Botswana up close

Photography from hides and more
Accompany us to the peak of the dry season in a spectacular game reserve in the south of Botswana. The area has a wide variety of wildlife. You have great opportunities to observe and photograph lions, cheetahs and leopards.

We will also photograph from hides. You have an opportunity to take unique pictures of elephants, antelopes and more. With a bit of luck you can photograph the elephants with wide-angle lenses from a frog's perspective.

During the photo safari you will be supported & guided by the renowned wildlife photographer Hannes Lochner and another photographer from the Amazing Views team. Don't miss out this exciting and intensive week.

16. - 22. October 2020 (only 2 spots available)

7 days / 6 nights from / to Polokwane

maximal 8 guests

Polokwane – private game reserve in Southern Botswana - Polokwane

This photo trip offers an extraordinary number of photographic 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.
  • You will have opportunity to photograph 2-3 times from fantastic hidden spots “ the eye level” of the animals.
  • 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 stay in a comfortable lodge in the middle of the bush.
  • Each guest has a guaranteed "window seat" in the safari vehicle


Day 1: Arrival to South Africa
After your individual travel 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.
Fotoworkshop Wildlife Amazing Views
Fotoworkshop Wildlife Amazing Views
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. We will photograph 2 - 3 times from underground hides. With a little luck you will be able to take spectacular pictures from unique angles.

Your photo guide Hannes Lochner is always available to you for useful tips and tricks. Between game drives, you can 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 about already captured photos and helps you to shoot even better pictures during the next game drive.
Fotoworkshop Wildlife Amazing Views
Fotoworkshop Wildlife Amazing Views
Day 7: Back to the civilization
You will undertake one last game drive in the early morning before driving back to Polokwane. Your individual return or onward journey begins.
Fotoworkshop Wildlife Amazing Views
Fotoworkshop Wildlife Amazing Views
Fotoworkshop Wildlife Amazing Views
Fotoworkshop Wildlife Amazing Views


Beautiful lodge in the south of Botswana
The lodge is located in a private game reserve in southern Botswana. The area has a beautiful landscape and will delight you with its wide plains, grasslands, forests, rocky hills and wetlands. The game reserve around the lodge is home to a variety of wildlife including herds of elephants, lions, giraffes, ostriches, leopards, hyenas and cheetahs.

The lodge has 14 spacious, tastefully decorated rooms, all with air conditioning and bathroom (with shower and bath). In the general area there is a bar, dining area, pool and comfortable lounge.
Unterkunft Fotoworkshop Botswana
Unterkunft Fotoworkshop Botswana
Unterkunft Fotoworkshop Botswana
Unterkunft Fotoworkshop Botswana

Photo Guide Hannes Lochner

Foto Guide Amazing Views
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 6'350.-

  • 16. to 21. October 2020
  • Price per person sharingr
  • Single supplement CHF 1'500.-
  • from / to Polokwane

Included in the price
    Included in the price
    • Photographic support by a professional photographer
    • Photo guide in English (from six participants on also in German)
    • 1 nights at the hotel in Polokwane
    • 5 nights in a fantastic lodge in southern Botswana
    • All transfers from/to Polokwane
    • All game drives in the safari vehicle used exclusively by our group and other activities offered in the camps
    • Breakfast and dinner in Polokwane
    • All meals in the Lodge
    • All entry and camp fees within the reserve
Not included in the price
  • Individual arrival and departure to/from Polokwane
  • Snacks in Polokwane
  • Beverages
  • Laundry service
  • Personal expenses
  • tips
  • Any Visa fees
  • Travel insurance / cancellation insurance
We reserve the right to change prices (especially due to exchange rate fluctuations)

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