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Botswana – Ultimate Okavango Photo Safari 2022

Botswana – Ultimate Okavango Photo Safari 2022

US$17,685 per individual

Fully Booked

28 April 2022 – 4 May 2022

We are proud to present a Greg du Toit & ORYX Photo Tour safari handpicked for you to a UNESCO World Heritage Site the Okavango Delta, one of Africa’s top wilderness safari destination.

 

The Okavango is not only one of Africa’s last great wildernesses; it is also totally unique, a place where the water, desert and sky meet. With private wildlife concessions, each the size of the game reserves and parks that you find in other African countries with only one or two camps per concession. This means that you will search for photographic wildlife subjects in splendid isolation, driving for hours without seeing any other vehicles.

 

For the ‘Ultimate Okavango Delta Photo Safari’ we have secured bookings at two different camps but in adjacent concessions. Both camps are located close to the heart of the Okavango Delta, the Moremi Game Reserve, but by spreading ourselves across two neighbouring concessions, we drastically increase our chances of seeing the big cats and especially the painted wolves and cheetah, whose home ranges are larger.

Why this Photo Safari is for You

Destination Allure

The Okavango Delta is home to various ecosystems, from wetlands , savannas, to woodlands and water . The adaptations of the diverse wildlife that call this wetland paradise home allows for amazing sightings and photographic opportunities.

Wildlife

Botswana is a photo safari destination par excellence that offers an incredible wilderness experience and plays host to some of the finest locations for photography of Africa’s wildlife. Photograph Lion, Spotted Hyena, Elephant, Leopard, African Wild Dog, Cheetah, Cape Buffalo and other treasures in this wildlife saturated area.

Month of Travel

April marks the start of Autumn and is a beautiful season to visit. With moderate and warm days and little to no chance of rain. April marks the start of the antelope breeding season and the floodplains are full of life and energy. Photography is superb at this time of year.

Small Group Departures

Limited to only 3 travellers and photographers , share this luxury Botswana photography tour with like-minded individuals and enjoy a combination of action-packed big game interactions with moments of tranquil bliss in wild, beautiful Africa.

Guided Experience

Local knowledge of the region and its inhabitants is key to crafting the ultimate photography tour experience. Combined with the photographic expertise of your Greg du Toit, and you are in for an adventure that will further fuel your excitement for photography and the destination.

Greg de Klerk

ORYX LEADER
Greg du Toit

7 Days
3 Guests + 1 ORYX Leader
Signature
Wildlife
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Maun
  • Photographic Highlights
    Wild Dog, Elephant Leopard, Lion, Spotted Hyena, Cheetah, Spotted Hyaena, Buffalo
  • Guide
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Day 1: Arrival in Maun and flight to the Delta

Today is the start of your Botswana photo safari! Once in Maun, you will clear passport control and customs, you will then wing your way (time to be advised) to the world famous Okavango Delta. Flying north into one of the largest inland deltas in the world, you will land at a small dirt airstrip about a 40-minute drive from our first camp, Chitabe, which will be your home for the next 3 nights. Chitabe Lediba, in the Chitabe Concession, neighbours the Moremi Game Reserve in the south-eastern part of the Okavango Delta. Its wide range of habitats makes for an equal diversity of wildlife sightings. You are not in the public reserve however, but in a private concession, where you can photograph African wildlife with more exclusivity and freedom. This area covers 22 000 hectares of pristine Okavango Delta wilderness. This afternoon we will embark on our first safari drive and then return to camp in the evening for dinner and a good night’s rest.
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Days 2 & 3: Full days Okavango Delta

Waking early, when the nightjars and owls are still calling, you will meet around the fire for a cup of coffee or tea before we head out on a morning safari drive. The concession surrounding Chitabe is simply sublime and offers a mosaic of habitats ranging from palm-fringed floodplains through to beautiful woodlands. Surrounded by water, you will explore and photograph the Okavango Delta’s very best wildlife concession. In April, not only are the temperatures pleasant and moderate but the flood waters are at their lowest, allowing you to penetrate the heart of the Okavango Delta and to photograph the wild creatures that call Chitabe home. Almost every type of African animal calls Chitabe home but this concession is traditionally the best for wild dogs in the entire Okavango Delta. It is also rich in general game, including Cape Buffalo; giraffe; lechwe; tsessebe; warthog; zebra; elephant and much more. After lunch, we will have time to download memory cards before heading out again after tea, to photograph the great afternoon light.
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Day 4: Morning game drive, road transfer Chitabe to Qorokwe, Afternoon Game drive

After a last morning safari drive in Chitabe, we will take a safari drive to the neighbouring concession, where we continue our Okavango Delta exploration. Qorokwe is a private concession that is even larger the our last and is situated in a high-density game area. Arriving before or after lunch, depending on what we see on the way, you will settle in to your new home and meeting at tea again, we will set out to explore our new concession. Qorokwe means ‘the place where the buffalo broke through the bush into the water’. The afternoon safari drive will end back at the campfire. After dinner, you turn in with the excitement of being able to explore further afield the following day.
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Days 5 & 6: Full Days Okavango Delta

With the same routine as in our previous camp, we will set out each morning before sunrise, in search of our photographic subjects. This concession is very diverse where giraffe-filled acacia savannahs give way to more traditional zebra-filled floodplains. Riverine forests and groves of palms await, all filled with an abundance of birdlife. Breaking for lunch, before heading out on the afternoon safari, we will search for any predators that we missed when at our previous camp. These days will be spent exploring and photographing one of the Okavango’s newest and most exciting concessions.
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Day 7: Morning Game Drive and return to Maun

Today is our last day in Qorokwe and after a final morning safari drive, we will fly back to Maun. Please note: If due to international flight times you need to overnight in Maun on Day 7, we can book this accommodation on your behalf and add the cost to your final invoice.

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