Booking Amount: Rs. 50000/-
Separate Room: $$$$
10th to 15th Dec, 2018 // Leh Ladakh, India
● 24 Hours backup
● Lifetime access
● 10 beers daily
● One more point
● A ten-day unique experience of exploring the real Africa
● Climb some of the world’s highest free standing sand dunes
● Explore the coastal town of Swakopmund
● Visit Seal Colony at Cape Cross
● Visit a remote and authentic Himba Village
● Embark on exciting game drives within the Etosha National Park
● Game viewing at an active floodlit waterhole
● Session on Post Processing thrown in to help you understand this important aspect of photography workflow
● Daily evening Gup Shup Sessions where we discuss photos clicked during the day
Giving a new dimension to our photo tours, we are announcing our association with Nature Wanderers and Shivang Mehta to give us that additional edge and as a first Jassi Oberai and Shivang Mehta will jointly mentor this tour.
You have experienced African destinations like Kenya and Tanzania with Xploring Light and Nature Wanderers in past and with that experience you must be aware that Africa is the mecca of wildlife with loads of photographic opportunities. We have been asked questions by a lot of photographers like you on how to diversify your African portfolio beyond Masai Mara and Serengiti. We feel a key difference in images can be changing the backdrops and trials with new photographic techniques like usage of external light sources in order to bring about a uniqueness in your African portfolio.
Join Jassi Oberai and Shivang Mehta (Photo Mentors) for this very unique tour to experience the highlights of one of the most diverse photographic destinations in the world – Namibia. This tour offers some of the most breathtaking landscapes together with an unbelievable bird and wildlife spectacle. Expect some of the best photographic opportunities imaginable both day and night..! Jassi and Shivang will be accompanied with BBC award winning photographers who have worked extensively in Namibia as their home turf to give you the opportunity to boost your portfolio of African images using techniques seldom used in Indian scenarios.
Namibia has the most incredible landscape and wildlife destination in the world. The diverse opportunities of this safari leaves even the most discerning photographer in awe of this natural wonder…
Land of spectacular scenery, where the red Kalahari and the breathtaking Namibia deserts meet, where ancient trees, incredible bird life, and a diversity of wildlife is found, where desert, marine, and open plain mammals, birds, reptiles, insects abound. From Sossusvlei to the vast Etosha, Namibia has everything that a wildlife photographer could wish for.
This ten day safari ensures that you experience the best of the best. We photograph the wildlife and landscapes of Sossusvlei to experience the unique dual desert systems. From there onto Swakopmund for the wonderful marine, bird and wildlife. Our last destination is Etosha where we focus our attention on the vast open plains and spectacular wildlife the area has to offer. At each venue your accommodation is luxurious and relaxing, combining the spirit of the area with comfort.
Day 1, June 2: Arrive Windhoek at Hosea Kutako airport and transferred to River Crossing Lodge for meal and nights accommodation.
Day 2, June 3: We leave after breakfast for the 5 hour drive to Sossusvlei. We will start off with our first afternoons / evenings photography before dinner and a briefing with an outline of the next few days to follow. Overnight in Sossusvlei Dune Lodge in the Namib Naukluft National Park.
Day 03: June 4: We spend the next day exploring and photographing the wonders of the Namib Naukluft National Park. This is where you can experience the iconic towering, orange sand dunes – the tallest sand dunes in the world, many reaching more than 300 meters. A surprising assortment of wildlife may be encountered in the dunes, including gemsbok, hyenas, jackals, and different reptiles and birds. Accommodation at the luxurious Sossusvlei Dune Lodge for 2 nights includes dinner, bed, and breakfast. In addition, we have arranged for our group to leave the lodge in the mornings an hour before sunrise to capture the best possible lighting conditions.
Day 04: June 5: After breakfast and our final morning activities at this amazing location where we would attempt to photograph Oryx against the stunning dune backdrops, we depart for Swakopmund, a drive of around 350Km. The should take between 5 and 6 hours.
Day 05: June 6: Swakopmund has much to offer and we have included various activities such as:
Day 06: June 7: After breakfast we leave for the Etosha National Park. Depending on our route this could take up to 4 hours to the Park Entrance with another 2 hours drive to Halali. The total distance is around 400km to Okaukuejo.
Day 07 to 09: June 8 to June 10: 4 nights at Okaukuejo inside the National Park – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast are included. Game viewing in the area is stupendous, and a floodlit waterhole is a short stroll away from the camp. Usage of off camera flashes to create wildlife images of African wildlife like never before.
Day 10: June 11: The tour ends with your memory cards filled with incredible images from a most spectacular part of Africa.