Jim Reisert: Travel

2006 Southern Africa

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Southern Africa Photo Gallery


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Carol and I visited Zambia and Botswana from September 2-15, 2006. We traveled with Natural Habitat. You can get an idea of our itinerary here.

The places we stayed at/visited:

In Zambia:

The River Club (2-5 September 2006)
Victoria Falls
Simonga Village

In Botswana:

Linyanti Tented Camp (5-8 September 2006)
Savuti Camp (8-10 September 2006)
Jacana Camp (10-12 September 2006)
Tubu Tree Camp (12-15 September 2006)

We saw over 30 animal (mammal/reptile/amphibian) and 130 bird species.

Species Checklists (coming soon):


Photo Equipment:

I took pictures using a Canon EOS 20D digital SLR and a Sigma APO 80-400mm F4.5-5.6 EX OS (Optical Stabilizer) lens. I also used a Gitzo CF monopod which made it easy to shoot from the safari vehicles. The Sigma lens developed some problems in Savuti, so for much of the remainder of the trip, I used a Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM lens, often with a Sigma APO 1.4x EX Tele Converter. This combination was about 2 pounds (1 Kg) lighter than the Sigma OS lens, but the optics weren't quite as good. The second-to-last day, I found a small jewelers screwdriver that allowed me to tighten up the Sigma lens, though the maximum focal length would not go past 351mm.

I downloaded pictures each day to an Epson P-4000 Photo Viewer. This device saved our lives! I shot over 7300 frames (about 20GB).

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