Embark on an awe-inspiring wildlife adventure with our Wildlife of the Chobe River & Dinaka Private Conservancy photography holiday in Botswana. Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of the African wilderness as you explore the Chobe River & the Dinaka Private Conservancy, capturing stunning photographs along the way.

This wildlife photography holiday begins with a 4-night stay at the exquisite Pangolin Chobe Hotel. Indulge in the comforts of en-suite accommodations, complete with full board & selected drinks. Fuel your exploration with delectable meals, including brunch, high tea, & dinner. Savour various wines, local beers, soft drinks, & spirits to quench your thirst after exhilarating photo safaris.

Under the guidance of , our group will embark on twice daily photo safaris aboard one of Pangolin's specially designed photo boats. We will navigate the Chobe River's pristine waters, photographing the abundant wildlife that congregates along its banks. Immerse yourself in the raw beauty of nature & capture breathtaking moments that will leave you in awe.

Park fees & bed levies are included, ensuring a smooth & hassle-free experience. Additionally, enjoy convenient airport transfers from Kasane Airport, providing a seamless start to your adventure.

After your Chobe River exploration, we will take a charter flight to Kalahari, where you will spend three nights in Dinaka Private Conservancy. Again, we include all meals & drinks as you unwind & immerse yourself in the astonishing landscapes of the private conservancy.

We intend to take game drives, with a maximum of 4 passengers per vehicle, providing a personalized & intimate experience. This will enable you to capture the stunning wildlife of Dinaka as we traverse its expansive territory. We will also have exclusive access to the bunker hide & a new upcoming hide, allowing you to photograph animals up close in their natural habitats.

To conclude this extraordinary experience, a charter flight will transport you from Dinaka to Maun Airport.

Depart with memories that will last a lifetime, photographs that will leave you in awe, & a deep connection to the extraordinary wildlife of 's Chobe River & Dinaka Private Conservancy.

What Wildlife Will We be photographing on the Chobe River?

The Chobe River in Botswana is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Embarking on a boat safari along the river offers an incredible opportunity to witness diverse wildlife. Expect to encounter large herds of elephants, as the Chobe National Park boasts one of the largest elephant populations in Africa. Hippos & crocodiles are commonly spotted basking in the sun or leisurely swimming in the river. Bird lovers will be delighted by the variety of species that call this area home, including African fish eagles, kingfishers, & colourful bee-eaters. The Chobe River is known for its elephants, hippos & even elusive predators like lions & leopards.

What Wildlife Will We be Photographing in the Dinaka Private Conservancy?

Located in the heart of 's Kalahari Desert, the Dinaka private conservancy boasts a diverse & abundant wildlife population. Our guests can expect to encounter a variety of iconic African species. The conservancy is home to an impressive array of mammals, from to antelope, small mammals like the honey badger, bat-eared fox & porcupine to predators including the Kalahari lion, , & brown . We can also expect to be delighted by the numerous species fluttering through the skies, including vibrant lilac-breasted rollers & striking southern ground hornbills. The Dinaka Private Conservancy offers exceptional opportunities to witness & appreciate the rich biodiversity of the African wilderness.

A Drinking Lion Typical Of The Kind Of Image We Hope To Capture During The Wildlife Of The Chobe River & Dinaka Private Conservancy Photography Holiday

Wildlife of the Chobe River & Dinaka Photography Holiday Itinerary

The following is the proposed itinerary for this photography holiday, it should be considered provisional & subject to change.
  • Day 1 - Assemble Kasane Airport - transfer to Pangolin Chobe Hotel - overnight Pangolin Chobe Hotel
  • Day 2 - Twice daily photo safaris on the Chobe River - overnight Pangolin Chobe Hotel
  • Day 3 - Twice daily photo safaris on the Chobe River - overnight Pangolin Chobe Hotel
  • Day 4 - Twice daily photo safaris on the Chobe River - overnight Pangolin Chobe Hotel
  • Day 5 - transfer to Dinaka Camp - overnight Dinaka Camp
  • Day 6 - Twice daily game drives exploring the Dinaka Private Conservancy - overnight Dinaka Camp
  • Day 7 - Twice daily game drives exploring the Dinaka Private Conservancy - overnight Dinaka Camp
  • Day 8 - transfer to Maun Airport
A Hippo Wallowing Amongst The Lilies Which Are Found On The Chobe River

