Workshops and Tours with AIPP* Accredited Professional Photographer Mark Rayner - New 2018 Workshops available for booking.

Fourteen Day African Safari Adventure Photography Tour and Workshop
When: Monday 5 June - Monday 19 June 2017 - SORRY FULLY BOOKED

Where: Namibia - AFRICA

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Please join Australian professional wildlife photographer Mark Rayner and the superb Encompass Africa guides on an amazing photography journey of a lifetime in Africa.

What makes this Photographic safari so special?

This is the ultimate Namibia photographic safari.

Join Mark and superb naturalist guides exploring the beautiful landscapes of Namibia staying in great camps, lodges and even mobile camping on our very own exclusive site with the stars above you!

You'll meet Himba, track desert elephant, rhino and more whilst on the mobile safari not to mention fly over the Sossusvlei region in helicopter for that bird's eye perspective.

So why Namibia I hear you say?

Namibia is a vast country, even by African standards, covering an area approximately four times the size of the United Kingdom but with a population of a mere 2 million - one of the lowest densities in the world. It is also an 'ageless land’; visible through our heritage of rock art created by stone-age artists and geological attractions such as the petrified forest where fossilised tree trunks have lain for over 280 million years.

Added to the space and silence, these all contribute to a feeling of antiquity, solitude and wilderness.

The climate is typical of a semi-desert country. Days are warm to hot and nights are generally cool. Temperatures are modified by the high plateau in the interior and by the cold Benguela Current that runs along the Atlantic coastline. Except for the first few months of the year, the country is generally dry with very little rain.

This private guided safari affords you the chance to experience this magnificent and memorable country in a very personal way. You will have your own professional and experienced safari guide who will enhance your enjoyment of this unique country by making it a fascinating and stress-free journey of discovery amidst very dramatic scenery.

The knowledge, experience and attitude of our guides are critical to a successful safari, which is why we ensure that they are both personable and very professional.

Your guide will have an intimate knowledge of each area and camp/lodge that you visit, allowing them to share the local highlights whilst adding continuity and depth to your safari. It goes without saying that they know exactly what a "True African Safari" is all about. Not only are our guides highly qualified, each has a specific area of expertise. Together they possess the breadth and depth of knowledge to allow them to answer questions and satisfy the particular interests of each of our guests. Your guide will turn your safari into an experience of a lifetime!

A word from Trekabout’s strategic partner, Encompass Africa

It’s all about you

Our passion is creating holidays that are exactly right for you, the independent-minded, smart and savvy traveller who values unrivalled expertise, trusted advice, first hand on-the-ground knowledge and personal service. 

We handpick every extraordinary aspect of our journeys. Then we handcraft flexible, imaginative and seamless itineraries and execute them flawlessly. Our experience delivers you insider access through resident experts who reveal the secrets of each destination. Our uncompromising attention to detail and exceptional personalised service is our key ingredient.
We only specialise in Africa and nothing else.  Africa is what our lives are all about and it's still my home.  To ensure the highest standard of service and unsurpassed knowledge, we employ the most experienced and passionate safari specialists who are African, been past guides, lived, worked and travelled to all of the exciting destinations in Africa we recommend. 
Aside from expert advice, personal service and great value for money, Encompass Africa offers peace of mind to all travellers.  We are a member of  Australia's Travel Compensation Fund, ATTA (Advancing Tourism to Africa) and a fully licensed Australian based tour operator. We pride ourselves on good business practices and are part of a responsible community of the leading companies in African tourism. We guarantee you 24/7 contact in Australia and whilst travelling with us in Africa. Your safety is at the heart of our business and we love chatting about Africa not matter what the time of day.
Finally we like to ensure our guests enjoy an extraordinary journey to Africa rather than an ordinary holiday at an extraordinary price.

We personally want you to share with you what it really means to experience a true safari adventure in a continent that for me is the most exciting and rewarding on earth.

