They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so what does that mean for video footage? Think aerial shots of cities, action footage from a hike or a time-lapsed recording of a panoramic sunset… We’d like to suggest that it leaves you speechless! After all, to be on-trend these days, it is popular to collect both eye-catching photographs and cutting-edge video footage, whether from your phone, camera or with your GoPro! So to help you figure out the next spot to tote your camera, we’ve put together a list of top spots to capture video footage from around the world with the JG Black Book Collection!
The Restaurant at The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah: Sit back and relax in the lounge of The Restaurant at The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, filming device in hand of course, and capture the endless view over the working rice paddies, encompassing the beauty and serenity of Bali – as far as the eye can see.
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The Great Wildebeest Migration at Sand River Masai Mara: Kenya and Tanzania have fantastic game-viewing opportunities all year round, but right now things are particularly exciting- the Great Wildebeest Migration is underway, so get your video camera ready! The annual migration of over 2 million animals is one of the most famous and well-documented natural wonders of the world. Sand River Masai Mara has a quiet, secluded and private location in the southern area of the Masai Mara National Reserve, bordering the Serengeti National Park. Directly positioned on the annual wildebeest and zebra migration route, the camp is in the heart of the migration making it the ideal spot to capture footage!
The coral reef near Grace Bay Resorts: The beautiful coral reef in the Caribbean’s Turks & Caicos near Grace Bay Club and West Bay Club is an amazing place in nature to capture video footage with your waterproof GoPro – as is anywhere on the water really! Whether you’re swimming or snorkeling off of one of the resort’s boats, there are plenty of different types of coral and species of fish to discover.
Walking or boating safaris at Azura Selous Game Reserve: Walking safaris at Azura Selous Game Reserve offer guests the rare chance to get up-close and personal with the ‘little five’, as well as learn about the relationship between flora and fauna and the medicinal values of the plants that thrive in the Selous. A highly educational, uniquely enlightening experience and a perfect safari to capture great footage, walking safaris follow the tracks, sights, smells and sounds of animals big and small into the wilds of Africa, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide and park ranger.
Azura Selous’ boating safaris also provide a wonderful opportunity to view the river’s wildlife from a different perspective, as well as the opportunity to get up close to the numerous pods of hippo that frequent the Great Ruaha River that Azura Selous is located on. View the abundant bird life and giant Hamerkop nests as you gently glide by, followed by a romantic sundowner – another great chance to capture beautiful footage – set-up on the river’s edge.
Volcano Climbs Near Volcanoes Safaris’ Virunga Lodge: Guests of Volcanoes Safaris’ Virunga Lodge have easy access to the Virunga chain of volcanoes in East Africa, which offer challenging hikes, stunning panoramas and endless opportunities to capture incredible video footage you will cherish forever. The three most popular volcanoes to climb are Mt. Gahinga, Mt. Sabyinyo, and Mt. Muhavura, so take your pick and plan your trip today! These hikes are of varying difficulty and typically take a full day starting at 7:00 AM from the park headquarters where guests are driven to the volcano’s base to start their hike.
Sunsets Near the Pools at The Chedi Muscat: Come and stay at The Chedi Muscat, the only Leading Hotel of the World in the Sultanate of Oman, and capture the most breathtaking sunsets along the infinity Chedi Pool or the 103-meter Long Pool that you’ll want to watch again and again! Beyond the exquisite sunset, you will be capturing the gorgeous private beach, overlooking the Gulf of Oman and the Hajar Mountains.
The Inca Trail or the Macuco Safari at Iguassu Falls with Condor Travel: Experiencing the Inca Trail with Condor Travel makes for a memorable journey with awe-inspiring landscapes. With a GoPro or small camera by your side along its 43 kilometers of trail, you will be able to capture the mountain scenery, the vastness of the subtropical jungle and, of course, the impressive Inca paving stones, ruins and tunnels. On your journey, you will discover several archaeological ruins like Llactapata and Runkurakay – among others – which are a testimony of the Inca’s wisdom and prowess. The Inca Trail will finally lead you to the Sun Gate in Machu Picchu, from where you will be able to take a stunning shot of the citadel. You won’t want to miss the chance to film your experience along South America’s most famous trek, which is also one of the top 5 treks in the world.
Another top spot to capture video footage takes us southeast to Brazil’s Iguazu Falls. With Infinity by Condor Travel on the the Macuco Safari, you will have the opportunity to film this natural spectacle in all its glory from various angles both on land and from a boat. Surrounded by a lush subtropical rainforest, the majestic Iguazú Waterfalls are among the most important and spectacular waterfalls in the world and not to be missed.
Taking a camera along with you, whether you’re in Peru or Brazil with Condor Travel means one thing’s for sure: you will be able to relive these unique experiences whenever and wherever.
Rollerskating in the Palermo Woods near CasaSur Hotels: When you’re in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and staying at one of CasaSur Hotels‘ three chic properties, be sure to spend some time in the neighboring Palermo Woods, popularly known as Bosques de Palermo. A great way to capture video footage on the go with your GoPro is by going on a roller skating or biking tour around the Palermo Woods to discover its groves, lush gardens and beautiful lakes.