BOTSWANA EXPLORER

10 DAY PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPEDITION

BOTSWANA EXPLORER

10 DAY PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPEDITION

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spend time in three amazing and diverse locations:
    Khwai, Okavango Delta and Chobe.
     

  • Single supplement accommodation included for each guest.
     

  • Traditional game drives via 4x4 vehicles and game viewing on water via motorboats and mokoros (traditional African canoes).
     

  • Amazing opportunities for diverse wildlife, in particular elephants, hippos, migratory birds and predators - a haven for wildlife photographers.
     

  • Helicopter ride for aerial photography.
     

  • Off-road driving and potential night drives in private concessions.
     

  • Photographic guidance and tuition throughout.

DATES

24 March - 2 April

2023

COUNTRY

BOTSWANA

AVAILABILITY

6 / 6 SPACES LEFT

DURATION

9 NIGHTS   /   10 DAYS

HOST

SOPHIE BROWN

PRICE

USD $7,450pp
GBP £5,450pp

HOSTING THIS TRIP
 

SOPHIE BROWN

Sophie is captivated by the unique diversity that African wildlife has to offer and is passionate about using the art of photography to showcase this.  She believes that meaningful photography has the power to change the world. Therefore, she also believes it is important that her photography is used to glorify her subjects and aid conservation initiatives for them and their habitats.

 

Since 2018, she has been based in the Greater Kruger of South Africa, within a photography team teaching conservation wildlife photography, providing photographers of all abilities a platform to develop their skills and educate them on an ethical approach to photography that can support wildlife conservation.

OVERVIEW

This Botswana photographic safari begins in Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta, and covers three different locations over nine nights allowing time to explore each area fully before moving on. Beginning with three nights in Khwai, in the eastern Okavango followed by 3 nights in Gomoti, the southern Okavango and finally ending with 3 nights on the Chobe Riverfront.

The camps and locations have been chosen specifically with photographers in mind. The Okavango camps are set on game rich concessions, where off-roading is permitted, allowing greater flexibility for tracking animals and positioning the vehicles for the best photo opportunities. All vehicles are equipped with adjustable arms for camera supports and in Chobe where we focus on the water, we use boats which have been specially modified for photographers with rotating chairs and camera mounts.

Flying between locations is done via a light aircraft, of which we've secured additional seats to allow for extra luggage allowance to be shared amongst guests - meaning you don't have to worry if you're bringing a lot of camera gear!

ITINERARY

Day One - Three

Your safari begins in the eastern corner of the Okavango which boasts some of the finest and most consistent game viewing, with regular predator sightings and notably offers good opportunities to see some of the rarer species like wild dog. This area is well known for the excellent year-round game viewing, and while this has attracted a lot of visitors in the recent years this lovely camp sits in a less busy area and offers a fantastic safari experience. Activities focus on morning, afternoon and evening drives while walking and mokoro rides are also offered, water levels permitting.

Day Four - Six

Next you head to Gomoti Plains Camp which  lies on the Gomoti concession, just south of the famous Chitabe and Sandibe concessions, well known for the excellent game viewing, and Gomoti Plains guests can expect similar excellent game viewing. This area is particularly well known for fantastic predator sightings, lion, leopard are seen regularly and even wild dog. Rhino were introduced to the area in 2017 and this remains one of the best places to see rhino in the Okavango.

Day Six - Nine

Your last stop is set on the plateau overlooking the Chobe river with lovely views of the floodplains, this is a charming little hotel with a unique and striking design. Photography is at the heart of this owner-run hotel. DSLR cameras and lenses are provided free of charge, their 4x4 vehicles and boats are specially adapted to support photographers and there are dedicated areas for photo editing.

Day Ten

Morning game viewing activity followed by breakfast. You'll then be transported via ground transfer to Kasane airport to fly home or carry on independant travels.

INCLUDED

EXCLUDED

9 nights accommodation
(single supplement)

Use of three luxury locations

All meals and local drinks

All game viewing activities

30min scenic helicopter ride

All domestic travel via air charter and ground transfer within itinerary
(+ extra luggage allowance for flights)

Laundry service

All conservation fees

Travel / Health insurance

Botswana entry visa cost

Premium alcohol

Any travel or expenses

outside of itinerary

Tips for lodge staff and guides

BOOKING AND PAYMENT

All bookings are considered provisional until a non-refundable deposit of 40% is paid. Payment is required within two weeks of booking, and must be done via bank transfer. Final payment is need no later than 8 weeks before tour start date. Please make sure to read our Terms and Conditions here for more information.

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