Nine Days. Three Camps. Infinite Views.

Namibia is a fantasy world of eerie deserts, giant dunes… and even bigger surprises; and our fully-escorted photographic journey with Colin Prior means you can enjoy one of our very favourite African journeys and learn how to capture every single magical moment perfectly.

Departure date: 3 December 2015

Current tour status: Places available

Your itinerary at a glance

3 December 2015 / Fly overnight from London Heathrow to Windhoek (other international departures available).

4 December 2015/ Arrive in Windhoek, charter flight onwards to Serra Cafema in the Hartmann Valley, via Doro Nawas, stay 2 nights at Serra Cafema in a Tented Room.

6 December 2015/ Charter flight from Serra Cafema to Hoenib, stay 3 nights at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp in a Standard Room.

9 December 2015/ Charter flight from Hoanib to Little Kulala in the Namib Desert via Doro Nawas and Swakopmund, stay 3 nights at Little Kulala in a Tented Room.

12 December 2015/ Little Kulala to London Heathrow, via Windhoek.

13 December 2015/ Arrive back in the UK (other international departures available).


From £7750 per person (single travellers)

From £6750 per person (based on two adults sharing).

Prices include:

  • Fully-escorted tour of Namibia by Colin Prior.
  • All photography workshops.
  • 8 nights’ accommodation including all meals, local drinks and scheduled activities.
  • Charter flights in between all three camps.
  • Private vehicles for the group.
  • Full day fly-in excursion to the Skeleton Coast (weather permitting).
  • Balloon flight over the Sossuvlei dunes.

Prices exclude:

  • International flights (guide price for round-trip international economy class flights UK–Windhoek–UK is £1180 per person). Please speak to your Travel Director regarding all international flight arrangements.

  • All other items not mentioned above.

  • Alternative flight arrangements and flight upgrades will be subject to availability and may have a supplementary cost.

Please note:

Charter flights may be either on scheduled services or on a private basis subject to the numbers on the tour.

Baggage allowance on the charter flights is 20 kilos in soft bags including hand luggage.

Private vehicles have been arranged for our group to explore and photograph each region.


Your Itinerary

8 nights from Hartmann Valley to the Namib Desert


We guarantee you'll never forget Namibia. It makes a big impression… and we mean BIG! With only two million people in Africa's fifth largest country, there's an overwhelming sense of space.

Touching down in Windhoek, the capital, you'll pick up a charter flight to the Hartmann Valley at the heart of the Namib Desert, a swathe of coastal land dried by the offshore currents taking moisture out to sea. It's the world's oldest desert, a vast sea of red sand with the world's highest dunes and a surreal, almost-lunar landscape (apparently the Apollo astronauts trained here).

First stop is Serra Cafema, an oasis in one of Africa's most remote places, surrounded by shady trees on the banks of the Kunene River, the only permanent water source in the region. It's an odd sensation, falling asleep to the sound of rushing water while exploring the stark and unforgiving landscape by day.

​This is also where the continent's last true nomads, the Himba People, live; and you may get to visit their settlement if they're in the area when you visit.

For a seemingly-lifeless wilderness, it's surprisingly rich in wildlife – with elephants, lions, rhino and giraffes as well as  gemsbok, springbok and Hartmann's mountain zebra. The river hosts a large population of Nile crocodiles while Burchell's Courser and Benguela Long-billed Lark are among the characteristic bird species found here – plus some of the weirdest plants too!

Days 1 to 3

Hartmann Valley


Photographic Highlights

  • Unique landscapes

  • Himba people

  • Game viewing

The Skeleton Coast is truly a bewitching area with an historic coastline, mountains, vast plains and dry riverbeds, all brimming with incredible desert-adapted plant and animal life, despite the avid environs,

Located on the Hoanib River in the northern part of the private Palmwag Concession, your home for the next three​ nights, the Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, straddles both the Palmwag area and the Skeleton Coast National Park.

Daily scheduled activities mean you'll get the chance to explore all the wonders of this area; unravel the enigmatic history of the original Strandlopers (Beachcombers), their stone circles lying in hidden valleys; study the ancient Welwitschia plant, and savour those endless landscapes stretching out over hundreds of miles. ​

Days 4 to 6

Hoanib Skeleton Coast

Photographic Highlights

  • Full day at the dramatic Skeleton Coast with its stunning landscape, shipwrecks and marine life

  • Explore the Hoanib riverbed and its adapted wild- and plant life.

Days 7 to 9


Due to its setting amongst one of the world's most fragile ecosystems this camp is also eco-friendly so your stay here will a minimal impact on the stunning environment.

Furthermore an in-house training programme ensures the local communities are empowered and able to contribute to sustainable development of their areas.

And of course the views here are to-die-for, looking out over stunning yet rugged scenery so you'll have the perfect muse for your photographic explorations, as well as all the luxuries and amenities you need for an unforgettable stay.

Sossusvlei is situated within the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world, characterised by huge dunes and flat valley floors and Little Kulala provides the perfect gateway to the Sossuvlei's iconic sights. With exquisite décor, natural light and innovative bleached decks, the camp merges seamlessly into the timeless desert landscape, and is the absolute embodiment of the luxury desert experience.

By day you'll witness sparsely-distributed wildlife such as ostrich, springbok, oryx, spotted and brown hyaena, and bat-eared fox, while by night the camp’s astronomy telescope is perfectly positioned to observe the seemingly-endless, clear night sky and its carpet of stars.

The spectacular towering red dunes of Sossusvlei are astonishing… but the real highlight will be when you hop aboard your hot-air balloon to photograph them from above, a fitting end to a fascinating and enchanting tour.

Photographic Highlights

  • The spectacular, giant sand dunes of Sossusvlei flanked by moon-like dry pans.

  • Sesriem Canyon.

  • Floating silently over the quiet dunes of Sossusvlei in a hot-air balloon.



Hartmann's Valley

It takes a while to get here, it's so remote; but oh-so-special. The drive from the airstrip is beautiful, as is the unexpected green 'oasis' by the river which is the gorgeous camp.

Images courtesy of Wilderness Safaris


Etosha National Park


Accessible only by light aircraft, and flanked to the east and west by rugged hills, this camp looks out over stunning, starkly beautiful scenery with all the luxuries and amenities to make for an unforgettable stay.


Namib Desert


What's more romantic than lying back in your bed, gazing up at millions of stars, surrounded by total tranquility? We guarantee you've never seen sky so clear, and each of the thatch and canvas chalets has rooftop 'skybed' for perfect viewing.

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