Once again the Chobe delivered magical experiences and photographic opportunities. At CNP Safaris we strive to set our clients up for success by assisting, teaching and guiding them in techniques and opportunities that will ensure that they leave the trip not only with great images but with memories that will last a lifetime.

Recent CNP group of clients enjoying photography from the CNP specialist boat

The following feedback from two Nature’s Best Photography Africa winners is a testimonial to this.

“As one of Nature’s Best Africa 2017 Category Winners, I had the pleasure of joining CNP Safaris on a 5-night wildlife photographic safari to Chobe, Botswana. Under the excellent guidance of Elana Erasmus, the week fulfilled and even surpassed my expectations, especially photographically, but also in sharing ideas with fellow photographers. This was largely due to the great atmosphere in our group. From a photographic point of view, the most enjoyable part of the week was to see my photos get technically better day by day and detail by detail. The abundance of wildlife along the Chobe river – from the elephants and the birds to the antelope and even the big cats – provided great training, ensuring that no two days were the same. The icing on the cake was the additional lenses and camera bodies provided by CNP to go beyond the scope of my usual photography equipment. The Chobe Bush/Safari Lodge made sure we got to relax between the boat rides, not to mention the delicious meals during which our group got to share our experiences and laughs. I warmly recommend CNP photographic safaris to anyone interested in honing their skills, no matter what their current level is. One can always learn more about photography and get new ideas on how to go about taking photographs. The facilities, wildlife, and personal guidance with CNP are in focus and sharp.”Olli Teirilä from Helsinki, Finland

“Ever since I could remember, I had a passion for Northern Botswana. I was fortunate to be one of the Nature’s Best Photography Africa winners and to join CNP Safari’s in Chobe. What an experience! An early morning tranquility and peace complimented by a diversity of bird-life you will experience at only a few places on earth. A peace that’s suddenly disturbed when birds scream out load and take to the air when a fish eagle approaches. Bushbuck grazing and then suddenly on full alert when two lions visit the area. The fortune of seeing a buck cross a patch of water to get safely to another island. Hippo’s bathing in peace and then suddenly jumping out of the water in aggression towards each other. Peace and action all in the same day, two extremes that actually fit together perfectly in the Chobe setting! I am very grateful to everyone involved. The tour guide with all her technical knowledge and willingness to help. The boat driver who knows the wildlife and their behavior so well. The other photographers, of whom two where also category winners, and everyone’s openness towards each other. Chobe gave it’s all! Not even the best photograph will ever do justice! Thanks to all involved.” – Hendrik Louw

Canon EOS 70D | @ 483mm | 1/1250sec at f8 | ISO 800 | EV -1

Canon EOS 70D | @ 400mm | 1/4000sec at f8 | ISO 640 | EV -0.7

Nikon D4S | Tamron 150-600mm G2 @ 320mm | 1/5000sec at f7.1 | ISO 640 | EV -1.3

Nikon D4S | Tamron 150-600mm G2 @ 460mm | 1/3200sec at f6.3 | ISO 640 | EV -1

Nikon D810 | Tamron 150-600mm G2 @ 600mm | 1/2000sec at f13 | ISO 1250 | EV -2

Nikon D500 | Nikon 80-400mm @ 400mm | 1/1200sec at f6.3 | ISO 800 | EV -2

Nikon D850 | Nikon 200-500mm @ 450mm | 1/3200sec at f6.3 | ISO 400 | EV -1

Nikon D4 | Nikon 600mm f4 | 1/4000sec at f5.6 | ISO 450 | EV -1.3

Nikon D800E | Tamron 150-600mm G2 @ 380mm | 1/2500sec at f8 | ISO 1000 | EV -0.7

Nikon D800E | Nikon 600mm f4 | 1/3200sec at f7.1 | ISO 400 | EV -1

Warm photography greetings, Elana