The best places for photography holidays in Rwanda
The photographic conditions in Rwanda can be quite challenging at times. The dense forest in the Volcanoes National Park can result in low lighting and with the high humidity you will want to protect your camera, however with the right settings and a bit of practice the results can be spectacular.
But a photographic safari to Rwanda is about much more than the mountain gorillas. The scenery along the shores of Lake Kivu is breathtakingly beautiful, while in Nyungwe Forest you can photograph chimpanzees as they swing from tree to tree. If you spend a few days in Akagera National Park, in eastern Rwanda, you’ll have more of a classic safari experience. Here you can seek out a wide range of birds, from raptors to kingfishers and the very elusive shoebill stork, and larger mammals, including big cats, elephants and black rhinos.
All of Expert Africa’s safaris in Rwanda are based on itineraries conducted with a private vehicle and driver-guide, giving you complete flexibility for photography. You can stop when you want and where you want, and your local guide will recommend all the best spots.
Nyungwe House is in a beautiful location, nestled within a tea plantation and overlooking the forest there are ample photographic opportunities here. You can trek the chimpanzees and colobus monkeys, while back a the lodge the resident bird guides can take you on forest walks.
Near the confluence of the Mara and Talek rivers, Rekero is in the heart of the Mara reserve – ideally located to capture the migration. The standard of guiding is superb and a specialised photographic vehicle is also available to book.
Bisate has a scenic setting with wonderful views over Mount Bisoke and the surrounding volcanoes. Small antelopes and numerous species of birds can be seen from the nature trail and the golden evening light can produce wonderful photos.
The safari vehicles at Kwara have a roof-removal option, offering almost unobscured views and are ideal for a photographic safari in Botswana. Avid photographers can take a private vehicle/guide (at additional cost) for ultimate flexibility on activities.
Sited by a broad marsh, Little Governors’ has a great backdrop for wildlife shots in camp, especially elephants and hippos, while spacious vehicles and experienced guides allow for great opportunities to get up close and personal with your subjects.
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