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.

Location:

Namibia

Tuition:

$6,995

Dates:

June 17–21, 2021

Fitness Level:

Moderate
Be able to handle rough drives in Land Cruisers. Hikes in sand up to 1 mile

Availability:

Open for Registration
Limited to 8 Guests

It was a great workshop and I would like to thank Andy Williams for his constant and amazing instruction, he was great. The logistics, hotels, food, everything was perfect, so much attention to detail. This was my 6th workshop with Andy and Muench, and I’ll be back for more!
— Dan Chrenka, Slovenia '16, Italy '16, Muench Madness '15, Arches '15, Bug Sur '15, Glacier '13

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.

What’s Included

  • 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!

Whats 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.

Payment Terms

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.

Additional Information

This is an amazing opportunity to photograph one of the most remote, nomadic tribes in the world, don’t wait, click the “SIGN ME UP!” button now and we’ll see you in Namibia!