Namibia Fully Guided Photography Tour – 12 Days

Capture Namibia’s essence on this exclusive photographic journey. From the mesmerizing dunes of Sossusvlei to the coastal allure of Swakopmund, your lens will immortalize every moment. Explore Damaraland’s ancient engravings and Etosha’s wildlife spectacle. Grootberg Plateau’s panoramas and Waterberg Plateau’s conservation story unfold before your camera. A dedicated photographer ensures your memories are beautifully preserved, from setups to candid snapshots. Join us for an unforgettable visual expedition through Namibia’s wonders.

Accommodation
Lodge
Hotel Pension
Day Summary
  • DAY 1 - Arrival in Windhoek heading to Sossusvlei
  • DAY 2 - Sossusvlei
  • DAY 3 - Swakopmund
  • DAY 4 - Swakopmund
  • DAY 5 - Swakopmund
  • DAY 6 - Damaraland
  • DAY 7 - Damaraland
  • DAY 8 - Grootberg Plateau
  • DAY 9 - Outside of Etosha National Park
  • DAY 10 - Inside Etosha National Park
  • DAY 11 - Waterberg Region
  • DAY 12 - Return to Windhoek
Included
  • Airport Transfers
  • Air-conditioned mini bus
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Light Lunches & Lunch packs
  • Dinner
  • Park Entry Fees & Permits
  • Fuel & Insurance
  • Qualified Guide
  • Professional Photographer
Excluded
  • Personal Visa Fees
  • International Airline Fees
  • Non-included Alcoholic Beverages
  • Non-included Activities
  • Items of personal nature
  • Gratuities & Tips

Day by day

Departure/Return Location:
Hosea Kutako International Airport
  • DAY 1 - Arrival in Windhoek heading to Sossusvlei
    The adventure begins as soon as you touch ground at Hosea Kutako International Airport (N.B: Make sure to your flight arrives before 10H00 in order to make the drive to Sossusvlei). Our friendly guide will be waiting for you at the arrival gates. 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.
  • DAY 2 - Sossusvlei
    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 - Swakopmund
    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 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. We recommend an early dinner at the famous Kückie’s Pub (dinner at the client’s expense).
  • DAY 4 - Swakopmund
    After breakfast depart for Walvis Bay, where 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 lunchtime. Spend the afternoon at leisure.
  • DAY 5 - Swakopmund
    Our day commences with an exhilarating Eco Dune Tour tracing the eastern stretch of the dune belt between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, delve into the secrets of desert life, marveling at the adaptations of creatures and plants in this arid land. Encounter unique desert inhabitants like the Namib Sand diving lizard, Sidewinder snake, Namaqua Chameleon, and the fog-basking Tenebrionid Beetle. Explore the intriguing 'Horse Graveyard,' a solemn reminder of the mass slaughter of South African military horses during World War I. Bird enthusiasts will delight in spotting Rock Kestrels, Warblers, Larks, and other avian wonders.

    Pause midday for a delightful light lunch, soaking in the surrounding desert ambiance. In the afternoon, venture on the Rocky Desert Tour, venturing from the Dorob National Park to the northern expanses of the Naukluft Park, passing the surreal Moon Valley. Carved by nature over millions of years, this moonlike landscape exhibits vibrant hues and captivating contours, creating a paradise for photographers.

    Continuing the journey, arrive at the Swakop River, a desert oasis framed by towering acacias and tamarisks. Explore this lush haven, observing a diverse array of wildlife and bird species thriving amidst the arid surroundings. This day promises a symphony of nature’s wonders, offering unforgettable moments and a photographer’s dream.
  • DAY 6 - Damaraland
    Today, our adventure takes us north along the enchanting Skeleton Coast to Damaraland. We start with a captivating visit to a Shipwreck, immersing ourselves in maritime mysteries. A detour leads us to the lively Cape Cross seal colony, a spectacle of marine life.

    Delve into history with optional hikes to the White Lady rock painting and the renowned Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings. Along the way, marvel at nature's artistry at the Petrified Forest and the enigmatic Burnt Mountain. Capture every moment in this picturesque landscape, where ancient tales and natural wonders converge.
    Optimal hiking times are in the early morning or late afternoon for a comfortable exploration amid the desert heat. Join us for a day of coastal marvels and ancient discoveries.
  • DAY 7 - Damaraland
    After breakfast, we head out and explore ancient rock formations adorned with enigmatic petroglyphs, unraveling the mysteries of the region’s rich cultural heritage. We embark on a guided excursion to encounter desert-adapted elephants, marveling at their resilience in this arid landscape. Witness breathtaking sunsets over the vast, rugged terrain, painting the sky with hues of orange and gold. Engage with local communities, gaining insight into their traditional way of life. Damaraland offers a blend of awe-inspiring natural wonders and immersive cultural encounters, making it a truly unforgettable experience for every traveler.
  • DAY 8 - Grootberg Plateau
    We by exploring Twyfelfontein's ancient rock engravings, delving into the region's rich cultural heritage. Marvel at the Petrified Forest and Burnt Mountain, testimony to nature's artistry. Encounter the Himba people, gaining insights into their traditional way of life in Kamanjab. As you drive towards Grootberg Plateau, witness the breathtaking vistas of the Etendeka Plateau, capturing the essence of Namibia's untamed beauty. Arriving at Grootberg Plateau, indulge in the serenity of the wilderness and relish the enchanting views, creating memories to last a lifetime.
  • DAY 9 - Outside of Etosha National Park
    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.
    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.
  • DAY 10 - Inside Etosha National Park
    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 animal herds in the evening at the lit Moringa Waterhole.
  • DAY 11 - Waterberg Region
    Embark on a picturesque drive to the Waterberg Plateau Park, a natural oasis located 44 km from Otjiwarongo. This area serves as an ideal stopover between Etosha National Park and Windhoek. Explore the serene landscapes and marvel at the majestic Waterberg Plateau. Take in the natural beauty of the surroundings before continuing your journey, refreshed and inspired by the tranquility of this remarkable place.
  • DAY 12 - Return to Windhoek
    Today we head back to Windhoek after breakfast. Our friendly guide will transfer you to the airport for your onward journey. We recommend checking in 2 hours prior to your departure flight.

Route Map

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