Namibia’s breathtaking highlights with our photo tour north


Discover Namibia’s natural beauty and let us help you capture unforgettable memories. Our professional photo guide will accompany you on your journey and show you the best spots to capture that perfect shot.

Guided Namibia Photography Tour North

Guided Safari Photo Tour

12 Days

on request

Namibia Photographic Tour North.
Namibia is a photographer’s paradise, with its breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and fascinating culture. The photographic tour north takes you to many of Namibia’s highlights, from the red dune sea of the Namib, to the cold and species-rich Atlantic coast, to Namibia’s Matterhorn and to the ancient rock carvings and petrified trees of Twyfelfontein. Of course, animal-rich safaris should not be missing. Ranging from elephant drives in Damaraland, animal sightings in the famous Etosha National Park and on a private nature reserve will make the hearts of photographers beat faster.


Our experienced guides will provide you with guidance and assistance in capturing the perfect shot, from technical aspects of photography such as exposure and composition, to more creative techniques for capturing the unique character of Namibia. Come on photo safari with us in our specially converted safari 4×4 vehicle with a pop-top roof.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1-3: Windhoek – Sossusvlei
  • Day 4-5: Swakopmund
  • Day 6: Spitzkoppe
  • Day 7-8: Twyfelfontein
  • Day 9-10: Etosha National Park
  • Day 11-12: Windhoek - Departure - Arrival Home


Access to some of the best photography locations in the country,

Traveling with a small group of like-minded photographers, providing opportunities to share tips, techniques and inspiration with each other

The iconic red sand dunes of Sossusvlei

Exploring the World's Oldest Desert: The Namib

Visit the flamingo and seal colony in Walvis Bay

Discover rock carvings by the Bushmen, the well-known 'Rock Pool'

Famous desert-adapted elephants.

Thousands of animals of all kinds to discover in Etosha National Park

Scheduled departures
Start Date Windhoek End Date Windhoek Price (from)
on request on request € 4.299,- per Person

Detailed Itinerary

Guided Namibia Photography Tour North

Day 1-2

Windhoek – Sossusvlei

Your photo guide and driver will be waiting for you at the international airport near Windhoek.

The guide will accompany you to the guest house in Windhoek. This is also where the Meet and Greet takes place, where the entire trip is discussed in detail again and all the documents for your trip are handed over to you. The rest of the day is at your leisure, for example to explore the city or to do some shopping for the tour, or you can relax at the pool after the exertion of the journey.


Windhoek is the capital of Namibia and offers a variety of restaurants, shops and accommodation. The city is clean and well organized. Worth seeing in Windhoek are the Christ Church and the craft markets in city center. In the evening, the group drives to a good restaurant for dinner.



Guided Namibia Photography Tour North

Our photo tours are designed for photographers of all skill levels, whether you’re a professional or an amateur. Our experienced guides will provide you with guidance and assistance in capturing the perfect shot for capturing the unique character of Namibia.


Person in a double room: € 4.299,-

Person in a single room: € 4.499,-

Guided Namibia Photography Tour North

What is included?

A diverse journey to important photographic highlights of Namibia

Small group with max. 6 people

Guaranteed departure from 4 people

Window seat

Drinking water on board the safari vehicle

Air-conditioned safari vehicle with a pop-up roof

German and English speaking photography guide

Driver included so that your photography guide can take care of you completely

Accommodation as stated

Numerous activities: including a boat tour or living desert tour, desert elephant safari, visit to the Petrified Forest and various other safaris

Meals as stated

Entrance fees into national parks as stated

Extensive travel info pack

What is excluded?

International Flights

Photographic Gear

Entry visa fees

Activities not stated


Expenses of a personal nature

All beverages with the exception of drinking water on board the safari vehicle

Travel and cancellation insurance

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15 Days Guided Photo Tour

Day 2-3


Exploring the World’s Oldest Desert: The Namib

During your journey through Namibia, our photo tour takes you from Rehoboth to the breathtaking Spreetshoogte Pass, offering you a stunning view of the endless desert landscapes of the Namib. Your guide will make several photo stops along the way and provide you with delicious lunch packs around noon.


In the afternoon, you will arrive at a beautiful lodge, where you can relax and unwind. During the sunset, you will be taken to a nearby dune landscape, where you can capture the first impressive dune shots. In the evening, a delicious dinner with a breathtaking view awaits you at the lodge restaurant. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and let the beauty of Namibia enchant you.


