Explore the unimaginable

Namibia & botswana photo tour

Join us as we jet off to the highest sand-dunes in the world; see the white elephants of Etosha; feel the rush of door-off airplane flights over the Okavango Delta: adventurous photo tours don’t get better than this!


Tour overview

Join us as we go to two of my favourite countries in Southern Africa: be a part of the Namibia & Botswana Photo Tour!

Photograph the highest sanddunes in the world in Sossusvlei, the beautiful white elephants of Etosha, the Okavango Delta wetlands and the wilderness of Chobe National Park. We’ll explore all that and more during this photo tour: the ultimate combination of wildlife, landscape and culture!

In the Namibia & Botswana photo tour we’ll go from driving through deep sand and sailing over the water in motorboats to slowly cruising through the channels in a local wooden canoe called a Mokoro. Botswana will see us flying low over the delta in an open-door helicopter and adventuring in a 4×4.  Travel photographers and aspirational enthusiasts alike, come and experience the greatest photo tour of your life.

Countless elephants, crocodiles, hippo, lions, leopards, bokkies, fabulous birds and dozens of other animals will cross our path. This, combined with the immersion into the culture of the local inhabitants as well as the amazing landscapes makes this tour perfectly suited for non-photographers too!

  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"


Not included:

  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

How experienced do I need to be?

It doesn’t matter! Our tours are all about the nature, wildlife and photography, and we travel with guests of all skill-levels. Whether you are a pro or just a beginner, we would love to have you on one of our Photo Tours!

We take the necessary time to teach you how to take the perfect wildlife and nature photos. We only start taking snaps ourselves when all of our guests are happy and comfortable with their own cameras. Until that moment, we are there to support you and give you advice!

When you book your Photo Tour with us, you will receive our “Guide to Ultimate Wildlife & Nature Photography", which will help you prepare for the trip of a lifetime. On the first night of the actual trip we will issue the same in a hard copy version – it’ll come in handy when we are out in the bush!

My partner doesn't take photos. Can he/she come along?

Although our Photo Tours are, as the name suggests, centred around photography, we would absolutely love to welcome your partner if he or she would like to join us.

However, it is important to note that the focus of our tour guides will be on those who are taking photos. That said, with the stunning surroundings in which we’ll be immersed, the tours are just as enjoyable for those who don’t want to take photos all the time.

Besides this, we will have the loan equipment with us as well. If it’s not already in use, we can guarantee you that your partner won’t be able to resist the temptation of trying to take some shots him/herself as well!

What do I need to bring?

There are some key items you have to bring, such as your camera gear, clothing suitable for the season of the tour, and some other basic items. When you book your Photo Tour with us, we will send you a packing list based on the specific tour, which will help you prepare and ensure nothing is left behind.

I don't have my own camera gear.

You don’t need professional camera gear to join our Photo Tour. However, a DSLR camera with zoom lens will come in very handy.

Remember, you can use our loan equipment (a canon DSLR body, free of charge!) and play with our professional lenses on our tours. Please let us know before you book if you would like to borrow a camera, since we only have limited availability and don’t want to disappoint anybody.

Last but not least, we also have guests joining our tours who don’t take photos at all. They just join us for the amazing nature, fabulous atmosphere and once-in-a-lifetime experience!

How do I book my Photo Tour?

Simply contact us via one of the options below:

– Send an email to [email protected]

– Call us on +791 5 66 263 831 (I’m a Dubai-based photographer, so the number calls out to Dubai. Please feel free to use FaceTime if you want to avoid the call fees)

– Fill out this contact form

Once you’ve let us know you are interested, we will send you all the information you need to book your Photo Tour!

Are Photo Tours safe?

Absolutely. Photo Tours are safe as long as you listen to the professional guides and rangers. They are in charge on our tours. Keep in mind that we are in nature and animals can always behave in an unpredictable way, but risks are kept to a minimum wherever possible.

If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact us so we can personally answer any questions you may have about safety.

I travel alone. Do I have to share a room?

You don’t have to share a room, but it is the standard option for our tours. If you’d prefer a room to yourself, this will come at an additional cost. Please refer to the pricing section of each specific Photo Tour for full details.

We do recommend sharing a room with someone else. We’ve learnt from experience that people sharing a room develop a very special friendship. Sharing such an amazing trip with someone you don’t know creates a bond you won’t experience if you opt to stay by yourself.

Room-mates are always chosen based primarily on gender, but we can’t guarantee same-sex sharing as this depends on the mix of guests with which we will travel.

When do I have to pay for my Photo Tour?

To secure your spot on one of our Photo Tours, an initial payment of 20% is due. A further 30% is due 180 days prior to the tour, and the remaining 50% is due 90 days prior to departure. Paid amounts are non-refundable.

What brands of camera do you support?

We make use of Canon camera gear ourselves, but we welcome all brands of cameras on our tours. CanonNikonSony or any other brand – they’re all welcome with us!

Which languages do you speak?

English is the main language of our tours. Since we travel with people from all over the world, it is important to have a basic understanding of the English language (it is the most universal and easily accepted for this type of adventure). Since Krijn is from a Dutch heritage, he is fluent in Dutch as well.

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.

Superb hospitality:

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.


Register your interest for this Photo Tour now! As this is a very popular Photo Tour, spaces fill up fast once the dates are announced. By registering your interest you will be the first to know when bookings open. Please note there will be NO obligation to book this tour by registering your interest.

Experience nature the way you should

"It is truly magical to see the dunes change colour at sunrise"


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