Africa Through The Lens: Botswana Shutter Safari

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Availability : Select Dates, July-November

Africa Through The Lens: Botswana Shutter Safari

Highlights Include:

  • Viewing fantastic wildlife and African landscapes for your photos
  • Getting up close and personal with diverse African wildlife
  • Opportunities to practice or learn new photographic skills
  • Exploring different areas of Botswana with like-minded, photography-oriented companions

Photo: Stu Porter

Tour Details

From: $4,935 per person | Single supplement on request

10 days

2020 Departures: Select Dates
April 26, from $4,935 per person (FULL)
July 5, from $5,645 per person
October 18, from $5,245 per person

So you have a digital SLR camera and you need somewhere to hone your skills. With over 320 days of sunshine, the world’s largest elephant population and a sprawling, unspoiled wilderness that goes on forever, there is no better place than Botswana! This small group, fully-serviced tenting safari offers an opportunity to join a few like-minded travelers to work on improving your photography skills. The photographic guides are not professional photographers, but they are keen photographers themselves and they love nothing more than sharing their passion for capturing the Botswana’s wildlife and pristine wilderness areas. They will work to get you into the best situations for capturing those award-winning photographs. Nights are spent in authentic, simple safari camps with just enough creature comforts to make you feel at home in the bush.

Itinerary
This is an escorted tour. Our Destination Specialists will work with you to customize any pre- or post-departure arrangements to your travel preferences.

Day 1Arrive Maun, Botswana | Meals: L D

After your arrival at Maun, you will be transferred by air to the Xakanaxa airstrip in Moremi Game Reserve, where you will be met by your guide. Our first three nights are spent in the Xakanaxa region where we explore the surrounding wilderness on morning and afternoon game drive excursions. Overnight at Letaka Tented Camp-Moremi Game Reserve

Days 2-3Exploring Moremi Game Reserve | Meals: B L D

Morning and afternoon game drives will get you up-close and personal to a variety of African wildlife, including the endangered African wild dog. Moremi is one of the best game reserves in Africa to see this beautiful and rare species. Other wildlife commonly spotted includes buffalo, lion, elephant, and red lechwe. Overnight at Letaka Tented Camp-Moremi Game Reserve

Day 4Travel to Khwai Via Game Drive | Meals: B L D

Following and early morning breakfast you take a slow drive through Moremi Game Reserve north-east towards the Khwai Community Area. The day’s journey follows this water course, with the track weaving from the riverside and floodplains into the mopane veld and the woodlands that make Khwai one of the most scenic areas of the Okavango. We pass the magnificent Dombo Hippo Pools in the morning, stopping to enjoy the scenery and the antics of the resident hippo. Leopard, cheetah, serval, and lion are common predators along your driving route, as well as giraffe, zebra, and roan antelope. Overnight at Letaka Tented Camp-Khwai Community Area

Days 5-6Khwai Exploration | Meals: B L D

You will spend the next two nights camping at an exclusive campsite in the community area, exploring the Khwai floodplains on game drives during the day and at night. Exploring after dark with spotlights offers an opportunity to experience some of the nocturnal animals that are rarely encountered during the day. You will also have the opportunity to explore the surrounding wilderness on foot as well as by mokoro, which is a traditional wooden canoe. African wildcat are commonly seen in this park, as well blue wildebeest, kudu, sable antelope and impala. Overnight at Letaka Tented Camp-Khwai Community Area

Day 7Full Day Game Drive to Central Chobe | Meals: B L D

Today you will head out on a full-day game drive to Chobe National Park, where you will have the opportunity to see the Paleo-Lake Makgadikgadi that dried up some ten thousand years ago. You will pass through excellent lion country, and some of the best cheetah country of the safari. Most of all, though, the Mababe Depression is a birder’s paradise, with Violed-eared Waxbill, Black-cheeked Waxbill, Village Indigobird, and Paradise Whydah are commonly spotted. Overnight at Letaka Tented Camp-Chobe National Park

Days 8-9Central Chobe Exploration | Meals: B L D

Twice daily game drives will give you the opportunity for breath-taking African photography, with Chobe’s varied wildlife the centerpiece of this amazing location. Undoubtedly it is the interaction between lion and elephant that is the most interesting aspect of Savuti. The area is inhabited by a huge pride of lions with numbers fluctuating from 20-30 members. These remarkable lion have learned over the years how to hunt these massive pachyderms that are supposedly above predation. Launching their attack under darkness and using their numbers, they manage to kill adolescent and even young adult elephant. The marsh is prime cheetah country and in the wet season it is not unusual to have the wild dog hunting here in Central Chobe. Overnight at Letaka Tented Camp-Chobe National Park

Day 10Final Game Drives and Depart | Meals: B L

On our final day on safari we will leave Central Chobe early to travel along the Chobe River arriving in Kasane where we will stop for a picnic lunch before taking an afternoon boat cruise to end the safari. Borton Overseas can assist with your flights home, or extend your time in Africa to further practice your photography skills!

Included
  • Nine nights’ accommodation
  • Transfers as indicated
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • All beverages, including coffee/tea, soft drinks, and local brand drinks
  • Game drives and local transfers in customized safari vehicles
  • Park fees (subject to change)
Not Included
  • All flights and related taxes
  • Travel insurance (emergency medical & evacuation coverage required)
  • Fees for passports, visas, or health vaccinations
  • Transfers, sightseeing, activities, meals, and beverages not specified
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature such as laundry, spa services, internet, phone, etc.
Notes
  • Borton Overseas has many properties with photography hides and equipment, as well as resident photographic experts. Please contact us so we can find a trip right for you!
  • Although we make every effort to adhere to schedules and itineraries, these are subject to change subject to weather (specifically with current flood conditions, the driving times may differ between the areas quite considerably depending upon the time of year), roads, and animal movements and availability. You will be notified of any changes.
  • This itinerary can be done in reverse.
  • Camera equipment is not provided by Pangolin Safaris for this trip.
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