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Itinerary and Program of Events

Day 1: Windhoek

After landing at Windhoek’s International Hosea Kutako Airport, about 40 kilometres outside of Windhoek, you will be welcomed by your personal Ultimate Safaris naturalist guide who will transfer you into town and on to Villa Vista Guesthouse where you will stay overnight in their beautifully designed rooms. You will be treated to a short city orientation tour of Windhoek enroute if that appeals. The rest of the afternoon is there for you to relax and settle into your charming accommodation, with the option to explore Windhoek city shops and craft market if desired. Dinner this evening is enjoyed out at one of the restaurants in town with your guide/s.

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Windhoek Capital City: Windhoek, Namibia’s capital nestles among rolling hills, bounded by the Eros Mountains in the east, the Auas Mountains to the south and the Khomas Hochland in the west. It is a meeting place between Africa and Europe, the modern and the old. In the capital’s main street, well-preserved German colonial buildings are in sharp contrast with modern architectural styles, while Herero women in their traditional Victorian dresses mingle with executives dressed in the latest fashions. Centrally located within Namibia, Windhoek is an excellent starting point for an adventurous holiday for many visitors to the country and an ideal base from where to explore the rest of the country.

Villa Vista is an upmarket accommodation establishment situated in a quiet neighbourhood close to the Windhoek city centre (approx. 1.2km). Being well situated makes it a true home hidden in the big city life. All the rooms are individually decorated in a unique style, using wood, glass, candles and natural elements. Looking out over the garden, swimming pool, town, western mountains and afternoon sunsets, the open terrace offers a romantic and peaceful experience. Facilities include a sauna, swimming pool, gym and free Wi-Fi service provides the luxury of being able to finish-off some last minute work and send emails. A laundry service is available on request.
Days 2 - 3: Onguma Game Reserve

And so the adventure begins. After a leisurely breakfast you will be collected by your guide/s and set off on your journey, which today takes you through Okahandja, Otjiwarongo and Tsumeb having lunch en route. There is an option to stop off a few kilometres outside Tsumeb to visit the sink hole, Lake Otjikoto. You would normally arrive at Onguma Bush Camp with enough time to relax and enjoy an afternoon drive inside Etosha National Park.

Otjikoto Lake: This small lake became part of Namibia’s history in 1915 when, during the South West Africa Campaign, retreating German forces dumped their military equipment into Lake Otjikoto, located about 24km northwest of Tsumeb. There the armaments lay, undisturbed, until members of the Windhoek Underwater Club recovered an ammunition carrier, now on display in Windhoek’s Alte Feste Museum. On subsequent forays a number of cannons, machine-guns and other weapons were retrieved and are now on display at the Tsumeb Museum. Many legends surround the lake including the favourite myth that Otjikoto and its sister lake Guinas are bottomless. A rare, mouth-breeding species of fish is endemic to these two lakes.

Onguma Bush Camp: Onguma Bush Camp consists of six purpose built modern twin bungalows, three 3 twin bedded thatched bungalows, 3 twin bedded ‘loft’ rooms and 1 family unit. There is a freshwater swimming pool and a thatched bar and dining area. Any game drives on the Onguma Reserve need to be arranged through the lodge staff and management as guests are not permitted to drive through the reserve in private vehicles.


Tomorrow is available for a full day of exciting game viewing within the eastern section of Etosha National Park. After discussion with your guide you can either opt to go into the Park in the morning and the afternoon and return to the Camp for lunch and an early afternoon rest; or you can head back west across to spend some time in the area around Halali; or you can head north past Fischer’s Pan and up into the Andoni Plains if you prefer. Either way, you will return to the comforts of Onguma Bush Camp before sunset.
Days 4 - 5: Etosha National Park

Today is spent game viewing inside the Etosha National Park from your private safari vehicle as you make your way through the breadth of the Park, stopping at selected waterholes along the way to observe the game gathered there. You have lunch en route to arrive at Okaukuejo Camp in the afternoon.

