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Secrets for Amazing Safari Photos

Exploring wilderness areas on safari and viewing wildlife in its natural habitat is a breathtaking experience and to capture this experience photographically is especially gratifying.

When you’re on safari in Africa, you can expect to take most of your photos from within a Land Rover, car or boat since the vehicle allows a safe approach to getting close to wild animals. Some areas offer walking safaris with a guide, but photographing wild animals on foot is more dangerous and does not permit the close proximity of a vehicle or boat. Remember that stalking and approaching wild animals is potentially dangerous. Although most animals do not view a vehicle as a threat, almost all will run away from humans on foot.  As a result, photographing wild animals on foot is far more challenging – plus, you have to carry all your equipment.  For walking safaris, I recommend bringing only your best zoom lens as it offers the most versatility.

When photographing from a vehicle, it is best to turn off the engine before attempting to take any photographs. Although the vibrations from the vehicle’s engine may seem inconsequential, they will ultimately be noticeable in your pictures, especially if you are using a telephoto lens.  Using a tripod from an open-air vehicle or boat is quite possible if you have a private vehicle or have only one or two passengers per row of seats.  If you don’t have a tripod, be sure to use whatever support is available (bean bag, monopod, roof-top) to avoid camera shake.

Tips for Getting Started

The following are some tips to get you started on your safari photo adventure:

If you plan to be on safari for many days, be sure to bring enough digital storage.  You never want to be faced with passing up an excellent photo opportunity or having to delete good images.

Know your camera – you don’t want to miss a shot! Because many scenes, especially those with a high degree of contrast, can fool your camera’s automatic metering, practice using your camera’s exposure compensation and also the different metering options (spot, center-weighted and evaluative).

Experiment with shooting moving objects and anticipating the action.  Some of your best images will be of animal interactions and animals on the move (birds flying, zebras running, lions hunting).

Be patient and wait for things to happen – you’ll be rewarded with spectacular opportunities. Also, when you get to a location, really take time to listen and observe- most of my best sightings have come when the vehicle is turned off and listening for clues.  Constantly driving around will not yield good results.

Try to include something in the foreground to enhance the sense of depth when photographing landscapes. Something as simple as a rock, a termite mound or a person will effectively add scale and interest to your composition.

Always be sure to focus on an animal’s eyes whenever possible. Having the eyes in sharp focus will make the difference between an image which works and one which is a throw-away.

Animals don’t stay in one place for very long, so be prepared. Always move cautiously, slowly and smoothly and stay the recommended distance when photographing or observing wildlife. ALWAYS be respectful of wild animals and never pressure or stress them.

Don’t hesitate to go out on “bad” weather days–some of the most striking images are captured during inclement weather.

In summary, for many people photography is one of the most essential parts of an African safari. Photographs are much more than just a record of where you have been and what you have seen-they are something to look back on in later years or a way of sharing your experience with friends and family back at home. In addition, many people get as much enjoyment out of taking the photos themselves as they do in seeing the animals and sights and they will take great satisfaction in their photos for years to come.

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Wildlife Photography: Capturing Images With Character

Wildlife photography can inspire photographers of almost any experience level. You don’t need a fancy camera or years of training; anyone with a camera can capture great wildlife images.

For an inexperienced photographer, it is easy to be disappointed with the quality of your results. You see the great photography that can be found in galleries, on calendars and postcards, and wonder why you are not getting the same results.

These days, unfortunately, our first tendency is to blame the camera, assuming that the professionals have much better cameras than yours. Even worse, many people even assume the images are not genuine photos at all; they must have been enhanced or even manufactured on a computer.

The truth is, you don’t need an expensive camera or to be an expert with software to produce good wildlife photos. Don’t forget, great wildlife photography existed long before digital cameras arrived on the scene. In fact, you don’t even need special techniques to take better wildlife photos. There are some simple things you can do that can help you take better wildlife photos no matter what sort of camera you have, or how expert you are in photography.

Here are some simple, low-tech tips for better wildlife photography.

Wildlife Photography Tip #1. Context Matters. A wildlife photo looks best if it is taken in a natural setting, or at least looks that way. You should always consider the background in a wildlife photo. If it is obvious your photo was taken in a zoo, for example, the connection with nature is broken and the background spoils the shot.

