The Complete Namibia Photography Tour & Workshop 2017

The Namibia tour that we dreamed of is now a reality
and guess what?  You're invited!

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The Complete Namibia Photography Tour & Workshop 2017

Namibia is a place of wonder and amazement. Ideally situated between the Kalahari and the South Atlantic, Namibia is one of the youngest countries in Africa. The various cultures, spectacular landscape and wildlife make Namibia a photographer’s dream. This tour gives you 17 days to experience Namibia in her entirety—Complete Namibia!

Forty two percent of Namibia’s land is under wildlife management. While most countries have declining numbers of endangered species, Namibia has increasing populations, even outside of her National Parks. Namibia is home to the most successful community-based conservation through tourism projects in the world, and you can experience this, first hand, in its entirety, in our Complete Namibia Tour & Workshop.

We will travel in a group of just five participants per safari vehicle, with your instructor in the front passenger seat, so everyone gets a window seat, and the roof of our vehicle opens up for unhindered shooting when the situation allows. A second vehicle will be added as necessary, but the maximum group size will be 10, split into two vehicles, with two instructors.

NOTE: This tour is now full. Please consider our 2018 tour or contact us if you’d like to be added to our cancellation list.

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June 3 – 19, 2017

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Day 1 – Windhoek (June 3)

All guests will arrive and be transported to our lodge in the hills over Windhoek and enjoy our first meal together in beautiful surroundings.

Note: the easiest way to get to Windhoek is to fly to Johannesburg (South Africa) where the group can meet, and take the same flight to Windhoek together. Details will be included in your preparation guidebook.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Day 2 – Keetmanshoop (June 4)

On day two, we take a drive to Keetmanshoop, and visit the Quiver Tree Forest, and hopefully also get a little bit of astrophotography in to photograph the Milky Way with the Quiver Trees.

The following morning we’ll visit the Devil’s Playground, before taking another steady drive over to the coast and the quant town of Luderitz.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”31210,31159,31184,31161″ img_size=”500×500″ onclick=”img_link_large” column_number=”4″ grayscale=”no” images_space=”gallery_without_space” el_class=”mbp-photo”][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Days 3, 4 – Kolmanskop (June 5, 6)

From our base in beautiful seaside town of Luderitz, we’ll make a number of trips spending some quality time in the abandoned diamond mine town of Kolmanskop.

We will also make an excursion to the exclusive Elizabeth Bay, to photograph the deserted houses and other buildings there.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Days 5 to 7 – Sossusvlei (June 7 to 9)

From Luderitz we head to Sossusvlei where we stay inside the national park so that we can get access to Deadvlei at dawn to photograph the iconic Camel-Thorn Trees in silhouette again the red dunes.

We will also have a number of shoots of the surrounding sand dunes during our time in the beautiful Sossusvlei area.

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Day 8 – Walvis Bay (June 10)

We break up our journey to Sesfontein with a night in a beautiful colonial lodge at Walvis Bay, where we’ll photograph the flamingoes and pelicans in the bay.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Days 9 to 11 – Sesfontein (June 11 to 13)

From our base in Sesfontein, we’ll visit some Himba settlements. The Himba are a nomadic people who let us into their settlements and share aspects of their culture, giving us ample chances to capture their unique way of life.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”31205,31202,31203,31204″ img_size=”500×500″ onclick=”img_link_large” column_number=”4″ grayscale=”no” images_space=”gallery_without_space” el_class=”mbp-photo”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

Etosha National Park

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Days 12, 13 – Ongava (June 14, 15)

From this point, we head into the Etosha National Park and change focus to the majestic wildlife within, including gemsbok, springbok, and hartebeest to ostrich, elephant, rhino, and lion.

Days 14, 15 – Onkoshi (June 16, 17)

We move on to Onkoshi for a further two days in the Etosha National Park, where we’ll stay in thatched roof lodges on elevated wooden decks on the edge of the Etosha Pan.

This location affords us access to more exclusive areas of the park that are beyond the reach of self-drive visitors. Photographic opportunities here include spotted and brown hyena, aardwolf, honey badger, and jackals.

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Day 16 – Windhoek (June 18)

After a final shoot in the Etosha National Park, we embark on our last drive back to Windoek, for one last night in our hill top lodge to celebrate a successful tour together.

