Crocodiles in Botswana
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Crocodiles in Botswana

Peak Season:
July — August

Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa

Charter Length:
7 Days

3 Explorers

Expedition Overview

In late May the rains fall on the Angola heights and cause a huge surge of cold clean water to flush out the Okavango Delta. In early June we can get a secondary push from further cleaning up the Delta. The water that comes through is cold (14 – 17 degrees Celsius), which coupled with the cool ambient air temperature gives us the conditions to dive with the Nile Croc. This gives us a very small window of opportunity every year.

  • We’ve led dives here for the past decade — including doing a National Geographic production called “Feed the Dragon”
  • You will be shown how to adapt your already honed diving skills to
    • Use the river current to cruise down the river with the correct body orientation .
    • How to enter and exit with the least amount of surface time.
    • Spot crocs in their natural environment
  • You will be given an in depth briefing prior to any dives
  • **Restricted to experienced divers only**

All activities start at Maun Airport. You will be picked up at the airport and transported to Sepope to a Lodge call Swamp Stop. We will spend one night at Swamp Stop. The next morning we will have breakfast and then whilst we go “croc hunting” our baggage will be transported to our Safari Campsite on an island called Ikoga or White Landover Island, our operations center for the next 5 nights.

The campsite can be equipped with individual one man dome tents that are en-suite. We will have a mess tent, for all meals as well as a charging tent for all your camera equipment

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Expedition Leader

Amos Nachoum is a distinguished figure in wildlife and underwater photography, with a remarkable career spanning over four decades. His unique ability to blend exploration and artistry has captured the attention of audiences worldwide, with his work being prominently featured in esteemed publications such as National Geographic and The New York Times.

His talents have earned him numerous accolades, including the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year award, received twice in recognition of his unparalleled skill and commitment. Amos is the founder of Big Animals xpeditions, inviting adventurers to join him on extraordinary journeys to witness the majesty of wildlife in both marine and terrestrial environments.

His 2019 documentary, “Picture of His Life,” highlights his relentless pursuit of excellence and undying passion for wildlife photography. It chronicles his quest to photograph a swimming polar bear in the Canadian Arctic, showcasing his ability to connect with nature’s most magnificent creatures.

Joining Amos on an expedition transcends the ordinary adventure; it is a profound learning experience, an opportunity to immerse oneself in the beauty of the natural world, under the guidance of a master photographer. His work serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of preserving the planet’s incredible biodiversity. Amos Nachoum’s expeditions are a celebration of wildlife, a journey of discovery and appreciation, from the depths of the oceans to the far reaches of the mountains.

Location

Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa

Sample Itinerary

Day 1
Depart your home state to Johannesburg, South Africa
Day 2
Arrive Johannesburg and overnight at airport hotel
Day 3
Fly from Johannesburg to Maun, Botswana.
Transfer to accommodation, approx. 5hrs. road trip
First night will be at Swamp Stop.
Day 4 – Day 8
First early morning by boat, we dressed up and
equipped with camera and scuba. Luggage
transfered to the exclusive camp along the river.
Start 5 Days of extraordinary adventure in the
Okavango River with Nile Crocs.
Day 9
Depart the island by boat and than connect with our
vehicle, 5 hours road trip to Maun. Fly to
Johannesburg. Connect to your evening flight to
your next destination.

Conditions

Temperature
Water 58 – 62°F (14 – 17°C)
Land 50 – 80°F (10 – 27°C)

Visibility
20 feet (5 meters)