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Secrets of the desert

Photo Tour Namibia

Secrets of the desert

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Photo tour Namibia

The landscapes of southern Namibia are a paradise for all nature and photography lovers. During this two-week photo tour, you will spend over a week in the south of Namibia. The journey takes place at the end of the rainy season. The air will be clear and there are likely to be many opportunities to photograph exceptionally beautiful light conditions and cloud formations.

This tour is rounded off by a stay at the Atlantic Ocean in Swakopmund and at the magical rock formations of Spitzkoppe. Naturally, wildlife photography is also part of a Namibia trip. You will visit Etosha National Park and a private game reserve.

22 March - 05 April 2025 (fully booked)

21 March - 04 April 2026 (get notified)

Windhoek – Keetmanshoop - Namib Rand Nature Reserve – Sossusvlei – Swakopmund – Spitzkoppe – Etosha - Okonjima- Windhoek

15 days / 14 nights from / to Windhoek

6 - 8 guests

English speaking photo guide

This Photo Tour Namibia offers extraordinary highlights!

  • The landscapes in southern Namibia are incomparably beautiful. The fantastic light conditions that are unique to the African continent make the desert landscapes appear in the most glorious range of colours.
  • You travel right before or at the end of the rainy season. Experience and photograph magnificent dreamlike landscapes with the most beautiful light conditions and fabulous cloud formations.
  • You will photograph the striking quiver trees, also at night to capture the imposing starry sky.
  • Comfortable accommodations located in the middle of beautiful landscapes.
  • You will photograph the world-famous red dunes around Sossusvlei and stay overnight in the only lodge in the park. You will be in the right place at the right time.
  • You will spend time in the animal kingdom, the Etosha National Park and a private Game Reserve south of Etosha. With a bit of luck, you will be able to take pictures of leopards and cheetahs.
  • You will be guided by Hannes Lochner, one of the most renowned nature photographers in southern Africa. Let yourself be inspired by his creativity.
  • The group is limited to a maximum of six participants. We will use a comfortable truck with 14 seats, which is exclusively for our small group. Meaning you have more than enough space and of course a guaranteed window seat.

Photo Guide

Hannes Lochner

Hannes Lochner

Local Photo Guide

 

Price

22 March – 05 April 2025

CHF 9’900.- | Price per person sharing

CHF 10’740.- | Price per person in a single room

21 March – 04 April 2026

coming soon | Price per person sharing

coming soon | Price per person in a single room

Included in the Price

Professional photographic assistance

English speaking photo guide

Overnight stays according to the travel description

Breakfast

Dinner (exception: day 7 and 8 in Swakopmund not included)

Activities as per tour description

Still water during transfers and activities in our vehicle

Guaranteed window seat in the vehicle used exclusively by the group

All entrance and camp fees within the parks and reserves

All transfers from / to Windhoek

Not included in the Price

Travel to and from (Windhoek)

Personal expenses

Dinner on day 7 and 8 in Swakopmund

Additional meals

Drinks

Optional transfers and excursions

Tips

Any visa fees and airport taxes

Cancellation insurance, travel insurance

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What our clients say

Brigitta

Travelling with Amazing Views and their photo guides is perfect. Not only are we at the photo hotspots at the right time, we also get great professional advice and support. And peace and quiet when the rest of the masses of tourists are out and about. The support was unrivalled. We were in very good and experienced hands with both Hannes and Floyd. Hannes was perfect and had a lot of patience with us. He was happy to share his knowledge with us. He is a very enthusiastic photographer himself and this rubbed off well on the group. The length of the trip was perfect, there were many new impressions and experiences that I still have to digest, so longer would almost be too much of a good thing. I loved the trip, despite the sometimes very early hour.

Secrets of the desert, March 2024

Anja

My expectations of this trip were very high, as I had already travelled to Namibia three times before as a self-driver. In the end, I flew home with many unforgettable impressions and my expectations were exceeded by far! A perfectly organised trip with great accommodation, scenic highlights and a fascinating animal world (whether Little Five or Big Five) - from the first to the last day. There was a lot of input from Hannes on how to take the perfect photo, so that at the end everyone flew home with successful photos in their luggage. This trip definitely makes you want more! A big thank you to Jenny and Thomas for the great organisation and Hannes for the great support on site. It was great fun travelling with you. The next trip is already planned...

Secrets of the desert, March 2024

Kristina & Kerstin

We were able to travel to Namibia with Amazing Views for the second time since 2019. Although many things became more complex due to Covid-19, the organisation was smooth from A to Z. The Namib, the Dead Vlei, all the Oryx antelopes, helicopter flights, the countless evening scenes were simply fabulous - and as a bonus, we were virtually alone in many places. It could not have been better. And the Okonjima Game Reserve at the end was the absolute icing on the cake for us.

