It’s with great excitement that I announcement my next Namibia photography tour! Namibia is easily one of my top 3 favourite countries for travel and just a brilliant place to be a photographer. This trip will take us to some of the most photogenic places in the country and showcase some of the world’s most stunning sights. Locations like Sossusvlei, and Etosha National Park are all on the schedule. Of all the trips I run regularly, this might be the one I’m most looking forward to.
This trip is a mix of adventure and a classic trip. And it’s going to be an amazing experience overall.
We’re actually going to be doing 2 Namibia photography tours this year. On the first one, I’ll be accompanied by videographer Greg Snell. On the 2nd trip I’ll be accompanied by photographer James Popsys.
Normally my photography tours fall into one of four categories. However, due to the nature of Namibia, this photo tour is actually going to straddle both the adventure and classic styles.
We’ll be travelling in 2 – 7 seater 4x4s with tops that pop open which are great for safari or just exploring.
We’ll be splitting our time between staying at lodges and glamping. The reason for glamping in certain locations is to allow us to be in certain photo locations during the proper hours for photography. All the campsites we’ll use have swimming pools, cooking areas, proper showers and facilities, and restaurants. Of course there are also plugs for charging cameras. There will also be facilities where we can do workshop tasks like photo editing.
Essentially, we’ll be in hotels for 7 nights, and glamping for 6.
What is The Vehicle Style in Namibia
We’ll have private 4x4s the whole trip. We’ve hired out 2 – 7 seater Land Cruisers like the one pictured below.
We’ll be 5 participants in each vehicle, so you’ll always have a window. Moreover, the vehicles have a pop top, so you’ll be able to climb up and take photos open air while on safari.
As mentioned, there will be 6 nights “glamping” on this trip.
But, there’s good reason for the glamping. In certain places in Namibia, you can only access the photo locations at sunrise and sunset if you camp or stay at a specific lodge. The lodges, however, are usually booked up 2-3 years in advance – and are extremely expensive. The lodge inside the gates at Sossusvlei for example is about $400 a night per person. So, while at Sossusvlei, along the Skeleton Coast, and half our nights in Etosha, we’ll “glamp”.
Essentially, glamping is camping made comfortable. We’ll each have large canvas safari tents, nice mattresses, and tables and chairs. All the camps we stay at have good showers, restaurants, cafes, and proper bathrooms.
The Namibia Itinerary
Start Date: October 1, 2021 or October 15, 2021
End Date: October 14, 2021 or October 28, 2021
Day 1 – Arrival in Windhoek Day 2 – Quiver Tree Forest Day 3 – Luderitz / Kolmanskop Day 4-6 – Sosussvlei Day 7 – Swakopmund Day 8 – Skeleton Coast Day 9-12 – Etosha NP Day 13 – Windhoek Day 14 – Departure from Windhoek
Cost and What’s Included?
Tour Cost: €3500 Deposit: €700
This trip is now sold out. If you’d like to join the waiting list in case of cancellation please send me an email to brendanvanson at gmail dot com.
Photography instruction by James Popsys *October 15-28, 2021 only
Airport transfers on tour dates
Breakfast on all tour dates
Drinking Water in the field
What’s Not Included
Flights to/from Windhoek, Namibia
Necessary Visas (Note: Namibia is visa-free for most)
Lunch and Dinner
Photography Gear (lens rentals available from partner in Windhoek, though)
This trip price is based on double occupancy. So, if you’re travelling solo, you’ll be matched with a roommate of the same gender. If you wish to have your own private accommodation at the hotels, you can purchase a single supplement. The single supplement for this trip is €1000.
**Note that camping accommodation will always be private. Even if you book solo, you’ll have a private safari tent.
**Note: This trip is now sold out. Please email me at brendanvanson (At) gmail (dot) com and I can add you to the waiting list.
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Photos of Namibia
Not convinced of Namibia as a photography destination? I put together a quick blog post with some of my favourite images from Namibia in this round up of some of the locations we’ll be visiting.
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