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PhotoMashatu has resident wildlife photographers based at Main camp to help guests with their photography when they are at camp. They can hire out the use of the photographer to join them on game drives as well as for the photographic hides. Read more about who they are and how they can enrich your experience at PhotoMashatu.


aubrey tseleng

Aubrey Tseleng was born in Maunatlala, Botswana. He qualified as a teacher of Art in 1999 and at his first school discovered a storeroom full of photography equipment and chemicals. He turned his bathroom into a darkroom and began developing his film and prints. In a short time he got a scholarship to study at the University of Cape Town towards a BA Fine Arts and unsurprisingly majored in Photography. His work got recognition through several awards including The Katrine Harries Purchase Award and the Tierney Fellowship.


He returned to teaching and did event photography on the side, however his passion for teaching, nature and photography could only combine well as a nature photography guide. He persevered and showed up at Photo Mashatu to shadow Kyle and Ruth in 2015. From then he knew he wanted to take up nature photography as a career. He prepared and moved to work in Shakawe a whooping 1000km away from family where he continued to teach art and take up Nature Guide Training part time. In 2017 he resigned from teaching and began a career as a nature photo guide and nature photographer.

He draws inspiration from nature to highlight its brilliance through photographs that seek to connect the viewers back to nature. His experience as a teacher makes him accessible to photographers of all levels and non photographers as well. 

Aubrey has an eye for a great scene -  which he enjoys sharing with his guests. He currently manages the C4 PhotoMashatu concession at Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana


Joe Misika

Joe Misika is a gifted photographer from Kasane, Botswana. After completing his bachelor's degree in business systems in South Africa, he gained work experience with various companies such as the Mail & Guardian and The Citizen. Despite his success in the corporate world, Joe's true passion lies in photography, and he decided to return to Botswana in 2016 to pursue it.

As a co-founder of Chobe Collective, Joe has been instrumental in mentoring local photographers and creating a platform for photographers to collaborate and share ideas. He also helped establish BWsFinest, an event that brings together the top wildlife photographers in Botswana.

Joe's exceptional work as a photographer has earned him numerous accolades, including the Botswana Wildlife Photographer of the Year award in 2020. His talent as a photographer has also led him to work as an expedition photographer in the Okavango Delta.

Joe is currently based at Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana where shares his experience and expertise with our clients either at the Photo Mashatu photographic hide or accompanying them on our Photo Mashatu photographic vehicle.

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