Namibia - Desert Light
Few countries in Africa offer such a variety of spectacular landscapes: giant sand dunes, vast gravel plains, high mountains, bizarre rock formations, deep canyons, waterfalls and bush savannah. The Namib is the oldest desert on earth where you can find a lone oryx wandering over red sand dunes or spring bock feeding on the sparse vegetation in dry river beds. Namibia with its incredibly beautiful landscapes, abundance of wildlife and cultural diversity makes it one of the most photogenic countries in the world. Theo Allofs and Jami Tarris, owners of Wild Focus Expeditions, have spent several years in Namibia and will take you during this expedition to their most favorite and photogenic places. You will climb the highest sand dunes in Africa and wander among the silent skeletons of 1000 year old acacia trees in a white clay pan surrounded by giant red sand dunes. You will wander around the quiver tree forest at night illuminated by the constellations of the southern hemisphere and photograph these alien-like trees beneath the milky way. You will go back in time when visiting the diamond gold rush town Kolmannskuppe. This German colonial town was abandoned in the 1950s. Meanwhile desert sand has invaded the buildings creating an eerie atmosphere and at the same time a photographer’s delight.
Further north desert elephants will be awaiting you in one of the dry river beds that lead from the interior mountains to the mystic Skeleton Coast. You will be amongst the very few people who are actually allowed to enter the mysterious Skeleton Coast. More sand dunes along the foggy coast await your creative eye as we make our way down to the ocean where lunch awaits.
Namibia is a jewel for any serious nature lover and photographer. Join us on this diverse and colorful expedition.
Please contact us regarding a detailed itinerary!
- Accommodations for 13 nights
- All land and air transfers in Namibia
- All game drives
- National park and cultural village fees
- Guaranteed window seat in Landcruiser
- National park and conservation fees
- All meals excluding dinner on first and last evening in Windhoek
- Selected beverages where mentioned above
- Mineral water
- International airfare to and from Windhoek
- Change of itinerary
- Visa fees
- All beverages (unless where mentioned as included)
- Change of itinerary
- Optional hot air balloon ride over sand dunes
- Any items of personal nature such as beverages, laundry, telephone calls
- Tips / gratuities for guide and camp / lodge staff
- Travel/medical insurance
- Any extras not mentioned in the included list such as extra meals and activities
Most of our safaris will be in permanent to semi-permanent tented camps. All of our tents are en suite, are designed to the highest standards, and are comfortable with hot showers and an adjoining toilet. All of our camps will have separate lounge and dining areas which add to the excitement and ambiance of being on safari. It should be noted, however, that there are no fences around our camps, and animals of all sizes are sometimes encountered within the camp boundaries. Please be assured that you will be safe at all times. Our Expeditions Leaders and camp staff will be there to assure your safety.
From May through August, temperatures are very comfortable. Mornings can be quite cool to cold while warming up as the day continues. Nights can be cold and midday temperatures range from 70ºF (20ºC) to 80ºF (26ºC0. Our Handbooks provide more detailed information about clothing and trip preparation.
We recommend that our travelers bring an adventurous spirit, as you will often enjoy the closest animal encounters.
Theo, co-owner of Wild Focus Expeditions, has spent several years traveling and photographing in Namibia and knows this country like his own backyard. Namibia is one of his most favorite countries in the world. It is a photographer's and nature lover's paradise.
Wild Focus Expeditions provides specialized, small group photography tours. Our photography expeditions are designed to get participants into distinctive, engaging locations around the world at the optimum times for photography. Our photo tours are created by our team of photographers who want to experience and photograph the world's top wildlife, nature and traditional cultures locations.
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