This 12-day trip lead by Paul Zizka and Dave Brosha will take you around some of the major landmarks in Namibia where you will have the opportunity to explore and photograph vast sand dunes, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, spot wildlife and visit ghost towns.
NAMIBIA AT A GLANCE
- Sand Dunes
- Beautiful Deserts
- Amazing Coastlines
- Golden Sunsets
- Wildlife Viewing
- Dark Skies
YOUR OFFBEAT INSTRUCTORS
DAVE BROSHA // LEADER
Holding a passion for the world and an eye for the beauty it contains, Long Creek, Prince Edward Island based, award-winning commercial, personal, and adventure photographer Dave Brosha is on a continual journey to seek out and capture the beauty of this world – whether it’s the beauty of some of the most extreme and pristine environments in the world, or the beauty of some of a person’s most personal moments. In addition to living throughout northern Canada for much of his life, Dave – along with his beautiful wife, Erin, and three children – have also lived in Asia and have traveled extensively through both the many provinces and territories of their native country and numerous countries abroad.
PAUL ZIZKA // LEADER
Specializing in photographing in difficult conditions and hard-to-reach places, Paul has a passion for shooting alpine sports and backcountry experiences, capturing the spirit of adventurers and finding unusual angles of common mountain subjects. As a landscape photographer, he particularly enjoys the challenge of capturing nature’s beauty at night and the unique features that come with a dark sky – stars, Northern Lights and dramatic silhouettes. Paul’s award-winning photos have been featured in a variety of publications, including National Geographic, Maclean’s, Alpinist, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Islands, and Climbing magazine.
Subject to change. These are the high-points only; full itinerary to be provided to participants.
Day 1 – Monday, November 19:
Arrival and check-in at Windhoek, get together at 4:00pm for trip debriefing and prep. Participants will stay night #1 at the beautiful Hotel Pension Palmquell.
Day 2 – Tuesday, November 20:
Travel to the Quiver Trees area and photograph at sunset, camp in the area. Participants will also work on their astrophotography skills that evening.
Day 3 – Wednesday, November 21:
Travel to Kolmanskop area and overnight at Luderitz campsite. Photography along the Luderitz coastline including lighthouses and shipwrecks.
Day 4 – Thursday, November 22:
Photograph the famed Kolmanskop ghost town, both in the morning and at sunset.
Day 5 – Friday, November 23:
Leave for Sossuvlei & Deadvlei area for sunset and night shooting. Overnight camping in the area (Day 5 and 6).
Day 6 – Saturday, November 24:
Explore Sossuvlei & Deadvlei area, early climb to Big Daddy or Dune 45. Mid day break, and night shooting.
Day 7 – Sunday, November 25:
Leave for Swakopmund area. Hotel “refresh” day and the opportunity for participants to explore the scenic seaside Swakopmund area, including visits to shops and the opportunity to sneak in a restaurant meal.
Day 8 – Monday, November 26:
Explore Sandwich Harbour, town and areas in and around Swakopmund.
Day 9 – Tuesday, November 27:
Leave for Spitzkoppe, explore Spitzkoppe area.
Day 10 – Wednesday, November 28:
Leave for Etosha area for wildlife photography/viewing. Overnight camping in the area (Day 10, 11).
Day 11 – Thursday, November 29:
Explore Etosha area, wildlife photography. Celebratory group dinner.
Day 12 – Friday, November 30:
Leave for Windhoek. Workshop officially ends at 3pm,
NOTE: The itinerary can and will change based on weather conditions, among other factors. Participants are expected to be flexible to the group’s needs.
INS AND OUTS
- One-on-one and group photography instruction from Paul Zizka, Dave Brosha, Aaron Von Hagen, Colleen Gara and Jon Handforth.
- All transportation within Namibia in Camper Trucks with up to 4 people per truck
- All accommodation within Namibia, from start of the workshop in Windhoek on November 19, 2018 until the check-out date of Friday, November 30, 2018 (workshop ends at 3pm on Friday, November 30). First night accommodation: shared rooms at a hotel, and rooftop camping at campsites and one hotel night for the remainder of the trip.
- Groceries covered in workshop fee but participants expected to pitch in with food preparation and clean-up, daily. Participants will be able to pick groceries suitable to their dietary needs but individual meal prep will be left to each participant, individually. Several celebratory milestone meals to be included.
What’s Not Included:
- Flights to Namibia
- Any alcoholic beverages
- Travel Insurance
Please visit our FAQs for more information on What to Bring, our Physical Ratings and Photography Levels.
Please note that this is an adventure workshop and that all participants are expected to share rooftop tents with other travellers. In order to visit all the locations listed and maximize the experience, they will be a significant amount of driving in fully equipped vehicles with up to 4 people. Overnight camping will be done at assigned campsites which provide bathroom facilities.
IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR YOU?
Physical Rating – MODERATE: The workshop will include several short 3-4 kilometre hikes over uneven terrain such as sand dunes and desert areas. There is nothing technical involved, but participants should be comfortable and prepared to walk and/or climb areas in high temperatures with a backpack for periods of up to an hour at a time.
Photography Level – ALL: This workshop is open to both amateur and professional photographers.
See these ratings described in our FAQs.
It is not only advised but required that participants have trip cancellation and interruption insurance, including medical insurance and emergency medical transport coverage (proof required within 4 months of departure). By purchasing a spot you are acknowledging that you accept these conditions.
Non-Refundable Deposit: CAD $1,688 + Eventbrite Fee
Payment #2: CAD $1,688 – February 1st, 2017
Payment #3: CAD $1,687 – May 1st, 2017
Payment #4: CAD $1,687 – August 1st, 2017
Spots are non-refundable but are transferrable (i.e. if the participant is able to find someone else to take their spot and can sell/transfer the spot to a new participant, this is acceptable).