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Why Visit Botswana?

  • Vast stretches of untouched, un-fenced wilderness with unrivaled game viewing
  • One of the largest game populations in Southern Africa
  • Annual zebra migration
  • The Big Five as well as the rare and endangered African wild dog
  • Over 600 indigenous bird species
  • Home to the world’s largest inland delta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta
  • The largest elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park
  • Over 3 500 San rock paintings at the World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills

Rate From: $23,950 pps
Duration : 6 Days
Highlights : Water and Land based game drives, Expert Photo Hosts
Location : Chobe, Botswana
Types of Photography : Wildlife, Birding, Landscape
Group size : 24 (4 groups of 6)
Dates: 26th April to 1st May 2017

Introduction

The Chobe will play host to the first Pangolin Photo Festival of 2017. Hosted by Guts, Janine, Sabine and Charl as well as top Botswana photo guide Hannes Lochner We are basing ourselves at Chobe safari Lodge and you will spend time with each of our resident photographers and Hannes on both cruises on the photo boats and game drives in the park. All profits from the safari are going to our Wildlife in Trade project to identify trafficking routes of pangolins.

Itinerary

The Pangolin Photo Festival Chobe 2017 is spread over 6 days based at Chobe Safari Lodge which is the closest lodge to the entrance to the park. We have deliberately chosen these dates to make the most of the May 1st Public holiday weekend.

Whether you are arriving by air straight into Kasane or by road from another destination like Victoria Falls we will ensure that you arrive at Chobe Safari Lodge in time to check in and meet your fellow festival goers in plenty of time before heading out onto your first game activity.

As with MaYdikwe in 2016 you will be divided up into 4 groups of 6 people who you will be photographing with during your time with us. We obviously like to keep people traveling together in the same groups but you will have plenty of opportunities to mingle with everyone else at the evening events, editing sessions and the talks given by the host photographers throughout the event.

We will do one morning and one afternoon activity per day with a total of 10 game drives or boat cruises over the 6 days. On every game activity you will be joined by a different photo host who will be on hand to help you with your photography and share their knowledge of this amazing photographic location.

In between activities there is time to do some editing at the lodge and we will be setting up a media centre for us all to meet in after brunch. We strongly suggest that you bring a laptop with you for these editing sessions as access to computers in Kasane is limited.

For those wanting to take it a bit easier during the day there is a huge pool to relax by with a good book as well as an excellent spa in the grounds of the lodge.

In the evening times the photo hosts will present some of their own images and share with you tips and techniques that they have mastered over the years and hope to help you take different types of shots.

The Pangolin Photo Festivals are a great way to meet like minded photographers and get some great shots while also donating R5000 per person from the cost of the safari to saving the pangolin.

If you would like to extend your stay in Botswana or indeed any neighbouring country then our travel planners will be more than happy to build you a longer itinerary.

Includes:

  • Transfer from Kasane Airport or Kazangula land borders
  • 5 nights at Chobe Safari Lodge (dinner bed and breakfast basis)
  • All game activities in the Chobe (ten in total)
  • All park fees
  • Refreshments during the activities
  • Expert photographic tuition from the photo hosts
  • R5000 donation to The Endangered Wildlife Trust Wildlife in Trade Project

Excludes:

  • Gratuities, laundry and itms of a personal nature
  • Visa Fees if applicable
  • Single supplement (if applicable) of R7,500 which includes a further R5000 donation and the additional cost of the single room.

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