• From: $4,995pps
  • Duration : 11 Days
  • Highlights : Victoria Falls, Pangolin Photo Boat, Chobe River, Wild dogs, Brown Hyena
  • Location : Victoria Falls (Zim), Chobe (Bot), Madikwe (SA)
  • Types of Photography : Landscape, Mammals, Birding
  • Group size : max. 6 people

Introduction

This package links two of Africa’s best and most abundant game reserves, Chobe and Madikwe, with a visit to the mighty Victoria Falls in an effortless and well designed itinerary. This package includes accommodation at fantastic 4* lodges in both Chobe and Madikwe and is designed for clients wanting a varied and comprehensive African photo safari experience.


Dates

Itinerary

Day 1-3

The Victoria Falls are on every bucket list and have to be seen to believed. The local tribes call it Mosi-o-Tunya which means the Smoke that Thunders and its easy to see why. Starting this trip at The Falls will give you a couple of days to ease into the pace of African life with plenty of activities on offer. Whether you fancy the rush of some white water rafting or a more sedentary afternoon taking high tea on the terrace of a grand old colonial hotel there is literally something for everyone.

Day 3-7

Chobe is probably one of the best photographic parks on the continent with the advantage of having both water and land based game activities. You will be hosted by the Pangolin team on our custom built photo boats and vehicles and the guides will be on hand to help you make the most of every photographic opportunity. If you don’t have your own camera dont worry as you can use one of our Nikon or Canon DSLR cameras and telephoto lenses free of charge while you are with us. We will even give you a memory card to take all your images home on! You will be staying at a lovely 4* lodge on the banks of The Chobe river.

Day 7-11

One of the best kept secrets in Africa is Madikwe Private Game Reserve on the border between Botswana and South Africa.Getting there from the Chobe couldn’t be easier and takes a matter of hours without the need to overnight in Johannesburg. This beautiful reserve is home to the amazing Jaci’s Tree lodge. As you can imagine from the name the rooms are built on stilts and nestle in the trees along a stunning river. The rooms themselves are huge with private terraces, beautiful en-suite bathrooms and outdoor showers. Madikwe is a fantastic reserve for photography with plenty of very relaxed subjects and very good sightings of lion, wild dog and the elusive brown hyena. While at Jaci’s you will have access to the amazing Terrapin Hide which sits in the middle of a very busy waterhole next to the lodge offering the most unique photo opportunities from water level as the animals come to drink.

Photo Tip

Photographing the Victoria Falls can be tricky sometimes with the massive amount of spray that the crashing water produces. Its advisable when going to see The Falls to take a plastic bag to cover your gear when its out of your bag. There are some times of the year when its possible to visit the falls at night during a full moon and witness a lunar rainbow. Please ask your consultant for the dates.

Money Matters

Please note that the price at the top of this page is only an indication based on a certain number of travelers at a particular time of year. Most lodges and reserves have seasonal rates and the price can sometimes be lower than than the published rate. Please send an enquiry through and one of our consultants will prepare an exact quote based on your requirements.

Includes:

  • 2 nights at Ilala Lodge in Victoria falls (B&B)
  • Vic Falls airport meet and greet.
  • Transfer by road to The Chobe (2 hours)
  • 4 nights at a 4* Lodge in The Chobe (DB&B)
  • 8 Pangolin photographic drives and cruises
  • Free use of a Nikon or Canon DSLR and lens
  • Free 8gb SD card
  • Refreshments during Pangolin activities
  • Park Fees
  • Transfer to Kasane airport
  • Flight from Kasane (Chobe) to Gaborone on Air Botswana
  • Transfer to Jaci’s Tree Lodge in Madikwe
  • 4 nights Jaci’s Tree Lodge (FB)
  • Transfer to OR Tambo (Johannesburg)

Excludes:

  • Gratuities
  • Laundry
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Drinks other than those specified
  • Single room supplement from $1455 per person (if travelling alone)
     

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