Victoria Falls and Chobe Photographic Safari – 6 days ex Victoria Falls
Join us on this Victoria Falls and Chobe Photographic Safari in locations where you’ll be able to capture those truly iconic African Safari images. Over the six days, you will be wowed by the mighty Victoria Falls and spend time on photo boats on The Chobe River and game drives in the Chobe National Park.
This is a suitable adventure for photographers at all levels. During your stay at Chobe Pangolin Hotel, photo tuition is also supplied and included, as well as Canon DSLR cameras, telephoto lenses and memory cards.
It is our firm belief that The Chobe is the best year-round wildlife photography destination in Africa. There is always something to photograph in The Chobe. Add to that the option to photograph from the land (8-seater vehicle with bean bag camera mounts and window seat for all) as well as the water on the photo boats (8-seater shallow hulled photo boats with customised gimbals and 360 degree rotational seats), and you have everything you need for a world-class photo safari destination.
Along with the largest elephant population in Africa, great predator sightings and spectacular birdlife, there is almost everything that you might want to see and photograph on a safari.
Day 1 & 2 – 01-02 March 2023: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Upon arrival at Victoria Falls International Airport, you will be met by a representative of The Wallow Lodge who will take you the short distance to the hotel and help you check-in to your suite. The lodge has panoramic views of the Masuwe River from the backdrop of the main area, cleverly incorporating the unrushed rhythm of nature into the open plan design and embodies the simplicity and authenticity of safari life, with a modern freshness about it.
Enjoy a guided walking tour of the falls, where you will have the opportunity to discover the many facets of the magnificent Victoria Falls. Explore the rainforest while learning about the history of the Falls, its geological significance and its flora and fauna. You’ll have the opportunity to soak up the beautiful vistas, lush surroundings, magical waterfalls, and the spray of the Falls. After visiting the falls, enjoy lunch at the Outlook Café. Delicious food, staggering views and exceptional service make the Lookout Café a must-try place to eat out in Victoria Falls.
Note: Should you wish to see the Falls from the air, then we can arrange a helicopter flight for you (ideally in advance so as to avoid disappointment) and our operator will collect you from the lodge at a time of your choosing for the flight. We normally recommend taking the longer 25-minute flight to make the most of this once in a lifetime experience.
The Wallow Lodge is surrounded by natural beauty, and we focus on creating a space where guests can form a relationship with and learn about the environment they are in. We visit the High-Care Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre and Laboratory facilities to learn about innovative conservation initiatives from a team of passionate research and wildlife experts.
Enjoy an afternoon game drive, after which you will enjoy a selection of cocktails and canapes on the rim of the Batoka Gorge, where the Zambezi Rapids rage 120 metres below. This hidden gem is the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner.
We also enjoy a sunset Photographic Cruise on the Zambezi River in a specially adapted photographic boat with 360 degree swivel mounts. This allows us to mount our cameras at a suitable height, providing stability for crisp, clear photos.
Day 3, 4 & 5 – 03-05 March 2023: Chobe River/Chobe National Park, Botswana
On the third day we will collect you from The Wallow Lodge, to bring you across to Botswana and The Chobe National Park. The Pangolin Chobe Hotel is situated on the hillside overlooking the Chobe River and the floodplains of the Caprivi. The total travel time is around 2 hours and you will arrive at The Hotel in time to check in, unpack and join us for a high tea before heading out into the park on one of our custom photo boats.
Every day at the hotel will include a morning and afternoon cruise on the river or drive in the park and we will happily supply you with a state of the art DSLR camera and lens should you require to use during these times. You will be hosted by one of our resident photo guides who will be on hand to help you make the best of every photo opportunity that presents itself. We will supply you with all of the memory cards that you need and in between sessions you can view the images taken on our computers by the reception desk.
The photo boats and vehicles take a maximum of eight people and we will try as much as we can to match clients together with similar photographic goals and experience. Refreshments are served during the activities.
During the day and in the evenings you are welcome to relax by the swimming pool or on your private balcony. The upstairs bar offers spectacular views and is a lovely place to relax with a good book. Your accommodation is fully inclusive so if you would like any refreshments throughout the day you need only ask a member of staff and they will be more than happy to help you.
Dinner each evening is a set menu with a couple of choices for the main course. This is served in the dining room and if weather permitting out on the pool deck. A selection of wines will be served.
Day 6 – 06 March 2023: Kasane
On the final day, there will be time for a boat excursion in the morning followed by a drive back to the airstrip to connect with your flight and where we say goodbye.
We are more than happy to organise onward journeys to other regional safari destinations like Madikwe, The Central Kalahari, Tuli Block (Mashatu) or maybe into the salt pans of the Mgadigkadi. By far the most popular destination, however, is onwards to Cape Town, where you can be enjoying a view of the ocean and Table Mountain.
Price + Inclusions
Pre and post touring options available.
|Victoria Falls and Chobe Photographic Safari
|Price per person
Tour date: 01 March – 06 March 2023 ex Victoria Falls
This Photographic Safari is limited to 6 participants (only 4 places left).
- Meet and Greet at Victoria Falls Airport
- 2 nights at The Wallow Lodge
- Tour of Victoria Falls and lunch at the Lookout Cafe
- Sunset Photographic Cruise on the Zambezi River
- Tour of Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust
- 3 nights at the Pangolin Chobe Hotel
- All photo safari activities, camera rental and SD memory cards (Chobe only)
- Park fees
- Game drives
- Conservancy fees
- Complimentary Wi-fi
- Transfer to Kasane Airport
- Airfares and taxes
- Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature like Laundry and phone calls
- Optional touring
The Wallow Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Chobe Pangolin Hotel, Botswana