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Namibia Photography Tour

08th - 20th Feb, 2023 - AVAILABLE

Tutored by Antony Spencer and

£7949.00 pp / Deposit -£1,000.00

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This tour will be led by Antony Spencer and Mark Littlejohn who will be joining Light and Land as a guest leader for this tour to Namibia.

Our Namibia photography tour and landscape photography holiday will take place in February 2023 where our travels will take us from Windhoek to Spitskoppen, Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert and beyond. Over countless millennia, the forces of nature have created in Namibia some of the world’s most amazing desert landscapes. The country is renowned for its pristine and haunting landscapes which are as diverse as the people who inhabit this vast land. For photographers, Namibia must surely rank as one of the best of African countries in which to make some stunning landscape images.

Light & Land have been running very successful landscape photography tours to Namibia since 1998 and we have been continually refining the itinerary since then. This trip has been amended to include new destinations and to give us even more time for photography. Your Namibia photography tour guides will be Antony Spencer and guest leader Mark Littlejohn.

This tour is limited to eight participants.

Tags: Namibia Photography Tour | Namibia Photography Holiday | Namibia Landscape Photography

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At a Glance

  • Tutored By
  • Exertion
    Strenuous
  • Included
    • Accommodation on single occupancy basis
    • Breakfasts
    • Transport during the tour
    • Park entry fees
    • Services of guides
    • Tuition from Antony Spencer and Mark Littlejohn
  • Excluded
    • Flights
    • Insurance
    • Meals not mentioned
    • Extras
  • Duration 7+ Night Tours
  • Tour Code NAM27
Namibia Photography Tour

Namibia Photography Tour - Namibia Landscape Photography

This tour will be led by Antony Spencer and Mark Littlejohn who will be joining Light and Land as a guest leader for this tour to Namibia.

Our next Namibia photography tour and travel photography holiday will take place in February 2023 where our travels will take us from Windhoek to Spitskoppen, Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert and beyond. 

Over countless millennia, the forces of nature have created in Namibia some of the world’s most amazing desert landscapes. The country is renowned for its pristine and haunting landscapes which are as diverse as the people who inhabit this vast land. For photographers, Namibia must surely rank as one of the best of African countries in which to make some stunning landscape images.

Light & Land have been running very successful landscape photography tours to Namibia since 1998 and we have been continually refining the itinerary since then. This trip has been amended to include new destinations and to give us even more time for photography. Your Namibia photography tour guides will be Antony Spencer and guest leader Mark Littlejohn.

After flying into Windhoek and resting here for the night, our journey starts the next day with a drive to our lodge in Spitskoppen. This is a gentle but beautiful desert landscape full of opportunities. Damaraland is a loosely defined part of the Namibian interior north of Windhoek and inland of the Skeleton Coast. Like most of the country, it is very dry, but the landscape is dominated by craggy peaks such as the Brandberg and Spitzkoppe rather than the dunes associated with the Namib.

We next move on to Sossusvlei, surprisingly not yet designated as the eighth wonder of the world! These vast and awesome dunes stand in great star shapes across the landscape. As the oblique light of daybreak cuts its way through these natural masterpieces of design, vast loops and triangles of light and shade appear before one’s eyes - intense, bright, burning orange in the highlights with deep dark ochre in the shadows. Whilst here we will also visit the incomparable Deadvlei. Ringed by 1,000ft sand dunes, the crazed, bleached surface was once the bed of a vast lake. The skeletal remains of Camel Thorns that have been dead for almost a thousand years straggle across the pan, making for wonderfully stark compositions as the first light of dawn sweeps across the bowl.

Our travels will now take us South and further into the formidable red sand Namib Desert, one of the oldest deserts on the planet. Photography here at dawn is a breathtaking experience. Within the first few seconds of daybreak, overlooking distant mountains reminiscent of a Tolkein fable, we will wonder at what our guide once described as ‘the loveliest view in all of Africa’. 

Throughout our travels, we will aim to make numerous stops to examine and photograph some of the country’s remarkable landscapes and wildlife, We may well see oryx, ostrich, zebra and springbok and possibly larger mammals such as cheetah and giraffe as we travel through this most unfamiliar yet beautiful scenery.

Next up is the town of Luderitz. This small and remote port stands on the edge of a huge tract of land completely dedicated to diamond mining. Access is strictly controlled by permit but we have special permission to enter this vast hinterland dotted with the old, wind and sand swept ruins of diamond communities. Photography amongst the old deserted mining town of Kolmanskop is a most extraordinary experience. Here the remnants of mansions, where once rich whites lived, have been reduced to surreal rooms half filled with blown sand. The machinery for diamond mining is now no more than rusty relics, rattling corrugated roofs shift in the wind, windows barely hang on their hinges and the desert inexorably reclaims her own.

Nowhere can compare with these haunting places.

The last day will be spent travelling back to Windhoek where we will spend a relaxing last evening before flying home. There will be the option for making aerial excursions in a helicopter over Sossusvlei to view and photograph this landscape from above at extra cost for those who are interested.

This tour is limited to eight participants.

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