Travel Guide: Photography

For early mornings and late afternoons and in other low light conditions, it is best to have some ASA/ISO 200, 400, or even faster film, but for good daylight conditions ASA/ISO 50 and 100 speed film will suffice. A good 35mm SLR Camera with interchangeable lenses is highly recommended.

Bring a long lens (an 80mm-200mm zoom lens is best) for wildlife photography, while a 35mm-70mmlens is a good general lens for landscapes. For bright conditions a UV filter may be helpful. Those with an interest in flowers or insect life may wish to pack a macro.

Some safari companies provide rooftop camera mounts or bean bag camera rests . Bring a good solid camera and kit bag to cope with travel and handling. A lens cleaning cloth and a blower brush will be necessary to cope with dust. If you have a Digital or Hi8 Video camera bring plenty of tape and long life batteries and adaptors for their rechargers (the electricity supply is 220 Volt, 50 Hz with a square pin 13 amp plug). Most hotels have charging facilities.

A good pair of binoculars are very important both for everyday game viewing and for scoping good photo opportunities. Birders may wish to bring a spotter scope and tripod.

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