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8 Things to Bring on a Safari Trip

 A safari is a life-changing experience, but it’s not the kind of adventure that you can enter underprepared. Bring these eight essentials on your flight over, and you’ll be guaranteed a wonderful time on the African plains:

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 1.     A High Quality Digital Camera or Video Camera

You’re going to see some extraordinary sights on your safari trip and you’ll want to document every minute. It’s recommended that you take two SD cards with you: one for pictures, and another for back-up. You won’t have to worry about running out of storage space and if one breaks, you have a spare.

2.     A Diary

If you haven’t started a diary, now is a good time to begin. It’s amazing what fantastic memories you forget, all because you don’t jot them down. A few years after your safari experience, you’ll only remember the main incidents, but little else. It only takes a few minutes before bed to jot down some choice moments, so do it!

3.     An Animal Spotting Guide

You’ll see all sorts of weird and wonderful animals on your safari and part of the fun is figuring out just what kind of creature you’re looking at. If you don’t want to be flicking through that book in the middle of the wild, take snaps of the animals in question and then identify them from your luxury safari hotel.

4.     Appropriate Clothing

Did you know that it snows in Africa? It’s not all sunny plains and sweltering temperatures. Even if you’re in a warm area, it usually gets very chilly at night. Research the climate of where you’re going before you book the tickets and always take a fleece, just in case.

If you can find clothing with double-zipped pockets, go for them – they’re largely pickpocket proof. It’s best to keep your money and passport on you at all times, so make sure they’re secure.

5.     Medication 

Always see your doctor before you go on safari. You’re going to need a few injections and some anti-malaria medication. Traveller’s sites usually give good advice on what kind of over-the-counter medication you should also take. Better to be safe than sorry!

6.     Snacks and Water

Sometimes you’ll be out all day, with no prior notice. Stock your backpack full of snacks and water for the surprise treks. Prepare thoroughly on scheduled trips, but keep your bag well-supplied for those unexpected adventures. This isn’t an experience to see safari park animals – you could spend your entire day trekking over dusty plains, and an army marches on its stomach.

 7.     Someone To Share The Experience With

Although going solo is better than not going at all, it’s best to take someone to share this magical adventure with. It’ll forge permanent bonds with important people in your life. And if you can’t take someone special, take your favourite paperback author instead for company.

8.   A Sense Of Adventure

Unlike a tame zoo, a safari is the real thing. The animals aren’t easily accessible; you have to go to them. That may mean days without a single sight, but it also means you have the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with some truly wild creatures. And nothing can top that. You must be patient and just enjoy being in Africa.

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Affordable Photography Courses

If you are a prince, the world and its services come to you and you can afford to pay asked prices. That is the realm of the chosen few. Most of us have to devote time to finding bargains and scratching our heads to come up with ways to find affordable services and products in virtually all walks of life. How many times do you think of giving yourself a make over, going on a brief holiday or having a photoshoot only to end up postponing it because of the other things you think of when it comes to spending? It happens to all of us.

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Maybe once in a while you say, to hell with it and go ahead and splurge. You definitely feel good once you indulge in whatever was lurking in the back of your mind. Take photoshoot. Give yourself a treat, choose a professional photo studio in London that will not only give you a makeover and new hairstyling but also photo shoots. You can find out photoshoot London cheap offers.


£45 gets you a VIP makeover plus photo shoot at Sapphire Studios. The original price is  £150 but you pay a far lower price after discount. Bliss Studios invite you to talk in for a four hour photo shoot in addition to facial, manicure, make up and hair styling, all going for the low price of only £25. Unbelievable? It is. The actual price is £350 but you pay a far lower price after discount. Spend £49 at New ID Studios. They will happily take your money and in return give you a full glamour experience including facial, hair styling, make up and photo shoot with framed photos. They usually charge £499 for this professional service but out of the goodness of their hearts and discount coupons, you pay a far more down to earth price.


Some love standing in front of a camera whereas others itch to get behind a sophisticated DSLR and create what they hope will be award winning photos.  To do that you have to learn to shoot and photography courses are by no means cheap. You can choose photography lessons free online or better still, take lessons from pros. Discount coupons work their magic and show you the light in photography. £39 is a tidy amount you pay to All Photo London for a five hour digital photography essentials course. Xccentric Photography will take only£29 and give you a crash course in photography.  Richard Allen Photography will be happy to give a four hour photography lesson for beginners at only £35.  A full day workshop at Dizzy finch studio is only £99. Photogrils offers a three hour fashion photography master class for a measly £29.95. If these pros offer such low prices it is only after discounts.


To get discounts at these photography establishments across London (and across the UK), you may want to register with an online discount voucher website, buy coupons and set out to fulfill your heart’s desire. The low prices are after a discount of up to 70%. Were there other desires you could not fulfill till now? Do not discount them; use discount coupons to fulfill dormant desires.


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Should you take a DSLR traveling?

Taking valuable things while traveling can be a risk. Carrying your own DSLR requires constant safety as we all know it’s a pricey device. If you are stressing about whether to bring it or not, you just have to trust yourself that it will be alright. I’m all for bringing it, take a risk, having quality snaps of your travels is the most vivid memory of all. Knowing that you can take the perfect pic, whack in your laptop, then use online printing services by Uprinting to have it on your wall is a beautiful thing, and your DSLR will ensure that pic is extra special!

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Read on through as I listed some tips if you should take it with you while traveling.


Good storage

If you really are into taking photos when traveling, invest on a backpack that suits your DSLR camera. Investing in this can not only make your travels easier but it gives you the air of security, knowing your equipment is stashed safely within your bag.  Also, an individua case is paramount too, for another layer of protection. Also don’t forget to purchase one that is not too “flashy” with all the labels as this can attract unwanted attention.


Use your common sense

Train yourself of knowing when it’s safe to show off your camera. When you travel in other places, try to look around if it’s secure to take photos. Don’t be reckless with it because you don’t want unwanted situations for possible theft. If you really have the urge to take photos within a location where it’s unsafe, use your brain. Don’t unleashe it for a long time, take a quick snap and cover it up again.

In addition, take little precautions on how to take good care of your camera. Don’t just throw it around or leave it out for some time. Remember it’s valuable to you and your profession, so treat it as your baby.


Know when to bring your DSLR

Decide when you want to take your DSLR camera with you when you plan to travel. If you are already traveling with it and going out swimming or rockclimbing, try to find a secure place with a lock at your hotel/hostel. This tip can make your night or day out stress free without worrying about your belongings.


Get camera insurance

When you have something that’s so pricey, you shouldn’t forget to purchase insurance for it.  This can not only give you peace of mind but also eliminates your worries about having a stolen or broken DSLR camera. Camera insurance is always available so, better to purchase one now before you regret uninvited circumstances.





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