CNP Safaris

Carmine photography boat safari on the Zambezi

CNP Safaris offers you a connected Nature experience on the banks of the Chobe River, while supporting you to capture the essence through pictorial storytelling

Words can not describe the world-class photographic opportunities for passionate Bird Photographers created by thousands of nesting Carmine Bee Eaters.
The newly built, modern and stylish Zambezi Mubala Lodge is a secret river hideaway on the shores of the mighty Zambezi.
Cruise downriver with the CNP Safaris custom-built photographic boat and enter the enchanted Mubala world, where the Bee-eaters nest along the banks of the majestic Zambezi between August and December.
They dip into the cool waters for a drink, and they swiftly catch insects and bring them to their nests that are only a few meters away from photographers; their territorial fights normally start on the ground to be continued as areal battles as they patrol the sky against a setting African sun.
All of this is under the constant threat of different birds of prey looking for their next meal.
What is more, they share the Zambezi sky with around 480 other bird species.

What makes the Carmine Bee eater photo safari Special?

Connecting with Nature's splendour
while capturing the endless
photographic action around you.


It is not difficult to offer you a game drive, hide or boat safari and show you animals in their Natural environment.

Running through a mammal or a bird checklist hinders you from slowing down and experiencing the true stories and lessons Nature has to offer.

Here is the problem we have with this limited approach!

The photographic opportunities are waisted if you can’t capture the true essence of the action and interactions between species at play.

CNP Safaris, as your tour leader, have developed the ability to not only look at a Nature scene, but to record the actions and interactions in such a way that you are left with not only an impactful portfolio of images, but ultimately a much deeper Nature connectedness, which in return, create personal wellness.

Instead of only looking, you will be able to truly see and capture Nature’s storytelling vividly!

As your photographic tour leader, we take responsibility for positioning and guiding you so that you can exponentially grow as a Nature photographer.

Trusted by hundreds of wildlife photographers

We teach you how to see & capture Nature's stories at play

Looking is not the same as seeing


Creating confidence, connection & wellness

Specialised photographic vehicles, boats and hide

Designed by Wildlife Photographers for Wildlife Photographers

Professional Photography Support on hand at all times

Complete and practical photography support


"Absolutely wonderful week on the Chobe River Botswana with CNP Safaris,they even managed to conjure up some Lions for my last trip. Very Much the experience of a lifetime! Thoroughly recommended!"
Richie Willis
Wildlife Photographer
"As a novice photographer, I thought I might feel useless at operating the sophisticated camera equipment , but Veronica demonstrated and explained the necessary steps clearly.I am so grateful to her for sharing her expertise in photography in such an encouraging way."
Lydia Mc Intosh


“They are the most experienced, visionary, professional and value-for-money outfit in the business of photographic safaris. Their knowledge of avian and wildlife locations and behaviour combines with an unrivalled technical expertise in cameras and photography to give their clients the best possible experience in the wild, as well as a memorable photographic record of it.”

Jacques Sellschop

Ready to capture and connect?

Download the Carmine Bee Eater Photography Safari brochure for more details. We are here to assist and guide you with any questions.

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