Botswana and South Africa Wildlife Photo Tour Safari 2022
The exclusive wildlife photo tour to the magical Kalahari Park is hosted by Merubisi Safaris Ltd. On this wildlife safari photo tour, award-winning nature photographer Anette Mossbacher will accompany you as a guest photographer. You will have full access to Anette’s expertise on the best photographic and post-processing.
Explore the Magic of the Kalahari / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Our Tour dates are: Arrival 21 February – Departure 04 March 2022
The Wildlife Photography Tour will be a small group of 4/5 persons. The Kalahari / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is located north of South Africa, bordering Namibia and Botswana. This National Park was officially established in the year 2000. South Africa’s Kalahari Gemsbok National Park merged with Botswana’s Gemsbok National Park. The magic of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is magnificent. It consists mainly of red dunes as well as unique desert-adapted animals make this a truly magical place. It is well-known among wildlife and landscape photography enthusiasts.
Thanks to the waterholes along two riverbeds, wild animals come and go. The wildlife makes their way down from the corrugated dunes to the river canyon. Of course, they are in need to quench their thirst. This is big cat territory. These two dry riverbeds act as the best corridor for the Kalahari lions and are the best places to see them on the hunt for their prey.Contact us for the full tour itinerary
An Oryx is standing in the vastness of the desert. As well a black mane lion stands in the African Savannah.
This unique Kalahari park offers you amazing highlights
The park is famous for its high concentration of predators, from big cats to small cats. Here you will find the rare African wildcat, the athletic caracal, the elusive leopard, and the fastest cat of all, the cheetah. But, undoubtedly, the most famous predator is the impressive Kalahari black-maned lion. In the Kalahari, you will have the best opportunities to photograph these majestic lions in this unique environment. Spotting the Kalahari leopard is always a highlight. This elusive cat is the prince of this arid land. Sightings of cheetahs are common, the Kalahari is one of the best places to see them hunting their prey. The Kalahari is also the land of all desert creatures, from the graceful oryx antelopes, dainty springboks to the funny meerkats and many species of raptors.
A visit at the end of the photo tour will be at the meerkat sanctuary. I am sure everybody will love to capture cute meerkat pictures.
The cheetah is looking over its shoulders to the siblings. The animals were hunting Springboks, sadly not successful.
A collection of small videos that you may experience in the Kalahari / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park on our Photo Tour.
Custom Made Safari Vehicle For The Wildlife Photo Tour
The specially designed safari vehicle is custom-built for long expeditions, fully equipped with everything photographers need. The Jeep has 220V and 12V (USB) plugs with adapters for international guests beside each seat. So you can easily charge the batteries of your cameras and electronic devices on the go. Each seat has a custom-designed gimbal for your camera, as well as a monopod in each seat pocket. You can organize your photography gear, such as lenses and camera bodies in these handy seat pockets.
Every photographer has at the seat a Gimbal head.
The inside of the photography vehicle. Every seat has its own seat pockets for your gear.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park has 3 Main Camps with chalets and curio shops. The Park accommodates 6 Desert Camps located in and around the two ancient dry riverbeds of Kgalagadi: Auob and Nossob. However, the number of desert cabins in these camps is limited. There are only 5 units, which we have booked for our group.
Our accommodations on our way and within the Kalahari / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Accommodation in the Kalahari / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park for our Photo Tour 2022.
What to bring
During this time of the year, it will be the rainy season. The dramatic skies will enhance both landscape and wildlife photos. However, being in an arid land, the rain showers only last for 30 minutes to perhaps one hour. During the day, it can be quite warm in the Kalahari, and we recommend appropriate clothing. Please bring 1-2 long pairs of trousers a light jacket and a sweater for the early mornings and evenings. Camera gear: camera/s, wide-angle lens, telephoto zoom lens/es, and a tripod for night photography. (There is no need to bring a monopod or beanbag. These two items are available onboard for each client on the safari vehicle.)We will send you more information about what to bring a few weeks before the departure.
What Is Included On This Wildlife Photography Tour
- Transfers from and to the airport.
- All Safaris in the fully equipped photography vehicle.
- Accommodation during the Safari.
- All Meals while on Safari.
- All Park fees and conservation fees.
- Drinking water while on Safari.
- Local alcohol beverages & soft drinks while on Safari.
- Travel and medical insurance are required.
- Personal expenses, such as tips, laundry, purchases, etc.
- Visa Fees if required.
- International and domestic flights are excluded.
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