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Male Lion, Untamed Photo Sfaris

June 13 - 22, 2024

from $10,550 USD pp sharing

FLY AROUND BOTSWANA: 10-DAY PHOTO SAFARI

GROUP SIZE:

6 max.

LOCATION:

Maun, Botswana

DURATION:

10 days / 9 nights

FITNESS LEVEL:

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SAFARI OVERVIEW

Untamed Photo Safaris is proud to offer our guests one of the most exclusive photo safaris in Botswana. With a professional wildlife photographer, chartered flights, local experts, and extremely remote destinations, this tour is truly like no other safari in Botswana. 

From the Kalahari Desert salt pans, to the vast flood lands of the Okavango Delta, and into the Kwando Reserve bordering Namibia, this 10-day fly in photo safari will show you Botswana in an incredible way. Not only will guests get to visit each location but you will be able to see the landscapes with an aerial view as you fly into each location, providing you with an entirely new perspective of the area. 

During this tour, your photo host will be by your side to help you gain those professional level photographs. With tutorials throughout the safari, each guests will learn skills and techniques to feel more confident as a wildlife photographer.

TOUR DATE

2024: June 13 - 22

( FULLY BOOKED )

from $10,550 USD pp sharing

Single Supplement: $1,000 USD

BRIEF ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrival Day

DAY 2: Fly to Nxai Pan / afternoon safari

DAY 3: Morning and afternoon safari in Nxai Pan

DAY 4: fly to Moremi / afternoon safari in Moremi

DAY 5: Morning and afternoon safari in Moremi

DAY 6: Morning and afternoon safari in Moremi

DAY 7: Fly to Kwando / afternoon safari in Kwando

DAY 8: Morning and afternoon safari in Kwando

DAY 9: Morning and afternoon safari in Kwando

DAY 10: Fly to Maun / end of tour

(see detailed itinerary below)

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OVERVIEW
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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy an all-inclusive photo safari in some of Africa's best wildlife destinations: Moremi Game Reserve (southern Okavango Delta), Nxai Pan, and Kwando Reserve, the largest privately protected reserve in Botswana

  • Great photographic opportunities including wildlife such as Elephant, Hippo and Cape Buffalo, Leopard, Lion and more

  • Our lodges are remotely located, setting our guests right in the middle of the action. Regular sightings of Elephant and Lion occur without even leaving the dining area of the lodges

  • Over 450 species of birds are found in the area and are waiting to be photographed such as the African Spoon Bill, the African Fish Eagle, the Saddle-billed Stork, Carmine Bee-eaters,  and many more

  • Fly between three different locations on this exclusive photo safari. As our locations are remote and are not easily accessed by road, guests fly into each destination, allowing for more time on safari, less time traveling

YOUR GUIDE

MEET YOUPHOTO HOST 

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JAREN A FERNLEY

Nxai Pan Camp - Main Area
LOCATION
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LOCATION

NXAI PAN, MOREMI GAME RESERVE & KWANDO RESERVE

Our first destination is Nxai Pan, a large salt pan located in the Kalahari Desert. This location shows the harsh desert environment that many animals call home. Wildlife includes Lion, Zebra, Giraffe, Hyena, Elephant and more. 

From Nxai Pan, we fly into the southern region of the Okavango Delta, known has Moremi Game Reserve. This vast wetland is ideal for hippo photography along with spotting elephants trailing through the waters to stay cool and hydrated. With the lodge right on the water, chances to photograph wildlife from the lodge is guaranteed. 

The last stop on this photo safari is Kwando Reserve in the Northern most part of Botswana, bordering Namibia. This bushland area is home to many predators with our favourite being the African Wild Dog. Others include many Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Hyena. Also photograph Elephants from the lodge as they wander through the grounds.

EQUIPMENT

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT 

CAMERA BODY:​

  • Guests are encouraged to bring a camera body with a minimum of 24-megapixels to guarantee the best results while on safari. This can be mirrorless or a DSLR, as your photo host is experienced with both and will be able to offer assistance whenever need be.

  • A second camera body is always a great consideration, however, this is not mandatory. This can be used as a backup, or you can keep a second lens attached and switch back and forth between cameras.

LENSES:​

  • A telephoto lens with a reach of at least 500 mm​. This can be a fixed/prime lens or a zoom lens. 

  • If you intend to bring a fixed/prime lens of 500 mm or more, you will also need a closer range lensA 100 - 400 mm or similar is a great option, as this will allow you to get shots of wildlife that comes closer to the vehicle

  • If you are interested in taking landscape photographs during the trip, we recommend a wide angle lens that ranges anywhere between 12 mm - 105 mm. This can be used for landscapes, astro-photography, close range wildlife, and congregations of wildlife.

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INCLUDES
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TOUR INCLUDES 

  • Airport pick-up/drop off (Maun International Airport)

  • Four Domestic chartered flights

  1. Maun to Nxai Pan

  2. Nxai Pan to Moremi Game Reserve

  3. Moremi Game Reserve to Kwando Private Reserve

  4.  Kwando Private Reserve to Maun

  • All accommodation

  • All game drives/safari activities listed in itinerary

  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner each day)

  • All beverages (non-alcoholic and local beers, wines and spirits)

  • All national park/private reserve entry fees

  • All photographic guidance / tutorials

  • one-on-one photo critiques (optional)

  • Pre-Tour meeting with your photography guide

TOUR EXCLUDES 

  • International flights

  • Personal Travel Insurance (required for all guests)

  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, extra activities, etc.)

  • Activities not listed in itinerary

  • Premium alcoholic beverages

  • Gratuities/tips for guides and staff

ITINERARY

ITINERARY

DAY 1

ARRIVAL DAY

The first day is designed for all photography participants to arrive in Maun at their own leisure. Untamed Photo Safaris will arrange transfers from Maun International Airport (airport code MUB) for each photographer’s arrival. Guests who have arrived in advance and are already in the country/area should make their way to the Cresta Hotel in Maun on this day.

The tour will start at 6 pm on this day, where the group will meet for the first time. Your Photo Host will be awaiting you with welcome drinks as you go through the itinerary, ask any questions, and get to know the fellow photographers in your group.

 

After our briefing/meet and greet, we will move over to the restaurant for dinner. After dinner you will have the opportunity relax with the others in the group.

ACCOMM

ACCOMMODATION

Our Botswana photographic safaris are in partnership with Kwando Safari Lodges. We are proud to offer our guests some of the most remote lodges in each location. As you are flying from one destination to the next, you will really appreciate just how remote each location is, offering extreme exclusivity for our photography group. 

Each lodge is located in an entirely different landscape, offering a unique experience compared to the one before. Move from desert, to flooded wetlands, to a lagoon in the bush and be in the hands of our expert wildlife photographers, local guides and staff at all times. 

For more information regarding our accommodation, please download our Tour Brochure

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Nxai Pan Camp - Luxury Room
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