juillet 02 2024 - juillet 15 2024

Namibia photography tour Germany

Capture the dramatic desert landscapes, iconic wildlife, and rich cultures in Namibia
Regular reservation until juil. 2 starts from 7990 CHF per person

On this exclusive photography trip through Namibia, you will experience the red dunes of the Kalahari, the breathtaking vistas of the second largest canyon in the world, the high dunes of the Namib Desert near Sossusvlei, the coastal town of Swakopmund and Africa's wildlife in Damaraland and Okonjima. 

This trip will be led by: Daniel Heilig who speaks Deutsch, Englisch

Location

Where do we go?

You will travel through the country with an exclusive small group of photographers and explore the most beautiful corners of Namibia. So that you can enjoy the impressive views while driving between the individual spots, a window seat is provided for each participant.

While the focus of the trip is on animal and landscape photography, we have selected the dates to make sure you can also capture breathtaking astrophotos during your visit.

The program includes detours to the Namib and Damaraland and to the private nature reserve of Okonjima. Expect some unforgettable days ahead of you, we are sure you will want to come back here again and again...

Enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime trip with the Namibian tour guide Monika Rohda and the photographer Daniel Heilig and experience breathtaking landscapes day and night!


WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THIS TRIP?

  • The red dunes of the Kalahari Desert
  • Night photography under a breathtaking night sky with the famous Quiver Trees
  • Landscape Photography: Fish River Canyon - the second largest canyon in the world
  • Architecture: Discover the ghost town of Kolmannskuppe and the lovingly maintained buildings of Lüderitz and Swakopmund, which date back to the German colonial period
  • Sossusvlei and Deadvlei: Discover the highest dunes such as Dune 45, Hiddenvlei, Big Daddy at Dawn and the absolute natural wonder of Africa, the dead trees in Deadvlei
  • Sandwich Harbour: A tour through the desert with a fascinating contrast between the dunes and the Atlantic
  • Damaraland: In the 4x4 jeep through the dry riverbed to find desert elephants
  • Wildlife: In the Okonjima Nature Reserve, with a bit of luck, you can see leopards, zebras, giraffes, hyenas and more

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

What you can expect from this trip?

  • Arrival in Windhoek
  • Kalahari
  • Quivertree Forest Rest Camp, Southern Namibia
  • Canyon Village, Fish River Canyon
  • Exploration tour around Kolmannskuppe and Lüderitz. Relaxed discussion of the astro-photos that have already been taken as well as tips for improving the image of the Milky Way at night
  • Drive to Sesriem, Sossusvlei
  • Dead Vlei
  • The Desert Sands, Namibia, Swakopmund
  • Sandwich Harbour
  • Damaraland, Ozondjou Trails
  • Desert Elephants
  • Okonjima Nature Reserve
  • Back to Windhoek Airport

ACCOMODATION

Where do we stay?

AREBBUSCH TRAVEL LODGE | WINDHOEK:

Arebbusch Travel Lodge offers quality accommodation at affordable prices in a natural setting in Windhoek - a gateway to the many wonders of Namibia with beautiful expansive spaces, with the fascinating diversity of cultures, nature, wildlife and majestic sunsets. On the banks of the dry Arebbusch, the Arebbusch Travel Lodge lies in the natural surroundings of the "Veld". Far from the hustle and bustle of central city life, but just minutes from the capital's shopping centers and attractions. Arebbusch Travel Lodge offers a wide range of accommodation in a safe, clean and family-friendly environment. Accommodation types include luxury accommodation, standard rooms, 2-6 bed self-catering accommodation and caravan/campsites. All accommodation can be booked on either a B&B or self-catering basis. There is also a restaurant with a fully licensed bar. There are also 2 swimming pools. Other facilities include a laundry service, Internet access and a reception to provide assistance.

BAGATELLE KALAHARI GAME RANCH | KALAHARI NAMIBIA

The lodge is located on the edge of the southern Kalahari in a mixed tree and shrub savannah. The ranch lies within huge, red sand dunes that run parallel and in a northwest to southeast direction. This "African spirit" atmosphere, combined with service, grace and charm, in an unashamedly luxurious setting, will be the hallmark of this establishment, offering excellent value for money and unforgettable memories for the discerning traveler.

QUIVERTREE FOREST REST CAMP | SOUTHERN NAMIBIA

The Quivertree Forest Rest Camp is located on the Gariganus farm just 13 km northeast of Keetmanshoop on the M29 road, here we offer tourists comfortable accommodation in the middle of an untouched Namibia landscape. At the farm, visitors can explore the ancient and famous Quivertree Forest and dolerite rock formations at their leisure.

