Photo Safari - Windhoek-Luderitz, Namibia December 2015

Last inspirational eco-photographic safari of the year in the Namib desert, during Dec 2015.

This inspirational eco-photographic safari and workshop focuses on the most breathtaking landscapes of the south-eastern part of the Namib Desert.  We will also spend some time with the wild horses, and if we are lucky with two zorses! 

We will travel in my Land Cruiser and stay in lovely lodges along the journey. 

Bring your DSLR digital camera with 2-3 lenses, a good tripod, a release cable/remote, and your laptop.  I personally use LightRoom Photoshop with Google/Silver-Efex plugin for HDR.

I must be very strict when it comes to travel bags and can only allow 1 medium soft travel bag, 1 camera bag and 1 laptop bag per person.

Participants need to be reasonably fit for their own comfort as the days are long and climbing dunes requires extra effort.

Participants must arrive in Windhoek and we will end the journey in Luderitz.

FACTS SHEET

  • Dates : Dec 2015 (exact dates to be confirmed)
  • Itinerary : Windhoek to Luderitz via Namib desert
  • Group : min 2 - max 3 people + myself
  • Price : R22500 pp (sharing)
  • Includes :
    • 8 nights full board accommodation in 4-star lodge (sharing)
    • all transportation in comfortable Toyota Land Cruiser 
    • 9-day photographic safari workshop
  • Options :
    • hot air balloon safari with champagne breakfast @ R4200 pp
  • Excludes :
    • alcoholic drinks
    • visa for Namibia
    • flight to Windhoek/Luderitz (best prices below are for information only)
      • from Johannesburg : +/- R3200
      • from Cape Town : +/- R4000

 Itinerary - 1500 Km - 9 days

Windhoek - Namib Desert Lodge (2 nights) - Sossus Dune Lodge (2 nights) - Namtib Lodge (2 nights) - Eagles Nest Lodge (2 nights) - Luderitz.

Note that the places to stay may be subject to change.

Please leave your comments below.

Day 1
  • pick up at Windhoek Airport
  • departure from Windhoek around lunch time
  • drive West to the Namib Desert (280 km)
  • photo at sunset of tree silhouettes & petrified dunes
  • stay at Namib Desert Lodge
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Day 2
  • full day photo in the petrified dunes around
  • photo of night sky and star trails
  • stay at Namib Desert Lodge
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Day 3
  • photo at sunrise
  • drive South to Sesriem (70 Km)
  • lunch at Sossusdune Lodge
  • drive West to Sossusvlei
  • photo at sand dunes & encounters
  • stay at Sossusdune Lodge
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Day 4
  • early morning drive West to Sossusvlei (70 km)
  • climb dunes before sunrise
  • photo of sand dunes & encounters
  • picnic lunch under the trees
  • photo in afternoon & at sunset of Deadvlei
  • late drive back to lodge (70 km)
  • stay at Sossusdune Lodge
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Day 5
  • early morning drive West to Sossusvlei (70 km)
  • climb dunes before sunrise
  • photo at sunrise of sand dunes & Deadvlei
  • drive back to lodge (70 km)
  • lunch at the lodge
  • rest at the pool
  • drive South to Namtib Lodge (200 km)
  • search for zorses...
  • photo of landscapes & encounters at sunset
  • stay at Namtib Lodge
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Day 6
  • morning walk, explore Tirasberg Mountains & Namtib Biosphere Reserve
  • search for zorses
  • photo of landscapes & encounters at sunrise
  • short drive North to Numbis Farm
  • climb hill in afternoon
  • photo at sunset of landscapes
  • stay at Namtib Lodge
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Day 7
  • morning walk, explore Titasberg mountains & Namtib Biosphere Reserve
  • search for zorses
  • photo of landscapes & encounters at sunrise
  • lunch at the lodge
  • rest at the pool
  • drive South to Auss (120 Km)
  • search for wild horses
  • photo of landscapes & encounters at sunset
  • stay at Eagles Nest Lodge

 

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Day 8
  • search for wild horses
  • photo of landscapes & encounters at sunrise
  • lunch at the lodge
  • rest at the pool
  • afternoon activities
  • photo of landscapes & encounters at sunset
  • stay at Eagles Nest Lodge

 

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Day 9
  • early morning drive East to Kolmanskop ghost town (120 km)
  • photo of old buildings at sunrise
  • lunch in Luderitz
  • drop off at Luderitz Airport
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Published Date: 21 Feb 2015



Elisabeth Teunissen on 07 Apr 2016

It looks and sounds absolutely fantastic, what an amzing teip this must be, if it is only once a life time.
My guess at 68 is you have to be in good shape, before under taking this trip.
All in me says go, but my head says can you?
Thanks for sharing the magnificent photos... never yet seen any better, it is such joy to see your work.

Paul Godard on 08 Apr 2016

Thank you #elisabethteunissen.  Follow your heart... not your head ;)  I always customise the trip for my guests.  Then your head must say go as well!

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