You will be met by your additional guide as well as safari vehicle that will be joining you for the rest of your safari. The rest of the afternoon could be spent game viewing at the camp’s waterhole, or possibly heading out on a short game drive with your guide.

This evening you can relax by Okaukuejo excellent floodlit waterhole where game comes and goes throughout the night.

Okaukuejo Resort: Okaukuejo was the first tourist camp to open in Etosha. It is famous for its floodlit waterhole where visitors can observe, at close quarters, a spectacle of wildlife congregating and interacting.

Facilities include accommodation in comfortable ensuite chalets located a short walk from the waterhole, a buffet restaurant, bar, swimming pool, curio shop, post office and viewing tower.

Tomorrow is spent game-viewing in the Etosha National Park from our private safari vehicles. You will be treated to an exciting morning guided game drive in the Etosha National Park, returning to Camp for a late lunch and time to relax by the refreshing swimming pool before you head out again for an afternoon game drive. The rest of the afternoon and evening can be spent game viewing at the camps floodlight waterhole.

Day 6: Damaraland

We've got you accustomed to life on safari in Namibia and now you are truly ready for a mobile adventure. Today after breakfast you depart and head to Damaraland, traveling via the Grootberg Pass. Along the way your guide will take you to visit a local Himba settlement – you may have to search for a while as the semi-nomadic Himba people sometimes move location with no notice. They are one of the last most traditional peoples of Namibia and have little time for conventional practices. You will learn about the customs and traditions of this very proud nation, and will be given insight into their beliefs, way of life and everyday routine. You continue to Damaraland where you will make your way to our private Damaraland Mobile Camp, where you will be greeted by our camp crew, who will be looking after you for the next couple of nights in our rustic yet comfortable camp. If time allows this afternoon your guide will take you to visit the nearby attractions and geological sites of Twyfelfontein rock engravings (recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site) - if not there is plenty of time to do so tomorrow (PLEASE NOTE: this will only be done if convenient and if in the area, which is dependent on game movements). The Himba: The Himba, Tjimba and other Herero people who inhabit Namibia’s remote north-western Kunene Region are loosely referred to as the Kaokovelders. Basically Herero in terms of origin, language and culture, they are semi-nomadic pastoralists who tend to tend from one watering place to another. They seldom leave their home areas and maintain, even in their own, on which other cultures have made little impression. For many centuries they have lived a relatively isolated existence and were not involved to any noteworthy extent in the long struggle for pasturelands between the Nama and the Herero.

