Enjoy an all-inclusive photo safari in some of Africa's best wildlife destination: 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 wildlife. Wildlife will come to you. Regular sightings of Elephant and Lion occur without even leaving the dining area of the lodges
Over 450 species of birds found in the area and are waiting to be photographed such as the African Spoon Bill, the African Fish eagle, the Marabou Stork and many more.
Fly between three different locations on this exclusive photo safari. As our locations are remote and cannot be accessed by road, guests fly into each destination, allowing for more time on safari, less time traveling
Join us in Botswana for our most exclusive photo safari yet. This exciting, all-inclusive photo tour takes guests to some of the top wildlife destinations in the country. With each location offering guests an entirely different array of landscapes and wildlife, this is the Best of Botswana. With 4 domestic chartered flights, you will see Botswana in an incredibly exclusive way. Our photography experts along with local guides will ensure that you get those memorable photographs that will leave you speechless.
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, photographic opportunities include wildlife such as Elephant, Hippo, Leopard, Lion, Wild Dog, Cheetah, Zebra, Giraffe, many ungulates (hoofed mammals including Waterbuck, Impala, Springbok, Lechwe, Kudu)
MEET YOUR PHOTO HOST
MARK A FERNLEY
Mark has spent years tracking and photographing the wildlife of the many countries in Africa. From the jungles of Uganda to the bush lands of Southern Africa, he brings with him great knowledge of the wildlife and the surrounding areas. His photographic knowledge brings creativity and uniqueness to this safari/workshop. During this safari, Mark will share his wildlife photography secrets with you to enhance that once in a lifetime portfolio.
NXAI PAN, MOREMI GAME RESERVE & KWANDO RESERVE
This wildlife photo safari starts in Maun, the safari capital of Botswana. We will visit three major wildlife destinations during this tour, all of which are extremely remote, requiring travel by air to each destination.
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 bit 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 spot wildlife from the lodge is very likely.
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. Photograph Elephants from the lodge as they wander through the grounds
80-600mm Sigma lens
1 -2 camera bodies
16-35mm wide angle lens
Laptop & Back up Storage
Multiple CF Cards/SD Cards
Airport pick-up/drop off (Maun International Airport)
Four Domestic chartered flights
Maun to Nxai Pan
Nxai Pan to Moremi Game Reserve
Moremi Game Reserve to Kwando Private Reserve
Kwando Private Reserve to Maun
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
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
Guests will arrive at Maun International Airport and be taken to a guest house for the night. The group will get a chance to meet each other, get to know your photography guide, and enjoy some complimentary drinks. This arrival day will be used to relax and get prepped by your photography guide for the photographic adventure ahead. Your guide will go over what to expect on tour and a short photographic tutorial will be given. This is the perfect time to speak one-on-one with the photographer for any questions you may have about your gear or tips and tricks.
Up early for breakfast and we will venture to the airstrip where the chartered plane will be awaiting your arrival. We will take off, flying over the Kalahari Desert of Botswana with breath-taking views of the vast wilderness. After a short flight, we will arrive at Nxai Pan, where refreshments will be offered. We will take a short drive to the Kwando Nxai Pan Lodge where there is a great chance of spotting wildlife along the way. On arrival at the lodge, we will drop our things, refresh and go on a quick safari game drive before lunch. Lunch will be followed by an afternoon game drive in the Nxai salt flats, holding some remarkable wildlife, very different from the rest of the trip to come. With a wildlife photographer at you side, you will get to photograph some remarkable wildlife sightings. Waterholes bring large congregations of Elephants, Kudu, Zebra and Springbok creating unique wildlife photo opportunities. In the grasses and on the hunt, Lions and Leopards can be seen, along with Cheetah that roam the flatlands of this beautiful wilderness. We will return for dinner where you can relax under the stars around the fire listening to the sounds of hyena nearby. (Here, a short evening wildlife photographic tutorial will take place)
Our Botswana photographic safaris are in partnership with Kwando Safari Lodges. We are proud to offer our guests some of the 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 each other. Move from desert, to flooded wetlands, to a lagoon in the bush and be in the hands of our expert wildlife photographers and local guides and staff at all times.
For more information regarding our accommodation, please download our Tour Brochure