What Makes Us Unique?

Welcome to our Open Safari Africa company, where we specialize in providing unique and unforgettable safari experiences across the diverse landscapes of Africa. With our expert guides and knowledgeable staff, we offer personalized itineraries that cater to your specific interests and preferences, whether you are seeking a luxury safari adventure or a more rustic, off-the-beaten-path experience.

At Open Safari Africa company, we pride ourselves on our commitment to sustainable tourism practices that support local communities and protect the natural habitats of the wildlife we encounter. We work closely with our partners to ensure that our tours are responsible and respectful to the environment and the people who call it home.

From the savannas of the Serengeti to the mountains of Rwanda, Open Safari Africa offers a wide range of experiences showcasing the incredible diversity of Africa’s wildlife and landscapes. Whether you’re a seasoned safari-goer or embarking on your first adventure, we invite you to join us on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Africa. We are represented on SafariBookings.com.


Photographer Travelers.

Participating in a safari to East Africa is high on the list of experiences for many wildlife photographers. Whether you’re a first-time traveler to East Africa or a seasoned pro, there are universal challenges to be addressed in the planning and execution of your trip.

We spend roughly 15 year in East Africa photographic Safaris. What we will share with you comes from a background of hard-earned experience. Our Local professional Driver guides born and raised in Tanzania. They have a deep love for the country, its people and the stunning array of wilderness locations to photograph. The year 2018 officially marks 16th year of leading photographic safaris to Tanzania, so it’s with great pleasure that we write this article dedicated to photographing wildlife in Tanzania.

Packing Tips.

Make sure your camera bag is within airline-size standards, and never put your big lens in checked baggage. That goes for main camera bodies and medicine, as well. Ask yourself, “If my checked baggage is lost, can I still have a successful photo safari?” Your camera bag will be heavy, but don’t look like you’re struggling with it. Smile and be polite to the airline staff.

Choosing Accommodations

when it comes to your choice of accommodations, there are hotels, luxury lodges and permanent or mobile tented camps. All will have comfortable beds, in-suite bathrooms and showers, laundry facilities, attentive staff and good food. With prior notice, the cooks can accommodate dietary needs.

Camps operate off of generator and solar power. If there are specific hours of operation, they will do their best to accommodate photo groups’ charging needs. Most equipment we bring charges at both 110- and 220-volt. East Africa uses the UK plug style with its three big square prongs. Keep in mind that people will have lots of the same equipment, so it can be difficult to identify your gear at a community charging station. Put a colored sticker on each piece of electronic gear. Most accommodations also will have some form of Internet access.

More Vehicle Space

Photo safari operators restrict the amount of people allowed in a game drive vehicle as opposed to conventional companies which try to cram as many people in as comfortably possible.

Less people per vehicle has the benefits of allowing you access to both sides of the car with your camera to use a rest (very important), minimizes the risk of camera shake because of other passenger movements and leaves lots of space for you to spread out all your photo gear.

Game Drive Pacing

Patience is a pre-requisite in wildlife photography and once you’ve found a suitable subject you need to stick with it for a while to get the best results.

Photographic safari drivers understand this and so will fellow photographer passengers, but on a conventional trip the driver is under pressure from non-photographer passengers to find other wildlife quickly, so they can’t stay at a particular sighting for very long. As a consequence, your photography efforts will suffer.