Incredible nature, landscape and culture awaits in brilliant Botswana
Join multiple award winning landscape & people photographer Ben Mcrae on this 11 day journey through Botswana. This trip is designed for beginners to professionals and all tastes are catered for. Ben will be on hand to offer full hands on tuition. At each location he will offer insightful workshops on how to capture what is before you; landscapes, animals, people, astrophotography and, editing sessions.
Game Drive in 4x4’s in Chobe national Park, Spot wildlife on a Chobe River Cruise, Track Meerkats in the Makgkadigkadi Pans, Enjoy sundowners by ancient Baobab trees, get up close and personal to resident elephants from an underground photography bunker, venture into Moremi National Park for a night of mobile camping and Game Drives, Spend a full day with the San Bushmen and learn about these fascinating hunter-gatherers.
Travel in a small group of 12 with a guaranteed window seat.
Join multiple aware winning landscape & people photographer Ben Mcrae on this 11 day journey through Botswana.
This trip is designed for beginners to professionals and all tastes are catered for. Ben will be on hand to offer full hands on tuition.
The thundering Victoria Falls is one of the world's most spectacular natural wonders, a phenomenon of sight and sound.
A morning Game drive in the Chobe National Park get you up close and personal with gnus, zebras and other wondrous wildlife.
Get up close and personal to resident elephants from an underground photography bunker.
Spend time exploring the Makgadikgadi Pans, looking out for meerkats and meandering elephants, and enjoy a sundowner in the shadow of an old baobab tree.
Journey out into the Moremi Game Reserve for a unique mobile bush camping experience. Nothing quite compares to falling asleep 'under canvas' to the sound of the African bush!
Learn more about the Kalahari from the knowledgeable San people as they sing and dance with you by the campfire, then spend a full day with them learning more about one of Southern Africa's oldest inhabitants.
The days are likely to be long and busy, but there will be plenty of photographic opportunities, and photographic lessons to learn as well.
Purpose-built overland vehicles are used for the duration of the trip. It is important to note that while these vehicles are not air-conditioned, all windows do open to allow for fresh air. Be prepared for some dust, heat and wind.
This itinerary features some long travel days, which can be exacerbated by bumpy African roads. It is recommended that you pay close attention to the given approximations of driving hours.
Accommodation in Moremi Game Reserve will be will be true African Bush camping. Tents will be pre-erected with bedrolls on stretchers, a bedside table & solar powered lantern. There will be a shared toilet tent (long drop) and shower tent, and a towel will be supplied.
We stay at the Dqae Qare San Lodge in the Central Kalahari. The lodge supports the local San D'Kar community and is owned and run by the San Bushmen people. This is a unique, cultural Kalahari experience and the standard of accommodation may be below what you would expect on a Comfort trip - but the experience is well worth it.
You don't have to be an athlete to take an overland safari, but a general level of physical movement is required. For example, simply entering and exiting the vehicles several times a day will require a certain level of physical fitness and capability.
Botswana temperatures rise in the hot dry period of September and October before the rains hit and temperatures can get as high as 34-38°C. Not all accommodation will have air-conditioning ( especially the San Bushmen Lodge, and obviously while mobile camping in Moremi ). This is quite common across Africa, particularly in remote locations where lodges or camps operate on solar power or generators.
Botswana is a very seasonal destination. What you see and experience can differ quite dramatically depending on the time of year you visit. Please consider this before you choose your departure date. See the 'Climate and Seasonal' section for more details.
This trip requires a minimum of 4 passengers to depart. Please do not book any non-refundable flights or services before the departure is guaranteed to depart.
An arrival airport transfer is included on Day 1of this trip. Please ensure your flight details are provided to your booking agent at least 15 days prior to your departure.
An optional single supplement is available on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. Please Note: the single supplement does not apply to the nights spent in Moremi Game Reserve, or Dqae Qare San Lodge in Ghanzi.