Botswana + Victoria Falls Photography Tour

In my opinion, there is no more immersive wildlife photography experience than one in Botswana. Especially when you cut deeper than the usual locations like Chobe National Park. If you can get deep into the wilds of Savuti, the Okavango Delta, and more, you’ll find yourself surrounded by an inescapable wildlife photography experience.

I’m so excited to bring that adventure to a group of photographers ready to dive into this incredible place and find themselves cradled by a wilderness experience like no other on the planet.

This trip is wild.

But, there are breaks in the itinerary to recharge batteries, find comforts, and enjoy nature while a little more relaxed. This is an adventure trip, but with moments of calm and relaxation.

Dates: October 14-26, 2024 & October 14-26, 2025
Price: €4,900 (deposit €900)
Style: Adventure
Activity Level: Minimal – But bumpy rides in safari vehicles.
Start/End Location: Livingston, Zambia or Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

What is a Botswana Wildlife Photography Trip Like?

I think it’s best for me to try to explain the idea of this trip.

If you look at a map of Botswana, you don’t see a whole lot of roads. This isn’t due to a lack of people, but a respect for the natural environment. The emphasis on protecting nature has made Botswana home to the largest population of African Elephants on the continent. It’s also a safe haven for leopards, lions, rhinos, hippos, and more.

And while on the surface, the lack of roads in the country might seem like a deterrent to travel, for us it’s an opportunity.

Our plan is to use safari vehicles to cross the country from Kasane to Maun. This journey will carve through some of the most beautifully wild landscapes in the world. We will be fully immersed in nature, camping (unfenced) within those very wilds. We will cross Chobe National Park, Savuti, and the Okavango Delta. Then, we will head to Naxi Pans and Elephant Sands.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that the trip starts and ends at the incredible Victoria Falls!

The Accommodation 

There are always hang-ups when camping is involved. And, I’m not going to lie and say this is luxury camping, it’s not.

However, on our camping nights we will have large walk-in safari tents and mattresses to sleep on. We will have a team of guides setting up tents for us. Moreover, they’ll be doing all the cooking. And, of course, they will be guarding the camp from wild animals that might wander our way.

On this trip the accommodation is:

  • 5 Nights Camping
  • 2 Nights Safari Lodge
  • 5 Nights Hotel

The Botswana Itinerary

Start Date: October 14th, 2024 / 2025
End Date: October 26th, 2024 / 2025

  • Day 1 – Participants will arrive into Victoria Falls Airport and be transfered to the hotel in Livingston, Zambia
  • Day 2 – We’ll visit Victoria Falls for sunrise, then do a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.
  • Day 3 – Early in the morning, we’ll catch a transfer to Kasane and embark on a river safari. Then after lunch, we’ll go on a land safari. This night, we’ll be in hotels.
  • Day 4 – Today we embark on our epic overland crossing. We’ll spend the day on safari and make camp in the wilds.
  • Day 5 – We’ll continue through Savuti overland. Again, we’ll camp tonight.
  • Day 6 – As a bit of a break, we’ll keep our tents in the same place, and safari from our camp’s base in Savuti.
  • Day 7 – We’ll push on towards the Okavango Delta and stay at the beautiful Mogotlho Safari Lodge.
  • Day 8 – After a relaxing night, we’ll explore more of the Okavango Delta before arriving in the town of Maun for a hotel stay.
  • Day 9 – After a nice night in town, we’ll go back into the wilds. This time, we’ll be exploring the incredible Naxi Pans region. We’ll try some astrophotograph at night.
  • Day 10 – Out on the flats for a second day!
  • Day 11 – We’ll make our way to the majestic Elephant Sands Lodge
  • Day 12 – Leaving Elephant Sands, we’ll again cross into Zambia and spend the night in Livingstone.
  • Day 13 – Tour ends after breakfast.

Cost and What’s Included?

Tour Cost: €4,900

Deposit = €900

What’s Included:

  • On the ground transport on tour dates
  • National Park Entrance Fees
  • Accommodation during tour 
  • Transfer from Victoria Falls to Livingston (if needed)
  • Photography instruction by Brendan van Son and Assistant
  • Airport transfers on tour dates
  • Breakfast on all tour dates
  • All meals while on safari days

What’s Not Included

  • Flights to/from either Livingstone or Victoria Falls
  • Necessary Visas
  • Lunch and Dinner on non-safari days
  • Photography Gear

Single Supplement?

This trip price is based on double occupancy. So, if you’re travelling solo, you’ll be matched with a roommate of the same gender.  If you wish to have your own private accommodation at the hotels, you can purchase a single supplement. The single supplement for this trip is still to be determined.

Single supplements can be guaranteed. Enquire for more info on pricing.

Book Here

To join us in Botswana, please book your deposit below. Final payments for the trip will be due 120 days before the start date of this trip.

**NOTE: The 2024 dates are totally sold out. The below deposits are now for the 2025 trip.

**There is currently only 1 space left on the Botswana trip for 2025. If the trip is sold out, please send me an email to join the waiting list to brendanvanson at gmail dot com.

You can see the terms and conditions of payment here.

Photos of Botswana

I’ve been visiting Botswana for 15 years. Much of my time has been spent in Chobe National Park. Thus, most of my imagery comes from there. However, the image potential for the whole country is just off the charts.

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