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Botswana + Namibia Camping

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI

September 1 - 15, 2024

price $7,495 USD

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This Botswana - Namibia 15-day wildlife photographic camping safari will take you on an breath-taking journey through some of the most bio diverse locations of Southern Africa. This two-week camping trip led by our wildlife photography professionals, will guide you through the most photogenic wildlife hot spots of Botswana and Namibia.

The trip will begin in Maun, the wildlife capital of Botswana where we will start by venturing into Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta. We will then travel north, to the Caprivi Strip of Namibia, an amazing hippo and Carmine Bee-eater photographic destination. The group will then head west, to visit the San People of the Kalahari to add a bit of cultural relevance and appreciation to this incredible camping trip. The last wildlife destination on this camping tour is Etosha National Park, where photographic opportunities are endless, as hundreds of animals are congregating around the waterholes during the dry season.

SEPTEMBER 1 - 15, 2024

15 days / 14 nights

( 2 spaces available )

$7,495 USD per person shared accommodation

NO single supplement fee

Hippo In Okavango Delta

Tour Highlights

  • Travel though two of Southern Africa's best wildlife photographic countries and sleep under the stars during this adventurous camping photo safari

  • Visit the Bushman/San People of the Kalahari Desert.. Experience their ancient ways as the Bushman teach guests about their culture

  • Enter Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best places in Botswana to photograph Big Cats and other predators such as Wild Dog and Hyena, along with many other African wildlife species

  • Explore the wildlife of the Okavango Delta by boat.The Okavango Delta is home to many animals including Hippo, Nile Crocodile, Elephant, Lion, and many bird species including the Fish Eagle, many species of King Fisher, Paradise Flycatchers and so much more

  • Visit Etosha National Park, arguably one of the driest locations on Earth, where wildlife fights for their survival in this harsh desert-like environment

Your Photo Hosts

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Jaren A Fernley

Wildlife Photographer

Mark A Fernley - African Photo Safaris

Mark A Fernley

Wildlife Photographer

This photo safari is led by myself and my husband, Mark A Fernley. The two of us have been traveling Africa for years in search of the best wildlife photography destinations, and we are happy to share the Maasai Mara with our guests. With both of us by your side, we offer our professional assistance throughout the safari. 

Our job is to help you obtain those once-in-a-lifetime, award-winning photographs that you see online or in magazines. From helping you get the shot while out on safari, to post processing and editing techniques back at the lodge, we are here for you. 

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Equipment to Bring

CAMERA BODY:

  • Guests are encouraged to bring a camera body with a minimum of 24-megapixels to guarantee the best results while on safari. This can be mirrorless or a DSLR, as myself and Mark are experienced with both and will be able to offer assistance whenever need be.

  • A second camera body is always a great consideration, however, this is not mandatory. This can be used as a backup, or you can keep a second lens attached and switch back and forth between cameras.

LENSES:

  • A telephoto lens with a reach of at least 500 mm

    • This can be a fixed/prime lens or a zoom lens

  • If you intend to bring a fixed/prime lens of 500 mm or more, you will also need a closer range lens

    • A 100 - 400 mm or similar is a great option, as this will allow you to get shots of wildlife that comes closer to the vehicle

  • If you are interested in taking landscape photographs during the trip, we recommend a wide angle lens that ranges anywhere between 12 mm - 105 mm. This can be used for landscapes, astro-photography, close range wildlife, and congregations of wildlife.

Accommodation

The 15-day camping safari will be accommodated at many camp sites throughout the two countries. Within each camp site, we will supply heavy duty, large two-man tents for each photographer/guest. Inside will consist of a fold out bed, mattress, pillow and sleeping bag. At each unique camp, there will be electricity for charging equipment.

The camping sleeping equipment provided for each photographer is plenty to keep you comfortable throughout the nights. We offer a large TENTCO Ranger Tent for each guest. With each tent comes a fold out bed with mattress. To reduce your baggage, we supply you with a sleeping bag and a pillow. All campsites have bathroom facilities and are supplied with spectacular African landscape views. There are charging sockets at each camp site for everyone to keep camera batteries and other equipment fully charged. Fold out tables and camping safari chairs are supplied for meals and relaxing around the camp during off times.

Camping Safari in Namibia

Daily Itinerary

DAY 1

ARRIVAL DAY

The first day is designed for all photography participants to arrive in Maun at their own leisure. Untamed Photo Safaris will arrange transfers from Maun International Airport (airport code MUB) for each photographer’s arrival.

 

Guests who have arrived in advance and are already in the country/area should make their way to the Crocodile Lodge on this day. Check in and refresh, charge camera batteries, do any necessary repacking you may need to do, or just simply enjoy yourself.

 

The tour will start at 6 pm on this day, where the group will meet for the first time. Your Photo Host will be awaiting you with welcome drinks as you go through the itinerary, ask any questions, and get to know the fellow photographers in your group. After our briefing/meet and greet, we will move over to the restaurant for dinner. After dinner you will have the opportunity to chat with your photo host and the others in the group.

Photographs by Photo Hosts Jaren A Fernley & Mark A Fernley

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