12 Day Photographic Safari

Have you always wanted to see and learn how the Pro’s get those spectacular travel and landscape photos? Or are you already a Pro and just wish to see how someone else works and nerd out on photography? Experience your Namibian adventure from in front of and behind the lens on this 12-day nature and photography tour. 

Highlights

  • Sossusvlei (Namib-Naukluft National Park)

  • Swakopmund

  • Damaraland (Kunene Region)

  • Grootberg

  • Etosha National Park

  • Waterberg Plateau

N$ 90,920.00

Per Person Sharing

Mid-range Accommodation

Tour Summary

Tour Code: SS 03

Namibia

Starts & End in Windhoek

12 Day - Guided - Photographic Safari

Tour Features

Mid-range tour

This mid-range tour includes camping and lodges

Shared tour

On this shared tour, you will join a group of other travelers.

Can be customized

The accommodations and destinations of this tour can be changed.

Suitable for solo travelers

Single travelers can join this group tour, but it requires a minimum of 2 people to run

Availability

This tour can start on any day.

Tour Terms

Children
0-4 years (Free). 5-11 years (50% of Adult price). 12 years + (100% price)​

Activities & Transportation

Activities: Game drives & nature hikes/walk | Getting around: Minivan, 4x4 Vehicle

Included

  • Park fees

  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)

  • All accommodation, Camping + Safari equipment (Unless listed as upgrade)

  • A professional driver/guide

  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)

  • Round trip airport transfer 

  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)

  • Meals (As specified in the itinerary)

  • Drinks (As specified in the itinerary) 

  • All Taxes/VAT

  • 24 Hours Support

Excluded

  • International flights (From/to home)

  • Tips (No tip expected)

  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

  • Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Itinerary

Arrival

  • You will be collected from the airport.

  • Tour can start on arrival day or Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

DAY 1 & 2 

Sossusvlei (Namib-Naukluft National Park)

Accommodation: Sossus Dune Lodge (Mid-range lodge located in or near Namib-Naukluft National Park)

Meals & Drinks: All meals included. Drinks not included. 

Catch your first glimpses of Windhoek through the car window as we make our way through the capital. First stop is a short City tour, we will visit the Christus Kirche, Alte Feste, Tintenpalast and Katatura. Exiting the city on the C28 district road, we make our way to the Namib Desert via the Komashochland.
Our first photo session will be the infamous Von Liebig Haus also known as the ‘Ghost House’. This abandoned building still displays the signs of wealth and class of its former occupants’ glory days and makes for some macabre photo opportunities. After a quick lunch at either Spreetshoogte Pass or Remhoogte Pass we will make our way to our final destination of the day; Sossusvlei.

On day 2,  With our lunch packs and coffee ready, we rise early to watch as the colours change over the dunes. The changing light conditions make for multiple photo opportunities with different aperture settings. The contrasting colours of the dunes and skeleton trees set an almost apocalyptic type scene. It’s easy to understand why they used this as the film set for movies like The Cell.
The Big Daddy Dune is the tallest dune in Sossusvlei. The 250m climb to the top is worth it once you witness the panoramic view over the desert. Explore the Sesriem Canyon is a 30 meter (100feet) deep canyon carved out by the Tsauchab river.

DAY 3, 4 & 5

Swakopmund

Accommodation: Namib Guesthouse (Mid-range guest house located in or near Swakopmund)

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & Lunch (Dinner not included). Drinks not included.

Today we will make our way to the quaint coastal town of Swakopmund. Along the way we will stop over at the small trading post called Solitaire, this settlement hosts the only fuelling station in that area, a small general store, and bakery in the vast Namib Desert.
After a short break, we make our way en-route to the Tiras & Namib Naukluft Mountains where we will stop for some beautiful photo opportunities and to also stretch our legs.
On our route, we might encounter wild animals like Mountain Zebra, Oryx, Ostrich, Springbuck and with a bit of luck Spotted Hyena, Cheetah, and Giraffe. Upon arrival at Swakopmund, we will do a quick orientation tour before heading over to our B&B to freshen up and unwind.

On day 4, After breakfast depart for Walvis Bay, here you will take part on a Boat cruise on the lagoon where you might see 2 types of Dolphins, Mola Mola (Sunfish) Cape Fur seals, and in spring humpbacked whales. On the boat, you will be able to enjoy fresh Oysters from the local Oyster farms. We return to Swakopmund around lunch time. The afternoon at leisure.
Afternoon activities on offer at additional cost in Swakopmund.
• Scenic flight over the Namib Desert
(Route: Swakopmund – Kuisib Canyon – Sossusvlei – Namib Dunes – Diamond diggings – Langewand – Shipwrecks – Saltpans at Walvis Bay – Swakopmund.) We highly recommend this excursion at extra cost.
• Guided Quadbike tour into & around the Dune belt at Swakopmund.
• Tandem Skydiving.

