Photo Safari to Moremi and Victoria Falls
This is an exclusive opportunity to travel with one of the best travel and adventure photographers out there - Tyler Garnham. More than 20 years as a professional in the competitive Canadian pro photographic industry, Tyler has a passion for the outdoors and for travel. You will be sure to learn a lot and see a lot on this one off special trip.
Photo Safari Dates
START - 18 April 2018 - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
END - 30 April 2018 - Maun, Botswana
Cost per person sharing based on 6 people traveling together and staying in en suite tents
USD273.00 Single Supplement
SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AT TIME OF BOOKING. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND CAMPING FEE AND PARK FEE INCREASES
**BOTSWANA NATIONAL PARK FEES INCREASE**
Please note that all prices include 12% VAT and are subject to change with any changes in Exchange Rate fluctuations, Government Taxes or Levies, and Park Fees. The Botswana Government is expected to announce increases in Park Entry Fees and airport departure taxes within the year. As these increases are beyond our control, the increases have been excluded from any booking whether provisional or confirmed. Please ensure you are aware of this and we will notify you as soon as we receive any updates.
Okavango Air Rescue
For P175.00 per person we can add on the Okavango Air Rescue Service in which a fly-in Doctor will come out to you by helicopter anywhere along your trip with us in the Delta and airlift you back to Maun for onward medical attention. For more information go to : www.okavangorescue.com
International flights need to be booked and paid by yourselves directly to an agent or airline. Please remember to take out Travel Insurance for yourselves. We do not cover travel insurance or visa fees.
Photo Safari Includes:
All camping equipment (3m dome tents with stretchers and bedrolls – bedding and towels included) as well as a large en suite extension with a shower, toilet, talbe and handwash basin and mirror if an en suite safari for the camping nights
Private campsites where available as per park regulations. If not available at time of booking, an alternative will be offered (Community or other)
Selected beverages: beer, house wine, gin & tonic, soft drinks, juice and drinking water for the camping nights only
All activities as stated
All camping and park entrance fees as per itinerary – subject to park fee increases
Services of a Private Guide and Camp Assistant/s and game drives throughout
Transport in an open game drive vehicle for optimal game viewing
All meals are prepared for you over an open fire
Road transfers between all campsites and Lodges as per itinerary (unless other modes of transport such as light aircraft transfers are specified)
Public liability insurances
Inverter for charging camera batteries
Transfer from Victoria Falls Airport to Ilala Lodge
2 nights accommodation at Ilala Lodge on a bed and breakfast basis – if Ilala is not available, a similar Lodge will be quoted
Transfer to Chobe Safari Lodge in Kasane
1 night accommodation at Chobe Safari Lodge on a bed and breakfast basis – if Chobe Safari Lodge is not available, a similar Lodge will be quoted
1 boat cruise on the Chobe River
Flight from Kasane to Savuti
Photo Safari Excludes:
Drinks not specified
Any optional activities including boating and mokoros in the Okavango (unless otherwise arranged)
Any pre or post accommodated nights and associated meals/drinks/activities
Meals, drinks and activities not specified at the Lodges
Any Visa Fees
Items of a personal nature (see suggested packing list), personal spending and gratuities
Private travel and medical insurance
Toiletries other than toilet paper
Extras such as flashlights and batteries
Errors and Omissions
The guide will accompany the group once arriving in Botswana.
12 Nights Photo Safari
non participation camping and lodges combined
Start VICTORIA FALLS end MAUN
2 nights Ilala Lodge in Victoria Falls – own activities at leisure
1 nights Lodge - Kasane - Chobe River boat cruise
3 nights Mobile Camping in Savuti - Chobe National Park - game drives
3 nights Mobile Camping in Khwai – game drives, makoro trip, night drives, walks
3 nights Mobile Camping in Moremi – game drives and motorboat cruise
Photo Safari Details
In 18 OUT 20 APRIL 2018: Victoria Falls, Ilala Lodge (Bed and breakfast)
On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met by a representative from Wild Horizons. You will be transferred in an air-conditioned bus to Ilala Lodge (about a 30 minute drive).
Accommodation at Ilala Lodge will be on a bed and breakfast basis in standard twin rooms. Any other meals, drinks and activities will be for your own account. Afternoon and evening and the next day at leisure. There are many activities that Ilala Lodge has to offer which you can book directly or we can prebook activities for you.
Ilala Lodge is situated close to the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe as well as to the town centre. Wild animals are often seen grazing the hotel lawns as the National Park borders the front of the property.
