top of page

3-8 August 2024

R48 000

Embark on an extraordinary journey with us to Kubu Island in central Botswana, a hidden haven for awe-inspiring nightscapes and unparalleled astrophotography. Leave the city lights behind and immerse yourself in this photogenic oasis, offering an unparalleled view of the Milky Way. Envision ancient baobab trees, colossal granite boulders, and an expansive salt bed illuminated beneath a celestial canopy—it's a photographer's dream realized! Perfectly timed for this expedition, witness baobabs shedding their leaves, unveiling enigmatic silhouettes, while the Milky Way hosts an all-night cosmic celebration in the skies.

Drakensberg: Tours

Join us on an unparalleled adventure with us to Kubu Island in central Botswana, an undiscovered treasure trove for breathtaking nightscapes and awe-inspiring astrophotography. Escape the hustle of city lights and witness the Milky Way in its full glory at this photogenic oasis. Imagine capturing the timeless beauty of ancient baobab trees, colossal granite boulders, and a sprawling salt bed, all illuminated by the celestial dance of stars—a photographer's dream come true!


Timing is everything, and we've perfected it for this trip. Experience the dramatic unveiling of baobabs shedding their leaves, revealing enigmatic silhouettes, while the Milky Way hosts an all-night celestial celebration. But here's the kicker— we're not just offering an adventure; we're redefining camping luxury! Each participant gets a custom-designed tent with a comfortable stretcher, sleeping mat, and a cozy sleeping bag.


Feeling hungry? No worries—we've got a dedicated kitchen tent where our expert chefs will whip up delicious meals, creating the perfect chill-out spot during the day.


Stay connected with battery power and inverters, ensuring your gadgets stay charged for those picture-perfect moments. Our expedition is led by a 4x4 guru intimately familiar with the remote terrain, allowing you to soak in the atmosphere and focus on what matters most—capturing the enchanting magic of Kubu Island through your lens.


Are you ready for an adventure that seamlessly blends excitement with earthly luxury? Join us for a photo-fueled escapade under the stars, where every moment is a celebration of the extraordinary!

Drakensberg: Text

Group size:

6-9 people.

This tour caters to beginners and advanced shooters. However, we do recommend photographers are familiar with their camera settings and layout and are comfortable shooting in manual mode. If you are unsure about your skill level or gear please feel free to contact us and ask any questions. 

What's included:

Astro, landscape, nature, travel photography
Accommodation (Luxury Tent Camping)

Your own tent
ALL breakfasts & dinners
Experienced guides

Vehicles and transport in Botswana
Park fees
Two professional photographic guides
Photographic assistance for the duration of the tour, including composition, best times to capture the light and help with correct gear settings

What's excluded:

Travel to the start location

Visa Fees

Expenses of a personal nature
All personal snacks and drinks

Travel Insurance (Highly Recommended)

Travel Program

Fly to Johannesburg

Pick up in Johannesburg.

One night travel stay at a Rhino Sanctuary,

Three nights at Kubu Island

One night travel stop on-route back to Johannesburg. 

Gear We Recommend For This Workshop


DSLR or mirrorless camera body

Wide angle, mid range and telephoto lenses (16-35mm f/2.8 / 24-120mm / 70-200mm / 100-400mm) 



Leofoto LY-284C + LH-30 Carbon Fiber Kit

Hähnel Dual Battery Charger



ThinkTank Backstory Camerabags

Hähnel Remote Trigger Cable Release


Hähnel Lithium Ion Batteries


Delkin Memory Cards


NiSi Neutral Density and Polarising Filters

Drakensberg: List
Drakensberg: Image
Drakensberg: List

A 50% deposit is required to confirm your booking. The balance is required one month prior to the commencement of the workshop. Cancellation 30 days prior to the workshop is 100% refund, 15-30 days a 50% refund, 15 days or less 0% refund. 

This workshop has been planned to coincide with the best possible photographic conditions for its intended purpose. These conditions however cannot be guaranteed.

Our workshops are hosted in outdoor environments where conditions cannot always be predicted and where terrain can pose hazardous risks.

By choosing to join this or any of the workshops or events hosted by VentureKJ these risks must be accepted by the attendee, and Kyle and Jon accept no responsibility or liability for injury or loss of any nature. On acceptance of participation in this workshop you will be required to sign a liability waiver/s.

Drakensberg: Text
Drakensberg: Pro Gallery
bottom of page