The largest group of Kaokovelders is the Himba, semi-nomads who live in scattered settlements throughout the Kunene Region. They are a tall, slender and statuesque people, characterized especially by their proud yet friendly bearing. The women especially are noted for their unusual sculptural beauty, enhanced by intricate hairstyles and traditional adornments. They rub their bodies with red ochre and fat, a treatment that protects their skins against the harsh desert climate. The homes of the Himba of Kaokoland are simple, cone-shaped structures of saplings, bound together with palm leaves and plastered with mud and dung. The men build the structures, while the women mix the clay and do the plastering. A fire burns in the headman’s hut day and night, to keep away insects and provide light and heating. A family may move from one home to another several times a year to seek grazing for their goats and cattle. Men, women and children wear body adornments made from iron and shell beads. A Himba woman spends as much as three hours a day on her toilette. First she bathes, then she anoints herself with her own individually prepared mixture which not only protects her skin from the harsh desert sun, but also keeps insects away and prevents her body hair from falling out. She uses another mixture of butter fat, fresh herbs and black coals to rub on her hair, and ‘steams’ her clothes regularly over the permanent fire. Men, women and children adorn themselves with necklaces, bracelets, anklets and belts made from iron and shell beads. With their unusual and striking designs, these items have gained a commercial value and are being produced on a small scale for the urban market. Sculptural headrests in particular are sought-after items.Twyfelfontein: Strewn over a hillside at Twyfelfontein in the southern Kaokoveld, boulders and slabs of red sandstone hold some 2 500 prehistoric engravings that depict wildlife, animal spoor and abstract motifs. It is perhaps the largest and finest collection of petroglyphs in Africa. The engravings show animals such as elephant, giraffe, kudu, lion, rhinoceros, springbok, zebra and ostrich that once used to drink from a fountain at the bottom of the hill. In some cases footprints were engraved instead of hooves or paws. The abstract motifs feature mainly circles. Stone tools and other artifacts found at Twyfelfontein suggest that hunter- gatherers occupied the site over a period of perhaps 7 000 years. The exact age of the engravings is unknown, but the patina on individual figures the darker, the older does give and idea of their relative age. Guides take visitors to view the rock art. The engravings lie along two circular routes, one an hour’s climb and the other 40 minutes longer. The engravings are best seen in the softer light of early morning or late afternoon. Twyfelfontein is a national monument situated about 100 km south – west of Khorixas in a valley among flat- topped mountains of red sandstone.Mobile camping: This is an option that has been created for those who want to connect with the earth, cultures and wildlife in a very up-close and personal way. Mobile camps are just that, designed to be relatively easily moved every few days, but still providing a high level of comfort when staying in large tents equipped with awnings to provide shade as well as en-suite ablution facilities with each tent in order to offer privacy and convenience Guests staying in these camps will go to sleep hearing only the ‘noisy silence’ of the desert and wake up to a chorus that announces the start of a new day. It’s the kind of intimacy only achieved by locating guests in the most wild and remote areas, and it allows guests to relax and revel in the feeling of space and solitude that makes Namibia so special. Our mobile camps are non-participatory and are fully serviced and equipped to ensure that guests are extremely comfortable. We consider good food and wine to be an important part of your overall experience so our catering in camp is of a very high standard with delicious, wholesome meals prepared for each meal time using fresh produce and local delicacies where possible. We use large rectangular tents (4m x 3m and 2.5 m high) with built in groundsheets and mosquito screens on all doors and windows. Each tent is equipped with a solar powered lights, bedside table, robust standard height camp beds and mattresses made up with sheet, duvet, and pillows, as well as a cabinet in which to store clothing and other articles which need to be accessible. Towels and soap are also provided in the bathroom which also has its own toilet, bucket shower and washbasin. If using established sites, the toilets will be flush loos, but when in really remote areas, these have to work on the ‘short drop’ version.Each camp is set up individually for the group that will be using it, and the kitchen and dining facilities will be tailored to the numbers involved in each case

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Day 7: Damaraland

After an early breakfast you will be treated to an exciting 4x4 excursion along the ephemeral Aba Huab River valley to explore this remarkable region and to search for game, including the elusive desert adapted elephants if they are in the area. Damaraland is home to a variety of desert adapted wildlife and hidden desert treasures. You will normally take a picnic lunch and stop to take that in the shade of a large Ana tree, ideally while watching a herd of elephant browsing nearby, but you also have the option to return to Camp for lunch if you prefer.

This afternoon your guide/s will take you to visit the nearby attractions and geological site of Twyfelfontein rock engravings if you haven’t already done so the previous day. On return to Camp there should be time to take a walk into the local area with your guides, or simply relax and enjoy some well-deserved leisure time.
Desert Adapted Elephant: In habitats with sufficient vegetation and water an adult elephant consumes as much as 300kg of roughage and 230 litres of water every day of its life. Consider what a herd of them would eat and drink in a week or a month or a year. Finding an African elephant in a desert? Well, yes and not only elephant, but other large mammals as well, such as black rhinoceros and giraffe. Their ranges extend from river catchments in northern Kaokoveld as far south as the northern Namib. Apart from the Kunene River, seven river courses northwards from the Ugab provide them with possible routes across the desert, right to the Skeleton Coast.
The biggest are the Hoarusib, the Hoanib, the Huab and the Ugab Rivers. Desert adapted elephant in Kaokoland and the Namib walk further for water and fodder than any other elephant in Africa. The distances between waterholes and feeding grounds can be as great as 68km. The typical home range of a family herd is larger than 2,000km², or eight times as big as ranges in central Africa where rainfall is much higher. They walk and feed at night and rest during the day. To meet their nutritional and bulk requirements they browse on no fewer than 74 of the 103 plant species that grow in their range. Not a separate species or even a subspecies, they are an ecotype unique to Namibia in Africa south of the equator, behaviourally adapted to hyper-arid conditions. Elephant in Mali on the southwestern fringe of the Sahara Desert are the only others known to survive in similar conditions.
Day 8: Damaraland

