Botswana

A professional photographer will travel with the group and teach you more about your camera and the technical stuff. You’ll return with classic photos to print and frame, and the know-how to take your hobby to the next level.

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To reserve your place, contact bookings@bhejane.com; 082 724 0442 or 044 535 9033

TOUR DETAILS

Duration: 11 days, 10 nights

Dates: 15–25 March 2019; 14–24 July 2019 

Departure point: Lethlakane, Botswana

Cost: R15 750 per person

Tented accommodation

Botswana

THE RATE INCLUDES 

• A tour leader and a professional photographer  • All accommodation • All park fees • Three meals a day • Use of two-way radios 

WHAT TO BRING

• A 4x4 (fuel and border fees are for your own account) • Bedding and towels • A camera • Drinks and snacks • Personal items

Itinerary

Day 1: We meet in the town of Lethlakane in Botswana, and travel to magical Kubu Island on the Makgadigadi Pans. Photo opportunities include baobabs clinging to granite boulders and the pans rolling away to the horizon. The professional photographer will be on hand to assist.


Day 2: Sunrise at Kubu Island is what photographers dream about. With a cup of coffee in one hand and a camera in the other, we’ll look for the perfect sunrise shot. After breakfast, we head towards Maun, where we’ll stay next to the Boteti River for two nights. The scenic route across the Makgadikgadi Pans offers more photo opportunities, while you can capture the abundant birdlife next to Boteti River in the late afternoon.

Explore Botswana. Photo: Willem van der Berg

Day 3: In the morning you’ll have the opportunity to take a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta. (This is an optional activity and costs extra but is highly recommended.) Or you can take photographs of Maun and its people. A short lecture in the afternoon will also include time for one-on-one meetings with the photographer. Discuss any photo- or camera-related questions you might have or review some of the photos you have taken up to that point.

Day 4: From Maun, we travel north along the western edge of the delta to Tsodilo Hills. We’ll stop for lunch on the edge of the Okavango Panhandle.
Your camp will already be set up and the pots will be simmering. This bush camp is a great place to practise star photography. 

Day 5: After breakfast we’ll visit the museum at Tsodilo Hills, see the famous rock art and have a picnic lunch at this World Heritage Site. 

Then we leave Botswana via the Mohembo border post and set up camp at Ngepi in Namibia. Our home for the next three nights is located on the banks of the Okavango River, within a riverine forest. Take a dip in the floating swimming pool and simply relax and enjoy your surroundings. 

Join our popular photo tour. Photo: Shelley Christians

Day 6: We’ll spend the day testing our game-viewing and photography skills in Mahango Game Reserve, and enjoy a picnic lunch. Today we focus on wildlife photography. Mahango has more than 300 bird species and boasts four of the Big Five. 

Day 7: Today we take it easy. Have a lie-in, relax in camp or visit the Buffalo sector of the Bwabwata National Park for some interesting military history and big game. Bird walks, mokoro trips, Popa Falls, village tours and fishing are also available. (At your own cost.) In the late afternoon we’ll do a sunset cruise on the Okavango River.

Day 8: We’ll travel through the Zambezi Region back to Botswana, to our next camp outside Kasane, where we’ll be based for our last three nights together. 

Day 9: After breakfast, we’ll do a day trip to Victoria Falls, just across the border in Zimbabwe. After marvelling at the falls, you can do some sightseeing and shopping in the town of Victoria Falls. For a different perspective, book a helicopter flip over the cascading waters (not included in the tour price).

Explore Botswana. Photo: Shelley Christians

Day 10: Today we’ll explore the Chobe National Park, first on a three-hour morning game drive and then on a three-hour boat cruise on the Chobe River in the afternoon. This is one of Africa’s finest wildlife experiences. Tonight is our last night together around the campfire.

Day 11: After breakfast, we’ll say our goodbyes and head back home.

BUT I’M AN AMATEUR… 

Whether you have a big D-SLR or a point-and-shoot, these tours will improve your photography irrespective of your skills.

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To reserve your place, contact bookings@bhejane.com; 082 724 0442 or 044 535 9033

Join our popular Botswana photo tour!