We make Tanzania photographic safaris to fulfill special requests from professional photographers and photographic associations.
Our safaris are planned for photographers who want to experience and photograph the world’s top wildlife, nature and cultures. Tanzania while enjoying great and spectacular scenery of landscapes.
Wildlife photographic safaris in Africa: Tanzania Photographic Trips
Most photographers who come for African photographic safaris, take wildlife photography as a profession. But the good quality of today’s equipment makes excellent results possible for anyone.
Is it safe to take a photo safari in Tanzania
Consideration should be given before traveling with any lens bigger than 400mm. Most interesting shots are taken using hand-held equipment.
If you are interested in wildlife photography, a Tanzania safari will be a perfect destination you would not want to miss because of its diverse photographic opportunities and political stability.
Cameras for Nature Photography, Wildlife Filming & Landscapes in Africa
For good wildlife shots a 35mm SLR with two zoom lenses (28-80mm or more importantly 75-300mm or similar) is essential. Also are spare camera batteries, memory cards and cleaning tissue.
If you are passionate about photography, consider the following:
- Two camera bodies (Africa is hard on equipment)
- Wide angle lens – 20, 24, or 28mm or zoom lens to cover 24-80mm
- Telephoto lens 300mm or above or zoom lens to cover 75-300mm
- A good quality 1.4x converter matched to your telephoto lens (you only lose one stop with a 1.4x)
- A fast 200mm F2.8 (Nikon make a brilliant 80-200mm F2.8) that is very useful in low light.
- A flash for fun in the camp after dark or a happy snapper with flash
- Our Land Cruisers are well prepared for photography. They have great vantage points high and low and plenty of positions to rest cameras.
- We provide bean bags in all our vehicles to help support your cameras
Protect your camera equipment (!)
The sand and dust that you have on safari are deadly enemies of your photographic equipment and often unavoidable. Digital SLR users should bring enough cleaning materials to able to clean your cameras whilst on safari. You must therefore be extra protective of your equipment and film.
Big zip lock bags are advised to keep your camera equipment away from sand, dust and water. We also recommend to bring a scurf or other dust cover to protect the camera while driving.
Tanzania voltage is 220-240 volts with British type plugs. We suggest you bring a 12-volt car adapter for charging your video batteries. It is often a lot easier than getting batteries charged at lodges.