Adventure Namibia

Adventure Namibia with Nature & Wildlife Photographer

 

Adventure Namibia… adventure, because we will venture into Namibia in a small group, visiting a variety of landscape gems that will make any ambitious photographers drool. However, this tour is open to photographers and non-photographers alike. A maximum of 6 participants will join the two Africa-experienced tour leaders, Anette Mossbacher and Christa Niederer, who – together – are a treasure-trove of knowledge where the country and photography are concerned. Accommodation will be in tents, allowing participants to experience nature with all senses as well as hotels and lodges.

Adventure Namibia Duration: 27 May 2014 – 10 June 2014 ( With all vacancies having filled up for the first tour, we have decided to offer a second tour ) SOLD OUT!

 

Adventure Namibia, camping Jeep with tent on roof standing at sunrise at Fish River Canyon

 

Adventure Namibia Detailed Programme

Day 1

You will be met at Hosea Kutako International Airport after your arrival and be taken to your guesthouse in Windoek. The rest of the day is at your own disposal.

Day 2

After breakfast, we will be heading southwards towards Sossusvlei, a fascinating salt and clay pan surrounded by dark-red sand dunes and adorned by dead trees reaching up into the steel-blue sky.

Sossusvlei red sand dunes shine in deep red in the early sunlight

Day 3

Sunrise in the highest dunes of the world is a sight not to be missed!

We will then proceed to Walvis-Bay, visiting the lagoon with its many flamingos and pelicans. With a bit of luck, we will also see seals and dolphins in the waters of this old fishing town.

Day 4

We visit Swakopmund, a scenic beach resort only about 30km from Walvis-Bay. The day is at your disposal, The German colonial influence can be seen in the architecture as well as typical culinary delicacies that are difficult to resist. Take a stroll on the beach promenade or relax at the beach, a flight over the ever-changing dune-landscape is optional. We will return to our Walvis-Bay hotel in the evening.

Day 5

Today we head to Cape-Cross, a nature reserve which is home to one of the biggest fur seal colonies. We continue along the Skeleton-Coast, perhaps spotting the one or other jackal. The ship wrecks that can be seen along this coast bear witness to the tragedies that ocurred here.

Brown Fur Seal cub drinking milk from its mother

Day 6 and 7

We will follow the tracks of the legendary desert elephants and with a bit of luck, we may also see desert lions.

Day 8

Driving north, we pass baobabs and quiver trees. This is the traditional area of the semi-nomadic and proud Himba people, who we may encounter on the way.

Our goal for this day are the imposing Epupa-waterfalls.

Day 9

A further day is planned in this fascinating and unique location close to the border to Angola. As darkness sets in, we can admire the spectacular night sky.

Day 10 to 13

A visit to the famous  Etosha-National Park with its 114 different kinds of mammals and 340 different species of birds. Setting out on safari at sunrise, we will return at around 10:00 o’clock for brunch. A second drive is scheduled for the afternoon when temperatures start dropping and the golden hour provides us with beautiful photographic opportunities. With a bit of patience, good sightings can usually be made at the water holes.

African elephants two bulls fighting, dust around legs, tusk on head of a bull

Day 14

We start our return journey to Windhoek, where we spend the last night of this Namibian adventure.

Day 15

Return flight.

Duration: 27 May 2014 – 10 June 2014

Costs: 

Deposit:

(Exclusions: Preparatory costs involved such as international flights and costs for passports, visas and insurance; hospitalization and evacuation if necessary; gratuities, alcoholic beverages, laundry and other personal costs; optional activities and lunch on day 4).

Please note: Namibia is a large, sparsely populated country. True adventurers will, however, appreciate the necessary long journeys through pristine landscapes.

 

Terms and conditions

  1. Changes to the itinerary are reserved if weather, political situation or other unforeseen factors require it.
  2. Your reservation will be confirmed with the payment of the deposit.
  3. The balance is due on 1 April 2014 and not refundable.
  4. A private travel-insurance is obligatory. The name of the insurance company, your insurance policy number and contact details must be submitted to us.
  5. In case of unforeseen circumstances in which the journey would not be advisable or failure to obtain the minimum number of participants, the trip may be cancelled. In this case all payments made will be refunded.
  6. The organizers of this trip will not be liable for accidents, injuries, death or loss of property of participants.
  7. In case of necessary medical treatment, hospitalization or evacuation, all costs incurred must be covered by the participant and/or the participant’s insurance.
  8. If a participant fails to arrive in time for the trip, all additional costs incurred are to be borne by the participant concerned.
  9. The participants are responsible for complying with passport, visa and health provisions.
  10.  Applicable law and country of jurisdiction: Switzerland

By Anette Mossbacher