Experience the highlights of Namibia and improve your photography on this tour. The tour leader is a skilled guide and a professional photographer will teach you how to use your camera.
Dates: 31 May to 13 June 2018
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
Departure point: Lüderitz, Namibia
End point: Etosha, Namibia
Cost: R19650 per adult; single supplement 10% extra
To reserve your place for 2018, call 044 535 0065; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit mpafa.com
The rates include
• A tour leader and a professional photographer
• All accommodation (formal and camping)
• All park fees
• Three meals a day
• Use of two-way radios
What to bring
• A camera
• A 4x2 with high ground clearance or an all-wheel-drive SUV (fuel is for your own account)
• Camping chairs
• Drinks and snacks
IN A NUTSHELL
Day 1 & 2:
Lüderitz The group meets in Lüderitz. The first photography session will be held in the afternoon. The next morning, we’ll travel to Kolmanskop and afterwards you can explore the town on your own.
Day 3: Kanaän
We leave Lüderitz early in the morning and will make a stop near Aus to see the wild horses at the Garub waterhole. From here, we drive to Kanaän guest farm, where you’ll see the first red dunes of the desert. The view from the campsite is fantastic and this is where we’ll enjoy the sunset.
Day 4 & 5: Sossusvlei
We travel along the D707 to Sesriem, stopping along the way to take photos. We visit the Sesriem canyon and its rocky conglomerates, Dead Vlei and, of course, Sossusvlei. We’ll wait for sunset on the Elim dune and watch the sunrise from Dune 45. During the day the photographer will be on hand for one-on-one sessions.
Day 6 & 7: Swakopmund
We visit Solitaire and travel north to Walvis Bay and Swakopmund, where we’ll stay in formal en suite accommodation for two nights. Activities in Swakopmund are not included in the rate.
Day 8: Spitzkoppe
Walk around and take photos of the interesting rock formations. If you’re fit and keen, you can climb the koppies in the area to see the rock art up close.
Day 9: Madisa / Twyfelfontein
After sunrise the group departs for Madisa Camp in Damaraland. Along the way we’ll keep our eyes peeled for possible sightings of desert elephants and rhinos. Madisa Camp is set among huge boulders and overlooks the Gauntegab River. If time allows, we’ll go see the Twyfelfontein engravings.
Day 10: Etosha (Olifantsrus)
We follow a scenic route with lots of photo opportunities. We’ll stop to refuel in Kamanjab. From here, we drive 70 km along a tar road to Galton gate, where we enter Etosha National Park in the west. We’ll camp at Olifantsrus, a self-catering campsite with only 10 stands and no lodge. The camp has a waterhole that’s illuminated at night.
Day 11,12 & 13: Etosha (Halali)
After an early breakfast, we drive 200km through the park to Halali Camp, where we’ll spend three nights. Here you’ll have more than enough time to master the art of ISO and shutter speed and take lots of photos of the park’s wildlife.
We say goodbye and head home
BUT I’M AN AMATEUR…
Whether you have a big D-SLR or a point-and-shoot, this tour will improve your photography irrespective of your skills. We’ll cover composition, lighting and other tricks of the trade – all in an informal manner on scenic drives and around the campfire.