Kariba Dreaming

Video of some short clips from my trip to Kariba in 2009

Kariba ElephantsI only take video when not taking photographs or fishing, so there is plenty that I missed and I just use the video mode on my camera, so sorry for the camera shake! You can take a look at the photos I took on my last trip here: Beautiful Zimbabwe.

A few people have recently askd me about what equipment I use:

Binoculars
As well as a camera, I always have a good pair of binoculars with me and I would go as far as to say that they are as important, even more important than the camera. I mostly use a Steiner 10×26 compact when I travel or walk in the bush as they work well and fold up small enough to easily put in your pocket:

Best Birdwatching Binoculars

Camera
Believe it or not, I don’t use an SLR camera for my photos or a video camera for the films – rather just a single Digital Compact SuperZoom or Bridge camera and in particular the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ series of cameras (The model has been upgraded through the years). The main reasons for this are cost and size. They cost a fraction of a good quality digital SLR and that is not including the telephoto lens that you would have to buy for the SLR as well and they are also far smaller an lighter – therefore much easier to take on holiday with you. I also like the Panasonic’s because you can also get Telephoto Conversion Lenses for them to increase your zoom even more.

For more information, take a look at some article I have written on the Safari Guide website:
Best Digital Camera for Safari and Travel

Music is “Dreaming” by Bud Cockcroft and has been used with his permission – Go to www.budcockcroft.com for more of his songs and to buy.

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  • thandanani

    Thank you very much for your Kariba clips that you posted. Iam scheduled to be in Zimbabwe in the coming 2 weeks and i would like to visit Kariba. Do you have any recommendations because iam a bit worried about Malaria??

    • Hi there,

      Malaria is something you should be aware of and prepare for, but it is not something that should prevent you from visiting Kariba. You just need to take the necessary medication and precautions. I usually buy Deltaprim tablets from a chemist whilst in Zimbabwe as it works out much cheaper than getting them here in the UK. For more information you can read this article on the Safari Holiday Guide on Malaria Advice