Grade

Easy

Accommodation

Lodge

Transportation

Safari Vehicle

Air Ticket

Included

Safari Guide

Jonathan Plant

Group Tour

6

Departure

15th - 22nd June 2019

£5,999

Wildlife Photographer Jonathan Plant will be guest leading a photography safari for Natoura Voyage. We have selected some of Namibia’s finest game viewing areas for this safari including Etosha National Park, Erindi Private Game Reserve and Africat. Paul will be your personal guide throughout this safari and will be on hand to advise you on capturing memorable wildlife images. In the evening Paul will assess your images with you and give tuition on photographic software.

Trip Overview
  • Location
  • Grade
  • Days
    13
  • Nights
    12
  • Accommodation
    Lodge
  • Transportation
    Safari Vehicle
  • Air Ticket
    Included
  • Safari Guide
    Jonathan Plant
  • Group Tour
    6
  • Departure
    15th - 22nd June 2019
Day 1
London to Windhoek
Depart London for Flight to Windhoek
Day 2
Erindi Old Traders Lodge, Erongo Mountains
After breakfast and meeting your guide for the safari will be on the road northbound. Our morning is dedicated to a straight drive, interrupted by a nice lunch break only, in order to be able to cover the 300 km distance to Erindi Private Game Reserve – the world’s largest private nature reserve and the perfect introduction to African wildlife on this itinerary. We plan to check in at our lovely African safari lodge at around two in the afternoon, and proceed for a unique game drive after some refreshments and a short break. Erindi has an incredible diversity of wildlife species with regular sightings of Lion, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Elephant, Hippo, Giraffe, Black Rhino, White Rhino and Zebra. We will only return to our accommodation with the setting sun, and prepare for a much-deserved dinner under the vast, open, star-filled African sky.   Conveniently located only a few hour’s drive from Namibia’s capital city of Windhoek, the Erongo Mountain Range stretches across the plains between the towns of Omaruru and Karibib, and is home to a remarkably rich natural heritage. This expanse of rugged wilderness serves as one of Namibia’s most popular tourist drawcards, attracting visitors with its spectacularly scenic landscapes, magnificent caves and rock painting sites, and its impressive array of wildlife species. These include, among others: rhino, elephant, cheetah, leopard, giraffe, wildebeest, impala, blesbok, waterbuck, kudu, warthog, mountain zebra, oryx, eland, springbok and over 200 species of bird.      Overnight: Erindi Old Traders Lodge Erindi Game Reserve is a jewel in the heart of the wild Namibian landscape. The reserve of 70 000ha is situated 40km east of the town of Omaruru. Old Traders Lodge provides the accommodation at Erindi Private Game Reserve. This impressive lodge comprises the main dining room and viewing deck as well as 35 well appointed suites that all have views of a water hole. The spacious suites include; comfortable double or twin single beds with crisp linen and warm blankets, air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, in-room safe, satellite TV, hairdryers, fridges and kettles. Erindi falls within the Nama Karoo biome and is arid to semi-arid characterized by scattered low dwarf shrubs interspersed with grasslands. Erindi consists of an amazing array of diverse landscapes including mountains, riverine thickets, inselbergs ("island mountains") and grassland savannahs for as far as the eye can see.
Day 3
Etosha Safari Lodge - Gondwana Collection Namibia, Etosha South 
Today along with the rising sun we will be in the bush again, on our open safari trucks, in search of Elephant and Rhino, as well as Lion and Cheetahs and many other species of the African fauna.  We will return to the lodge for breakfast and afterwards start our journey to Etosha National Park where will spend the next 6 nights. Etosha is one of Africa’s biggest and best National Parks and one of the main tourist attractions in Namibia. It is 22 912 km 2 in size of which the Etosha Pan, a shallow depression that only holds water after good rainy seasons, is 5000 km 2 in size. Etosha is known for its spectacular game viewing and the waterholes attract huge numbers of game in the dry season when all the open water has dried up. During the rainy season the park is transformed into a green oasis and this is the time you find young of various animal species in huge numbers. 114 Species of mammal are found in the park and it is the best place in the world to see Black Rhino. Other game include elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, honey-badger, black-faced impala, kudu, eland, damara dik-dik, warthog and big herds of springbok, zebra, blue wildebeest, red hartebeest and oryx. More than 300 species of birds are found here and it is brilliant for finding raptors. We will do morning and afternoon games drives and relax at the pool or camp waterhole between drives. Located just south of the boundary of Etosha National Park in northwestern Namibia, Etosha South makes up the southern region of this wild paradise. The national park can be accessed via the southern entrance at Andersson’s Gate. Visitors can catch a glimpse of a variety of wildlife including: lion, giraffe, elephant, white and black rhino, and a multitude of plains game. Etosha South Located just south of the boundary of Etosha National Park in northwestern Namibia, Etosha South makes up the southern region of this wild paradise. The national park can be accessed via the southern entrance at Andersson’s Gate. Visitors can catch a glimpse of a variety of wildlife including: lion, giraffe, elephant, white and black rhino, and a multitude of plains game.   