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The reason being is that the only way to spend time in the bush is by joining a photographic safari – even if you don’t take a single picture (go on – I dare you!). Sure, it may be slightly more expensive, but damn it’s worth every cent.
It’s the perfect blend of self-drive and guided ‘tourist’ tours (check out a range of photographic safaris on Getaway Adventures). You have all the freedom to go where you want to, with the luxury of knowlegable guides that will search for what you would like to see and spend more time with the wildlife once you’re there – even positioning yourself for the best angles.
The result: a vastly more intimate wildlife experience.
Here are some of the images I made while on a photographic safari in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana. It was an extremely dry winter (I didn’t even see a single zebra), which meant plenty of easy pickings for the predators.
As tempting as it was to only spend time with our magnificent feline friends, Mashatu is famous for its sunken hide that offers up-close interactions with elephants, birds and other critters.