Wildlife Photography, People & Landscape

14 Days: Photo Tour 2

Price:

12.556,20 €

Duration:

14 DAYS, 13 NIGHTS

Group Size:

Min. 6, Max. 10 People

Bookings:

Our Offer

Individual group tours by arrangement possible all year round.

Single Room Surcharge: 2.086,00 €

Tour Guide: Leslie, English speaking or Rainer, German and English speaking.

Photographer: Steven or Daniel, English speaking.

Accommodation
1 Night: Maun - Cresta Maun
3 Nights: Xai Xai-tents
2 Nights: Nxamaseri Lodge
3 Nights: Shinde Lodge
3 Nights: Pangolin Photo Hotel
1 Night: Maun - Thamalakane River Lodge

Tour Includes


All meals - as stated
B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
Non-premium alcoholic beverages
Activities offered at each location
All road trips - as stated
2 x Fly- in Safaris to Shinde Lodge and Kasane
Laundry service in special lodges
Parking fees and bed tax
English tour guide
English photo trainer

Tour Excludes

 

All international flights to and from Botswana
International Airport Tax & Travel Visas
Any additional activities not included in this tour
Health and travel insurance
Medicines and vaccinations
Tips for employees
All items of a personal nature
Curiosities & souvenirs
Donations for other community or nature conservation projects
Bank charges
Visa fees for entry to Zimbabwe (approx. $30.00) in cash
Entry fees to Vic Falls (approximately $30.00) in cash

2024 Tour Dates

9 March - 22 March

06 April - 19 April

04 May - 17 May

01 June - 14 June

2025 Tour Dates

09 March - 21 March

06 April - 18 April

04 May - 16 May

01 June - 13 June

Short Description

The journey takes you from Maun, the bustling town on the edge of the Okavango Delta, to Victoria Falls. Stations include the villages of Xai Xai and Nxamasere, the spirited Tsodilo Hills, Shinde in the Delta and Kasane on the Chobe River and ends in Maun.

You will get impressions of people's daily lives, get to know many cultures and experience infinite nature up close. A professional photographer is permanently at your side. The journey creates countless opportunities for spectacular pictures in a wide variety of genres. Changing lighting conditions, gathering moods, capturing fast movements are just some of the challenges.

NOTE: Tour 2 is almost identical to Tour 1 except the end. You fly back to Maun and get the chance to do an optional helicopter flight over the Okavango Delta.

NB. This is an extraordinary Luxury Photo Tour with two Fly- in Safaris. In addition, you will experience the highest quality during yoy stay in our carefully selected lodges. 

 

Itinerary

Day 1 | Arrival at Maun

You arrive in Maun, the gate to the Okavango Delta and administrative center of the province of Ngaminland, located on the picturesque Thamalakane River. Since the town’s establishment in 1915 as the tribal capital of the Batawana people, it has become more and more the headquarter of countless safari and air-charter operations. Depending on your arrival, we propose to take a walk along the wide banks of the timeless Thamalakane River, where red lechwe can still be seen grazing next to local donkeys, goats an cattle. Perhaps, the small Maun Game Reserve, which covers just 8 qkm of woodland, can also be of interest for you. Welcome Dinner (D)

Transfer
Shuttle from Airport to Hotel

Information about your accommodation, please click Here

Day 2 – 4 | Xai Xai Village (San village) - Cultural Photography

The tiny Xai Xai Village in northwestern Botswana is home to some of the last remaining aborigines of Southern Africa, the San. As part of a national community-based tourism strategy, they can make a profit out of the land and tourism which it generated. You get a deep insight on how the San have lived in the Kalahari as hunter and gatherers for thousands of years. You are also invited to share their famous trance dance with them, combined with healing abilities of the traditional doctors. (B, L, D) Transfer Road transfer from Maun to Nokaneng in a bus (160 km). From there, vehicle exchange into 4 x 4 to Xai Xai Village and the Aha Hills (150 km).