Day 17 – Windhoek & Departure (June 19)

On our final day we’ll have a little time to photograph in the area before being transported to the airport to complete the tour.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Full disclosure – Although he’s very familiar with the rest of the locations we’ll visit, your host has not yet personally visited the Etosha National Park. We will be in the very good hands of our professional guides, and with Martin’s experience as a wildlife photography, he will continue to be on hand to help you make the most of your time in this incredible location.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”31231,31225,31227,31224″ img_size=”500×500″ onclick=”img_link_large” column_number=”4″ grayscale=”no” images_space=”gallery_without_space” el_class=”mbp-photo”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]
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Your Host and Instructor

Martin Bailey is a British born, Japan based professional photographer, author, and international photography tour and workshop leader. With more than 30 years of photography experience and ten years running workshops around the globe, including cohosting two previous tours in Namibia, Martin is an excellent choice to join for your Namibia photography adventure.

If we fill two safari vehicles, we will also be joined by a co-host and assistant, who will rotate between vehicles, so there will always be an able instructor in your vehicle to answer any questions that you might have during the tour.

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Throughout the tour we stay in some of the best accommodation available in the area for each of our locations. These range from very comfortable to luxurious lodges. Quite often you’ll feel so comfortable and at home, you won’t want to pack up and leave for our next location.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”31234,31233,31235,31232″ img_size=”500×500″ onclick=”img_link_large” column_number=”4″ grayscale=”no” images_space=”gallery_without_space” el_class=”mbp-photo”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

Ground Staff and Transport

We will be met at the airport by two experienced guides who will drive us each day throughout the trip in sturdy Land Rovers. The vehicles have been customized to enable us to open and raise the roof section, so that we can shoot out of the top of the vehicle when appropriate.

The use of these off-road vehicles also allows us to access some areas that would otherwise require us to wait for and change to another shuttle vehicle, and therefore not be able to maximize our time in Namibia, and would even result in us not getting to some time critical locations in time for the natural phenomenon that make them so special.

Who Is This Tour For?

What Should I Bring?

What is Included in the Package?

What is Not Included in the Package?


We require that you take out comprehensive travel, medical, cancellation, curtailment and default insurance for the duration of this tour. Some travel insurance companies require that you buy insurance no later than 7 to 14 days after paying your deposit. If you wait longer, some companies may enforce stricter conditions, so do not delay in contacting an insurance company. To buy online, try companies like, or

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Comprehensive Guidebook

After you book, you will be provided with a tour guidebook to help you prepare for your Namibia adventure, including your itinerary and a recommended packing list, both for clothing etc. and your camera gear, as well as a wealth of information about Namibia.

We pride ourselves on the quality and comprehensive nature of our guidebooks, as we believe a deeper understanding of the country you will visit helps you to maximize your enjoyment of the experience and your productivity as a photographer.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”31464″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow” onclick=”img_link_large” qode_css_animation=”” qode_hover_animation=”zoom_in” el_class=”mbp-photo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

Cost & Reservation

The cost for this 17 day tour and workshop is $8,900 per person, based on a shared room. If you will travel alone and require a room to yourself, a single supplement of $1,000 will also be payable.

Group Size and Booking Considerations

We have two options for group size. The first option is just one safari vehicle with five participants + one instructor, and if we get five more people sign up, we’ll run a second vehicle with another instructor. We will rotate instructors and/or participants daily in this case.

Each group will be notified as and when your vehicle fills and bookings are confirmed.

Payment Schedule

The payment for this trip is split into 3 installments, due as follows:

Requests to Share

If you request to share with another participant if someone else wants a shared room, we can try to pair you with someone of the same gender, but if this is not possible, you will be required to pay a single supplement. Cancelling your reservation if we cannot match you with another participant will incur full cancellation fees as outlined below.

Cancellation Policy

* Note that if you cancel up to 36 days before the start of the tour and we are able to backfill your place, we may refund recoverable costs at our discretion.

Payment Options

To book your place, click on the Booking Deposit button below, and proceed through our checkout process. You may pay online by credit card or PayPal. Credit card payments are also processed by PayPal. You just need to select Pay by Credit Card after jumping to PayPal, rather than entering or creating a PayPal account. To pay via PayPal, just login and authorize the payment.

The second deposit, final balance and single supplement payments may also be paid via direct bank transfer if you prefer. There is an option to change your payment method before processing payment.

Payment Buttons

Please proceed to pay the Booking Deposit to secure your place. Select your room type depending on your requirements before proceeding to checkout.

Once your tour has been confirmed, use the Second Deposit button to pay your second deposit by July 30, 2016.

The final balance payment is due no later than March 3, 2017. For single room use, the single supplement will be included in your balance payment.  If you are sharing a room, please select the Double / Shared Room option.

NOTE: This tour is now full. Please consider our 2018 tour or contact us if you’d like to be added to our cancellation list.



Contact Us

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