Just why is it that some people, when they find a small animal like a frog, a beetle or a lizard…feel the need to pick it up? A photo of an animal in your hand is just the same as the zoo photo – it destroys the illusion of nature that you wanted to capture in the first place. If you can photograph your subject in a natural setting, with the colours of nature in the background, your photo will be much more attractive.

Wildlife Photography Tip #2. If The Background Is Distracting, Get Rid Of It. Sometimes a great subject is found in a terrible setting, and there is nothing you can do to change that. You can, however, minimize the distraction of an unfortunate background, and you don’t need a computer to do it.

Simply get as close to the subject as possible and zoom in with your largest lens. This reduces the depth of field so much that only your subject should be in focus. If any of the background is visible, it will be so far out of focus it won’t be a problem.

Wildlife Photography Tip #3. Unusual Behaviour Makes Unique Photographs. Be patient when taking your wildlife photos. Photography competitions around the world are loades with photos that are perfectly exposed, but completely dull and uninteresting. The shots that stand out are the ones where the subject does something out of the ordinary. I am not talking about tap-dancing in a tutu; all it takes is a yawn, a wink, an interesting turn of the head, a head tucked under a wing…simple things that will set your photo apart from millions of others.

Animals sometimes turn up in unexpected locations which can also add interest to a photo. A kangaroo in the grass is not so unique, but find one on the beach and you have a photo on your hands.

Wildlife Photography Tip #4. The Eyes Are The Key To A Successful Photo. Above all when shooting your wildlife photos, concentrate your attention on the eyes. This is the feature that creates a personal connection between the subject and the viewer. If the eyes are out of focus or lost in shadow, the connection is lost. On the other hand, if the subject is mostly out of focus, or even hidden behind a bush, you can still get a great photo…as long as the eyes are sharp and well captured.

So there you have four easy tips that can add character to your wildlife photography. Note that none of them require special equipment or complex techniques. Like so much of nature photography, a good image is not about technology; it is about timing, patience, and your sensitivity to the subject. Happy Snapping!

Andrew Goodall’s top selling ebook “Photography In Plain English” is a great place to start learning the art and skills of nature photography. Find it at http://www.naturesimage.com.au along with a great collection of Andrew’s landscape and wildlife photography. You can also sign up to the online newsletter for free gifts and tips on photography.

 

Africa Travel Guide

Africa

Africa is the land of magic charms, tribes, mysterious voodoo, wild animals, gold and diamond mines etc. It is a paradise for hunters as well as animal lovers. Africa has famous Sahara desert, river Nile, Mount Kilimanjaro. If one side of Africa is desert, the other side compensates with amazing greenery and waterfalls. Africa definitely quenches the adventure thirst in you. Experience the legendary tom-toms and exotic smells in the land of Africa.

Travel to Africa

The airlines that serve in and around Africa are TACV (Cape Verde) that has weekly direct flights to Boston also fly to South America and Europe, EgyptAir (Egypt) that has domestic services and also flights to Europe, the Middle East, India and Thailand, Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopia) that serves Europe, Middle East, Asia, US and 20 countries in Africa.

Attractions

Africa is the best destination for those who dare to explore. What attracts tourist to Africa is mostly the safari. The Best safari destinations are Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. You can get real close to the wild animals and take plenty of photographs. You are most welcome to taste some rare meat prepared in traditional African style. Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda have much developed tourism oriented facilities. Africa has lots to see like pyramids, ancient architecture, mountains and places we heard from The Holy Bible.

Language

Almost 2000 languages are spoken in Africa. The languages like Swahili, Arabic, Hausa and Yoruba are the main languages spoken in Africa. Other languages spoken are Laal, Shabo and Dahalo. English is spoken by the minority in the southern tip of Africa.

Shopping

The happy news is that you can barter and bargain while shopping in Africa. Give away your old sneakers and you can get good wooden carvings. But just make sure not to buy anything illegal like ivory products, hide or even tortoise shell products. Africa is the only place where you can get souvenirs at lower prices. You can also buy Swakara-hand-crafted gold,diamond and semi-precious stone jewelry aswell as coats,leather, suede, ceramics and crafts.

Destinations in Africa Cameroon

Cameroon is a miniature of Africa offering tourists to see desert, golden beaches, mountains, rainforests and even volcanic mountains. The wildlife is scattered throughout the country. The Maroua plain fringed with beautiful Mandara Mountains from which river Benue flows, bamboo forests and small villages here and there is a picturesque view.

