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Botswana to Victoria Falls photographic safari (with Worldwide Xplorer)


Botswana to Victoria Falls 2019

Professional Photographer Itinerary

Enjoy an amazing wildlife photo safari tour of Botswana and Victoria Falls, Zambia, with
a professional photographer who can help you get the most from your camera
equipment! You’ll also get to see the lunar (nighttime) rainbow at Victoria Falls! Nick
Dale, a London-based professional photographer, has enjoyed photography for most of
his life, and decided to take things to the professional level in 2013. Nick has had his
photographs exhibited multiple times in London, New York, and online. He’s won many
awards and has given seminars around the world. Nick enjoys working with people and
helping them improve their photography skills.
Among other things, Nick will present a daily review of your images with feedback, see
Nick’s “shot of the day”, enter a photo competition with winners awarded small prizes on
the final day, enjoy Nick’s short photographic talks and slideshows such as 'How to get
the most from a game drive', 'Safari bingo' and 'Knowing your camera’, and more!

Itinerary

August 8, 2019:

Arrive at the airport in Maun, Botswana! Your safari guide and Nick will
pick you up from the airport and then you will drive to Moremi Game Reserve for your
first night of overnight camping. Our professional staff travel ahead of your safari vehicle
and set up & remove all of your tents, bedding, etc., so that you will arrive with
everything set up each day that you’re camping. Each traveler will have a cot with
mattress pad to sleep on. The camp cook will prepare meals for you during each
camping day. Your drive today will include good opportunities to see your first wildlife of
the journey! Meals: Dinner.

August 9, 2019:

You will get to see a lot of wildlife in Moremi Game Reserve today, as you will
have both a morning and then an evening game drive. During the middle of the day,
animals take a break from grazing and are difficult to spot, which means it’s the perfect
time for you to have a break back at the camp site. Use the time to relax, unwind, and
enjoy lunch. Camping overnight in Moremi. Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

August 10, 2019:

There will be a short morning game drive after breakfast, time permitting.
Then, you will Depart from Moremi Game Reserve and go to Savuti Park, known for its
hillier geography and large concentration of elephants and predators. You’ll likely see wildlife along the way. Watch as the terrain changes periodically during the drive. Enjoy
an afternoon game drive in Savuti. Camping overnight in Savuti. Meals: Breakfast,
lunch, dinner.

August 11, 2019:

You will enjoy the Savuti area today. There will be both a morning and an
afternoon game drive in Savuti Park, with plenty of time to see incredible wildlife!
Camping overnight in Savuti. Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

August 12, 2019:

After a quick morning game drive, you will depart Savuti Park and head for
Chobe National Park. There will be an afternoon game drive in Chobe National Park,
which is another great place to see wildlife along watering holes and by the river.
Camping overnight in Chobe. Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

August 13, 2019:

Enjoy a lovely morning game drive in Chobe, then head back to the camp
site for lunch and relaxation. Instead of an afternoon game drive, you will have an
afternoon Chobe River boat ride game viewing experience. It’s another interesting
perspective of the lives of the animals along the river, and a good opportunity to spot
some interesting birds, like the African Fish Eagle! You will also have a chance to stop in
the town of Kasane to pick up a few grocery items, if desired. Camping overnight in
Chobe. Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

August 14, 2019:

If there is time, enjoy a morning game drive in Chobe National Park. Then,
your guide will drive you to the border of Botswana and Zambia, where you will cross
the border by speed boat (perhaps a 10 minute journey). After you’ve cleared customs,
the group will depart for and arrive at lodge in Victoria Falls. Enjoy the tropical
landscaping, take a dip in the pool, and enjoy this beautiful location! Overnight at
Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge (or equivalent). Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and dinner are
at your expense; the lodge offers plenty of variety.

August 15, 2019:

Spend part of the morning at Victoria Falls with Nick; the rest of the day is
free to choose your own activities (there are all kinds of choices, from boat rides along
the Zambezi River, to flights over Victoria Falls, visits to wildlife sanctuaries, and much
more). In the evening, you will return to the Falls with Nick to see the lunar rainbow!
Learn more about how to take optimal photos for this exclusive event! Overnight at
Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge (or equivalent). Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and dinner are
at your expense; the lodge offers plenty of variety.

August 16, 2019:

This is the end of the tour! Depending on the time of your departing flight,
you may have time to book an optional morning activity through the lodge. Meals:
Breakfast.
Note: It is easiest to depart from Livingstone Airport, Zambia and airport transfer
between the lodge and Livingstone Airport is included in the tour price. Departing from a
different airport will add additional fees.

Price Summary

Safari cost will be based on a minimum of 5 guests, 1 professional photographer, and 1
tour guide/driver. Tour will only be guaranteed once 5 travelers have signed up. We
estimate the maximum cost will be around $6,200 per person but it could decrease if
more than 5 sign up. More travelers = better pricing. We can take up to 8 guests on this
incredible tour!
Tour Price Includes:
• Accommodations as indicated
• Meals as indicated (usually at camp sites, but some picnics or packed lunches along
the way)
• 3 liters of bottled mineral water per person, per day during the safari tour
• All vehicle transportation to and from overnight accommodations (includes gas and
mileage)
• Game drives, per itinerary
• Transfers to and from all airports as indicated
• Professional photographer for the duration of the tour; you will learn about how to use
your equipment to take the best possible photos
• All park entrance fees
• Guides/Drivers who will accompany you for the duration of the Botswana tour
Not Included in the Tour Price:
• Airfare to or from destination(s)
• Visas for your travel destinations
• Travel Insurance
• Travel medicines
• Personal expenses
• Fax, Wi-Fi, and phone calls
• Souvenirs
• Beverages to accompany meals
• Tips for service
• Any optional activities you choose to do that are not specifically listed above
• Anything else not listed as specifically included


Be Sure to Bring:

Sun block, sun hat, bug repellent, good walking shoes, an umbrella (for the spray at
Victoria Falls), any medications you take regularly, anti-malaria medications, backup
batteries for cameras & other equipment, and a sense of adventure!
Terms & Conditions
Each traveler will be required to sign our terms and conditions of service prior to the
start of any tour. (Parents will need to sign on behalf of all minor children traveling). As
with all safaris, the information in the itinerary itself is always subject to small changes
or tweaks.

Travel Visas

Depending on where all traveler's passports are from, travelers may or may not require
travel visas prior to travel. It is up to each traveler to know this information beforehand
and to obtain any visas in advance if they are required in advance.

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