Okavango Photo Safari

The jewel of Botswana's wilderness has to be the Okavango Delta. Situated in Northern Botswana this magnificent wetland plays host to some of the most game-rich wildlife areas Botswana has to offer. On this tour we work in the Khwai area which gives us the opportunity to off-road and to do a lot of photography at night. We will be staying at the luxurious Belmond 5 Star Khwai River Lodge on the banks of the Khwai River. Each air-conditioned room has unobstructed views of the river just to round off this life changing experience. Your Tusk Photo host photographer will be there to share all their photographic knowledge on how to capture the best opportunities the area has to offer.

Summary

Okavango Photo Safari to Khwai River Lodge Botswana

Khwai River Lodge is situated on the game rich floodplains of the Khwai River in the North Eastern section of the Okavango Delta. This pristine 5 Star Lodge offers some of the best game viewing in Botswana. Expect some of the best nocturnal photography of subjects such as leopard and lion at night.With your professional Tusk Photo host photographer you will be able to use different light sources making sure you get the best possible results no matter what.

 

So what are the Safari highlights:

  • Opportunity to photograph animals at night with various light sources
  • Off-road driving in the Khwai Area
  • Unlimited game drives for as long as we want
  • Private open game viewers for our purposes
  • No more than 4 people per vehicle
  • Good photo opportunities with lion, leopard and wilddog
  • 5 Star luxury accommodation at Khwai River Lodge
  • All rooms are air conditioned

Tour Itinerary

  • Arrive Maun Airport and fly to Khwai. After a breifing and afternoon tea we depart on game drive

  • Early morning & late afternoon / evening game drives on open vehicles with all meals and snacks.

  • Early morning & late afternoon / evening game drives on open vehicles with all meals and snacks.

  • Early morning & late afternoon / evening game drives on open vehicles with all meals and snacks.

  • We do a morning game drive. Arrive back in camp for brunch and fly back to Maun in time for flights back home. End of tour.

Okavango Photo Safari to Khwai River Lodge Botswana

Khwai River Lodge is arguably one of the most sought after and luxurious lodges in Northern Botswana. Situated on the game rich floodplains of the Khwai river in the North Eastern section of the Okavango Delta this pristine lodge offers some of the best game viewing in Botswana. The luxurious Khwai River Lodge is built on the banks of the river and each of the 15 rooms has an obscured view of the world-renowned Moremi National Park on the opposite bank of the river.

 

The Safari:

  • Day 1Arrival and first Game Drive – We arrive in Maun from our international destinations and fly into Khwai River Lodge. After refreshments and a briefing you will set out on your first game drive. Keep a lookout for the numerous species that inhabit the area providing almost unlimited photographic opportunities.
  • Days 2 to 4Game drives and Photography – After an early morning wake up call and a light continental breakfast consisting of cereals, tea, coffee & juices you will begin your early morning game drive. We keep a lookout for the resident Wild Dogs, Lions, Leopards, Elephant and more. Your sightings will allow the opportunity to witness and photograph the complex interactions between animals as they go about their daily lives. We return to lodge to enjoy a brunch – depending on the photography that is. In short if the animals are very active and we are busy with lions on the hunt we can stay for as long as we need to. After brunch you may join your Tusk Photo Host for photographic tuition, or you may choose to relax, or enjoy the view from your private verandah watching the variety of animals that visit the Khwai River during the course of the day. After afternoon tea with cakes and pastries you will be ready to set out for your afternoon/evening game drive. Here we aim to capture wildlife in golden light and into the evening. With your Tusk Photo host photographer you will be able to setup should any nocturnal animal such as leopard be on the photographic menu. We work with different light sources making sure we get the best possible results for everyone. When we finish the evening session we return to Camp where we have pre dinner drinks before enjoying our delicious dinner. Finally, after liqueurs and coffee around the camp fire you are ready for bed, lulled to sleep by the sounds of the bush.
  • Day 5Final Game Drive and Farewells – On the final morning, your final game drive of this safari is followed by brunch, before we head off to the airstrip and fly back to Maun. End of Safari.

 

So what are the Safari highlights:

  • Opportunity to photograph animals at night with various light sources
  • Off-road driving in the Khwai Area
  • Unlimited game drives for as long as we want
  • Private open game viewers for our purposes
  • No more than 4 people per vehicle
  • Good photo opportunities with lion, leopard and wilddog
  • 5 Star luxury accommodation at Khwai River Lodge
  • All rooms are air conditioned

 

Included in this Safari:

  • Services of Tusk Photo hosts
  • All meals, teas & coffees. Most dietary requirements can be catered for. Please advise us of any specific dietary requirements in your booking form.
  • 4 nights’ full board accommodation at Khwai River Lodge
  • Drinks (alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages)
  • All game drive activities
  • Flights from Maun Airport to Khwai River Lodge and back again.
  • Additional freight seats on flights to accommodate photographers up to 30kg luggage per person
  • Free Wi-Fi available at lodge

 

Not included:

  • Visas
  • Telephone calls,
  • Gratuities,
  • Purchases of a personal nature.
  • International flights to and from Maun Airport from your home.

 

Option Additional:

  • Tusk Photo can arrange any add-on to this safari to places like Chobe, Savuti and more. Please let us know if you would like any info on potential add-ons and suggestions for tour or safari extensions.

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…..I look forward to joining you guys on another safari.

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