Day 1 (6/10) (Lunch – Dinner)
Arrival in Windhoek in the morning. We travel towards Sossusvlei and our lodge. Lunch on the way. After we’ve checked in and rested for a little while, we head out to photograph. We spend the afternoon and evening among the sand dunes of Sossusvlei.
Day 2 (7/10) (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
We start the day early and we get to Dead Vlei in time to be able to photograph the area in the nice morning light. We have breakfast packs with us so we can focus on the photography. In the late morning/early morning we make our way back to our lodge and rest a bit. During the afternoon we head out again to experience Sossusvlei. Where we go depends a little on the weather.
Day 3 (8/10) (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
Even today, we start the day before sunrise. We head towards the area with the large sand dunes, but where we choose to focus our photography depends a little on our result from yesterday and weather conditions. In the morning we begin our journey towards Swakopmund. We travel through a barren desert landscape with few communities along the way. The afternoon and evening photography activities depend on when we arrive in Swakopmund, there are some interesting things along the way.
Day 4 (9/10) (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
We start the day at a slightly more “normal” time today. We eat breakfast at our accommodation before being picked up around 7.30 by our guide who will take us out into the desert. All morning we are in the Dorob desert looking for the small animals of the desert. We hope to find many of the desert’s animals, our tour also provides opportunities for landscape photography in the dune landscape. During the afternoon and evening we go out into the desert to photograph Welwitchia and an area known as the lunar landscape. There is also an oasis here that we will visit.
Day 5 (10/10) (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
Today we go a little south of Swakopmund, to Walvis Bay to explore the bird grounds that are here. Along the coast and in floodplains we find thousands of smaller flamingos and other funny birds. We will also go to what is called Pink lake. During the afternoon and evening we head out into the desert. Over sand dunes we make our way to Sandwich Harbour.
Day 6 (11/10) (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
We go to Cape cross in the morning. The afternoon is spent at the large fur seal colony.
Day 7 (12/10) (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
We spend the morning at the fur seal colony and the beach. During the morning we go towards Damaraland and Brandberg. We check in at our lodge and in the afternoon we go on a safari to try to find the desert elephants. NOTE: The execution of these safaris depends entirely on whether the elephants are in the area or not, we will be informed of that upon our arrival. If the conditions are right, we try to photograph the starry sky when it is dark.
Day 8 (13/10) (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
If the desert elephants are in the area, we go on another safari to try to photograph them. We will also spend time on landscape photography and looking at the rock paintings that exist. Even tonight we will photograph the starry sky if the conditions are right.
Day 9 (14/10) (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
We leave this morning’s program a bit open. We will travel to Spitzkoppe in the morning, where we will then spend the afternoon and evening photographing the exciting landscape.
Day 10 (15/10) (Breakfast – Lunch)
We start the day early in order to be in place inside the reserve before sunrise. After an intensive morning photography session, we return to our lodge and pack for departure to Windhoek airport or to Etosha National Park if you have chosen to join us on our extension trip there.