DATES // NOVEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 1, 2020
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS // 16
COST // $8,000 CAD. See inclusions below.
PHOTOGRAPHY LEVELS // All
PHYSICAL RATING // Easy (see description below)
WHERE YOU’LL STAY // Pangolin Chobe Hotel, The Pangolin Khwai Camp
This one is a wildlife-lovers dream, and offers fantastic viewing of predators and plains game with an abundance of time spent on the river for an overload of elephants, hippos, water birds and Fish eagles.
Where: Our time will be spent based in two beautiful lodges/camps, exploring the abundance of wildlife of the Okavango Delta and The Chobe. For half the trip we will stay in the top-rated Pangolin Chobe Hotel (which just won 2019’s Africa Leading New Hotel award), while the other half of the trip will see us stay at the The Pangolin Khwai Camp in the Okavango Delta ecosystem on one of the Northern fingers of the Delta.
INS AND OUTS
- One-on-one and group photography instruction from Dave Brosha and Paul Zizka
- Airport transfers
- All accommodations
- Transportation during workshop
- All meals
- Local guide and drivers
- Charter flight from Maun to Khwai Private Reserve
- Charter flight from Khwai Private Reserve to Kasan
What’s Not Included:
- Travel insurance
- Flights to and from Botswana
- Any weather-caused delays/extensions to stay.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The workshop will include several short 2-3 kilometre hikes over uneven terrain such as uneven terrain, hills, and dunes. There is nothing technical involved, but participants should be comfortable and prepared to walk and/or climb areas in warmer temperatures with a backpack for periods of up to an hour at a time.
WHAT TO BRING
Please come prepared for a variety of weather conditions as the more comfortable you are, the more enjoyable your experience will be.
- suitable and comfortable clothing, which you can layer. It will be hot during the day, but it can cool down considerably at nights – layers are important
- a fleece jacket/sweater
- a headlamp or flashlight
- your own camera equipment (preferably DSLR, which allows manual control of shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings and a range of lenses, if you have). Our recommended lenses to bring would be one wide angle lens with a fast aperture (useful for night photography), and something in the strong portrait range (50MM-135MM). Other lenses are useful, of course, but those two lenses were our most frequented “go-to” lenses.
- a sturdy tripod
- a cable (or wireless) shutter release
- off-camera and/or studio equipment if that style of photography interests you
As well, we optionally recommend:
- small first aid kit
- blister bandages
- water bottle
- bandana (keep dust out of nose and mouth, protect eyes from sweat
- air blower for sand/dust around camera/electronics
- voltage adapters
- a laptop for editing (with editing software, preferably Adobe)
YOUR OFFBEAT INSTRUCTORS
DAVE BROSHA // LEADER
Holding a passion for the world and an eye for the beauty it contains, Long Creek, Prince Edward Island based, award-winning commercial, personal, and adventure photographer Dave Brosha is on a continual journey to seek out and capture the beauty of this world – whether it’s the beauty of some of the most extreme and pristine environments in the world, or the beauty of some of a person’s most personal moments. In addition to living throughout northern Canada for much of his life, Dave – along with his beautiful wife, Erin, and three children – have also lived in Asia and have traveled extensively through both the many provinces and territories of their native country and numerous countries abroad.
PAUL ZIZKA // LEADER
Specializing in photographing in difficult conditions and hard-to-reach places, Paul has a passion for shooting alpine sports and backcountry experiences, capturing the spirit of adventurers and finding unusual angles of common mountain subjects. As a landscape photographer, he particularly enjoys the challenge of capturing nature’s beauty at night and the unique features that come with a dark sky – stars, Northern Lights and dramatic silhouettes. Paul’s award-winning photos have been featured in a variety of publications, including National Geographic, Maclean’s, Alpinist, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Islands, and Climbing magazine.
Please visit our FAQs for more information on What to Bring, our Physical Ratings and Photography Levels.
IS THIS PHOTO TOUR FOR YOU?
Physical Rating (Easy):
- Hiking experience // None necessary.
Pace // Slow.
Distance/Description // <5km/day (3 miles) on well-defined trails, with slight noticeable elevation change, and perhaps slightly uneven terrain.
Footwear // Light hiking shoes or sneakers.
Photography Level (ALL): This photo tour is open to both amateur and professional photographers.
INSURANCE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
CANCELLATION: Spots are non-refundable but are transferable, with the exception of a $250 administration fee. For instance, we will provide a refund, minus the administration fee, if the participant is able to find someone else to take his or her spot and can sell/transfer the spot to a new participant. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
Although extremely unlikely, OFFBEAT Photography Inc. reserves the right to cancel the tour at any time for a variety of reasons (i.e. if a minimum number of participants is not met or if unforeseen circumstances dramatically impacted cost of the tour or global conditions somehow warranted a cancellation). In the very unlikely event of a cancellation within OFFBEAT’s control, all monies/deposits made to OFFBEAT Photography Inc. would be refunded to participants, however, no compensation would be made for participant flight cancellation fees or any other associated travel costs. See Insurance Policy for more details.
In the very unlikely event of a cancellation beyond OFFBEAT’s control (i.e. global situation, act of God, war, medical outbreak, extreme weather), every attempt would be made to rebook the tour within a period of two years. In this situation, no refunds would be given but every effort made to find participants a spot on the rescheduled tour or another upcoming OFFBEAT tour.
INSURANCE: It is not only advised but required that photo tour participants have trip cancellation/interruption insurance, as well as emergency medical/illness insurance and rescue coverage (proof required within 4 months of departure).
Weather and other unforeseen factors can cause delays in travel, particularly from some of our more remote locations. It is the participant’s responsibility to cover any costs in the case of a travel delay of any length. Please ensure your trip cancellation/interruption insurance accommodates this possibility.
By purchasing a spot you are acknowledging that you accept these conditions.