Botswana is one of the finest countries on the African continent for a photographic safari. Pristine wilderness, diverse eco-systems and vast expanses of privately owned African wilderness make for one of the most authentic and exclusive safari experiences imaginable.
During our eleven night safari we will explore three contrasting regions of Botswana, from the glistening waterways and palm fringed islands of the Okavango Delta, to the vast open plains of the Linyanti and the semi-arid desert wilderness of the Kalahari. Spectacular scenery forms the backdrop for plentiful wildlife sightings and even some cultural photographic opportunities with the San Bushmen of the Kalahari for those that are interested.
Trips are planned in November, right at the end of the dry season, when grasses are at their lowest, foliage at its thinnest and wildlife is most densely congregated in the vicinity of permanent water sources. The Linyanti in particular will see herds of elephant in their thousands amassed near to the Chobe River, Khwai will be brimming with big cats and the photographic hide overlooking the waterhole in the desert at Dinaka should see plenty of action! Pushing this just into November also has the happy advantage of avoiding the peak season in Botswana.
Being a photographic safari, game drives will of course be the focus throughout the trip though there will be the option to intersperse this with a range of other game viewing activities such as mokoro canoe trips and walking safaris. From the water it is of course possible to take unique photographs that we wouldn’t necessarily be able to from a vehicle. Being poled along just inches from the water in a mokoro canoe in the middle of the delta for example will provide a fresh perspective from which to take photographs, perhaps gliding silently as a family of elephant crosses the water in front of you or an African Fish Eagle swoops in to take fish from the surface. The diversity on offer will only serve to enhance the experience.