An African photo safari is the ideal tour if you want to learn how to use all of the different functions on your camera. Out in the wild, there is scope for action, portrait and landscape shots. Then there is the outstanding amount of animal varieties which you are guaranteed of seeing during an African photo safari. This is because you would have a guide along with you during the entire trip. Use the guidance of people who know the area in and out and where to find the different animals. You would no doubt save a lot of time than if you were to just head to the country on your own, hire out a safari vehicle and then head out into the wilderness. By booking with a tour, you are given the chance of then bypassing all of the looking time and heading right to the animals.
This way also eliminates the boredom. It can become tiresome to have to sit in a vehicle and be on the lookout for animals. They do not exactly advertise themselves to be seen by others. If you have come to Africa for photography purposes, then this way would not yield much results for you. It really is best to stick with an African photo safari organized by people who have a passion for it and who have the years of background in the field to be able to offer solid advice. The other plus about an African photo safari is the guide who comes along for the tour. They are there during the duration of your time in Africa.
They play the part of a normal tour guide and then the photography instructor as well. The guide is carefully selected to lead the African photo safari. They must have achieved a great deal in the photographic field and then have a localized knowledge of the area in Africa where they wish to conduct tours. If they meet both of this criteria, then they are brought along into the tour company to lead expeditions. The reason why there are only a few tours per years to destinations in Africa such as Namibia, Kenya or Botswana is because of the guides. It is according to their schedule that the African photo safari is catered.
Each tour is around 10 days. For variety in their line of work, they only conduct a few holiday workshops per year. To meet this requirement, they always request different destinations. Having them right next to you while you practice all of your learning in the field allows for instant critique and correction. If you need advice, they are right there to help you out. This makes a huge difference to anyone who wants to be able to learn photography. In just 10 days on the African photo safari, one is able to leave with many new techniques under their belt. Due to the affordability of an African photo safari, you can book into another one, at a different location, say the Serengeti or South Africa to be able to further build on your photographic base.