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Namibia Photo Tour [12D11N]

Like no other continent in the world, Namibia offers breathtaking scenery, unparalleled wildlife, and rich cultures.

If you’re dreaming of travelling in Africa but have no idea where to go first, head to Namibia. It’s one of the safest and least intimidating countries. Not only is Namibia safe and easy to travel through, but it also has just as much to offer as other countries in Africa. Head to National Park and you’ll get to drive alongside elephants, giraffes, lions, black rhinos, and more.

You can hit up the Namibian desert for sand dune climbing at sunrise. There are beaches and coastlines full of shipwrecks to explore. The darkest skies in the world are in Namibia, so the Milky Way is always shining brightly above your head at night.

Fees:
SGD $8,500 /pax based on twin room sharing
SGD $10,000 /pax based on single room accommodation


Please email to cia@canon.com.sg for your interest.

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- Name (as of passport):
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Upon receiving your email, you will be advised on how to make payment directly to our license tour agent for this trip - Unusual Expedition (TA 02513)

- Exclusive/Private Vehicle transfer
- Hotel Accomodation
- Tour Guide
- Entrance Fees
- All transportation in destination location
- All meals as stated in Itinerary

- Return International Air Ticket
- Return Domestic Air Ticket
- Guide Service Fee - US10 per day
- Driver Service Fee
- Any Private Expenses
- Room Service Fees
- Porter Services
- Visa Fees (If Applicable)
- Beverages / Alcohol during meals
- Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory – Self Purchased)
- Photography Setup Fee (if applicable)

Day 1 Windhoek (D)
Arrival at the Windhoek International Airport where you will be met by your English-speaking tour guide and transfer to town. First check in at the Hotel. In the afternoon enjoy a city tour of Windhoek. Historic sites to visit are the “Christus Kirche” the “Alte Feste”, Reiterdenkmal & the Tintenpalast just to mentioned a few. The main street is a walk through by gone days and has a large variety of interesting stores, bookshops and craft markets. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2 Sossusvlei, NamibRand Nature Reserve (B, L, D)
After breakfast we depart to Sossusvlei, 365 kilometres south-west of Windhoek (about 5.5 hours). Once you have checked into your lodge, the rest of the day is at your leisure until the late-afternoon nature drive sets out. Explore the unique Namib-Naukluft by 4×4 over the endless grassy plains and awe-inspiring mountain formations. Uncover the ancient hunting spots of the indigenous San people and spot the small and large animals of the desert. Feed your soul with the clear skies, desert plains and endless wilderness. Having been named Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve, it is one of the least light-polluted areas in the world, so don’t miss this excellent star gazing opportunity.

Day 3 Sossusvlei, NamibRand Nature Reserve (B, L, D)
Today you’ll make an early start to beat the Namibian heat. You’ll take a tour of the world famous Sossusvlei and Deadvlei, getting a chance to walk up and down a dune or two and take photographs. You’ll learn a bit about the wildlife that inhabits the dunes and how it has adapted to survive in this arid environment. The rest of the day is at your leisure, either to laze at the swimming pool with its vast vistas over the Namibian landscape, or to relax in your room. You could also explore the red sand dunes by quad bike (subject to availability only); Sossusvlei has some of the highest dunes in the world. The lodge has an observatory and resident astronomer who can help you unravel the mysteries of the Southern Hemisphere’s night skies.

Day 4 Swakopmund (B, L, D)
After breakfast we depart from Sossusvlei Desert Lodge via Solitaire, the Kuiseb Canyon and through the Namib Naukluft Park where you will be shown the ancient Welwitschia mirabilis. You will also view the moon landscape before proceeding to Swakopmund, The rest of the afternoon at leisure. Dinner at local Restaurant included.

Day 5 Swakopmund (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we leave for Walvis Bay. At 08h45 check in at Sandwich Harbour Office and we board a boat for a 3-hour boat trip. During this time, we will see and have the opportunity to observe the many seabird species. Seals and dolphins soon become a topic of conversation as they accompany the boat on its journey. The 4×4 vehicles and Guides will be waiting for you to take you to the Namib Desert for a Sandwich Harbour 4×4 Excursion to see the Saltpans, the Kuiseb River Delta, the Sandwich Harbour Area and – if weather and tides allow for it – the Sandwich Harbour Lagoon. Lunch will be served on the beach or in the dunes. We return to Walvis Bay and proceed to Swakopmund.

