Photo safari Botswana & Victoria Falls – the greatest adventure of your life!
Spectacular photographic experience through the country of
the Kalahari & the Okawango Delta:
the unspoiled african wilderness in different habitats:
from the Moremi Game Reserve to the Chobe NP, Savute and the Victoria-Falls!
small exclusive groups on request – choose your date
from € 3.500 per person sharing
single supplement tba
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
mind. 6 participants
max. 12 participants
the characteristiques of the tour
The essential particularity of this trip is its expedition character – we move freely with our mobile camp through wildlife reserves and National Parks, far away from human settlements and touristic lodges. Our camp will be built up for us in the middle of the unspoilt nature – quite as did the great explorers of long past times! Only with the difference that nowadays we have some modern comfort at our disposal: our experienced staff will build up the cosy tents long before our arrival, every tent equipped with comfortable beds and a private open air bathroom with toilet and bush-shower. We are pampered round the clock – with freshly cooked delicious meals. The game drives in the morning and afternoon are made with an open safari vehicle that grants best sight and photographic conditions to every group member. In the dinner tent we’ll have every evening our meals with candle light before we gather around the fireplace for a last glass of wine or whiskey. This trip will be a very special experience – (surely not everbodie’s cup of tea) – but who lives it with us will be homesick for Africa even before the trip will have completely ended – just like Hemingway…
accompanied by Catherina Unger
professional travel photographer and Africa connoisseur
landscape, wildlife, nature
especially created for photographers and nature lovers
excursions during the hours of the best light, great wildlife density, exclusive places with low tourist density
the preferred places of famous nature photographers
during the tour we visit places famous among the best wildlife photographers of National Geographic – great chances to stunning wildlife encounters
great variety of habitats
humid and dry areas, from the savannah to the Victoria Falls: many different sceneries during the same tour!
- different ecosystems & habitats: the Okawango Delta, the dry area around Savute and the Moremi wildlife reserve, the Chobe National Park – an impressive biodiversity in the unspoilt African wilderness!
- the Victoria Falls
- follow the steps of the most famous wildlife photographers of National Geographic and visit their favoured places for spectacular wildlife photography: Savute, Moremi, Chobe!
- a local village: the authentic life of the local people. Great occasion for street and portrait photography!
- Don’t miss the helicopter flight to see the Okavango Delta from above (optional)!
- a private, exklusive, mobile Camping Safari. Quite as in the stories of Hemingway: in the middle of the african bush!
- the vasteness of the desert and the clear nights at the end of the dry period allow us incredible night pictures
Day 1 Maun – Discovery b&b
Arrival around midday in Maun at the Discovery B&B, where you will feel immediately at home. On the day of arrival you can rejuvenate from the long flight and stretch your legs along the river or around the Matlapaneng Village. Dinner will be a braai (african barbeque) hosted by our Safari Company. The dinner will be the perfect moment to present the group members. Included meals: dinner
Day 2 – 5 Photo Safari: Moremi Game Reserve
The Moremi Game Reserve is considered by many wildlife enthusiasts as one of Africa’s most outstanding wildlife sanctuaries. It covers a considerable section of the Okavango Delta. In 1963 the local BaTswana people set aside one third of the Delta to protect it for future generations. It consists of an impressive variety of habitats with enormous concentrations of wildlife, including one of the largest populations of the endangered African wild dog. As the animals found here are both numerous and somewhat more relaxed by safety in numbers, vehicles often approach quite closely. The Moremi Game Reserve is a heaven for wildlife and photographic safaris in northern Botswana and we are likely to enjoy amazing animal encounters. During our stay in the Kwai River area and Moremi Game Reserve there will be included an excursion in Mokoro (local Canoe) and the visit to a local village nearby where we will have the occasion to have a somewhat “non-touristic” way to observe local live.
Day 5 – 8: Safari Adventure Savute – Chobe National Park
Today we change camps from Moremi Game reserve to Chobe National park Savute; we drive along the Khwai River before we turn on the dry and dusty Mahbabe Depression road. Lunch Picnic and game drive en route.
