Safari blog

Latest news from the bush telegraph

  • Young lions
‘How should I set up the autofocus on my camera?’  It’s one of the most common questions asked by our safari guests, a question we addressed recently in an article in Amateur Photographer magazine. If you missed that article, here’s...
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  • Hippo yawning
From lions to little bee-eaters, the diverse and abundant wildlife kept our trigger fingers exercised once again on the latest of our two destination African wildlife photo safaris to the Chobe river and Zimanga private game reserve last month. Whether...
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  • Elephants at Zimanga nocturnal hide
Bumping through the bush, off-road in the dark, on the lookout for lions was just one of the many thrilling highlights of our first ‘Uniquely Zimanga’ safari last month. With seven nights on the reserve, and exclusive use of the...
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  • Plains zebra at Zimanga nocturnal hide
We’ve been in the hide barely 20 minutes when the white rhino arrives.  He’s a big male, patrolling his territory at the end of the day, confident and assured.  It’s a rare cloudy day, but under the darkening overcast sky...
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  • Nile crocodile
After an action-packed morning photographing more than 80 vultures swooping in to feed in a big scrum at the brand new scavenger hide on Zimanga private game reserve, followed by a raft of beautiful water birds (plus their equally beautiful...
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  • Whitebacked vulture
We remove our shoes as if entering a hallowed space. House (or should we say ‘hide’ rules). We take our seats in silence.  As our eyes adjust to the dark there’s a real sense of excitement.  Cameras and lenses are...
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  • Goliath heron
Wildlife hides designed specifically for photography are all the rage at the moment.  Inspired by the competitive and commercial success of Hungary’s ‘invisible photographer’, Bence Máté, whose cutting edge designs are still the gold standard for wildlife photo hides, numerous...
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  • Elephants at dusk
The first of our Chobe-Zimanga specialist wildlife photography safaris took place between June 22 and July 2, 2016 and was a great success. From the moment we welcomed our six guests at Kasane airport in Botswana to our departure from...
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As soon as we stepped on the Chobe houseboat and saw the comfy lounge and dining area we thought it would be a great place to host a group of wildlife photographers. Coming back to a ‘base’ where we’d have...
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There’s surely no better place to watch and photograph one of Africa’s most emblematic raptors, and fittingly Botswana’s national bird, than on the Chobe river. More than 460 species of birds have been recorded on the Chobe from tiny kingfishers...
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