Escorted Photographic Tour November 2017
Duration: 16 nights
Tour group: 4 photographers (Sold Out for 2016) contact us for more dates.
Accommodation: fully accommodated
Vehicle: 9 seater 4×4 safari vehicle with pop up roof and side camera rests
Cost: £poa. per person for 2 people / £poa. per person for 4 people – excluding flights
Tour in brief: Private escorted tour, Exclusive photographic tour of the wild, Damarland, Etosha and Okonjima
Photographic highlights: Wild Damaraland / Etosha / leopards and cheetah
Day 1 – Trans Kalahari Inn
You arrive at Hosea Kutako airport where you will be met by Kathryn and driven the short distance to the Trans Kalahari Inn which lies between the airport and Windhoek, this small lodge has spacious rooms, a bar and serves excellent food. We can relax here this evening before setting off on our travels the next morning.
o/n Trans Kalahari Inn, Luxury Double Rooms, Bed & Breakfast
Day 2- Bambatsi Guest Farm
We head out through the city this morning on the main tar road north for the start of your Namibian adventure. After a brief stop for fuel and lunch at Outjo we head west into southern Damaraland until we reach Bambatsi. This guest farm is one of the oldest in Namibia and our hosts Gerald and Inge will make us very welcome with an al fresco dinner on their terrace overlooking their own floodlit waterhole.
o/n Bambatsi Guest Farm, 2 Bed Cottage, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Days 3, 4 and 5 – Etendeka Mountain Lodge
After a hearty breakfast we get back on the road heading west through the stunning scenery of Damaraland until we reach the wildlife rich Palmwag Concession. Here we will be met by our guide from Etendeka and driven right into the heart of the mountains. This small eco- camp is a run by one of Namibia’s legends, Dennis Lieberman who will welcome you to the concession and we’ll spend our morning on foot enjoying the wide open spaces and our afternoons looking for Namibia’s wild desert adapted elephant and black rhino and all 5 of Africa’s biggest carnivores that live wild in this pristine wilderness.
o/n Etendeka Camp, Eco Tent, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and Activities
Days 6 and 7 – Okaukuejo Camp, Etosha National Park
A long drive today, but an interesting one, leaving Palmwag as early as possible so we can drive over the Grootberg Pass to the one horse town of Kamajab where we can refuel and have a spot of lunch before heading back onto the tar road to the Andersson Gate in Central Etosha to begin our safari in this world famous wildlife sanctuary. This huge park is home to an amazing diversity of wildlife and the area around Okaukuejo is known for its open plains and wide vistas where vast herds of herbivores trek endlessly to the camp’s floodlit waterhole followed by the ever present carnivores looking for their next meal.
o/n Okaukuejo Camp, Waterhole Chalet, Bed & Breakfast
Days 8,9 and 10 – Halali Camp, Etosha National Park
This morning you travel into the wooded area surrounding Halali Camp. This diverse sector has both Mopani woodland and dry savannah that rolls down to the very edge of the giant salt pan. The floodlit waterhole is a real highlight of this camp with black rhino and huge herds of elephants often seen along with porcupines, honey badgers and even the ever elusive leopard.
o/n Halali Camp, Bush Chalet, Bed & Breakfast
Days 11, 12, 13 and 14 – Namutoni Camp, Etosha National Park
You head east once more today towards Namutoni Camp and the wildlife rich acacia woodland around Fischer’s Pan. Not only is this area home to some of Etosha’s largest lion prides, leopard sightings here are frequent, this area is home to the majority of the park’s giraffe and it is one of the best places in Africa to see the world’s smallest antelope, the diminutive Damara Dik-Dik.
o/n Namutoni Camp, Bush Chalet, Bed & Breakfast
Days 15 and 16 – Okonjima Lodge
After a final game drive we leave the peace and quiet of Etosha and head south on the tar road until we reach the gates to Okonjima, home of the Africat Foundation. The lodge lies a further 24km into the middle of the mountains and it is here we will spend our last 2 nights searching for some of the Africa’s biggest carnivores. Options include walking with wild cheetah, tracking leopard, hyena and wild dog from an open vehicle with the aid of a telemetry and visiting the Africat Foundation. With its magnificent rooms, excellent cuisine and genuine conservation story, Okonjima is always a highlight of any trip to Namibia.
o/n Okonjima Plains Camp, Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Activities
Days 17 – Home
After an optional final trail or a well deserved lie in we leave Okonjima and drive south back to the airport where Kathryn will drop you off at the airport in time for your flight home.
o/n 36,000 feet
Total Cost: £poa. for 2 people / £poa. per person for 4 people – excluding flights
Included: Private guide and private 4×4 vehicle with pop up roof, accommodation and meals as stated in itinerary
Excluded: Flights, national park fees of circa £10.00 pppd, items of a personal nature
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Telephone: 01273 891275