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.