Secrets of the desert, March 2021

Speedy

As a repeat offender, I have already been on the road with Amazing Views several times! As always, the tour was very well organized. Expectations are exceeded again and again. Best guides guarantee for an unforgettable experience! Absolutely recommendable! - A big praise to Thomas and Jennifer! - Keep going!

Namibia, November 2018

Isabelle

Traveling with Amazing Views is the best. The most beautiful spots are discovered and photographed, and the coaching is unique. Each participant is picked up and promoted at his or her level. It was and is amazing with amazing views! Travelling with you has a huge potential for addiction. Hardly at home you want to book a new trip right away. You will not get rid of me so quickly. Sorry! 😉

Namibia dream landscapes, April 2018
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  • Departure
    24.03.2024
  • Return Time
    06.04.2024
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Day 1 – Arrival in Windhoek

After you have made your own way to Windhoek, you will be greeted at the international airport. You will be taken to the Guest House. The first day will be rounded off with a welcome dinner in a nice restaurant in Windhoek.
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Day 2 – Quivertree Forest

Today's destination is a simple camp near Keetmanshoop. From there you have the best opportunity to photograph the prominent quiver trees in the best light and especially at night. During our travel time the conditions for the milky way photography are ideal (weather permitting). There are over 300 specimens on the farm. Look forward to impressive pictures.
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Day 3 – Wolwedans

Today's destination is Wolwedans in the Namibrand Nature Reserve. The lodge is situated in a uniquely beautiful landscape. In the late afternoon we go on an excursion and enjoy and photograph the fantastic landscape of the nature reserve.
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Day 4 – Dream Landscapes

You spend the whole day photographing the landscapes of the Namibrand Nature Reserve. You will be travelling in the lodge's open off-road vehicle. Wolwedans is a magical place for all nature and photography lovers. The untouched, picturesque nature appears almost perfect, like in a postcard. You also have a good chance of seeing the typical desert inhabitants such as oryx antelopes, ostriches, wildebeest, zebras and bat-eared foxes.
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Day 5 – on to the next scenic highlight on the edge of the Namib

After breakfast we will take off with our 4x4 truck. You will be driven to Sesriem. There we check in at the only lodge within the Namib Naukluft National Park. The park is famous for its impressive sand dunes as well as Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. By choosing this lodge we are not dependent on the park opening hours. This way we can be on site at the best time for taking pictures.In the late afternoon we will have our first photo session and take pictures of the captivating and well-known landscape with the huge red sand dunes. The dunes tower up to 320 meters high in the oldest desert in the world. The white pans around the Dead Vlei form a sharp contrast to the red sand and the endless blue sky.
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Day 6 – Deadvlei, Sossuvlei and more

We have the whole day to explore the Namib Naukluft Park. The two highlights are Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. Deadvlei will set the pulse of any photographer racing. The scenery is truly breath-taking. You will not be able to get enough of the interplay between the colours of nature with the white clay pan, the black trees, the red dunes, and the blue sky. We will get you to the right place at the right time.
In the afternoon you have a chance to participate in an optional helicopter flight over the sand dunes.
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Day 7 – From the sand sea to the South Atlantic coast

Today we continue to Swakopmund. The small town is located at the South Atlantic.You have afternoon and evening at your free disposal. Discover the colonial town with its numerous cafés and stores. Or take another optional flight over the sand dunes or to the Skeleton Coast in the afternoon. This is a unique opportunity to take fantastic pictures of the desert from a bird's eye view.
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Day 8 – Swakopmund

The line of dunes along the coast is home to a fascinating variety of small animals that have adapted to the desert.They survive thanks to the fog that regularly rolls in from the cold Atlantic Ocean. We drive with a 4x4 vehicle into the dunes of Swakopmund and search for the small desert inhabitants to take pictures of them from close range.  In the afternoon you will have some free time to enjoy Swakopmund and relax a little.
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Day 9 – Spitzkoppe

Today we continue to the next scenic highlight of this trip, to Spitzkoppe. 
The Spitzkoppe between Usakos and Swakopmund is also called the "Matterhorn of Namibia". You can see the island mountain range in the middle of an endless, dry plain, from an exceptionally long distance. You spend the late afternoon and early morning discovering and photographing the numerous motifs the region has to offer.
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Day 10 to 11 – Off to Etosha National Park

