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Namibia Safari Photo Workshop

White Rhino in Namibia
13 Days
From $12,995
Interests
Culture & People, Landscape, Night Sky, Wildlife
Activity Level
Easy
Group Size
Max 4

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Awe-inspiring desert landscapes, dark skies, tribal culture, and Etosha wildlife

The world’s tallest sand dunes are in Namibia, and the vivid red colors are incredible, giving the impression that you are on another planet! But Namibia is not just about the dunes. There are rusty shipwrecks, eerie petrified trees, unique wildlife, some of the darkest night skies on the planet, fascinating people, abandoned towns in a desert, and one of the world’s strangest trees, the quiver tree. On this trip, we’ll also seek out wildlife on safari in Etosha National Park.

Read more about what it’s like to travel to Namibia.

Highlights

  • This tour is limited to four participants only.
  • Multiple visits to the ghost town of Kolmanskop with special permits.
  • Multiple opportunities to photograph the dunes at Deadvlei.
  • Private visit to the Himba tribe.
  • Visit some of the darkest skies in the world to photograph the Milky Way.
  • Photograph the otherworldy granite peaks of Spitzkoppe.
  • Wildlife safari in Etosha National Park.
  • Optional helicopter flights over the Sossusvlei dunes.

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Activity Level

Generally easy, with a 30-minute hike on sand dunes when walking into Deadvlei. Some long days in dry heat.

This tour has an activity level of Easy. Read more about the Activity Levels for our trips.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Windhoek

    Arrive at Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) before 1:00 PM on this day. Air travel delays are possible, so please consider arriving early, possibly the day prior. We don't want you to miss out on trip activities. Airport transfer is included on arrival.

    You will be transported to our lodge in Windhoek, and we will enjoy our first meal together in the beautiful surroundings. Note: the easiest way to get to Windhoek is to fly to Johannesburg (South Africa), where the group can meet and take the same flight to Windhoek together. We’ll advise you which Windhoek flight to book.

  • Day 2–4: Etosha National Park

    We will be on safari in Etosha National Park. The park offers the widest variety of wildlife in Namibia. Etosha is known as the “great white area” because of the tremendous dried pan in the park’s center. The pan forms a unique backdrop and offers terrific contrasts in color. This large white area is one of the reasons why we have chosen Etosha as our preferred wildlife photographic safari destination.

  • Day 5: Etosha to Spitzkoppe

    After a morning game drive, we will head towards Spitzkoppe. Along the way, you will visit a Himba village. You can meet and photograph some of the local community, who will happily demonstrate elements of their traditional lifestyle for compelling environmental portraits.

    Spitzkoppe’s distinctive shape has earned it the nickname “Matterhorn of Namibia.” This area offers photographers some of the best night sky and Milky Way photography opportunities.

  • Day 6: Walvis Bay

    After a sunrise shoot and breakfast, we drive further to Walvis Bay. The main attraction here is photographing pelicans, seabirds, and the thousands of flamingos that call the area home. Overnight at a hotel in Walvis Bay.

  • Day 7–9: Sossusvlei and Deadvlei

    From Walvis Bay, we travel to Sossusvlei. We stay inside the national park for two nights, giving us access to Deadvlei at dawn to photograph the iconic camel thorn trees in silhouette against the red dunes. We will also have photo sessions of the surrounding dunes in Sossusvlei, the iconic area you frequently see in photographs. Optional helicopter flights above the dunes are available this day.

  • Day 10: Sossusvlei to Kolmanskop

    We will depart after one final sunrise photoshoot of the dunes. An optional helicopter flight over the dunes is available. We will head south towards Lüderitz, passing through the spectacular scenery of the Tiras Mountain Conservancy and a section of the NamibRand Nature Reserve. We’ll spend the afternoon and evening photographing the famous ghost town of Kolmanskop.

  • Day 11: Kolmanskop to Quiver Tree Forest

    It’s up early this morning for another visit to the historic ghost town of Kolmanskop. We’ll then travel to the Quiver Tree Forest for sunset and night photography. The quiver tree is one of Namibia’s most fascinating and characteristic plants. Quiver tree refers to the traditional use of the branches by Bushmen and Hottentots tribes to make quivers for their arrows.

  • Day 12: Quiver Tree Forest to Windhoek

    We will have a morning shoot before returning to Windhoek, with photo stops and lunch. We should arrive in Windhoek before dinner. Group dinner is at a favorite local restaurant where we’ll celebrate an amazing safari.

  • Day 13: Departure

    We’ll be transferred to the Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) in time for our onward international flights.

    You can book your return flight for anytime this day. Airport transfer is included on departure.

Accommodations

We pick the best accommodations for comfort and proximity to the best locations for photography throughout this tour.

Why Travel With Us

Our small-group trips are designed for photographers, with guides who know the best locations and offer instruction to help improve your photography. Read more about why you should travel with us.

Dates & Prices

  • Jul 29–Aug 10, 2025
    $12,995 USD Per Person
    Double Occupancy
    $1,500 USD
    Single Supplement
    Waitlist
    Sold Out
    Guides: Kevin Pepper
    Payment Terms: Deposit: $2,000 USD
    Remainder Due: Mar 31, 2025
  • Aug 12–24, 2025
    $12,995 USD Per Person
    Double Occupancy
    $1,500 USD
    Single Supplement
    Register
    1 Spot Left
    Guides: Kevin Pepper
    Payment Terms: Deposit: $2,000 USD
    Remainder Due: Apr 14, 2025

All of our standard Terms & Conditions apply. Be sure to read our Cancellation Policy.

What's Included
  • Double occupancy lodging. Single lodging is available with payment of a single supplement fee.
  • All transportation during the tour.
  • Airport transfers at arrival/departure.
  • All meals, soft drinks, water, and snacks during the tour.
  • English-speaking local guides.
  • All permits and entry fees.
  • Instruction, guidance, and image reviews from our expert photography guides.
What's Not Included
  • Airfare to and from destination, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees.
  • Passport and visas, if applicable.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Travel medical & evacuation insurance (required).
  • Trip cancellation insurance (optional but recommended).
  • Optional helicopter flight.
  • Pre-workshop briefing via personal phone call
  • Gratuities for local guides & crew.
  • Any accommodations or meals before or after the tour dates.
  • Items of a personal nature.

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