Overnight: Etosha Safari Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia Guests rave about the view: the restaurant and chalets, situated on a hillock, offer magnificent views of the African bush savannah. All of the 65 double room chalets have air conditioners and mosquito nets, and a choice of three swimming pools between them. Apart from the restaurant and bar there is a wooden platform for sundowners high above the Mopani bush. The Andersson Gate into Etosha National Park is a mere 9 km away.
Day 4
Etosha Safari Lodge - Gondwana Collection Namibia, Etosha South 
We will do morning and afternoon games drives and relax at the pool or camp waterhole between drives. Etosha West The area and vegetation is very different to the south-eastern and eastern part of the park and the Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra can be found here. In this area and with a more undulating landscape, it makes for a very different wildlife experience. White dust and clay which makes up the Etosha Pan turns to a reddish-brown soil during this time which may lead you to believe you have entered an entirely new park when you visit.
Day 5
Etosha Safari Lodge - Gondwana Collection Namibia, Etosha South 
We will do morning and afternoon games drives and relax at the pool or camp waterhole between drives. Etosha Pan Aeons ago, Etosha Pan was the bed of a vast lake; today what remains is a glittering, silvery-green salt pan that stretches across roughly 5000 square kilometres. Etosha is protected by the Etosha Pan National Park surrounded by savannah plains and woodlands supporting large herds of elephants. When dry, the pan sustains little life except for the algae that gives it its distinctive colour, and migratory birds that use it as a pit stop, but with heavy rain it becomes a shallow lake where flamingos breed, pelicans wade and feed, and a variety of mammal species come to quench their thirst, including leopards, lions, white rhinos, hunting dogs and antelopes
Day 6
Mushara Bush Camp, Etosha East
From here we will make our way across the park in a full morning game drive to Mushara Bush Camp on the eastern boundary where we will spend the next 3 nights. I love this lodge and park of the park with excellent game viewing and am sure you will enjoy this as well. Etosha East Located in Northwestern Namibia, Etosha East is a protected sanctuary in the eastern part of the world-renowned Etosha National Park, known as one of the most accessible game reserves in Southern Africa. Etosha East boasts vast open plains scattered with semi-arid savannah grasslands dotted with watering holes and secluded bush camps. An impressive 5000-square-kilometre Etosha salt pan makes up a large area of the eastern side of the park and can even be seen from space. This remote area teems with abundant wildlife such as lions, elephants, black rhinos and giraffes, as well as a variety of birdlife featuring flamingos, ostriches, eagles, hornbills, and owls. Overnight: Mushara Bush Camp The Bush Camp accommodates 32 guest and 8 children in custom made tent like structures. The Mushara Bush Camp offers a down-to-earth tented bush camp experience which is well suited as an exceptional affordable base for independent travellers and families exploring the magical Etosha Pan National Park. The main Bush Camp House is thatched and has a true bush camp feel to it. The early evenings see a camp fire lit where guest can exchange stories of the day’s wildlife sightings. Dinner, lunch and breakfast are served on the thatched veranda with the bush being a mere step away.
Day 7
Mushara Bush Camp, Etosha East
We will do morning and afternoon games drives and relax at the pool or camp waterhole between drives. Included Morning Game Drive with Mushara Lodge Afternoon Game Drive with Mushara Lodge
Day 8
Mushara Bush Camp, Etosha East
We will do morning and afternoon games drives and relax at the pool or camp waterhole between drives. Included Morning Game Drive with Mushara Lodge Afternoon Game Drive with Mushara Lodge
Day 9
Okonjima Plains Camp, Okonjima Nature Reserve
