Botswana Photographic Safaris
With over 320 days of sunshine, the world’s largest elephant population and a sprawling, unspoilt wilderness that goes on forever, there is no better place than Botswana for your photographic adventure. We pride ourselves on our ability to get our photographic groups into the best situations for capturing those award-winning photographs. Our photographic guides are photographers themselves and they love nothing more than sharing their passion for photographing wildlife in Botswana’s pristine wilderness areas.
WHO IS THIS FOR
Keen photographers who want to get that perfect shot
From USD $2,880 depending on number of days and season
WHY WE LOVE THIS
The perfect safari for keen amateur photographers who want to do a safari with like-minded photographers and to hone their wildlife photography skills.
Our partners in Botswana, Letaka Safaris is a citizen-owned safari company that has been operating in Botswana since October 2000. The founding directors, known locally as the Letaka brothers, have almost 40 years of combined guiding experience and have been guiding mobile safaris in Botswana since the mid-90’s. Originally all Letaka safaris were owner-guided, but the company has now grown to employ a number of Botswana’s most highly experienced mobile safari guides. With digital SLR (DSLR) cameras becoming ever-more affordable the world of photography has changed forever and now the man (or woman) in the street is able to purchase high-end photographic equipment without taking out a second mortgage. Having purchased these wonderful digital toys you now need somewhere to hone your skills. We run several different photographic safaris for those who really want to learn more about their camera and how to get ‘the shot‘. We are also able to create bespoke photographic safaris for groups of people.
- Letaka Safaris Photographic Workshop Safaris - 10 days with James Gifford
- Shutter Safari - 10 days following the Northern Highlights safari route
Our partner organisation in Botswana is Letaka Safaris. Letaka Safaris is a citizen-owned safari company that has been operating in Botswana since October 2000. The founding directors, known locally as the Letaka Brothers, have over 34 years of combined guiding experience and have been guiding full-time in Botswana since the mid-90’s. Originally all our safaris were owner-guided but the company has now grown to employ 7 of Botswana’s most highly experienced mobile safari guides. The focus of the company has always been on the quality of our guides, hence their close association with Okavango Guiding School, a training facility which we created to elevate the standard of guiding in Botswana. Many of Botswana’s top safari guides pass through Okavango Guiding School’s doors at one time or another and we are proud to continue this initiative to create a guiding fraternity that will stand head and shoulders above other African destinations.
Exclusive camping in private campsites within the national parks and reserves in spacious and comfortable tented accommodation, including beds, bed linen and towels, with a private bathroom en-suite.
The tents are 3x4m wilderness tents with high roof with a 3x3m en-suite bathroom and a 2x3m covered area in front of the tent. The tents are fitted with solid base camp beds made up with mattresses, sheets, duvets and pillows. The tents have en-suite long drop toilet facilities and a bucket shower at the rear of the tent. Showers can be ordered as hot, cold or warm and the water is heated in a bucket on the fire. Showers may be taken at any time but on Kalahari safaris the guide withholds the right to limit water use and showering depending upon the availability of water. Both hand towels and bath towels are supplied for the guests’ convenience but please note that guests should bring their own personal items and toiletries.
Each tent has an oil/paraffin lamp on the veranda and in the bathroom and within the tent itself, a LED rechargeable camp light is supplied along with a side table in the sleeping area and in the bathroom.