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Namibia Photography Workshop

From June 1 to 13, 2024

The Trip

Join our Namibia Photography Workshop for a unique adventure. Explore Africa’s best-kept secret through your lens, capturing its hidden treasures from ancient deserts to secluded beaches.

Learn from professional photographers amidst this land of stunning beauty and diverse wildlife. An unforgettable visual experience awaits in Namibia’s wild and beautiful landscapes.

About the Tour

Highlights

Description

Namibia is for photographers, one of Africa’s best kept secrets.

Less known and less visited than the parks of Eastern and Southern Africa, Namibia’s treasures remain more hidden, revealed to those seeking a truly different adventure.

Here, in the middle of one of the oldest deserts in the world, we find an amazing collection of hardy fauna that have managed to adapt to their harsh environment.
Yet this is a land of astonishing beauty, from high sand dunes to wide, dry rivers, from rocky mountains to secluded beaches. We will find a wild and very attractive land.

Namibia Photo Tour

In our Expedition we will offer particular dedication to the photographic part and you will learn the secrets of professional photographers.

We invite you to be part of this journey, which will be an unforgettable visual experience.

Map

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN WINDHOEK

Our expert guides will welcome you at Windhoek International Airport (WDH), ensuring a smooth start to your experience. After transferring to the hotel in the city, we will gather for a welcome dinner. During the briefing session, you will receive key details about the expedition, clarifying any doubts and ensuring a full immersion in this photographic adventure.

DAYS 2 AND 3: SOSSUSVLEI

After breakfast, we will head to Sossusvlei to photograph the sunset at Dune Elim, a unique visual experience. We will explore the famous Deadvlei, a petrified marsh with a surreal landscape that captivates. For the more adventurous, the option to photograph the dunes from a helicopter adds an exclusive perspective. The nights become magical as we capture the stunning starry sky of Namibia.

DAYS 4 AND 5: SWAKOPMUND

After breakfast, we will depart for Swakopmund, where we will embark on a catamaran to capture the local wildlife with our cameras. The thrilling 4×4 truck excursion over the world’s most spectacular dunes will provide unique and exciting photographic opportunities. The nights in Swakopmund will reveal the charm of its nocturnal landscapes.

DAY 6: SPITZKOPPE

After breakfast, we will explore Spitzkoppe, home to the stunning Stone Arches. The magic of this place is intensified at night, when we will capture the majesty of the arches under a starry sky.

DAY 7: TWYFELFONTEIN

We will spend the night in Twyfelfontein, a place rich in culture and home to the desert elephants. The search and photography of these majestic animals will add a special touch to our journey.

DAYS 8, 9, AND 10: ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK AND HIMBA VILLAGE

We will enter Etosha National Park, one of the largest in the world, for spectacular days of photographic safari. The diversity of African wildlife will be immortalized through our cameras. In the end, we will visit a Himba village, immersing ourselves in their culture and capturing the authenticity of its inhabitants.

DAYS 11 AND 12: ERINDI PARK

We will move to Erindi Park for another day of photographic safari, searching for the elusive African felines. The farewell dinner in Windhoek will be the perfect moment to share our experiences and memories.

DAY 13: RETURN TO WINDHOEK

After breakfast, you will have time to say goodbye before your departure from Windhoek International Airport. You will reflect on the incredible experiences captured through your lens during this unforgettable photographic journey in Namibia. Until the next adventure!

Included

Not Included

Extras

Our expeditions

Ours guides

JOSE D. RIQUELME
ARITZ ATELA

They will be your guides

Dates 2024

  • June 1 to 13, 2024
    June 1 to 13, 2024

    Available spots

    $5.900

ABOUT THE TRIP

  • A Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera or a mirrorless camera
  • A sturdy tripod with a ball head
  • A wide-angle lens, such as a 14-24 mm
  • A medium zoom lens, such as a 24-70 mm
  • A telephoto lens, like a 70-200 mm lens
  • It is important for a lens to have a good aperture for Northern Lights, such as a 14 mm f/2.8
  • A camera bag to carry all your equipment
  • 6-stop ND filter
  • A headlamp for night sessions
  • Batteries, cleaning kit, and memory cards
  • Drone
Clothing Recommendations

Namibia is located in the Southern Hemisphere, so June is one of the winter months in this country. Generally, during June, you can expect cool temperatures, especially at night. The average daytime temperatures usually range between 15°C and 25°C, while nighttime temperatures can drop significantly, reaching between 0°C and 10°C in some areas.

ATTIRE

  • Footwear: Comfortable walking shoes or sports sneakers.
  • Top: Light t-shirts for the day, with the option of long-sleeved garments for additional sun protection and a thin jacket.
  • Layers for the cold night: Sweaters or jackets, and consider a scarf and hat for the cool wind.
  • Bottom: Comfortable and long trousers, with a coat for the night.
  • Accessories: Hat or cap, sunglasses.
Tips

Wi-Fi will be available in all hotels, you can purchase a virtual e-SIM in advance on websites like https://esim.holafly.com/ or other similar services and activate it upon landing in Namibia or buy a SIM card at the airport.

You can exchange your currency for Namibian Dollar (NAD) at the airport.

In Namibia, the type of plug and socket used is type D and type M. Here is a description of each type:

-. Type D: This type of plug has three round pins in a triangular arrangement. It is known as the old Indian plug standard and is used in some parts of Namibia.

