Cost - USD 4950

Inclusive of:

  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Services of photography guides and overlanding and off-roading purposes.
  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at all the accommodation
  • Desert Experience tour in Swakopmund
  • Bay cruise tour in Swakopmund
  • VHF radio for comm’s while traveling in convoy if you do not have a two-way radio.
  • Mineral water during the drives

Exclusive of:

  • Visas and cross border costs
  • Telephone calls
  • Gratuities
  • Purchases of a personal nature
  • No lunches have been included in the tour
  • No drinks have been included in the tour

Photographic Vehicles:

Our Air Conditioned LandCruisers are modified stretch vehicles that have:

  • 6 Bucket seats in the rear of the vehicle that can accommodate 6 photographers – 3 standing and 3 sitting. Only 3 days of effective vehicle shooting in Etosha would mean that we can have a seat rotation basis.
  • A fridge for waters / soft drinks and snacks
  • Pop-up roof for photography out the roof
  • Windows that you can pull down to photograph out of
  • Bean bags and / or camera mounts
  • 220V for charging cameras etc.
Booking Process
  • USD 1500 as a non-refundable advance for blocking your seat for the photo tour
  • Balance can be paid in instalments or in total by April 2018
Cancellation Policy
  • Photo Tour cancelled till 121 days from noon to the date of tour : 70% of the fee will be refunded
  • Photo Tour cancelled between 120 to 91 days from noon to the date of accommodation : 50% of the fee will be refunded
  • Photo Tour cancelled between 90 days to 48hrs to arrival : No refund
  • The same applies for NO SHOWS
Wild Namibia
Pump up your African portfolio

You have experienced African destinations like Kenya and Tanzania with Nature Wanderers over the past decade and with that experience you must be aware that Africa is the mecca of wildlife with loads of photographic opportunities. We have been asked questions by a lot of photographers like you on how to diversify your African portfolio beyond Masai Mara and Serengiti. We feel a key difference in images can be changing the backdrops and trials with new photographic techniques like usage of external light sources in order to bring about a uniqueness in your African portfolio.

Join Shivang Mehta (Canon Photo Mentor) for this very unique tour to experience the highlights of one of the most diverse photographic destinations in the world - Namibia. This tour offers some of the most breathtaking landscapes together with an unbelievable bird and wildlife spectacle. Expect some of the best photographic opportunities imaginable both day and night..! Shivang will be accompanied with BBC award winning photographers who have worked extensively in Namibia as their home turf to give you the opportunity to boost your portfolio of African images using techniques seldom used in Indian scenarios.

Namibia Landscapes and Wildlife photographic tour: Namibia has the most incredible landscape and wildlife destination in the world. The diverse opportunities of this safari leaves even the most discerning photographer in awe of this natural wonder…

Namibia – Land of spectacular scenery, where the red Kalahari and the breathtaking Namibia deserts meet, where ancient trees, incredible bird life, and a diversity of wildlife is found, where desert, marine, and open plain mammals, birds, reptiles, insects abound. From Sossusvlei to the vast Etosha, Namibia has everything that a wildlife photographer could wish for.

This ten day safari ensures that you experience the best of the best. We photograph the wildlife and landscapes of Sossusvlei to experience the unique dual desert systems. From there onto Swakopmund for the wonderful marine, bird and wildlife. Our last destination is Etosha where we focus our attention on the vast open plains and spectacular wildlife the area has to offer. At each venue your accommodation is luxurious and relaxing, combining the spirit of the area with comfort.

Please note:
Post confirmation we will send you a list of specific photographic equipments to be procured for this tour.

What will be the key take aways for me from an NW photo tour?

A team of highly committed professionals who live their lives out there on the field, the NW team has the hands on knowledge from a wildlife and photography perspective to make the most of your wildlife trip. As an amateur photographer, you come back with a better understanding on camera handling and on-field shooting tips as our team constantly keeps an eye on your shooting techniques and gives you the necessary onfield guidance to mature to the next level. Even if you have been shooting in the field regularly, the group interactions around photography and wildlife are an enriching experience.

I do not posses the adequate equipments to shoot wildlife. Can I still be a part of an NW photo tour?

Equipments can't restrict you from participating in our photo tour. You can touch base with the NW team for possible equipment rental options and we would try to equip you adequately based on the nature of the program you are enrolling for.

What is the onfield value add I get from NW?

