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 Greg Snell. On the 2nd trip I’ll be accompanied by 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.
And while most nights we’ll be in lodges, for 3 nights in Sossusvlei we’ll be in safari tents camping. It’s the only way to stay within the gates of Sossusvlei and be able to take sunrise and sunset photos there. The campsite we’ll use has a swimming pool, shower facilities, charging stations, and a restaurant. So it’s not completely roughing it.
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 3 nights of camping on this trip.
But, there’s good reason for the camping. 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 lodge, however, is usually booked up 2-3 years in advance – and are extremely expensive.
Our lodges are nice. But there is a range. We’ll stay in a couple 3-star accommodations as well as one absolutely stunning, world-class lodge in Damaraland.
The Namibia Itinerary
Start Date: October 1, 2022 or October 13, 2022
End Date: October 13, 2022 or October 25, 2022
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 / Damaraland Day 9-11 – Etosha NP Day 12 – Windhoek Day 13 – Departure from Windhoek
Photography instruction by James Popsys ** Trip 2 Only.
Airport transfers on tour dates
Breakfast on all tour dates
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 ** at the time of writing this tour A has 1 space, and there are 2 spaces left on tour B. If your trip of preference is sold out, please feel free to email me at brendanvanson at gmail dot com to add yourself 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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