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Lions of Etosha



Namibia is an entirely unique destination that offers a safari experience like no other. This for filling destination is home to some of Planet Earth's most beautiful ancient landscapes of dry mountains, rocky valleys and sandy dunes known to be some of the oldest in the world.


Ingulfed in this vast country is home to remarkable wildlife such as Desert adapted Elephant, Lion, Leopard, cheetah, White and Black Rhino and many Ungulate species such as Gemsbok, Kudu, Springbok and many more. This country is well known to hold the largest population of Black Rhino and Cheetah attracting wildlife enthusiasts from all over the world. Having said that, this country is relatively unknown, making your photo safari experience unique.


This remarkable country holds one of the most famous coastlines in the world known as the Skeleton coast where large ship recks can be spotted along with Lion and the illusive brown hyena that roam the long white beaches. Wildlife photographers tend to focus in the north of Namibia where Etosha National Park lies bringing some of the most remarkable wildlife congregational sightings on Earth.

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Best Time to Visit

Namibia is known for its incredibly dry ecosystem, making survival for wildlife near impossible, however, wildlife has learned to not only live, but thrive in this harsh environment. Famously known for the large congregations of wildlife in Etosha National Park, Untamed Photo Safaris offers guests photographic tours during the driest time of the year.

The best time to visit Namibia is during the driest time of the year, when wildlife is desperate for water in the harsh desert-like salt pans of Etosha National Park. During the months of June and July, the water is slowly disappearing, causing animals that would normally never be seen together, drinking side by side at a waterhole. Once we get to August and September, guests experience sightings like no other destination on the planet. Imagine sitting at a waterhole with your camera ready in hand and in your frame, you spot Springbok, Ostrich, Wildebeests, Zebra, Giraffe, Elephant, Hyena, and Lion! September is the driest month of the year making sightings like the one described above happen on a daily basis.


Outside of Etosha National Park, we visit the Cubango River, North of the Okavango Delta. With the dry season in full force, animals are pushed to the rivers in search of a constant waterflow, making sightings on our river boat ride nothing less than amazing.



  • Chances to photograph rare and magnificent herds of "Ghost Elephants" that roam Etosha National Park in Northern Namibia

  • Photographic opportunities of wildlife congregations around waterholes make Etosha a wildlife hotspot worth visiting

  • Explore the Caprivi Strip located North of the Okavango Delta that is home to an array of wildlife such as Hippopotamus, Elephants and numerous of bird species that make for great wildlife photography

  • Etosha is home to hundreds of predatory birds that are waiting to be photographed including Marshal Eagles, Tawny Eagles, Goshawks and many more

Elephant Herds
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Zebras of etosha
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Etosha National Park located in the Northern West of Namibia is voted as one of the top and most unique national parks in the whole of Africa. The landscape here in Etosha is rather unique, holding a salt pan that reaches an astonishing 1,900 square miles. This salt pan once a lake many years ago is now a dry and vast open area providing small pockets of salt licks to its neighbouring wildlife.


The national park provides wildlife enthusiasts with a vast amount of wildlife that live outside of the pan where vehicles have the access for great photographic opportunities. This park holds many waterholes that bring vast amounts of wildlife to congregate around the areas where unique sightings can be witnessed and photographed. Animals such as Giraffe, Elephants, Black Rhino, Burchell’s Zebra, Springbok and Kudu can all be photographed in the same frame, making this park stand out from all the rest.


These marvellous congregational sightings are at their prime during the months of July, August and September where Namibia is dry. September however, holds the driest month making wildlife viewing better and bringing vast amounts of wildlife to all waterholes. 

If you are unsure on how to start planning your Namibia wildlife photo holiday, we are here to help. Our specialists have been working in the area for years and are the perfect people to talk to when it comes to making sure you are choosing the right tour for you. Speak to one of us today to consider your options. Why wait? Speak with an expert today!

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camping photo safari


  • Our Namibia wildlife photo safaris stand out from all of our other African tours. Guests can expect to camp under the stars each night on our exciting camping photo safaris

  • Each guests has their own tent (large enough for 2 people) with a cot, mattress, sleeping bag, pillow and fresh pillow case

  • Meals will be provided by the campsite/lodge we will be staying at each day. A camping safari, with great food! No waiting around for campsite meals after a long day on safari 

  • Our photography expert will be by your side the entire trip to make sure you are getting those incredible photographs you hope for

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Purros Namibia
Cubango River, Namibia

Have any questions?

If you are still not sure where to start when planning your next Namibian photo tour, talk to our experts today and let them help you decide if Namibia is the right destination for you. Namibia has so much to offer. Having trouble deciding which Southern African country is best for you? Why not do a multi-country tour? Join our small group tour through Namibia and Botswana! Contact us today to start planning your Southern Africa photo tour. 

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