South Africa & Botswana
Adventure Photo Safari 2020
Experience a true once in a lifetime trip to see the greatest wildlife show on Earth.
This Photo Safari has been created with the purpose of taking you to photograph Africa’s amazing wildlife and scenery in comfort and on budget.
As with all Photo Organic Safaris you will be expertly guided by extremely knowledgable African guides and photographic expert Alistair MacDougall for all your photographic questions and requirements throughout the trip.
It’s not necessary to be an experienced wildlife photographer on any of our trips and with the wonders of Kruger National park you’re sure to be thrilled with the photos you take, no matter what level your at with the camera.
For those more experienced photographers there will be no shortage of valuable photographic information you’ll pick up from this safari that will not only help you gain breathtaking shots of this trip but turbo boost your general photographic skill.
The safari is limited to a maximum of 8 participants (plus the 2 guides), and is suitable for participants of all levels of photographic experience while also being a safari which a non-photographing spouse or travel partner will thoroughly enjoy.
As with all of PhotoOrganic safaris we will meet in Sydney (for those able to make it) for a casual dinner and Photography/African travel discussion with Alistair (Photographer) and Cuan (African Travel Expert) to put you in the mood for your experience of as lifetime.
(International airfares into Johannesburg and out of Maun are the only items not yet included)
2020 Itinerary example.
Below is a very basic outline of our intended safari itinerary. It’s intended to give you an idea of the travel route and will be updated with more detailed accomodation information as we confirm details of the trip shortly.
Our intended itinerary for this wonderful Safari starts in Johannesburg South Africa and travels to World famous Kruger National Park where we explore this vast wilderness during the day and enjoy the comfort of our Safari lodge in the evening.
Photo Opportunities abound on the next leg of the trip. Will take us to Victoria Falls in Zimbawe to explore the sights of this magnificent wonder of the world.
Followed by the wonders of Botswana’s Chobe river before returning to Maun on the day of departure.
Day 1 Johannesburg
InterContinental O R Tambo
The InterContinental O.R. Tambo is less than 70m from the International Arrivals hall at O.R. Tambo International Airport. Accommodation features in each room include writing desk, complimentary WiFi, coffee machine, mini-bar, television with DSTV and DVD player, electronic safe, 24-room service, porter service and wakeup facility. Highlights of the hotel facilities include the Camelot Spa, an indoor heated swimming pool, and a uniquely African dining experience at Quills Restaurant.
Joburg is an exciting and vibrant city, with some excellent hotels, fantastic shopping facilities, loads of historic significance, and a flourishing sporting culture.
Day 2,3,4 Kruger National Park
One of the biggest national parks in all of Africa Kruger Park is an exciting African safari destination. With tonnes of legend and history, the iconic Kruger National Park in South Africa is waiting for you to explore its vast landscapes and spectacular African wildlife.
Spend the first part of your Safari staying in Safari Lodges (TBA) and being guided by day on a journey of exploration to photograph Africa's big 5: Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard, you will discover unique wildlife on a real safari in Africa.
With such an abundance of wildlife to see you’ll pinch yourself that you are actually in Africa, vin the wild viewing and photographing the greatest wildlife show on Earth!
Day 5, 6 - Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world.
Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as, at the height of the rainy season, more than five hundred million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge, over a width of nearly two kilometres, into a gorge over one hundred meters below.
Day 7, 8, 9,10 - Chobe River
Chobe National Park
With an enormous elephant population, as well as magnificent birdlife and a huge array of herbivores and aquatic animals, it is often hard to believe that Chobe National Park is for real. The game viewing starts from the moment you land at Kasane Airport, or drive across the border from Zambia or Zimbabwe, with warthogs foraging in the streets, buffalo being habitual visitors to the town, and hippos lazing around in the river. The Chobe River is the life support of thousands of animals, as well as the surrounding villages, especially during the dry winter months.
Day 11 Day of Departure
A morning game viewing activity will be followed by a flight to Maun, where you will arrive in time to connect with the onward flight in your travel schedule (departure flight from Maun not included in quotation).