Day 1: Start of the photo safari After your individual arrival to Polokwane we meet in the afternoon in the hotel. Hannes Lochner will give an introduction to various aspects of wildlife photography.
Day 2: On to Botswana You will be driven in a comfortable minibus to the border of Botswana (journey time approx. 2.5 hours). After crossing the border, the ranger of the lodge is already waiting for us. In a short drive we reach the lodge where you obtain your room. In the late afternoon we set out for the first game drive. With a little luck, we will already find the first animals and start taking pictures.
Day 3 – 6: In the middle of the action The private reserve in the south of Botswana is very varied in landscape and has a great richness of animals. Since we are in a private area, the vehicles are allowed to drive off-road to offer you the best perspectives for taking pictures. The area is known for regular sightings of leopards, cheetahs and lions.
Your photo guide Hannes Lochner is always available to you for useful tips and tricks. Between game drives, relax in the camp. Depending on your wishes and needs, Hannes offers short tutorials on different areas of photography. Of course, he also discusses with you the already captured photos and helps you to shoot even better pictures during the next game drive.
Day 7: Back to civilization You will undertake one last game drive in the early morning before driving back to Polokwane. During the afternoon we have time to discuss the pictures in our hotel.
Day 8: End of the photo safari You will be driven to the airport in Polokwane where your individual return journey begins.
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.