Namibia on the Wild Side

Highlights of the Namib Desert and the Coast, Namibia

Photograph with us unspoiled landscapes and fascinating wildlife in Namibia. We will bring you to some of the most photogenic locations in an incredible beautiful country. Our itinerary is planned around the highlights of the Namib Desert and the Atlantic Coast. We included a mixture of well-known and famous location like the ancient Quiver Tree Forest, eerie Kolmanskop or the world famous sand dunes of Sossusvlei and lesser known gems in the Namib Desert.

We will photograph orange-red dunes, endless desert sceneries, uniquely shaped trees, spectacular rock formations just to mention a few highlights on the landscape side. The wildlife side is no less stunning. Some of the main attractions are colourful flamingos, amusing seals, sand diving lizards or antelopes in an ocean of sand. And not to forget Namibia is the ideal place for night photography. In the Namib Desert we have plenty of time to photograph the amazing night skies with its myriads of stars.

Spectacular landscapes and amazing wildlife make Namibia a photographer’s dream. Come and join us on a memorable trip, enjoy fantastic photographic opportunities, take great images, experience a fun-filled time and make new friend.

Namib Desert Landscape  

Quick Overview 

Duration

14 days / 13 nights

Dates

Sat 02.03. - Fri 15.03.2019           Sun 17.03. - Sat 30.03.2019

Sat 29.02. - Fri 13.03.2020           Sun 15.03. - Sat 20.03.2020

Costs

7980.00€ PP for 2 participants

6660.00€ PP for 3 participants

5970.00€ PP for 4 participants

Group Size

Tour Operator

Minimum of 2 guests & maximum of 4 guests

Bwana Tucke Tucke (www.bwana.de)

Photographic Guide

Pro Nature Photographer Dr. Bernd Wasiolka (www.wildphotolife.com)

Safari Vehicle

We will go on tour with an extended Land Cruiser. This guarantees you a plenty of space for yourself and for your gear.

Accommodation

Ranging from basic but comfortable farm chalets to luxury lodges right at the photographic locations.

What to bring

  • Your own camera equipment
  • Tripod for landscape & star photography
  • Plenty of storage (e.g. memory cards, laptop...)

General

  • We speak English & German
  • Level of Photography: All experience levels are welcome
  • Non-photographing partners are welcome (the places we visit have a general appeal to everyone who enjoys nature and wildlife)
  • Professional Namibian guide & driver
  • This Photo Safari is conducted after European travel laws (Surety Voucher)

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 Itinerary *

Quiver tree Sunset Namibia

Quiver tree night

Dead Vlei Shadow Tree

Day 1

Windhoek (1 night)

Meet and greet in Windhoek, Namibia including a short briefing about the itinerary and what to expect photography vice. The day ends with a delicious diner in relaxed atmosphere at famous Joe’s Beerhouse, a must for every visitor to Namibia. 

Day 2 & 3

Quiver Tree Forest (2 nights)

Next morning we drive south to our first photographic location, the Quiver Tree Forest. A stunning area characterized by plenty of rock boulders and lots of uniquely shaped Quiver trees (Aloe dichotoma). In the soft light of the morning & afternoon the bark of Quiver trees seem to glow golden and in combination with the distinctive shape of the tree makes it extremely photogenic. In the early night you get your first taste of Namibia’s incredible night sky as we try our luck at star photography. Over the next two days we have plenty of time on hand to photograph the bizarre rock formations and surreal quiver trees.

 Kolmanskop Blue RoomKolmanskop Bathtab HouseNamib Desert Chocolate Hill

Day 4

Kolmanskop Ghost Town, Luederitz (1 night)

Close to the coastal town of Lüderitz the Ghost town of Kolmanskop from a bygone era is our next stop. The buildings from one of the greatest diamond rushes are partly swallowed by sand of the surrounding dunes. These desolate and intriguing remains resulted in an eerie atmosphere.

Day 5 - 7

Namib Desert (3 nights)

The following two days we will spend right in the heart of the Namib Desert, on a private wilderness reserve which is blessed with a large selection of impressive landscape features like the so called Chocolate Hills, dry riverbeds with ancient Camelthorn trees or wide open savannah plains. The photography at this desert gem will never tire you.

