Best kept secret
Photo Safari Botswana
The classic travel period to discover Botswana and admire and photograph the wildlife is the dry season. However, the true expert of Africa swears by the rainy season. The landscape shimmers green, flowers start to bloom, and many birds sing. Animal sightings are a bit more challenging but with the landscape awakening to life in the background it is all the more beautiful.
The green nature, the wonderful lighting moods with the radiant colors of the green season create a breathtaking scenery for countless photo opportunities. All pictures to be seen here were made during our research trip in February 2018.
On safari during the rainy season
In the rainy season in Botswana violent thunderstorms may fall. In general, it does not rain long. However, you have to expect that a game drive might be cancelled on this trip. In return you will have many great photo opportunities during your stay in the game reserve. During our research trip in February 2018 we had to cancel a game drive after about one hour during our four-day trip because of a thunderstorm. All other activities could take place as planned.
This Photo Safari Botswana offers extraordinary highlights!
- You visit a spectacular private game reserve with an abundance of wildlife
- You have a good chance to observe and photograph lions, cheetahs and leopards.
- On this photo tour you will be accompanied by the professional wildlife photographer Hannes Lochner. Hannes lived in Botswana for 2 years and knows the parks and the animals like no other. Learn to photograph like a pro and benefit from Hannes practical tips and tricks!
- Less is more: Spending five nights in the same lodge gives you plenty of time for wildlife observation and photography.
- You’ll stay in a amazingly beautiful luxury lodge, in the middle of the bush.
- Each guest has a guaranteed “window seat” in the safari vehicle.
- You can also create great landscape pictures in this season. Thanks to the rainy season, the sunsets and sunrises are particularly colourful. The light moods after a brief thunderstorm immerse the multi-faceted landscape in beautiful pastel colours.
7 – 14 February 2021
CHF 5‘950.- | Price per person sharing (double occupancy)
CHF 7‘250.- | Price per person in a single room
13 – 20 February 2022
CHF 5‘990.- | Price per person sharing (double occupancy)
CHF 7‘290.- | Price per person in a single room
Included in the Price
Not included in the Price
Combine this Photo Trip with our “Cats of the Kalahari” Tour
When booking both trips, you benefit from a combination discount of CHF 250.- per person.
Learn more about our Cats of the Kalahari tour
What out clients say
I joined for this trip directly after the cats of the Kalahari: the contrasts of both trips (Kalahari: desert steppes in beige versus Mashatu: rich green partly with yellow flower carpet) are fantastic! Very good mentoring by Hannes and Thomas, who can give even experienced photographers a tip or two. Very comfortable lodge with excellent staff, especially the local guides are to be emphasized.
This was my seventh photo safari, but the first time during the rainy season. Seeing the different animals and birds in a green landscape is a unique experience. Thanks to the excellent guides from the lodge, who made sure that the rainy season had no negative impact on the number and quality of sightings of cats of prey, birds and other animals. The photo tour guidance by Hannes Lochner and Thomas was excellent, as usual for Amazing Views. Many thanks!
excellent organization everything worked smoothly- breath-taking camp with best food and loving hospitality - perfect driver chosen who took us through thick and thin and to the most beautiful places - an unforgettable journey
Since it was my first time on a photo safari, I was overwhelmed by the many impressions of the animals. The rainy season in Botswana was a pleasant travel time and the sight of the flower carpet was unique. The local driver and the guide were very keen to show us as many animals as possible. Thomas and Hannes Lochner always had good advice for taking pictures, thank you very much for the beautiful trip.
I have been to Botswana with Amazing Views before, I was also lucky enough to go on the first trip to Churchill to see the Polar Bear babies. All trips were unforgettable. Now again, to travel to Botswana during the rainy season was awesome for me. To photograph the animals between the lush green and yellow flowers, and to see them rolling around in it was fantastic. Plants, which I had thought to be dead in October, came back to life. Unique and an unforgettable experience. The trip was as usual, very well organized and everything went like clockwork. The lodge was super. Excellent support by Thomas and Hannes Lochner, who explained or showed with a lot of patience again and again the right adjustments and the right perspective. Not to forget the drivers and trackers who tried tirelessly to fulfil our wishes. I am thrilled. Many thanks to all.
The tours are always super organized by Jennifer and Thomas! I especially liked this tour, because you experience the nature of South Africa and Botswana in its unspoiled form. The animals are not on display, you have to look for them / discover them. But you get to see all the animals, up close and personal. Also, the season with occasional thunderstorms and wildflower carpets has its special charm. Absolutely recommended!
As a repeat offender, I have already been on the road with Amazing Views several times! As always, the tour was very well organized. Expectations are exceeded again and again. Best guides guarantee for an unforgettable experience! Absolutely recommendable! - A big praise to Thomas and Jennifer! - Keep going!
A great trip over four outstanding, but also very different stations within the Okavango Delta. Both the driving and the photo guides provided unforgettable moments and helped with words and deeds to "shoot" fantastic photos. My rather high expectations were even exceeded. For a wonderful trip, many thanks to Amazing Views!
Reto & Marlene
"Amazing Views" lives up to its name. We took home unforgettable impressions from a varied, very well organized and exclusive tour to a fantastic wildlife area. Thomas and James led the group in a friendly and professional manner and knew how to respond to each participant individually. We felt very comfortable, even though the hyenas, hippos and elephants regularly visited our camp at night. Predicated as very recommendable ... actually a must
Sonja & Jürgen
We were back in Botswana after 30 years and felt wonderfully looked after by Thomas and James, and the whole team of Letaka Safaris. We would never have imagined such a great trip. From the competent photo and tour guide of James to the extraordinary beautiful campsites and the interaction with the nice fellow travellers, there was nothing to complain about. We can only recommend everyone to join this trip. To Amazing Views, you are top!
The Amazing Views have organized an absolutely great trip. Letaka Safaris offered a great organization. The rangers are very good drivers and very successful with their game drives. Their great knowledge in interpreting footprints and the perception and interpretation of animal sounds was terrific, so that we had many impressive moments while discovering this animal world in such a great landscape. With James, the whole thing was topped: an extremely good photographer, with a knowledge he was able to convey very well. I have profited enormously from him. His warm way of leading the group was absolutely terrific. A great trip with unique impressions and pure emotions. Thank you all for this experience, it is unforgettable.
A very well organized, "little" adventure which - fortunately away from the mass tourism streams - gave me many impressive, some touching and moving, several unique moments in the African wilderness. The photographer, James, not only has an excellent feeling for the motif and the right moment, but also for the different needs and requirements of the individual participants. All in all a successful trip, which not only fully met my expectations but in some aspects even exceeded them.