Photos above © Temu Nana

(trip leader & photographer)

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

May 25 Sat, 2019 : Depart home

May 26 Sun : Arrive WINDHOEK | welcome dinner : Overnight in Windhoek

May 27 Mon : Windhoek | fly to LUDERITZ : Overnight in Luderitz

May 28 Tue : Luderitz | KOLMANSKOP | Sossusvlei : Overnight in Sossusvlei

May 29 Wed : SOSSUSVLEI | DEAD VLEI | Sossusvlei : Overnight in Sossusvlei

May 30 Thu : SOSSUSVLEI | WALVIS BAY | SWAKOPMUND : Overnight in Swakopmund

May 31 Fri : SWAKOPMUND | LIVING DESERT | Swakopmund : Overnight in Swakopmund

June 1 Sat : Swakopmund | SKELETON COAST | Palmwag Desert : Overnight in the Palmwag Desert

June 2 Sun : PALMWAG DESERT | DAMARALAND | Palmwag Desert : Overnight the Palmwag Desert

June 3 Mon : Palmwag Desert | visit the HIMBA | Opuwo : Overnight in Opuwo

June 4 Tue : Opuwo | WEST ETOSHA | Central Etosha : Overnight in Central Etosha

June 5 Wed : CENTRAL ETOSHA : Overnight in Central Etosha

June 6 Thu : CENTRAL ETOSHA | East Etosha : Overnight in East Etosha

June 7 Fri : East Etosha | OKONJIMA : Overnight in Okonjima

June 8 Sat : OKONJIMA | Windhoek | Fly Home

June 9 Sun : Arrive home

Join Open Sky Senior Tour Leader Temu Nana and professional photographer Michael Downey on a two-week exploration of one of southern Africa’s most incredible countries. Designed by and for photographers, we’ll capture all of Namibia’s best landscapes and wildlife in the right light, at the right time. From the Skeleton Coast to the Salt Pans, the old diamond-mining town of Kolmanskop to the villages of the Himba, or the massive dunes of Sossusvlei to remarkable Etosha National Park, Namibia is unlike any place on the planet, one we can’t wait to share with you.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Morning and afternoon shoots at Kolmanskop, a diamond-mining town now reclaimed by the desert.

  2. 2.5 days exploring world-famous Etosha National Park, with its huge saltpan attracting incredible wildlife at close quarters.

  3. An afternoon visit with the Himba tribe, one of the last truly nomadic tribes in southern Africa.

  4. Explore some of the tallest and most spectacularly beautiful dunes in the world at Sossusvlei.

  5. Sunrise visit and shoot at Deadvlei (pictured above), one of the most striking photo opportunities in southern Africa.

  6. After a morning on the Skeleton Coast, visit rock carvings over 5,500 years old at Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  7. Access a number of sites off hours via special permissions, for optimal light conditions.

  8. Marvel at and photograph some of the most spectacular night skies on Earth.

  9. Stay at deluxe hotels & lodges throughout the itinerary.

  10. Learn from Unique Photo’s photo pro Michael Downey, who enthusiastically returns for a second year.

  11. Experience the benefits of a trip led by Namibia expert Temu Nana, your personal trip leader and second photographer, returning for a fourth consecutive year to Namibia in 2019

Limited space available:

12 participants max

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MAP, RATES & INCLUSIONS, LEADER BIOS, HOTEL DETAILS, etc.

TESTIMONIALS

“The trip was absolutely wonderful! I couldn't imagine how Open Sky could possibly top last year's Morocco trip, but in many ways you managed to do it. The sights and experiences were so numerous and diverse, and all were a photographer's delight.” – Wendy M.

“Amazing, can't use that word enough…..I don't think I have been on one that came close to this one.” – Jane T.

“Keep up the good work! Thanks for providing me with yet another once-in-lifetime wonderful travel adventure. Namibia is simply one of the most amazing places on earth, mind blowing scenery, the most outstanding night skies in the world, and people with a welcoming warmth. Animals and birds were breath taking is variety and abundance. But what made the trip stellar was Temu and Open Sky.” – Hal M.

"You guys are simply the BEST. Thank you for an amazing, one-of- a-kind, never-to-be-forgotten, awesome, experience." – Sally S.

“It was WAY more than I expected...and I'm a well traveled individual.  ps. for those of us who have to work-out...could run almost every day.  Not unimportant....I know people who won't go on trips like this if they think they can't "get out.”  Thanks!!” – Wendy K.

"Michael was terrific. I was thrilled he was there and I learned a lot for him both camera & computer. A sweet, helpful & lovely person. A real asset to the tour!" – Karen S.

“Where and when is the next one?” – Lynn R.

TO BOOK

Or to inquire further,

call us at 844.OPEN.SKY (alt:+1.212.441.0024) or email us at info@openskyexpeditions.com.

You may also fill out a Registration Form here and follow instructions on completion for submitting a deposit to confirm your participation.

TO BOOK

Or to inquire further, call us at 844.OPEN.SKY (alt:+1.212.441.0024) or email us at info@openskyexpeditions.com. You may also fill out a Registration Form here and follow instructions on completion for submitting a deposit to confirm your participation.

NAMIBIA: A PHOTO JOURNEY

EXTRAORDINARY LANDSCAPES, WILDLIFE, & CULTURES                    

May 25-June 9, 2019