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Safari Experience

Jessops Safari Experience

Going on Safari is always a memorable experience and capturing images of your trip is always an important part of the journey but can often prove more challenging than expected. So to create the ultimate safari experience Jessops have partnered with Your Safari to bring you exclusive premium photographic excursions to Namibia – a mecca for photographers around the world. With two experiences available – The Namibian Highlights Trip and The Etosha Wildlife Experience – you can be sure we have the right trip for you.

Both experiences are supported 24/7 throughout the 10 days, by both an experienced, qualified guide from Your Safari and one of our photographic training experts from the Jessops Academy team. This is to ensure you not only get to the best locations and chances for the best sightings, but are also able to capture them exactly how you want and go home with images you will be proud of! As well as this, we have a specialist photographic vehicle with multiple viewing windows and angles (including a popup roof) to make sure you can always get the shot. Namibia is the perfect location for capturing fantastic images of wildlife and landscape alike.

In terms of wildlife, there are chances to see multiple big cat species (Lions, Leopard and Cheetahs as well as others), Elephants and Rhinos and all the common grazers (Such as zebra, springbok and wildebeest) as well as stunning birdlife. There’s sure to be something for everyone. Rolling sand dunes, stunning rocky outcrops and open plains, create fantastic opportunities to capture landscape photographs you will love to show off.

Namibia Highlights and Big Cats 2016


Days 1, 2 and 3 – Cornerstone Guesthouse, Swakopmund
You will arrive in Walvis Bay Airport just after lunch and be met by Kathryn and your Jessops’ tutor who will drive you along the coast road to Swakopmund a mere 42km away. Here you will find this quirky coastal town which is considered the adventure capital of the country. We will spend our first 3 nights here which will give us 2 unique photo opportunities. On day one we will spend our time out in the coastal dunescape with Namib desert expert Tommy Collard. Not only will we be able to photograph some of Namibia’s famous sand dunes but also Tommy will introduce us to some of the rare endemics that live in this ancient desert such as Palmato Geckos and Peringuey’s Adders
On day 2 we head back to Walvis Bay to spend some time on the water on a marine tour. The harbour is protected by a long sand spit that is home to thousands of Cape Fur Seals and the in the bay can be found two different species of dolphin, pelicans, flamingos, black oyster catchers and Cape gannets. After lunch we can drive out to the lagoon to look for the thousands of waders that migrate to there.
o/n Cornerstone Guesthouse, Double Room, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Day 4 – Mowani Mountain Camp
After the adventures of Swakopmund we head up the coastal salt road before turning inland on the gravel. Although this will be our longest driving day the scenery changes at every turn and you will pass by the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain and through the tribal homeland of the Herero people before coming to the beautiful Mowani Camp set amongst the giant red boulders that are typical of the area. Sundowners are served from the top of the highest flat top rock and with a 360 degree view you can watch the sun go down before a million stars come out.
o/n Mowani Camp, Superior Double Room, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Day 5, 6 and 7 – Etendeka Mountain Camp
The drive from Mowani to Etendeka is arguably one of the most stunning in Namibia. Our journey takes us over mountain passes and through sandy riverbeds before we reach the Palmwag Concession. Here we will leave our vehicle and be met by the camp’s guide who will drive us the final 18km into the middle of one of the most remote and beautiful areas in Namibia. Etendeka is a legendary eco camp, here we can enjoy the total solitude, themagnificent scenery and Damaraland’s famous desert lions, elephants and black rhinos along with all the usual plains game. Our days will be spent in search of the ultimate landscape image both on foot and by vehicle and our evenings will be spent around the campfire discussing the highlights of the day before practicing our astro photography skills in this remote and beautiful area.
o/n Etendeka Camp, Eco Tented chalet, Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and Activities

