Botswana Photographic Safaris

Matt is here to help give you the inside track.

Botswana is arguably one of the most photogenic destinations on the planet due in no small part to the sheer diversity of its landscapes. From the lunar-like expanses and stark beauty of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans to the lush waterways of the Okavango Delta, a photographic safari in Botswana will not disappoint.

And it's not just the scenery that makes Botswana the perfect destination for a photography safari, it also plays host to some simply spectacular game. From lion and elephant to bat-eared fox and pangolin, there's a whole host of beautiful beasties just waiting to be discovered (and photographed, obvs). Another standout feature of Botswana for photographic safaris is the variety of ways to explore its landscapes and see the game. From a traditional 4x4 to horseback, canoe, elephant and walking safaris, this diversity gives the photographer myriad experiences and perspectives to capture.

We select camps that have excellent guides, who are trained to help you make the most of every photo opportunity; understanding what it takes to get that great shot; taking into account the position of the car; light; the list goes on. Many of the camps are well geared towards photographic safaris too, for example Zarafa Camp in the Okavango Delta was founded by National Geographic filmmakers and photographers, so photography is very much at the heart of the camp. Each of its 4 tents comes with a professional Canon camera set including Canon 5D camera body and Canon 100-400mm and 28-135mm lenses. The photos you take will then be downloaded to a DVD on your departure. Ideal. In essence, Botswana really is the full package when it comes to photographic safaris in Africa.

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Isabel and Matt are our 'Botswana Photographic Safaris' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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