The total price of the photo trip is 6800 U$D p.p. The displayed price of 1500 U$D is only a deposit and reservation.
The number of participants is limited to 6 persons.
A tour organized by Namibia Adventure, Richard Morsbach, local travel guide and photographer Alex G Perez
NAMIBIA – FASCINATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA WHO IS THIS TRIP FOR?
The experience photo tour is for all photography enthusiasts who want to travel and experience nature at its best. You visit and photograph the most beautiful places in Namibia at sunrise, sunset and during the night. On the journey you will learn everything related to the landscape, night and wildlife photography from the theory of image taking, planning to post-processing. We start with the theoretical and technical basics and apply them in the wonderful and breathtaking Namibia. We discuss the photos together and go into the post-processing. The goal of the trip is to return home with beautiful memories and excellent shots.
|PHOTO TOUR PROGRAM |
After landing safely in Namibia, you will be picked up by your tour guide in Windhoek and will receive your travel documents.
City tour of Windhoek (if time permits). You can spend the rest of the day for the purpose of leisure and relaxation. Dinner at the world-famous Joe’s Beer House.
Drive towards southwest Kalahari to the quiver tree forest near Keetmanshoop. Accommodation at Quiver Tree Guest House.
Enjoy and capture an incredible sunset on the giants’ playground. Night photography under a breathtaking night sky with the famous quiver trees as motive.
Three hour drive from Keetmanshoop to Aus. Accommodation in the Klein-Aus Vista Lodge Half-day exploration around Kolmanskop and Lüderitz. Visit of the legendary ghost town Kolmanskop.
Drive to Luderitz to explore the old ghost town of Kolmanskop and enjoy lunch at in the historic German harbor town of Luderitz, late afternoon drive back to Klein Aus vista for sunset over the Namib Desert, and capture the breathtaking astro photography in the heart of the desert
Four hour scenic drive to Sossisvlei park, book in at the luxurious Dead valley lodge, Enjoy an (optional extra) 1 hour helicopter flight over the desert to see the marvelous landscape from a birds point of view. Sunset in the middle of the Namib Desert,
Night drive to Deadvlei (+- 3 hours before sunrise) for astrophotography and sunrise over the gigantic Namib dunes. Hike up the oldest sand dune on earth to grasp the incredible vastness of the Namib Desert view. Dinner back in the luxurious Dead valley lodge.
After breakfast five hour drive up to Swakopmund, the first town built in Namibia by German colonists back in 1892. Book into the Delight lodge, spend the afternoon relaxing before enjoying dinner at the Jetty restaurant, with a view over the Atlantic ocean.
Enjoy a day of lesure, and relaxation. With many (optional extra activities) to choose from, ocean adventure boat cruise, 4×4 drive along the beach to Sandwich harbor where sand dunes touch the ocean or just a stroll through town.
After brunch Two hour drive to the Spitzkoppe the Matterhorn of Namibia Accommodation in the Spitzkoppen Lodge to see the thousand year old rock paintings. Sunset and astrophotography on abstract rock formations including stone arches
After a relaxing breakfast five hour drive up to Etosha Safari lodge,
Etosha is one of Africa’s oldest and largest game parks home to a vast variety of the African wildlife population.
Day game view drive through Etosha park to find the African wildlife, like Elephants, lions, rihno’s giraffe, zebra, springbuck, impala, ostrich and so much more relaxing in their natural environment. Dinner back at the Etosha Safari lodge.
Drive back to City of Windhoek
Overnight stay in Arebusch lodge, and aN evening of sharing the highlights of the Photographic adventure tour.
Departure from Windhoek, International Airport, Namibia.
In order to offer the best care, the maximum number of participants is limited to 6. The minimum number of participants for the tour is 4 people.The trip is organized by the travel guide and photographer Richard Morsbach. Participation with English skills.
|SO WHAT ARE YOU GETTING|
•Two persons per room (i.e. shared double occupancy), unless single supplement option is exercised and secured at the time of payment of deposit.
• Ground Transport for the entire duration of the tour.
• All tourism taxes and park entry fees.• All meals commencing with dinner on 4 June 2021 and finishing with breakfast on 16 June 2021
• All beverages, excluding premium wines and liquors.
• Maximum Guide to client ratio of 1:3• All accommodation/lodging costs.
• Continuous assistance with your photography and image processing by the guide.
• The services of a highly experienced local guide and driver.
• A highly experienced tour leader with great knowledge and experience of landscape photography.Not Included• Airfare to and from Windhoek
• Non-mealtime snacks and drinks
• Credit Card surcharges
• Any purchases of a personal natureTips and optional extra activities • Travel Insurance
With the focus being on landscape, astro and wildlife, you will ideally need to cover a focal length of 16-400mm.
The landscapes on this trip mostly require mid- and telephoto focal lengths as a lot of it is vast, rolling dune landscapes, which look best when compressed with a longer lens. Expect to use your mid-range lens and a polariser a lot.
This trip has been planned to fall perfectly around the winter solstice new moon – as most of the scenes face West, there are not many compositions that allow an astro shot with the evening milky way. For only this brief period of the year, one can shoot a bright galactic core setting on the western horizon in the early morning hours. Having a dedicated astro lens like the Sigma 20mm f/1.4, Nikon 20mm f/1.8 will make a huge difference to your astro shots.
For at least one day of this trip and possibly a second, we will be camping at a birdlife paradise – expect flamingoes as far as the eye can see, surrounded by pelicans, dune lark and countless other species of birds. There are also Jackal, Oryx, Springbok and we hope to see the resident Brown Hyenas that predate on the flamingoes. To capitalize on this, it is critical that you have a 400mm lens – if you have anything longer, we highly recommend that you bring it along.
The shipwrecks will be a subject in what is a typical seascape shoot. Bring along your full filter kit including polarizer, ND’s and grads. You will not only use it for this, but for most of the sunset/sunrise shoots.
This section of the desert is panorama paradise with its sweeping views. Make sure you have a solid tripod with a spirit level or leveling base.
A lot of the shooting is done on sloping dunes, so it is critical that you have a tripod with some extra length – please do not bring compact/travel tripods as you will spend most of the time bent over your tripod.
Keeping Your Gear Clean
Expect a lot of sand and wind – keeping your gear clean in this environment can be challenging. We advise that you keep your bodies and lenses in individual dust bags within your camera bag to protect it from sand blowing into the camera bag. Bring a paint brush and be ready for a daily gear clean session.