There is a river that flows through Savute, from time to time. When it flows Savute is a paradise in its own right. The river empties into a marsh, where the green flush that comes with the water suddenly attracts a variety of species into Savute. From antelope to predators, birdlife and fishes. All will find a heaven here. The opposite is a different picture, of dry dusty open country. The sun baked sand and its hostility is no home for the weak. There is life though that remains, and indeed survival of the fittest plays itself out to the last bull elephants, which never leave come what may, because Savute has been home, for their entire lives or the legendary pack of 40 lions hunting elephants. Savute is going through a transformation that will not end soon. A place to be seen to understand its magic…
Savute is one of the places most loved by the best wildlife photographers of the World and everybody knows the famous BBC documentaries filmed right here.
Our tents will be set on the bank of the great chanel, under shady Kalahari apple leaf trees.
Day 8 – 10 Safari Adventure Chobe River Front
Today we change to Chobe River Front, we drive through the Chobe Forest Reserve before we turn to the Chobe River Front for some more game viewing. Lunch Picnic and game drive en route. The Chobe River is one ot the most beautiful African rivers with an unique biodiversity and an unrivaled concentration of wildlife. The river and its surroundings are famous for the huge herds of elephant and buffalo that in dry periods come to drink to the river bank. Sometimes you can see hundreds of elephants at the same time, sometimes you are completely surrounded by elephants that cross the road to reach the river where they dringk, bath and play. Further there are lots of different antelopes, giraffes, warthogs and, of course, the predators – lions, hyenas, leopards and jakals. The area is also fantastic for birdwatchers: majestic fish eagles, owls, bee eaters, kingfishers and many others can be observed, especially from the water.
Day 10 – 12 – Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
We drive from the Chobe River towards the Zimbabwean border and then to Victoria Falls. On the waya picknick will be arranged. The Explorer’s Village in Victoria Falls. This accommodation is very close to the Victoria Falls National Park, that can be reached by foot. Enjoy the incredible Falls and the beautiful environment during a guided walk (included). You have also one full day to join one of the adrenaline adventure tours offered in the area. On your last evening we invite you to a sunset boat tour on the Zambesi river where you will have the occasion to take close up pictures of hippos and several different bird species. The transfer to Victoria Falls Airport the last day is included. Accommodation in double rooms with breakfast.
a typical safari day
It’s still dark outside and only the first birds have started the singing when a gentle wake up call comes. A cup of hot cofffee waits for you at the camp fire and then off we drive with the first silver glow on the horizon: in order not to miss the sunrise and the most precious morning hours when all the animals are very active! It’s difficult to say what we may see – a family of elephants, a huge group of antelopes in the morning light, a lion pack hunting? On the way we stop for a second coffee and around 10 am we head back towards our camp. Time for a shower or a book… Brunch waits at 11 am with freshly cooked bush specialities. During the hottest hours everybody rests. Around 4 pm we re-emerge for an afternoon tea before we head out again for another game drive. For sunset we find a particularely scenic spot – perfect for wonderful pictures and romantic moments… At our return dinner waits for us and the evening finishes around the bushfire. With the night also the misterious african night sounds begin and accompany our sleep in the camp in the middle of the bush.
Professional travel photographer during the whole tour offering assistance and several workshops. Expert local guides and drivers for all activities. Accommodation on a dbl shared basis. Meals as specified. Excursions and transfers as shown in the itinerary (usually twice daily game activities at safari lodges and camps). Services of the lodge guides and staff. Relevant park fees. Meet & Assist service on arrival. Drinks as applicable on your itinerary above.
Any flights and related airport taxes. Visa fees for Botswana and Zambia (in case of extension). Items of a personal nature. Drinks, entrance fees, porterage, tours/excursions and transfers not specified above. Cancellation, baggage or medical insurance (compulsory). Any new government taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control. Tips. Optional tours and activities. Every other thing not mentioned under “included services”.
Catherina Unger Photography
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