This is a full day of private guided excursions with your Ultimate Safaris guide and Save the Rhino Trust team. You will spend an exciting and memorable morning out rhino tracking, followed by a picnic lunch if the weather is desirable, before returning to camp in the early afternoon with time to relax at camp during the heat of the day. Later in the afternoon you head out again for a scenic nature drive or walk to explore this vast and astounding ecosystem. That evening you will sit around the fire with the team from Save the Rhino Trust and learn more about the organization and the rhino’s you saw that morning.

Desert Black Rhinoceros: Namibia is home to the larger of two subspecies of the black rhinoceros found in southern Africa. The only population that remains in the wild, unfenced and outside reserves occupies an arid range in the western Kaokoveld. Their preferred habitat is the mountainous escarpment, but they follow ephemeral rivers into the northern Namib as well, especially when conditions are favourable after rains. They are the only black rhinoceros in Africa that are internationally recognized as a “desert group”. Like desert-adapted elephant, they cover great distances. They walk and feed at night and rest during the day. To meet their nutritional and bulk requirements they browse on no fewer than 74 of the 103 plant species that grow in their range. One of the few animals to eat fibrous Welwitschia leaves; they even feed heavily on the milkbush (Euphorbia virosa) with its sharp spines and toxic latex, presumably because of the high water and fat content. They are physical defenses of dryland plants without apparent harm. Once widespread in the subcontinent, black rhinoceros are an endangered species. The smaller subspecies, Diceros bicornis minor, does not range into Namibia.
Day 9: Swakopmund

After breakfast this morning you will depart for Swakopmund, making your way via Namibia highest mountain, the Brandberg. Lunch will be en route and you should arrive in Swakopmund in the early afternoon. You can enjoy the pleasant seaside location and cooler coastal air for you’re the night. There will be time this afternoon to wander around town if appeals, before heading off for dinner at the popular Tug Restaurant by the jetty which specializes in fresh seafood.

Swakopmund: Swakopmund resembles a small, German coastal resort nestled between the desert and the sea. It boasts a charming combination of German colonial architecture blended with good hotels, shops, restaurants, museums, craft centre, galleries and cafés. Swakopmund had its beginnings as a landing station in 1892 when the German Reich erected the first building, a barracks for troops on the site. Settlers followed and attempts to create a harbour town by constructing a concrete Mole and then iron jetty failed. The advent of World War 1 halted developments and the town sank into decline until half a century later when infrastructures improved and an asphalt road opened between Windhoek and Swakopmund. This made reaching the previously isolated town quicker and easier and it prospered once again to become Namibia’s premier resort town. Although the sea is normally cold for swimming there are pleasant beaches and the cooler climate is refreshing after the time spent in the desert.
Desert Breeze: Located on the banks of the ephemeral Swakop River and just a few minutes' drive from the centre of town, Desert Breeze provides the perfect escape to experience space, tranquility and serenity. Desert Breeze offers 12 en-suite, luxury bungalows and one exquisite villa, each with a private sun deck to admire the breath-taking view of the dunes. Expressing sophisticated style and luxury from their accommodation right through to their breakfast facilities, Desert Breeze endeavours to make their guests feel pampered and spoiled. Each bungalow and villa is equipped with wireless internet, mini bar, coffee and tea making facilities and digital safes. We serve only the freshest of produce for breakfast and seating is available indoors or on the deck for guest to enjoy the view and peaceful atmosphere. Big basalt sculptures along with colourful and very unique architecture not only stand in contrast to, yet compliment the desert landscape. The creative luxury bungalows along with the friendly staff will make your stay very special.

