Do You Look Up?

Michael Laubscher All Authors, Michael 2 Comments

Too many times on safari I’ve noticed people racing around day and night to view the big game species.

Yes sure this is the main reason for going on safari but there is SO much more out there than just the Big 5. After one amazing game viewing day (21 May 2017) on a private guided safari in the Timbavati earlier this year;

A huge herd of buffalo surrounding the vehicle;

one of the most spectacular elephant sightings I’ve had,

& a leopard sighting or should I rather say a leopard vs nyala and elephant sighting?

We were blessed with great game viewing this particular day but regardless as to what the game viewing has been like, one needs to appreciate the things that are often overlooked by many.

In this blog I want to encourage you while on your next safari take some more time to enjoy where you are and truly feel free.

Not only can you enjoy an extended drink of your choice in the African bush

But also salute yet another perfect day in Africa.

If I had to ask you how many times have you been outside at night and never took a moment to look up, regardless as to where you are and what you are doing, what will the answer be?

Stars and planets fill our night sky, yet many of us never take the time to observe them. Simply looking at the vast expanse of the universe can open up your perception of reality and calm your soul.

Think it cannot help you? Then give this exercise a try.

We tried it and I speak on behalf of the Traveling Beachbums team, it was SPECTCULAR!

Not only did we enjoy the sea of darkness above us, seeing the Milky Way galaxy and a few shooting stars, we where on foot in the middle of African wilderness with no disturbance of the vehicle hearing the calls of all forms of life.

An experience one should sure take advantage of next time!

I look forward to sharing my knowledge on not only how to photograph the night sky but also some information of what you will be photographing.

Untill then,

Happy Snapping!


About the Author

Michael Laubscher


Haunted by the allure of spectacular wildlife and African sunsets. I am a hunter-gatherer of natural light and candid moments, an appetite whet with a taste of the unknown and the smell of home; “This Is Africa”! I look forward to sharing life long experiences with you and helping you capture them. Please feel free to go check out my Instagram account

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  1. Patricia Petkosek

    This beautiful post brought tears to my eyes ~ can’t begin to describe the feelings we experienced while on safari! It was beyond amazing and, of course, we’re plotting how we can return soon.

    Thank you for introducing us to wildlife (big and small) and for pointing to the skies. Having you as a guide made all the difference in turning a great trip into a spectacular (!) adventure.

    All the best to you until we meet again.
    The Beachbums

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      Michael Laubscher

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read the post Patricia.

      Was an absolute pleasure hosting the Beaschbum team on safari and sure do look forward to the next one.

      I cannot thank you enough for the kind words, truly appreciate it!

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