Botswana Photo Safari Itinerary
Transfer from airport to Pangolin Chobe Hotel.
Your home for the first three nights will be at hotel which sits on the hill overlooking the Chobe floodplains. Each morning and afternoon you will be taken into the National Park, which is less than a kilometer away from the lodge, by one of our resident photo guides, who will be on hand to help you make the most of each of the photo opportunities that present itself.
Included in this package is the use of a state of the art DSLR camera and telephoto lens, should you not have your own, at both the Chobe Hotel and the camp in The Okavango Delta. If you have your own camera gear we will then issue you with a base plate to attach to your lens collar for use on the custom built chairs on the photo boats.
In the afternoons you can make use of the editing area in the upstairs lounge or just relax by the pool with a good book. After the evening game activity, we meet for dinner and tales around the fire.
On the fourth day after the morning activity and brunch, you will be transferred to nearby Kasane Airport for your charter flight to the Khwai Private Reserve in The Okavango Delta. Khwai has a reputation as one of the best areas in the Delta ecosystem for wildlife photography in the region.
Upon landing you will travel through the reserve to the Pangolin Khwai Camp to get settled in and enjoy high tea before heading out into the open grasslands that surround the camp. The reserve has excellent populations of the big cats (especially Lion, Leopard and Cheetah) and also several packs of Wild Dog and these will be the main subjects we will go in search of while on the reserve. At the camp, we have three game viewers and with only 12 guests at any one time, this means we limit the number of photographers to 4 per vehicle.
During your time at the reserve, there will also be an opportunity to spend a morning or afternoon gliding through the Delta in a traditional dug out canoe called a Mokoro (seasonal). This gives you a unique vantage point as your poler pushes you past herds of plains game as they graze next to the rivers and channels. Other activities on offer are bush walks with specialist guides as well as a visit to the underground hide that Guts will be installing in the drier areas further North.
On the final day, you will head to the airstrip again to fly to Maun. You could head across the South African border to Madikwe- The Terrapin at Jaci’s Tree Lodge or even further south to Cape Town for a beach and Bush combination and home of our sister company Cape Town Photo Tours.
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