Africa Trip Developments

Saturday, 25th August, 2012

Since I first announced our upcoming trip to Africa, we have been busy planning and preparing.

We have finalised a private photographic safari in the Timbavati region of Kruger Park, South Africa, with excellent landscape/wildlife photographer Mario Moreno.  Check out his work.  It is going to be a truly awesome safari, with up-close access to amazing animals, and even the chance of seeing and photographing the rare white lion.

The safari will consist of Mario, a ranger and us, all in a private vehicle with no tourists or self-drive safariers with which to contend.

While the safari will undoubtedly be the highlight of the trip, we have also decided to do something a little different in Cape Town: we are going diving with white pointer (aka great white) sharks.  I have never seen a white pointer in the wild, and to be submerged in a cage while these huge sharks swim around us will also be an incredible experience.

Unfortunately I do not have an underwater camera housing (they are seriously expensive), so the only shark photos I am likely to take will be from the boat deck.

Everything has come together nicely, and the countdown to the trip of a lifetime is truly on.