On day 5, The day begins with an Eco Dune Tour which takes place along the eastern part of the dune belt between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. Learn about how the creatures and plants have adapted to life in the desert from your knowledgeable guide. Spot the Namib Sand diving lizard, Sidewinder snake, Namaqua Chameleon, the fog-basking Tenebrionid Beetle and more! Birdwatchers, be on the lookout for Rock Kestrals, Warblers, Larks and more. Stop for a light lunch and take in the surroundings.
The afternoon Rocky desert tour takes you from the Dorob National Park into the northern reaches of the Naukluft Park past the Moon Valley. Moon-Valleys landscape carved out over hundreds of millions of years and even more cubic meters of water is something to behold. The spectacular colours and contours make the moonlike landscape a photographer’s haven. From here we go to the Swakop River. Lined with huge acacias and tamarisks, this desert oasis is home to a variety of animals and birdlife.

DAY 6 & 7

Damaraland

Accommodation: Madisa Camp - Safari Tent (Mid-range tented camp located inside Damaraland)

Meals & Drinks: All meals included. Drinks not included.

Today we head north up the Skeleton Coast to Damaraland, en-route we visit a Shipwreck and take an hour-detour and visit the Cape Cross seal colony situated north of Swakopmund. Depending on time we will stop at for a hike up to the White Lady rock painting and Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings. Some extra photo-ready highlights along the way include the Petrified Forest and Burnt Mountain. The best time of day to hike is either in the early morning or late afternoon due to the heat of the midday sun.

On day 7, Today we are on the lookout for Elephant in the region of the Ugab River and the majestic Brandberg Mountain, the highest in Namibia. The Elusive desert-adapted elephants are usually seen in herds of about 10-20, while the males are often spotted alone. Your trained guide will show you how these magnificent creatures have adapted to desert life as you capture them on camera. We might also see Springbok, Oryx, Ostrich, and Giraffe. In the afternoon we will return to our camp for some time to relax.

DAY 8

Grootberg Plateau

Accommodation: Grootberg Lodge (Mid-range lodge located inside Damaraland)

Meals & Drinks: All meals included. Drinks not included. 

On the edge of the Klipriver valley lies Grootberg Lodge, a landmark in the Namibian tourism industry. 12000 hectares have been set aside by the Khoadi / Hoas community for conservation and tourism. On our excursion, we will see the Bushmen Petroglyphs (Rock engravings) as well as Bushmen Paintings dated between 500 and 4000 years old. From Twyfelfontein we travel towards Palmwag and the Grootberg Lodge our overnight spot, situated on top of the Etendeka Mountain Range, with its beautiful vistas.

DAY 9 & 10

Etosha National Park

Accommodation: Okaukuejo Camp (Mid-range lodge located inside Etosha National PArk)

Meals & Drinks: All meals included. Drinks not included. 

From Grootberg we travel via Kamanjab and Outjo towards the Etosha National Park. If time allows we partake in an afternoon Game drive in the Park. Overnight at a Lodge near the Anderson entrance Gate to Etosha Park.
Optional: Near Kamanjab you have the opportunity to visit a Himba Orphanage run by traditional Himba women. (At an extra cost).
Not only is this village a treasure trove for authentic photographic imagery, but it also offers insight into the daily life, traditions, and beliefs of the last traditional tribe in Namibia. Learn about the holy fire, herbal medicine, and their ancestors. Experience the milking ceremony and the smoke bath and gain deeper insights into the meanings of the tribe’s traditional jewellery and hairstyles.
Spend your afternoon relaxing by the pool or join in one of the game drives on offer.

On day 10, This will be your last day in Etosha, so it’s time to check your ‘photo bucket list’ and see what you would still like to capture on camera. Etosha is home to Elephant,Rhino, Giraffe, Eland, Kudu, Oryx, Springbok, Black-nosed Impala, Steenbok, Blue Wildebeest, Red Hartbeest, Damara Dik Dik, Zebra, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Spotted & Brown Hyena. At Halali our overnight stop, you will have the opportunity to watch Animals in the evening at the lit Moringa Waterhole.

DAY 11

Waterberg Plateau

Accommodation: Frans Indongo Lodge (Mid-range lodge located outside Waterberg Plateau)

Meals & Drinks: All meals included. Drinks not included.

Frans Indongo Lodge is situated in the proximity of Waterberg Plateau Park, 44kms from Otjiwarongo. This is an ideal stopover between Etosha National Park, and Windhoek, and one of the most popular lodges in the vicinity of the Waterberg.
We will spend the last night of our photo-safari surrounded by interesting rock formations and beautiful landscape.

DAY 12

Return to Windhoek

Accommodation: No Accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & Dinner not included. Drinks not included. 

Today we head back to Windhoek after breakfast. Our friendly guide will transfer you to the airport for your onward journey.
Cycle duration: 3- 4 h, distance: 30- 40 km, altitude difference: 220 m

End of Tour

  • Additional accommodation & activities or tour extension can be arranged for an extra cost.

  • You will be dropped off at the airport/Hotel.

Contact Us

Tel. +264 81 473 2333

Email. ramonsafaris@aol.com

37, Nickel Street, 
Prosperita, Windhoek

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