THE OKAVANGO DELTA

BY LAND AND WATER PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPEDITION

HIGHLIGHTS

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

  • Opportunities for diverse wildlife, in particular elephants, hippos, migratory birds and lions.
     

  • Amazing variety of landscapes which you'll be able to photograph during light aircraft transfers between locations.
     

  • Make use of two luxury camps (full board accommodation) as you explore different regions of the Delta.
     

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

  • Photographic guidance and tuition throughout.

DATES

16 - 23 MARCH

2023

COUNTRY

BOTSWANA

AVAILABILITY

6 / 6 SPACES LEFT

DURATION

7 NIGHTS   /   8 DAYS

HOST

SOPHIE BROWN

PRICE

USD $6,200pp
GBP £4,500pp

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

Described as ‘the jewel of the Kalahari’, the Okavango Delta – a tranquil and isolated oasis set in the harsh and arid surroundings of Botswana’s bush and desert – is widely regarded as one of Africa’s best safari destinations, with its rich diversity of fauna and flora. Explore this unique ecosystem across land and water and two different camps in this lush and vibrant time of year, full of migrant birds and fat antelope, under steadily clearing, deep blue skies.

This photographic expedition is all about exploring new territory, both geographically and photographically. The Okavango Delta is a large and sprawling ecosystem and spending all your time in one place is simply not the best use of time in the area. Subsequently, we're utilising two luxury camps, to spread out the experience and keep the thrill of the adventure alive. Game viewing activities will happen twice daily, via either land or water. One of the unique aspects of a safari in the Delta is to observe and photograph the wildlife from boats, gaining new perspectives and angles that otherwise aren't possible anywhere else in the world. 

FIRST CAMP (3 Nights)

Situated on a private concession and takes full advantage of this magnificent site. Explore the crystal-clear waterways by mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) or motorboat for the chance to enjoy the magnificent variety of bird, plant and reptile species found in the Okavango Delta

SECOND CAMP (4 Nights)

Based on the banks of the Khwai River on the Xakanaxa Lagoon, in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve, the camp is one of few offering a year-round land and water game-viewing experience, in open 4×4 safari vehicles or powerboats. The diverse habitat ensures prolific sightings of Elephant, Buffalo, Hyena, Giraffe, Hippo, Wildebeest, Kudu, Lechwe, Lion and Leopard, among many others.

* Both camps are fully inclusive, meaning all meals, local drinks and laundry is included. Both camps are proudly Wi-fi free - so be prepared to go off the grid without distractions of emails and social media. This is the best opportunity to fully immerse yourself with nature.

FLYING

In order to access our remote lodges, we'll be flying via light aircraft for all domestic travel. These are short flights, but are a perfect opportunity for some aerial photography, so make sure to have cameras with you!

ITINERARY

Day One

Meet at Maun airport and take a short flight to your first accommodation. Make sure to have your camera out with you, as the views over the Okavango Delta are truly second to none.

Upon arrival, take a moment to settle in, have a drink and get used to your new surroundings. In the mid-afternoon, your first game viewing activity will start. After your first outing, you'll return back for celebratory drinks and a hearty dinner before bed.

Day Two - Three

Early morning game viewing activities are followed by breakfast back at the lodge. Time in between activities is your free tinme to relax; take a nap, read a book or keep an eye out for birds and other animals that wander by. This is also a perfect time to reflect upon your images, and Sophie will be at hand and ready to conduct editing sessions and private critiques.

Once again, the afternoon will come by and you'll be off on the search for game before returning back for dinner.

Day Four

Early morning game drive and breakfast will be followed with you taking a short flight to your second location. You'll be arriving in time for lunch and once again, with time to settle in and explore your new home for the next four nights. Afternoon game drive will depart at the same time, and you'll come back to another delicious evening meal.

Day Five - Seven

The same pattern will follow; early morning game viewing activities are followed by breakfast back at the lodge. Time in between activities is your free time to relax or work with Sophie on photography development. Head off in the afternoon for another game drive before returning for dinner.

Day Eight

Early morning game drive and breakfast will be followed with you departing your second lodge - and unfortunately leaving the Okavango Delta.

You'll be transported back to the light aircraft which will take you back to Maun in a short flight. Here you won't say 'goodbye' to your group, but rather a 'see you later', before catching your evening flight home or carrying on with your travels.

INCLUDED

EXCLUDED

7 nights accommodation

 

Use of two luxury camps

All meals and local drinks

All game viewing activities

All domestic travel within itinerary

Laundry service

All conservation fees and park levies

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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