An adventure in the Golden Dunes Desert
02 to 12/08/21 (Registration Open)
25 to 06/06/22 (Registration Open)
02 to 12/08/21 - 25 to 06/04/22
VICTOR LIMA / RICHARD MORSBACH
NATURE / LANDSCAPE
$ 4400 (10-12 parts) / 5500 (7-9 parts)
7 to 12 PARTICIPANTS
ABOUT THE TOUR
This Photo Tour is for all photography enthusiasts who want to travel and experience nature at its best. You will visit and photograph the most beautiful places in Namibia during sunrise, sunset and during the night, when we will witness one of the most spectacular night skies in the world.
In this journey you will learn everything related to landscape, night and wildlife photography, including the planning of the photo sections, the photographic techniques involved in capturing the images and the treatment of images in Lightroom and Photoshop.
Still little known among Brazilian tourists, Namibia has already fallen in the taste of travelers from all over the world, who usually classify the country as "Africa for beginners". All because Namibia offers easy, safe, inexpensive tourism and full of beautiful attractions. This without losing the country's characteristic cultural features. Traveling to Namibia does not require much experience from the traveler and is an excellent opportunity to get in touch with the beauties of the African continent
Sossusvlei, one of the most unique and beautiful scenery in the world!
It is in Sossusvlei that the petrified trees in the middle of dry white clay, surrounded by the red dunes of the desert, face the most famous postcard of the country. Deadvlei, as this photographer's paradise is called, is a must-see for anyone in Namibia and, often, the main objective of travelers arriving in the country. Image symbol of local tourism, Sossusvlei reserves many dunes (among them Dune 45 and Big Daddy), incredible sunsets and a magical night.
Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world!
The scenario is very similar to that of the Grand Canyon, in the United States. But with an elementary difference: it is very likely that you are the only tourist there. Being alone with such a brutal and gigantic landscape is an unusual, beautiful and scary experience in equal proportions. We will be staying at the luxurious Fish River Lodge , which is located on the edge of this gigantic canyon, and we will have the opportunity to take incredible pictures.
It is a safe country with good infrastructure for tourism.
Most people tend to think that Africa is a wild, dangerous and underdeveloped place. Only this does not apply to much of the southern territory of the continent. Although the capital Windhoek has its problems there, Namibia is generally considered one of the safest countries in Africa for travelers, as well as being politically stable.
Below, you will find the complete Photo Tour program, which will take place from 02 to 12/08/2021 and 25 to 06/04/2022.
The program may be subject to changes, which will be communicated to all participants before the trip.
* Extra Programming:
- Safari at Etosha National Park and Erindi Private Game Reserve
For those interested, we offer an extra Safari program with a duration of 4 days, with an additional amount to be paid is US $ 1600. The script for the additional program starts on Day 11.
After you land safely in Windhoek in Namibia, you will be met at the airport and given the tour itinerary documents.
After check-in at the Arabusch lodge , you can take the rest of the day for leisure and relaxation.
Dinner at the world famous Joe's Beer House restaurant.
We will leave early in the direction of southwest Kalahari, to the Quiver tree forest near Keetmanshoop.
Accommodation at Quiver Tree Guest House.
We will take the opportunity to capture the sunset and do a section of night photography under the magnificent sky of the famous Quiver Tree Forest.
Three hour drive to Fish River Lodge , on the edge of the second largest canyon in the world.
We will stay at this luxurious hotel and take the opportunity to take photo sessions during sunset and at night.
We will continue on to Luderitz, a historic German port city.
We will stay at the Nest Hotel , where we can relax with a breeze of fresh air from the ocean.
We will explore the ancient ghost town of Kolmanskop, a magnificent European city built in the Namibian desert in 1905 by German settlers, but totally abandoned a decade later.
Relaxing evening discussing the images that have been captured so far and how to improve the techniques involved in capturing the Milky Way and the night sky.
Day 6 and 7
Panoramic trip to the famous Sossusvlei park and accommodation at the luxurious Dead Valley Lodge.
Enjoy a 1-hour helicopter flight (optional) over the Namib Desert and take the opportunity to see this wonderful landscape from the birds' point of view.
Sunset in the middle of the Namibian Desert .
Night departure to visit one of the most incredible places in the world, Deadvlei. Astrophotography section next to petrified trees and sunrise over the huge dunes of Namibia .
We will walk to the oldest sand dune Earth to enjoy the incredible vastness of the view of the Namibia desert.
Dinner at the luxurious Dead Valley Lodge.
After breakfast, we will make a five-hour trip to Swakopmund, the first city built in Namibia by German settlers in 1892.
We will stay at the Delight Lodge, where we will spend the afternoon resting before dining at the Jetty restaurant, which has a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean.
Enjoy a day of leisure and relaxation or take the opportunity to do extra activities (optional), such as: adventure boat ride on the ocean, 4x4 ride on the beach to the port of Sandwich, where the sand dunes touch the ocean or just a walk around the city.
After brunch, two hours drive to Spitzkoppe, Namibia's Matterhorn.
Accommodation at Spitzkoppen Lodge to see ancient rock paintings.
Sunset and astrophotography in a region with abstract rock formations, including stone arches.
We will leave for Windhoek in time for the departure flight.
End of the tour.
We will head towards Etosha Safari Lodge to start our extra wildlife photography program.
We will tour Etosha National Park to photograph elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes and various other animals in their natural habitat.
After dinner we will do a night photography section within the hotel area.
After breakfast, we will continue on to the private game reserve Erindi .
Afternoon safari tour to another section of wildlife photography, including crocodiles, hippos, rihnos, elephants and more.
After dinner, night photography session.
After breakfast we will proceed to Windhoek in time for the flight back.