Day 8 – Vingerklip Lodge

We leave Etendeka this morning and drive over the Grootberg Pass to the one horse town of Kamanjab where we can have lunch before stopping by one of the local Himba villages. These unique people belong to probably the most famous of all Namibian tribes and they live today as they have done for hundreds of years as nomadic cattle farmers. We will arrive at our overnight accommodation before sunset in time to capture this famous “rock finger” in glorious evening light o/n Vingerklip Lodge, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Days 9, 10 and 11 – Okonjima Lodge
Okonjima Lodge

After a final morning of landscape photography we head south on the tar road until we reach the gates to Okonjima. The lodge lies a further 24km into the middle of the mountains and it is here we will spend our last 3 nights searching for some of the Africa’s biggest carnivores. Options include walking with wild cheetah, tracking leopard, hyena and wild dog from an open vehicle with the aid of a telemetry and visiting the Africat Foundation. With its magnificent rooms, excellent cuisine and genuine conservation story, Okonjima is always a highlight of any trip to Namibia. o/n Okonjima Main Camp, View Room, Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and all Activities Day 12 – Home We have a three and a half hour drive back to Windhoek where Kathryn will leave you at the airport in time for your flight back to the UK
o/n 36,000 feet

Total per person £6,495


Included: all accommodation, activities and meals as stated in the above itinerary / Jessops Academy Tuition /” Your Safari” Guide
Excluded: Meals unless detailed above / drinks / tips / items of a personal nature
Jessops /KH/21st July 2015

Namibia Wildlife and Big Cats 2016


Days 1, 2 and 3 – Okaukuejo Camp, Etosha National Park
You arrive early morning at Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako Airport where you will be met by Kathryn and driven north on the main tar road to the Andersson Gate in central Etosha for the start of your 9 nights in this world famous wildlife reserve. The Okaukuejo area is known for its open plains and wide vistas where vast herds of herbivores trek endlessly to the camp’s floodlit waterhole followed by the ever present carnivores looking for their next meal. o/n Okaukuejo Camp, Waterhole Chalet, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Days 4, 5 and 6 – Halali Camp, Etosha National Park
This morning we travel into the wooded area surrounding Halali Camp. This diverse sector has both Mopani woodland and dry savannah that rolls down to the very edge of the giant salt pan. The floodlit waterhole is a real highlight of this camp with black rhino and huge herds of elephants often seen along with porcupines, honey badgers and even the ever elusive leopard.
o/n Halali Camp, Bush Chalet, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Days 7, 8 and 9 – Namutoni Camp, Etosha National Park
We head east once more today towards Namutoni Camp and the wildlife rich acacia woodland around Fischer’s Pan. Not only is this area home to some of Etosha’s largest lion prides, leopard sightings here are frequent, this area is home to the majority of the park’s giraffe and it is one of the best places in Africa to see the world’s smallest antelope, the diminutive Damara Dik-Dik.
o/n Namutoni Camp, Bush Chalet, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Days 10 and 11 – Okonjima Lodge

After a final game drive we leave the peace and quiet of Etosha and head south on the tar road until we reach the gates to Okonjima. The lodge lies a further 24km into the middle of the mountains and it is here we will spend our last 2 nights searching for some of the Africa’s biggest carnivores. Options include walking with wild cheetah, tracking leopard, hyena and wild dog from an open vehicle with the aid of a telemetry and visiting the Africat Foundation. With its magnificent rooms, excellent cuisine and genuine conservation story, Okonjima is always a highlight of any trip to Namibia. o/n Okonjima Main Camp, View Room, Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and all Activities

Day 12 – Home
We have a three and a half hour drive back to Windhoek from Okonjima so plenty of time for a morning activity then Kathryn will transfer you back to the airport in time for your flight back to the UK o/n 36,000 feet

Total per person £5,995 per person based on 6 people / £6,495 per person based on 4 people


Included: flights / all accommodation and meals as stated in the above itinerary / complimentary copy of “The Photographer’s Guide to Etosha National Park” / National Park fees / Jessops Academy tuition / Your Safari guide
Excluded: Meals unless detailed above / drinks / tips / items of a personal nature
Jessops /KH/21st July 2015

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