Thoughts on Charging – Not the elephant kind!
All of the camps that we are visiting are very proud of their minimal footprint on the environment. This concern is the primary reason for the minimal use of anything that may require the use of fossil fuel like generators for the camp.
In all of my trips to Africa, I have only taken binoculars a hand full of times. I am a photographer after all and not a viewer and just didn’t bother with bringing them. On my last safari, my eyes were opened to the benefits of bringing binoculars. It’s obvious, you see more, much more; duh!
There are many things to consider while you assemble your safari wardrobe. If you ask yourself these questions, you’ll go a very long way in deciding what to bring on your safari.
- Is it practical?
- Is it functional?
- Is it appropriate for the culture?
- Can I “live” without it?