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The Maasai people of Tanzania

The Maasai People of Tanzania

As many travelers may be aware, most countries in east Africa are not composed of a homogeneous group of citizens, but are made up of tribes that have existed for hundreds of years or more. One of the most prevalent and well known of these tribes are the Maasai people of Tanzania and southern Kenya. In this post we will take a look at the background and culture of...

Bird Photography in Tanzania

Tanzania consistently ranks as one of the top places in Africa to visit for wildlife safaris. What many do not know is that it also ranks as one of the world’s top bird watching spots. Bird photography in Tanzania can be an exciting and rewarding adventure, and we’ll give you some insight into how to make the most out of it. Why bird photography in Tanzania? The...

High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography Techniques

High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography Techniques

Have you ever seen a photo like this – one where the lighting is even and natural, and it looks like what you’d see in real life? Have you ever tried to take a photo like this and been frustrated that either the dark areas of the shot are too dark, or the light areas too light? These shots are all produced using a technique called HDR (High Dynamic Range)...

big five game animals of africa

The Big Five Game Animals of Africa

Africa has always been known as the world’s foremost destination for finding big game. Big-game hunting has been the sport of the wealthy for centuries. But as Africa has become more accessible to the average tourist, the sport of “big-game hunting” has changed as well. Hunting for meat or for trophies is on the decline, but many more tourists...

The Best Camera for Beginning Travel Photographers

It’s one of the first questions that budding travel photographers ask…but one of the hardest ones to answer. “What’s the best camera for beginning travel photographers like me?” That’s like trying to answer the question “How long is a string?” There’s no good answer, and without some good selection criteria...

Do You Really NEED to take that travel photo?

According to a 2017 study, an estimated 1.2 trillion digital photos were taken in 2017. That works out to about 160 photos per year for every person on the planet today. With the advent of smartphones, and the improvement of smartphone cameras, it’s becoming even easier to snap a selfie or to take a memorable shot of a landscape. In fact, it’s estimated that 85% of...

Nairobi National Park

Many times when travelers think of a wildlife safari in Africa they imagine rugged, remote destinations like Tarangire National Park in Tanzania or Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya. However, other wildlife parks are closer to major cities and can offer just as outstanding an experience without the long hours of additional travel. Nairobi National Park in Kenya is a...

Lake Manyara National Park – African Safari, Part II

After a wonderful couple of days in Tarangire National Park, our guide took us just a few kilometers up the road to Lake Manyara National Park. We spent about half a day there, but it was enough time to really get a feel for the place. The park is known as one of Tanzania’s premiere birdwatching areas, and we saw a wide variety of both birds and other wildlife...

Planning A Trip to Africa

Planning a trip to Africa, and then taking that trip, is a “bucket list” item for a lot of people (myself included!)…but it’s not like flying to Florida or driving to Detroit! I was finally able to fulfill a life dream when my wife and I visited Kenya and Tanzania for a nine-day safari. I’ve written some about our trip (more posts coming...