Breakfast, light Lunch, Dinner, water in the vehicle

Day 3-4


Day trip to the world famous red dunes of Sossusvlei

It starts early in the morning so that you can still experience the beautiful light of the morning hours. Early entry to the park is possible as our lodge is located within the park.
A narrow tar road takes you past beautiful landscapes and high dunes to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei. A 1.5 km hike takes you over clay flats and a small dune to the ancient, dried up acacia trees of the Dead Vlei, which are now world famous.


Information Sossusvlei
Sossusvlei is located in the Namib-Naukluft National Park, the largest nature reserve in Africa. The most famous photographs of Namibia undoubtedly come from Sossusvlei. The images are stunning with the intense red dunes and sharp lines. The dunes in this area are the highest in the world, reaching immense heights of almost 400 meters. Climb Dune 45 and enjoy the fantastic view over the dune sea. Another stop is Deadvlei, a dry lake with tree stumps that has become an almost surreal landscape.


Sossusvlei means “dead end swamp” because it is where the dunes that prevent the Tsauchab River from reaching the Atlantic Ocean converge. However, due to the drought in the Namib Desert, this river rarely flows that far at all, hence the pan is dry most years. However, during a good rainy season, the Tsauchab River fills the salt pan and visitors from all over the world flock to the area to experience this spectacular site.


Around noon you can then enjoy your packed lunch under the camel thorn trees by the Sossusvlei Dry Pan. Afterwards the drive goes back to the entrance gate at Sesriem, where the Sesriem Canyon can also be explored. In the afternoon you will reach the beautiful lodge again.


Note: Admission to Namib-Naukluft Park and visit to Sossusvlei, Deadvlei and Sesriem Canyon included in the tour price.


Breakfast, light Lunch, Dinner, water in the vehicle

Day 4-5


A total highlight is waiting for you today

Hot air balloon:
Before sunrise you will be picked up at the lodge and brought to the launch site of the hot air balloon. Experience the sunrise high above the desert landscape, with an indescribable view. (This activity is not included in tour price and can be book additionally)


Drive to the wild Atlantic
On this route, the Namib shows itself from many different sides. You drive past mountains, red dunes, Gaub and Kuiseb Canyon and later the barren areas of the Namib. On particularly hot days, you can see a so-called Fata Morgana here. On the way you can always see typical desert animals, oryx, springbok, ostrich and with a bit of luck even a giraffe.


Stop for a piece of apple pie
The small gas station and rest stop, Solitaire, is a great place to stop. It is very conveniently located on your tour of south western Namibia and on the way to Swakopmund. In the small Solitaire Bakery there are many delicacies, including the best apple pie in Namibia. There is an old car graveyard here that invites you to take great pictures.


As soon as you have reached the Atlantic, you drive the last 40 km on a beautiful tar road, always along the sea, to Swakopmund, probably the most German town in the southern hemisphere. Swakopmund invites you with many beautiful buildings from the colonial period and a beautiful beach promenade. In the evening the group goes to dinner together in a good Swakopmund restaurant.


Breakfast, light Lunch, Dinner, water in the vehicle

Day 5-6


Today you will discover the “Little 5” of the Namib and visit the flamingo and seal colony in Walvis Bay

Today the group will take part in an exciting and educational activity which is included in the tour price.


Living Desert Tour
You will be picked up from your hotel by an activity operator at 8:00 am sharp today. Then it goes by off-road vehicle in the dune strip south of Swakopmund, in search of the “Little 5”. This is a very exciting ride where you learn a lot about the dune ecosystem with its many interesting inhabitants. Around noon you will be taken back to the hotel in Swakopmund. Everyone has to take care of their own lunch today, but this is not a problem, as there are many opportunities to do so in Swakopmund’s city centre.


In the afternoon drive to Walvis Bay Lagoon. Hundreds of flamingos often cavort here in the shallow water of the salty lagoon, and the seal colony at Pelican Point can also be visited. In the evening the group goes to a delicious Walfish Bay restaurant for dinner.


Note: Living Desert Tour and afternoon excursion to Walfish Bay is included in the tour price


Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6-7


Spitzkoppe: the “Matterhorn” of Namibia

Today we head inland again to the Spitzkoppe. Your journey today leads north, always along the cold Atlantic. A salt road takes you to the small resort town of Henties Bay. Shortly before Henties Bay you can still see a shipwreck Zeila, which washed up on the beach in August 2008.