Egypt

Egypt always excited travelers with its huge pyramids and ancient monuments. A cruise over river Nile can show you the style of living in Egypt and a peep into the past. There are few diving resorts near Red Sea, which opens underwater wonders to you. The pyramids of Giza, ancient palaces and enchanting temples of Karnak, though built more than 4000 years ago can still be seen in its glory. The camel trains of nomads are a common sight in Egypt with sturdy stature of Mount Sinai in the backdrop.

Kenya

Kenya has plenty of wild life and surprising greenery. Kenya means safari and it has lots of national parks and reserves. It has 6 marine parks in Indian Ocean and 50 parks and reserves. Have you heard of Masai tribe? Clad in red robe, they still follow a traditional lifestyle and can be seen in Kenya. Kenya’s tourism infrastructure is much developed.

Seychelles

One cannot describe the enthralling beauty of Seychelles. Its beauty is beyond imagination and it is better to visit Seychelles to know how it is. Seychelles Archipelago has mind-blowing beaches with warm weather. A sun bath, sipping coco-de-mer (sea coconut) and listening to the birds’ songs and rustling of coconut leaves is an ecstasy you may not get anywhere else. Seychelles is rich in both rare plants and birds. Water-skiing, windsurfing, sailing, fishing and scuba-diving are possible in this enchanting island.

South Africa

In South Africa you can find both penguins and elephants. It is the most populated and most refined African country. The attractions in South Africa are The Western Cape, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth etc. The Winelands are well-known for its vineyards and orchards.

Tanzania

Tanzania that boasts of its huge Mount Kilimanjaro is a home for Masai tribes and Swahili people. One gets to see coral reefs to Crater Highlands here and spotted animals to stripy animals. Small wonder, Tanzania is a tourist destination now. Other attractions in Tanzania are Selous Game Reserve, Dar es Salaam, fishing village of Msasani, Lake Manyara National Park etc. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is so unique, where Masai tribes live along with the wildlife.

Zimbabwe

Though Zimbabwe is economically down, it is rich in natural beauty. The eye-capturing view of Victoria waterfall in Zimbabwe is a jewel added to the ornament. There are few safari areas which offer controlled hunting. A pride of lion and a herd of elephants are a common sight. Harare, the ‘Sunshine City’ has museums, botanical parks and lakes. Visit Bulawayo to see Khami ruins and huge granite boulders.

East Africa Safari Helicopter Flights,Travel Tips To Safari Photography

Are you planning  for asafari?Do you know what are the problems you will face while on your safari?Then if not  hear we have A Travellers Quide  To Safari  Photography for you,

Preparing  For  A Departure.

When preparing you need to put to consideration very many aspects but we will only touch on the photography Tips as we dont want you to be dissappointed after spending alot of money on asafari and you are unable to get the right results.It is always unwise to commence a holiday with new untested equipment.With digital cameras,take some pictures on each of your memory cards and check that they download correctly onto your computer.For adigital multimedia storage device,check that your memory cards copy successfully and that you can then transfer the files onto your home computer.It is adviceable at least to put one roll of film through a new camera and carry out a full test on any newly purchased lenses.Before deaparture ,make yourself familiar with all the commonly used camera and lens fuctions.Ensure you understand all the functions of any digital storage systems you will be using.Researching might seem to be invaluable and having established the flora and fauna you are likely to encounter,will aid you in selecting the most appropriate equipment to satisfy your own photographic needs.Also ensure and it is for your own good and advantage to insure all your equipments incase of damage,theft in all the countries you will be visiting.It is paramount you keep a checklist of the cameras and lens serial numbers as this will be useful in an event you need to lodge aclaim.Should equipment be stolen,it is important you record a statement with the local police of that country andd get a document with rubber stamp as the insurance will only process compensation when they have this document.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU.

Cameras

These days there is avariety of cameras to choose from.For really successfully safari photographers a top brand  Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera,either digital or film,with an interchargeable lens facility is ideal.Almost all of the top models have an auto facility which is  a great asset to the wilddlife photographer.This systems can save a valuable seconds and consequently secure pictures that may have been missed with manual focus equipment.Due to the rigours and stresses that any safari places on equipment ,it is strongly adviceable you take at least two camera bodies -there will be little or no chance of getting any camera repairs undertaken outside major cities.Obviously it is beneficial to have two identical camera bodies,but if this is not feasible you should ensure that your “back up” camera accepts the same range of lenses and accessories as your principle camera body.

