View Full Version : South Africa and Botswana Sept 2014

nate chappell
11-16-2013, 02:55 PM

South Africa, The Cape, September 7-21, 2014
Nate Chappell leads this spectacular tour to the Cape region in South Africa. This tour is under 5k inclusive sharing for a 2 week photography safari from Cape Town, South Africa. It includes 2 visits to the African Penguin colony in near Cape Town, whale photography from both boats and shore, an optional trip to photograph Great White Sharks breaching to attack "dummy" seals, 2 nights in West Coast National Park during peak wildflower season, displaying Blue Cranes, bustards and rare antelope in the Overburg, Knysna Turacos and several sunbirds, spectacular scenery on the South Coast of South Africa and ends with 5 days and 4 nights of big game photography (elephants, cape buffalo, lions etc) at Addo Elephant National Park. Nate will be arranging small bird set up photography at several locations as well as giving presentations on photgraphing birds and wildlife, fill flash for birds and processing raw images.

Spectacular species we should see and photograph include:
African Penguin
Southern Right Whale
Great White Shark
African Elephant
Cape Buffalo
Eland, Bontebok, Kudu and other antelope
Blue Crane
Kynsna Turaco
Orange-breasted, Double-collared and Malachite Sunbirds
Malachite and Pied Kingfishers
Spotted Eagle Owl
and many, many more

To see the details of this tour see www.trogontours.net/south_africa (http://www.trogontours.net/south_africa). To see images from my 2 previous tours there see www.trogontours.net/galleries/south_africa
The extension features 6 days and 5 nights of photography on and near the Chobe River. We will be photographing from a specialized photography boat that has gimbal style tripods installed as well as from a safari vehicle and we will visit an underground to bunker to take wide angle elephant shots and other close ups. At this time of year the Chobe River floodplain is full of game - Elephants, Waterbuck, large herds of Cape Buffalo etc. The river is full of large Nile Crocodile and Hippo. The area is spectacular for birds with large numbers of waders, kingfishers, African Fish Eagle, African Skimmers and many more. Away from the river Lilac-breasted Rollers are abundant and our game drives give us good chances to photograph leopard and lion. It includes beginning and final nights accommodation in Johannesburg, South Africa as well as flight to Kasana, Botswana. The details are at the bottom of www.trogontours.net/south_africa (http://www.trogontours.net/south_africa)

To register for either or both of these tours or if you have any questions regarding them contact Nate Chappell at nchappell@trogontours.net or 281-778-1486

nate chappell
05-16-2014, 01:17 PM
We have 2 spots left for our South Africa tour and 3 spots open for the Botswana extension.

nate chappell
06-12-2014, 05:59 PM
The South Africa portion of the tour is now full. We still have spaces available for Botswana and we can arrange a private tour for you at Pilanesberg in South Africa if more time is desired there.