NAMIBIA AFRICA SAFARI                              June  2019

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

    $9,750 USD 

               Per person double occupancy

               International Airfare INCLUDED

Single Supplement Optional

    $1,200 USD

 

Deposit

    $3,000 USD

 

Guest Limit

    12 Guest Maximum

 

Registration Deadline

    90 Days before departure   

This price is inclusive of Round Trip economy airfare from USA gateway city. See below for more details.

Safari Pricing Info

M&M Guide Photographer

    Mike Gulbraa

Tour Leaders

Included

  • International flights to Namibia from USA gateway city (non-USA departing guests contact us for additional details).

  • Air Namibia flight from Windhoek to Luderitz.

  • Accommodation as stated above.

  • Meals stipulated above.  

  • Welcome pack

  • Detailed briefing on day 2.

  • 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

  • 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 & applications.

  • BANK CHARGES (as per bank or 3.5% commission for VISA/MASTER).

 

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

ENTIRE ITINERARY IN BRIEF

Day 1                   Arrive Windhoek, Hilton Hotel 
Day 2 &3              Lüderitz Nest Hotel, Lüderitz
Day 4                   Sossusvlei Lodge, Namib Naukluft National Park (Sossusvlei)
Day 5                   Sossusvlei Lodge, Sossusvlei
Day 6                   Strand Hotel, Swakopmund
Day 7                   Erongo Wilderness Camp, Omaruru/Erongo region
Day 8, 9 & 10       Etosha Safari Lodge, southern boundary Etosha National Park
Day 11, 12 & 13   Onguma Tented Camp, eastern boundary Etosha National Park
Day 14                  Depart from Windhoek International Airport

Or, join us for the first 8 days of adventure through the "Sands of Time" in Namibia great Namib Desert where we'll concentrate on the awesome sand dunes and landscapes the area has to offer.  This part of the trip is $8,000US all-inclusive and details of this section of the trip remain the same as described in the full trip details.

SANDS ONLY ITINERARY IN BRIEF
Day 1                    Arrive Windhoek, Hilton Hotel
Day 2 &3               Lüderitz Nest Hotel, Lüderitz
Day 4                    Sossusvlei Lodge, Namib Naukluft National Park (Sossusvlei)
Day 5                    Sossusvlei Lodge, Sossusvlei
Day 6                    Strand Hotel, Swakopmund
Day 7                    Erongo Wilderness Camp, Omaruru/Erongo region
Day 8                    Depart from Windhoek International Airport


Or, join us on the back end of the entire trip and enjoy the awesome wildlife photography of Etosha National Park where we concentrate on classic wildlife photography.  This half of the trip is $US8,500 all-inclusive and details of this section of the trip remain the same as described in the full trip details.

WILDLIFE ONLY ITINERARY IN BRIEF
Day 1                    Arrive Windhoek, Hilton Hotel
Day 2, 3 & 4          Erongo Wilderness Camp, Omaruru/Erongo region
Day 5, 6 & 7          Etosha Safari Lodge, southern boundary Etosha National Park
Day 8                    Onguma Tented Camp, eastern boundary Etosha National Park
Day 9                    Depart from Windhoek International Airport"

 

 

Click here for full detailed itinerary of the tour
 

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 Booking & Terms and Conditions & 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 = Easy

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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