March 14 - 27, 2024
Namibia is calling - will you answer?
First departure sold out in minutes!

We still have spots available on the second departure!

Join us on this unforgettable journey.
14 Day
With 14 days, you'll have the chance to truly immerse yourself in the beauty of Namibia. This itinerary is crafted to maximize photography and provide value. You won't find a better value for an all-inclusive photo safari and workshop.
Landscapes & Wildlife
Namibia is beautiful and diverse. This trip offers the best of both worlds with opportunities to capture the unique landscapes and world-class wildlife of Namibia. It is emerging as one of the top destinations on the planet for nature photography.
Exclusive Activities
Dedicated leopard tracking, tour of the Skeleton Coast where the desert meets the ocean, a Little 5 excursion to capture the tiny creatures of the desert, and an optional 2-hour helicopter flight over the Skeleton Coast.
Iconic Locations
We'll visit the best destinations in Namibia for nature photography. Dead Vlei, Sossusvlei, the Namib Desert, Etosha National Park, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Damaraland, the Skeleton Coast, Okonjima Nature Reserve, and more.
The Best Season
 February - March in Namibia are the best months for photography. Landscapes are lush, with the chance for dramatic light. Wildlife is more active during this period, as they come out to enjoy the abundance of food and water. 
Epic Experience
This journey is the ultimate experience for landscape and wildlife photography enthusiasts. From the stunning desert landscapes to the rich wildlife of Etosha, this trip is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories and images. Join us for the trip of a lifetime through the heart of Namibia.
We connect passionate people to exceptional experiences.
All-Inclusive Lodge-Based Photo Workshop
TRIP LENGTH: 14 Days/13 Nights
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This Special Trip Departure is valid for new trip reservations only (no transfers)
March 14 - 27, 2024
Single Supplement
Windhoek, Namibia
Airport: WDH
Group Size
Limited to 8
Fitness Level
What's Included   
  • All listed meals and non-alcoholic beverages during the workshop
  • All transportation during the workshop
  • All lodging during the workshop
  • Airport transfers
  • All permits and park fees
  • Professional photography guiding and instruction
  • An experienced, local Namibian guide
  • Gratuity for hotel, restaurant, service staff, and driver(s)
What's Not Included   
  • Flights to and from Windhoek, Namibia (WDH)
  • Meals not listed as included on the itinerary
  • Lodging outside workshop dates
  • Optional 2-hour helicopter flight over the Skeleton Coast - $1,200 per person (must be booked as add-on during checkout)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Souvenirs and personal items
  • Gratuity for photography guide(s)
  • Trip Insurance & Medical Evacuation Insurance (required) - see plans here.
(B,L,D) denotes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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DAY 1 (D)
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Arrive in Windhoek, Namibia. Transfers from the airport to the arrival hotel will be arranged.

We will meet in the evening for orientation and dinner.

DAYS 2-3 (B,L,D)
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We'll two full days exploring the stunning Sossusvlei area, including Dead Vlei and the surrounding dunes.

This area is home to some of the most breathtaking desert landscapes in the world. Marvel at the towering red sand dunes that change colors with the shifting light and the stark white salt pans that contrast with the dark dead trees.

Get ready to be blown away by the surreal scenery and magic of this area.
DAYS 4-6 (B,L,D)
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From Sossusvlei, we'll travel to the coastal town of Swakopmund where we'll stay for 3 nights. Swakopmund is nestled at the edge of the Skeleton Coast - a place where the ocean literally meets the desert!

The opportunities for photography are endless here. We'll do some special activities, like venture out into the sprawling dune fields to visit Sandwich Harbor, we'll take a tour to find tiny creatures in the dunes for macro (like chameleons, lizards, and snakes!), and there's the optional add-on of a 2-hour helicopter flight over the Skeleton Coast.

There's also shipwrecks, flamingos, and seal colonies in the surrounding area!
DAY 7 (B,L,D)
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Today, immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Spitzkoppe, a rugged landscape characterized by towering granite formations that seem to rise out of nowhere.

