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EXCLUSIVE CHARTER HOUSEBOAT
PRIVATE GROUP PHOTO SAFARI

WORKSHOP 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.

QUICK FACTS

LOCATION:    Chobe River, Botswana

GROUP SIZE:    8 max.

DURATION:    3 nights min.

FITNESS LEVEL:                        

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PRICE:  from £ 2,589 GBP per night

2022:

Sep - Dec

2023:

Sep - Dec

2024:

Aug - Oct

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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.  

 

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 

Private airport transfers

5-star accommodation

All locally sourced meals

All alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages

All safari activities

All photographic guidance

TOUR EXCLUDES 

International/domestic flights

Gratuities for guides / staff

 

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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Photo safaris, Botswana

LOCATION

CHOBE RIVER, BOTSWANA

This wildlife photo safari is located in a watery floodplain known as Chobe National Park, containing many species of wildlife that thrive in numbers. The National Park is situated on the Chobe River that is set on the Northeast of Botswana bordering Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia. Chobe is well known for its high populations of African Elephants that swim the meandering rivers creating great photographic opportunities during the tour.  

 
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Photograph Southern Africa's most iconic wildlife

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The Chobe River provides some excellent wildlife photographic opportunities that work with all telephoto lenses. From the colours of this park and the flat horizon, taking photographs of large herds of Elephants and Buffalo to name a few can turn out beautifully. This location also provides many birds that makes Chobe a wildlife photographers hotspot in Africa.

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Sail the Chobe River in style

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WORKSHOP ITINERARY

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.

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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 maneuverability with your lens. The mounting of our tripods is 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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