Wildlife of the Chobe River & Dinaka Photography Holiday Highlights

We have taken care to refine the itinerary for this wildlife photography holiday; as such, we consider the following to be amongst the highlights of this tour.
  • 4 nights at the Pangolin Chobe Hotel
  • Full board & accommodation in en-suite bedrooms whilst at the Pangolin Chobe Hotel
  • All meals, brunch, high tea & dinner, whilst at the Pangolin Chobe Hotel
  • Selected drinks, wine, local beers, soft drinks & spirits, whilst at the Pangolin Chobe Hotel
  • Twice daily photo safaris on the Chobe River using one of Pangolin's photo boats
  • Charter flight from Kasane airport to the Kalahari
  • 3 nights at Dinaka Camp in the Dinaka Private Conservancy
  • All meals & drinks whilst at Dinaka Camp
  • Twice daily game drives with a maximum of 4 per vehicle exploring the Dinaka Private Conservancy
  • Access to the bunker hide at Dinaka Camp & a new upcoming hide
  • Access to Night safaris
  • Charter flight from Dinaka to Maun Airport
A Quartet Of Zebra Typical Of The Kind Of Image We Hope To Capture During The Wildlife Of The Chobe River & Dinaka Private Conservancy Photography Holiday
A Pair Of Perched Swallow Tailed Bee Eaters Typical Of The Kind Of Image We Hope To Capture During The Wildlife Of The Chobe River & Dinaka Private Conservancy Photography Holiday
An Elephant On The Chobe River With One Of The Pangolin Photo Boats

Travel Insurance

Taking out personal travel insurance before embarking on a wildlife photography holiday with NaturesLens is essential for several reasons. Such trips often involve venturing into remote & unfamiliar locations, increasing the risk of accidents or injuries. Travel insurance provides coverage for medical expenses & emergency medical evacuation, ensuring peace of mind in case of any mishaps.

Additionally, travel insurance offers trip cancellation & interruption coverage, safeguarding your financial investment if unforeseen events force you to cancel or cut short your trip. Personal travel insurance lets you focus on capturing stunning wildlife photographs without worrying about unexpected setbacks.

We suggest a policy from TrailFinders or Campbell Irvine.

Camera Insurance

Insuring your camera equipment before embarking on any wildlife photographic holiday is crucial. Our trips often involve venturing into remote, & sometimes unpredictable environments where accidents & unexpected incidents occur. Insuring your camera gear provides financial protection against theft, loss, or damage, ensuring your investment is safeguarded.

Wildlife photography involves capturing unique & irreplaceable moments, & without proper insurance, any unforeseen mishap could result in significant monetary losses. By insuring your equipment, you can enjoy peace of mind, knowing that you’re covered in case of any unfortunate events, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring world of wildlife & capture stunning photographs without worry.

We recommend PhotoGuard for amateur photographers or Glover Howe, who we use.

A Sub Adult Male Lion Typical Of The Kind Of Image We Hope To Capture During The Wildlife Of The Chobe River & Dinaka Private Conservancy Photography Holiday

Accommodation For 4 Nights of This Fabulous Natureslens Photography Holiday Is At The Pangolin Hotel

The Pangolin Hotel, situated on the picturesque Chobe River in Botswana, offers exceptional accommodation for our group during this photography holiday. With its stunning location & proximity to the renowned Chobe National Park, guests can enjoy unrivalled wildlife viewing experiences at their doorstep. The hotel features comfortable & well-appointed rooms that provide a relaxing retreat after a day of adventure. Each room is thoughtfully designed, offering modern amenities. Additionally, the hotel boasts an array of facilities, including a swimming pool, a restaurant serving delicious local cuisine, & knowledgeable staff passionate about showcasing the beauty of the Chobe region.

