Lee Frost Photography
NAMIBIA DESERT ADVENTURE
Namibia is a country with many faces. As well as being home to the world’s oldest desert – the Namib - and the tallest sand dunes on the planet, it also boasts a fascinating array of wildlife including the largest Cheetah population in Africa, deserted German diamond mining towns that are slowly being re-claimed by the desert and a coastline littered with shipwrecks. Namibia is also one of my favourite photographic destinations in the world, a place of awe-inspiring beauty.
During this unforgettable trip we will visit and photograph many of the country's 5-star locations. We'll shoot Dead Vlei, where the desiccated skeletons of 800-year-old camethorn trees are scattered across a dried-up mud pan and surrounded by towering orange sand dunes; Sossusvlei for its beautiful dunes and desert scenery; the haunting Quivertree Forest; the ancient granite mountains of Spitzkoppe and the ghost towns of Kolmanskop and Elizabeth Bay in the once diamond-rich south. Despite being predominantly a landscape trip, you'll also have the chance to photograph wildlife - cheetah and leopard at Okonjima, plus giraffe, oryx, springbok, warthog and other species at Bagatelle Game Ranch.
As with all my trips, priority is always given to photography, so we will be out before sunrise and until after sunset every day to make the most of the light (except in Windhoek and weather-permitting) and we will spend lots of time at each location to ensure everyone has the opportunity to get some fantastic photographs. At Spitzkoppe, Dead Vlei and the Quivertree Forest, we should also have the opportunity (weather permitting) to photograph the amazing night sky and caoture star trails.
If you email me on email@example.com I can send you a full itinerary. However, a brief breakdown is as follows:
• 1 night Windhoek (Pension Thule)
• 1 night Okonjima Reserve (Cheetah and Leopard tracking)
• 2 nights Spitzkoppen Lodge (amazing location among ancient granite mountains)
• 3 nights Ded Valley Lodge (Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei, Dune 45 etc plus optional helicopter flight over the desert)
• 2 nights Luderitz (dawn to dusk pass for Kolmanskop and a tour of Elizabeth Bay, plus Luderitz itself is interesting)
• 1 night Quivertree Restcamp (the Quivertree Forest is on this farm, plus we get to shoot during cheetah feeding. We'll have a sunset then a sunrise shoot in the Quivertree Forest plus an optional night sky shoot among the Quivertrees weather permitting).
• 1 night Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch (another fantastic lodge and more wildlife photo opportunities, plus we go on an early morning walk with some local bushmen while they explain how they track, hunt etc)
• 1 night in Windhoek (Pension Thule, we'll have time to go into the city and do some souvenir shopping etc before the flight home)
Everyone will also have the opportunity to take a fantastic 'doors off' helicopter flight over the Namib Desert, taking off just before sunrise and lasting for one hour. This is optional and will cost approx £260 per person. Only 3 passengers per flight so everyone has a window seat. I can highly recommend it!
Advice on flights will be provided at a later date. I will also email advice on vaccinations, equipment, clothing etc closer to the trip. To get a better idea of the amazing photo opportunities this trip will provide, take a look at my Namibia portfolio - though please note that this trip will not involve a visit to the Himba tribe, or the Namib Rand Nature Reserve.
At A Glance...
Deposit / Price
£500.00 / £6,500.00
Sharing Discount - £500.00
09th - 23rd June, 2023
All en-suite accommodation, all meals except on 1st and last nights in Windhoek (breakfast only) and 2 nights in Luderitz (breakfast and lunch only), services of English-speaking Namibian guide/driver, airport transfers, all transport during the trip, permits and entry fees, tuition from Lee.
All flights, optional scenic helicopter flight, visas where applicable, travel insurance, drinks, meals not mentioned, photographic equipment and materials.
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