Why Every Photographer Should Go on an African Safari


Photography is more than a hobby for a lot of people, it is a way of life. There is nothing better than capturing the moment in a snapshot that can be saved for eternity. This is a fingerprint that can be left on the world, for future generations—or anyone who decides to open one of many albums sitting on the shelf.

If you can relate, you have probably found many places that you would like to visit and photograph around the world. Have you considered an African safari tour? This is a dream destination for many photographers, and a safari will provide you with the opportunity to see diverse landscapes, as well as a multitude of animals. There are few places in the world that offer the photo opportunities that Africa does. Here are a few reasons why every photographer should go on an African safari.

The Diverse Landscape

Do you want to capture alluring deserts or majestic, snowcapped mountains? What about a breathtaking image of the largest waterfall in the world, or a few shots of a fleeting tropical forest? You can find all of these geographical features plus many more within Africa. Many countries boast multiple landscapes that can be seen on a safari tour. There is no other place in the world that provides photographers with so many different options for landscapes.

The Animals

Of course, you cannot talk about Africa without mentioning the diverse and abundant wildlife. Most people only dream of seeing these creatures in their natural habitats. The only other places to photograph stunning animals such as lions, zebras, gorillas and many, many more creatures is the nearest zoo. Pictures of thriving animals out in the wild make for much more interesting shots.

The Adventure

A safari tour is a once in a lifetime trip for most people. This is your opportunity to travel to a new, exotic place and experience things that some only dream of seeing. Africa is known for being a place of adventure, and you can capture that through the lens of your camera. You will have amazing stories to go along with your images, instead of just pretty pictures with no tales.

Meet Other Photographers

You are bound to run into someone else on your trip that shares your love for photography. This is a great chance to network and connect with others from around the globe. You will be able to share ideas and advice, as well as receive the same from photographers who are enjoying their safari vacation.

Get Experience

Going to Africa and photographing your safari trip is the ultimate way to build your portfolio. If you do photography for a living, your clients will love the fact that you have traveled and photographed diverse locations. This will provide you with the experience you need to make a name for yourself in the business.

Book Your African Safari Today

All photographers should travel to Africa. If you would like more information, visit our safari tours page or contact a representative with Rohoyachui today.

Jill Liphart for Roho Ya Chui, Travel Africa

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