A Fish Eagle Landing On The Banks Of The Chobe River

Accommodation For 3 Nights of This Fabulous Natureslens Photography Holiday Is At Dinaka Private Conservancy

Dinaka Camp is a luxurious accommodation option in the Dinaka Private Conservancy in Botswana. Located in the heart of the Kalahari Desert, this camp offers guests a unique & authentic safari experience. The camp features comfortable & spacious tented suites, each with its en-suite bathroom. With guided game drives & walking safaris, visitors can explore the diverse wildlife that roam freely in the conservancy, including elephants, lions, & giraffes. The camp also provides excellent opportunities for stargazing & birdwatching, making it a haven for nature enthusiasts.

A Springbok Typical Of The Kind Of Image We Hope To Capture During The Wildlife Of The Chobe River & Dinaka Private Conservancy Photography Holiday

Capture incredible moments on both the Chobe River & in the heart of Botswana's Kalahari Desert at Dinaka

The Wildlife of the Chobe River & Dinaka photography holiday is a seven-night duration event, that costs £9249 & takes place in Chobe River in Botswana, between the dates of 25th April - 2nd May 2025. It is ideal for photographing Capture incredible moments on both the Chobe River & in the heart of Botswana's Kalahari Desert at Dinaka. This photography holiday is led by David Miles for NaturesLens.

The Wildlife of the Chobe River & Dinaka photography holiday is offered on a full board with local drinks included, single occupancy with no single supplement payable basis.

Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 6 participants & a maximum of 6, plus David.

We consider this to be a photography holiday requiring easy effort or exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us before making a booking enquiry.

The Wildlife of the Chobe River & Dinaka photography holiday starts at Kasane Airport & ends at Maun Airport. Transfers are included between Kasane Airport & Chobe River.

The Wildlife of the Chobe River & Dinaka photography holiday requires a deposit of £1800 to secure a place.

The Wildlife of the Chobe River & Dinaka photography holiday is a seven-night duration event, that costs £9249 & takes place in Chobe River in Botswana, between the dates of 25th April - 2nd May 2025. It is ideal for photographing Capture incredible moments on both the Chobe River & in the heart of Botswana's Kalahari Desert at Dinaka. This photography holiday is led by David Miles for NaturesLens.

The Wildlife of the Chobe River & Dinaka photography holiday is offered on a full board with local drinks included, single occupancy with no single supplement payable basis.

Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 6 participants & a maximum of 6, plus David.

We consider this to be a photography holiday requiring easy effort or exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us before making a booking enquiry.

The Wildlife of the Chobe River & Dinaka photography holiday starts at Kasane Airport & ends at Maun Airport. Transfers are included between Kasane Airport & Chobe River.

The Wildlife of the Chobe River & Dinaka photography holiday requires a deposit of £1800 to secure a place.

NaturesLens photography holidays do not include flights unless it is explicitly stated on the event page. When it is time to book your flights, we will send you the details in plenty of time to allow for bookings at the best available price.

The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.

NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the photography holiday may not go ahead.

In the event that the minimum number for a photography holiday to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given photography holiday. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.

Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.

Please note the cuisine on many of the NaturesLens photography holidays is authentic & typical of the region in which you are travelling. International or western cuisine is often NOT available. If you have any concerns over the food arrangements or have any special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to making a booking.

All personal luggage are the responsibility of the owner & we request that photography holiday participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag & tripod. We do not wish to appear dictatorial in this matter & the request is made to ensure space & comfort for everyone in our vehicles.

NaturesLens & its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, & as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause.

NaturesLens reserves the right to substitute hotels, & other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.

NaturesLens reserves the right to pass on to photography holiday participants any additional & unplanned expenditure incurred during a photography holiday, via events beyond the control of NaturesLens. NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any photography holiday.

Payment of deposit by photography holiday participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.

All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.

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