We'll spend an unforgettable night under the stars in this surreal environment, where the silence is broken only by the occasional hoot of an owl or the rustling of a lizard.

This area is renowned for its unique geology, with granite peaks dating back over 120 million years. Dramatic weather in February and March can make for world-class landscape captures.
DAYS 8-9 (B,L,D)
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We'll continue our adventure into the desert land of Damaraland, located in the remote northwestern region of Namibia, adjacent to the Skeleton Coast.

Damaraland is notorious for its geological wonders, breathtaking scenery, and uniquely adapted wildlife. We'll photograph the landscapes here and search for desert elephants, rhino, giraffe, and lions. There's also rich human history in this area, with over 2,000 rock carvings documented.

Bird enthusiasts will be also thrilled by the possibilities of spotting the Monteiro’s hornbill, Ruppell’s parrot, white-tailed shrike, rockrunner, and Herero chat, all endemic species.
DAYS 10-11 (B,L,D)
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For the next two days, we'll photograph in the renowned Etosha National Park.

This protected area is one of the largest game reserves in Africa, spanning over 22,000 square kilometers. It's home to a vast array of wildlife, including over 100 mammal species and 340 bird species.

We'll go on thrilling safari drives in search of the iconic big cats like lions, leopards, and cheetahs. Etosha is also known for its sizable herds of elephants, zebras, and giraffes, providing ample opportunities for stunning wildlife photography.
DAYS 12-13 (B,L,D)
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We'll move on to the nearby Okonjima Nature Reserve, a haven for the elusive leopard and other endangered animals, like the pangolin and brown hyena.

Set amidst the rolling hills and open savannahs, our lodge offers a unique opportunity to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. We'll track the elusive leopard here, learning about their behaviors and photographing their beauty up close.

A two-night Okonjima stay offers the best chance to view wild leopards in Namibia, providing a unique and memorable experience.
DAY 14 (B,L)
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After a final morning in Okonjima Nature Reserve, we'll take time to pack our bags and begin our journey back to Namibia's capital city of Windhoek.

As we make our way back, we'll reflect on the unforgettable experiences we've shared and the memories we've created.

We will arrive back to Windhoek in the afternoon and enjoy a final lunch before heading to the airport for departures home.

Most flights back to the US from Namibia are in the evening.
Our team of Photo Adventure Specialists will guide you through onboarding and enrollment when you book a trip. Expect excellent customer service.
Julie K.
"I have traveled with Backcountry Journeys (BCJ) several times over the last 4 years to Glacier NP, Costa Rica (2x), Smoky Mountains NP, Joshua Tree, Zion and Bryce NPs, and most recently to Alaska.

Every trip with BCJ has been an outstanding experience. The guides are professional photographers who put the experience of the guests first. They are willing to provide as much hands on help as you need/want. The guides are also extremely knowledgeable and well trained in wilderness safety as well as the areas they guide.

BCJ trips are well run from the time of reservation through the entire trip. They will take you to great places and find great photographic opportunities."
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Scott S.
"BCJ provides an outstanding experience for photographers of all levels of experience/expertise. Each day's excursion is well planned-out and the guides always have a back-up plan if the weather is less than cooperative.

I have now been on 5 trips and each one seems better than the last. I find the guides to be very helpful and personable. The guides provide the level of hands-on assistance each participant wants.

The accommodations are always good, taking into consideration what each particular destination has to offer. I plan to continue doing these trips with BCJ and can't recommend them highly enough."
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Katherine P.
"I have now been on 8 trips with Backcountry Journeys. I love traveling with this company, as I am a woman traveling alone, and all I have to do is show up and they take care of everything else.

They have wonderful, caring, helpful, FUN, and knowledgeable guides who make the days fly by. They get us to the best photography sites possible and are always willing to help with anything and answer all questions.

We stay in great places and there is always too much wonderful food! I have met other travelers on their trips who will be friends for life, plus the guides are more than guides--they become friends too. I know I will be doing more traveling with them in the future."
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