“Most Countries do not have much viral travel, particularly Botswana” random thought from a friend as we talk about the trip we just had to Kasane. I on the other hand have a different perspective.
When visiting a place like Kasane, right by the border.. You will need a few things checked on your checklist. Here’s one, Mosquito repellent and second, more Mosquito repellent.
We are good to go, if you are sleeping at a Lodge on the banks or just camping, the Hippos and the Elephants could be heard in a distance. Depending on what time you travel, most recommended time would be September down to October.
I got a chance to get on a Boat, for starters, an amazing one with a Braai facility, toilet and super speed. I think it is South African inspired. Hippos, Crocodiles, Bulls and thousands of kinds of Birds are the easiest to see also, did I mentioned we were attacked by Hippos? Awesomely put, our boat was just a little faster. I just said that a little faster because it was just as fast.
I remember beautiful Sunsets, Fishing in a Canoe and good food at the Lodge. If you are going down to Botswana and not sure how to spend two or three more days, than I can safely advise that you check it out. I did not spend a penny on this one, a friend of a friend took me ☺
Here are some of the images I managed to take.
I have found that the easiest and lively subjects to be children and for that, my next project will have images of children all around Katima Mulilo, after all, I reside there now. Bookmark this link amkwa.wordpress.com for updates. Nothing beats a true African look.
How often do you look at the skies? Are you moved with awe when you see majestic sunsets and stunning clouds?
Here are a few pictures I put together in one camping night out with a friend, a tripod was used to keep the image still. I did not have the benefit of high ISO.
How often do you take images with your iPhone or iPad and really print them to meet your current need? Not always are they appealing but one could easily fall in a snare of not appreciating art.
My thought, capture a few shots and print them, place them around the house. Continue doing this over and over again, it improves your photography, this also includes your eye for detail and light.
Here is a link to a few instagram accounts you should be following. – http://www.forbes.com/sites/amadoudiallo/2013/10/28/10-great-instagram-photographers-you-should-follow/
Another glory moment in photography back home. I guess one could agree that I miss working with a 50mm 1.8 lens, it is not everyday you walk into a graveyard and start a shoot. Great old sport and passionate about reaching his goals.
I currently work on private indoor shoots, gone are the days of walking around in the bare Sun, dustry Hi-Tech’s and wet armpits. It will call for humility to get back into the old routine of this kind of photography. The images are taken by me and reuses is strictly prohibited.
Another aspect of Katima Mulilo is the Zambezi River, now I am not a Landscape Photographer but if one is looking for inspiration, this could serve as a good stop in Namibia. Located through Caprivi region, it is the heart of the people here. One could fish, swim and sit over a beer to have a royal conversation. I gather that if you’re moved by breathtaking sunsets and the breath of fresh air, this is all in you need in one. What is noteworthy, however, is that you do not need to pay, all it would cost you is fuel to get there, you could choose from a variety of hot spots down to Zambia or the other way around to Botswana. Be careful that you do not find yourself swimming in the deep, there are crocodiles and hippos.
There is free access to the river, as long as you do not swim alone, locals around? You are safe.