Photo Safaris Chobe

ENQUIRE NOW FOR A PRICE QUOTE

BOTSWANA: PRIVATE GROUP PHOTO TOUR

GROUP SIZE:

5+ people

LOCATION:

Botswana

DURATION:

 min. 5  days / max. 20 days

Our Botswana Private Group Wildlife Photo Tours are an ideal option if your group is looking for something unique. Botswana’s wildlife and terrain are unique creating an array of photographic opportunities that makes any itinerary stand out and bringing you an experience of a lifetime. By choosing this bespoke group photo tour option, you will speak directly with our experts to create a tour that is tailored to your groups wildlife photographic interests.

PHOTOGRAPHIC OPPORTUNITIES

304779895_804343804253987_4382314468326929780_n.jpg
  • Close encounters with Africa’s Big five in their natural habitat

  • Photography many antelope species including Red Hartebeests, Tsessebe, Springbok, Impala, Waterbuck, Lechwe, and many more

  • Great photographic opportunities while accessing the Chobe River to gain access to photograph wildlife such as Elephant, Hippo and Cape Buffalo

  • Over 450 species of birds found in Botswana, waiting to be photographed such as the African Spoon Bill, the African Fish eagle, the Marabou Stork and many more

  • Visit Makgadikgadi Pan to photograph Burchell's Zebra and Wildebeest in their hundreds

  • Visit the Okavango Delta for the iconic photographs of Elephants in the water as you make your way through the delta in a traditional man made Mokoro

  • Alongside wildlife, lives the Bushman of the Kalahari Desert. Visit the Bushman tribe for the opportunity to walk through the African bush and learn their traditions, while coming across wildlife of the area

A.     CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

B.     OKAVANGO DELTA

C.     KALAHARI DESERT

D.     MAKGADIKGADI PAN

LOCATION

BOTSWANA / SOUTHERN AFRICA

Botswana is known to be one of the best hotspots for African wildlife. This landlocked country above South Africa has a landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta making this a lush habitat during the seasonal flood. This unique part of Southern Africa holds an array of landscapes and wildlife. There is a well-known high population of African Elephants in this country making this a destination to visit. The local people in this peaceful country bring Africa’s song and dance to life, making your visit to Botswana an experience of a lifetime.

warthog.jpg

When to visit Botswana

300700772_427216555908303_2511235021886097127_n.jpg

Best Time to Visit

2R4A9205.jpg

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Our experts have designed their availability to visit Botswana for the time of July to October. This is the prime of the dry season where photography game viewing is at its best. During the time of April and May, the weather during the day is pleasant where the night starts to get slightly cooler. June to August holds much colder nights and the land is much dryer where game viewing is better. The time of September to October, temperatures rise again and dries the land even more making waterholes better for viewing.

Chobe holds great game viewing during the dry season in April and May where the animals are congregated around the rivers as water is scarce

During the dry season, the land becomes more accessible and game viewing is better as the vegetation is more open

The skies are clear, rain is rare, and there are fewer mosquitoes

 

The Delta is flooded from June-October making great photo opportunities

Even though most tourists visit during the Dry season, the parks still feel uncrowded, except for the bustling Chobe riverfront area

Booking a Private Group Photo Tour

If you are not sure if booking a Private Group Photo Tour is right for you, here are some things to consider that should help you decide.

Are you planning a photography club, photo holiday, then you are in the right place. We work directly with photography clubs/groups from around the world to help them create a photographic tour based on your groups needs. In order to give your group the best photographic opportunities, we recommend a minimum of 5 days of safari. Your group does not have to be an official photography club to book a private group tour with us.

Our professional photography guides are here to create the ideal itinerary for your group. We are happy to offer photographic guidance, workshops, and post processing tutorials to your group as part of your safari. We can schedule these in around your safaris without taking away from any wildlife photography opportunities.

If you are not sure if a Private Group Photo Tour is right for you, feel free to EMAIL US to discuss your options. 

AB7A4243.jpg
Photo Safaris Chobe_edited.jpg
photo%20safari%20botswana_edited_edited.jpg

INTERESTED IN A HOUSEBOAT?

Contact us today to book our exclusive houseboat charter for your group. Hosting up to 8 guests, this luxurious houseboat makes for the perfect holiday as you sail the Chobe River.

 

 Fill out the form here to start creating your Bespoke Photo Holiday today!

