<p class="p1">Have you had an African massage? That’s what many safari guides in Botswana affectionately call the bumpy bush roads they drive along, searching for wild animals and experiences visitors will never forget.</p> <p class="p1">Near the southern tip of Africa, toward the bottom of the Earth, Botswana is teeming with one of the most diverse ecological systems on the planet. Each year travelers carefully pack their gear and head out on safari here, experiencing the largest elephant population in Africa, the glistening waterways of the Okavango Delta, and the vast skies above the stark salt pans of the Kalahari Desert.</p> <p class="p1">Here we’ll share tips for making your first photo safari in Botswana as easy as a leopard snagging lunch.</p> <p class="p1"><i>This piece was written by Sarah Polger. Follow her on <a href="https://www.instagram.com/sarahpolger/" target="_blank">Instagram</a>.</i></p>

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Have you had an African massage? That’s what many safari guides in Botswana affectionately call the bumpy bush roads they drive along, searching for wild animals and experiences visitors will never forget.

Near the southern tip of Africa, toward the bottom of the Earth, Botswana is teeming with one of the most diverse ecological systems on the planet. Each year travelers carefully pack their gear and head out on safari here, experiencing the largest elephant population in Africa, the glistening waterways of the Okavango Delta, and the vast skies above the stark salt pans of the Kalahari Desert.

Here we’ll share tips for making your first photo safari in Botswana as easy as a leopard snagging lunch.

This piece was written by Sarah Polger. Follow her on Instagram.

Photograph by Sarah Polger

Safari Photography: 10 Tips for Capturing Wildlife

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