enRoute Why did you want to shoot in Namibia and Kenya?
Ken Geiger Well, I have to laugh a little at this question, because I didn’t go to Namibia with the intention of shooting photographs. It was supposed to be a birthday celebration for my girlfriend. And it’s one of those magical destinations you always think about but seldom make the effort to visit. I was told we were going, and to start making reservations. I’m glad I listened, as Namibia truly is a magical country.
Namibia and Kenya are two different mindsets. Sure, Namibia has a great national park, Etosha, with amazing wildlife. But Namibia is more a place to go if you enjoy unspoiled landscape and the wide‑open spaces. If your main goal is to see African animals and have a traditional safari experience, I’d suggest Kenya, Zambia, Botswana or Tanzania. Or mix in a little adventure and do a self‑drive to Kruger in South Africa. Rent a car (small to midsize is fine, and cheap) in Johannesburg and drive five hours to Kruger. You can stay in the park at many of the park‑run lodges. I’ve done this twice – it’s an amazing experience.