Experience a sunrise over the highest sand dunes in the world. See the colours come to life from the dark, turning the dunes from black to a brilliant orange glow...
Photograph the tree silhouettes in the Dead Valley in Sossusvlei...
Be mesmerized by millions upon millions of stars when we indulge in astro photography, including star-trails and the milky way...
Meet and greet local tribes in their native village. As far as culture photography goes, you won’t experience anything better than this...
Photograph 4 of the Big 5 in Etosha National Park, a spectacular location where all animals are covered in a layer of white salt dust. Later on in the tour, we will meet the fifth member of the Big 5...
Fly over the Okavango Delta in our door-off airplane, allowing for sensational photos...
Slowly drift through the Okavango Delta channels, photographing snorkling elephant, stunning birdlife and other game...
Take in the wilderness of Chobe National Park, where we will be on the lookout for large prides of lions and be treated to countless interactions with elephants...
All accommodation (based on twin-share rooms) from the day
you arrive until the day you leave
2 nights in a 5 star tented camp inside Sossusvlei
3 nights in 5 star luxury safari lodge at Etosha National Park
3 nights in a 5 star tented camp in the Okavango Delta
3 nights in a 5 star safari lodge in the wild Savuti area of Chobe National Park
All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks)
All drinks, both alcoholic (basic beers, wines and spirits) and non-alcoholic
Private local transportation, including 4x4, private plane, boat and Mokoro
Entry fees to all national parks, game reserves and conservation areas
Your private photo guide, with daily one-on-one photo reviews and education
The Krijn van der Giessen photography “Guide to Utimate Wildlife & Nature Photography"
International flights to Windhoek and from Kasane
Tips for local guides
Spending money for personal expenses
Premium wines, beers & spirits
Travel insurance (compulsory for all photo tour guests)
Photography equipment (you can make use of our loan equipment - first come, first serve)
More details will follow later in 2018
We start where others stop:
The reasons why you should join one of our Photo Tours are endless. When you travel with us, you are guaranteed loads of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We focus fully on photography, and pride ourselves on the fact that we start where others stop.
We travel in small groups (8 people maximum, though smaller) of like-minded photographers. This ensures plenty of focus on you as an individual, and gives us the opportunity to ensure you’ll always have a window seat in our vehicles. We book small and exclusive accommodation which allows for uninterrupted views and plenty of candid photography opportunities.
We absolutely love great food and luxury accommodation, so our Photo Tours are filled with it! Your personal photographic guide Krijn doesn’t have the title of the best photo tour operator for nothing. Although he has over 15 years experience as a nature, wildlife and culture photographer, Krijn also has over a decade of international hospitality management under his belt.
For these reasons combined we go the extra mile to ensure we stay in unique lodges and serve up something delicious and, where possible, local. Picture seafood buffets on the beach, spit grills in the bush, home-made breads and some great bottles of wine and you’ll get an idea of the food we usually enjoy. We also cater to any dietary needs and requirements you may have.
We always travel with local and highly experienced guides and rangers. This not only ensures you will be treated to the finest and ‘off the beaten track’ locations, but it also gives us the opportunity to customise the experience for you.
Learn from Krijn's experience as travel photographer. In the past years he travelled through over 50 countries, in search of the perfect photos and exciting new locations for our photo tours.
At the end of each day, we will share our opinion about the photos taken that day. Professional advice is given to help you improve your skills, or just to help you get that second pair of eyes to encourage a different angle. How much advice you’d like to receive, as well as how in-depth you’d like to go is completely up to you.
Our tours are mainly focused on photography, but what is life without a bit of fun? It’s one of the most important reasons we
want you to travel with us! Together we will share our experiences around a bonfire, we’ll shoot star trails, engage in light painting, fly in open-door helicopters and, once the day is done, unwind with a hot beverage and a board game or two.
Sustainable & ethical:
Sustainable travel is key: wherever we go, we only leave our footprints. As much as possible, we try to offset carbon emissions
and work together with local specialists. Besides that, we believe in ethical travel: we never feed animals to lure them in our direction, but rather go to areas with naturally high animal populations.
All skill levels:
We love to travel with all levels of photographers, from beginners to experts. At the end of the day it is all about the overall experience, and not about how good your photography skills may be. We encourage the group to assist each other in attempting and experimenting with new techniques. Krijn will personally help you become a more confident photographer – building on your strengths and helping you improve your weak points.