26.04.2022 - 07.05.2022

Exclusive Photo Safari with

  • Leica Ambassdor and 
  • UN-Changemaker

Marc Stickler

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With the best combination of local guides and photography know how, together we will have the most beautiful photo spots.

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Programme Flyer of the travel agency with a detailed day planning

This privately guided safari offers you the opportunity to get to know Namibia in a very personal way. With you is your professional and experienced safari guide who will enhance your enjoyment of this unique country by making it a fascinating stress-free journey of discovery amidst dramatic scenery.

The flyer presents the itinerary with the sights in great detail on 30 pages:

Services

Photographic support

Marc Stickler is a biologist who, through his scientific work with sharks, mountain gorillas and baboons, found his passion in photography and made it his profession. His camera is his tool for the conservation of nature and wildlife.

Marc is a lecturer at several universities and holds a chair at the University of Salzburg for Creative Photography.

His goal is to bring people closer to the beauty of nature through worldwide photography workshops in wildlife and underwater photography.
Marc is an international Leica Ambassador and his preferred system is the SL2S, for which he also managed the opening campaign.

Marc Stickler is on hand around the clock with advice on wildlife photography.

Local guides and photography

With the best combination of local guides and photography know-how, you will search and find the best photo spots.

The right times...

Besides the right places, the right times are also crucial for a successful photo, and Marc knows all about these, having travelled to Namibia since 2013.

Something for everyone...

Guaranteed to get your money’s worth, the photo safari will be a combination of landscape, wildlife and portrait photography.

Daily picture reviews

The discussion of the daily work is one of the fixed points of the photo safari. Every day there is a detailed picture discussion and recommendations for the coming day.

All Inclusive

It should be a carefree trip – you should concentrate entirely on photography and your experiences, we will take care of the rest – full board and drinks included!

Photography

Travel

You can find out the exact itinerary of the trip in our online pre-trip briefing. Please sign up for our list without any obligation and we will inform you about the upcoming dates around our Namibia Photo Safari 2022.

Travel plan

Dienstag, 26. April 2022

Arrival Windhoek, welcome by the safari guide and transfer to the booked accommodation: Galton House.

https://galtonhouse.com

Mittwoch, 27. April 2022

Windhoek / Sossusvlei
Pick-up by guide and drive south-west into the Namib Desert, check-in Dead Valley Lodge.

https://sunkarros.com/deadvalley.html

Donnerstag, 28. April 2022

Sossusvlei / Namib Desert

Morning Namib Naukluft National Park and picnic breakfast, rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Dead Valley Lodge.

Freitag, 29. April 2022

Sossusvlei / Namib Desert / Swakopmund

Drive to Swakopmund, optional fixed-wing aircraft flight from Sossusvlei to Swakopmund. Check-in at The Delight, the rest of the day is at leisure.

https://store.gondwana-collection.com/de/accommodation/the-delight-swakopmund

Samstag, 30. April 2022

Swakopmund

Transfer to Walvis Bay for a kayak tour off Pelican Point. Lunch at a local restaurant, dinner also at a local restaurant in town.

Overnight at The Delight.

Sonntag, 1. Mai 2022

Swakopmund / Damaraland

Safari Darmaland and drive to the next accommodation, arriving Onduli Ridge around afternoon and check-in.

https://ultimatesafaris.na/our-camps/camps/onduli-ridge

Montag, 2. Mai 2022

Damaraland
After breakfast 4×4 excursion in Damaraland, lunch at the camp or possibly picnic at the riverbed of the Huab River after consultation of all participants.

Overnight at Onduli Ridge.

Dienstag, 3. Mai 2022

Darmaland / Etosha National Park

Drive from the vast Damaraland to Etosha National Park. Arrive at Ongava Tended Camp for lunch. In the afternoon Ongava Game Drive.

https://ongava.com

Mittwoch, 4.- Donnerstag, 5. Mai 2022

Etosha National Park
Spend a full two days in the National Park with various explorations, time for relaxation and Ongava Game Reserve.

Overnight at Ongava Tended Camp.

