What You Can Expect to Gain from Your Safari Experience

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Are you excited about visiting Africa and going on the trip of a lifetime on your safari vacation? You should be — for many tourists, this is a once in a lifetime change that alters how they see the rest of the world. There is nothing like traveling and experiencing different places, but Africa is especially unique. Africa is a world that is all its own and nowhere else can possibly duplicate this incredible experience. Most tourists come into their trip with preconceived notions of what they can expect, but they are often delighted to find that their safari vacation far exceeds their expectations. Here is what you can expect to gain from your safari experience.

  1. A New Respect for Animals

You might have seen lions, elephants, giraffes and wildebeest in a zoo before going to Africa, but seeing these creatures, and many others, in their natural habitat is a new experience. The creatures that call the wilderness of Africa home do not know cages or cramped enclosures. They do not have their meals served to them in perfectly measured portions. These are wild creatures that do wild acts. You might witness a predator hunting prey, new offspring being born or an expansive and dangerous migration — it is all part of the natural experience. You will never look at a caged animal in the same way again.

  1. A Broader Understanding of African Culture

Africa has many diverse cultures and peoples within its continent. Each have their own unique place and something special to offer land. A lot of tourists come into Africa not knowing much about the people who live there, but you will soon find that the locals are friendly and unique. There is an abundance of food, music and art to experience on your safari vacation. Do not hesitate to ask questions and learn more.

  1. An Appreciation for Landscape

You will see that Africa has a very diverse landscape that is full of different biomes. There are desert lands, mountain ranges, grassy plains and lush tropical forests. Each sustain unique plant and animal inhabitants. They are all important, though some are under constant threat of irreparable damage at the hands of humans. Once you see the beauty of this continent, you will certainly have a new appreciation for the work and protective measures that are being put in place to protect the land.

  1. A New View of Africa

Most people have no idea what to expect when they start out on their African safari vacation. This trip is the best way to gain experience and educate others on what Africa is all about — thriving while embracing life and culture. You will certainly want to plan additional trips, bring your friends along too.

Plan Your Safari Vacation

There is no place on earth like Africa. Are you ready to start planning your safari vacation and take the trip of a lifetime? To get more information, visit our safari tours page or contact a representative with Roho Ya Chui, today.

Jill Liphart for Roho Ya Chui, Travel Africa

 

5 Tips for Capturing the Perfect Landscape Shots During Your African Safari

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Not everyone has the luxury of bringing along their own professional photographer to document every beautiful moment of their African safari vacation. For most visitors who take a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the rich and diverse content, they must be their own photographers. This might be a bit intimidating at first, and you may be worried that your pictures will not turn out worthy enough to show off later in life, much less provide you with invaluable mementos, but you cannot go on this trip without bringing back a few pictures that are truly worth a thousand words.

Between the abundance of land and water creatures, as well as the breath-taking landscape, you are sure to capture something magical. To help you with your new found hobby, here are five tips for capturing the perfect landscape shots during your African safari vacation.

  1. Bring a Tripod

Shaky hands can ruin every great shot you have, and there are few things worse than reviewing a day’s work of photographs, only to realize that they are no good. You can solve this problem by packing a tripod to use while you are capturing pictures of the landscape. You should adjust your aperture to a small setting so that you can increase your depth. Doing so will allow less light to hit your image sensor, but you can compensate by slowing down your shutter speed. A slower shutter speed means that there is a greater space for error from shaking hands.

  1. Find Your Focal Point

Even landscape shots need something as a focal point to draw the eye. Otherwise, your pictures may look rather empty and boring. Hunt for a good focal point for your pictures, be it an interesting tree or an elephant moving gracefully through the tall grass. Consider your placement of the focal point inside the picture, rather than what exactly is drawing the eye.

  1. Consider Your Foreground

The forward most points of your images are just as important as the landscape itself. Placing interesting features in the beginning allows the viewer to ease into the picture and will also create a sense of depth.

  1. Check the Sky

If the sky is not interesting at the moment that you are taking pictures, decrease its presence and add more landscape. There are moments that make the sky worthwhile, such as a sunrise or set, beautiful cloud formations or migrant birds. Be sure to capture those skies, as they will be ones that you will want to remember.

  1. Look for Lines

Lines are a great way to lead the viewer’s eye into the image, as well as provide you with a nice, clean photograph. There are natural and manmade lines all throughout the landscape of Africa. As you stop to capture the beautiful views, be sure to find these lines and incorporate them into your photography.

Book Your African Safari Vacation

You can book your dream African safari vacation today and capture the beautiful landscape of Africa. If you have questions, visit our safari page or contact a representative with Rohoyachui today.

Jill LIphart for Roho Ya Chui, Travel Africa