Photo tour Planet Okavango

Photo Tour Planet Okavango

This photo tour offers the best for the nature and animal photography enthusiast. You will spend 8 days in two of Botswana’s most beautiful wildlife reserves. You will photograph the great diversity of the animal and bird life as well as the enchanting landscape of Okavango. You will spend the nights in a wonderful lodge in Kasane as well as on a charming camp and will be accompanied by the renowned photographer Hannes Lochner.

3 - 10 November 2019 (fully booked)

8 days/7 nights from Kasane /to Maun

Minimum of 4, maximum of 8 guests

Kasane – Chobe River – Khwai – Maun
This trip offers an extraordinary number of photographical highlights!
  • You will be visiting two of the most spectacular wildlife reserves of Botswana
  • On this photo tour, you will be accompanied by the professional wildlife and nature photographer Hannes Lochner. Hannes lived in Botswana for two years and knows the parks and animals like no other. Learn to take pictures like a pro and benefit from Hannes’ practical tips and tricks!
  • Less is more: Thanks to the three nights resp. four nights on the same location we will have more than enough time for wildlife observation and photography.
  • You will spend the nights in a wonderful Lodge in Kasane and in a very charming camp, exlusively booked for our group.
  • Enjoy the view on the Okavango Delta and the wildlife from a bird’s eye view!
  • Each guest has a guaranteed window seat in the safari vehicle – only four guests per vehicle.
  • Boat trips along the Chobe River with a special photography boat equipped with built-in stands and 360 degrees swivel chairs. The special boat will allow you to photograph the animals from a particularly low camera angle and come up close to them. You will be at eye level with the animals!
Photo safari Okavango Delta
Photo safari Okavango Delta


Day 1: Arriving in Kasane
After making your way individually to Kasane you will be welcomed at the international airport. We will then bring you to a wonderful lodge in Kasane where you will spend the next few days.

For the excursions on the Chobe River, we have a specially equipped photography boat available. You will benefit from tripod mounts with gimbal heads and 360 degrees swivel chairs. The flat-bottomed boats allow fantastic perspectives for photography.
Day 2 – 3: On the Chobe River
We have two full days to explore the Chobe. You will explore the wildlife of the river with the photography boat both in the morning and in the late afternoon. Photographing from the boat offers outstanding angles to take pictures of animals such as buffalos, elephants, antelopes and many more at eye-level or even from a lower angle. Exceptionally stunning pictures can be taken at sunset where the animals can be captured in dust clouds with backlit photography.
Day 4: Flight to the Khwai Region
After breakfast we will check out at the lodge and drive to Kasane airport. From there a small bush plane will take us on a one-hour flight to the Khwai Region in the Okavango Delta
Day 5 – 7: In the middle of the action
The region belongs to one of the most spectacular regions in Botswana. Since we are in a community area, the vehicles can also be driven off-road, offering you the best perspectives for photography. The area is known for its regular sightings of leopards, African wild dogs and lions. The fauna and flora of the Khwai region is very different from where we spent the first few days.

Your photo guide Hannes Lochner is always available for you with helpful tips and tricks. Between the different game drives, you can relax in the camp. Depending on your wishes and needs, Hannes will offer short tutorials on different areas of photography. Of course, he will also discuss with you the already captured photos to help you shoot even better pictures during the next game drive.
Day 8: Back to civilization
Today we will fly back to Maun with the bush plane where the photo tour will end. We gladly give you advice regarding possibilities to extend your stay.


Beautiful Lodge with spectacular views across the Chobe floodplains
At the Pangolin Chobe Lodge, there are a total of 14 bedrooms. Each of the rooms has a private balcony with spectacular views across the Chobe floodplains. The rooms are all air-conditioned with plenty of plug points and places to store camera gear and luggage.

The heart of the Pangolin Chobe lodge is the dining room, editing area, bar and pool terrace. The aim of the Pangolins Chobe Lodge is to have an inclusive elegant and relaxed atmosphere where you immediately feel like you are a part of a club. The walls are adorned with amazing wildlife images to inspire you, and there are plenty of places to relax and spend time with your fellow travellers. On the upper floor is the bar, with a table dedicated to editing and workshops.
Charming tented camp in Khwai
You spend 4 nights in our in our charming tented camp in the Khwai region. The camp is set up especially for our group.

It consists of classical meru style tents. Every tent is equipped with an ensuite bathroom with a bucket shower and open-air toilette.

Photo Guide

Hannes Lochner leads this scheduled photo tour, or if he is unavailable, another guide from our team will take over.

Hannes Lochner
Hannes Lochner is a renowned, award-winning wildlife photographer and has been taking pictures professionally since 2007. He has long been fascinated by the arid zones of southern Africa, which of course includes the Kalahari. His name is now synonymous with the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and the leopards in the park in particular.

learn more about Hannes
Who is this photo tour suitable for?
This photography trip is perfect for both beginners and advanced photographers. The small group sizes enable Hannes Lochner to attend to the varying needs of the photographers.

This trip will also be a unique experience in nature for partners who do not share your love of photography as they will get the chance to view animals.


CHF 6‘990.-

Photo Safari Planet Okavango

  • per person in a double room item
  • single supplement CHF 750.-
  • from Kasane / to Maun
Included in the price
  • Photographic coaching through Hannes Lochner
  • Guiding in English (with 4 participants and more also in German)
  • 3 nights accommodation in a wonderful lodge in Kasane with a view to the Chobe floodplainst
  • 4 nights accommodation in a lovely tented camp
  • Flights Kasane – Khwai region - Maun
  • All transfers between Kasane and Maun
  • Exclusive use of the game drive vehicles for our group
  • Exclusive use of the photography boat on the Chobe river
  • All meals
  • All drinks, inclusive local wine
  • All entry and camp fees within the parks and reserves
  • All-in-one info package - extensive information on the trip, checklists, tips and much more
Not included in the price
  • Journey to Kasane / from Maun
  • Excess baggage for domestic flights
  • Laundry
  • Premium and import beverages
  • Tips / gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance/cancellation cover
  • Any visa application fees
We reserve the right to change prices (especially due to exchange rate fluctuations)

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