Down Africa Way: 33 day African adventure from Nairobi to Johannesburg

Jamie Wright is based in London and has travelled to no fewer than 25 countries in the last 4 years, with a vast collection of imagery collected along the way. He recently went on a safari with us in Africa and took these stunning photos. Take a look at his website  for more photos of Africa and his other travels.

Lone Giraffe, Kenya

Canon 5D Mark II, 70-200mm, f2.8, 1/800.

This lone male giraffe was a chance spotting along the side of the road as we made our way to the Masai Mara game reserve. Being our first safari of the tour, it was exciting to see these beautiful animals up close, and in the wild. By the end of the 3-day safari we had seen our fair share of giraffe, but this being the first sighting made it all the more special.

Serengeti Campsite, Tanzania

Canon 5D Mark II, 24-105mm, f4.5, 40sec.

Our safari vehicles parked up for the night under the stars at camp in the middle of the Serengeti. Far from any town’s light pollution, we were often treated to incredible starscapes, far brighter and clearer than i’ve ever seen before.

Malawi Schoolkids, Kande

Canon 5D Mark II, 24-105, f4.0, 1/125.

An organised visit to Kande Beach School in Malawi was hectic to say the least – the kids just love having their photograph taken, as long as you show them the result – they’re all little posers!  We may have been a slight disruption to their school day, but a fun one at that.

Lion Drinking, Zimbabwe

Canon 5D Mark II, 70-200mm, f6.3, 1/160.

One of the highlights of our tour was a guided walk with two lion cubs through a private game park.  The cubs were at an age where they were about to be released into the wild to fend for themselves after a captive upbringing. This allowed me to get some amazing shots up close without fear of being eaten. There was still a guide in the background with a gun though…

Staring Starling, Kruger NP

Canon 5D Mark II, 70-200mm +2.ox, f7.1, 1/125.

A lunch break in Kruger National Park soon attracts plenty of these amazing metallic looking birds. It took few crumbs of biscuit on the ground just in front of me and some patience to get the framing just right.

Blyde Canyon, South Africa

Canon 5D Mark II, 17-40mm, f16, 1/13.

A cold, early morning hike from the campsite was well worth it to catch the sunrise at Blyde Canyon in South Africa. The Canyon is the third largest in the world, and the sheer size of it is breathtaking.  If you can’t make the early start it looks just as good in the evening.

by Jamie Wright


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