BOTSWANA PHOTO SAFARI
DATES: 16 Apr 2017 – 24 Apr 2017
PRICE: 5,495 $ SHARING
EARLY BIRD: 5,245 $ (To be paid before 31th of December 2016)
LENGHT: 9 DAYS
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: ENGLISH & SPANISH
LEADERS: MARINA CANO & MIKE FISHER
WHAT IS INCLUDED ON THE PHOTO SAFARI
- PARK FEES AND HIRE OF VEHICLES AND GUIDES
- HELICOPTER FLIGHT IN VICTORIA FALLS
- TRANSFERS IN BOTSWANA
- 3 NIGHTS TENTED CAMP IN CHOBE, ALL MEALS AND DRINKS
- 3 NIGHTS HOUSE BOAT, ALL MEALS AND DRINKS
- 2 NIGHTS AT THE FOUR STARS ILALA LODGE, BED AND BREAKFAST
- CRUISE IN VICTORIA FALLS
- PHOTOSHOP AND LIGHTROOM TUITION
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
- INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
- MEALS IN VICTORIA FALLS
- TIPS FOR CAMP STAFF AND GUIDES
I’m a landscape and wildlife photographer, based in Cantabria, in the North of Spain.
I am part of the Canon Ambassador team as a Canon Explorer since 2015
I am finalist of the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015
My work has been published around the world and have won international awards. In 2009 I’ve published my book, Cabárceno, with the pictures I’ve took for three years in the largest park of wildlife in Europe, with the same name. My most recent book Drama & Intimacy was published in 2012 and has sold out. I published my first electronic book in early 2015 called Babies of the Wild
I spent 16 years taking advertising and editorial photos and over the past 15 years have been a fine art photographer. I have been working closely with Marina for the past five years and have learnt a huge amount being tutored by Marina. My work is very different to Marina’s, however, I bring passion for wildlife and the bush. I have also spent many years teaching people photography and this is where a lot of my interest still lies.
Q – Do I need a Visa for Botswana?
A – Check with the Botswana Embassy in your Country
Q – What is the best way to fly there?
A – You can fly via Joburg or Cape Town in South Africa to Kaasane
Q – What equipment must I bring?
A – Ideally long lenses 300mm plus and wide angle lenses, extra batteries and extra memory cards, local adapters for charging equipment. Converters are also useful but ideally only for fixed lenses. Bringing a tripod is often a good idea. Bean Bag. Polarising filters are often useful to intensify the blue sky. Make sure that your camera bag is robust.
Q – How many people will be attending this trip?
A – We can only take 10 people in total. 8 students our 2 driver-guides and Marina in one vehicle with Mike in the other. Everyday Marina and Mike will alternate vehicles.
Q – Will I need any photographic experience ?
A – You don’t need any experience at all, we will certainly coach you in getting the best results possible whether you are experienced or not. Many people attend our workshops with very little experience and also a lot of experience.
Q – What do I need to wear and bring with me to make my safari more comfortable?
A – Comfortable clothing at all times. The days tend to be sunny and warm. The evenings and early morning wear warm clothes, we will certainly be taking photos before sunrise and sunsets. Sun glasses and hats are a must and for the fair skinned suntan lotion and lip cream.
Q – What time do we get up in the morning and go to bed at night?
A – We are usually up 45 minutes before sunrise to catch first light.
Q – What animals will we see in Botswana?
A – You will see lots of elephants, giraffes, buffalos, lions, zebra,leopards, wild dogs, awesome birds, an assortment of buck and stunning stunning landscapes.
Q – What transport will we be using?
A – Please see images of the vehicles below. House boat, 4×4, Pangolin voyager.
Q – If I am travelling alone, can I share a room with someone or can I have my own room?
A – In this trip we encourage you to share due to the special conditions of this safari.
Q – Will we see lots of animals?
A – There is an abundant of animals to be seen in Botswana, hence it being so popular amongst wildlife photographers.
Q – Do I need to bring my computer?
A – We would certainly recommending bringing a laptop. Some evenings we will be offering lessons on both Photoshop and Lightroom. Makes sure that you have these softwares on your computer and if not thats not a problem either.
Q – Do I need to bring an external hard drive?
A – Virtually every evening we spend time charging batteries and backing up our memory cards to either a laptop or a 500 gig external hard drive.
Q – Will I need vaccinations?
A – This region is malaria free but its best to check with the embassy when you apply for your visas.
Q – What is communication systems like in Botswana?
A – There can be certain areas where you will have no access to the outside world so please be very aware of that. Everywhere else in the country we have access to wifi and mobile communication.
Q – Do I need travel insurance?
A – Travel insurance is a must in Africa. We suggest be well covered.
- ENTRADAS A LOS PARQUES, ALQUILER DE VEHICULOS Y GUIAS
- VUELO EN HELICOPTERO EN CATARATAS VICTORIA
- TRANSPORTE EN BOTSWANA
- 3 NOCHES EN CAMPAMENTO EN CHOBE, TODAS LAS COMIDAS Y BEBIDAS INCLUIDAS
- 3 NOCHES EN CASA FLOTANTE, TODAS LAS COMIDAS Y BEBIDAS INCLUIDAS
- 2 NOCHES EN CATARATAS VICTORIA, EN ILALA LODGE, SOLO DESAYUNO
- CRUCERO EN CATARATAS VICTORIA
- PHOTOSHOP Y LIGHTROOM
- NO ESTA INCLUIDO:
- VUELOS INTERNACIONALES
- COMIDAS EN CATARATAS VICTORIA
- PROPINAS PARA EL PERSONAL DE LOS ALOJAMIENTOS Y GUIAS
Soy una fotógrafa de fauna y paisaje, de Cantabria, España.
Finalista del prestigioso Wildlife Photographer of the Year en el 2015
Desde este mismo año formo parte del equipo de Canon Ambassador como Canon Explorer de fotografía de fauna.
Mi trabajo se ha publicado en todo el mundo y he ganado premios internacionales. En el año 2009 publiqué mi libro Cabárceno, con fotografías que hice durante tres años en el parque más grande de Europa.
Mi libro más reciente Drama&Intimidad publicado en el 2012 está agotado. El libro electrónico Bebés Salvajes, publicado en 2015.
He dedicado 16 años a la fotografía de publicidad y editorial, y en los últimos 15 años he sido fotógrafo de fine art. He estado trabajando con Marina durante los últimos 6 años, aprendiendo mucho acerca de la fotografía de fauna. Mi trabajo es muy diferente al de Marina, sin embargo, también muestra la pasión por la naturaleza y la fauna. He pasado muchos años enseñando fotografía y es aquí donde me siento más cómodo.