Different people come for a safari for different reasons. To others losing photos they took somewhere else may not impact them much but to another person who invested his or her time, money to come to a unique destination like Africa for a specific reason, losing such significant images is ideally something more hurting and more of a wasted endeavors and time. Well, most travelers find it challenging to keep their photos safe while on the road, but it is high time you protected them for lasting memories and you can do so by simply considering the following tips;

Come with adequate storage

The best way for you to take care of your travel photos is simply coming along with adequate storage capacity. Make sure that you know how much storage is in your card, camera, SanDisk. What hurts most is you winding through the Uganda’s jungles or Rwanda’s rain-forest and then when you bump into a group of magnificent mountain gorillas or perhaps you are on game drive and when you try shooting photos, your camera simply shows you do not have adequate space. It is important that you have a large assortment of reliable cards for your camera paired with some ruggedized and reliable portable hard drives. With adequate storage, you will be in position not to hold back more in fear of space shortage. Make sure that the large storage also comes with good read and write speed. This means that, the high speed cards and hard drives allow you to take more images with high frame rates and minimal down time copying and backing up all the data.

Automate backup

Once you are done with your thrilling experiences, perhaps you become tired but while at the hotel room, make sure that you download all your photos and back them up to a secondary device. In case your camera features duel memory car slots by default the write settings should be set to sequential mode. This also denotes that once the first memory card is full, the camera will switch to the other slot and then proceed writing the images sequentially. Once your camera is backed up, every time you take images, it writes the file both cards that makes automatic backup of all that shot in the field and this is of great help especially for issues like card read error or failure.

Portable SSDs and hard drives

While on a road trip, make sure that you copy all your content from your memory cards to a portable hard drives. This should be at least 2 different areas either in separate external hard drives or an alternative, on the internal laptop drive or external drive.

Avoid clearing memory cards till you return home

Most people tend to make mistake of clearing their memory cards but it is important that you do so when you are at home. When you are done copying everything from the memory cards to 2 portable hard drives, make sure that you keep your file on the memory card data. You can realize the significance of this when the backup hard drives also become compromised and your file will still be safe.

Make sure your storage solution is kept physically safe

In case you plan to invest all your time and energies to make a redundant backup system on the way, ensure it is also well protected. Besides, if you are using high quality and durable storage media, make sure that you take care of it physical outlook. For those of you, who are planning to travel as a group to Africa for a safari, make sure that your colleagues also have your hard drive backups as well to avoid any kind of disappointment if you lost one. While on hiking adventure, ensure that you keep your hard drive safe from water; it should be kept dry at all times.

Conclusively, with the above tips, we believe that your travel photos will now be safe while you are on a road trip in Uganda. For any plans to visit Uganda or Rwanda for a safari simply contact our reservationist and we shall be there to help you realize your dreams.


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