-. Type M: This type of plug has three round pins in a line. It is the South African standard and is commonly used in Namibia.

It is advisable to carry an international plug adapter if your electronic devices use a different type of plug. Also, note that the electrical current frequency in Namibia is 50 Hz and the voltage is 220-240 V. Make sure your devices are compatible with this electrical setting or use a converter if necessary.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Make sure to book your flight to Windhoek Airport, the main international airport in Namibia. This will be your point of arrival when starting your experience in Namibia. It is advisable to arrive in Windhoek before 12:00 PM on the day the tour starts to take advantage of the orientation session. Some participants choose to arrive a day before the tour starts, an excellent option to begin the journey rested, especially after a long flight.

Documentation for Tourism in Namibia:

To travel as a tourist to Namibia, it is essential to be aware of the documentation requirements. Here is specific information for tourists:

  1. Visa Exemption:

    • Most countries can enter Namibia without a visa for short stays.
    • This exemption usually has a specific duration and is intended mainly for tourism purposes. It does not allow for commercial activities or work.
  2. Visa on Arrival (VoA):

    • Some countries that do not have a visa exemption can obtain a Visa on Arrival when arriving in Namibia.
    • The VoA generally allows for short stays and can be extended according to local regulations.
    • There may be a cost associated with obtaining the VoA.

It is crucial to check the updated list of countries eligible for visa exemption and VoA, along with any changes in requirements. Travelers must ensure they comply with the conditions of stay and respect local laws and regulations during their visit to Namibia.

Meals

Meals are included in the tour price. Generally, we will have breakfast at our accommodation and enjoy lunches and dinners at local restaurants. During the day, we may opt for snacks and picnics on some days to streamline and maximize time dedicated to photography.

ACCOMMODATION

During our photographic expedition in Namibia with Ice Monkey Tours, we will be accommodated in a selection of exceptional hotels, carefully chosen for their proximity to Namibia’s hidden treasures. Each hotel is picked not only for its convenience to the stunning photographic sites but also for the comfort it provides. As we traverse the breathtaking landscapes of Namibia, our accommodation will vary, ensuring we are always near each day’s photographic highlights. In places like the ancient deserts, where we’ll discover an amazing array of fauna adapted to the harsh environment, and across diverse settings from high sand dunes to secluded beaches, you will enjoy the comfort of cozy double rooms with private bathrooms. This photographic journey through Namibia’s less known but incredibly beautiful landscapes promises to be both unforgettable and comfortable.

FAQs

When will the workshop take place?

The workshop is scheduled for From June 1 to 13, 2024. Check our calendar on the registration page for detailed information.

Where will the workshop be held?

The workshop will take place in Namibia, a unique and stunning landscape that offers a variety of extraordinary photography opportunities.

Who are the instructors of the workshop?

We have experienced nature photographers who will share their knowledge and techniques. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to learn about aerial photography with drones.

What skill level is required to participate?

The workshop is designed for photographers of all levels, from beginners to professionals. Sessions will be adapted to meet the needs of all participants, including an introduction to using drones for photography.

Can I use my drone during the workshop?

Absolutely! We recommend that you bring your drone to capture stunning views from the skies over Namibia.

Can I receive instructions on aerial photography with drones during the event?

Yes, there will be specific sessions during the workshop dedicated to aerial photography with drones. Our experts will guide you on best practices and techniques for capturing spectacular images from the air.

Can I get advice on purchasing a drone before the workshop?

Yes, our instructors will be happy to provide guidance on selecting and configuring drones for photography, both before and during the event.

Can I bring my laptop?

Yes, we recommend it for learning editing techniques.

  • Price

    Price for 1 traveler

    $5.900

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  • Deposit Policy: A reservation is confirmed upon a deposit of US$ 1,000. No spots will be reserved without the deposit.

    Final Payment: The final amount must be paid 30 days before the trip begins.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

We understand that attending our workshops requires prior commitment, and also that life events can occur that force you to cancel a trip. Depending on the cancellation date, the following conditions will apply:

  • More than 90 days before the start date of the workshop: Full refund of payments made.
  • Between 90 and 60 days before the start of the workshop: 50% of the booking will be refunded.
  • 60-30 days before the start of the workshop: 35% of the booking will be refunded.
  • Within 30 days prior to the start of the workshop: No refund will be made.
General Conditions of our Tours

Accidents:

  • IceMonkey is not responsible for accidents to workshop participants and will not cover medical expenses if necessary. During the workshop, each participant is responsible for their own safety and physical integrity.
  • IceMonkey is not responsible for accidents or loss of photographic equipment during the workshop. Each participant is responsible for their own photographic equipment.

Travel insurance is mandatory.

Punctuality:

  • Each day of the expedition, all participants must be punctual at the established time. All participants must be at the starting point of the expedition for its beginning. In case of delays due to inconveniences, the participant must communicate with someone from the IceMonkey staff as soon as possible.
  • Respect:
    Participants may be at different levels of knowledge about the subject, which requires patience when explaining topics that are already familiar to them. The photographic area of each participant must be respected. Disrespect towards a participant or staff member will not be tolerated.

This is a discrimination-free space. We will not tolerate racism, sexism, discrimination based on sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Climate:

  • The tour and its itinerary depend on the weather and can change at any moment. We will always be attentive to the best weather conditions to determine where to go and optimize the taking of photographs.

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