NW programs are backed by strong field analysis and locations surveys. Our team spends maximum time in the wilderness and is up-to-date with sighting reports because which we are able to plan out the photo tour effectively. In addition to this, you can bug our experienced photography escorts and trainers with your photography queries - be it field tips, basic or advanced photography queries, post processing of images etc.

What all is included in the package?

In case of established national parks, NW ensures the best of facilities in the form of comfortable rooms and the best in class safari experience. However whenever infrastructure is an issue, we try to give the best of what is avaialble. Photography is our key focus and we do not compromise on that part. Our endeavor has always been to give our participants the maximum productive field time.

What is the cancellation policy in case I want to back out from a trip?

Cancellation for an event to be conveyed through mail/ sending letter to our registererd address. For cancellations please write to us at [email protected] . For all eligible cases refund would be processed as per below slabs within 2 weeks of receipt of communication through credit note/ credit to bank account. For more details on refund & cancellations please refer Terms & Conditions section on our website.

Refund policy:

  • Photo Tour cancelled till 121 days from noon to the date of tour : 70% of the fee will be refunded
  • Photo Tour cancelled between 120 to 91 days from noon to the date of accommodation : 50% of the fee will be refunded
  • Photo Tour cancelled between 90 days to 48hrs to arrival : No refund
  • The same applies for NO SHOWS
June 2nd

Arrive Windhoek at Hosea Kutako airport and transferred to River Crossing Lodge for meal and nights accomodation.

June 3rd

We leave after breakfast for the 5 hour drive to Sossusvlei. We will start off with our first afternoons / evenings photography before dinner and a briefing with an outline of the next few days to follow. Overnight in Sossusvlei Dune Lodge in the Namib Naukluft National Park.

June 4th

We spend the next day exploring and photographing the wonders of the Namib Naukluft National Park. This is where you can experience the iconic towering, orange sand dunes – the tallest sand dunes in the world, many reaching more than 300 meters. A surprising assortment of wildlife may be encountered in the dunes, including gemsbok, hyenas, jackals, and different reptiles and birds. Accommodation at the luxurious Sossusvlei Dune Lodge for 2 nights includes dinner, bed, and breakfast. In addition, we have arranged for our group to leave the lodge in the mornings an hour before sunrise to capture the best possible lighting conditions.

June 5th

After breakfast and our final morning activities at this amazing location where we would attempt to photograph Oryx against the stunning dune backdrops, we depart for Swakopmund, a drive of around 350Km. The should take between 5 and 6 hours.

June 6th

Swakopmund has much to offer and we have included various activities such as:

  • Morning session for creating some amazing perspectives of Pelicans, Seals and sea birds.
  • Evening session for the desert experience tour to photograph Desert Chameleon, SideWinder, Sand Gecko etc
June 7th

After breakfast we leave for the Etosha National Park. Depending on our route this could take up to 4 hours to the Park Entrance with another 2 hours drive to Halali. The total distance is around 400km to Okaukuejo.

June 8th-10th

4 nights at Okaukuejo inside the National Park – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast are included. Game viewing in the area is stupendous, and a floodlit waterhole is a short stroll away from the camp. Usage of off camera flashes to create wildlife images of African wildlife like never before.

June 11th

The tour ends with your memory cards filled with incredible images from a most spectacular part of Africa.

UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Migration Uncut - Week 2 - Camping in Masai Mara
    Migration Uncut - Week 2 - Camping in Masai Mara
    Sep 09 - Sep 15, 2017
  • Corbett Winters - The Land of Light & Dust
    Corbett Winters - The Land of Light & Dust
    Dec 14 - Dec 17, 2017
  • Wild Namibia
    Wild Namibia
    Jun 02 - Jun 11, 2018
  • Migration Uncut - Week 1 - Camping in Masai Mara
    Migration Uncut - Week 1 - Camping in Masai Mara
    Sep 02 - Sep 08, 2017
  • Ranthambhore Opener - Batch 2 - Regular Safaris
    Ranthambhore Opener - Batch 2 - Regular Safaris
    Oct 03 - Oct 06, 2017
  • Corbett Winters - Batch 2
    Corbett Winters - Batch 2
    Jan 18 - Jan 21, 2018
  • Ranthambhore Opener - Batch 1 - Special Safaris
    Ranthambhore Opener - Batch 1 - Special Safaris
    Sep 30 - Oct 03, 2017
  • Corbett - Republic Day Special
    Corbett - Republic Day Special
    Jan 25 - Jan 28, 2018
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