Photographic Tour to Namibia

16 Days/15 nights
Cape Town – Fish River Canyon – Luderitz – Sossusvlei – Swakopmund – Etosha - Windhoek
R 34 418

For photographic tours of 10 people, we prefer to use fully air-conditioned “Overlander” vehicles that can seat 24 pax, therefore allowing each photographer to have their own seat. The additional space also allows for photographic equipment to be accessible in the cabin. This vehicle has windows that fully open and gives passengers a raised view. 

The itinerary is structured, so that traveling is done over mid morning and noon when the light is harsh.

Table Mountain, Namibian Photographic Tour
DAY 1: CAPE TOWN – Monday 6th June

On arrival at Cape Town International airport, you will be welcomed by one of Finding Africa’s representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Spend the day at leisure. Before dinner, a briefing of the tour will be held and time given for equipment check.  Cape Town is known as the “Mother City”, as it has the status of being the oldest city in the country. It has an incredible mix of superb landscapes, historical buildings, and a mixture of cultures with a charming cosmopolitan ambiance.  

Meals: Dinner and breakfast.

Rock formations
DAY 2: CLANWILLIAM – Tuesday 7th June

Morning photo shoot: TableMountain from BloubergBeach.

We depart from Cape Town along the R27 towards South Africa’s rugged and untamed West Coast.  On the way we will stop at Blouberg beach to take photographs of the iconic table mountain. The town of Clanwilliam is your next destination, which is situated at the foot of the mighty Cederberg mountain range and offers bird-watching, historical buildings, Bushmen paintings and picturesque.

Early evening shoot: Cerderberg rock formations and rock art.
Meals: Lunch, dinner, & breakfast

African Fish Eagle, Orange River
DAY 3: ORANGE RIVER – Wednesday 8th June

Early morning photo shoot: Cerderberg rock formations and rock art.
We depart after a late breakfast. After crossing the South Africa/Namibia border, it is a short drive to our accommodation. The evening is spend enjoying a relaxed sun downer overlooking the mighty Orange River. The Cabana’s boast magnificent views of the Orange River, with air conditioning and decorated in true African Style. Each Cabana has en-suite bathrooms and sleeps 2 people each.  

Meals: Dinner & Breakfast

Quiver Trees
DAY 4: FISH RIVER CANYON – Thursday 9th June

Early morning shoot: Orange River bird life
We depart the Orange River and drive two hours to Ai Ais near the Fish River Canyon. Once checked into our lodge we will have lunch and spend the afternoon at leisure. For the late afternoon shoot we can either view the Fish River Canyon or go into the veld and take photo’s or Quiver trees. The Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world. It features a gigantic ravine, in total about 160 km long, up to 27 km wide and in places almost 550 metres deep.

Early evening shoot: Quiver trees and giant Weaver bird nests in the veld.
Meals: Lunch, dinner & breakfast.

Fish River Canyon
DAY 5: LUDERITZ – Friday 10th June

Morning photo shoot: Fish River Canyon
Following an early breakfast we depart for the Fish River Canyon, making sure we are at the entrance as the gate opens for the day. We proceed onto the viewing point and take advantage of the morning light. Our reason for traveling to Luderitz is to visit the near by “ghost town” of Kolmanskop. In 1908, a railway worker found a sparkling stone amongst the sand, sparking a huge, frantic diamond rush and causing fortune hunters to converge in droves on Kolmanskop. 

Meals: Dinner & breakfast

Ghost Mining Town of Kolmanskop.
DAY 6: SOSSUSVLEI – Saturday 11th June

Morning photo shoot: Ghost Mining Town of Kolmanskop.
After the morning photo shoot at Kolmanskop, we aim to be on the road by 10am, stopping at Helmeringhausen for lunch. We continue our journey, arriving at the Sossus Dune Lodge near Sossusvlei at +/- 17:30. Sossus Dune Lodge is inside the Namib-Naukluft Park and therefore guests can depart for the dunes before sunrise.

Early evening photo shoot: Desertscapes with mountain backdrops.
Meals: Dinner & breakfast.

Sossusvlei Dunes, Namibia Photogrphic Tour
DAY 7: SOSSUSVLEI – Sunday 12th June

Morning photo shoot: Sossusvlei Dunes and dead vlei. 
Today we wake up early before sunrise and depart from the lodge to view the famous red sand dunes of the Namib Desert. The Namib is known to be the oldest desert in the world. Once through the entrance gate, we travel direct to dune 45. For the next few hours we will have a private guide at our disposal. We will also visit Dead Vlei with its unique white clay and hundreds of year old acacia trees, preserved in this harsh dry environment.  We return back to our accommodation for lunch and to get out of the heat of the midday.  Later in the afternoon, we take a short drive to Sesriem Canyon. As a result of the occasional rains, the Tsauchab Rivier has, over the past two million years, carved Sesriem Canyon, a kilometer long and up to 30-meter deep canyon in sedimentary rock.

