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Botswana Bound - A Hackberry Farm Photography Workshop

Beautiful Botswana - Second Session

This service is fully booked.

August 17 - 28, 2025

  • Starts Aug 17, 2025
  • 15,500 US dollars
  • Kalahari Desert, Chobe River, Okavango Delta - Botswana

Service Description

Since the first time I went to Botswana, I fell in love with the country. The people there are remarkable, the hospitality is next level, and, of course, the wildlife is unparalleled. That’s why I am so excited about this trip and this itinerary. In a nutshell, we’ll see a bunch of Botswana and experience it in an immersive way. If you’ve ever traveled with me before, you know that I am a big fan of really leaning into a location by learning about its culture, learning some of its language, and making lifelong friends with our fellow travelers and the people who help us experience locations in such a remarkable way. Nice, memorable photos and photo subjects are a given on my excursions, but when you travel with me, I think you’ll agree that you will come home with so much more. Highlights of this trip include: - Elephants and hippos as you photograph them from mere feet away in a gimbal-equipped boat that’s made specially for photography; - Photograph wildlife from safari vehicles that get you close to a variety of species; - The dark-maned lions of the Kalahari desert; - The Kalahari desert - the second-largest game reserve in the world; - The legendary Okavango Delta - the largest inland river delta on the planet; - The Chobe River and Chobe National Park - the most biologically diverse region of Botswana; - Big cats, including lions, leopards, and cheetahs; - Photographing wildlife from a sunken blind that’s eye level with a waterhole; - Incredible bird diversity; - Abundant plains game species like impala, cape buffalo, wildebeest, lechwe, and scores of other species; - Bush plane flights between each location; - Top-notch lodging at each location; - This trip is all-inclusive. You just need to get to and from Johannesburg, South Africa, and I’ll take over from there; - This trip is scheduled for a biologically active time of the year; - We’ll be in locations that are uncrowded and still wild; - You’ll be with a small group of like-minded folks; - You’ll receive photo instructions that will make you a better photographer; - You’ll have a lot of fun. Photography Workshop Dates August 17 - 28, 2025 Twelve (12) days and Eleven (11) Nights Starts and ends in Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB) Group Size Six (6) guests. What’s included All meals Hotel Rooms Photography Instruction Transportation during the workshop What’s not included Airfare to and from JNB Souvenirs Lodging outside of workshop dates


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

On this excursion, each participant must put down a $4900 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit that goes directly to our safari partners in Botswana. Before booking, please inquire with Russell Graves about further considerations on this trip. To that extent, travel insurance is recommended for this and other trips. Please inquire about vendors for travel insurance.


Contact Details

430.440.0085

russell@russellgraves.com

Dodd City, TX, USA


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