The Namibia Photography Tour 2023 will take you to some of Africa’s most impressive landscapes, ancient red sand dunes deserts with white salt pans, and savannas with surprisingly abundant and diverse wildlife. A photography tour is the perfect way to capture and experience the country’s untouched nature.
This photographic adventure will see you reach the southwestern tip of the African continent, travel far into the Namibian Desert, stand at the foot of camel thorn trees that are dead for at least 700 years, explore a once-booming diamond mining town, abandoned over 60 years ago and now partially buried by sand, experience marine wildlife along the infamous Skeleton Coast, witness a shipwreck that fell for the treacherous current and sandbanks along the coast.
Your hosts and guides are Willa Wei and Peter Boehringer.
- Dates: February 15 – May 1, 2023
- 15 days of landscape and wildlife photography in Namibia
- Accommodation in selected lodges and guesthouses
- Self-drive transport in 4×4 trucks
- Tutoring in landscape & wildlife photography and astrophotography
- Highlights: Sossusvlei/ Deadvlei, Kolmanskop (diamond ghost town), Quiver Tree Forest, Spitzkoppe, Etosha National Park, Walvis Bay
- Detailed itinerary for the Namibia Photography Tour 2023
Namibia Photography Tour 2023, US$ 7,500
Payments may be made with Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Upon payment of your deposit, we will send you a comprehensive information package including suggestions for photography and travel gear, as well as clothing.
Non photographer spouses are welcome, but will have to pay the full tour price.
CANCELLATION POLICY & INSURANCE
No refunds will be given for unused portions of this photo adventure. You will receive a full refund (please verify Terms and Conditions only in the very unlikely scenario of the tour being cancelled.
We highly recommend travel insurance which is inexpensive and easy to acquire. Knowing you have 100% trip cancellation coverage makes a big difference should you have to cancel for some unforeseen reason. Medical insurance for the duration of the tour is mandatory. Make sure that this insurance also covers repatriation. You will be asked for a copy of your insurance, without you will not be able to participate.
REQUIRED PHOTOGRAPHIC SKILLS
The Namibia Photography Tour 2023 is suitable for beginners and advanced photographers. Participants must have a working knowledge of their camera.
The lodges and guesthouses are selected and reserved months ahead. They are all known to us from my previous tours to Namibia.
Rooms will have double occupancy.
DRIVING IN NAMIBIA
We will rent three 4×4’s. They will all be fully insured to avoid any surprises down the road. Two cars will have three people and the third car will have four people. You are invited to drive one of the 4×4’s for part of the itinerary. Since distances are long it will be easier on all of us when we share the driving. Namibia has mainly gravel roads, so this will be fun. I will give some teaching regarding driving particularities in Namibia before we head off Windhoek. Having the steering wheel on the right side is not the only peculiarity. You will also be taught special driving skills before we get to Deadvlei as we will have to cross deep sand and we certainly do not want to get stuck and spoil the moment.
You will need an international driving license for Namibia in case your driving license is not in English.
Namibia is less traveled and has less tourist crowds during Summer. High temperatures are not necessarily very desired. Most adventurers visit Namibia in winter (May – September).
Uncrowded lodges and roads, less people in your frame, few or no foot prints in the sand pattern that you are about to use as a foreground element in your image is possibly a plus when doing landscape photography, but not the ultimate reason to choose the hot season. February and March are ideal to visit Namibia. You will witness clouds, rain and thunderstorms in the desert. Drama, texture, colors and rainbows are the visual payback for venturing the summer heat.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Transfer from Hosea Kutako International Airport to our guesthouse in Windhoek
- Three 4×4’s rental trucks + petrol/diesel
- All lodge and guesthouse accommodations
- All park entrance fees
- All meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Photographic tutoring
- Transfer from our guesthouse in Windhoek to the Hosea Kutako International Airport on our last day in Namibia
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
- Flights to Namibia and back home
- Travel & medical insurances
- Alcoholic beverages, drinks and snacks
- Meals not included in the itinerary
- Tips at lodges, hotels and restaurants
- Personal expenses
- Helicopter flight or hot air balloon ride over Sossusvlei
- Other not mentioned in ‘Included’
Expect to be in awe! The Namibia Photography Tour 2023 will allow you to experience why Namibia is unique and sets itself apart from most popular photographic destinations. It’s a vast country with less than 2 million inhabitants. Nature is dominant and its ancient deserts are incredibly beautiful! There is lots of wildlife and landscapes that will leave you amazed.
We will be a group with two guides. We can give you personal attention. We have selected comfortable guesthouses and lodges so a good night’s rest is assured. Most meals are included in the tour price.
We will use 4-wheel drive vehicles, since most roads in Namibia are gravel roads. This also gives us the freedom to drive through deep sand to get to the trail head to Deadvlei independently.
This tour is fit for all photography levels. If you are a beginner we can help you become a better photographer.
Discover Namibia under our expertise and it will most probably not be your last visit to this country!
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Any trips I organize or organize with another photographer are private and non-business. I am a physician by trade and I take people along with me on my trips because I enjoy the company and the opportunity to help people get to know and photograph the Southwest. I do not make a business out of it. My goal is to have a pleasant, safe trip with artistic value photography as a result. We share expenses, gear, ideas, and experiences. We will not be going anyplace on public lands that are not generally open to the public. No photographs you take on public lands may be used to promote the sale or use of a product or service. We will not do any “commercial filming” as defined in the Code of Federal Regulations.
We will respect nature, leave only footprints where we are allowed to leave footprints, and take only our images, memories, and friendships home with us.
Digital photography, social media and modern travel patterns changed nature & landscape photography radically. The amount of people visiting the wilderness increased over the last two decades exponentially. Nature is coping poorly with the increased human presence. It is time that we all, who value nature and photography, question our behavior out there and prioritize the well-being of nature over photography. As such I support the entities Leave no Traces, Nature First, Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition and Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.