African photo tour - Five weeks 2021

After our highly successful January 2020 trip, we are looking at running a similar trip in 2021 if covid-19 restrictions allow, with the possibility of delaying until later 2021 or 2022 if conditions require it.

 

This trip is suitable for both photographers and non-photographers. Our 5 week self drive tour will leave from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, travelling to Botswana and Namibia to Cape Town and Kruger National Park in South Africa. We will be self driving in fully equiped Toyota Hilux 4x4s with roof tents, staying mainly in camp grounds, with some accommodation in permanent tented camps, and luxury apartments in Cape Town.

Our photo tour starts at one of the 7 natural wonders of the world - Victoria Falls. Here the mighty Zambezi River plunges over 100m in a spectacular series of falls over 1.6km wide. There will be an oportunity to photograph the falls from above in a helicopter. David has conducted hundreds of aerial photoshoots, and has published several books of aerial photographs, so can provide participants with the tips and techniques needed to get the best aerial images possible.

From Victoria Falls we embark on a safari through some of the best game parks in Zimbabwe and Botswana. At Hwange and Chobe National parks, and Moremi Wildlife Reserve, we will be staying at campsites inside the parks - some fenced, and some unfenced meaning it's possible wildlife will roam straight through our camp. At Okavango Delta we will get poled in canoes through a myriad of streams that spread out to make up this massive 2 million hectare, 400km long inland delta.

Leaving Botswana we hope to do a walk to learn some of the bushcraft developed by San Bushmen from living in the Kalihari Desert for tens of thousands of years. Entering Namibia we head for the Skeleton Coast, where massive desert dunes plunge straight into the Atlantic Ocean. Heading inland we get a chance to climb some massive dunes in Namib-Naukluft National Park, and if we're lucky get a chance to photograph gemsbok with a background of mountains of sand.

In the southern Namib Desert we'll see some highlights unique to Namibia - a desert castle, wild desert horses, a ghost town built in an area once so rich in diamonds, they were picked up of the desert floor as they glistened in the moonlight, and a remote German fishing village.

We cross into South Africa at Kgaligadi Transfrontier Park - a huge desert park around the size of Switzerland, famous for it's predators. From here we drive to Cape Town and swap out 4x4s and roof tents for luxury apartments. Highlights here include a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain, and a trip out to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.

We fly out of Cape Town and our last few days are spent in the huge Kruger National Park. The park is suituated in the east of South Africa, and forms over 350km of border with Mozambique. Here there are great oportunities for photographing wildlife, and we will again have the freedom of driving our own vehicles, meaning we can stay as long as we want at each animal sighting.

In five weeks we will have photographed some of the best icons of Southern Africa, in what can truely be described as a photographers "bucket list" trip of a lifetime.

Cost  NZ$16,000 per person twin share

Included - Fully equiped Hilux 4x4 with roof tents, all camping fees, permanent tent accommodation, luxury apartments and bungalows, park fees for Victoria Falls N.P., Hwange NP, Chobe NP, Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Namib Naukluft NP, Kgaligadi Transfrontier Park, Kruger NP, fuel, prepared meals, flights from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, and Cape Town to Johannesburg, Okavango Delta Mokoro Boat trip, Bushman walk, Kolmanskop Ghost town, boat cruise Zambezi River, boat cruise Chobe River, Table Mountain Cable Car, Robben Island boat and tour, Victoria Falls Helicopter flight, Okavango Delta helicopter flight, two full time group guides and all photography tuition.

Not included  - flights to and from South Africa, visas, restaurant meals, alcohol, travel insurance, sourvenirs, anything not listed above.

Please contact us at  david@davidwallphoto.com to be put on out mailing list for further information.

 

 

 

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