African Photo Safari Tours: Which Safari Offers The Best Photo Opportunities?

African photo safari tours are incredibly popular and universally loved by people all across the world. They offer a great way to see wildlife in a natural habitat that would otherwise be near impossible to achieve. But which safaris are the best for those who regard themselves as either amateur or professional photographers?

When it comes to lions, Botswana offers some of the biggest in Africa. Unlike other lions across the vast continent, the lions of the Duba Plains, Botswana hunt during the day. This makes them the most photogenic lions to see if you're looking for action shots on safari wildlife photography tours. If you're in luck, your pictures can cover the whole story, as battles between buffalo and lion can last an entire afternoon – from stalking to the kill and then feeding the pride. For those yearning for a wilderness experience, the Zambezi Valley in Zambia offers a chance to be guided around an unspoilt area that offers leopards, elephants, lions, crocodiles and hyenas. If you want to spot gorillas on your photography tours around the continent, Rwanda's Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge offers you that chance. There, you can witness the species made famous by Hollywood movie Gorillas in the Mist, starring Sigourney Weaver as real-life naturalist Dian Fossey who studied mountain gorillas in Rwanda for over 18 years. There are any number of wonderful wildlife tours around the continent, but it's up to you to prioritise what you want to photograph on this once-in-a-lifetime trip.

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