Day 10: Swakopmund

After an early breakfast your guide will drive you to Walvisbay where you will join their exciting Sandwich Harbour Tour activity. Your guides will meet you with one of their vehicles. From there, you will begin with your Sandwich Harbour Excursion to see the Kuiseb River Delta, flamingoes, the saltpans and the wetlands just north of the Sandwich Harbour Lagoon. If weather and tides allow, we will drive right to the Sandwich Harbour Lagoon, one of Southern Africa’s richest and unique wetlands. If our vehicles cannot drive all along the beach to get to Sandwich Harbour because of the tides, you will have the time to walk 4-5 km. you will return at 16h30 in Walvis Bay where your guide will pick you up and transfer you back to Swakopmund.
Day 11: Sossusvlei

The fascinating drive today takes you south-east through awesome and ever changing desert landscapes via the impressive Gaub and Kuiseb canyons to meet the dunes at the settlement of Solitaire. You then continue south to Sesriem where you enter the Namib Naukluft National Park and go on to stay at Sossus Dune Lodge, the only lodge that affords you prime location within the boundaries of the Namib Naukluft National Park.

You arrive at Sossus Dune Lodge in the late afternoon where you will stay for three nights whilst you explore the remarkable sights of the Namib Desert with your guide. If there is still time today, your guide/s will take you to visit Sesriem Canyon and Elim Dune, a nearby geological attraction, or you can relax and soak in the scenic and tranquil surroundings at Sossus Dune Lodge.
NOTE: As an alternative to the drive from Swakopmund to Sossus Dune Lodge you may like to take a scenic light aircraft flight along the Diamond Coast and over Sossusvlei (optional extra at additional cost), allowing you a bird’s eye view over, abandoned mining camps, shipwrecks, Sandwich Harbour, salt pans and the dune sea before you land at Sesriem Airstrip. Your guide will drive to meet up with you at Sossus Dune Lodge later in the day.
Sesriem Canyon: Sesriem Canyon has evolved through centuries of erosion by the Tsauchab River which has incised a narrow gorge about 1.5km long and 30m deep into the surrounding conglomerates, exposing the varying layers of sedimentation deposited over millions of years. The shaded cool depths of the canyon allow pools of water to gather during the rain season and remain for much of the year round. These pools were a vital source of water for early settlers who drew water for their livestock by knotting six (ses) lengths of rawhide thongs (riems) together, hence the canyon and surrounding area became known as Sesriem.
Sossus Dune Lodge: Built in an environmentally sensitive manner, primarily from wood, canvas and thatch, in an attractive ‘afro-village’ style, Sossus Dune Lodge is situated within the Namib Naukluft National Park and close to the Sesriem Canyon. This lodge provides sweeping vistas of the dunes to the west and guests benefit from being able to reach Sossusvlei before sunrise, or to stay until after sunset. Accommodation units are interlinked by elevated wooden walkways, and consist of 23 well spaces en-suite desert chalets, equipped with tea stations and small fridges. All units offer magnificent open vistas of the surrounding landscapes.

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Day 12 and 13: Sossusvlei

The next two days are full days of photography as you rise early this morning for a magical excursion with your guide.

