Namibian Astro tour

Namibian Astro Tour


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Itinerary

15 Day trip – May 2021

  •  May | Arrive Windhoek | River Crossing
  •  May | Quiver Tree Forest | Quiver Tree Forest Rest Camp
  •  May | Quiver Tree Forest | Quiver Tree Forest Rest Camp
  •  May | Fish River Canyon | Canyon Lodge
  •  May | Luderitz | Nest Hotel
  •  May | Luderitz | Nest Hotel
  •  May | Sossusvlei | Dead Valley Lodge
  •  May | Sossusvlei | Dead Valley Lodge
  •  May | Sossusvlei | Dead Valley Lodge
  •  May | Walvis Bay | Flamingo Villas Hotel
  •  May | Skeleton Coast | Wild Glamping
  •  May | Skeleton Coast | Wild Glamping
  •  May | Walvis Bay | Flamingo Villas Hotel
  •  May | Spitzkoppe | Spitzkoppen Lodge
  •  May | Depart Walvis Bay | End of Tour

From N$ 105000 per person


Itinerary in details

Arrival in Windhoek | 1 Night

Upon arrival in Windhoek, you will be received at the airport by a driver with a name sign and transferred to our lodge, which is situated in the mountains just outside Windhoek.

On the second morning, we’ll have breakfast and then hit the road South towards Quiver Tree Forest, where we’ll spend the next two days.

Quiver Tree Forest | 2 Nights

While Quiver Trees are found throughout much of Namibia, they aren’t always easy to get to as they prefer rocky high-lying terrain like mountain ridges. Quiver Tree Forest offers two locations that have a high density of Quiver trees amongst interesting rock stacks on low-lying, level ground. Both locations are within 5 minutes of our accommodation and easy to explore.
We have the locations to ourselves after sunset, ensuring that we don’t have compete with other photographers and tourists or risk them ruining our photos with their lights.

Fish River Canyon | 1 Night

On the 4th morning, we’ll shoot sunrise and get going at an easy pace, for a drive of roughly 90mins to get to our lodge at Fish River Canyon. After a relaxing afternoon, we’ll head out to the world’s 2nd largest canyon in time for a sunset shoot with a G&T in hand.

Luderitz | 2 Nights

As the view points at FRC all face west, the 5th morning will be a rest morning. We’ll aim to hit the road at 09:00 to make the 4h drive to Luderitz, stopping for lunch in Aus. Once checked into our hotel in Luderitz, we’ll grab our camera gear and head to the famous Kolmanskop ghost town for an exploratory afternoon shoot.
Over the next two days, we’ll help you capture the iconic ghost town’s most colourful sand-filled rooms and have some creative fun.
On the 7th morning we’ll do a quick sunrise shoot to capture the golden morning light at Kolmanskop, before hitting the long road to Sossusvlei.

Sossusvlei | 3 Nights

This is a drive of nearly 400km, with about 2/3rds being gravel road. With a lunch stop in Helmeringhausen, this drive usually takes about 5-6 hours and the ETA at Sossusvlei is late afternoon. Upon arrival, we’ll check in, brief you on the days to come, have dinner and then get to bed early for a sunrise shoot in Deadvlei the next morning.

Sossusvlei is one of the world’s most photogenic landscapes and there are endless shooting options. We spread everything over our three days to ensure that you get the best possible photographic return on investment. During our time there we will shoot at least one sunrise in Deadvlei and stay late one evening to shoot the stars. We will shoot the iconic towering dune spines, try to throw an Oryx in the mix for scale and also work in the helicopter flights.

Walvis Bay | 1 Night

On the 10th morning, we will do a final shoot at Sossusvlei and then head further north, back to the coast. Approximate driving time – 6 hours. On arrival in Walvis Bay we’ll check into our guesthouse on the lagoon and those who want to shoot the flamingoes, can simply go for a walk along the promenade.
The next morning you can either choose to sleep in, or again shoot flamingoes and pelicans along the promenade.

Need some help on which gear to take along?

Ask us at info@capturenamibia.com





What is not included?

  • Airfare to and from Windhoek
  • non-mealtime snacks and drinks
  • Credit card surcharges
  • Any purchase of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance

What is included?

  • Two person per room ( i;e; shared double occupancy), unless single supplement option is exercised and secured at the time of payment of deposit
  • Ground transport for the entire duration of the tour
  • All tourism taxes and park entry fees
  • All meals commencing with dinner on the first day and finishing with breakfast on the last day of the tour
  • All beverages excluding premium wines and liquors
  • Maximum guide to client ratio: 1:3
  • All accommodation/lodging costs
  • 90 min Helicopter flight at Sossusvlei
  • Continuous assistance with your photography and image processing by the guide
  • The services of a highly experienced local guide and driver
  • A highly experienced tour leader with great knowledge and experience of landscape photography


Your specialists of this tour

Very few people can say they are from Sossusvlei, but that is the case for Jandre Germishuizen. After school, he dove head first into the tourism industry. He cut his teeth working on some of Southern Africa’s most respected reserves as a guide before moving back to Namibia. He is an accredited FGASA nature guide with a vast wealth of knowledge about Namibia’s fauna and flora. His real passion is wildlife photography and he has been focusing on the photographic tourism industry for the last three years. As a Namibian in the Namibian tourism industry, he is incredibly well connected and his relationship with key people plays a big role in getting us the best access to concessions, local operators and parks. Jandre is fluent in German, English and Afrikaans and he is in charge of the wildlife photography and transport and logistics.

 

Hougaard Malan has been guiding and organising photo tours to Nambia for just shy of a decade. He has taken people from every corner of the planet to every corner of Namibia. His own photos of Namibia have won him awards like the 2016 International Landscape Photograph of the Year and his clients have also won numerous awards with the photos captured on his tours. Hougaard is fluent in English and Afrikaans and is in charge of the landscape photography and teaching on all tours.