Himba Tribes and Desert Adapted Wildlife in the Hoanib Valley
In a country jam-packed with vast, spectacularly beautiful landscapes, Kaokoland may just be the most incredible of them all. Deep in north-western Namibia, the area is filled with towering mountains, sand dunes, and vast expanses of desert, scattered with unique wildlife and the nomadic Himba settlements. It’s also one of Namibia’s most remote, wild environments that few will get the opportunity to experience in a lifetime. Our camp is an elegant, intimate affair that will immerse you in the wilds of the desert. Its rooms blend seamlessly with the environment, offering a simple aesthetic that matches the rugged landscape down to a tee.
Andy Williams and Richard Bernabe will share photography techniques on portraiture, landscapes, and wildlife, help you create incredible images, and have loads of fun too! We’ll feature our signature image reviews and post-processing instruction, of course. This extension to our Namibia Safari is all-inclusive, so you don't have to worry about paying for anything, so you can focus on photography and the magic of wild Namibia.
June 17–21, 2021
Itinerary and General Information
June 17, 2021: This morning we have a short drive to the nearby airstrip to board the light aircraft flight to one of the remotest parts of Kaokoland. Our guides will meet you on arrival at the Orutjandja Airstrip and for transfer through the scenic landscapes to the secluded Hoanib Valley Camp, a joint venture between the local community and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. Afternoon at leisure, with the option to head out on a walk or nature drive, if desired.
June 18–19, 2021: The Hoanib Valley Camp is our home base as we learn about the Giraffe Conservation Foundation and the cutting-edge giraffe research being conducted in this area. Your local lodge guides will also take you to visit local Himba communities, one of the last remote tribes in Namibia. You will learn about the customs and traditions of this very proud nation and will gain insight into their beliefs, way of life, and everyday routine. Taking images of the Himba Tribes is one of the most gratifying environmental portraiture moments in photography.
Hoanib Valley’s six guest tents blend almost entirely into the rugged environment. The tents’ design is inspired by the Hoanib—the rich ochre of the dunes, the geometric patterns of the Himba people, and the giraffe that inspired the project.
June 20, 2021: Scenic transfer back to the Orutjandja Airstrip after breakfast. Private charter flight back to Windhoek, and a final dinner at a favorite restaurant.
June 21, 2021: Today you will be transferred out to the Windhoek International Airport in time to check-in for your onward flight.
All meals and lodging during the workshop
All transportation throughout the workshop
Tips for camp staff and guides
Photographic guiding and instruction from two pros
Image reviews and post-processing instruction
Fun, inspiration, and a great time!
What’s Not Included?
Travel from your home to Windhoek Namibia, and back. Passport and visa fees, if any. Any meals and accommodations before or after the workshop dates. Medical Evacuation Insurance (required). Travel Medical and Trip Cancellation Insurance (optional, but recommended). Items of a personal nature. Helicopter rides. Alcoholic beverages. Anything not specifically listed as included.
Your non-refundable deposit of $2,995 will hold your place on this workshop. Final $4,000 non-refundable balance payment is due by March 1, 2021. All payments are non-refundable and this is why we recommend comprehensive travel insurance including trip cancelation. All of our other standard terms and conditions apply.
Need special payment arrangements for your deposit? No problem, just ask us.
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