Namibia Photo Tour

September 13 – 24 Mars, 2018

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Namibia – Photo tour 12 nights

 Join us on a photo tour to Namibia, one of Africa’s most beautiful countries. During the trip you will experience many different environments and a wide variety of motifs: magnificent scenery, people and wildlife. You will visit the highest sand dunes in the world, see majestic desert elephants, mighty starlings, meet the Himba tribe and much more. The guide is wildlife photographer Björn Persson, with extensive experience of photo tours to Namibia.


Sand Dunes in Sossusvlei – Flamingos in Walvis Bay – Sea colony in Cape Cross – Skeleton Coast – Himba tribe in Opuwo – Etosha National Park

Day by day

13 March, You start your trip by flight from Stockholm, Sweden (if you choose to start your trip from another destination, please contact Eddie at Rosa Bussarna +46 8 673 25 20)

14 March Windhoek

On arrival at Windhoek you will meet Björn and our local representatives. Today is a rest day after the long flight, but those who want to explore the city on their own are free to do so. Windhoek is a small big city with a lovely atmosphere, and we recommend a visit to the nice craft market. In the evening you meet for a welcome dinner with a review of the adventure.

15 March Windhoek – Sesriem (325 km, about 5 h drive)

Today, the journey begins with Sesriem and Sossusvleis magic sand dunes as our destination. The road goes through beautiful landscapes where it is always necessary to have the camera close at hand. The evening offers photography of the beautiful starry sky under which we eat and fall asleep.

16 March Sesriem – Walvis Bay (330 km, about 5.5 hours drive)

Today we get up early to take advantage of the beautiful morning light. Today’s journey goes to Sossusvlei. This part of Namibia is famous for its fascinating dunes, also considered the highest in the world. We also visit Dead Vlei, an untouched, dead forest in the middle of the desert with magnificent views. In the afternoon we head on to Walvis Bay, a cozy coastal town on the Atlantic, with the opportunity to photograph thousands of flamingos.

17 March Walvis Bay – Cape Cross – Sceleton Coast – Terrace Bay (400 km, approximately 7 hours drive)

A new exciting day awaits on Namibia’s roads. The scenery we pass is some of the most changing and extraterrestrial in the world. In the morning we will stop at Cape Cross to photograph seals. Cape Cross has one of the largest seal colonies in the world. In the afternoon we reach the Skeleton Coast, a dramatic coastal area notorious for its wild beaches, shipwrecks and abandoned ghost towns.

18 March Terrace Bay – Opuwo (460 km, about 5 hours drive)

Today it will be a full day in the bus. Just lean back and enjoy the beautiful desert landscape passing by. A number of photo stops will of course be offered. In the evening we arrive at Opuwo in northern Namibia, home to the magnificent Himba people. We are spending the night in their huts and are a part of their exciting traditions. It will be a night to remember! 

19 March Opuwo

Throughout the day we spend time photographing and documenting the Himba people. The himbasta tribe are known for their eye-catching, red body paintings and traditional clothes. Despite the development of the world, they have retained their culture, and there are many opportunities for interesting cultural and portraits.

20 March Opuwo – Etosha – Okaukejo

Early in the morning we head to Etosha National Park where we will spend the next three days. Etosha is one of the world’s most beautiful national parks, renowned for its endless desert landscape and rich wildlife populations. In the evening we make our first safari trip hoping to see The Big 5. During the night you can stay at an illuminated water hole where a variety of species come to drink. Just get ready with your camera and enjoy the show!

21 March Okaukejo – Halali

We are up at dawn in search of new encounters with African wildlife and beautiful scenery. Throughout the day we stop at the various water holes to see what photo moments are offered. In the evening we camp in Halali, a mountainous area popular for its many leopards and rhinos.

22 March Halali – Namutoni

Today a new exciting day in the national park is waiting. We get off when the sun rises and explores the eastern part of Etosha. In the evening we camp in Namutoni Camp and spend the evening photographing animals at the famous King Nehale Waterhole, while enjoying some refreshment with the sun setting over the banks.

23 March Namutoni – Windhoek (550 km, about 9 h drive)

It’s time to go back to Windhoek. The trip takes about half a day. Most likely, we will return with the camera full of exciting pictures and memories for a lifetime. In Windhoek we have a closing dinner and go through the highlights of the trip and the best photos.

24 March Windhoek – to Stockholm or the destination of your choice

Who is the trip for?

Everyone who has a great interest in photography and nature. Whether you have a lot of experience or just want to take better pictures, this trip is for you. What’s special with this adventure is also that unlike traditional photo tours, we travel in the comfortable Pink Buses which brings us closer to nature. We sleep on and photograph from the roof, giving a unique and more open perspective. In addition, the windows are openable and there is also the possibility to charge batteries. In short, this is a nature and photo tour to Africa just as it should be – adventurous, budget-friendly and one with nature. An unbeatable combination.

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