Day 6 Twyfelfontein (B, L, D)
Depart Swakopmund and drive northwards along the coast past the lichen fields to Henties Bay and onward to Cape cross where we visit the Seal Colony. After the visit we return to Henties Bay and onward to Uis and your night’s accommodation at the Twyfelfontein Country Lodge.

Day 7 Sesfontein (B, L, D)
After breakfast we depart we view the Twyfelfontein rock paintings and rock engravings. Continue from here to your night’s accommodation at the Khowarib Lodge. In the afternoon we join a Himba Excursion offered by the lodge.

Day 8 Sesfontein (B, L, D)
In the morning, unforgettable visit to the Himba village, learning about their nomadic way of life. Unique opportunity to observe exotic culture and customs. The Himba are a tribe of semi-nomadic pastoralis, who inhabit the Kaokoland, in northern Namibia. They have clung to their traditions, and the beautiful Himba women are noted for their orange-colored skin, intricate hairstyles and traditional jewelry. Himba men and women wear few clothes, apart from a loin cloth or goat-skin mini-skirt, they rub their bodies with mixture of red ochre and animal fat to protect themselves against sun, insects and to condition their skin. It gives Himba’s skin characteristic rich, red color. Himba jewelry is made from iron, animal skin or shell, and due to the intricate designs, have become very popular among the visiting tourists. Visit at the Himba village creates superb opportunity for spectacular ethnic photography! Departure from the Lodge, and check in to another private reserve where we do a close up cheetah photography.

Day 9 Erindi (B, L, D)
After breakfast we travel to the National Park. Full day game drives to explore Private Game Reserve. Instead of joining a normal game drive, we will use a telemetry qualified guide who tracks tagged animals for the other game drives to view. Less time is spent looking at the diversity of species & more time is aimed at reaching high points to look for larger tagged species. Tagged animals including lion, elephant, cheetah, pangolin, serval, honey‐badger, brown & spotted hyena and others.

Day 10 Erindi (B, L, D)
The “Bushmen”. these people live solely off the land and the Cwi Cwi families at Erindi still follow their disappearing traditions. We will visit their village and be part of their every day cultures & traditions. After lunch, we will departure from the lodge to Windhoek. Arrival in the afternoon at your night accommodation in the Hilton Hotel.

Day 11 Windhoek (B, L, D)
Departure from the Lodge via Outjo, Otjiwarongo and Okahandja to Windhoek. Arrival in the afternoon at your nights’ accommodation in the Hilton Hotel.

Day 12 Windhoek (B)
Transfer to Windhoek International Airport for your flight departure from Namibia.

Suggested flight details & flight carrier: Qatar Airways (https://www.qatarairways.com)
Meeting Place: Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport, Namibia

Departure Flight no:QR947 + QR1373 //01 June 2019
SIN( 21:20 )→WDH( 10:40 +1 )19 hrs 20mins

Return Flight no: QR1374 + QR946 //12 June 2019
WDH( 12:40 )→SIN( +1 15:45 ) 21 hrs 05mins

Tour will end at 1200hrs local time at Hosea Kutako International Airport, Namibia.

Unusual Expedition Pte Ltd.

TA License: 02513

  • Workshop is OPEN to the general public.
  • Tour package is quoted based on a minimum of 8 participants.
  • Should there be a decrease in the group size, a new price will be advised.
  • Tour price is quoted without checking on the availability of hotel rooms and air seats.
  • Tour price is stipulated to change should there be any increase land costs and fluctuation in exchange rates.
  • Registration must be via this website and seats will only be confirmed upon full payment on a first-come-first-served basis. No reservation would be considered.
  • Payment must be made directly to our license tour operator for this trip - Unusual Expedition Pte Ltd. TA License: 02513, on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Payment details will be advised once we have received your online registration.
  • Participants must follow the designated itinerary strictly, during the official programme hours. The detailed itinerary will be sent to you upon confirmation of your participation.
  • Participants must bring their own cameras. As reviews and critiques of the shots can only be carried out in digital format, all participants are encouraged to bring a digital camera.
  • Participants are required to observe the laws and regulations of the host country.
  • Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. shall not be held responsible for any infringements of the law by any participant attending the workshop.
  • Participants would be required to sign an indemnity form for the workshop.
  • Participants who are below 18 years must get parental / guardian consent to attend the workshop.
  • Should the workshop be cancelled in the event of unexpected circumstances, Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. will make a refund to all confirmed participants.
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Thank you for your interest. For further enquires please email to cia@canon.com.sg