Compact cameras have either a fixed or zoom lens,are quick andd easy to operate and prove ideal for those visitors wanting just a photographic record.When visiting coastal area it is possible to obtain underwater compacts.This is a relatively cheap way of getting started in underwater photography.Since most of these underwater compacts are  unpressurised they are only operational to depths of just over ametre.

Most of the compact digital cameras are similar to their film equipment in size and operation but have the added advantage of instant replay,either through a small built in monitor or computer link.Images are recorded on a memory card,so pictures can be quickly sorted,saved or deleted,to make space for more photography.An increasing number of digital videos records have a stills option, and these have the added advantage of being able to record hours of action. As most digital cameras are powered by rechargeable batteries dont forget to pack chargers,leads,and plug adaptors and also a spare rechargeable battery and memory card are paramount.

Lenses

If your choice is the SLR option you will need to think about what interchangeable lenses to take with you.The wide variety of photographic opportunities that are presented to the nature photographer whilst on safari demand an equally wide range of lenses.These can be found  with the manufacturer of your camera system in an excellent range of lenses to choose from.In supplement,independent lens manufacturer will be able to offer competitive prices and maybe different focal lengths.Amedium zoom lens of between 70 and 300mm and a short zoom lens of around 28 to 135mm will cover most photographic opportunities.For the more wary mammals and the vast majority of the bird species ,longer telephoto lenses are required.These lenses are usually 400mm,500mm or 600mm and although often heavy and rather large,are essential for the more serious nature photographer and some camera manufactureres even offer image stabilizer lenses.These use a vibration gyro which detects shaking and then counter balances the movement with  amagnate and coil driven optical compensation system.These particular lenses are useful for handholding situations such as from boat or vechicle.This technology really comes into its own when using longer telephoto lenses where camera shake is greatly magnified,it makes using 500mm and 600mm lenses with teleconvertors a far more successful  option.Many of the new lenses will have auto-focus and this will offer three options.Firstly,by switching ift off,you can manually focus,secondly,using  single shot auto-focus the camera will lock on to whatever you are pointingat,but will need activating again should the subject move.Thirdly,servo-focus can be selected where the auto-focus will be constantly updating the focus point:this is ideal for moving subjects.

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Macro Lenses

The inclussion of a macro lens in your equipment bag is essential if your photographic interests are in  recording close-ups of insects and flowers.The most useful macro lenses have a focal length of between 90mm and 180mm : these allow a reasonable working distance from most subjects.With experience macro lenses of around 50 mm have too short  a working distance, which can disturb some  subjects.This short working distance can also often cause lighting difficulties ,particularly when using flash.The macro facility offered by some zoom lenses can be useful, but it is rather restricted and in no way matches the quality of a true macro  lens.

Cheaper  alternatives to amacro lens include the use of extension tubes,placed between any lens andd the camera body,thereby reducing the minimum focusing distance,the use of reversing rings and the use of close-up lenses attached to the front of an existing lens.

Lens Accessories

Tele-converters increase th lens magnification by a factor of either 1.4x or 2x and some zoom lenses are designed specifically to work with them.Extension tubes and close-up filter attachments are another way of increasing magnification for macro photography.A UV or skylight filter on each lens offers  extra protection from accidental damage to the front lens element. a polarising filter is well worth taking, as it will help contral reflection and increase colour saturation. Many enhancements  that filters achieve on film can be added later to digital images through computer  programs such as photoshop.

Digital Storage

Many of the digital cameras use some form of removable storage memory cardd,such as XD, Smart Media (SD) or compact Flash (CF) .Storage capacity is measured in megabits (mb) or Gigabits (GB) .The higher the “mb” or “GB” the more images can be stored between downloads. Its a good idea to use a digital storage device to dowenload your memory cards each night.These are palm size hard  drives that vary in capacity from 20 to 100+ gigabits. Some have small colour screens for viewing.Travelling with  a laptop is another alternative where images can be viewed,stored,or even burnt onto CD or DVD .Small battery power CD and DVD writers are also available and offer probably the most secure form of backup.

