Best of Botswana’s Okavango Delta

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Dates: 3- 11 May 2021

Availability: Yes

Rates: 8 nights for $8600 per person with David Rogers as guide.

Photograph the Okavango Delta in Botswana with David Rogers on an exceptional photographic tour through a World Heritage site and the finest wilderness in Africa.  Follow in the footsteps of National Geographic photographers Derek and Beverly Joubert in the camps they built and designed. The trip is timed well for

  • The arrival of the first flood waters into the Selinda Channel.
  • Photographic game viewing adventure in a Unesco World Heritage Site
  • Mild temperatures for long days in the field.
  • Excellent birding and large congregations of animals
  • Stunning luxury tented camps at excellent rates
  • Great trip for spouses
  • Expect all of the Big Five except rhinos*

How we rate Best of Botswana

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Lodge  starstarstar to star
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Great Plains are part of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World. We will be staying in Explorer Camps which have just 4 tents with a maximum of 10 people and wonderful hospitality and dining.
We will explore by vehicle, mekoro, boat and canoe as we seek out amazing opportunities to photograph the Okavango Delta. The area is a wildlife hotspot with lion, leopard, wild dog, sable and roan. We can also expect to see lechwe and good herds of elephant.

Itinerary

We will spend 8 nights between two camps: Selinda Explorer in the Selinda Reserve and Duba Explorer. Both camps have a maximum of 10 guests and offer a classic but very chic tented camp experience.

Rates

Price includes all meals, accommodation, guiding and activities plus charters in and out of Maun.This trip will have 2 vehicles and costing is based on a maximum of 7 people. If we run with 4 or less it will need to be re-costed.

Optional add-ons and extensions

Duba Explorer is located close to the deep waters of the Okavango and there are wonderful aerial photographic opportunities. Doors off flights by helicopter can be arranged over the Delta for an additional fee. * Rhinos are found in Duba’s sister camp Duba Plains and this camp may be visited on extensions. It’s  easy to adjust your individual intinerary with add-ons. Maun is only one flight away from the following great destinations

  • Victoria Falls which is one of the wonders of the world
  • The wonderful waterways of Chobe
  • The vast open plains of the Kalahari
  • Cape Town and it’s wonderful winelands and beaches

Getting there

The town of Maun is the gateway to the Delta and connects with daily international flights from Johannnesburg and Cape Town.

Photographers need to know

Solar power charging faciities are available at both camps. Luggage limits are 20kg per person. We can arrange additional limits if required.

The good news

The camp is owned and run by National Geographic film makers Derek and Beverly Joubert who won numerous awards for their films such as Eternal Enemies. The company has been spearheading a conservation effort bringing rhino back to Botswana and has a wonderful conservation record.