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Namibia camping photo safaris

September 1 - 15, 2024

from $7,495 USD pp sharing

SOUTHERN AFRICA: 15-DAY SMALL GROUP CAMPING PHOTO TOUR

GROUP SIZE:

5 max.

LOCATION:

Botswana + Namibia

DURATION:

15 days / 14 nights

FITNESS LEVEL:

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SAFARI OVERVIEW

This Botswana - Namibia 15-day wildlife photographic camping safari will take you on a breath-taking journey through some of the most bio diverse locations of Southern Africa. This two-week camping trip led by our wildlife photography professionals, will guide you through the most photogenic wildlife hot spots of Botswana and Namibia.

The trip will begin in Maun, the wildlife capital of Botswana where we will start by venturing into Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta. We will then travel north, to the Caprivi Strip of Namibia, an amazing hippo and Carmine Bee-eater photographic destination. The group will then head west, to visit the San People of the Kalahari to add a bit of cultural relevance and appreciation to this incredible camping trip. The last wildlife destination on this camping tour is Etosha National Park, where photographic opportunities are endless, as hundreds of animals are congregating around the waterholes during the dry season.

TOUR DATE

2024: September 1 - 15

( 1 space available )

$7,495 USD pp sharing

NO Single Supplement

BRIEF ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrival Day (MAUN, BOTSWANA)

DAY 2: Full Day Safari in Moremi

DAY 3: Full Day Safari in Moremi

DAY 4: Transfer to Guma / evening group photo editing

DAY 5: Morning / Afternoon boat ride in Okavango Delta

DAY 6: Transfer to Divindu / evening group photo editing

DAY 7: Morning / afternoon boat ride on Cubango River

DAY 8: Transfer to Roy's Camp / evening group photo editing

DAY 9: Bushman Living Museum Experience

DAY 10: Transfer to Etosha / morning safari / evening waterhole

DAY 11: Morning / afternoon safari outing in Etosha 

DAY 12: Morning safari / transfer to Okaukuejo / afternoon at waterhole

DAY 13: Morning / afternoon safari outing in Etosha / Afterdark waterhole photography

DAY 14: Transfer to Windhoek / Himba Tribe visit

DAY 15: Departure Day (WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA)

(see detailed itinerary below)

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HIGHLIGHTS
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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Travel though two of Southern Africa's best wildlife photographic countries and sleep under the stars during this adventurous camping photo safari

  • Visit the Bushman/San People of the Kalahari Desert in northeastern Namibia. Experience their ancient ways as the Bushman teach guests about their culture

  • Enter Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best places in Botswana to photograph Big Cats and other predators such as Wild Dog and Hyena, along with many other African wildlife species

  • Explore the wildlife of the Okavango Delta by boat. The Okavango Delta is home to many animals including Hippo, Nile Crocodile, Elephant, Lion, and many bird species including the Fish Eagle, many species of King Fisher, Paradise Flycatchers and so much more

  • Visit Etosha National Park, arguably one of the driest locations on Earth, where wildlife fights for their survival in this harsh desert-like environment

YOUR GUIDE

MEET YOUR PHOTO HOSTS

YOUR GUIDE
Mark A Fernley

MARK A FERNLEY

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JAREN A FERNLEY

LOCATION
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LOCATION

BOTSWANA & NAMIBIA

This Southern African camping photo tour takes place in two magnificent countries: Botswana and Namibia.

Both countries offer an array of wildlife photography opportunities with different landscapes and environments in each location. From the Kalahari Desert to the intricate waterways of the Okavango delta and into Etosha National Park, this tour makes stops in some of the greatest wildlife destinations in Africa.

With many destinations along the way, download our

Tour Brochure for detailed information about each destination

EQUIPMENT

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT 

CAMERA BODY:​

  • Guests are encouraged to bring a camera body with a minimum of 24-megapixels to guarantee the best results while on safari. This can be mirrorless or a DSLR, as your photo host is experienced with both and will be able to offer assistance whenever need be.

  • A second camera body is always a great consideration, however, this is not mandatory. This can be used as a backup, or you can keep a second lens attached and switch back and forth between cameras.

LENSES:​

  • A telephoto lens with a reach of at least 500 mm​. This can be a fixed/prime lens or a zoom lens. 

  • If you intend to bring a fixed/prime lens of 500 mm or more, you will also need a closer range lensA 100 - 400 mm or similar is a great option, as this will allow you to get shots of wildlife that comes closer to the vehicle

  • If you are interested in taking landscape photographs during the trip, we recommend a wide angle lens that ranges anywhere between 12 mm - 105 mm. This can be used for landscapes, astro-photography, close range wildlife, and congregations of wildlife.

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Includes
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TOUR INCLUDES 

  • Airport pick-up (Maun International Airport (MUB))

  • Airport drop off (Hosea Kutako International Airport  (WDH))

  • All accommodation (large mobile tents)

    • including sleeping cot, 2 inch mattress, clean sheets, pillow/pillow case & blanket

  • All transportation between campsites

  • All game drives / safari outings

  • All cultural visits

  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner each day)

  • All beverages (non-alcoholic and local beers, wines and spirits)

  • All national park entry fees

  • All photographic guidance / tutorials

  • one-on-one photo critiques (optional)

  • Pre-Tour meeting with your photography guide

TOUR EXCLUDES 

  • International flights

  • Personal Travel Insurance (required for all guests)

  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, extra activities, etc.)

  • Activities not listed in itinerary

  • Premium alcoholic beverages

  • Gratuities/tips for guides and staff

ITINERARY

ITINERARY

DAY 1

ARRIVAL DAY

The first day is designed for all photography participants to arrive in Maun at their own leisure. Untamed Photo Safaris will arrange transfers from Maun International Airport (airport code MUB) for each photographer’s arrival.

 

Guests who have arrived in advance and are already in the country/area should make their way to the Crocodile Lodge on this day. Check in and refresh, charge camera batteries, do any necessary repacking you may need to do, or just simply enjoy yourself.

 

The tour will start at 6 pm on this day, where the group will meet for the first time. Your Photo Host will be awaiting you with welcome drinks as you go through the itinerary, ask any questions, and get to know the fellow photographers in your group. After our briefing/meet and greet, we will move over to the restaurant for dinner. After dinner you will have the opportunity to chat with your photo host and the others in the group.

ACCOMM

ACCOMMODATION

The 15-day camping safari will be accommodated at many camp sites throughout the two countries. Within each camp site, we will supply heavy duty, large tents for each photographer/guest. Inside will consist of a fold out bed, mattress, pillow/pillow case, fresh sheets, and blanket. At each unique camp, there will be electricity for charging equipment.

CAMPING

The camping sleeping equipment provided for each photographer is plenty to keep you comfortable throughout the nights. We offer a large TENTCO Ranger Tent for each guest. With each tent comes a fold out bed with mattress. To reduce your baggage, we supply you with all bedding and a pillow. All campsites have restroom facilities and are supplied with spectacular African landscape views. There are charging sockets at each camp site for everyone to keep camera batteries and other equipment fully charged. Fold out tables and camping safari chairs are supplied for relaxing around the fire and around camp during off times.

OUR PHOTO VEHICLE

Our Toyota Land Cruiser Extended Cab Safari Edition 4x4 provides a superb and spacious experience when traveling through Africa. Each seat comes with its own USB charging socket and adjustable window. The roof pops open, making this vehicle perfect for a wildlife photographer, giving each guest a 360 degree view of African wildlife. 

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Botswana and Namibia Camping
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