Okavango Savuti & Chobe Photo Tour

The Okavango, Savuti & Chobe Botswana tour arguably offers the best overall game viewing and wildlife photography experience Botswana has to offer. This 11 day safari concentrates on the prime wildlife areas making sure we cover the most sought after photographic areas. Our professional Tusk Photo host photographers have worked extensively in Botswana for a number of years and will put you in the front row seat of photography excellence. Our internationally acclaimed award winning images speak for them selves on what we can offer our clients on this tour.

Summary

Okavango Savuti & Chobe Photo Tour - 2018

- staying at Khwai River Lodge, Savuti Elephant Lodge & Chobe Safari Lodge - Botswana

 

So what are the Safari highlights:

  • Diverse wildlife photographic opportunities from land and water on this tour
  • 3 of the best wildlife destinations in Botswana in one highlighted package
  • Good opportunities for wildlife, bird and landscape photography
  • Opportunity to photograph animals at night with various light sources in Khwai
  • Off-road driving in the Khwai Area
  • Unlimited game drives for as long as we want in Khwai
  • Private open game viewers for our purposes in Khwai & Savuti
  • No more than 4 people per vehicle in Khwai & Savuti
  • 5 Star luxury accommodation at Khwai River Lodge & Savuti Elephant Lodge
  • All rooms are air conditioned trough out the tour
  • Photographic boats with camera mounts and swivel chairs while on the Chobe River

 

Tour Itinerary

  • Meet at Maun Airport and fly to Khwai River Lodge +/- 45min. After a briefing 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.

  • After morning drive we have brunch. Then transfer to airstrip for our flight to Savuti. +/- 45min flight. Once in Savuti we check in and leave for afternoon game drive.

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

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

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

  • After morning drive we have brunch. Then transfer to airstrip for our flight to Kasane. +/- 1hr flight. Once in Kasane we check in and leave for afternoon boat cruise..

  • Morning & afternoon spent on Chobe River on private photographic boat with swivel chairs and camera mounts.

  • After morning boat activity we have breakfast. Check out and transfer to Kasane Airport in time for flights home. End of Tour

Okavango Savuti & Chobe Photo Tour – 2018

– staying at Khwai River Lodge, Savuti Elephant Lodge & Chobe Safari Lodge – Botswana

 

Khwai River Lodge: This spectacular lodge on the banks of the Khwai river is arguably one of the most luxurious lodges in Botswana. Its reputation as being one of the foremost sought after lodges in Botswana bears testament to this. This lodge is one of the only lodges in Botswana that offers air-conditioning amoungst other luxurious features. The Khwai river is also well known as one of the top wildlife hot spots in Botswana. Resident packs of Wilddog offer some of the best opportunities with this species. Lions, leopards and Hyenas are also in abundance and a good selection and density of herbivores can be found. Elephant and Buffalo also are resident with good opportunities and sightings on a daily basis. The Khwai area falls outside of the Moremi National Park, which means that game drives are not bound by day light hours. We can extend our drives well into the night should we want to do so. Off-road driving is also permitted in this area, which gives unequaled opportunity to maneuver for the best photography results.

Savuti Elephant Lodge: The famous Savuti area is another Botswana highlight. The area achieved international renown by documentaries such as ‘Eternal Enemies’ by Dereck & Beverley Joubert with unbelievable Lion and Hyena interactions. The BBC have filmed numerous documentaries in the area including the famous interaction between Lion and Elephant. More recently productions like ‘Animal Kingdom’ by National Geographic focused exclusively on Savuti wildlife for the entire series. In this area regular sightings of Wilddog, Lion and Leopard can be expected. The huge Elephant bulls that frequent the area are among the largest in Africa and provide yet another highlight. A variety and density of general game including some elusive species make this area a sought after destination for Photographers all over the world. Savuti Elephant Lodge is spectacular! This 5 star lodge offers an unrivaled level of comfort with luxuries including air-conditioning in each room, ensuring its deserved reputation as one of the most popular lodges in Botswana.

Chobe Safari Lodge: Situated on the banks of the Chobe River this comfortable lodge offers us great opportunity to visit the Chobe National Park. The Chobe region is world-renowned for its abundance and diversity of game as well as birds. Huge herds of Elephant, Buffalo, Lechwe, Impala and many more pack the flood plains of this river system. The bird life is especially notable with more than 470 species of birds recorded along the river.

 

So what are the Safari highlights:

  • Diverse wildlife photographic opportunities from land and water on this tour
  • 3 of the best wildlife destinations in Botswana in one highlighted package
  • Good opportunities for wildlife, bird and landscape photography
  • Opportunity to photograph animals at night with various light sources in Khwai
  • Off-road driving in the Khwai Area
  • Unlimited game drives for as long as we want in Khwai
  • Private open game viewers for our purposes in Khwai & Savuti
  • No more than 4 people per vehicle in Khwai & Savuti
  • 5 Star luxury accommodation at Khwai River Lodge & Savuti Elephant Lodge
  • All rooms are air conditioned trough out the tour
  • Photographic boats with camera mounts and swivel chairs while on the Chobe River

 

Included in this Safari: (Please note this for 2018 departures)

  • Services of Tusk Photo hosts
  • All meals, teas & coffees – Most dietary requirements can be catered for.
  • 10 nights’ full board accommodation at Khwai River Lodge, Savuti Elephant Lodge and Chobe Safari Lodge
  • Drinks (alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages)
  • All game drive activities and boat activities included
  • All domestic flights: Maun Airport to Khwai / Khwai to Savuti / Savuti to Kasane (Chobe)
  • Free Wi-Fi available at all lodges
  • Additional freight seats on flights to accommodate photographers up to 30kg luggage per person

 

Not included:

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

 

 

 

Dates & Prices

Departure Date Return Date Tour Cost SADC Rate Availability
2 May 201714 May 2017USD 4100ZAR 44990FULLView More
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19 September 20171 October 2017USD 4100ZAR 449905 BookView More
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5 May 201815 May 2018USD 8750N/A8 BookView More
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6 September 201816 September 2018USD 8750N/A8 BookView More
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Client Feedback

Francois Venter from Pretoria, South Africa wrote:

Just a short mail that the Khwai/Savuti Safari was unbelievable. It was probably  the best wildlife experience I have ever had. From the flights, to being met at the airport, The Mac Air flights, the lodges, the hosts etc. Everything …

Richard Hocket from USA wrote

Yup, everything was perfect.  We all had a great time.  It was spectacular.

Thanks for your help in setting it up for us.…

Robert Novaczyk from Poland wrote:

It was a wonderful safari. We enjoyed it a lot and have a great time in Botswana. Hope we come back there soon.…

Willem Kok from Northcliff South Africa wrote:

Vinnige terugvoer oor die trip :

Uitmuntende verblyf en etes ;

Meer as genoeg goeie foto geleenthede ;

Heel belangrikste : beste toerleier en gids in my 10+ trips met ODP. Fanus was geduldig; klinies effektief met sy verduidelings; streng …

Coralise Bennani Noske from the Netherlands wrote:

Everything is going very well here, we are really enjoying the ODP Safari.
Seeing lots of animals and we have a lot  of good sighting.…

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