20 May 2009

Back from Namibia

New tourdates already planned for 2010 - We have just returned from this year's Namibia Untamed photo tour. Winter had arrived early in Namibia, so it wasn't as hot as last year and we even had to wear our sweaters and long pants most of the time.

"Many thanks for such a fantastic itinerary on the Namibia Untamed tour. You combined great photographic opportunities with a most memorable holiday experience."
-Kah Kit Yoong, Australia

We made some minor adjustments to the itinerary to make it an even better trip. The red dunes of Sossusvlei were as impressive as always, and this year we were treated with a remarkable amount of great oryx sightings - we even had one walking in Deadvlei!

"Perfectly organised trip to some very well and some little known photographic spots in beautiful Namibia. It improved my skills and my photographic way of looking and photograph landscape and detail in the landscape. Marsel and Daniëlla make sure that you are at the right spot at the most beautiful light of the day."
-Evelien Schermer, The Netherlands

The early morning flight in the microlight over the dunes was once again one of the unforgettable highlights of the tour; no matter where you pointed your camera, great shots were inevitable! A new element was the night at Spitzkoppe, camping under the stars, which were amazing!

We tried shooting star trails during the night, so we didn't get much sleep, but got some great shots in return.

"An exceptional tour. Well balanced and would suit everyone from beginner to advanced. Stunning scenery, fantastic locations, and the planning was perfect. Long days but well worth it!
I certainly could not have achieved the same results by visiting Namibia by myself. Thank you so much for the most memorable photographic trip of my life. I wholeheartedly recommend this trip to everyone."
-Tony McLean, UK

In Etosha, we spent the evening at the waterhole watching no less than 7 rhinos (including the highly endangered black rhino), 10 giraffes, 2 elephants and countless zebras drinking and enjoying the water. On the game drive the next morning, we saw enormous herds of zebra and a lot or other plains game. Towards the end of the morning we spend time at a herd of 24 elephants, with quite a few playful little ones - the perfect end to a perfect trip! We would like to thank all participants for making this such a wonderful tour!

"As a complete beginner with no prior knowledge of photography I did not think I would be able to participate much and that was not the case - I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learned a lot from Marsel's reviews and workshops. Daniëlla is a great organiser and nurturer! Thank you both for a wonderful trip. I am very inspired to go further and learn more..."
-Luana, South Africa