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NAMIBIA-BOTSWANA-ZIMBABWE
20-DAY CAMPING PHOTO SAFARI

WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS

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

  •  See/photograph the extremely rare, wild Desert African Elephants.

  • Experience the wildlife of Etosha National Park

  • Photograph Hippo and more on the Okavango River

  • Explore the wildlife of the Okavango Delta

  • Visit Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with stunning landscapes and wildlife

  • Photograph Chobe and its wildlife followed by Victoria Falls

QUICK FACTS

LOCATION:    Namibia-Botswana-Zimbabwe

GROUP SIZE:    5 max.

DURATION:    20 days / 19 nights

FITNESS LEVEL:                        

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PRICE:  from £ 4,495 GBP

2022:

Fully Booked

2023:

Oct 9 - 28

SAFARI OVERVIEW

This Namibia – Botswana – Zimbabwe 20-day wildlife photography camping safari will take you on an exhilarating journey through the heart of Southern Africa. This camping trip lead by two outgoing, wildlife photographers will be guided through the most photogenic and biodiverse locations of Southern Africa. We will travel through Damaraland of Northern Namibia, into Etosha National Park. The expedition will then venture into the vast areas of the Okavango Delta in Botswana and will make its way through Chobe, ending at the spectacular location of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. 

 

MEET YOUR GUIDE 

MARK A FERNLEY

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.

View Mark's portfolio here

Mark Fernley
 
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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

 

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT 

100-400mm lens

 

80-600mm Sigma lens

  

800mm lens

  

1 -2 camera bodies

16-35mm wide angle lens

 

Laptop & Back up Storage

Multiple CF Cards/SD Cards 

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LOCATION

NAMIBIA, BOTSWANA & ZIMBABWE

This Southern African camping photo tour takes place in two magnificent countries, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. From the harsh wild deserts of Namibia to the watery flatlands of Botswana and ending at the great Victoria falls of Zimbabwe, the locations visited during this tour bring variety in wildlife and vegetation. The wildlife photographed during this Southern African camping photo tour exceeds your expectations. For any wildlife photography enthusiast, this trip will get you up close to all African wildlife that will help you get all ideal photographs with the help of our professional wildlife photographers.

 

ACCOMMODATION

The 20-day camping safari will be accommodated at many camp sites throughout the three 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 unique camp, there will be electricity for charging equipment.

CAMPING

The expedition sleeping 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 have 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.

OUR PHOTO VEHICLE

Our Toyota Land Cruiser Extended Cab 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.

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Open up your aperture to a whole different world

Himba Tribe, Purros, Damaraland

During the visit to Purros, the expedition team will visit the Himba People found deep within the desert. This short visit will allow you to experience the calm and unique way of life that these primitive people still hold. You will have the opportunity to see their daily routine including their body painting and cleansing rituals involving smoke and natural incense.

Himba Tribe, Purros, Damaraland

Experience the hidden cultures of Southern Africa

Desert Elephants

WORKSHOP 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 Palmwag Lodge Camp. Spectacular views on the way surrounded by mountains and open rocky valleys. 

 

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DAY 3

Adventurous drive to Puros over the dunes and mountains. On this drive, sightings of Ostrich, Giraffe, Kudu and Springbuck are common. On our arrival at Puros, we will set up camp on the side of the river. Shortly after, we will drive into the desert bush in search for Desert Elephants with extra help from our local expert. As the sun sets, we will return to camp to sleep in the open camp where Elephants are free to come into the area.

 

DAY 4

We will visit the Himba People of Damaraland where you will be astonished of their way of living. A true life-changing experience. After we return to camp, the entire day will be spent in search of Desert Elephants around the Hoarusib River.

 

DAY 5

We leave Puros, venturing through the desert mountains and we will have a rest stop at Opuwo, also known as the hub for the Himba people. This can be a place to stock up on extra foods and drinks for the next journey into Etosha National Park. Shortly after, we will get to the Galton Gate of Etosha National Park and into the land of the giants. After spotting many species of wildlife such as Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra, Gemsbok and Wildebeests, we will get to the Olifantsrus Camp in the National Park, where we will spend the night. A waterhole is located at the camp where leopard can be spotted drinking during the night.  

 

DAY 6

We take our leave, and drive through Etosha National Park. This first National Park safari drive, driven by Jaren and guided by Mark, will take you through the park and finish for lunch at Okaukuejo. After lunch, we take a second safari drive to Halali camp where we will spot Elephant, Rhino, Giraffe, Lion and Hyena to name a few. Night at Halali Camp in the National Park.

 

DAY 7

Etosha National Park morning game drive and afternoon game drive. Safari drive driven by Jaren and guided by Mark. Night at Halali Camp in the National Park.

 

DAY 8

Etosha National Park morning game drive and afternoon Game drive. Safari drive driven by Jaren and guided by Mark. Night at Namotuni Camp in the National Park located at the East side of the Park.

 

DAY 9

We leave Etosha National Park 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 10

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 on the Okavango River. 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.

 

DAY 11

Hippo Boat trip in the morning, then we take our leave to the border of Botswana. 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 can relax and get great views of river birds and more as we explore the area.

 

DAY 12

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 13

Out of camp and we will drive to Maun located at the southernmost point 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 14

We drive away from the Okavango Delta, into the Kalahari Desert to arrive to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Set up camp at Baines Camp Site. After we will drive and photograph the best of Africa’s Wildlife with Jaren as your driver and Mark as your identification guide.

 

DAY 15

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park game drive in the truck to explore and capture images of this natural world. Overnight at Baines Camp Site.

 

DAY 16

Transfer to Kasane. Here we will get great sightings of wildlife. We will set up camp and explore the surroundings.

 

DAY 17

Early morning safari in Chobe. Chobe is known as one of the best locations in the world for African Elephant sightings, holding the most elephants in the world. Morning and afternoon drive this day driven and guided by Mark and Jaren.

 

DAY 18

Morning safari at Chobe and later a short drive to the border of Zimbabwe. Here we will drive to an allocated camp site for the night in Victoria Falls.

 

DAY 19

In the morning we will visit the Victoria Falls, where we will spend the day accompanied with a packed lunch allowing you to relax next to the vast amount of water flowing deep into the canyon. We will return to camp for the last day to celebrate the completion of the expedition. 

 

DAY 20

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

 

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