After breakfast we will be on our way to Okonjima which is home to the Africat Foundation, known for their great effort in fighting to protect the lions, cheetahs, leopards and other carnivores in Namibia. We plan to arrive by lunchtime and you have the afternoon free for the activities offered by the foundation which include visiting the Africat Foundation, Leopard tracking, large carnivore tracking on foot, hiking trails and visiting the nocturnal animal hide. Okonjima Nature Reserve Midway between the spectacular Etosha National Park and the capital city of Windhoek, lies the well-known Okonjima Nature Reserve. The 22 000 ha nature reserve is home to AfriCAT, a carnivore sanctuary, which gives the captive cats a second chance to be released back into the wild and become completely independent hunters in a protected area right in the middle of commercial cattle farmland. Visitors can enjoy a stay at a variety of excellent accommodation options including everything from luxury villas to secluded camping. Enjoy thrilling cat tracking guided safaris, leopard-spotting, off-road night drives and learn about local San culture along the Bushmen trail. Nature Drives After Dinner, guests are invited to join a guided, night-drive in the 20 000ha / 200km² private, nature reserves. Guests also have the option to do an afternoon Nature drive within the reserve & enjoy viewing various animals in their natural habitat. Overnight: Okonjima Plains Camp Not only is Okonjima a luxury lodge, but it is also home to The AfriCat Foundation, a non-profit organisation, committed to long-term conservation of Namibia's large carnivores, especially cheetahs and leopards. A visit to Okonjima will give you an opportunity to witness some of AfriCat's work. The NEW, Plains Camp design honours the Okonjima cattle-farming history. In the early 1920’s, Okonjima became a cattle farm and was bought by Val (VJ) & Rose Hanssen in 1970. They were well-established Brahman breeders and continued to farm cattle until the need for solutions to increasing livestock losses became pertinent and post-independence interest in Namibia as a tourist destination, escalated. In 1993, the herds of Brahman and Jersey cattle were sold, changing the face of Okonjima as well as that of Carnivore Conservation! STANDARD ROOMS: Each of the 14 Standard Rooms enjoy a view across the Okonjima grass plains! VIEW ROOMS: The 10 exclusive and spacious View Rooms, all have a view across the Okonjima grass plains! The OKONJIMA activities include tracking rehabilitated carnivores on foot; visiting the AfriCat Carnivore Care & Information Centre; tracking leopards from a game–viewing vehicle. OKONJIMA also offers a guided Bushman Trail. Birding and Game drives are offered on request and if guests stay longer than 2 days.
Day 10
Okonjima Plains Camp, Okonjima Nature Reserve
After breakfast we have the whole day available to enjoy some of the activities offered by Okonjima Activities Leopard Viewing Leopard Viewing Leopards are frequently seen, giving visitors an opportunity to observe these magnificent predators that are ‘radio-tracked’ from our game-viewing vehicles. The leopards roam freely and catch their own prey within the 20 000ha / 200km2 rehabilitation nature reserves. These cats however, are notoriously people-shy and sightings are not guaranteed. Overnight: Okonjima Plains Camp Not only is Okonjima a luxury lodge, but it is also home to The AfriCat Foundation, a non-profit organisation, committed to long-term conservation of Namibia's large carnivores, especially cheetahs and leopards. A visit to Okonjima will give you an opportunity to witness some of AfriCat's work. The NEW, Plains Camp design honours the Okonjima cattle-farming history. In the early 1920’s, Okonjima became a cattle farm and was bought by Val (VJ) & Rose Hanssen in 1970. They were well-established Brahman breeders and continued to farm cattle until the need for solutions to increasing livestock losses became pertinent and post-independence interest in Namibia as a tourist destination, escalated. In 1993, the herds of Brahman and Jersey cattle were sold, changing the face of Okonjima as well as that of Carnivore Conservation! STANDARD ROOMS: Each of the 14 Standard Rooms enjoy a view across the Okonjima grass plains! VIEW ROOMS: The 10 exclusive and spacious View Rooms, all have a view across the Okonjima grass plains! The OKONJIMA activities include tracking rehabilitated carnivores on foot; visiting the AfriCat Carnivore Care & Information Centre; tracking leopards from a game–viewing vehicle. OKONJIMA also offers a guided Bushman Trail. Birding and Game drives are offered on request and if guests stay longer than 2 days.
Day 11
Windhoek - London
After an early morning breakfast we will depart for Windhoek where we will catch your our connecting flight to the UK.safari.
Day 12
Arrive London

Checklist

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash.
  • Hair brush or comb, hair ties, barrettes/bobby pins.
  • Deodorant.
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
  • Night time Moisturizer/Lotion.
  • If under any medication, enough stock
Cost Per Person
GBP £5,999

  • Guest Tour Leader - Jonathon
  • International Flights
  • Airport Transfers
  • En - Suite Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • All Transport
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Visas
  • Guides Tips & Gratuities
  • Items of a Personal Nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Namibia Wildlife Photography Safari”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Find Map

About

Luxury Wildlife Travel

Contact

natouravoyage@gmail.com

Subscribe Newsletter






© Copyright Natoura Voyage