End of Extra Program.
In order to offer the highest quality during this trip, a maximum limit of 12 participants is defined in this tour, in order to be able to give the greatest possible attention to each of the students.
The minimum number of participants to confirm the tour is 7 people. The confirmation of the tour will take place with the payment of the total value of the trip by the minimum number of participants mentioned above. The deadline for confirmation of the tour is 90 days before departure.
The languages spoken during the tour will be Portuguese, English or Spanish.
The tour price includes:
- Ground transportation for the duration of the tour;
- All tourist fees and park entrance fees;
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the tour period;
- All drinks, except premium wines and liquors;
- All costs of accommodation / accommodation in a shared room;
- Continuous assistance from photographer Victor Lima;
- Local guide and highly experienced driver.
- Travel insurance covering health insurance / luggage insurance;
- Air tickets ;
- Personal expenses;
- Expenses with optional / extra activities;
- Supplement for single room;
- Anything that is not expressly mentioned as "included";
- Photographic equipment, notebook and etc.
The recommended photographic equipment consists of a DSLR or Mirrorless camera, with at least two lenses, one being a wide angle and a medium telephoto lens and a tripod. Optionally recommended: Photo filter and remote trigger. Also, don't forget:
Lens cleaning cloths;
Memory cards and etc.
WHAT TO WEAR
Namibia has a semi-desert climate , hot during the day and cold at night. In view of this scenario, it is important to be prepared and bring cooler clothes to wear during the day and warm coats and clothes for the night photography sections. It is also recommended to wear clothing with sun protection, especially when staying in the Namib Desert.
Preferably, use medium / high boots to protect the ankle and prevent excessive sand from entering the shoes.
Passport / identity card valid for international travel;
The national currency is the Namibian dollar (NAD). It is recommended to take US dollars and make the exchange at the airport;
Visa / MasterCard credit cards are widely accepted but it is good to have cash as well.
The total cost of the trip is US $ 4400 (10-12 participants) or US $ 5500 (7-9 participants), considering accommodation in a room for two (paying). The corresponding amount in R $ (Real) will be determined 90 days before the start of the tour, based on the quote of the Tourism Dollar on this date. We will use the website Valor Econômico as a reference for currency conversion ;
In case the participant chooses to hire the Extra Program (Safari), a supplement of US $ 1600 must be paid, which will be added to the total amount mentioned above. A minimum number of 4 participants is required for the Extra Program to take place;
In the event that the number of registrants is less than the minimum number of participants for automatic confirmation of the Tour (7 people), there will still be the possibility of carrying out the tour on the scheduled date, as long as the interested parties agree to pay an additional amount for cover the loss related to vacancies not filled. Thus, the total value of the trip would be US $ 6850, considering a minimum number of 5 participants in the event;
To reserve a place, it is necessary to pay a deposit of US $ 1000. This amount will be converted into R $ (Real) on the date of your payment and the balance in US dollars will be divided by the number of months remaining until the deadline for settling the total amount of the tour. Each installment must be paid in R $ (Real) using the dollar for the conversion on the date of payment. In the last installment, we will add all the payments already made so far and will calculate the amount needed to complete the total value of the trip in Dollar Tourism;
If the participant chooses to stay in a single room during the tour, a supplement of US $ 950 must be paid. In case the participant is staying in a single room involuntarily, due to the distribution of the participants among the available accommodations, a supplement of US $ 750 must be paid;
The preferred form of payment is bank transfer or PIX, in which we offer a 5% discount on cash payments. In the case of payment via PayPal or PagSeguro, an additional fee will be charged which can vary from 5% to 10%, depending on whether the payment is full or in installments;
In the event that the minimum number of participants for the Tour is not reached, the amount paid may be refunded in full or, if this is the option of the interested party, it may be transferred to one of our similar events with available places;
The date of the event may be changed due to situations involving public calamity or restricted access to the event site , such as: floods, landslides, epidemics, etc. In this case, the participants must choose to participate in the event in question on their new date or else take the credit of the amount paid to participate in some other event with available places;
This service provision is restricted to issues related to the Photography Tour, including accommodation, transportation during planned departures and the monitoring of photographer Victor Lima . Any other personal issues, such as problems with individual documentation, etc. , are not the responsibility of the Tour organization.
REFUND AND CANCELLATION RULES
If a participant decides to cancel their reservation, they can do so at any time, communicating as soon as possible to the official email address of the tour organization.
However, remember that cancellation by a participant would create difficulties in managing reservations, in addition to the risk of not reaching the minimum number of participants for the tour.
Below are the cancellation rules:
In the case of voluntary withdrawal from the participant at any time, the amount paid as a deposit will not be returned;
Up to 120 days before the start of the tour, a refund of the amount paid so far by the participant can be made, subtracting the amount of the deposit;
Between 120 and 90 days before the start of the tour, a 50% refund of the amount paid so far by the participant can be made, subtracting the deposit amount;
With less than 90 days remaining for the start of the tour, no refund of the amounts paid by the participant will be made.
In case the participant who wants to cancel his registration gets another person to take his place, the reimbursement of the amounts paid so far can be made, subtracting the amount of the deposit. It is worth mentioning that the substitute must be a person who has never participated in events promoted by the tour organization and who has not yet expressed interest in this or other trips;
In case we have completed all the vacancies available for the formation of the group of this tour, 70% of the amounts paid by the participant who canceled his registration can be refunded, subtracting the amount of the deposit.
02 to 12/08/21 - 25 to 06/04/22
VICTOR LIMA / RICHARD MORSBACH
NATURE / LANDSCAPE
$ 4400 (10-12 parts) / 5500 (7-9 parts)
7 to 12 PARTICIPANTS
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