BOTSWANA PHOTO SAFARI           August 8-20, 2023

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Guest Price

    $9,500 USD

 

Single Supplement Optional

    $1,500 USD

 

Deposit

     $2,400 USD due at time of booking

 

Tour Guest Limit

    10 Guest Maximum

 

Registration Deadline 

    90 days before departure    

Safari Pricing Info

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

Tour Leader

M&M Guide Photographer

    Mike Gulbraa

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Included

  • Internal airfare 

  • Trip program & services

  • Local Experienced English-speaking game guides

  • Twin-shared accommodations

  • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary

  • Mineral water during the game drives

  • All park admission fees

  • Transportation will be in exclusive use of 4x4 and boat

 

Not Included

  • International airfare - Home to South Africa, South Africa to Botswana, & Zimbabwe to South Africa

  • Tips to safari drivers/guides

  • Meals outside of those specified in the itinerary

  • Passport and visa fees

  • Airport taxes

  • Additional drinks and other personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls etc.)

 

Tour Highlights

  • Abundant wildlife

  • Moremi Game Preserve

  • Chobe River

  • Victoria Falls

  • Experienced game guides

 

Accommodations

We use the following CONFIRMED hotel & safari camps in the heart of awesome wildlife concentration:

These give us access to epic wildlife that leads to great photo opportunities.

Tour Itinerary

Basic itinerary:

Travel                      - August 8, 2023 depart home for Johannesburg, South Africa

Joburg Overnight    - August 9, 2023 arrive in Joburg and stay at City Lodge Hotel at airport (1 night)

Okavango Delta      - August 10-12, 2023 fly Joburg to Maun and Maun to Camp Moremi (3 nights)

Chobe River            - August 13-16, 2023 fly from camp to Pangolin Chobe Hotel (4 nights)

Victoria Falls           - August 17-18, 2023 drive from Kasane to Victoria Falls Ilala Lodge (2 nights)

Travel                      - August 19, 2023 fly Vic Falls to Joburg and catch connecting flight home

Arrive Home            - August 20, 2023

Helpful Info

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 batteries, chargers, and cords

·       Bring as much memory as possible

·       Card Reader for file transfer

·       External hard drive(s) for back up (we recommend a minimum of a 1TB drive)

·       Black Rapid camera strap

·       Extra batteries as needed

·       Lenses Long telephoto & Wide-angle lens that give you a wide range of length. 16mm to 500mm if possible

·       1.4x or 2x teleconverter for the telephoto—same brand as lens

·       Photo backpack

·       Lens cloth and cleaning fluid

·       Blower ball for dust

·       Rain sleeve for camera and lens

·       Cable or electronic shutter release

·       Laptop computer

·       Current version of Photoshop or Lightroom

·       International power adapters

·       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 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 BUT can be bumpy on safari game drives

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.

 

 

Cancellation Policy

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.

 

Travel insurance is REQUIRED for this trip.  We strongly recommend that you purchase a comprehensive policy that includes trip cancellation insurance as our cancellation policy is strongly adhered to. The purchase of travel insurance covering baggage, accident/life, and trip cancellation is REQUIRED.  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.  M&M cannot control Mother Nature, disease, pandemic, or other similar events that may lead to countries closing borders.  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.

 

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is REQUIRED for this trip.  We suggest www.insuremytrip.com

 

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Booking Terms & Conditions

 

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