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2023 – Wildlife of Namibia’s Waterholes Photography Holiday

May 6, 2023 - May 14, 2023

£3999
  • Wildlife of

    Namibia's Waterholes

    Join David Miles in Namibia for this 8 night photography trip to Etosha National Park.

    Travel through Namibia, taking photo opportunities with bat-eared fox, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, hyena, impala, jackal, leopard, lion, oryx, rhino, springbok, warthog, zebra & more.

    6th - 14th May 2023

    £3999 per participant

    £800 deposit required to secure a place

    Group size: 5 - 6 participants - new.

    Bookings close: January 21, 2023

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    Wildlife of Namibia's Waterholes - £3999 per participant

    When
    6th - 14th May 2023
    Cost
    £3999 per participant
    Availability
    new
  • NaturesLens offers keen wildlife photographers the chance to capture images of the impressive wildlife of Etosha National Park, you will be photographing the wildlife of this massive area as they thrive in their natural habitat; the waterholes offer the area’s best opportunities for both large & small game sightings.
    Etosha National Park is home to some of the most common & at the same time some of the rarest wildlife species. Etosha means “place of dry water” & refers to a flat pan of about 5000 square kilometres which can be seen from space!
    Join NaturesLens to capture images of Wildlife of Namibia, in Namibia, during the Wildlife of Namibia’s Waterholes photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 8 night/9 day duration on a Full Board with Drinks Included, Non-Shared basis & costs £3999 per participant.
    The massive pan, that makes up Etosha National Park, provides a stunning, parched, silver-white backdrop of shimmering mirages to an area of semi-arid grassland & large camel thorn trees mixed with Mopani trees.
    The park boasts numerous waterholes, including both natural springs & fountains & others fed by human-made boreholes. During the dry winters, the wildlife relies on these waterholes scattered throughout the park, so sightings are far more reliable than anywhere else in Africa. Extensive treks of zebra & springbok can be seen mingling with oryx & bathing elephants at the larger waterholes. If we are lucky, we may even see rhino, elephant & lion drinking from the same pools.
    Four of the Big Five can be seen amongst the Wildlife of Namibia within Etosha National Park. The areas with thicker vegetation are home to elephants, black rhino & even leopard. The lions are camouflaged in the pale-golden colour of the savannah.
    The fleet-footed cheetah, rare black-faced impala, hyena, jackal, bat-eared fox, warthog & giraffe are just some of the other species that can be found here.
    We will stay in an intimate tented camp that is a study in contrasts. Textures such as stone, suede, linen & steel have been used to create a setting that is sleek & modern but also inherently of the earth. All the tents are situated around a busy waterhole, where the wildlife come to quench their thirst directly in front of your tent.
    The surrounding nature lends itself to long lazy afternoons spent relaxing on the sofas in the lounge watching the wildlife go by. When things heat up, cool down in the sparkling rim-flow swimming pool.
    With a stunning main building & just seven luxury tents with en-suite bathrooms providing private, exclusive accommodation for our guests, coupled with the warmest of hospitality, sumptuous meals & first-class guides, this is the perfect trip for photographers wishing to capture images of the wildlife of Namibia.
    The activities will be a mixture of traditional safari game drives & use of their fabulous water-level hide which has been placed in front of a waterhole offering a pretty impressive viewpoint & some fantastic photography of the wildlife of Namibia that comes to visit.
    Photographable Species: bat-eared fox, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, hyena, impala, jackal, leopard, lion, oryx, rhino, springbok, warthog, zebra

    Wildlife of Namibia’s Waterholes Photography Holiday Itinerary

    day 1

    overnight flight from london to johannesburg

    day 2

    mid-morning flight to windhoek, transfer to etosha national park, arriving at etosha national park for 6pm, overnight etosha

    day 3

    activities at etosha national park, overnight etosha

    day 4

    activities at etosha national park, overnight etosha

    day 5

    activities at etosha national park, overnight etosha

    day 6

    activities at etosha national park, overnight etosha

    day 7

    activities at etosha national park, overnight etosha

    day 8

    activities at etosha national park, overnight etosha

    day 9

    early departure from etosha national park, early afternoon flight to johannesburg

    One of the elephants – photographed from within the hide used during the NaturesLens Wildlife of Namibia’s Waterholes Photography Holiday
  • 25%

    Discount from Lenses For Hire on any lenses, or other camera equipment, that you require FOR this wildlife photography holiday.

    NaturesLens have partnered with Lenses For Hire to give you an exclusive discount on any lenses hired for any NaturesLens Wildlife Photography Holiday or Workshop.