As you are already inside the park you can get into Sossusvlei before everyone else and you would even be able to get there in time to see the sun rise to capture the dunes whilst the light is soft and shadows accentuate their towering shapes and curves, if you are prepared to get up early enough. This area boasts some of the highest free-standing sand dunes in the world. Your guide/s will give you an insight on the formation of the Namib Desert and its myriad of fascinating creatures and plants that have adapted to survive these harsh environs.
Once you have explored to your hearts content you can enjoy a relaxing picnic breakfast under the shade of a camel thorn tree. Return to Sossus Dune Lodge in the early afternoon for a late lunch, stopping off to view Sesriem Canyon if you haven’t already done so the day before. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure (from experience, this is usually welcomed after an exhilarating morning in the dunes).
Sossusvlei: This most frequently visited section of the massive 50,000 km² Namib Naukluft National Park has become known as Sossusvlei, famous for its towering apricot coloured sand dunes which can be reached by following the Tsauchab River valley. Sossusvlei itself is actually a clay pan set amidst these star shaped dunes which stand up to 300 meters above the surrounding plains, ranking them among the tallest dunes on earth. The deathly white clay pan contrasts against the orange sands and forms the endpoint of the ephemeral Tsauchab River, within the interior of the Great Sand Sea. The river course rises south of the Naukluft Mountains in the Great Escarpment. It penetrates the sand sea for some 55 km before it finally peters out at Sossusvlei, about the same distance from the Atlantic Ocean. Until the encroaching dunes blocked its course around 60,000 years ago, the Tsauchab River once reached the sea; as ephemeral rivers still do in the northern half of the Namib. Sand-locked pans to the west show where the river previously flowed to before dunes shifted its endpoint to where it currently gathers at Sossusvlei. Roughly once a decade rainfall over the catchment area is sufficient to bring the river down in flood and fill the pan. On such occasions the mirror images of dunes and camel thorn trees around the pan are reflected in the water. Sossusvlei is the biggest of four pans in the vicinity. Another, famous for its gnarled and ghostly camel thorn trees, is Deadvlei which can be reached on foot over 1 km of sand. Deadvlei’s striking camel thorn trees; dead for want of water, still stand erect as they once grew. They survived until about 900 years ago when the sand sea finally blocked the river from occasionally flooding the pan.

We have also included quite an exciting activity that is taking the industry by storm - a helicopter flight over the desert and dunes. You each get a ride for 30 minutes in a helicopter up and over the dunes, allowing a birds eye perspective.

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Day 14: Windhoek

After a leisurely breakfast you start traversing your way back to the capital city, Windhoek. The drive takes you in a northerly direction, through the Khomas Hochland highlands, leaving the Namib Desert behind you. Lunch will be en-route and you arrive at your accommodation in the mid afternoon. You farewell dinner tonight is had out in town together with your guide/s.

Photographic Prerequisites:

This amazing photography tour workshop is designed to suit the beginner or serious enthusiast. A digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera is recommended, however, any camera that has manual functions would also be suitable. Best lenses to bring include a longer zoom and wide angled lens. A sturdy tripod is essential.


Accommodation and meals as stated.
Mark Rayner, professional photographer from Trekabout with you the entire way
Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned safari vehicle.
Services of a registered and experienced English speaking safari guide (per vehicle - 2 vehicles in convoy) for the duration of the safari.
All National Park and other entrance fees and excursions as described in above itinerary.
Mineral water on board the safari vehicle.
Local beverages excluding imported and premier beverages whilst mobile camping.
Return airport transfers from / to Windhoek International Airport.
Welcome pack.


International flights to and from Namibia and airport taxes.
Any meals not included in the above itinerary.
Any entrance fees and excursions not included in the above itinerary.
All beverages with the exception of mineral water on board the safari vehicle and local beverages whilst mobile camping.
Laundry (laundry service available at lodges at extra cost).
Items of personal nature (telephone expenses, curios, medicines etc).

Costs: $7897.00 (AUD) Twin Share - Single supplement (limited) $300.00 (AUD)


All bookings and payments for this workshop are handled through Encompass Africa.

To book, please call Jonathon Wilson from Encompass Africa on 1300 988 378 or email or click here for more information.

Travel Insurance

You must secure travel insurance.

This workshop is limited at 10 participants to ensure your comfort.

The workshop requires a minimum 7 bookings to proceed

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