From Henties Bay you leave the coast and turn east towards the inland. A partly sandy gravel road now leads you to the Spitzkoppe (approx. 175 km). The Spitzkoppe is Africa’s Matterhorn. It is a typical volcanic inselberg that towers over its surroundings at around 1,728 metres. The mighty granite bubbles form a spectacular landscape that is very popular with photographers and climbers. Here it is worth leaving the car behind and taking a short hike. There is also a “Klein Spitzkoppe” of 1,572 meters and the “Pondok Mountains”. The Spitzkoppe has beautiful rock carvings, such as in Bushman’s Paradise.


Here you can discover rock carvings by the Bushmen, the well-known “Rock Pool”, which is filled with water in the rainy season, and the “Rock Arch” which is a great photo opportunity. Your guide will take you to the best photo opportunities here.


Note: Photo shootings at the Spitztkoppe hotspots are included in the travel price


Breakfast, light Lunch, Dinner, water in the vehicle

Day 7-8


The World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein

Today’s route takes you northwest, only on gravel roads, which can be good or bad by turns. Since the journey is the goal on such a journey, you should never rush down the gravel roads. Especially not because you will be rewarded with a breathtaking landscape. You leave behind the beautiful Erongo Mountains and the Spitzkoppe, as it is worth stopping and admiring the Spitzkoppe from its northern side. We then continue past the highest mountain in Namibia, the Brandberg, which is 2573 m high.


In the afternoon we reach Twyfelfontein. There is the possibility this afternoon to visit the famous stone engravings and the stone organs of Twyfelfontein. You can then arrange this with your guide.
Alternatively, a visit to the “Living Damara Museum” is possible.


Note: Admission to the sites is not included in the tour price and must be paid for on site.


Breakfast, light Lunch, Dinner, water in the vehicle

Day 8-9


In search of the desert elephants

After breakfast, head into the region’s dry rivers in search of the region’s famous desert-adapted elephants.


Our 4×4 vehicle is perfect for exploring the dry rivers of the region and your guide will go to great lengths to track down the gray giants of the desert. These animals roam the region almost all year round, but there are times when the animals are simply untraceable. While it might not work out with the elephants, you will definitely be treated to beautiful desert landscapes.


Note: Drive in search of the desert elephants is included in the tour price.


Breakfast, light Lunch, Dinner, water in the vehicle

Day 9-10

Etosha National Park

The Petrified Forest of Namibia

On the way to the Etoscha National Park, we pass the area of ​​the petrified trees today. We stop here and marvel at the mighty petrified tree trunks.


Then we go directly to the southern entrance to Etosha National Park, which we reach in the afternoon. Our accommodation is located in the park and the adjacent waterhole offers 24-hour wildlife viewing opportunities. In the evening, with a bit of luck, you can often experience great rhino sightings at the waterhole.


Note: Visit to the Petrified Forest and Etosha Park fees are included in the tour price


Breakfast, light Lunch, Dinner, water in the vehicle

Day 10-11

Etosha National Park

Today you spend the whole day in Etosha National Park on safari

After an early breakfast we start, as progress is slow today. There are thousands of animals of all kinds to discover in Etosha National Park and most of them can be found at the waterholes, depending on the season it can be quite busy and you will find yourself surrounded by hundreds of springbok, zebra and elephant.


Animal watching should be done with patience, you drive comfortably from waterhole to waterhole and stay there for a while. Our safari vehicle is particularly suitable here, as it has a lifting roof and is great for taking photos and observing. We enjoy our packed lunches at one of the rest areas in the park.


In the afternoon we reach the rest camp of Okaukuejo again. More wildlife viewing takes place here at the well-visited waterhole.


Note: Park fees and guided Etosha Safari are included in the tour price


Breakfast, light Lunch, Dinner, water in the vehicle

Day 11-12

Windhoek and surroundings

Day of departure

After breakfast we leave for Windhoek, which we reach around noon. Arriving in Windhoek, your guide will take you to a good restaurant where you are welcome to stay for a while. In the afternoon, the drive to the international airport near Windhoek, where the farewell ceremony takes place.


You are also welcome to book a connecting tour or additional days. Our team is always available for advice.



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Guided Namibia Photography Tour North