Namib Rock SandSossusvlei Dune ShadowSossusvlei Tree Shadow

Day 8 & 9

Sossusvlei & Dead Vlei (2 nights)

World famous Sossusvlei is an absolute highlight in a country with no shortage of spectacular landscapes and unforgettable scenery. This magical place is famous for its ocean of sand and its show of light and shadow. The main attraction is the iconic Dead Vlei with its dark dead trees in contrast to the whitish-grey pan dwarfed by the towering orange-red dunes. Dead Vlei looks like no other place on earth. It’s a photographers dream.

Day 10 - 12

Coastal & Desert-adapted Wildlife, Walvis Bay (3 nights)

We leave now the Namib Desert and return to the coast. In the following days the primary focus lies on coastal and desert-adapted wildlife. Colourful Flamingos, nearly transparent Geckos, fascinating sand diving Lizards or cryptic Namaqua chameleon are some of the main subjects. In addition, on a private boat trip we explore the coastal waters of Walvis Bay Lagoon with all its inhabitants like Cape Fur Seals or Pelicans.

Flamingo Sunset NamibaNamib Oryx backlitSidewinder Namib Coast

Day 13

Spitzkoppe (1 night)

The ancient landscape of the Spitzkoppe Inselberg is our next destination. Those granite domes rise several hundred meters out of the surrounding plains and offer breath taking vistas. The famed rock arch is one of the most prominent rock formations at Spitzkoppe. 

*Please note the Itinerary is provisional and subject to changes depending on local conditions

About Bernd

Your photography guide award winning nature photographer Dr. Bernd Wasiolka works and photographs since more than 15 years in southern Africa, mainly Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. The first years Bernd concentrated his photographic work on the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. His time in the Kalahari culminated in his first coffee-table book 'Kalahari Dreaming'. Since years he focus on nature photography in Namibia. He travels all over the country and spends weeks on end in all the amazing photographic locations the country has to offer.

Not only is Bernd an experienced wildlife photographer but also a trained animal ecologist. For his PhD Thesis he studied for several years’ reptile population dynamics in the southern Kalahari, South Africa. The following years he worked on spatial ecology of cheetahs and leopards in central Namibia.

His extensive experience in photographing wildlife in southern Africa together with his in depth knowledge of the African wildlife and the ecology of savannah and desert ecosystems makes him the perfect safari companion for a fascinating trip into the African bush.

You can find out more about him and his work here

Sossusvlei Dune Landscape

Our Philosophy, our Ethics

We believe a small group of participants is the best way to improve your photographic skills and make your safari as enjoyable and successful as possible. The small group size guarantees Bernd's undivided attention and you receive help, advice and information any time you need it. Guest first is our policy, always! From time to time Bernd may takes some images, too. Nevertheless, Bernd ensures that you come first and get the best position to photograph and the advice you want. Furthermore to make sure Bernd can fully concentrate on your needs all the driving and the logistic is handled by a professional Namibian guide. 

A main concern of our photographic safaris is ethical nature photography and the wellbeing of the wild animals. We strive to minimize the impact on the environment and the disturbance of animals. We do not offer any photography with tame animals or animals in an enclosure. Moreover we do not feed or bait any animals to take images. 

With our experience, knowledge, enthusiasm and passion we hope to make your trip with us an unforgettable experience. We are looking forward to show you the highlights of the Namib Desert and the Coast

Included in Safari Costs

  • Transfer from/to Hosea Kutako International Airport Windhoek
  • All transportation during the duration of the Namib & Coast Photo Safari
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Diner)
  • All National Park fees & enntrance fees
  • Photographic tuition, workshops, field advice & image review
  • Little 5 Tour (Desert-adapted wildlife)
  • Private boat cruise from Walvis Bay
  • Professional Namibian driver & guide
  • Surety voucher (not to be mistaken with travel insurance and/or travel cancellation insurance) 

Excluded in Safari Costs

  • International flight to/from Namibia
  • Drinks
  • Optional activities such as helicopter flights over Sossusvlei or coast
  • Items of personal nature (e.g. snacks, souvenirs...)

Further Informations & Bookings

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