Discover Botswana 2024

Chobe National Park, and the Okavango Delta, Botswana

15 reviews
Apr 22 - May 4, 2024
Group size: 3 - 10
Discover Botswana 2024
Chobe National Park, and the Okavango Delta, Botswana

15 reviews

Apr 22 - May 4, 2024
Group size: 3 - 10

About this trip

With over 500 species of birds and 160 mammals, northern Botswana is one of the world’s great wildlife destinations. A vast area with few people, the region is home to the iconic Okavango Delta, an enormous wetland where rivers flow in, but never out, providing a literal oasis in the desert. Despite the natural wonders, it is uncrowded, and very frequently, we will be alone with the wildlife. Our trip utilizes comfortable mobile tent camps, which allow us privacy, isolation, and a connection to the place that no hotel can provide. Fully equipped with good beds, great food, and hot showers, this is truly the way to experience Botswana.  Scheduled for the early dry season, the timing of this workshop means fewer tourists, more birds, and the unique opportunity to photograph and view wildlife during the northward migration of animals from the Kalahari to Chobe National Park.

What’s included

  • Meals
    All meals after arrival in Johannesburg.
  • Transportation
    From Johannesburg to Botswana and return, plus all ground transport.
  • Safari
  • Safari Lodging
    Comfortable mobile tent camps
  • 2 nights hotel
    Pre and post safari in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Guide Service
    Photo guides, and local safari guides
  • Tips

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
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Select if you are traveling with a companion who will be sharing your accommodations.

Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy
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Select if you are traveling alone and will have single accommodations. 

Deposit: $500


Day 1
Arrival in Johannesburg, South Africa

As you clear customs in Johannesburg, a driver will be waiting to whisk you off to our local guesthouse, a short distance from the airport. There, we'll meet for our first dinner, where we can meet our fellow travelers, discuss the upcoming adventure, and answer any last-minute questions you have. The next morning, we'll be off to Botswana!

Your Organizer

David W. Shaw Photo Workshops
15 reviews
David W. Shaw Photography Workshops offers small group photo workshops and tours in Alaska, the lower 48, Africa, South, and Central America. Custom trips and scheduled workshops will take you from the wilds of Alaska's Brooks Range to the wildlife-filled wetlands of Botswana's Okavango Delta. Join me!


David Shaw is a top flight photo workshop instructor, extremely knowledgeable and professional
By Timothy N for Lake Clark Bear View on Sep 24, 2023
I just returned from this workshop with David. It was first class in every aspect. David is highly organized, communicates well and has a wealth of knowledge about the area and the wildlife. He was always happy to answer photography questions or talk in detail about the area, the bears or other wildlife. The food and accommodations were great considering we were in the backcountry. I've done many workshops with a variety of leaders and David is top notch. Highly recommended.
By Don C for Fat Bears of Katmai on Sep 22, 2023
Great time in the Brooks Range. Accommodations were awesome and truly appreciate all the efforts From David in making this a memorable trip. Jim
By James K for Autumn and Aurora in the Brooks Range on Aug 26, 2023
Absolutely exceeded any expectations I had going into this trip! Dave was wonderful - the group experience is always fun! Our group shared lots of laughs! Alaska, bears, eagles, puffins, otters, coastal bears - Dramatic weather all with a kind, compassionate, strong and knowledgeable leader guide! I’ll definitely be back to do another one of Dave’s groups! Alaska is a wonderful place and this was an experience that has expanded me in unforeseen ways - The food was good too!
By Jessica T for Bears of Katmai National Park on Jul 24, 2023
I tacked on this trip after doing the Mountains, Glaciers, etc trip david offers. This was a very special trip to remote areas and, despite Alaska's typically variable weather, we managed to achieve a wonderful itinerary thanks to David's great organising skills. Hikes were chosen not only to provide special experiences but to suit our level of fitness. The particpants gelled well and we had a wonderful time. The restaurants David chose were mostly outstanding. I appreciated that David was able to accommodate my wheat-free diet including snacks. His knowledge of flora and fauna, and of Alaska itself was excellent. I would have confidence in signing up for my 3rd trip with him no matter where he took us. He is so well travelled across the world.
By Vicky H for Bears of Katmai National Park on Jul 16, 2023
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