AB7A4070-HDR.jpg
exclusive safari house boat

Why book your next photo holiday with us?

Personal interactions with the tour leaders, from start to finish
 

We are flexible with your photographic needs, making sure you get the best out of your photographic holiday
 

Our expert photographers and tour leaders have worked in this area for years, bringing nothing less than expert advice and guidance for your tour
 

Untamed Photography Tours works with one of the top lodges in this destination, ensuring the safety, comfort, and professionalism our guests deserve
 

We work closely with professional guides, photographers, and naturalists with years of experience to provide the best possible experience and wildlife photography opportunities for each guest

WHAT TO DO IN BOTSWANA

There are many options to consider when planning your photography tour in Botswana. We have put together some of the best things to do while on tour in the country.

Here are some of the top activities in the area.

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

Chobe National Park is well known for its large herds of Elephants and Cape Buffalo that converge along the dry months. This unique area holds Lion, Antelope and Hippo that inhabit the woods and lagoons, making for great wildlife photography. This are is also a strong home for many bird species that makes this location a birders paradise.

OKAVANGO DELTA

The Okavango Delta is perfect for Elephant and Hippo photography that must be seen on a trip to Africa. This remarkable marshy inland River is well known for its sprawling grassy plains that flood seasonally bringing more unique wildlife such as Lion, Leopard, Giraffe, Rhino, Antelope, numerous bird species and much more.

2R4A8582.jpg
2R4A8305-2.jpg

KALAHARI DESERT

The Kalahari Desert here in Botswana is home to Cheetah and the famous Meerkat. In this desert, you will expect to see the incredible Black-Maned Kalahari Lion, Leopard, Wild Dog, Bat-Eared Fox, Cape Fox, Brown Hyena and more. This remarkable destination in Southern Africa holds a vast amount of great landscapes and is truly a great destination for any photo safari.

NXAI PAN

This National Park will certainly provide you with some interesting wildlife photographic opportunities. The dry open plains and salt pans hold a large number of dusty wildlife such as Elephant, Burchell's Zebra, Lions, Giraffe, and much more. If you are looking to expand your African wildlife portfolio, Nxai Pan provides an entirely different landscape for your photos. A trip down to Makgadikgadi Pan is a great addition for some incredible landscape photography.

EXTEND TO NAMIBIA

As Namibia is a next door, why not extend your trip to venture into the desert lands of Namibia where wildlife and golden dunes roam this vast open country. Namibia also holds the desert adapted Elephant and the Desert Lions, unique to this area.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

We have many options when it comes to where you would like to stay during your photo safari. We offer a variety of accommodation plans including camping, 3-4 lodges, and 5 star luxurious lodges. You have the freedom to customise every detail of your tailor-made tour, including how you choose to spend your off time. Whether you are comping under the stars, or enjoying beverages at the poolside, we have exactly what you are looking for. Read below for more details about each accommodation option.

Etosha.jpg

CAMPING

For the more adventurous or budget friendly safari, our camping accommodation option is perfect for you. All camping guests are provided with their own 2 person military grade tent, a stretcher/cot, sleeping bag, pillow, and all camping gear including cooking wear, tables, chairs, and everything else you need to camp under the African night sky.

3-4 STAR

Our 3-4 star lodges are a mid-range safari option for those that would like a bit more than camping, but are still looking for more of a budget friendly option. All hotels are equipped with a full restaurant, bar, and laundry facilities. This is the perfect option for those who are looking for a mid-range accommodation option.

Photo Safaris Chobe
Photo Safaris Chobe

LUXURY

If a 5-star accommodation is what you are after than this is the option for you. We work with some of the most luxurious lodges in the country to provide nothing but the most exquisite accommodation for our guests like to travel in style. All of our 5-star accommodation options are all-inclusive, easing the stress of travel even more. End the day with a 5-star meal, overlooking some of the best views in Africa.

EXCLUSIVE CHOBE HOUSEBOAT

This exclusive charted houseboat is a perfect and unique experience for any family or a maximum group of eight to explore the Chobe River from the port in Namibia to observe and photograph Africa’s stunning wildlife. This private houseboat comes with smaller photo boats containing fixed swivel tripods that will allow you to get closer to those interesting subjects such as Hippo, Lions drinking at the river side and buffalo to name a few.  

photo safari house boat