For more information about our tented campsite for Day 2 - 4, click Here

 

Day 5 | Nxamaseri Village - People Photography

Nxamaseri Village is in Northwestern Botswana close to the Okavango Delta panhandle. Not far from the Tsodilo Hills, the area has strong traditional and cultural links to the San people. During the afternoon, our photographer will offer you the opportunity for a special session of People Photography with some of the Nxamaseri Village habitants. (B, L, D) Transfer Road transfer to Nxamaseri Lodge.

For more information about the Nxamaseri Lodge click Here

Day 6 | Tsodilo Hills Rock - Art Photography

The Tsodilo Hills with a cluster of about 4,500 rock paintings (San Rock Art) are the biggest rock art collection in Southern Africa and UNESCO World Heritage. Sacred to the San people, the Hills continue to revere them for spiritual and cultural significance. During your stay you walk with a local guide around the four Hills with plenty of time for rock art photography. (B, L, D) Transfer Road trip from Nxamaseri Lodge to Tsodilo Hills and back (40 km each way).

Day 7 – 9 | Okavango Delta - Wildlife Photography

The Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world, surrounded by the dried-up Kalahari, forms a huge, green oasis, fed by the flow of the mighty Okavango River. Explore the countless waterways and canals on foot and or by boat (mokoro) searching with your camera for suitable photo motifs in the natural terrain of huge elephant herds or hippo families, including an arsenal of several hundred species of birds as well. Night drives are available. (B, L, D).

Transfer Flight to Shinde Lodge.
For more information about the Shinde Lodge click Here

Day 10 - 11 | Kasane (Chobe National Park) - Wildlife Photography

Chobe National Park, the second largest national park in Botswana, is home to the greatest concentration of game in Southern Africa. In the Park or on the Chobe River you can expect to see some of the famous “Big Five” as well as wild animals like antelopes, monkeys, warthogs or crocodiles.

Pangolin Photo Hotel is a unique lodge with specially designed and built photo boats seating 8 photographers in swivel seats with photographic arms for stabilization. (B, L, D).

Transfer Flight to Pangolin Photo Hotel, Kasane.

For more information about the Pangolin Chobe Photo Hotel click Here

Day 12 | Victoria Falls - Nature Photography

After early morning activity in Kasane you leave for Victoria Falls Mosi-oa-Thunya "The smoke that thunders". It’s one of the world's seven natural wonders and one of the most spectacular natural sites in the world. You can be sure that the Victoria Falls will offer you breath-taking views that are almost too spectacular and majestic to describe. (B, L, D)

Transfer
Road trip (90 km one way), border crossing to Zimbabwe, Destination Victoria Falls

Day 13 | Kasane - Wildlife Photography

In the morning, our photographer starts with you our last Wildlife Photography Session in Kasane. Back in Maun, you have the chance to book a helicopter flight over the Okavango Delta (optional). Farewell Dinner. (B, D)

Transfer
Inland Flight to Maun

Information about your accommodation, please click Here

Day 14 | Maun option to Aerial Photography

Depending on your departure, for some of you, there would be still an opportunity to do an optional helicopter flight over the Okavango Delta in the morning. All of you will get a shuttle to the International Airport for departure. (B)

Departure
Shuttle Service to Maun International Airport for check in for flights to Johannesburg or other destinations.

Photography Packing List

 Essential Gear required:

* 2 x DSLR or DSLM Bodies - preferably with full frame sensors
* At least two batteries per camera (one spare always)
* 1 x wide angle lens for landscapes
* 1 x zoom lens - 70 - 200 mm (preferably F2.8)
* 1 x zoom lens - 100 - 400mm or 80 to 400mm F 4.5 - 5.6
* Memory cards - bring plenty or a hard drive and laptop for downloading
* Sturdy camera bag & cleaning equipment
* Tripod/ monopod * A good pair of binoculars (essential)

Optional Gear as needed:

* Laptop and 2 hard drives for dual back up and freeing memory space
* Camera mounted flash
* Rain/ dust coat to protect your gear
* Telephoto lens 500mm F4 or 600mm F4

Please note, that this is only a recommendation for ambitious photographers.
For those, with just “ordinary” cameras, or mobile phones, who would like to participate in this special way of traveling, are more than welcome to join.

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