Mashatu & Chobe 2024

Botswana photography tour 2024 with Diana Andersen.
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Botswana Photography Safari 2024

Overview

Join award-winning wildlife photographer Diana Andersen on an unforgettable Botswana Photography Safari in 2024. This tour is an African adventure, experiencing the magic of Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana and the Chobe.

Tour Details

This tour is suitable for photographers of all levels.

Tour dates: 5th Nov – 16th Nov 2024

Tour length:  11 nights/12 days with optional two or three additional days in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Location: Botswana – Mashatu Game Reserve (private game reserve) and The Chobe (National Park). The tour begins/concludes in Johannesburg.

Led by: Diana Andersen

Maximum guests: 6 (Needs 4 to run) – 4 Places left

Pace: Very easy and comfortable. From pick up at Tambo Airport to drop off, you’ll be transferred from all locations on this tour.

Tour Highlights

MASHATU GAME RESERVE

We will experience six nights in the legendary Mashatu Game Reserve. Mashatu is a private wildlife conservation area protecting this region’s substantial biodiversity of fauna and flora, so the camps are small and exclusive. Vehicles are open with a maximum of six people, allowing everyone an unobstructed view. As it is a private reserve, off-road viewing will enable us to manoeuvre into the best position for photos without negative impacts on the wildlife. Mashatu is famous for its big cats, with excellent sightings of leopards, cheetahs and lions, large herds of elephants and 350 species of birds.

Our accommodation will include three days at Tent Camp, the ultimate African bush experience. The tents are spacious, comfortable, and large enough that adults need not duck to move around in. Each is mounted on a concrete platform with private outdoor en-suite facilities, including a W.C. and a shower. Following our stay in Tent Camp, we will transfer to the beautiful Tuli Safari Lodge on the banks of the Limpopo River for another three days. 

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We will also experience the famous Matebole Hide, which allows for ground-level viewing and photography of many species that come to the waterhole to drink. A morning and afternoon session and an overnight hide experience at Lala Limpopo, Mashatu’s new hide experience under lights at an active waterhole, are included.

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CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

The second part of our tour will be in Chobe National Park, where we will spend three nights at the famous Pangolin Hotel. Our activities will be predominantly on the river, utilising Pangolin’s photo boats. These boats are designed for photographers and are fitted with gimbals, allowing for incredible photographic opportunities close to the water level. The Pangolin Hotel also has an editing room, and there will be an optional Lightroom editing session to help you improve your editing skills.

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To view details, explore the full itinerary.

VICTORIA FALLS (OPTIONAL ADDITION)

After three nights at Chobe, you can add an extra two or three nights in the famous Victoria Falls, just an hour and a half’s drive from Chobe, or you can leave the tour here and fly back to Johannesburg and home from there.

The accommodation in Victoria Falls is at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, overlooking a private waterhole on the edge of the National Park. Unlike many other lodges, it is outside the noisy tourist helicopter fly zone. The additional two days, should you choose to do them, includes a tour of the Falls and a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. There is also the option to add an early morning birding safari on the Zambezi River or a Helicopter ride over the Falls.

In addition, the Safari Lodge hosts a Vulture Restaurant experience where you can get a close-up view of several of Africa’s endangered Vulture species that fly in to feed at 1 pm each day. The option is also to visit Siduli Hide at the waterhole below the lodge for an additional charge.

 

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Botswana Tour Nov 2024 by Diana Andersen
Botswana Photography tour 2024 with Diana Andersen

Book your Place

MASHATU AND CHOBE

Tour Costs: $14,900pp sharing

Single Supplement: $2,500

Deposit: $3000 to secure your booking.

VICTORIA FALLS (OPTIONAL ADD-ON)

Tour Costs:

2 Days -$1650pp sharing. Single Supplement: $350

3 Days -$2100pp sharing. Single Supplement: $400

Deposit: $750 to secure your booking.

For full details of the terms & conditions, complete our enquiry form.

For details on tour inclusions and exclusions, please view the itinerary.

To join this tour or contact us with questions, please use the form below or email info@dianaandersen.com.au or telephone +61 468 608091.

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