An Africa safari is the trip of a lifetime for most nature photographers. And having the right camera gear is essential to capture your most memorable moments with Africa’s big game and dramatic landscapes. But how do you select the best equipment, from so many competing options? Start with tips from a pro, who is photographing in the bush nearly every day. Expedition Leader and professional nature photographer Richard De Gouveia is here with advice on which cameras, lenses and accessories to consider, depending on your destination, season for travel, and personal photography interests. Learn how your equipment will make a difference to the kind of safari photos you can get, along with proven techniques to leverage your gear and gadgets to adapt to different subjects, weather and light conditions. Whether you’re on a quest for knockout images of elephants in South Africa, close-ups of mountain gorillas in Rwanda, tree-climbing lions in Uganda, the Milky Way from Madagascar or bright orange savanna sunrises, you’ll get pro tips to ensure your pictures reflect the magic of Africa’s greatest natural spectacles.
Originally presented June 9, 2021
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