Afternoon shoot: Sesriem Canyon
Meals: Dinner, lunch & breakfast

Namibian Photographic Tour
DAY 8: SWAKOPMUND – Monday 13th June

Today we depart at 8am on a scenic route, passing Gaub terras and the Naukluft Mountains, stopping for landscape photo opportunities if and when required. We arrive at 2 p.m. in the seaside town of Swakopmund, which has been described as a little corner of old Bavaria “plonked” onto the African coast. The afternoon can be taken at leisure and gives one a break from the dust and sand of the desert. The afternoon can also be used to book optional activities such as scenic flights.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9: SWAKOPMUND – Tuesday 14th June

Morning photo shoot: Moon landscape & Welwitschia’s
For those who choose not to do an optional activity, we depart on a morning round trip to the Namib – Naukluft Park to capture the extraordinary Moon Landscape, a seemingly never-ending series of bizarre, barren hills resembling the lunar Sea of Tranquility. We also visit the Khan River and the oasis of Goanikontes in search of what have been called "living fossils", the giant Welwitschia mirabilis.  The oldest living specimen has been dated at 2,000 years old, while the average age of the youngsters is between 500 and 600 years old. Afternoon at leisure. 

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10: SWAKOPMUND Wednesday 15th June

Free day for Optional activities


Meal: Breakfast

Twyfelfontien rock carvings
DAY 11: TWYFELFONTEIN – Thursday 16th June

After breakfast, we leave for our next destination, Twyfelfontein. On route we pass the western slope of the Brandberg Mountains and the possibility of sighting desert elephants. Twyfelfontien is a rocky site situated in the Kunene Region of north western Namibia. The site contains around 2,000 rock carvings and in 2007, UNESCO approved it as a World Heritage Site. The site is one of the largest and most important concentrations of rock art in Africa, and was proclaimed a National Monument in 1952. 

Afternoon shoot: Twyfelfontien rock carvings
Meals: Dinner & Breakfast

Etosha National Park, Namibia
DAY 12: ETOSHA – Friday 17th June

Morning photo shoot: Organ pipes & Burnt Mountain
Early breakfast is followed by visiting other attractions in the Twyfelfontien area such as the Organ Pipes rock formations, “Burnt Mountain”, Doros Crater and the Petrified Forest. Thereafter we drive three hours to lunch at Outjo. Etosha is a further hour and a halves drive. Once we have entered the Etosha National Park and settled into our chalets, we will get into our vehicle and go on our first afternoon safari in the Etosha.  

Etosha National Park is one of Africa's major wildlife sanctuaries, covering an area of more than 22 750sq kms. During the drier months of June to November the water points exert a magnetic pull on the big game herds, and forms the centrepiece for seeing the nearly 150 mammal species found in the Park, including several rare and endangered species such as the black rhino, black-faced impala, tssesebe and gemsbok.

Afternoon photo shoot: Etosha wildlife
Meals: Dinner & Breakfast

Young male lions playing
DAY 13: ETOSHA – Saturday 18th June

Morning photo shoot: Etosha wildlife During our time in the Etosha we will be undertaking early morning and late afternoon game drives in our overland vehicle. Over this time we will also visit the floodlit waterhole at Okaukuejo and Fort Namutoni, previously the northernmost German outpost. On the second night, we will experience a night game drive in an open 4x4 vehicle with one of the Etosha National Game Park guides. As darkness descends, the tracker scans the landscape with a spotlight picking out the glinting eyes of nocturnal animals.  

Night photoshoot: Etosha nocturnal wildlife
Meals: Dinner & Breakfast

Etosha Elephants at a water hole
DAY 14: ETOSHA - Sunday 19th June

Morning photo shoot: Etosha wildlife

Afternoon photo shoot: Etosha wildlife
Meals: Dinner & Breakfast

DAY 15: WINDHOEK – Monday 20th June

We leave in the morning and travel to Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Depending on flights to Cape Town, we can either catch an airport transfer to the airport or stay over in Windhoek for the night. 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 16: DEPARTURE DAY – Tuesday 21 June
Transfers will be arranged to the airport for connecting flights.



Any changes made to the itinerary will influence the total price.
Any changes in regards to the number of pax will influence the total price.
Any price changes made by our suppliers will influence the total price.
The prices are indicated in Rand (ZAR).
The final price will take into account the availability of the services indicated on the itinerary.


All the accommodations mentioned in the itinerary.
All meals specified in the itinerary.
All road transport mentioned in the itinerary.
Park entrance fees.
1% Tourism levy.
1 x night safari in the Etosha National Park


Drinks will be for the client own account.
Any other meal not mentioned above will be for the client own account.
Optional activities.

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