Today the journey continues to the Etosha National Park. This gem of a park is the third largest nature reserve in Africa. The Etosha National Park has the highest game density in Africa after the Serengeti Park in Tanzania. Here you can find many species of animals of southern Africa.
Our camp is located directly at a waterhole, which is illuminated by spotlights. You have an opportunity to see rhinos, elephants, and lions. In the evening we will try our luck at this waterhole and hope for great pictures.
During your stay you will undertake game drives in open safari vehicles and with our truck, you will take pictures in the evening at illuminated water holes in the park. In the beautiful light we observe different wild animals and with a little luck also big cats.
You will be continuously supervised by Hannes. He also gives short tutorials on different topics of photography. He is also available for picture reviews. You will always of curse have time for an extended siesta.
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Day 12 – 13 Okonjima

In the morning we'll head out for another game drive in Etosha National Park. Afterwards you will continue to the Okonjima Game Reserve. You will undertake various activities in the game reserve and have a very good chance of taking impressive pictures of cheetahs and leopards.
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Day 14 – Back to Windhoek

We drive back to Windhoek, where we take a short city tour. In the evening we end the tour with a cosy dinner.
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Day 15 – End of the photo tour

You will be driven to the airport in time for your journey home or for your individual follow-up program.

Accommodation

Windhoek

You will stay in a small, charming Guest House in a quiet area of Windhoek. The rooms are nicely furnished. The Guest House has a green courtyard with a small pool. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, safe, TV and Wifi.

Keetmanshoop

The accommodation at the Quiver Trees in Keetmanshoop is a bit more basic. You stay here because of the perfect location. The camp offers by far the best opportunity to photograph the quiver trees in the best light and also at night.
The camp consists of several bungalows and two houses, both fully furnished and with modern air conditioning. In addition, there is an open-air swimming pool surrounded by deck chairs for sunbathing and relaxing. The rooms offer good comfort and comfortable beds.

Namibrand Nature Reserve

Our lodge offers pure wilderness and silence. Situated elevated on a dune, the lodge overlooks the vastness of the dreamlike desert. In this wonderful place you can enjoy the rising and setting sun in the most beautiful colours that nature has to offer. The lodge has nine luxurious tented chalets with a wonderful view of the landscape. 

Namib Naukluft Park

You will spend the night within the Namib Naukluft National Park. Our lodge is situated in the middle of the spectacular dune landscape and is built in the style of an African village. From each of the 23 generously designed chalets you enjoy a magnificent view of the red-yellow dune landscape. The chalets are connected to the main building by wooden walkways. Each chalet has its own spacious bathroom with shower and toilet. The rooms also have mosquito nets, solar lamps and fans.
Since our lodge is located within the national park, we can be the first to photograph the magnificent dunes of Sossusvlei in the morning and the last in the evening. The lodge also offers sunset cruises, guided nature drives by day and night, and guided hikes into nearby Sesriem Canyon. In addition, the lodge has a restaurant and bar, as well as a swimming pool to relax in after a busy day.

Swakopmund

You will spend the night in a nice, personally managed guesthouse. The guesthouse has spacious rooms and has been beautifully renovated. The center of Swakopmund is within walking distance.

Spitzkoppe

The lodge has 15 spacious and tastefully furnished chalets, all with bathrooms and a covered viewing deck. Windows and bed are equipped with mosquito nets.
The public area consists of dining room, lounge bar and pool. There is a wonderful view of the landscape with granite rocks. All rooms have private bathrooms, flat screen TV, safe, hair dryer, and wireless internet access.

Etosha National Park

Right next to the camp is a waterhole. Animals are active from the early morning hours. The waterhole is a popular place for them to go. After sunset the waterhole is floodlit. You will spend the night in nice chalets. These are ideally situated so that you can see the animals from your terrace or balcony. All chalets have their own bathroom.

Lodge private Game Reserve

Comfortable lodge with a cozy dining and sitting area overlooking a waterhole.

Climate   

The climate in Namibia is pleasant all year round. At the end of the rainy season at the end of March / beginning of April the weather is mostly sunny. However, thunderstorms and rain can still occur. Temperatures usually range between about 15 degrees (at night) and up to 30 degrees during the day.

Fitness / Condition

The trip does not make any special physical demands.

Health

For travel to certain areas of Namibia, malaria prophylaxis and the usual vaccinations are strongly recommended. Please consult a tropical doctor, institute or your family doctor for advice.

Half double room

Single travelers can register for a half double room. If no second guest registers to share the room, the single supplement will apply.

Insurance

We strongly advise you to purchase insurance for cancellation and return journey costs, which will be needed in the event of a secluded region being evacuated, a local hospital stay or return travel costs to your home country.

Travel information FDFA

The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA regularly publishes information on countries in which there may be security policy or other risks. The FDFA's travel advice is based on its own trustworthy sources of information. These travel tips can be found on the FDFA's website: www.eda.admin.ch

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Prices

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Secrets of the desert

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