Kalahari Photography Tour – 6 Days
Join me on the Kalahari Photography Tour – 6 days at the private Ta Shabube Rooiputs Lodge. I have been visiting the area since 2009 and have intimate knowledge of the area and seasonal changes.
2019 – July 7th to 12th – FULL BOOKED
2020 – February – 23rd to 28th space available
2020 – April 10th to 16th – FULL BOOKED
2020 – November – 7th – 12th has space available
Rooiputs private concession area
It is located within the captivating Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park on the Botswana side, 25 km north of Two Rivers (Twee Rivieren). The lodge is perched along a mature red sand dune, overlooking a busy waterhole.
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is characterised by the red rolling Kgalagadi sand dunes and dune bushveld. It has its scattered salt pans, dune crests dominated by tall dune bushman grass and the arid fossil river environment of the Nossob and Auob River valleys.
They are the area’s big attraction and include the black-maned Kalahari lion, leopard, brown and spotted hyena, jackal and wildcat. The area is one of Africa’s best parks for the cheetah, which thrive by hunting in its fossil river valleys and the surrounding Kgalagadi dunes.
What we will cover during our safari:
- The power of composition
- Low and wide-angle photography
- The importance of depth of field
- Slow shutter speed and panning
- The basics of birds in flight
- Low light and ISO control
- Camera and lens techniques
- Image management and development (as required)
- $ 2670.00 USD per person sharing
- $ 3170.00 USD per person single
For international travellers, overnight accommodation and transfers can be provided in Upington as required with a transfer to the lodge.
Optional add ons
- $ 150.00 per person Upington Overnight Lodge including dinner and packed breakfast
- $ 325.00 per person transfer from Upington to Ta Shebube return (minimum of 4 persons)
What does this tour package include
- Kalahari welcome gift
- Digital development Lightroom preset pack
- Private vehicle
- 6 days Full board and accommodation in en-suite rooms
- All meals (brunch, high tea and dinner)
- 10 private photographic activities
- Park fees and bed levies
- Transfers from Two Rivers to Rooiputs Lodge return
- Personal expert guidance from Andrew Aveley
What this tour package does not include
- ALL DRINKS
- All items not mentioned in the inclusions
- Items of a personal nature
- Travel to and from Twee Rivieren starting point.
- Visas and Travel Fees
All of the above rates and dates are subject to availability and confirmation once a booking is to be confirmed.
Please contact me for detailed information and pricing through the contact form
During summer between October to April, average temperatures can go beyond 40°C. Although this is the rainy season, rainfall is quite scarce, often accompanied by dramatic thunderstorms.
During winter between May and August the highest day temperatures are at a comfortable 26 – 30°C while the winter nights can be exceedingly cold with temperatures falling as low as 10°C below zero.
Rooiputs and Polentswa are powered by a solar panel system with generators as a back-up. Limited charging of batteries is available for laptops and cameras.