The Lodge offers 32 rooms: 24 twins, 8 doubles and 2 suites. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom with a separate shower, air-conditioning and an overhead fan. Guests are served early morning tea/coffee and fruit. The rooms are spacious with railway sleeper teak furnishings and patio doors leading onto either an open lawn or a balcony where you are afforded a view of the Victoria Falls. There is an à la carte restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a comprehensive wine list and cocktails. Dining outside under the African night sky amidst the sound of the mighty waterfall makes for a very romantic evening.
Photographs © Tyler Garnham & Kevin Hogan
In 20 out 21 April 2018: Chobe Safari Lodge, Chobe Riverfront area, Kasane (Bed and Breakfast)
After breakfast, you will be transferred in an air-conditioned bus to the Botswana border (approximately 1 hour) and will be assisted with clearing customs and immigration and you will be transferred to Chobe Safari Lodge (approximately 30 minutes) where accommodation will be on a bed and breakfast basis. Other meals and drinks are for your own account.
You will have a boat cruise on the Chobe River in the afternoon and then your evening will be at leisure. The boat cruise is a great way to experience the Chobe Riverfront area as you can get quite close to the animals coming down to the water to drink. There are many hippos and some really big crocodiles in the area, which are always great to see.
Photographs © Chobe Safari Lodge & Kevin Hogan
Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River and shares a border with Chobe National Park. Right on our doorstep is the meeting of four African countries: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Chobe Safari Lodge therefore offers an excellent getaway location to Chobe, Victoria Falls or Caprivi.
This area is fairly busy with vehicle activity as there are lodges in the Chobe and Kasane areas which use the Chobe riverfront area for their gamedrives, but it is still a great area for viewing big herds of elephant, buffalo herds and other general game. Lion and leopard may be seen as well.
In 21 out 24 April 2018: Camping, Savute area of Chobe National Park, (Fully inclusive)
After breakfast you be transferred to the Kasane Airport where you will fly by light aircraft to the Savuti airstrip (approximately 50 minutes). You will be collected at the airstrip by your guide and will gamedrive to your campsite close the the Savuti Marsh. The Savuti River is a seasonal river, so it depends whether we’ve had good rains or not as to how much water will be in the river or the Savuti Marsh. If there is no water in the river, then some waterholes are pumped to keep the animals watered.
On arrival at your campsite in Savuti, the luggage is offloaded and camp set up whilst you relax with a refreshing beverage and enjoy the atmosphere of being in the wilderness.
The following days will be exploring the dynamic Savute area where the vegetation and wildlife changes through the seasons. The abundance of elephants and other wildlife that frequent this area are a sight not to be missed. Huge herds of elephant come to the area to drink from the Savuti River or Marsh. There is also many other different animals in the area. There are chances of seeing different plains game, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dogs etc.
In 24 out 27 April 2018: Khwai Area north of Moremi Game Reserve, Camping (full board)
After an early breakfast and your luggage is packed up, you will head south-west towards the Khwai area. While you are gamedriving to your next destination, our camp assistant pack up the camp and move it to the next location. You will gamedrive for the day, with a picnic lunch, arriving at your campsite close to the Khwai River late afternoon. The Khwai area where we camp is situated just north of the Moremi Game Reserve, but animal move freely between the 2 areas. There are no fences keeping animals inside the park. In this area you may have the added possibility of walking and driving at night with a spotlight to enable you to discover some of the more nocturnal creatures. Walking and night driving is not permitted inside the National Parks but is permitted in this area but we rely on the guide to decide whether or not it is safe to walk in the area at the time. This area has produced some amazing wildlife sightings recently and in the past.
The Wildlife that can be seen in this area include lion, leopard, wild dog, buffalo, elephant, the occasional sable & roan and a lot of various general game species. The advantage in this area is that you may be lucky to see some of the nocturnal species that occur in this area as you may return to camp after dark. For example, springhare, civet, genet, owls and many more species…
In 27 out 30 April 2018: Camping*, Western side of Moremi National Park (Full Board)
After breakfast and your luggage is loaded, you will gamedrive along the Khwai River and pass through the Khwai Village to the Moremi Game Reserve’s North Gate. You’ll enter the Park and then gamedrive for the day in the Western side of the park while the camp staff move the camp. You’ll arrive at your campsite late afternoon once again.
Your days in Moremi will be spent on private game drives, exploring the diverse areas of the Moremi Game Reserve – from open floodplains to extensive mopane forests, ever on the lookout for the wide range of game found in the area. Moremi Game Reserve is one of the prime wildlife areas in Southern Africa, hosting a wide range of habitats from open savannahs to dense mopane forests. Wildlife to be found in the area includes lion, leopard, wild dog, giraffe, zebra, elephant, impalas and much more.
30 April 2018: End
After breakfast, you will gamedrive through the Moremi Game Reserve and exit through its South Gate. You’ll continue on to Maun, arriving at midday for your onward arrangements.