Namibia Overland Photographic Journey – March/April 2014

In March/April next year I will be co-leading two trips with Andy Biggs to the Namibia desert in Namibia, Africa. The goal of these safaris is to photograph the breathtaking desert landscapes of Namibia in a different fashion than Andy has offered his Namibia trips in the past: in an overland fashion. This will be an overland photographic journey, and we have complete flexibility to stop to take photographs at any time along the way. We wanted to put these trips together that have a good balance between flexibility, photographic opportunities and comfortable accommodations. This approach will also enable us to carry more than enough camera baggage, so bring what you need!

Safari Dates: We will be leading two identical trips with different dates:

  • Trip 1: Namibia Overland Photographic Journey – March 29th – April 7th 2014
  • Trip 2: Namibia Overland Photographic Journey – April 8th – April 17th 2014

On the South Western Coast of Africa, where the icy Atlantic ocean meets the world’s oldest desert lies a place that is known for its landscapes as much as the Serengeti is known for its abundant wildlife. The unique combination of desert, grassland and cold ocean current form a one-of-a-kind terrain found only here. For this reason landscape photographers from all over the world flock to the Namibia Desert to try and capture its ethereal beauty.

In this captivating region of Namibia lies a maze of mountainous valleys that look like they were carpeted from slope to slope by ivory coloured grass, criss-crossed by ancient riverbeds and dotted with a collection of photogenic acacia trees. The final unique touch is added by the large snake like dunes that rise from the grasslands like the roof of some subterranean world. These stark and compelling landscapes are something to behold with the human eye, but when it’s sweeping meadows, barren mountains and blood red dunes are captured and transformed into a two dimensional image, it becomes obvious why this place is so beautifully addictive to photographers.

Safari Highlights

  • – These private overland safaris cover fascinating attractions in Namibia while enjoying a relaxed pace along the way.
  • – We will enjoy four amazing destinations on each safari in central and southern Namibia: Sossusvlei, the Namib Rand, the deserted mining town of Kolmanskop and the ancient quiver tree forest near Keetmanshoop.
  • – The Namib Desert may well be the world’s oldest desert. The apricot-colored dunes at Sossusvlei are some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth. Herds gemsbok and springbok roam the area.
  • – In all the locations you will have the opportunity to spend quality photographic time.
  • – Finish on a high note in the magnificent sand dunes of Sossusvlei.
  • – Each trip Limited to only 10 participants (due to prior interest there is only limited places remaining on both trips before they will be sold out).

The cost of this all-inclusive trip is U.S. $7,950 per person (but not inclusive of airfare to Windhoek, Namibia). The same rate applies for each participant regardless of whether they are doing photography and participating in the workshop, or not. This fee includes all in-country ground and air transportation as well as hotel accommodation (double occupancy) and all meals.

A 30% deposit of U.S. $2,325 (per person) will be required when you register. A second payment of $1,500 will be due on October 1, 2013 and the balance of $3,925 will be due no later than  February 1, 2014. If we have to cancel the trip for any reason you will receive a full refund of all monies paid to that date.

Please note: This trip is designed for photographers. Though non-photographer spouses are of course welcome, and alternate activities will be scheduled if possible, our primary emphasis will be traveling to the best locations for the best light, and this will often mean long days of both travel and shooting.

You should therefore only consider joining this expedition if you are a passionate photographer willing to put yourself out a bit. This is not a vacation sightseeing trip, but rather is a trip designed for those who’ll go the extra mile (or kilometer) to get the images they’ve been dreaming about.

Please contact either Andy at info@andybiggs.com or myself at info@jholko.com. For a complete day-by-day itinerary please click HERE.

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