Posts Tagged ‘ Travel tip ’

Packing the Camera Bag: Travel vs. Field

April 22, 2012
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Packing the Camera Bag: Travel vs. Field

Every photography trip is a little different.  On some, you’re headed out to do landscapes and on others it may be wildlife.  Even most wildlife safari trips are a little different with each trip.  Maybe you have new gear.  Maybe you are going in a different season, or maybe you are going to a...

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Photo Tip/Travel Tip – Determining How Long You Have Before the Sun Goes Down on You

May 8, 2010
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Photo Tip/Travel Tip – Determining How Long You Have Before the Sun Goes Down on You

The golden hours of sunset are a great time to shoot your photography.  Unfortunately, there are times when you are getting those memory shots, but you know you need to get back closer to civilization before the sun goes down.  This could be anywhere from a desert location, out on open water, or (for...

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Early Safari Planning Tip: Things to consider

April 23, 2010
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Early Safari Planning Tip: Things to consider

1. Do you want your trip to be dedicated to photography or a vacation mixed with photography? This is a particularly big decision if you are traveling with others who are not dedicated to photography.  For me, if traveling with others, I can be up at sunrise, shoot the golden hours and often be...

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The Debate: What is most important on Safari

February 4, 2010
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The Debate: What is most important on Safari

Johan Knols at PlanYourSafari recently suggested that the most important item for a safari is a proper bed. His argument: Waking up rested is the most important thing during your safari, even if all the next points fail. If you have to sleep on a mattress that makes your back arch like a hammock,...

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Botswana ranked ‘most peaceful Country in Africa’

November 9, 2009
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Botswana ranked ‘most peaceful Country in Africa’

Botswana has been ranked the highest among all African countries on the Global Peace Index (GPI). The GPI is a ground-breaking milestone in the study of peace. It is the first time that an Index has been created that ranks the nations of the world by their peacefulness and identifies some of the drivers...

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Travel Tip: Peri-Peri Chicken and a chain called Nando’s

October 11, 2009
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Travel Tip: Peri-Peri Chicken and a chain called Nando’s

On my first trip to southern Africa, I discovered a dish that I fell in love with: peri peri chicken fron Nando’s.  Peri-Peri Chicken is a must on your trip to Botswana or South Africa! Peri-Peri is the perfect blend of flavor and fire. Technically, it should be piri-piri and not peri-peri. It is...

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Novel to read while on Safari: Cry the Beloved Country

September 23, 2009
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Novel to read while on Safari: Cry the Beloved Country

“Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply. Let him not laugh too gladly when the water runs through his fingers, nor stand too silent when the setting sun makes red the veld with fire. Let him not be...

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Book for the Safari: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

September 21, 2009
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Book for the Safari: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

Book for the Safari: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah Sierra Leone is not Botswana.  Both have diamonds, so I guess their fates could have been similar, but, different fates emerged.  Regardless, this is Africa and this is really worth a read.  I read this book on my...

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Travel Tip: Power plugs in Botswana

September 20, 2009
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Travel Tip: Power plugs in Botswana

Botswana uses a 220/240 volts AC 50 hertz system for domestic electrical plugs. They utilize the South African style – 2 circular metal pins with a large circular grounding pin (pictured).  Adapters can be very hard to find within the US and some are listed as South African, but do not look like the...

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GPS – A key tool self-drive tool if you plan to explore

September 17, 2009
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GPS – A key tool self-drive tool if you plan to explore

I have a GPS in my US car, but don’t know much about using GPS as an Africa travel tool.  What I have learned is that anyone serious about travel in Botswana uses this tool.  From those with which I have spoken, I continue to here to names (which are related): Tracks4Africa and Padkos....

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