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Namibia camping photo safaris

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September 1 - 15, 2024

from £ 5,949 GBP pp sharing

SOUTHERN AFRICA: 15-DAY SMALL GROUP CAMPING PHOTO TOUR

GROUP SIZE:

5 max.

LOCATION:

Namibia & Botswana

DURATION:

15 days / 14 nights

FITNESS LEVEL:

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SAFARI OVERVIEW

This Namibia – Botswana 15-day wildlife photographic camping safari will take you on an breath-taking journey through some of the most bio diverse locations of Southern Africa. This two-week camping trip lead by our wildlife photography professionals, will guide you through the most photogenic wildlife hot spots of Namibia and Botswana.

 

We will travel into the Kalahari Desert of Botswana to visit the San People before venturing into Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta. We will then travel north, to the Caprivi Strip of Namibia, an amazing hippo photography destination. The last wildlife destination on this camping tour is Etosha National Park, where photographic opportunities are endless, as hundreds of animals are congregating around the waterholes during the dry season.

TOUR DATE

2024: September 1 - 15

( 4 spaces available )

from £ 5,949 GBP pp sharing

BRIEF ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrival Day

DAY 2: Transfer to Ghanzi (Border Crossing)

DAY 3: Bushman Experience

DAY 4: Transfer to Maun

DAY 5: Full Day Safari in Moremi

DAY 6: Transfer to Guma Lagoon / evening boat ride

DAY 7: Morning Mokoro trip (evening free)

DAY 8: Transfer to Ngepi (Border Crossing) / evening boat ride

DAY 9: Morning boat ride / evening boat ride

DAY 10: Transfer to Roy's Camp (evening free)

DAY 11: Transfer to Etosha (afternoon and evening safari)

DAY 12: Morning and afternoon safari in Etosha

DAY 13: Morning and afternoon safari in Etosha

DAY 14: Transfer to Windhoek

DAY 15: Departure Day

(see detailed itinerary below)

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HIGHLIGHTS
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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Travel though two of Southern Africa's best wildlife photographic countries and sleep under the stars during this adventurous camping photo safari

  • Visit the Bushman/San People of the Kalahari Desert as we enter Botswana. Experience their ancient ways as the Bushman teach guests about their culture

  • Enter Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best places in Botswana to photograph Big Cats and other predators such as Wild Dog and Hyena, along with many other African wildlife species

  • Explore the wildlife of the Okavango Delta by Mokoro, the traditional transportation. The Okavango Delta is home to many animals including Hippo, Nile Crocodile, Elephant, Lion, and many bird species including the Fish Eagle, many species of King Fisher, Paradise Flycatchers and so much more

  • Visit Etosha National Park, arguably one of the driest locations on Earth, where wildlife fights for their survival in this harsh desert-like environment

MEET YOUR PHOTO HOSTS

YOUR GUIDE

This photographic safari provides you with two photography hosts who will guide you through the African wilderness in search of capturing those iconic images.

 

Mark and Jaren have been traveling most of the African continent with their cameras, and are here to help you gain professional-level photographs, increase your photographic knowledge, and ensure you experience a trip of a lifetime.

 

With a maximum group size of six per photo safari, you will be guaranteed one photo host per three guests, making this one of the most exclusive group photographic safaris in Africa.

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JAREN A FERNLEY

MARK A FERNLEY

LOCATION
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LOCATION

NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA

This Southern African camping photo tour takes place in two magnificent countries: Namibia and Botswana.

Both countries offer an array of wildlife photography opportunities with different landscapes and environments in each location. From the Kalahari Desert to the intricate waterways of the Okavango delta and into Etosha National Park, this tour makes stops in some of the greatest wildlife destinations in Africa.

With many destinations along the way, download our

Tour Brochure for detailed information about each destination

EQUIPMENT

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT 

100-400mm lens

 

80-600mm Sigma lens

  

800mm lens

 

Tripod  

1 -2 camera bodies

16-35mm wide angle lens

 

Laptop & Back up Storage

Multiple CF Cards/SD Cards 

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Includes
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TOUR INCLUDES 

  • Airport pick-up/drop off (Hosea Kutako International Airport  (WDH))

  • All accommodation (large mobile tents)

  • All transportation between camps

  • All game drives

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

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

  • All national park 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

Guests can arrive at Hosea Kutako International Airport at any time on this day. This day will be a meet and greet day, allowing guests to check into our guesthouse, relax, get to know the others and speak to your photography guide.

DAY 2

Transfer to Ghanzi, Botswana. We will be crossing the Buitepos Border Post into Botswana on this day. Overnight in Ghanzhi

DAY 3

We will spend the entire day learning about the ancient traditions of the San People/Bushmen. With an interpreter, we will walk through the bush of the Kalahari as we are taught about their primitive ways of living in the harsh environments of the Kalahari. Learn the survival skills of a bushman including tracking wild animals, trapping, hunting, fire making, and more. The day will end with traditional dances and ritual around the campfire. (Accommodation on this night will be in a traditional bushman grass hut. Mosquito net, stretcher, mattress, and pillow are provided)

ACCOMMODATION

The 15-day camping safari will be accommodated at many camp sites throughout the two countries. Within each camp site, we will supply heavy duty, large two-man tents for each photographer/guest. Inside will consist of a fold out bed, mattress, pillow and sleeping bag. At each unique camp, there will be electricity for charging equipment.

CAMPING

The camping sleeping equipment provided for each photographer is plenty to keep you comfortable throughout the nights. We offer a large TENTCO Ranger Tent for each guest. With each tent comes a fold out bed with mattress. To reduce your baggage, we supply you with a sleeping bag and a pillow. All campsites have bathroom facilities and are supplied with spectacular African landscape views. There are charging sockets at each camp site for everyone to keep camera batteries and other equipment fully charged. Fold out tables and camping safari chairs are supplied for meals and relaxing around the camp during off times.

OUR PHOTO VEHICLE

Our Toyota Land Cruiser Extended Cab Safari Edition 4x4 provides a superb and spacious experience when traveling through Africa. Each seat comes with its own USB charging socket and adjustable window. What makes this truck unique is the roof that opens, perfect for a wildlife photographer, giving each guest a 360 degree view of African wildlife. To make this vessel more appealing, it comes with a built in refrigerator for cold beverages during your journey. Lastly, attached to the vehicle will be a trailer used for storage and will operate as a kitchen.

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