On this 7-night/8-day photographic safari of Namibia, we will be focusing all our attention on photographing the incredible diversity of Namibian wildlife and birdlife at one of the world’s most renowned wildlife photographic destinations, Etosha National Park.
After a night in Windhoek, our journey will take you North to the stark arid savannas surrounding the enormous sun-bleached Etosha pan, where you will be guided and coached in the art of wildlife photography. Over the next 7 days you will have the chance to be surrounded by large herds of plains game; see a variety of spectacular bird species; and have the chance to photograph cheetah, leopard, lion, the rare elusive desert Black Rhino and some of the world’s tallest elephants, against one of Africa’s most dramatic backdrops.
Shortly after landing at Hosea Kutako International Airport you will be welcomed by your photographic guide and driven to your overnight accommodation on the outskirts of Windhoek, Namibia’s capital city. This evening we will be sitting down to dinner as a group where we will have a chance to become acquainted with one another and discuss the coming days' exciting travel itinerary in more detail, answering any questions that you may have.
After a restful night’s sleep and an early breakfast to kick us into gear, we will depart Windhoek and set off on our much-anticipated photographic journey. The first day’s travels will take us roughly 440km north from Namibia’s mother city and take approximately four and a half hours, arriving at our over-night’s accommodation for a wholesome lunch. It will be a long morning on the road, but we will make regular stops along the way.
We will briefly check-in to our accommodation and sit down for a well-needed lunch, after which we will have a moment to recover and prepare our photographic gear before heading out on an afternoon safari drive.
Our afternoon safari into the Etosha National Park will have us searching for a wide diversity of rare and endangered mammal species including the elusive desert black rhino and some of the world’s tallest elephants. After our first afternoon’s photo session, we will return to the lodge for dinner. If we are staying inside the park, we will have the option of heading down to the waterhole to photograph any of the mammal species which come to the water for a drink.
Over the next 5 full days, we will be dedicating all our photographic energies on capturing the spectacular diversity of wildlife and birdlife of Etosha National Park, one of Africa’s most significant and picturesque wildlife sanctuaries.
For the first 3 nights, we will be staying at the Okaukuejo rest camp before relocating to Halali rest camp on day five to experience a different area of the vast Etosha National Park. During our days in the national park, we will do 2 vehicle bound game drives each day, morning and evening – during the cooler hours, returning to the rest camp for lunch, a siesta, to offload images and a chance to pick your guide's brain about everything to do with nature and wildlife photography.
After an early breakfast, we will be departing Etosha National Park to do one last slow drive through the reserve before making our way back south to the city of Windhoek where we will say our final goodbyes and part ways.