BOTSWANA: 6-DAY CHOBE WILDLIFE
Our Wild Chobe photographic workshop based in the North East of Botswana, takes you on a journey to photograph the wild wonders of Africa, from the majestic Lion to the wise African Elephant. With our award winning and enthusiastic wildlife photographers at your side we will travel by car and with our photo boats through Chobe to capture those memorable images of a lifetime.
Private airport transfers
All locally sourced meals
All alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages
Transportation during workshop
All Chobe activities
Free equipment rentals
All photographic guidance
soda at the lodge
alcoholic beverages at the lodge
Gratuities for guides / staff
Close encounters with Africa’s Big five in their natural habitat.
Great photographic opportunities by accessing the Chobe River by using our photo boat to gain access to photograph wildlife such as Elephant, Hippo and Lion.
The photo hotel is designed specifically for wildlife photographers, where each photograph throughout the hotel consist of different photographic techniques inspiring you to expand your knowledge.
Over 450 species of birds found in Chobe are waiting to be photographed such as the African Spoon Bill, the African Fish eagle, the Marabou Stork and many more.
On land game drives to photograph the many large herds of wildlife such as Cape Buffalo, Burchells Zebra to name a few. Great views of the Victoria Falls in the wilderness of Zimbabwe
EQUIPMENT TO BRING
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)
Our Wild Chobe workshop offers you the Chobe Photo Safari Hotel. This five-star lodge is created to enhance your photographic capability as it has been designed as a gallery showing many image ideas of composition and lighting. Along with our spacious rooms offering laptop image editing workspace and a stunning view over the African plains, our friendly staff are there to assist and make your stay with us an unforgettable experience.
TAMBOPATA, MADRE DE DIOS, PERU
Set in one of the most biodiverse locations on the planet where the African wildlife is at its best, our Wild Chobe Photo Safari brings you one of the best wildlife photographic experience. Our team will pick you up from Kasane airport, escort you through the open plain, to the Chobe Photo Safari Hotel created specifically by wildlife photographers as a photography gallery for your leisure.
During this 6-day/5-night photographic workshop safari, you will gain a full photo safari experience with our award winning wildlife photographers and conservationists.
A full day of our Wild Chobe will consist of two game outings each day. Depending on animal activity and the best wildlife photographic opportunities, we offer river and land transport to help you gain the best sightings to be photographed showcasing a breath-taking portfolio of images of wild Africa.
Our Safari Drives: Safari drives begin at 6am and 1pm and will take you into the heart of African wilderness. From the majestic African Lion to the noble African Elephant you will be driven by boat or car to get close and personal to these stunning animals. With our photography professionals at your side, you will be educated on techniques and skills to gain those perfect images of the African wildlife. Our drivers are skilled to track all species of African wildlife for your photographic needs especially when searching for the Big-5 on land and on the Chobe River.
Our safari boat rides consist of eight seats that rotate a full 360-degrees giving you an exceptional manoeuvrability with your lens. The mounting of our tripods are based on a lightweight machine gun mounting used by the South African army. The design is so simple and effective that you will master the tripod in no time.
After each drive, you will have the luxury of the Chobe Photo Safari Hotel to relax and enjoy the breath-taking images that decor the hotels interior. There will be an exquisite three course meal of breakfast, lunch and dinner and a grand selection of beverages that will be available at your leisure.
The last day will consist of a morning game drive to capture those last images that you desire with the help form our keen wildlife photographers at your side. After a lunch you will be escorted back to the airport or your desired next location with your diverse showcase of images.
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.