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NAMIBIA-BOTSWANA WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPEDITION/SAFARI

TOUR OVERVIEW

This Namibia – Botswana 14-day wildlife photography expedition will take you on an breath-taking journey through some of the most biodiverse locations of Southern Africa. This two-week camping trip lead by our outgoing wildlife photographers, will guide you through the most photogenic wildlife hotspots of Namibia and Botswana. We will travel into Northern Namibia to Etosha National Park. The expedition will then venture into the vast areas of the Okavango Delta of Botswana and will make its way back through the Kalahari Desert looping back into Windhoek, the capital of Namibia.

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QUICK FACTS

TOUR INCLUDES

Air-conditioned safari vehicles

Personal Tent

Fold out bed & bedding

Three camp meals a day

Airport transfer on arrival

Fresh water on board vehicle

Photography welcome pack

Expert wildlife photography guide

TOUR EXCLUDES

International flights

Country entry visas

Any meals not included in itinerary

Alcoholic beverages & soft drinks

Gratuity & staff tips

HIGHLIGHTS

Travel to and experience the best wildlife photographic hotspots of Southern Africa.

Experience the wildlife of Etosha National Park.

Photograph Hippo and more on the Okavango River.

Explore the wildlife of the Okavango Delta.

Visit the Bushman of the Kalahari Desert.

LOCATION:    Namibia & Botswana

GROUP SIZE:    5 people max.

DURATION:    14 days / 13 nights

WORKSHOP DATES:

2022:

Oct 11 - 24

2023:

Sep 21 - Oct 4

PRICE: 

from £ 2,598 GBP

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT TO BRING               

DSLR Camera

100-400mm lens: (Highly Recommended) These lenses are not too large and provide a reasonable amount of reach for any SLR or mirrorless camera.

 

800mm lens: A great way to extend your reach to wildlife at a far distance (alternative: 400mm lens with x2 extender).

 

60-600mm Sigma lens: (Highly Recommended) A fantastic two-in-one lens for Canon and Nikon. Perfect for Big-5 photography. 

 

16-35mm lens: We recommend this lens for a variety of landscape images during our African Photo Safaris to gain those memorable images.

 

1-2 camera bodies: Two cameras can be helpful however one camera body is perfect during our photographic tours.

 

Laptop & Hard Drive: As all photographers like to return and briefly view their images, laptops are advised. Also backing up your images of a life time onto an external device such as a hard drive is a must.

 

Multiple CF Cards/SD Cards: (Recommended)

ACCOMMODATION

The 14-day expedition will be accommodated at many camp sites throughout both countries. Within each camp site, we will supply heavy duty large two-man tents for each photographer/guest. Inside will consist of a fold out bed, mattress, pillow and sleeping bag. At each camp, there will be electricity for charging equipment.

CAMPING INFORMATION

The expedition camping equipment provided for each photographer is more than needed. We offer a two man Ranger Tent for each guest. With each tent comes a fold out bed with mattress. To reduce your baggage, we supply you with a sleeping bag along with a pillow. All campsites provide bathroom facilities and are supplied with spectacular African landscape views. Charging sockets at each camp site are supplied for everyone. Fold out tables and chairs are supplied for meals by the photographic expeditioners.

LOCATIONS

Namibia: Windhoek(starting point), Etosha, Grootfontein, Divundu, Botswana: Etsha, Tubu, Land of the Bushman: Kalahari Desert, Botswana, Gobabis in the Kalahari, Namibia. Final stop at Windhoek.

WORKSHOP GALLERY

Ghost Elephant, Etosha

FULL ITINERARY

DAY 1

Arrival in Windhoek (Capital of Namibia) where you will be met by expedition guides Mark and Jaren and taken to Urban Camp for the night.    

 

Day 2

Leave Windhoek and make our way to Etosha National Park where we will set up our tents at Halali Camp. An afternoon safari drive will then take place before returning for dinner. We will spend the night at Halali Camp, Etosha National Park.

