11 DAYS – CHOBE RIVER, OKAVANGO DELTA, BOTSWANA
Botswana, a secluded photographic paradise and a marvel of true wilderness in epic proportions.
It’s an ecosystem unlike anything I have ever seen. Inhabited by an incredible diversity of African wildlife including over 500 species of birds, almost 200 species of mammals, and the largest herds of elephants in all of Africa, there is always somewhere to focus your camera. It is one of, if not the most photographic rich locations I have ever had the pleasure of visiting.
Aboard a privately chartered houseboat, we will travel along the Chobe River for three nights photographing this one-of-a-kind ecosystem, and the biodiversity that this precious water provides from eye-level. After an intensive and meticulous scouting trip, last year, we have selected new campsites and accommodations that will provide us with access to the most premier photographic locations Botswana has to offer. Also, our experienced guides specialize in photographic trips have unmatched tracking abilities, and have been trained to maneuver their vehicles for the best lighting and composition.
This Botswana photo safari is perfect for any photographer who has dreamed of experiencing a safari in Africa. I especially recommend this epic adventure any past participants of my Ultimate Africa Tour, it’s time to explore another part of this beautiful continent.
Images From Botswana Photo Safari
“I have been privileged to have traveled a fair bit, and have traveled with several photography groups and workshops. Aaron Baggenstos is by far the best at offering a complete wildlife photography travel adventure experience. From pre-trip planning, personal attention, great accommodations specifically with the photographer in mind, to his open warmth and incredible grasp of wildlife and nature photography he is unequaled in my experience. The Botswana adventure was full of diverse photographic opportunities, and with his mentorship there is always a creative angle in reach. We were always out at the very best light and because of that were able to capture the “magic”. He is incredibly talented and so generous in sharing his photographic pearls. He is kind, energetic, young and wise beyond his years.. if you are looking for the best photography experience, Aaron will make it happen.” -7 time Aaron’s Photo Tours Participant
“This was the trip of a lifetime on every level, starting with the first rate accommodations. We were looked after from the moment we landed. As a single woman traveling in Africa, this was supremely important for me. I felt incredibly safe with the guides, drivers, and spotters as well as in the beautiful camps and lodges where we stayed. The photography opportunities with wildlife were stunning, and this was my third trip to Africa! Breathtaking is the only word that suitably describes this tour.” 8 time Aaron’s Photo Tours Participant
- Experience one of Africa’s foremost destinations for wildlife photography alongside Aaron as your photographic guide
- A private custom built photographic itinerary
- Secluded camps and lodges
- Allow Aaron’s scouting and meticulous trip planning lead you to the adventure of a lifetime
June 24-July 4, 2023 (Sold Out)
We are not running this trip in 2024 or 2025
Group Size: 8 Participants
2023 Cost: $12,995 Sharing (Single Supplement is available only for first 5 nights of this adventure please email to request, if you are not traveling with someone we will assign you a roommate)
Payment Terms: 25% Non-Refundable Deposit, Rest Due at 180 Days Before Departure
You can join the wait list for any sold out trip here.
Day 1: Arrival day in Johannesburg, South Africa. Accommodations: Please Inquire
Days 2-4: Short Flight to Kasane. Our first Lodge is situated with premier access to the Chobe National Park, probably one of the best reserves in Africa for wildlife photography. Not only can we enjoy our photography from land and water, but the animals tend to be far more relaxed in the Chobe and many other places. Accommodations: Please Inquire
Days 5-7: Journey along the Chobe river via houseboat in one of the most game rich environments in Africa. We have a custom built photo boat with fully rotating chairs and fitted with state of the art camera mounts. Accommodations: Please Inquire
Days 8-10: Short flight to our final camp situated in the Okavango Delta. The delta is known for its sprawling grassy plains, which flood seasonally, becoming a lush animal habitat. We will navigate past hippos, elephants and crocodiles. On dry land, wildlife includes lions, leopards, giraffes and rhinos. Accommodations: Please Inquire
Day 11: Departures. Flight from Maun to Johannesburg followed by international flights.
In the last 10 years Aaron has led over 200 wildlife photography tours around the world. He has earned a reputation for his gracious teaching style to photographers of all skill levels and extensive knowledge of Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Olympus, and Sony digital cameras.