Aerial Photo Safari

A DREAM FOR
EVERY PHOTOGRAPHER

Seven days of taking breathtaking photos. Need we say more?

All you have to do is ‘click’! This is the most amazing dream for every (amateur) photographer. Beautiful telephoto portraits of elephants, zebras, wildebeests and flamingos. Incredible landscape photos of endless horizons. Dare we say that these will be your best photos yet? Together with professional aerial photographers Jan and Jay Roode, you will fly over the Okavango Delta and the vast Makgadikgadi Pans in seven days, learning, exploring and so much more. This trip is available from March to May. Please contact us for further information and prices.

Day 1

The first photographic game drive through the Okavango.

From the lovely safari capital Maun, you fly by bush plane to the Camp Moremi lodge, deep in the heart of the Okavango Delta. What will you see through your lens? A maze of deep lagoons, large lakes and hidden channels. After a good lunch, you gather for your first photographic briefing, discuss the nuances of aerial photography and get to know each other better as photographers. In the late afternoon, you’ll take your first photographic game drive or boat cruise; immortalise incredible landscapes and your first encounters with Botswana’s wildlife. To celebrate these first beautiful images, you will have a lovely dinner underneath the stars.

Day 2 & 3

Flying in the morning light and sunset

Chopper time! You’ll board the helicopters together with your own crew for an incredible flight over the Okavango Delta. You will make the most of the early morning light to photograph the changing landscapes and abundant flora and fauna of this incredible place. Due to Jay and Jan’s local knowledge of the Delta and the seasonal influences, they always manage to find the most iconic and wildlife-rich spots. Back in the lovely Camp Okavango or Camp Moremi, there is plenty of time to discuss each other’s photos. And of course, a sunset flight over the Delta is a must. How do you capture those deep intense colours?

Day 4

Spectacular moon landscape of Makgadikgadi

Ever heard of the salt pans of Makgadikgadi? Well, we know for sure that from today you will never forget them. From your lovely camp in the Okavango Delta, you’ll fly to your new home in the middle of those salt pans. These pans are also home to the second-largest migration of wildebeest and zebra in the world. Inspiring! After you have settled in at Camp Kalahari, the team will discuss what to expect in the coming days during the photography briefing. So that you can prepare yourself for more beautiful scenes. After lunch and some free time, you’ll go on a game drive to photograph the spectacular moon landscape from the ground. This is your chance to photograph the second largest migration of wildlife in the world. Adrenaline!

Day 5 & 6

Photographing thousands of zebras and wildebeests from the air

Did you manage to frame the wildlife migration from the ground yesterday? Today, you’ll take to the skies again and make one of the most spectacular photography flights in the world. Imagine this; the lunar landscape of the pans in the background, thousands of zebras and wildebeests in the foreground and you with your camera in the helicopter. The dream composition for every photographer! Of course, you will enjoy a good lunch in between, before taking off again to capture the light of the ‘golden hour’. Besides these unforgettable flights, a visit to the meerkat colony is also on the programme. The animals come out of their holes around sunrise to warm up. Don’t be surprised if they come and sit right in front of or even on your lens!

Day 7

Creating portraits of local Bushmen

Good morning! Yes, a good morning. Because today you are hitting the road with the local Bushmen. This will provide opportunities for a completely different type of photography. At the same time, you will get an insight into the existence and culture of these remarkable men. They show how they have survived in this wild area for centuries. After one more lunch together, we take the bush plane for the journey back to Maun. All good things come to an end, but maybe you’ll be able to capture some beautiful images along the way? Then, of course, it’s up to you to compile the photo book of all photo books with your most beautiful images. This way you can keep enjoying this unforgettable trip and share the pristine nature of Botswana with others. Botswana deserves to be seen by friends and family!

Are you inspired, do you already have your camera at the ready? Please contact us and we will tell you much more about this safari.