Guest Galleries

Guest Galleries

Explorations Africa

We love hearing from our guests once they have returned home from safari! Sharing in their joy and excitement when we see their spectacular photos and hearing their soul enriching stories, is a wonderful feeling that we’d love to share with the world – and to help encourage others to take the next step in booking their own custom safari.

Have a look at the most recent galleries we’re bragging about and then check back periodically to see what other travellers have been up to!  Remember, you too can return home with beautiful pictures like as these…

David & Sue Zwicker, Toronto

A Sea of Stars

Travelling in Africa with Explorations Africa provided us with the awesome sense of a world unchanged since time immemorial.   Every day was packed with life changing experiences but one night did stand out as special for both of us.  In Botswana, the Kwetsani camp manager, Dan Myberg, took our group out for night sky photography close to the camp where Dan positioned us to photograph the night sky, illuminated by a sea of stars above an ancient Baobab tree.  The total darkness of the night was accompanied by the nearby crashing of foraging elephants and whoops of prowling hyenas.   A truly unique experience shared with good friends – and the pictures turned out awesome too!

Gear & Advice

Plan your carry-on weight limit wisely as African air carriers only allow 8kg of hand luggage per person.  A photo vest helps for carrying extra lenses and gadgets and don’t forget to pack your flash!

Sue used a Canon 60D body and 70 – 200mm F4 lens while I used 2 bodies; a Canon 7D and Canon 5D III with two long lenses used interchangeably – a Canon 100-400mm and Canon 600mm F4.  We also used Canon 16-35mm F2.8 and 24-105mm F4 lenses for scenery and landscape shots and felt the zooms were certainly the most versatile.  While the 600mm is extremely sharp and great for bird photography it comes with significant weight challenges and often delivered only head shot opportunities for animals.  To support the 600mm lens, we brought a Wimberley gimbal head mounted on a monopod.   – David

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Phil & Pam Barg


For Pam and I there were lots of highlights, including the night sleeping out on the platform at Garonga! The incredible lion sightings, the trumpeting of the herd of elephants, several of the sun downers were great, with the rest being merely very good. The 2 camps were wonderful, as was Victoria Falls.


The equipment I used was an Olympus OM-D EM5-II with a 75-300 mm lens and some of the low light shots we took with the 50-200. – Phil

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Jeff Reich & Jody Smith

Travel with the Experts!

Traveling with Dan and Antoinette with Explorations Africa was truly an amazing experience. Not knowing what to expect being our first time there, I would highly recommend taking one of their pre-planned trips. We did and couldn’t have been more delighted! They are truly great to travel with and share their endless knowledge of the areas.

There were life-changing encounters with animals that we will never forget. Just the fact that we were in their environment was mind-blowing.

Gear & Advice

I shot with a 7D with a Tamron 150 to 600mm lens and Jody shot with a 5D Mark III with a 28-300 mm lens. Weight can be an issue with these small flights which must be taken in consideration. We believe that it is good to have a lens with a wide focal range. Sometimes you’ll have the opportunity to get in close and others you don’t. This at least gives you the flexibility.

It is also handy to have a wide-angle lens for stunning sunrises and sunsets and night shots. Even if there are no wildlife to be seen, there is always beauty all around.  – Jeff Reich

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