Botswana Photography & Wildlife Safari
Join Grasstrack Safaris and Brenda Petrella Photography of Norwich VT for an extraordinary photography & wildlife safari into the wilderness of Botswana. Camp in the remote African bush as you journey through the best game parks in Africa. You’ll be joined by 2 professional photographers who will provide instruction and guidance on photographic technique to help you improve your wildlife photography. Come home with amazing images and stories of your African adventure!
This is a privately guided safari dedicated to wildlife photography and designed for photographers looking to hone their skills in an amazing location. You’ll have the company of two professional photographers during the entire safari: Brenda Petrella of Norwich, VT will be your host and trip leader, and Steve Stockhall, a professional wildlife photographer and your Botswana guide. Together they will provide instruction and advice on composition, editing, and technique to help you improve your wildlife photography skills.
We are offering one departure date for this safari:
May 21-31, 2019
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November 1 | Arrive in Maun, Botswana
Upon arrival in Maun you'll be met by your guide and transferred to the Rivernest Cottages for the night. Bed & Breakfast
November 2-4 | Khwai River
Depart Maun this morning to begin your journey north. You'll spend 3 nights camping in the Khwai Concession. This area, located on the border of Moremi Game Reserve, is famous for incredible wildlife sightings. Full days of photography and an afternoon mokoro (dug out canoe) excursion into the waterways of the Okavango Delta.
November 5-7 | Savute, Chobe National Park
Your safari continues into Chobe National Park, with three nights camping in the Savute Region. This arid section of Chobe is known for large prides of lions, big elephant bulls, leopard, and plains game. You'll have a good chance of seeing the rare African wild dog. The hills of Savute contain examples of ancient Bushmen rock art and provide a stunning backdrop for photography.
November 8-10 | Chobe River, Chobe National Park
Your next destination will be the the Chobe River, a tributary of the Zambezi River. Wildlife is prolific in the floodplains, islands, and woodlands while the river is home to huge pods of hippos and crocodiles. The Chobe River has some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa along with lions, giraffe, buffalo, and abundant plains game. You'll have full days of photography with an afternoon cruise along the Chobe in a boat specially designed to accommodate photographers.
November 11 | Depart Kasane, Botswana
Today your safari ends and you'll be transferred to the Kasane Airport for your onward flight. It is possible to extend to visit the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe for a few additional days.
We are offering two departure date for this safari:
November 1-11, 2018 & May 21-31, 2019
Please contact us with any questions or to reserve your seat!
The May 2019 itinerary starts in Kasane, Botswana and ends in Maun.
Accommodation is in spacious 3 x 3 meter tents each with a made up stretcher bed. Two basins are located outside each tent. We use bucket showers (best experience!) and long drop loos for ablutions. Remember that each of our private sites have no amenities other than what we bring. This means that we truly only leave our footprints – a good way to be!
Transport is in rugged, 4x4 safari vehicles adapted to carry 6 people. Each person has a window seat to maximize their experience. The vehicles carry bean bags to support camera equipment, a tea box for morning break and a cooler box or fridge.
GROUP SIZE: A minimum of 4 guests is required to confirm this safari. Maximum group size is 8.
REGISTRATION: The deadline to register is March 1, 2019. If 4 guests are not confirmed by Mar 1 the safari will be cancelled.
PAYMENT: A 20% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm booking and due within 14 days of receiving an invoice from GrassTrack Safaris. Your deposit will be refunded only if safari is cancelled due to lack of interest. Once 4 clients are confirmed, deposit will not be refunded. Full balance due by Sept 1, 2018. Other terms & conditions apply.
INCLUDES: Lodging, meals, local drinks, activities as indicated; professional guide, camp crew, and transport in 4x4 game vehicle; Botswana park fees; Maun/Kasane airport transfers.
EXCLUDES: All flights, pre- or post-safari accommodation/extensions, premium drinks/wine, optional activities, visas, travel insurance, gratuities, personal items.
Rate is per person sharing
Date: May 21-31, 2019
Length: 11 days/10 nights
Route: Starts in Maun and ends in Kasane, Botswana
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