convenient than a tripod for steadying shots from your safari vehicle, but we highly recommend a Manfrotto 243 Car Window Pod Kit with 234RC Swivel Tilt Head if you wish to shoot from the seated position next to a roll-down window. We can provide beanbags to the serious photographers among you on request. All our safari vehicles have pop-up photographic roof hatches, and all windows can be opened so you can get eye-level shots, too.
Last but not least, since our programs are private, you can stop your vehicle whenever you want, for however long you want, taking photographs at leisure and without worrying about other passengers!