This 11-day tour offers the best photo opportunities with a professional tour guide well aware of the importance of light and all of Namibia’s incredible scenery. The subjects are varied, interesting and rewarding including spectacular landscapes, fascinating macros, sensual abstracts, full-frontal wildlife, cultural detail and much more.
Unlike our standard tours, the photographic tour offers specific shoots and our timetable revolves around the changing light conditions and spontaneous photo opportunities.This tour can also be done as a self-drive.
Damaraland is easily one of the most scenic regions in Namibia, home to the desert-adapted elephants and of course no Namibian holiday is complete without a big game safari in Etosha National Park set against the backdrop of the stark white pan so large you can see it from space.
Sossusvlei, Walvis bay, Damaraland, Etosha, Waterberg
- Capture Dead Vlei and the sculpted dunes of Sossusvlei at sunrise and sunset
- Visit the Walvis Bay Lagoon and snap thousands of crimson flamingos against the backdrop of a clear blue sky
- Enjoy one of Namibia's most incredible sunsets at Spitzkoppe and the Rock Arch at sunrise
- Private guided game drives in Etosha National Park. Camera and binos at the ready
- Get up close with big cats at the AfriCat Foundation
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- Meals (details on request)
- Vehicle and all vehicle costs including fuel
- Professional guide and all guide costs
- Drinking water in the vehicle at all times
- All activities as indicated and as can be done with guide and vehicle
- Park entry fees
- Meet and Greet
- Airport transfers
- 24/7 in-country support
- Comprehensive travel diary with detailed itinerary
What's NOT included?
- International flights
- Personal travel insurance
- Visas and visa applications
- Staff gratuities
DAY 1: WINDHOEK (1 NIGHT)
Welcome to the beginning of your extraordinary 11-day Namibian photographic guided safari! Your adventure commences in the vibrant city of Windhoek, where you will touch down and be warmly welcomed by your SecretNamibia guide. As you step foot on Namibian soil, your guide will provide you with a carefully curated travel package, setting the stage for an unforgettable journey ahead.
Take a moment to chat with your guide, discussing the exciting experiences that await you and getting to know each other. Share your photography aspirations and desires, as your guide is not only knowledgeable about the country but also an expert in capturing its natural beauty through the lens.
While in Windhoek, immerse yourself in the unique blend of modernity and African charm that the city exudes. Explore the bustling streets and discover colonial architecture, vibrant markets, and intriguing museums. Engage with the locals, savour local cuisine, and embrace the lively atmosphere of this cosmopolitan hub.
As the day draws to a close, retreat to the comfort and elegance of the Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel. Nestled in the heart of Windhoek, this luxurious oasis offers a sanctuary of relaxation after a day of exploration. Unwind in beautifully appointed rooms and take in panoramic city views.
Day 1 sets the stage for an extraordinary photographic safari, fueling your anticipation for the breath-taking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and awe-inspiring moments that lie ahead.
Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel Website
DAY 2 & 3: SOSSUSVLEI (2 NIGHTS)
Prepare to be captivated by the surreal beauty of Sossusvlei, the next stop on your unforgettable safari adventure. This extraordinary desert landscape offers a plethora of photographic opportunities that will leave you in awe.
As the sun rises, venture into the iconic dunes of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei, where nature’s artistry unfolds. Marvel at the towering red sand dunes, their ever-shifting contours creating a stunning contrast against the clear blue sky. Capture the play of light and shadow as the sun casts its golden hues upon the undulating sands, painting a spectacular canvas.
Sossusvlei’s star attraction, Deadvlei, is a photographer’s dream. This surreal pan of dried white clay contrasts vividly with the dark, skeletal remains of ancient camel thorn trees. The stark beauty of this arid landscape offers a striking visual backdrop for your lens, creating compositions that evoke a sense of timelessness.
Embark on a thrilling 4x4 excursion to explore the rugged beauty of the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Traverse the scenic Sesriem Canyon, with its captivating rock formations and narrow passages, providing unique perspectives for your photography.
During your stay in Sossusvlei, immerse yourself in the luxurious comfort of Sossus Dune Lodge. Nestled within the heart of the Namib Desert, this lodge offers a unique blend of rustic elegance and warm hospitality. Relax on your private deck, taking in the panoramic views of the desert plains and star-filled skies.
Sossus Dune Lodge Website
DAY 4 & 5: WALVIS BAY (2 NIGHTS)
Next prepare for a coastal paradise as your guided photographic safari takes you to the enchanting town of Walvis Bay for a two-night stay. Nestled between the dunes and the Atlantic Ocean, this vibrant destination offers a plethora of attractions and photography opportunities that will leave you spellbound.
Embark on a thrilling scenic flight along the legendary Skeleton Coast, where you can capture breath-taking aerial views of rugged shorelines, shipwrecks, and vast stretches of untouched beaches. Witness the dramatic meeting of the desert and the sea, and let your camera capture the raw beauty of this unique landscape.
Immerse yourself in the abundant marine life of Walvis Bay as you embark on a marine safari. Cruise alongside playful dolphins, curious seals, and an array of seabirds, all while being surrounded by stunning coastal scenery. Capture the dynamic interactions of these marine creatures, and let your lens tell the story of their grace and natural habitat.
No visit to Walvis Bay would be complete without experiencing the awe-inspiring Sandwich Harbour. Join a guided tour and embark on an adventurous 4x4 excursion, navigating through the ever-shifting dunes and capturing the dramatic contrasts of desert and sea. As you explore this pristine wilderness, keep your camera ready to capture the abundant birdlife that inhabits the lagoon, including pelicans, cormorants, and flamingos. .
