Author Archives: Dawn

Packing Advice

It’s certainly a challenge packing for a once in lifetime trip within the 33 pound luggage restrictions imposed by most air carriers in Africa.  The topic of packing is already covered very concisely under our FAQ section and you won’t want to miss it (click on this link and then scroll down to the sub-heading ‘What to Bring’):  http://www.africadreamsafaris.com/faq That being said, with regards to clothing especially, many people still ask what’s packed in MY bag!  I get the question so often that I decided to …

Safari Photography Equipment and Tips!

A VERY common subject I field questions about is PHOTOGRAPHY.  I am far from a professional photographer, but I am a fairly passionate photography enthusiast!  So I’m happy to share some tips and suggestions based on my own personal “trial and error” experiences photographing wildlife in Tanzania. ********************************************************************** “WHAT TYPE OF CAMERA SHOULD I BRING?” There is no right or wrong answer here, but personally I use an SLR camera with interchangeable lenses, specifically a  Canon 7D camera body, and most of my images were taken with Canon’s …

Dawn’s FAQ of the Week: Liquids in my carry-on bag?

“I want to pack everything in my ‘carry-on’ luggage. But what about liquids?” It’s certainly a challenge packing for a once in lifetime trip within the strict luggage guidelines imposed by most air carriers in Africa, which is typically 33 pounds per person including carry-on luggage. The two guiding themes here are “pack light” and “don’t forget anything important!” A common packing strategy for ADS guests is to try and fit all their luggage into a carry on bag for the international flight to Africa.  This is …