“Botswana is a photographer’s dream” – says African Travel Specialists Managing Director, Richard Ruskin; an avid wildlife photographer, which a few of the staff who are also keen photographers would agree. This safari is ideal for those wanting to see the untouched Africa as well as a variety of animals and birds, close up. The safari visits two superb areas for game; Chobe National Park, with its huge herds of elephants and buffaloes; and the Khwai Private Reserve, known for its predator populations of lion, cheetah and leopard, as well as good numbers of wild dog. The accommodation is boutique lodges with private facilities. This safari is designed for the keen beginner through to the experienced photographer.
This seven–day itinerary starts at the Chobe National Park famed for its huge elephant populations and the opportunity to photograph some of the most relaxed and varied wildlife from both land and water. Each morning and afternoon you will be taken into the National Park, by one of the resident photo guides, who will be on hand to help you make the most of each photo opportunity. In the afternoon you can make use of the editing area in the upstairs lounge. Spend the next three nights will be at your CHOBE LODGE.
Days 4 – 6Khwai Private Reserve
After brunch, you will be transferred to Kasane Airport for your flight to the Khwai Private Reserve. Khwai has a reputation as one of the best areas in the Okavango Delta for wildlife photography. The reserve has excellent populations of the big cats (especially Lion, Leopard and Cheetah) and also several packs of Wild Dog. During your time at the reserve, there will also be an opportunity to spend a morning or afternoon gliding through the Delta in a traditional dug out canoe (mokoro). Three night stay at your KHWAI CAMP.
On the final day, you will head to the airstrip to fly to Maun, which will mean the end of the safari.