Top Ten African Safaris

Southern Africa: A Closer Look, Etosha National Park, Namibia

What African safari experience isn't photo worthy? Nobody goes on one without a camera. However, if you are really serious about getting those once-in-a lifetime shots, consider a specialized photo safari. More time is spent focusing on light conditions and as a result you plan your game drives accordingly.

It's capturing that prime light of day that separates this safari from the traditional. Etosha National Park, "the place of dry water," makes for a perfect photo safari because the park is relatively untouched by tourism. Tourism here is a drop in the bucket compared to the annual activity in the major parks within Kenya or Tanzania. Since the gridlock of land cruisers and khaki clad tourists hasn't stamped Etosha yet, the animals are relaxed, affording excellent photo opportunities.

Just the Facts

Best Season: March-October; April-June has the least amount of rain.

Highlights: Getting a picture of an elephant scaling a sand dune with the desert's shimmering haze as a backdrop.

Published: 28 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 3 Dec 2012
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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