About the Unique Safari Photo Tour:
Is an emerald oasis in the heart of Botswana. This life giving water rises from its source in the Angolan highlands and dies in the scorching sands of the Kalahari desert. The Okavango Delta during the dry season (Oct-Nov) has the highest concentrations of Wildlife in Southern Africa. The Okavango Delta fringes and flood plains attracts huge numbers of grazers which in turn attracts large numbers of predators. Lions, Hyenas, Leopards and Wild Dog can be encountered on a daily basis.
Photographic highlights include the large herds of Buffalo and breeding herds of Elephants. These herds as they trek daily to the Deltas waters kick up clouds of dust creating an ethereal glow in the last rays of an African sunset. The Okavango Delta is home to the indigenous Lechwe who make spectacular photographic subjects as they leap through channels clear waters. Not to forget the lion prides patrolling the areas.
Expect to see pods of Hippos in the lagoon areas of the delta. The shallow are perfect for bird species in particular the waders, storks herons and egrets.
Khwai River Lodge Day 1 -3:
The renowned Khwai River Lodge will be host to our safari group on the deltas waterway. The lodge is home to luxury rooms seated on raised wooden platforms with traditional African roof thatch.
Day 4 – 6 Savute:
Is a dry arid area within the Chobe National park created by the unpredictable water flow of the Savute channel. The animals are reliant on a few waterholes some man made. During the dry season the wildlife congregate around these vital water sources. Late afternoons entire herds of different species can be seen crowded around the same waterhole. This can lead too spectacular action photography as tolerance levels of animals are pushed to the limits.
The Savute is renowned for its groups of spotted Hyenas and Lions which led the Derek and Beverly Joubert creating a wonderful documentary called “Eternal Enemies”
Another wildlife phenomenon are the Lion killing Elephants of the Savute caught on camera by the BBC.
The 5 Star Savute Elephant Camp is situated in the heart of the Chobe National park. The camp is in a truly remote and wild area offering guests the complete classic African safari experience.
The lodge hosts a cluster of twelve rooms on raised platforms. Each with its own outdoor lounge shaded by traditional African thatch.
Rooms are luxurious with lavish ensuite bathrooms and dressing rooms with discreet air conditioning.
Day 7 – 11:
The Chobe river marks the boundary with the Caprivi strip in Namibia. The Chobe is famed for its large populations of Buffalo and Elephant. Some 70,000 elephant are found in the Chobe National park. The highest density of Elephants in Africa. They provide wonderful photographic opportunities as they come to the river bank to drink and swim. Late afternoon you can expect to see all the animals from the nearby forest coming down to drink.
As our small photographic safari group will be staying on the Chobes premier houseboat we can take advantage of smaller boats specially adapted to photographers needs. This allows you to get close and personal with Chobes wildlife. Photographing from a boat will allow you to get a complete unique photographic perspective of the subjects.
Chobe River will bring an exciting and different feel to this “Ultimate Photographic Safari”.
Apart from the huge herds of Elephants, large concentrations of Buffalo, Antelope and Predators are seen. The birdlife in Chobe is prolific with close to 390 species been seen from the boats alone.
The house boat contains three luxurious decks. The lower deck has five ensuite cabins tastefully decorated. In the middle deck you will find the lounge and dining room. The open air deck on top allows you to chill, while you enjoy sundowners with snacks.
Duration of the Photo Tour: 27th October 2018 to 6th November Photo Tour 2018 registration.
Arrival Day – Meeting for Dinner: 26th October 2018 in Maun, Botswana.
6th November transfer back to Kasane.
Cost per person: 9775.- $US Dollars
Reservation Fee: 2200$ US Dollars
Registration ends: 15th of June 2018
Difficulty Level: Easy
Climate: Warm – Hot
Reserve your spot, accompanied by two professional wildlife and landscape photographers. After your confirmed booking more information will be send to you. Do not hesitate to contact us for any inquiries you may have.
Scheduling your arrival: When you arrive 26th October 2018 or earlier in Maun / Botswana, please be our guests for dinner.
What do you need to bring along on your Photographic Safari:
- Patience and passion for wildlife
- Lenses from 16 – 600mm. The minimum tele requires 300mm. If you do not own a tele, there are shops which rent lenses and bodies for reasonable prices.
- Camera body, highly recommended, 2x camera bodies. Fails one body, you still have an extra body left!
- Hyperdrive or Laptop, small external hard drives with enough space for your photographic files storage
- Photographing in one of the last true remaining wild areas. No boundaries for Wildlife!
- Experienced field guides will drive us in private open 4×4 jeeps. They are reserved for our Safari Photo Tour group.
- Private jeeps will have one person per row, plus the seat next to the driver is available for the lower perspectives.
What is included in the Photographic Safari Photo Tour?:
- All luxury accommodations, including all meals, drinks. All included is as well house wines, local spirits, soft drinks, bottle water, tea and coffee.
- In small aircraft all domestic flights between each Game Lodge. 2 extra fright seats are reserved for photography equipment.
- Private 4×4 vehicles & house boat in Chobe for our photography tour.
- Includes are the park fees, transfer from and to Kahane airport at the end of the Photo Tour.
About Wildlife Photographer Anette
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