This 10-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.
The photographic tour offers specific shoots and our timetable revolves around the changing light conditions and spontaneous photo opportunities. But don't worry if you call yourself a happy-snapper it's still a great tour because you visit the highlights of Namibia in a fun and affordable package - and you'll get some great pictures to take home. This tour can also be done as a self-drive.
Accommodation: Sossus Dune Lodge
After breakfast, travel south to the Namib Desert for the next two nights. The vegetation changes from acacia savannah to desert shrub and then open landscapes, hills, and passes … changes as you head south-west. Stopping at scenic sites, giant sociable weaver nests, watch some wildlife like Chacma baboon, Springbok,
Accommodation: Lagoon Loge Guest House
A five-hour drive north takes you through the gradual change from mountains and dunes to rolling grass-covered hills with scattered acacia trees. Swakopmund is a quaint resort town by the sea with an obvious German heritage. Look out for the endemic Hartmann's mountain zebra as you leave; stop at Solitaire, about 80km from Sesriem for some home-made bread and an ice cold drink; Kuiseb Canyon has some shady picnic spots; you can see springbok and pure-bred wild ostrich across the vast gravel plains of the Namib; the lunar landscape; look out for the
Accommodation: Camp Kipwe
Damaraland has picturesque granite outcrops; dolerite
Accommodation: Otjitotongwe Cheetah Farm
Today you will travel a short distance to Otjitotongwe Cheetah Farm, home to Save the Cheetah Project. Here you will have the chance to interact with and photograph cheetah, enjoy guided game drives as well as visit a Himba village for more excellent photo opportunities.
Accommodation: Etosha Village
The southern gate of Etosha is much closer to southern Damaraland and will take about three hours; the eastern gate will take an extra two hour's travelling. Etosha has an estimated 250 lions, 300 rhinos, 2,500 giraffes, 6,000 zebras, 20,000 springbok and 2,000 elephants. This on top of a large number of lesser and common plains herds, and abundant birds makes game viewing in Etosha something special. The surrounding lodges all have private reserves with equally impressive wildlife numbers and they offer private game viewing activities into the park.
You have a long drive to Windhoek today: up to six hours if you're travelling from the east and four from the south. The roads are all tarred so it's a comfortable ride to arrive in time for your onward flight or a night in Windhoek. Okahandja has the largest wood carvers' market in Namibia
9 nights accommodation; dinner and breakfast on most days; professional guide and safari vehicle; park entry fees and activities
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