    • Accommodation on a non-shared basis (with no single supplement payable)
    • Airport Transfers
    • All Drinks whilst at bush camps
    • All hide sessions & appropriate permits
    • All in-trip transportation
    • All photography sessions & appropriate permits
    • Food on a full board basis
    • Guaranteed Window Seat
    • Guidance & advice from our Photography Holiday Guide
    • Transportation between photographic locations
    • Any activities not listed on the itinerary
    • Flights
    • Meals not listed on the itinerary
    • Personal expenses of any type
    • Required Insurances
    • Sundries
    • Tips & Gratuities
    • Transportation to start location
    • Visas

    What our clients say

    • Alan - Calera - 2017

      Always good trips, with great photographic opportunities, & lots of camaraderie. Recommended!

    Make a Booking Enquiry
    To make a booking enquiry, please complete the form below & we will get back to you as soon as possible.
    You are making an enquiry for the Wildlife of Namibia’s Waterholes photography holiday, which is scheduled for the dates of 6th - 14th May 2023 & costs £3999 per participant

    , this photography holiday requires a deposit of, £800 to secure a place.
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    How to Book
    Before booking, it is important that you read the relevant photography holiday event page & our Booking Terms & Conditions. If you have any doubts regarding your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us.
    To book, simply click the relevant link from the event page on our website. You will then be sent a booking form & a copy of our terms & conditions. In order to secure your place on the selected photography holiday, simply complete the booking form with details of all persons travelling & holiday indemnity, in relevant cases, & return to us (either by email or by post) with confirmation that the deposit has been paid. Payments should be made via bank transfer.
    A deposit of 20% is required at the time of booking unless you are booking less than 90 days before departure. In this case, full payment of the photography holiday price is required.
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    Additional Notes
    NaturesLens photography holidays do not include flights unless it is explicitly stated on the event page. When it is time to book your flights, we will send you the details in plenty of time to allow for bookings at the best available price.
    The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
    NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the photography holiday may not go ahead. This photography holiday has a minimum participant level of 5 plus NaturesLens guide(s).
    In the event that the minimum number for a photography holiday to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given photography holiday. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
    Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.
    Please note the cuisine on many of the NaturesLens photography holidays is authentic & typical of the region in which you are travelling. International or western cuisine is often NOT available. If you have any concerns over the food arrangements or have any special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to making a booking.
    All personal luggage are the responsibility of the owner & we request that photography holiday participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag & tripod. We do not wish to appear dictatorial in this matter & the request is made to ensure space & comfort for everyone in our vehicles.
    NaturesLens & its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, & as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to substitute hotels, & other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to pass on to photography holiday particpants any additional & unplanned expenditure incurred during a photography holiday, via events beyond the control of NaturesLens. NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any photography holiday.
    Payment of deposit by photography holiday participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.
    All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.
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    Wildlife of Namibia’s Waterholes Photography Holiday Summary

    The Wildlife of Namibia’s Waterholes photography holiday is a photography holiday of 8 night/9 day duration, that costs £3999 per participant

    & takes place in Etosha National Park in Namibia, between the dates of 6th - 14th May 2023. It is ideal for photographing bat-eared fox, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, hyena, impala, jackal, leopard, lion, oryx, rhino, springbok, warthog, zebra & more. This photography holiday is led by David Miles for NaturesLens. The photography holiday is offered on a Full Board with Drinks Included, Non-Shared basis. Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 5 participants & a maximum of 6, plus David. We consider this to be an event of Easy level of exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this event, please contact us prior to making a booking enquiry. The photography holiday starts & ends at Windhoek. Transfers between Windhoek & Etosha National Park are included in the cost of this photography holiday, this photography holiday requires a deposit of £800 to secure a place.

    Wildlife of Namibia’s Waterholes Photography Holiday Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £800 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: February 6th, 2023*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: January 21st, 2023.
    • No-interest payment plan: we offer a no-interest payment plan for our photography holidays. Please enquire for details.
    • * Unless stated otherwise on our event booking form.

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    NaturesLens Ltd is a company committed to customer satisfaction & consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, & in accordance with The Package Travel & Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 all passengers booking with NaturesLens Ltd are fully insured for the initial deposit, & subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation form.
    The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of NaturesLens Ltd.  This insurance has been arranged by The Travel Vault in conjunction with Towergate Travel through Zurich Insurance PLC.

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  • Details

    Start:
    6th - 14th May 2023
    Cost:
    £3999 per participant
    Event Category:
    Website:
    https://natureslens.co.uk

    Location

    Namibia
    Etosha National Park, Namibia

    Guide

    David Miles
    Website:
    https://natureslens.co.uk/