During your stay in Walvis Bay, indulge in the luxurious comfort of Flamingo Villa Boutique Hotel. Nestled along the coast, this exquisite retreat offers a tranquil escape with panoramic ocean views. Unwind in stylishly appointed rooms, revel in the coastal breezes from the terrace, and delight in the hotel’s renowned hospitality.
]Flamingo Villa Boutique Hotel Website](http://www.flamingovillana.com)
DAY 6: DAMARALAND - SPITZKOPPE (1 NIGHT)
Spitzkoppe in Damaraland awaits next, a treasure trove for photographers, where the rugged beauty of the landscapes harmonises with the unique wildlife and cultural heritage of the region.
Capture the dramatic rock formations of the “Matterhorn of Namibia.” These towering granite peaks provide a stunning backdrop for your compositions, especially during golden hour when the warm light casts a magical glow upon the rugged terrain.
Embark on guided nature walks to explore the ancient rock art sites scattered throughout the area. These fascinating creations provide a glimpse into the rich cultural history of the indigenous people, and photographing them allows you to capture the essence of their stories and traditions.
Damaraland is also home to unique desert-adapted wildlife, including desert elephants and rare desert lions. With your camera in hand, head out on game drives to capture these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, showcasing their resilience and beauty against the arid landscape.
During your time in Damaraland, immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of Spitzkoppen Lodge. Set amidst the striking scenery, this lodge offers a blend of luxury and authenticity. Relax in your comfortable room, soak up the panoramic views, and let the serenity of the surroundings inspire your photographic journey.
Spitzkoppen Lodge Website
DAY 7 & 8: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK - SOUTH (2 NIGHTS)
As your extraordinary photography safari adventure contunues next you will travel to the remarkable Etosha National Park South for a two-night stay. This iconic park is a haven for photography lovers, offering unparalleled opportunities to capture stunning images of Namibia’s diverse wildlife and surreal landscapes.
Embark on thrilling game drives through the expansive savannah, immersing yourself in the captivating beauty of Etosha. Capture the raw power and elegance of African elephants, the graceful movements of giraffes as they reach for the treetops, and the stealthy prowess of predators such as lions and leopards. The park’s abundance of wildlife provides a wealth of photo ops that will leave you in awe.
Etosha’s famous waterholes are magnets for animal activity, creating ideal settings for capturing intimate moments of interaction and wildlife behaviour. Observe as herds of zebras and wildebeests gather for a refreshing drink, while predators lurk in the shadows, waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike. These scenes unfold before your lens, allowing you to document the captivating dynamics of the animal kingdom.
During your stay, immerse yourself in the comfort and convenience of Okaukuejo Camp. This well-appointed accommodation option offers a range of quality facilities, as well as a waterhole where you can witness incredible wildlife sightings.
Okaukuejo Camp Website
DAY 9: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK - EAST (1 NIGHT)
Get ready for an exhilarating one-night stay in Etosha National Park East, where you magical adventure continues. This section of the park boasts a main attraction that will ignite your creativity and leave you spellbound: the famous Fischer’s Pan.
Fischer’s Pan is a vast salt pan that stretches as far as the eye can see, offering a striking contrast against the surrounding grasslands. This picturesque setting provides the perfect canvas for capturing stunning landscape shots, especially during sunrise and sunset when the colours dance across the horizon. Reflecting the ever-changing hues of the sky, the pan creates a surreal atmosphere that will elevate your photography to new heights.
In addition to photographing the breath-taking landscapes, take advantage of the abundant wildlife viewing opportunities here. Embark on game drives, seeking out the park’s resident mammals, including herds of elephants, prancing antelopes, and prowling predators. Capture the majestic animals in their natural habitat, preserving their beauty and grace through your lens.
As the day comes to a close, settle in for a night of indulgence at Namutoni. This camps offers a luxury retreat within the park; take a dip in the pool, relax and rejuvenate for the adventures that lie ahead.
Namutoni Camp Website
DAY 10: WATERBERG (1 NIGHT)
Prepare to be mesmerised one final time as your Namibia safari tour reaches its pinnacle at marvelous Waterberg. This ethereal landscape is a haven for photography enthusiasts, offering a plethora of unique experiences and visual delights.
Embark on a journey to the stunning Lake Otjikoto, an ancient sinkhole shrouded in mystery. Capture the reflections of the surrounding lush vegetation on its tranquil surface, as if nature itself is posing for your lens. Let the serenity of the lake transport you to a world of artistic expression, where every click of the camera captures a moment frozen in time.
Continue your exploration to the breath-taking Lake Guinas, nestled within the embrace of majestic cliffs. The juxtaposition of the azure waters against the rugged rock formations creates a captivating scene that begs to be immortalised through your lens. Let your creativity flow as you compose striking compositions that showcase the harmonious interplay of nature’s elements.
At the end of what promised to be a remarkable day, find solace and comfort at Okonjima Lodge Plains Camp, nestled within the exclusive Okonjima Reserve. This private sanctuary is renowned for its commitment to wildlife conservation and is home to the revered AfriCat Foundation. Surrender to the enchanting atmosphere of the reserve, where the symphony of nature’s wonders lulls you into a state of awe and appreciation.
Okonjima Lodge Plains Camp Website
DAY 11: WINDHOEK (DEPARTURE / END OF TOUR)
As your extraordinary Namibia photographic guided safari draws to a close, the final day is reserved for returning to Windhoek, the capital city.
But before you bid farewell to this magical country, an unforgettable visit awaits at the Africat Foundation. Immerse yourself in their important conservation efforts, learning about their work in protecting Namibia’s carnivores and rehabilitating injured wildlife. This unforgettable experience will leave a lasting impression, reminding you of the critical role we play in preserving our planet’s biodiversity.
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