FISH RIVER LODGE | SOUTHERN NAMIBIA

Fish River Lodge in southern Namibia is the only lodge directly on the edge of the Fish River Canyon, offering guests breathtaking views of the canyon from sunrise to sunset. Witness first-hand the geological forces that unfolded 300 million years ago when the Fish River began etching its way through hard quartzite, forming a canyon 90 kilometers long, 549 meters deep and 28 kilometers wide in places making it the second largest canyon in the world. The 45,000 hectare Canyon Nature Park is a natural sanctuary for the Karoo's succulent plants and native wildlife. Incredible hiking trails wind into the heart of the canyon, offering guests spectacular scenery combined with 75 km of river frontage consisting of existing waterholes and rock pools that support Hartman's zebra, kudu, oryx, springbok and many other smaller and endemic wildlife species Attract birdlife.

OLD VILLA | LUDERITZ

Alte Villa is located in Lüderitz, Namibia. Activities such as fishing, hiking and windsurfing can be enjoyed in the surrounding area. The rooms offer sea or garden views, a desk and a private bathroom with a bath or shower. This guest house offers free WiFi, a shared lounge with a fireplace, a lush garden and a terrace. Enjoy a drink and fresh seafood at the on-site restaurant.

DEAD VALLEY LODGE | SESRIEM

Dead Valley Lodge is located next to the main entrance in Namib-Naukluft National Park, between Sesriem campsite and Elim Dune on the way to the world-famous Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. This oasis offers panoramic views of the Namib Desert with towering red sand dunes, rugged mountain ranges and arid desert savannahs.

Each of the 20 detached luxury chalets is air-conditioned and equipped with double beds, power sockets, a private terrace, a kitchenette and a detached bathroom with toiletries. Enjoy the world-class restaurant serving delicious Namibian cuisine, relax in the quaint bar with a cold drink after a day of activities, or cool off in the outdoor pool overlooking the Elim Dune.

The eco-friendly design and architecture of the lodge was truly inspired by Sossusvlei and with its own entrance into the Namib-Naukluft National Park, making Dead Valley Lodge one of the closest lodges to Sossusvlei pan. The lodge offers morning and afternoon game drives to Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon.

THE DELIGHT SWAKOPMUND GONDWANA COLLECTION NAMIBIA | SWAKOPMUND

Among the city's fascinating contrasts and ancient traditions, Gondwana's Delight is a breath of fresh air in the desert. Conveniently located just a few minutes' walk from the 'Mole', this modern, uplifting and welcoming hotel is the ideal base for your stay. From the hotel's easy convenience to the warm and welcoming service, Gondwana is known for supporting experienced Delight hosts for everything from activity bookings to dinner reservations - your stay is always an effortless and memorable experience. The Delight has 54 rooms, 10 of which are family rooms. There is a breakfast room, a cozy bar, a garden and secure parking. The hotel is centrally located and is an easy walk from the center.

OZONDJOU TRAILS | DAMARALAND

The intimate Ozondjou Trails are located on a small plateau and offer wonderful panoramic views over the Ugab and the massive Brandberg. Ozondjou is the Herero word for elephant.

Accommodation is in comfortable Meru-style tents with solar lights, en-suite shower, sink and flush toilet. A tent lapa serves as a dining room and lounge. A full English breakfast and a 3-course fire pit dinner are included. Local drinks are included in your stay.

OKONJIMA PLAINS CAMP | OKONJIMA NATURE RESERVE

Not only is Okonjima a luxurious lodge, but also the home of the AfriCat Foundation, a non-profit organization that works for the long-term conservation of Namibia's large carnivores, especially cheetahs and leopards. A visit to Okonjima gives you the opportunity to experience some of AfriCat's work. The NEW, Plains Camp design honors Okonjima's ranching history. In the early 1920s, Okonjima became a cattle ranch and was purchased by Val (VJ) and Rose Hanssen in 1970. They were well-established Brahman breeders and bred to vitalize livestock until the need for solutions to increase livestock numbers escalated and post-independence interest in Namibia as a tourist destination escalated. In 1993, the herds of Brahman and Jersey cattle that were the source of Okonjima as well as the Carnivore Conservation were sold! STANDARD ROOMS: Each of the 14 standard rooms have a view over the Okonjima grass plains! VIEW ROOMS: The 10 exclusive and spacious view rooms, all have a view over the Okonjima grass plains! OKONJIMA's activities include searching for rehabilitated carnivores on foot; Visit to the AfriCat Carnivore Care & Information Center; Search for the leopards from a game vehicle.

Included

  • 13 nights in accommodation
  • 13 x breakfast
  • 9 x dinner
  • 2 x airport transfers
  • German/English speaking guide & driver
  • Photographic services from Daniel Heilig
  • Tour vehicle (9-seater Landcruiser 4x4) or similar
  • fuel
  • Vehicle insurance
  • Parking fees
  • Activities as per itinerary.

Not Included

  • Your fligths from / to Windhoek
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional Activities Meals and drinks not included
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses.

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