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Photographic Safari with Karim Iliya

Photographic Safari with Karim Iliya


Best time to go
may 2025


Botswana Photographic Safari


Experience the Botswana wilderness with acclaimed wildlife photographer Karim Iliya as your expert guide, lending his expertise and assisting you in producing a collection of truly breath-taking images. Stay in two of African Bush Camps’s renowned safari camps, with some of Botswana’s finest guiding. This safari includes two scenic helicopter flips, fantastic for aerial photography.

Almost 30% of Botswana's land is a protected area and the country's commitment to its wildlife is unsurpassed; being home to some of the world's most endangered species such as the elusive African wild dog. Discover wildlife within the lagoons, open grass plains and woodland forests of the Khwai Concession. Listen out at night for the saw-like grunt of a leopard or the deep bone trembling roar of lions, and explore some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.

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Day 1, 01 May 2025: Arrive Maun - Linyanti

On arrival into Maun Airport, you will be connected with your scenic helicopter transfer directly to Linyanti Expeditions. Once you arrive at the camp, you will embark on your first photographic safari with Karim to explore this wonderful wildlife rich area. (L, D)

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Days 2 - 3, 02 - 03 May 2025: Linyanti Concession

Head out on morning and afternoon photographic safaris with Karim, and a scenic helicopter flip on the afternoon of the 3rd. The reserve has a high population of animals, lion and spotted hyena as the principal predators, with leopard being sighted primarily on night drives. (B, L, D)

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Day 4, 04 May 2025: Linyanti - Okavango Delta

Today, at a time to be advised locally, you will be game driven to the Linyanti Airstrip in time for your light aircraft flight to Khwai in the Okavango Delta. Later this afternoon you will embark on your first safari exploring and photographing the world renowned Okavango Delta. (B, L, D)

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Days 5 - 6, 05 - 06 May 2025 Khwai: Community Reserve

Over the course of the next two days you will spend your time exploring and photographing the dryland habitats of the lead-wood and camelthorn woodlands, and the savannahs and the riverside and marshy backwaters of the Khwai, with a scenic helicopter flight on the 6th. (B, L, D)

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Day 7, 07 May 2025: Khwai - Depart Maun

After breakfast, your guide drives you back to the airstrip where you will then take your light aircraft flight to Maun. Here you will say your goodbyes to the group before being assisted to connect with your international departing flight. (B)


Karim Iliya

Your Photographic Guide

Karim Iliya

Your Photographic Guide

“Photography lets me see the Earth in a new way, where I take my time looking at the details that you don’t usually see, and are difficult to process so quickly. Beyond anything I could have dreamed of, in the next few years, it will take me onto the largest rocket ship that has ever flown, off our planet to document the first civilian trip to the moon.”

Your Accommodations

Linyanti Expeditions

Linyanti Expeditions is a small and intimate camp, featuring just 6 tents to ensure a personalized experience for all 12 guests. Each tent is ground-level and comes with an ensuite bathroom located at the rear, reminiscent of the original expedition camps with features like bucket showers and toilets. The camp consists of two main tented areas. The first serves as the primary dining space and includes an open fire where all the cooking is done, allowing guests to witness the preparation of their incredible meals. The second main tented area provides guests with a relaxing space to enjoy a book while taking in the stunning views over the Linyanti wetland.

Khwai Lediba

Indulge in a breathtaking safari experience at Khwai Lediba on the banks of the Khwai River. Here you’ll witness the abundant wildlife of Moremi National Park, the oldest protected section of the Okavango Delta. Look out for lions, leopards, elephants, and giraffes roaming free in their natural habitat, all while immersed in the beauty of the African wilderness. You’ll have the opportunity to try many exciting activities on offer such as morning, afternoon, and night game drives, as well as walking and mokoro safaris (depending on water levels), allowing you to get up close and personal with the incredible wildlife of the region.

Why Natural World Safaris?

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Specialist Leaders

Follow the expertise of wildlife photographer Karim Iliya who will teach you how to capture the essence of Botswana’s wildlife and deliver post safari lectures and feedback on your photos.

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Wealth of Experience

We maintain close relationships with our partners on the ground, from lodge owners to frontline conservationists, affording our clients access and opportunities that nobody else can match.

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Wildlife Specialists

Wildlife remains our primary focus and we ensure accommodation is carefully selected as the very best places to stay for front-row wildlife spectacles for the time of the year you are travelling.

Dates & Prices botswana

Dates and Prices for botswana
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01 - 07 May 202587 DaysPhotographic7615

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