NAMIBIA                                        May 15-30, 2020

Our Namibia tour is crafted as an absolute dream photography trip. It features an outstanding itinerary highlighting the country's unique landscape photo opportunities and its spectacular wildlife.

 

 

Our Land Cruisers for the Safari

 

 

 - Roof pop tops for better photography

   and game viewing vantage points

 

 - Air Conditioning

 

 - Guaranteed window seat on

   every safari outing

About the Safari

Guest Price

    $9,900 USD + OWN AIR

  per person double occupancy

 

Single Supplement Optional

    $1,200 USD

 

Deposit

    $2,500 USD

 

Guest Limit

    10 Guest Maximum

 

Registration Deadline 

    90 days from departure

THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY AIRFARE.

Safari Pricing Info

M&M Guide Photographer

    Mike Gulbraa

Guest Pro Photographer

    Ugo Cei

Tour Leaders

Included

  • Internal flights as mentioned in itinerary

  • Accommodations as stated

  • Meals as stated  

  • Welcome pack

  • Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned 4x4 safari vehicle for entire duration of safari as specified above

  • Services of a registered and experienced English-speaking safari guide with the focus on photographic requirements including best light & locations

  • Entrance fees and excursions as described in above itinerary, including all highlights, Kolmanskop visit (including non-commercial photo permit), Elizabeth Bay and Living Desert Tour

  • Airport transfers from Windhoek International Airport – Windhoek Hilton Hotel

  • Mineral water on board the safari vehicle

Not Included

  • International flights to Namibia

  • Any meals not included in the itinerary

  • Any entrance fees and excursions not included in the above itinerary - such as scenic flights and ballooning

  • All beverages as well as all premium and imported beverages (including dinner at restaurants in Windhoek and Swakopmund within reason or unless otherwise specified) with the exception of mineral water on board the safari vehicle

  • Laundry (laundry service available at lodges at extra cost)

  • Gratuities for guides/drivers

  • Items of personal nature

  • VISA fees

  • Bank charges 

 

Tour Highlights

  • Travel with one of Namibia’s most reputable and well-known naturalist guides.

  • Photograph the hauntingly picturesque ghost towns of the colonial mining era, Kolmanskop

  • Travel along the scenic D707 road along the border of the Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia’s most scenic road.

  • Take sunset and sunrise shots of the dunes in the Namib Desert

  • Memorable and exciting game drives within the renowned Etosha National Park.

  • Enjoy a different viewpoint for game viewing in an underground hide overlooking a waterhole on a private game reserve

Accommodations

We have selected some amazing, comfortable and down right fun Hotels & Camps for this tour. You will almost want to come on this tour just for the experience of these!

Follow the link below for a detailed look.

 

CLICK HERE FOR ALL ACCOMMIDATIONS

Safari Itinerary

ITINERARY IN BRIEF

May 15                Travel to Namibia

May 16                Arrive Windhoek, Hilton Hotel 
May 17-19           Fly to Lüderitz, Kolmanskop, Pamona Bogenfels, and more, Lüderitz Nest Hotel 
May 20-21           NamibRand Nature Preserve, Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

May 22-23           Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei, & great sand dunes of area, Sossuvlei Lodge                  

May 24                Fly to Swakopmund - enjoy area and Welwitschia tour, Strand Hotel 
May 25                AM Tommy's Living Desert Tour before flight to Etosha National Park, Etosha Village
May 26                Etosha National Park for safari game drives, Etosha Village

May 27-28           Continue with safari game drives, Onguma Tented Camp
May 29                Fly back to Windhoek to begin journey home from Windhoek International Airport

May 30                Arrive home in most cases

 

 


 

Helpful Info

NOTES:
➢ Services subject to availability at the time of booking.
➢ Rates subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control e.g. fuel increases, currency fluctuation etc.
➢ Terms and conditions apply. See Enrollment Information & Terms and Conditions of Travel & paperwork M&M sends you for additional details.

HANDY TIPS:
➢ Visas/Passports: Please ensure: 1) that you have pre-arranged your entry visa if required; 2) that your passport is valid for at least six months after your scheduled departure date from Namibia; 3) that you have a minimum of 2 consecutive clear pages. If this is not the case, there is a danger of being turned away by the Immigration Service on arrival at the airport – assuming your airline has agreed to bring you and risk a fine in the first place.
➢ Health: No vaccinations are mandatory but please consult your doctor for medical advice. Parts of Namibia are considered to be malarial so we recommend the use of anti-malarial prophylactics (normally Malarone), especially if visiting during the Namibian summer (December to April) – subject to advice from your own doctor.
➢ Luggage: Is normally restricted to 20kg (not including photographic equipment) per person in a soft, hold all type bag. Weight is generally less important than volume as everything is carried with you on safari. If adding extensions that involve light aircraft transfers the luggage limit may be reduced further to 12 kg in soft bags (please enquire if this may apply to you). If required, any extra luggage can be stored at our base when visitors are away on safari.  It is a condition of all charter companies to receive the body weight of all passengers upon confirmation of charter.  This may resulted in increased luggage allowance on private charters.
➢ Vehicles: Vehicles used are normally comfortable 4WD stretch land cruisers, equipped with air-conditioning and cool boxes or fridges for drinks and snacks. A trailer for luggage is taken if required. 


