That’s all we do! We are not a travel agency. Most travel
agencies and tour companies offer many destinations. David Anderson Safaris only designs and plans travel to Africa.
With well over two decades of experience, this specialization
has made us the experts in this unique travel experience.
We know Africa. For over a decade we have been dedicated to
providing clients with safari itineraries, which offer more
than just photographing the wildlife of Africa. When you travel
to Africa with David Anderson Safaris, you won’t
just see Africa, you will experience Africa. All itineraries
in this brochure have been carefully designed with you, the
photographer, in mind. You will be experiencing the best in
We will use some of the finest hotels, lodges and tented camps
available in each area of Africa. Our staff has made frequent
site visits to evaluate the new properties which become available.
Our mission is that you experience Africa in style and comfort
while capturing the magic of an African safari on film.
and Cultural Experiences
As magnificent as the wildlife is, Africa also has rich and
colorful cultures. David Anderson’s background as an adult
educator taught him that any travel experience can be greatly
enhanced by providing opportunities to learn something about
the people and the country being visited. Throughout your safari,
you meet and photograph the people of Africa.
David Anderson Safaris’ professional guides are selected
on their ability to communicate their in-depth knowledge about
Africa to our clients. They will assist you in getting those
“National Geographic” pictures for your portfolio.
Our criteria include friendliness, a thorough knowledge of wildlife
and a dedication to making your safari an unforgettable experience.
You will notice that some of the safaris offered in Focus On
Africa include a professional photographer escort. We have chosen
world-class photographers to share their knowledge and experience
with you. And the group size is limited on each safari so that
you have time to shoot with the pros.
On some safaris we will use local guides who are not professional
photographers, but nonetheless are experienced at taking photographers
on safari. These safaris are offered at a lower price to accommodate
photographers who want to participate in Focus On Africa but
have limited funds. With almost 30 different safaris being offered,
there is a safari that will satisfy a range of budgets.
Each of the itineraries for Focus On Africa has been designed
with the needs of the photographer in mind. This includes allowing
extra room in the vans and land cruisers for you and your equipment.
We are experts at preparing you for your photographic safari.
First, there are the practical issues of packing lists, visas,
air reservations, medical precautions, etc., which are required
for your safari to become a reality. Over the years we have
compiled all of the information necessary to prepare our clients
for a safari. Each safari participant receives extensive information
on Africa – its wildlife, people, economy, political system,
the safari experience and much more. You will also receive information
on photography to help you prepare for your photographic safari.
There is also mental preparation. Your safari will probably
be the most enjoyable travel experience of your life. Anticipation
can be half the excitement. For this reason we recommend you
register early for your safari. After we receive your deposit
you will begin to receive a series of mailings designed to start
and keep you on your safari adventure.
David Anderson Safaris is committed to designing
the highest quality safaris in the industry today. We do not
design “budget safaris.” We believe Africa is a
very special destination and the quality of your safari experience
should always maintain the highest standards.
Commitment to Ecotourism
David Anderson Safaris has gained national recognition
for our commitment to protecting the ecosystems and cultures
of Africa. As chairman of the Focus on Africa project, David
Anderson organized 136 photographers during 1993 to capture
the magic of Africa on film. The best images were chosen for
the book, Focus on Africa: Wildlife, Conservation, and Man,
coauthored by David Anderson, which addresses the role that
tourism plays in the conservation of Africa’s wildlife.
The money earned from tourism in Africa helps in three very
important ways. First, the foreign exchange helps build developing
economies. Second, the money paid for game park fees is used
for conservation and third, the local people earn money from
working in the tourism industry. This provides an incentive
to the local people to protect the wildlife of Africa thus ensuring
employment for generations to come.
your Images will be Used:
The intent of Focus on Africa is to raise awareness as to what
Africa has to offer the adventure traveler. The goal is to create
responsible and sustainable tourism in sub-Sahara Africa. The
foreign exchange generated from this tourism will contribute
to the conservation of Africa’s legendary wildlife and
to the economic development of the countries involved. Tourism
represents the greatest renewable resource in Africa.