We invite you to join Namibia photo tour dedicated mainly for wildlife photography. We’ve chosen  Erindi Private Game Reserve as it is Namibia’s #1 Privately owned wildlife destination. It covers 175 000 acres which comprise an amazing array of diverse landscapes – from golden savannah to dense bush with mountains, natural waterholes, grasslands and pans. More importantly, it is home to an amazing collection of African wildlife. You can expect to see (and capture) Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard, Giraffe, Cheetah, Zebra, most antelope species and a lot of special smaller animals. Erindi is also home to an impressive 300 species of bird. One of the greatest perks of Erindi is that it is officially free of Malaria, meaning that you don’t have to take a prophylactic for your journey. We will be staying at their main lodge, which is situated on a large watering hole where you can enjoy an endless variety of wildlife coming to drink. The lodge offers large comfortable rooms, air-conditioning, wifi, high tea and delicious meals. We have put a lot of thought into the debate of Erindi vs. Etosha as our wildlife destination and Erindi is the obvious choice. The wildlife sightings are better and much more likely, the service and quality of everything is better, they have more amenities, it is malaria free and only a few hours from our other destinations, compared to a long day’s drive to Etosha.
17.03.2018 – Sossusvlei to Walvis Bay
          • Drive Sossusvlei to Walvis Bay, roughly 5 hours drive through beautiful desert landscape, lunch enroute
          • Check into Flamingo Villas Boutique Hotel. Right on the lagoon promenade, so you can walk from the hotel to photograph flamingoes
          • Dinner at the hotel
18.03.2018 – Walvis Bay
          • Half-day private dolphin boat cruise in Walvis Bay, launching at sunrise. Shoot dolphins, flamingoes, pelicans, seals
          • Lunch at Hotel
          • Shoot flamingoes at sunset
          • Dinner at top Swakopmund restaurant
19.03.2018 – Spitzkoppe
          • Shoot flamingoes at sunrise, have breakfast, then drive 2 hours to spitzkoppe
          • Check into brand new Spitzkoppe lodge opening early 2017 – this destination was previously only available on one or two tours and only via camping
          • Sunset shoot at ‘The Bridge’ – the natural rock arch at Spitzkoppe
          • Dinner at Lodge
          • Star shoot at ‘The Bridge’
20.03.2018 – Spitzkoppe to Erindi
          • Two hour drive from Spitzkoppe to Erindi lodge
          • Check in and lunch at Erindi
          • Presentation by Isak on wildlife photography
          • Sunset Drive
21.03.2018 + 22.03.2018 – Erindi Full Days
          • 06:00 – Light Continental Breakfast
          • 06:30 – 9:30 – Sunrise Game Drive
          • 9:30 – 10:00 – Full English Breakfast
          • 10:30 – 13:30 – Rest/editing
          • 13:30 – 14:30 – Lunch
          • 14:30 – 16:30 – Rest/editing
          • 16:30 – 19:30 – Sunset Game Drive
          • 19:30 – 21:00 – Dinner
          • 21:00 – 00:00 – Night Drive (One night drive included in price, other nights optional)
23.03.2018 – Erindi to Windhoek
          • Final Sunrise drive at Erindi followed by breakfast
          • Drive Erindi to Windhoek, roughly 3 hours
          • Clients will have long afternoon to pack before their flight the next day
          • Dinner at Joe’s Beerhouse in Windhoek
24.03.2018 – Depart
          • All clients taken to airport by private shuttle
Other Information
          • Walvis Bay – Flamingo Villas Boutique Hotel
          • Spitzkoppe – New Spitzkoppe Lodge
          • Erindi – All clients + Iurie + Daniel in Luxury Suites with view of waterhole at Old Traders Lodge (see attached PDF)
          • Windhoek – Windhoek Country Club
          • Continue to Walvis Bay in custom 4×4 Land Cruisers, exchange for VW T1 or Hyundai H1 minibuses. Bottled water provided
Meals and Beverages
          • All inclusive, except premium wines and liquors
Wildlife to Expect at Erindi – Elephant, Rhino, Hippo, Giraffe, Wild Dog, Cheetah, Leopard
Nocturnal Wildlife possible to see on a Night Drive – Pangolin, Aardvark, Brown Hyena, Spotted Hyena, Cape Fox, Honey Badger, Springare, Genet, Serval, Caracal
          • All Accommodation
          • All Meals continuing from standard tour and ending with breakfast on the 24th of March
          • All beverages, except for premium/imported liquor and wine
          • Package at Erindi – Full Board in luxury suites, morning and afternoon game drive on all days + one night drive
          • All permits, park and entry fees
          • All Transport, fuel and drivers, including transfers to/from airport
          • Bottled water in cars
          • All expenses for all guides and drivers
Not Included
          • Additional Activities like helicopter/balloon flights. Helicopter flights along the coast will be available in Walvis Bay.
          • non-meal time snacks and drinks

What to bring

– DSLR camera with tripod and remote shutter release
– A wide angle lens. For example, Nikkor 14-24 or Canon 17-40. Best lens for use in wide-angle scenes
– A middle-zoom lens such as a 24-70 mm
– A telephoto zoom lens, such as a 70-200 mm. 300 mm with 1.5 TC or 500 mm, 600 mm are recommended for wildlife and bird photography. Be sure to have additional tripod mount to this lens.

– Waterproof and windproof jacket (consider the average temperature 5 – +10 C at nights and +10 – +20 C during the daytime)
– Waterproof pants
– Warm jacket and thermal pants
– Wellingtons or fishing boots

The full list will be sent by mail to participants.

Tour leaders

Daniel Kordan

Daniel was born in Moscow area. In his childhood he graduated the art school. After that, he is studied in Moscow institute of Physics and Technology and became an optics physicist. During the study he gain experience not only in physics, but also in mountain climbing and hiking, guiding tourist groups in winter and in summer in Russian mountains. Right after graduation he became a guide of photo-workshops and chief editor of “Continent expedition” magazine. This magazine is about travel and adventures all over the world. He has got several awards in photography: Golden Turtle’ 13 Nature nomination winner, National Geographic Russia contest 2013 and 2014 finalist, Best of Russia’13 and ’14 winner, best photographer’13 finalist and others. He is spending most of his time in Norway, Lofoten islands and in Tuscany at villa Gaia, guiding groups of photographers.

Iurie Belegurschi

Iurie Belegurschi is a landscape photographer based in Iceland, where he runs photo tours and workshops. He was born in Moldova and has been living in Iceland since 2006. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Hospitality. His photos have been published worldwide in books, calendars, greeting cards, magazines and some of the most popular newspapers like The Daily Mail, The Independent, The Sun, The Huffington Post, and The Telegraph

Hougaard Malan

Hougaard has spent more than 200 days capturing Namibia’s photographic hotspots and knows the locations like his backyard. He speaks Afrikaans, which is the predominant language in the South of Namibia. Over the years he has learnt exactly which lodges have the best access to the locations, when is the best time to shoot each place and what permits are required. All these factors make him the ideal local guide for a photographic tour in Namibia.

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