RAW or JPEGy

Most digital cameras offer the option to shoot in RAW or Jpeg and this is the format that records your image, the digital equivalent of film.Jpeg is  a file format that stores digitsl photographs in a very  space efficient way.It uses compression to reduce file sizes at the expense of fine image details to do this.The level of the compression ( and thus the loss of quality) can be varied. Raw files contain all the data collected by the sensor,not  a sub-sample as is the case with Jpeg files.Raw  gives the most flexibility for post correction of the exposure and  colour and is the preffered shooting format of most professional photographers.

Noise and ISO

As in film photography,the noise level increases with higher ISO settings and shows itself in the form of pixels of the wrong colour appearing at random in dark areas. At ISO settings up to 400 very little noise is noticeable, so keep the ISO below 400 and save the higher ISO settings for when there is no alternative.

Film

There is avariety raging from negatives for prints or transparencies for projection,there is avast array of films to choose from.The speed or sensitivity to light is gauged by an ISO rating.The higher the ISO ,the more sensitive to light the film will be.However,the results will look more grainy.As light levels in East Africa are general very good,it should be possible to take advantage of the finer quality of the lower ISO films.The quality of film you require may be difficult to calculate.Try and work out a daily requirement and then double it! X-ray security checks at airports are standard procedure.However , those used for hand luggage checks should not cause any problems for film or digital. Hold luggage is aften checked with more powerful X-rays,so always take your film as hand luggage.

Camera Bags

For the protection of your camera equipment from damage,dust and rain is essential hence the need to buy a good quality camera bag.There are many  well-designed camera bags on the market  nowdays,with several more recent designs taking the form of rucksacks- these are excellent particularly if you expect to have to carry  your equipment any great distance.In selecting a suitable bag,resist the temptation to purchase one that is  too big- you will only feel obliged to fill it! with ever-tightening controls and  restrictions being imposed by airlines on the size  and weight of the cabin  baggage, the smaller the better.Waist – mounted camera and the lens pouches can help to spread the load.Stuff bags,sold in  most camping shops in varying sizes, offer an additional form of protection from dust and rain.

Camera Supports

The commonest cause of picture failure is undoubtedly lack of defination as aresult of camera shake.Ovecoming thi problem will increase your success rate enormously with the help of camera instructions manuals which give details of “How to hold your camera” and it is well worth developing a good technique in this area,with elbows locked tightly into the body.

Whenever possible we would recommend the use of a tripod. There are many lights, yet sturdy models on the market which will fit confortably into the average suitcase or roll bag.Monopods are also a good means of steadying the camera, but they do require a little practise. On most photographic safaris to East Africa the vast majority of filming will be undertaken from  a vechicle  during game drives, in most cases this precludes the use of  a tripod or monopod.The best alternative for photographing from a vechicle is to employ the use of a beabag, a very simple, but extremely effective method of camera support.Although beanbags are commercially available they are not difficult to make and all you need is  a section of cloth or canvas sewn to form a zippered bag of around 300mm by 150mm.This can be packed in your  luggage ,on arrival at your chosen destination,be filled with rice,beans or peas and then place it on the roof of the safari vechicle it quickly moulds around your camera and lens, forming a very efficient support.

Rifle stock and pistol grip supports allow freedom of movement when attempting to photograph moving subjects such as animals running or birds  in flight.if you have no option other than to hand hold your camera while shooting ,you should always ensure that your shutter speed is as great or greater than the focal lenghth of the lens in use, so for 500mm-1/60th:100mm-1?125th:200mm-1/250th:500mm-1/500th and so forth.

Once you have all as mentioned below you are set for your safari and ready for any evcentualities and are assured though we do have technical problems but you already know and have the backup.

Scenic Safari,sightseeing & aerial photography will only be enjoyable andd memorable when you get quality pictures orelse it is all awaste and hence the importance of giving you tips on what to do when perparing for a safari to avoid last minute dissappointments.

 

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South Africa under-strength yet inspired by 2007

South Africa under-strength yet inspired by 2007
South Africa starts the Tri-Nations with an injury-hit, under-strength and inexperienced squad but hopes a rest for its top players now will help deliver the World Cup later — like it did four years ago.
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Horn of Africa drought likely to worsen ‘The animals have all died’
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South Africa Travel Tips: Weather, getting to and around South Africa, time difference and Currency

South Africa’s hottest and busiest time is during the UK winter months of November to March.  This is also the busiest period for tourists and locals.  For a cooler temperature and less busy period, the UK summer months of July and August are a good time to go.  When I visited South Africa in July and August the weather was mainly sunny and warm but not too hot so this was the best time for me to travel.  It was perfect for all activities.  It was nice and quiet at this time too, and this is the cheapest time to visit South Africa.  I made sure I read a lot of South Africa Travel Tips before I travelled to ensure I travelled at the best time for me, which was July and August as I prefer the milder temperatures.

