BOTSWANA PHOTO SAFARI JULY 19-31, 2019
Imagine herds of elephants emerging from mopane forests coming to drink at the local water source at dusk in front of the sinking sun. How about the roar of a lion at night or hippos splashing in the lagoon next to your camp? Or, witnessing the dramatic action of African wild dogs chasing an impala or watch a giant giraffe stretching her neck to reach leaves high up in a tree? Our Botswana Safari will not leave you disappointed. We'll even track a lion or leopard or two...
About the Tour
Per person double occupancy
International Airfare INCLUDED
Single Supplement Optional
Tour Guest Limit
8 Guest Maximum
90 Days before departure
This price is inclusive of Round Trip economy airfare from USA gateway city. See below for more details.
M&M Guide Photographer
International RT economy airfare USA gateway city
All airport transfers
Tour program and services for official 12 days
Local Experienced English-speaking game guides
Twin-shared luxury tent accommodations
All meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Mineral water during the game drives
Any Admission fees as mentioned in the itinerary
Transportation will be in exclusive use of 4x4 landcruiser with each client having his/her own row.
Tips to safari drivers/guides
Meals outside of those specified in the itinerary
Passport and visa fees & applications
Additional drinks and other personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls etc.)
Experienced game guides
We use the following great camps in the heart of awesome wildlife concentration:
Pangolin Khwai Camp - Khwai Private Reserve
Pangolin Chobe Camp - Chobe River
Various Lodges at Victoria Falls.
This gives us access to epic wildlife that leads to great photo opportunities. Our food is always top notch.
Travel - 1-2 days depending on origin
Khwai Reserve - 3 nights
Chobe River - 4 nights
Victoria Falls - 2 nights
Travel - 1 day depending on destination
What To Take (These are only suggestions, they are NOT required!)
Our list of Recommended Gear for your Photo Tour
· 2 camera bodies—the same manufacturer that will fit all your lenses
· Camera battery charger and cords
· CompactFlash/SD Cards (bring as much memory as possible. At least 40 gigs)
· Card Reader for file transfer
· External hard drives for back up (we recommend a minimum of a 500GB drive)
· Black Rapid camera strap
· Extra batteries (lots!)—best packed in checked luggage even when traveling abroad
· Lenses (Depending on the tour) Medium telephoto, Fixed, Wide angle & Macro lens that give you a wide range
of length. 10mm to 500mm if possible
· 1.4x or 2x teleconverter for the telephoto—same brand as lens
· Tripod and head
· Flash—strobe with automatic TTL fill flash capabilities or Reflector
· Photo backpack
· Lens cloth and cleaning fluid
· Blower ball for dust
· Circular polarizing filter
· Grad ND filters
· Rain sleeve for camera and lens
· Cable or electronic shutter release
· Laptop computer (travel size such as a netbook)
· Current version of Photoshop or Lightroom
· International power adapter
· Multiple plug power strip & adaptor to gain electric outlets in your room for simultaneous downloading & recharging
· Sensor cleaning supplies
GUESTS SHOULD PACK LIGHT. YOU MAY BE EXPECTED TO CARRY, ROLL, SCHLEP, AND/OR OTHERWISE TRANSPORT YOUR OWN BAGS AT ALL TIMES AND IN ALL PLACES ON THIS TRIP. LAUNDRY SERVICES ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE. M&M RULE OF THUMB IS ONE BAG FOR CAMERA GEAR AND ONE 20-22"" ROLLER FOR YOUR CLOTHES AND TOILETRIES. INVEST IN A TRAVEL TRIPOD - BENRO (http://www.benrousa.com/products/travel-angel-ii/) HAS MANY OPTIONS AVAILABLE. MEDICAL DEVICES SUCH AS CPAP MACHINES ARE EXCLUDED FROM THIS RECOMMENDATION. PACKING LIGHT WILL MAKE YOUR TRIP MUCH MORE ENJOYABLE.
Tour Difficulty = Easy
Easy = less than 2 miles walking/day and little climbing; Moderate = up to 5 miles walking per day with some climbing; Strenuous = more than 5 miles/day of walking and several climbing/hills/rough terrain expected. You should know your health and ability to carry your gear in hot, cold, humid, and dry conditions and be able to walk 5 miles or more per day and make climbs in elevation of up to 1000 feet in gain and be OK climbing many steps or steep terrain.
Pursuant to Clause 2 under Enrollment: If you need to cancel within a stated refund period, M&M Photo Tours, Inc. may allow you to apply all monies paid to a future trip, within 12 months. We must receive written notification (E-mail is accepted) of your cancellation and your desire to apply the funds to a future trip.
We strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance as this policy is strongly adhered to. The purchase of travel insurance covering baggage, accident/life and trip cancellation is highly recommended. M&M Photo Tours, Inc. reserves the right to cancel any trip/tour/group due to insufficient registration at any time. In the even of such cancellation, those with reservations shall be notified as soon as possible and a full refund of trip payment will be given. It is agreed by registering for any M&M Photo Tours, Inc. tour that M&M Photo Tours, Inc. assumes no responsibility for refund or additional expenses incurred in preparation for a trip.
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