 

Day 3

Up early for a morning drive through Etosha National Park. We return for lunch followed by an afternoon safari drive in search to photograph Elephant, Rhino, Giraffe, Lion and Hyena to name a few. We will spend the night at Halali Camp, Etosha National Park.

 

Day 4

Last full day in Etosha National Park, morning safari and afternoon safari. We will spend the night at Namotuni Camp, Etosha National Park.

 

Day 5

Up early to the sound of roaring lions followed by breakfast. We will leave in search of wildlife hotspots to get those last photographs of the wildlife of Etosha National Park. On our return, shortly after a hearty lunch, we leave Etosha and drive through the bush where we stay at Roy’s Camp for the night. A great little place to relax with beverages. On the way, we will pass through Grootfontein to stock up with supplies.

 

Day 6

We take our leave, and we head to the start of the Caprivi Strip to the town of Divindu. We will stay at Ngepi Camp where we will set up camp. We will be taken onto the Okovango River to get close to Hippo, Elephant, Buffalo, and Nile Crocodile, both in and on the edge of the water. A true adventurous boat safari before returning to camp for dinner.

 

Day 7

After breakfast, we will sail the Okovango River in search for Hippo, Elephant and Buffalo along with many other river visitors. After we pack, we take our leave to the border of Botswana where our next adventure begins. Here we will enter and follow the road South where we will encounter many species of wildlife. We will arrive at Guma Lagoon Camp. Here we will set up camp and relax while getting great views of river birds and more as we explore the area.

 

Day 8

Up early and out for our full day Mokoro Boat tour in the Okavango Delta among the many Elephants, Hippo, Buffalo, and more. You will get poled through the reeds in a hollowed-out tree boat by a local guide and experience the primitive transportation of the bushman of Botswana. After getting the opportunity to get spectacular images, you will return to camp for the night to relax under the setting sun.     

 

Day 9

Out of camp and we will drive to Maun Rest Camp located in the southern most part of the Okavango Delta. Here we will take yet another Okavango Delta boat trip to photograph and get close to the best of Botswana’s wildlife.

 

Day 10

After an early breakfast, we will take a morning car safari to get those watery photographs of the vast amount of wildlife. After lunch, an afternoon boat ride will be offered to those who are interested before returning for dinner under the stars.  

 

Day 11

Early, we will drive away from the Okavango Delta, into the Kalahari Desert. This long drive will take many hours but wildlife photographic opportunities will be endless. Here we will get to a rustic camp near the Bushman People where we will set up camp for the night.    

 

Day 12

This day will entail of visiting the Bushman of the Kalahari Desert where they will share their cultural way of life.  A true native/African experience of like no other!

 

Day 13

Early in the morning, we will take a long but scenic drive through the East of Namibia. Here we will find ourselves reaching the capital (Windhoek) where we will get to Urban Camp in time for dinner and to enjoy the last night of the photo expedition.

 

Day 14

Last day, breakfast and transfer to the airport. The team will say their goodbyes.

OUR PHOTOGRAPHY VEHICLE

Our Toyota Land Cruiser Extended Cap Safari Edition 4X4 provides a superb and spacious experience when traveling through Africa. Each seat comes with its own charging

socket and adjustable window. What makes this truck unique is the roof that opens,

perfect for a wildlife photographer, giving each guest a 360 view of African

wildlife. To make this vessel more appealing for the expedition, it comes with

a built in refrigerator for cold beverages during your journey. Lastly, attached

to the vehicle will be a trailer used for storage and will operate as a kitchen.

MEET YOUR GUIDE

Mark has spent years tracking and photographing the wildlife of the many countries in Africa. From the jungles of Uganda to the bush lands of Southern Africa, he brings with him great knowledge of the wildlife and the surrounding areas. His photographic knowledge brings creativity and uniqueness to this safari/workshop. During this safari, Mark will share his wildlife photography secrets with you to enhance that once in a lifetime portfolio.

Mark Fernley

MARK FERNLEY

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