The extreme Namibian heat starts fading during April and May brings with it cooler weather, longer nights and ideal conditions for astro photography. This tour has been planned to put us at the ideal astro destinations during the waning moon phase, when we can shoot Namibia's famous night skies after sunset and still get to bed at a normal time.
This tour is limited to 6 participants with two guides, offering a fantastic client to guide ratio and plenty of space to shoot.
NAMIBIA BY HELICOPTER
Namibia is famous for its vast open landscapes and stark simplicity. Its inhospitable western coastline features vast areas inhabited only by Hyenas, Oryx and other desert wildlife. Geologically, it is one of our planet’s oldest landscapes - a desert that is crumbling to pieces, slowly eroded by relentless winds. This striking desert landscape has earned a reputation as one of the world’s most photogenic destinations and become fairly crowded with tripods over the last few years. For a lucky few, however, there’s a different angle to be seen on this special place - from above.
If you take to the skies, the simplicity of the Namibian landscape becomes even more incredible to witness and capture. The endless plains are dotted with remarkable patterns and lines formed by anything from Barchan dunes to masses of water from a once- in-a-decade flood in the desert. From the world’s 2nd largest canyon to the towering red dunes of Sossusvlei, its iconic sights are an even more incredible photographic subject from above.
This tour is limited to 2 participants with one guide and one pilot.
SKELETON COAST GLAMPING
Experience the elusive Skeleton coast on this photographic trip into Namibia's secretive southern skeleton coast.
The Namib desert coastline stretches from the town of Luderitz in the far south to Walvis Bay in the central west, for roughly 400km. This coastline is the stuff of legend; shipwrecks, diamond mining and mysterious disappearances of diamond camp labourers. Due to its extreme inhospitality, access is still tightly regulated - tourists are only allowed in under the strict supervision of a few select concession holders. The terrain is extreme even to experienced off-road adventurers. Visitors have to be 100% self-sufficient and you have be in convoy as single cars will have no method of recovery if they get stuck in the dunes.
For photographers, it is a wild frontier. A paradise of colourful mineral-rich dunes, abnormal wind-eroded geology, shipwrecks and incredible wildlife. It is home to sandwich harbour - a natural tidal lagoon where birdlife congregates en masse and jackal and hyena predate upon that birdlife. Antelope like Oryx and Springbok live in the dunes and the seals dot the coastline by the hundreds of thousands. Over the last few decades, the odd photographer or two has visited the area, but it seems that it has been overlooked by the vast majority. It's unspoilt nature is virgin to photographers.