Rodney O'Callaghan Photography

Namibia Photography Tours & Workshops

A photo safari through the incredible landscape and wildlife of Africa

Spectacular landscapes & Culture

Photograph the alluring landscapes, wildlife & culture of Namibia

Explore Namibia’s iconic landmarks and immerse yourself in one of Africa’s finest landscapes, its fascinating culture and beautiful wildlife. Namibia encapsulates the quintessence of Africa, featuring vast landscapes adorned with a palette of vivid colours, breathtaking vistas of towering sand dunes, mountains, and deserts. This magnificent terrain guarantees that a photo safari in Namibia offers a truly unique and exceptional experience, unlike any other in Africa.

Workshop Essentials

Accommodation

Accommodation is included in the price of the tour from start to finish.

Group Size

I keep all my groups small to ensure everyone gets the time they need.

Transport

Transport is included on all tour days in a 4x4 all terrain vehicle, which will get us easily and safely to all the locations.

Scenery

This workshop offers the opportunity to explore the incredible landscape, wildlife and culture of Namibia.

Deadvlei, Namibia

Stark deserts

Spreading across Botswana, South Africa and Namibia, the Kalahari meaning ‘the great thirst’ is an exceptionally beautiful living desert. The landscape is characterised by a large semi-arid sandy savannah draped over a gently rolling inland sea of sand.

In Namibia, we will visit the Sossusvlei desert, a huge clay pan, enclosed by giant sand dunes. Some of the spectacular hills of sand are, at a height of 325 metres, the highest in the world. Also, the Dead Pan (Deadvlei) is a large ghostly expanse of dried white Clay, punctuated by Skeletons of ancient camelthorn trees, about 600 years old.

Otherworldly landscapes

Namibia’s Quiver Tree forest, whose wonderful spiky branches make stunning photography subjects.

These unique trees, also known as Aloe dichotoma, stand tall amidst the arid landscapes of the Namib Desert, creating a surreal and otherworldly atmosphere. The distinctive shape of the quiver trees, with their branching limbs and smooth, silvery bark, offers endless opportunities for creative compositions.

As the sun sets, casting its warm glow over the desert, the quiver trees seem to come alive, their intricate forms contrasting beautifully against the golden hour light. 

Namibia’s low population density and clear, dark skies also make it an ideal location for astrophotography

Quiver Tree Forest, Namibia. Namibia Photography Tour & Workshop.
Cheetah in Namibia

Cheetah Excursion with Sundowner

This activity allows one the opportunity to come up close to the cheetah and get some lovely intimate photos. The guide will provide interesting facts about this incredible cat and the history of the cheetahs in their care.

In association with CCF(cheetah conservation fund), bagatelle are the custodians of the cheetahs, which are kept in a 12 hectare enclosure. Unable to fend for themselves, the three orphans namely, Ralf, Etosha, and Tuano are fed and cared lovingly by them here at bagatelle.

After this, a sundowner on the dune will await you, with refreshments and a Namibian snack, while enjoying a breath taking sunset in the Kalahari.

Fascinating Culture

The Kalahari is also the last bastion of the indigenous San people with the modern world having enveloped all the other areas they once roamed.

At a traditional Bushman village, we will meet the family who will present you with how they used to store water in ostrich eggs, plants for medicinal use, setting up traps, the making of ostrich and bead jewellery, etc. This is really an experience packed with photo opportunities.

Bushman in Namibia

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