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3 Day Chobe Photographic Safari

Chobe Photographic safari
Chobe Photographic safari
Chobe Photographic safari
Chobe Photographic safari
Chobe Photographic safari
Chobe photographic safari
Chobe photographic safari

3 Day Chobe Photographic Safari

This 3 Day Chobe Photographic Safari departs and is based in Kasane. Kasane is directly next to the Chobe river and Chobe national park. It is best to base in Kasane where you can charge and upload your photography in the evenings. This is the perfect 3-day safari to learn about wildlife photography and wildlife. Your lodge accommodation is at a comfortable 4-star lodge overlooking the Chobe River. This will be on a dinner bed and breakfast basis.

Chobe national park has become a bucket list destination for wildlife photography. Guests can expect to see large numbers of elephant and buffalo while on the boat cruises. The elephant loves frolicking in the river and might even swim through to the islands. Buffalo enjoy the sweet grasses on the islands and occupy these islands in large numbers. Birding while on the river cruise is exceptional. Bee-eaters, fish eagles, jacanas and many more water birds frequent the river front area.

On the game drives, guests are often rewarded with sightings of lions and if you are lucky leopards. Elephants are seen in high concentration while on game drives too. Guests can also be surprised with rare sightings of sable antelope and the African painted dog (wild dog)

All photographic activities are offered in either a custom built photography boat or a Unimog that has been converted into a game drive vehicle. The Chobe photographic safari is not aimed at professionals only. Amateurs are most welcome. The guides will be giving tips throughout the trip so as an amateur you will go away learning a bit more about wildlife and nature photography.

The safari includes 4 photographic activities. The activities on offer are a 4 x 4 game drive in the Chobe National Park and a boat cruise on the Chobe River.  The Chobe photographic safari boats are specifically designed with swivel seats, camera mounts and a stable hull to make for better photographic opportunities. You will have the use of a Nikon D 9000 camera and lens while on the boat trip and the game drives.

On the Game drives, guests will have a bean bag for greater stability when photographing. Guests will receive an SD memory card for use in the activities.

What to expect on your river tour

  • A minimum of three hours in duration.
  • Each of our Photo Boats holds eight clients in individual photographic seats.
  • Seat are equipped with a mounting  for resting the Nikon D 7000 and Sigma zoom lens
  • On the boat, we use 150-500 mm lenses.

Better Wildlife Photography Course Overview

  • This course takes place once a month (usually over a New Moon).
  • Duration is 4 nights and 5 days.
  • Perfect for visitors with a reasonable understanding of digital photography.
  • Lodging is either at a 4* lodge or a guest house on the banks of the Chobe River.
  • We also run this course from a Houseboat.
  • You will go on eight safaris during which you will be taught (and practice) various photographic skills and techniques.
  • Each photo safari lasts around 3 hours.
  • Safaris may include boat cruises and game drives.

Skills that we will teach in the course include:

  • Composition – the rules and when to break them.
  • Panning and Counter Panning.
  • Focus Pull & Zoom Pull.
  • Creative Statics.
  • Birds in Flight.

Additional skills may well be discussed and taught if certain situations arise during the 8 scheduled safaris.
Join a scheduled Chobe photographic safari or book a private trip.

Contact us:  Chobe Photographic Safari 

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Day 1

Kasane – Photographic River Tour

Check in at the lodge and enjoy an afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River until sunset. Enjoy dinner at the lodge with the rest of the evening at leisure.

Day 2,3

Chobe National Park – Game Drives

Today we focus on the Chobe National Park on game drives – a 3 hour morning game drive and 3-hour sunset game drive is included. A uniquely-converted Unimog will be your transport for the day.

Day 4

Chobe Photographic River Tour

This morning enjoy a sunrise boat cruise on the Chobe River.

Day 5


Tour ends after Breakfast