This safari has been designed for the photographer that understands the benefits of staying focused on one environment.
Hwange National Park is the premium wildlife park in Zimbabwe. This wildlife park hosts millions of animals that can be viewed and photographed both from a vehicle, from a hide, and on foot on a walking safari.
You will spend seven nights at one camp. Each day will be filled with photographic opportunities. You might decide to skip a game drive and sit in a hide by the water hole and wait for some action. You might want to walk with a safari guide and photograph the little things in life.
Your professional Zimbabwe safari guide has been selected because he knows how to find the wildlife and “follow the light” to put you in the right place at the right time to get the best image with the photographic equipment that you have.
March is the time of year when the seasonal rains are ending. The African bush is lush and green, which enhances your photographs visual impact. While there is a chance of rain, the rain normally occurs at night or in the late afternoon. An afternoon rain may end with a rainbow and a sky with white “fluffy” clouds to add more impact to your image.
Maximum Participants: 8
Photographer Leader: Local Professional Zimbabwe Guide
Friday, 10 March 2017
Upon arrival today, you are met and transferred to your hotel near the airport.
Saturday, 11 March 2017
Johannesburg – Victoria Falls - Hwange National Park
Today we fly to Victoria Falls where are met by a Wilderness Safaris representative and transferred, by air, to Hwange National Park. The area within the park where you will spend seven days is ecologically diverse, including vast, open palm fringed plains, grasslands, woodlands, and forests. This ensures a great number of animals year round - including elephants, rhino, buffalo, sable, roan, giraffe and sometimes even gemsbok. The area is one of the best for predators and we can expect to view lion, leopard, wild dog and cheetah along with the smaller African wild cat, serval, honey badger, civet and hyena.
We spend the next six days experiencing the magic of the wildlife in this park. The photographic opportunities are endless. The raining season is ending and the Africa bush is green. The background for our images is enhanced by the alive green background. In addition to our game drives, we can also spend time in a hide. Or, we can explore the African bush on foot escorted by a professional guide.
We depart by road for Victoria Falls. Traveling by land will allow you to view the local villages and photograph the people. We have two days to experience what has been called the adventure capital of Africa.
Today, you can leave Africa and return home. A flight from Victoria Falls will take you to Johannesburg where you can connect with your flight home. However, you have the option to visit Chobe National Park in Botswana for a couple of days. We highly recommend that you spend a couple more days on safari and photograph the elephants in Chobe National Park.
Monday – Tuesday, 20-21 March 2017
Victoria Falls – Chobe National Park
You will leave Victoria Falls by road on a short drive to the border between Zimbabwe and Botswana. You continue to your lodge where you enjoy two days of game viewing that includes a “boat safari” on the Chobe River.
Your safari ends today. You will be transferred to Victoria Falls airport and continue on to Johannesburg to connect with your flight home.
The Price of Adventure
Per Person Double Occupancy
$5,995 per person
Photographer’s Price: $4,495 per person
Single Room Supplement: $1,025
The SRS is waived for a photographer willing to share a room.
Chobe Post-Safari: $895
Single Room Supplement: $300
The SRS is waived for Photographers willing to share a room.
(Per Person - Double Occupancy)
Victoria Falls: $795 per person
Extra Night at Victoria Falls: $200 per person
Walking with lions: $175 per person
Safari Price Includes:
All accommodations in hotels, lodges and luxury tented camps
Three meals daily on safari, breakfast only in Johannesburg and Victoria Falls
Air charters where indicated at price indicated
Day game drives and safari walks
Services of English speaking guide and staff
Park entrance fees
Airport transfers and arrival/departure assistance in Africa
Comprehensive safari preparation
Not included are international, domestic airfare and, personal expenses such as personal insurance, excess baggage fees, phone calls, gratuities to guides, airport departure taxes, passport and visa fees, and extra nights in Africa not included in itinerary.
International Air Transportation:
You are responsible for booking your own international air transportation. To assist you, we have provided you with the airport codes and the dates you need to arrive or depart.
Arrival Airport Code: JNB on 10 March 2017
Departure Airport: JNB on 11 March for VFA
Departure Airport: VFA on 20 March 2017 for JNB
Departure Airport Code: JNB on 20 March for home
You may need assistance with your flights to Maun and from Victoria Falls. David Anderson Safaris is not a travel agency and cannot issue air tickets. David Anderson Safaris cannot under the California Seller of Travel Law give advice regarding any problems that you might have booking your air within Africa or to and from Africa.
As a safari consultant however, we can make recommendations regarding booking your air arrangements