The main airports are Johannesburg International Airport and Cape Town International.  Flights normally take 12 hours.  I flew from Manchester to Amsterdam to Johannesburg on the way there, and on the way back from Cape Town (extra £50 and extra 2 hours) to Johannesburg, to Amsterdam back to Manchester.  On the way there this took about 12 hours and was all during the day so left first thing in the morning and got there in the evening, but on the way back I spent about 36 hours getting home as I had long delays between my different connections.  I found Johannesburg very busy and had in fact managed to collect a lot more luggage than I started out with, but there is a place to store your luggage in the basement so you can wait for your flight without carrying all your bags around with you. 

As a general guide, public transport in South Africa isn’t very reliable but the roads are good so it’s easy to hire a car, or the Baz Bus is a very affordable hop-on-hop-off bus service for backpackers which is an excellent way to meet like minded people.  You can also book an organised tour which can also be very economical.  I used all three methods of transport during my travels.  I started off with an organised tour which was a great way to ease me into travelling alone as you get to know new people really well, then I used the Baz Bus and met hundreds of people all travelling the same route as me, then I hired a car with 2 of the people I had become friends with on the trip.  This was a great way to see South Africa by splitting the cost and having more freedom to go where we wanted to in South Africa. The best South Africa Travel Tip I can give you is to make sure you trust people before putting yourself in vulnerable positions.  

South Africa is 2 hours ahead of GMT and 1 hour ahead of BST, so when I travelled in the summer, I only had a time difference of 1 hour.  That was excellent as it meant no jet lag!

The South African currency is the Rand (R).  At the time of writing the Rand is weaker than the pound, Euro and Dollar which means you get a lot for your money.  Eating out, accommodation and top attractions will be very affordable.  Credit Cards can be used in most areas.  I remember staying in the most beautiful hostel in the Drakensburg Mountains having a room to myself with gorgeous views, all for the equivalent of about £3 per night.  There are many hostel reviews online you can read to decide where to stay.  I ate out most nights and the quality of food was excellent in most places for very little money. 

I hope these South Africa Travel tips will help you to plan the holiday of your dreams.

 

To read a detailed blog of my trip around South Africa, and more South Africa Travel Tips and information please visit http://www.TheSouthAfricaTravelGuide.com

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“Safari photo en scooter” Jelg’s photos around Pai, Thailand (blog de valentin avec un scoot)

Preview of Jelg’s blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: Pai, Thailand Entry Title: “Safari photo en scooter” Entry: “Aujourd’hui je me suis que j’allais faire comme tout l’monde, me louer un scooter et faire le tour de la région. Coût d’un scooter pour 1 journée: 7,50$ ! En plus j’ai pris un scooter qui va superrrrrrrrr vite … et le package d’assurances qui vient avec! Le vrai défi de la journée: me rappeler que je dois rouler à GAUCHE!!! Je suis donc parti avec mon trépied et ma caméra pour prendre des photos par ci par là, la tête en haut la tête en bas, comme un vrai japonais!” Read and see more at: www.travelpod.com Photos from this trip: 1. “Thaïlandais” 2. “Pai” 3. “Attention, on roule à gauche ici!” 4. “Moi à Pai” 5. “Canyon de Pai” 6. “Moi qui fait l’fou sur le bord d’un canyon” 7. “Pont datant de la 2ieme guerre” 8. “Check moi la pose!” 9. “Wow c’est beau Pai!” See this TripWow and more at tripwow.tripadvisor.com

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Any one knows any PC games on African safari?

Question by Tom Farmer: Any one knows any PC games on African safari?
I want a pc game where you can make your own African game reserve so like design the house and bring in visitor’s and take them on safaris ect. I don’t want the one where you do photography because I already have one of them.

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Answer by Sachin V
I don’t know any safari games. I remember playing Far Cry 2 and the beginning was going on a jeep through some african country.

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