Freitag, 6. Mai 2022

Etosha National Park / Windhoek

Journey through Namibia’s central highlands back to Windhoek. Overnight stay at Galton House.

https://galtonhouse.com

Samstag, 7. Mai 2022

Journey home

Morning free for individual activities. Transfer to Windhoek International Airport.

Accommodation

Galton House

Windhoek

Dead Valley Lodge

im Inneren des Namib Naukluft Park

Hotel Delight

Swakopmund

Onduli Ridge

Damaraland

Ongava Tented Camp

Ongava Game Reserve

Unser Auto

Fensterplatz mit BeanBag für alle

Vehicles

Vehicles specially equipped for photographers are available exclusively for our group throughout the trip – of course with trained driver/guide.

Optional flight

Optionally, bookable on site, we would like to offer you a unique opportunity to fly over the desert in a fixed-wing aircraft.

Instead of driving to Swakopmund by car, we offer you the option (optional) of flying over the desert and along the coast.

The flight takes you north over the famous Sossusvlei dunes and the Nabib towards the coast. Depending on the weather you will see wrecks, seal colonies. Continue along Sandwich Harbor and Wallis Bay. A highlight of the flight is the EDUARD BOHLEN, a German cargo ship that sank in 1909. The special feature: the ship now lies inland, as the desert has pushed back the ocean.

Organisational matters

Itinerary/Programme

The route was discussed and planned by Marc Stickler with local organisations. Particular consideration was given to the possible photographic conditions.

Booking/Cancellation

Bookings are made exclusively through a Salzburg travel agency, which takes care of all travel organisation matters for us. This means that we have one contact person from the transfer to the flight and any cancellations and cancellations.

THE TRAVEL BIRDS – Marion Feichtner GmbH
A-5020 Salzburg, Fürstenallee 4
Homepage: https://thetravelbirds.at
eMail: weare@thetravelbirds.at
Tel: +43 662 243192-0

Accommodation

The accommodation has been selected primarily according to photographic aspects (proximity to photo spots, short journey). For example, lodges are located inside the park to be able to wait for the light at the „photographically“ right spot before sunrise.

Number of participants

Planning is by car – 6 participants is one car. If more interested people come forward, another car will be available. A waiting list will be kept accordingly.

Preparation/Packing List/Equipment/Questions

  • We plan to hold preparatory video conferences before the trip to answer all your questions.
  • Before the trip there will be a video conference with the participants to get to know each other and to answer any questions.
    Dates to be announced.

Please register here for further information/questions and we will get back to you:

Planned accommodation

We have planned the following locations. Possible changes at short notice are undesirable but may not be avoidable. You will receive exact GPS coordinates during the preliminary discussions.

Galton House

WINDHOEK

[externer Link]

  • from 26 to 27 April (1 night)
  • from 6 to 7 May (1 night)

Dead Valley Lodge

INSIDE THE NAMIB NAUKLUFT PARK

[externer Link]

  • 27 – 29 April (2 nights)

Hotel Delight

SWAKOPMUND

[externer Link]

  • 29 April – 1 May (2 nights)

Onduli Ridge

DAMARALAND

[externer Link]

  • 1 – 3 May (2 nights)

Ongava Tented Camp

ONGAVA GAME RESERVE

[externer Link]

  • 3 – 6 May (3 nights)

Expenses

Price per person in a double room with a minimum of 6 participants

6.750,00 Eur

Extra charge single room

510,00 Eur

Optional: 
Flight in small aircraft Sossusviel – Swakopmund 
for a number of participants of 4 persons
price per person

490,00 Eur

Prices as of 17.1.2022

Marc Stickler, MSc. 
Leica Ambassador 
Wildlife & Underwater
UN Changemaker / Biologist

 

Marc Stickler im Gespräch mit Michel Birnbacher

Leica Enthusiast Podcast Episode (unfortunately only in German language)

Marc Stickler talks with Michel Birnbacher 

 

German Podcast:
Leica-Enthusiast-Podcast.de 

Michel Birnbacher, Leica Enthusiast 
Photo trainer, photographer, author

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