All our Land Cruisers are equipped with:
• Roof pop tops for better photography and game viewing vantage points
• Air Conditioning
• Onboard Fridge/freezers and plenty of water.
• Personal library, which includes a series of guide books, maps,

stationary and checklists. 
• 220 volt electrical charging point, to charge electrical devices whilst

traveling. 
• Guaranteed window seat on every safari. 
• VHF inter-vehicle radios that allow multi vehicle groups to

communicate with each other while ‘on the road’

Our guides also travel with their renowned ‘MAGIC BOXES’, which ensure all en-route catering needs are taken care of, from a bush breakfast and coffee and tea stops to majestic sundowners. 

 

 

 

 

What To Take  (These are only suggestions, they are NOT required!)

Our list of Recommended Gear for your Photo Tour

·       2 camera bodies—the same manufacturer that will fit all your lenses

·       Camera battery charger and cords

·       CompactFlash/SD Cards (bring as much memory as possible. At least 40 gigs)

·       Card Reader for file transfer

·       External hard drives for back up (we recommend a minimum of a 500GB drive)

·       Black Rapid camera strap

·       Extra batteries (lots!)—best packed in checked luggage even when traveling abroad

·       Lenses (Depending on the tour) Medium telephoto, Fixed, Wide angle & Macro lens that give you a wide range

          of length. 10mm to 500mm if possible

·       1.4x  or 2x teleconverter for the telephoto—same brand as lens

·       Tripod and head

·       Flash—strobe with automatic TTL fill flash capabilities or Reflector

·       Photo backpack

·       Lens cloth and cleaning fluid

·       Blower ball for dust

·       Circular polarizing filter

·       Grad ND filters

·       Rain sleeve for camera and lens

·       Cable or electronic shutter release

·       Laptop computer (travel size such as a netbook)

·       Current version of Photoshop or Lightroom

·       International power adapter

·       Multiple plug power strip & adaptor to gain electric outlets in your room for simultaneous downloading & recharging

·       Sensor cleaning supplies

 

 

GUESTS SHOULD PACK LIGHT.  YOU MAY BE EXPECTED TO CARRY, ROLL, SCHLEP, AND/OR OTHERWISE TRANSPORT YOUR OWN BAGS AT ALL TIMES AND IN ALL PLACES ON THIS TRIP.  LAUNDRY SERVICES ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE.  M&M RULE OF THUMB IS ONE BAG FOR CAMERA GEAR AND ONE 20-22"" ROLLER FOR YOUR CLOTHES AND TOILETRIES.  INVEST IN A TRAVEL TRIPOD - BENRO (http://www.benrousa.com/products/travel-angel-ii/) HAS MANY OPTIONS AVAILABLE.  MEDICAL DEVICES SUCH AS CPAP MACHINES ARE EXCLUDED FROM THIS RECOMMENDATION.  PACKING LIGHT WILL MAKE YOUR TRIP MUCH MORE ENJOYABLE.

 

 

Tour Difficulty = Moderate due to travel distances and safari game drives

Easy = less than 2 miles walking/day and little climbing; Moderate = up to 5 miles walking per day with some climbing; Strenuous = more than 5 miles/day of walking and several climbing/hills/rough terrain expected.  You should know your health and ability to carry your gear in hot, cold, humid, and dry conditions and be able to walk 5 miles or more per day and make climbs in elevation of up to 1000 feet in gain and be OK climbing many steps or steep terrain.

 

 

Cancellation Policy

Pursuant to Clause 2 under Enrollment: If you need to cancel within a stated refund period, M&M Photo Tours, Inc. may allow you to apply all monies paid to a future trip, within 12 months.  We must receive written notification (E-mail is accepted) of your cancellation and your desire to apply the funds to a future trip.

 

We strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance as this policy is strongly adhered to. The purchase of travel insurance covering baggage, accident/life and trip cancellation is highly recommended.  M&M Photo Tours, Inc. reserves the right to cancel any trip/tour/group due to insufficient registration at any time.  In the even of such cancellation, those with reservations shall be notified as soon as possible and a full refund of trip payment will be given.  It is agreed by registering for any M&M Photo Tours, Inc. tour that M&M Photo Tours, Inc.   assumes no responsibility for refund or additional expenses incurred in preparation for a trip.

 

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is suggested. Follow these links to buy travel insurance.

www.travelguard.com or www.insuremytrip.com

 

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