EXCLUSIVE CHARTER HOUSEBOAT

GROUP PHOTO SAFARI

SAFARI OVERVIEW

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.  

exclusive safari house boat
Burchell's Zebra, Exclusive Charter Houseboat, Chobe River, Botswana
Burchell's Zebra, Exclusive Charter Houseboat, Chobe River, Botswana

African Elephant Photography, Exclusive Charter Houseboat, Chobe River, Botswana
African Elephant Photography, Exclusive Charter Houseboat, Chobe River, Botswana

Exclusive Charter Houseboat, Chobe River, Botswana
Exclusive Charter Houseboat, Chobe River, Botswana

Burchell's Zebra, Exclusive Charter Houseboat, Chobe River, Botswana
Burchell's Zebra, Exclusive Charter Houseboat, Chobe River, Botswana

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QUICK FACTS

TOUR INCLUDES

Airport pick-up/drop off

All Accommodation

All transportation

All meals

Purified drinking water, coffee, tea

Two safari excursions a day

Alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages

All photographic guidance

TOUR EXCLUDES

International/domestic flights

Gratuities for guides / staff

HIGHLIGHTS

Exclusive boat driven up the Chobe River at your leisure with private and friendly local staff.

 

Two outings using our small photo boats with fixed tripods for wildlife photography to get those action shots of large mammals such as Hippo and Elephant to name a few.

 

Close encounters with Africa’s Big five in their natural habitat to gain those memorable and iconic images such as the stunning African Leopard.

 

Over 450 species of birds found in Chobe are waiting to be photographed such as Spoon Bills, Bee eaters, Kingfishers, Storks and many more.

LOCATION:    Chobe River, Botswana

GROUP SIZE:    8 max.

DURATION:    3 nights min.

AVAILABLE DATES:

2022:

Sep - Dec

2023:

Sep - Dec

PRICE: 

from £ 2,589 GBP per night

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)

PHOTOGRAPH AFRICAN WILDLIFE IN STYLE

LOCATION

CHOBE RIVER, BOTSWANA

WORKSHOP GALLERY

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HOUSEBOAT OVERVIEW

Our Exclusive Houseboat located on the Chobe River is designed to take you on an exciting photographic journey through the wild lands of Africa. Our private chartered houseboat is available from September through to December, providing an exclusive service for any family or group for an exciting photographic African safari. The boat consists of three double luxury rooms and two deluxe single rooms and a warm team of friendly staff local to the area making your experience with us relaxing and memorable.

We provide smaller boats that will be used to explore the river in the morning river game drive and in the afternoon to explore the wild river edges and get close to the wildlife that comes to the river side. On our small photo boats, each of our eight seats 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.

This exquisite charter boat designed to explore in comfort really takes you into the world of opulence. Our highly recommended chef will serve you the best of our local meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner as we sail the Chobe River observing African Elephants and Hippo’s as they feed, and much more.

This private chartered boat safari has a minimum stay of three nights.

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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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