Elephant photo safaris in Botswana with Pangolin Photo Safaris. Photo credits: Pangolin Photo Safaris.
Dreaming of seeing and photographing elephants on safari in Africa? In Northern Botswana, Pangolin Photo Safaris (www.pangolinphoto.com), has designed special elephant photo safaris in The Lesoma Valley outside the Chobe National Park.
Called The Chobe, the national park is known for its huge elephant populations and a few favorite waterholes where large elephant herds frequently gather there.
Near these waterholes, the safari company has set up The Elephant Bunker, an underground hide for photographers. The Elephant Bunker is free to use for all safari travelers/photographers with Pangolin Photo Safaris and it’s part of the regular photo workshops and courses.
Pangolin Photo Safaris says they want to get their clients in positions where they will have “a better than average chance of getting a great shot” with the right drivers, vehicles/boats and on-board expertise.
Elephant toe scratch. Photo credit: Pangolin Photo Safaris.
Safari photographers enter The Elephant Bunker beneath the bar of the Senyati Rest Camp overlooking the popular elephant waterhole.
At The Elephant Bunker, a reinforced concrete tunnel takes photographers 18 metres to the underground hide which is a few feet away from the elephant waterhole’s edge. There are eight positions available for photographers in the underground hide.
Each photographer has a window that at its lowest point is at ground level. Pangolin Photo Safaris says the underground hide is well-ventilated and sealed when it is not being used for elephant photo safaris.
The Elephant Bunker. Photo credit: Pangolin Photo Safaris.